History and Civilization

Clifford Pereira – Canadian Secret Sailors

Clifford Pereira – Canadian Secret Sailors

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | November 8, 2016| Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301l | Historical geographer Clifford Pereira delivers this lecture about his current, groundbreaking work on the history of Chinese crews on Canadian vessels during the First World War. After a century of silence, a story emerges of hundreds of Asian crew working, and thousands of Chinese transported on ships of the Canadian Pacific “Empress” line as part of the First World War Effort. Clifford Pereira is Kenyan-Asian of Goan heritage, formally based in London, UK and now based in Hong Kong (SAR), who worked in several places around the world and in several industries before embarking on the current career in the heritage industry. This talk is part of the Remembrance Day speaker series, in conjunction with an exhibit at the Chung Collection curated by Clifford Pereira.

Sherrill Grace-Landscapes of War and Memory

Sherrill Grace-Landscapes of War and Memory

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | November 10, 2016 12:00-1:30 p.m.| Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301l | Since 1977, a new generation of Canadian writers and artists has been mapping the cultural landscapes formed by the memories of war we have inherited, and also the ones we are expected to forget. Challenging, even painful, the art and literature in Grace’s magisterial study build causeways into history, connecting us to trials and traumas many Canadians have never known but that haunt society in subtle and compelling ways. A contemporary scholar of the period under examination, Grace exemplifies her role as witness, investing the text with personal, often lyrical, responses as a way of enacting this crucial memory-work. A professor emerita, Sherill Grace, OC, holds the title of University Killam Professor at the University of British Columbia, where she has taught Canadian Literature and Culture for more than 35 years. She is also professor of English, Distinguished University Scholar, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. This talk is part of the Remembrance Day speaker series, in conjunction with an exhibit at the Chung Collection curated by Clifford Pereira.

Asian Canadian Studies with Terry Watada

Asian Canadian Studies with Terry Watada

Thursday November 27, 3.00PM-4.00PM at the Dodson Room (Rm 302), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

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