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Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature: Manjushree Thapa and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa in Conversation

Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature: Manjushree Thapa and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa in Conversation

 Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC Himalaya Program . This conversation will give both authors the space to discuss their recently published novels, short stories, and non-fiction, and exchange their perspectives on what it means to represent Nepal and Tibet in the English-language literary scene in […]

Mental Illness and Substance Use: Challenging Old and Persistent Paradigms – 2017

Mental Illness and Substance Use: Challenging Old and Persistent Paradigms – 2017

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC School of Nursing. People with mental illness and substance use challenges are among the most stigmatized population in the world. The field of neuroscience is making strides to redress this by changing the etiological paradigm from a pejorative behavior model to […]

Dr. Melanie Feinberg, Factotem: What Is Information Access For?

Dr. Melanie Feinberg, Factotem: What Is Information Access For?

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC iSchool. Abstract: In this talk, I seek to understand what we mean by information access, and what it means to provide information access in a responsible way. Specifically, I examine the idea of facts. How should providers of information deal with […]

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 […]

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