299 Works

This is my mom's story

Rubika Subramaniam
This short interview follows the experience of a Tamil, during Sri Lanka's political instability. It highlights a first hand experience of what villagers in Sri Lanka had to face during this time of socio-political distress, and upheaval.

Palliative care in the 19th century : Nurses and their patients

Nolte Karen
What were the social conditions in which people in the nineteenth century died? This talk will reconstruct the final weeks of dying people drawing on personal statements produced by the terminally ill patients, and on reports by their relatives and nurses. The research depicts both dying at home and in denominational hospitals at that time. Ideas of “dying well” can be found both in Protestant “reports from the last hours” and in the letters that...

A Cure for Environmental Doom And Gloom

Elin Kelsey
Dr. Kelsey conducts research into emotional responses to the culture of “doom and gloom” that permeates environmental issues. Her work has appeared in New Scientist, BBC Wildlife, Conservation Magazine, and numerous online sites. She wrote the scientific brief for Pew Global Oceans, which led to the dedication in 2009 of one of the world’s largest marine reserves, the Mariana Trench National Monument. Dr. Kelsey’s picture book, You Are Stardust, won the 2013 Canadian Library Association...

An Evening of Chopin

Silverman, Robert, 1938-
Prof. Silverman’s career spans more than five decades. A former director of UBC’s School of music, he has played with the Chicago, Sydney and BBC (London) Symphonies, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as every major orchestra in Canada. His comprehensive discography ranks among the largest of any Canadian pianist. Stereophile Magazine named Prof. Silverman’s album Chopin’s Last Waltz Best Recording of the Month (2017). His recording of Liszt’s piano music received a Grand...

Reconciliation Begins With You

Steven Point
The Honourable Steven Point (Xwĕ lī qwĕl tĕl) is a member of the Skowkale First Nation. He was first elected Chief at age 23 in 1975. Since then, he has served as chief for a total of 15 years. His honour holds a law degree from UBC, and has worked for the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs and the Refugee Department of the Department of Employment and Immigration. He became the director of the...

Evidence in Medicine : What is it? How do we determine it? And how do we use it to help shape better outcomes?

Kay Dickersin
Dr. Dickersin, a zoologist and epidemiologist by training, has conducted studies in a number of important subject areas, including women’s health, eyes and vision, and surgery. Her major research interests are related to randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta analysis, reporting biases, trials registers, peer review, evidence-based health care, and patient-centered outcomes research. She has led and participated in research on reporting biases since the 1980s. Among her many honours, Dr. Dickersin is an...

Climate Change and Problem Solving Amongst Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers : A case study from Lake Baikal

Andrzej Weber
Dr. Weber is the director of the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project, an international multidisciplinary team of scholars focusing on the bio-archaeology of individual life histories to understand hunter-gatherer cultural, biological and ecological interactions, as well as evolutionary trajectories in Northeast Asia. His research interests include archaeology of individual life histories; carbon, nitrogen, and strontium isotope analyses; mobility and migrations; diet; subsistence; population size and distribution; and mechanisms of cultural transmission. His archaeological fieldwork has been featured...

The Ghosts of Europe : The return of tyranny, nationalism, racism and denial to Central Europe

Anna Porter
Ms. Porter is among Canada’s most respected book publishers (founder of Key Porter Books in 1982) and novelist covering a broad range of topics and published internationally in several languages. Her latest work is her memoir In Other Words: How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time. Her book The Ghosts of Europe won the 2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, while Kasztner’s Train: The True Story of Rezso Kasztner,...

Critical Contributions to Nursing Knowledge and Practice : Looking Back and into the Future of Nursing Education

Kathy O’Flynn-Magee, Joan Anderson, Marion Isobelle Clauson, Geertje Boschma, Sheila Rankin Zerr, Catherine Haney, Frances Affleck & Ranjit Dhari
Joan Anderson - Critical Inquiry in a Practice Discipline: History Matters!: In this presentation I discuss how patients’ construction of life stories, obtained through ethnographic research, guided my engagement with different genres of critical inquiry, e.g. feminist and postcolonial feminist theories; and later, critical humanism. I draw attention to the analytic breadth of these theories, which illuminate how history and context shape the experiencing of suffering. I examine the opportunities for praxis-oriented knowledge exchange to...

100 Years of University Nursing Education : Why Then and Why Not Now?

Susan Duncan
The 100 year milestone of university nursing education at UBC offers a pause for reflection and inquiry. History assists us to illuminate current issues and debates in light of past events. An examination of the legacy of Ethel Johns and others who held the vision of why nursing education should enter the university in 1919 sheds light on these current issues and past events. As the first Director, Ethel Johns referred to the establishment of...

Balancing the scales : The role of fair dealing in Canada

Allan Bell, Devon Cooke, Peter Musser, Andrea Stuart, Linda Valecourt & Meera Nair
On Tuesday, February 26, SFU, UBC, Langara, KPU, Douglas, VCC and JIBC invite you to an afternoon of presentations and discussion aimed at demonstrating the value of fair dealing in a modern Canadian context and highlighting the perspectives of diverse copyright stakeholders.

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