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Advancing Health and Inclusion

Advancing Health and Inclusion

As part of the UBC Public Scholars Initiative, a myriad of scholars from a wide variety of disciplines discuss the topic of advancing health and inclusion. Speakers Laura Bulk (Rehabilitation Science) is part of the Being Blind team, working to expose misperceptions about what it means to be Blind, and to create an engaging campaign […]

Language reconstruction and strengthening community: the role of archival resources

Language reconstruction and strengthening community: the role of archival resources

Daryl Baldwin is a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The Myaamia Center is a unique collaborative effort supported by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for the purpose of advancing the language and cultural needs of […]

My Personal Journey to the Language of My Mother and My Community

My Personal Journey to the Language of My Mother and My Community

Larry Grant, Musqueam Elder, was born and raised in Musqueam traditional territory by a traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam family. After 4 decades as a tradesman, Larry enrolled in the First Nations Languages Program, which awoke his memory of the embedded value that the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language has to self-identity, kinship, culture, territory, and history prior to […]

Breath of Life: its origins, evolution, and transformative impacts

Breath of Life: its origins, evolution, and transformative impacts

Leanne Hinton is professor emerita at the Department of Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley & Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival. Leanne Hinton specializes in endangered languages and is an advocate and practicing trainer in the field of language revitalization. Hinton has helped found several organizations for language revitalization, and has helped design several […]

(Re)searching for Social Justice

(Re)searching for Social Justice

How can rigorous research help us advance the concept and practice of social justice?  In the fourth event of the 2017 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, join us as eight doctoral students from the Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes each to talk about their research on, and search for, social justice. Webcast sponsored by […]

Irving K Barber Learning Centre AESN Video

Irving K Barber Learning Centre AESN Video

Video sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Schools participate in the Aboriginal Enhancement Schools Network (AESN) on a voluntary and annual basis. AESN schools link their inquiry specifically to Aboriginal ways of knowing. The Spiral of Inquiry provides school teams with the structure for guiding their improvement and innovation work. Participating schools develop […]

Citizen Science: New Challenges for Information Studies

Citizen Science: New Challenges for Information Studies

As part of the 44th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science (CAIS), Jennifer Preece, Professor of the College of Information Studies at University of Maryland will be hosting a discussion about the new challenges for Information Studies in this period, known as the anthropocene. Humans are now having a profound influence on […]

Human(e) Interactions with the Environment

Human(e) Interactions with the Environment

In collaboration with the Public Scholars Initiative (PSI), the IKBLC Community Engagement & Programs division presents the “PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series,” which showcases doctoral students telling their community-engaged research stories in just under seven minutes. In “Human(e) Interactions with the Environment,” nine PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative engage the public by […]

Worlds at Home: On Cosmopolitan Futures – “Reading Worlds at Home”

Worlds at Home: On Cosmopolitan Futures – “Reading Worlds at Home”

“Reading Worlds at Home” Featuring readings by Shani Mootoo, Lydia Kwa, and Larissa Lai and a discussion of the film All Our Father’s Relations  by Elder Larry Grant and Sarah Ling. The event was part of “Worlds at Home: On Cosmopolitan Futures,” a public symposium bringing together scholars from across Canada, the US and Australia to […]

PhD’s Go Public: Explorations in Culture and Diversity

PhD’s Go Public: Explorations in Culture and Diversity

In collaboration with the Public Scholars Initiative (PSI), the IKBLC Community Engagement & Programs division presents the “PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series,” which showcases doctoral students telling their community-engaged research stories in just under seven minutes. In “Explorations in Culture and Diversity,” eight PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative engage the public by […]

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