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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...

The Secret Lives of Deep-Sea Volcanoes

Maya Tolstoy
Dr. Tolstoy is a prolific researcher. Her findings have been published in distinguished peer-reviewed scientific publications, such as Science and Nature magazines. She has led numerous research expeditions at sea, and was part of the largest community marine seismology experiment to date: The Cascadia Initiative. Dr. Tolstoy is the recipient of the Wings Worldquest Sea Award honouring women in exploration, and was a finalist for NASA’s Astronaut selection. Dr. Tolstoy serves on the National Academy...

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...

Tensions & Risk In Open Scholarship

James Rout, Amanda Coolidge, Jessica Gallinger, Christina Illnitichi, David Gaertner, Lisa P. Nathan & Sue Doner
Spurred by the need to make research and education accessible to all, the open movement has gained ground as the Internet evolved to enable easy sharing of different forms of media and scholarship. Open practices are enabling faculty, staff and students at educational institutions in British Columbia and beyond to reduce barriers to research and education by opening their classrooms, incorporating new resources and perspectives, broadly sharing their data, and contributing to public knowledge. But...

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...

Improvisation, Music Education, and the Embodied Mind

Dylan Van Der Schyff
Artist Presentation given by Dylan van der Schyff at the 2018 IICSI colloquium "Sounding Promise in the Present Tense: Improvising Through Turbulent Times." van der Schyff discusses improvisation in relation to music education and theories of cognition.

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.

H.G. Wells and Early Soviet Science Fiction

Galya Diment
One of the most fascinating aspects of Wells's relationship with Russia is his rather outsized influence on Soviet science fiction. The talk will pay particular attention to the impact the English writer had on Alexander Belyaev, a pioneer of sci fi in the USSR, author of Professor Dowell's Head (1925) and The Amphibian Man (1928). Wells and Belyaev met during Wells's visit to the Soviet Union in 1934.

"Armenian Genocide : Legacies of Denial"

Maral Attallah
Drawing on the Armenian Genocide, and linking analysis of various genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries, Maral Attalah argues that recognition & reparation (structural recognition) is a necessary aspect of holding active and passive genocide deniers accountable. A call for structural recognition inherently promotes active anti-deniers, those who challenge genocide denial and encourage truth and accountability. The talk discusses the contemporary example of Turkey’s overt denial (active) and the United States’ lack of official...

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