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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.

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...

The Metaphysics of Data Capital

Leif Weatherby
This talk traces the origins of data capital to the work of cybernetics founder Warren McCulloch and economist Friedrich Hayek, who borrowed heavily from German Idealism in providing the basis for the new economy. When data is capital, dialectics becomes the form of capitalism - and issues a challenge to rethink the work of critique.

Are Bees Really Dying? : Are We the Cause or the Solution?

Leonard J. Foster
Dr. Foster is a Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Proteomics, and recipient of the 2017 Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence. His research identifies disease resistance genes in bees and covers such topics as pathogen invasion, infection and the mapping of protein interactions. His objective is to reverse the decline of honeybee numbers and build genetic traits that make them more resistant to disease. Dr. Foster works with beekeepers, economists and biologists across North America...

Of War and Remembrance : Canada and the Great War

Davis Wade
Dr. Davis is an award-winning anthropologist, ethnographer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker. He was named by the National Geographic Society as one of the Explorers for the Millennium, and described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” His research has inspired numerous documentary films as well as three episodes of the television series, The X-Files. He is the recipient of 11 honorary degrees, as well as the...

Trumpocracy : a conversation with David Frum

David Frum
Join us for a Q&A with David Frum moderated by GRC Director Peter Klein. Frum is the author of TRUMPOCRACY: The Corruption of the American Republic. He is also a Senior Editor at The Atlantic. From 2014 through 2017, he served as chairman of the board of trustees of the leading UK center-right think tank, Policy Exchange. In 2001-2002, he served as speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush; in 2007-2008, as senior...

The Vaccine Race : An Astonishing History and a Challenging Present

Meredith Wadman
A senior reporter for Science since 2016, Dr. Wadman has covered the politics and policy of medical research from Washington for 20 years. She has been a staff writer for Nature and a contributing writer at Fortune. Her opinion articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her book The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease, a Washington Post Notable Book of...

The Legacy of Bambule (1970) : On the Perils of the Memory Culture of the German 68 Movement

Andreas Stuhlmann
The fiftieth anniversary of the events of 1968 and the fortieth anniversary of the crisis of the so-called ‘Deutsche Herbst’ (German Autumn) of 1977/78 have rekindled interest in the history of the TV drama. Bambule (Riot). It is the story of rebellion in an institution for girls. It was a joint project of director Eberhard Itzenplitz and journalist Ulrike Meinhof, but it never aired until 1994. My talk will focus the work on a critical...

Pitchpoling : Moby-Dick, a Speculative History

Markus Krajewski
Since 2006, an interdisciplinary group of German scholars have met annually to work on an ambitious goal: producing a historically grounded, analytical commentary for each one of Moby-Dick’s chapters. This comprehensive, speculative-historical commentary inquires after the colossal importance of Moby-Dick as a work of cultural self-description, while also looking into the ambiguous and conflicted symbol of the novel’s white whale. As one of the initiators of the project, Markus Krajewski speaks about the overall scope...

Simmel’s Sense of Modernity : Adventures in Time and Space

Kemple, Thomas M., 1962-
Among the many ways of making sense of modernity, one to say that the present is built on the ruins of the past, and that experience itself is fragmentary; another is to say that the contemporary world is a kind controlled experiment on nature and ourselves, but an experiment that now seems to be tragically out of control. The philosopher and sociologist Georg Simmel (1956-1918) suggests that the current moment might also be pictured as...

Monsoon Islam : Trade and Faith on the Medieval Malabar Coast

Sebastian R. Prange
In the medieval period, a distinct form of islamic thought and practice developed within the world of the Indian Ocean. 2017 Wall Scholar Sebastian Prange explains how monsoon Islam was shaped by merchants and commercial interests rather than in battle.

Imagining a Healthy City of the Future

Michael Brauer
North American cities are auto-centric, but research shows that pollution, traffic noise, the amount of greenery, and walkability can all impact our health. For example, research shows that people who live close to a major road are more at risk of dying of heart disease. With this in mind, 2017 Wall Scholar Michael Brauer imagines what healthier cities could look like in the future.

Energy convergence

Walter Mérida
As vehicles and road infrastructure become integrated, many new business models become possible. Buildings, electric cars and parking lots may become active participants in energy management schemes. 2017 Wall Scholar Walter Mérida explores the ethical, economic and social implications of transportation systems in a low-carbon economy.

Mind in motion

Kalina Christoff
Is an idle brain a bad thing? What are the best ways to exercise the brain? Research shows that the human brain is surprisingly active during periods of rest. 2017 Wall Scholar Kalina Christoff discusses her research on mind wandering and our misconceptions on what constitutes an active mind.

Food Fraud in Canada : Can we control it?

Xiaonan Lu
Join Wall Scholar Xiaonan Lu to learn how Seafood Fraud impacts our health, economies, and trust in governance. He proposes concrete solutions to address this widespread problem

How climate change could deplete global fish stocks

William Cheung
Join Wall Scholar William Cheung to learn how climate change impacting marine fisheries and ecosystems. Cheung also discusses how we can mitigate this growing problem.

Wall Scholar Profile : Heather McKay

Heather McKay

Wall Scholar Profile : Shannon Walsh

Shannon Walsh

Wall Scholar Profile : Michael Brauer

Michael Brauer

Open But Not Free : Invisible Labour in Open Scholarship

Melissa Ashman, Sanjaya Mishra, Carol Munoz Nieves, Juliet O'Brien & Bronwen Sprout
In recent years, the open scholarship movement has gained momentum by aiming to fundamentally transform how knowledge is created and shared. Making open access, open data, and open education the default in higher education promises to remove barriers to learning and make knowledge as broadly accessible as possible. In practice, though, the rise of open scholarship has resulted in new challenges for practitioners and stakeholders working within a system in transition. To what extent do...

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...

Performing Naturalness

Ma Ledda Brina Docot
Living for about four years in Japan, one Filipina has grown quite tired of the "random" questioning of the immigration police who inquire about her visa status. One day, she gets off at Shinagawa train station (the stop closest to the city's busiest immigration office) to conduct a small social experiment. This one-time performance/experiment was constrained by the use of a single roll of 8mm film which runs for only three minutes.

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