“Oil Fields: Oil palm, biofuel plantations, and energy politics in Colombia” Fredericton, NB
Jan
11
4:00 PM16:00

“Oil Fields: Oil palm, biofuel plantations, and energy politics in Colombia” Fredericton, NB

All faculty, students, and interested members of the Fredericton and wider New Brunswick communities are invited. The workshop will now take place in the Forestry and Geology building, Room 202 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. After the workshop, a light dinner will be served in the second floor of the UNB Grad House.

Daniel Tubb
Anthropology, UNB Fredericton
“Oil Fields: Oil palm, biofuel plantations, and energy politics in Colombia”


Rather than give a traditional 45-minute talk followed by a Q and A, we ask that presenters circulate a paper of up to 10,000 words ten days before their workshop. Workshop attendees will have access to the papers through this website http://ruralissues.ext.unb.ca and a password protected link. Email dtubb@unb.ca for the password.

Rather than orally present the paper, we ask that each presenter take five-minutes to introduce and contextualize their contribution. Following this, a discussant will give their appreciation, critique, and commentary on the paper with the aim of raising issues and asking questions. From here, we will ask the presenter to remain silent, and listen as the workshop participants make their own interventions on the paper. Finally, the presenter will given the floor once again to answer the questions they found most compelling and to make further comments.

 

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Global Solutions in a Fragmented World - Ottawa
Jan
18
2:00 PM14:00

Global Solutions in a Fragmented World - Ottawa

Save the Date:

The 2018 WUSC and CECI International Forum is fast approaching! The next Forum will be held in Ottawa, on January 19 and 20, 2018. The Forum is an annual two day event that will consist of panels, workshops, discussion, and exchange.

This year, we are looking for interested candidates to submit proposals for sessions to be presented at the forum. The call is open to individuals and organizations and there is no limit to the number of proposals submitted.

If you are interested, please fill out this form. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2017.

For more information about the 2018 International Forum, please visit: https://internationalforum.ca/

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“Infrastructure asset management systems for rural communities” Fredericton, NB
Feb
8
4:00 PM16:00

“Infrastructure asset management systems for rural communities” Fredericton, NB

All faculty, students, and interested members of the Fredericton and wider New Brunswick communities are invited. The workshop will now take place in the Forestry and Geology building, Room 202 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. After the workshop, a light dinner will be served in the second floor of the UNB Grad House.

 

Xiomara Sanchez
Civil Engineering, UNB Fredericton
“Infrastructure asset management systems for rural communities”


 

Rather than give a traditional 45-minute talk followed by a Q and A, we ask that presenters circulate a paper of up to 10,000 words ten days before their workshop. Workshop attendees will have access to the papers through this website http://ruralissues.ext.unb.ca and a password protected link. Email dtubb@unb.ca for the password.

Rather than orally present the paper, we ask that each presenter take five-minutes to introduce and contextualize their contribution. Following this, a discussant will give their appreciation, critique, and commentary on the paper with the aim of raising issues and asking questions. From here, we will ask the presenter to remain silent, and listen as the workshop participants make their own interventions on the paper. Finally, the presenter will given the floor once again to answer the questions they found most compelling and to make further comments.

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16th annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference
Mar
9
to Mar 10

16th annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference

click here for more information.

The Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference is a national, student-led health and wellness research conference taking place March 9th and 10th, 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Now in its 16th year, Crossroads is hosted annually by the Graduate Student Society at the School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University and is one of the longest-running events of its kind. Crossroads is an adjudicated, peer-reviewed event for student researchers at all levels of study and offers a unique opportunity to showcase and engage in dialogue about innovative health research. Additionally, it provides a forum for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration between students and experts. The conference welcomes submissions from students in a wide range of health-related disciplines for oral and poster presentations.

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“The afterlife of bauxite Mines: Caribbean and Australian experiences” Fredericton, NB
Mar
15
4:00 PM16:00

“The afterlife of bauxite Mines: Caribbean and Australian experiences” Fredericton, NB

All faculty, students, and interested members of the Fredericton and wider New Brunswick communities are invited. The workshop will now take place in the Forestry and Geology building, Room 202 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. After the workshop, a light dinner will be served in the second floor of the UNB Grad House.

Brad Cross
History, Saint Thomas University
“The afterlife of bauxite Mines: Caribbean and Australian experiences”

 


Rather than give a traditional 45-minute talk followed by a Q and A, we ask that presenters circulate a paper of up to 10,000 words ten days before their workshop. Workshop attendees will have access to the papers through this website http://ruralissues.ext.unb.ca and a password protected link. Email dtubb@unb.ca for the password.

Rather than orally present the paper, we ask that each presenter take five-minutes to introduce and contextualize their contribution. Following this, a discussant will give their appreciation, critique, and commentary on the paper with the aim of raising issues and asking questions. From here, we will ask the presenter to remain silent, and listen as the workshop participants make their own interventions on the paper. Finally, the presenter will given the floor once again to answer the questions they found most compelling and to make further comments.

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“Pacification logics’ of critical infrastructure ‘resilience’ in Canada” Fredericton NB
Dec
7
4:00 PM16:00

“Pacification logics’ of critical infrastructure ‘resilience’ in Canada” Fredericton NB

All faculty, students, and interested members of the Fredericton and wider New Brunswick communities are invited. The workshop will now take place in the Forestry and Geology building, Room 202 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. After the workshop, a light dinner will be served in the second floor of the UNB Grad House.

 

Tia Dafnos
Sociology, UNB Fredericton
“Pacification logics’ of critical infrastructure ‘resilience’ in Canada”


Rather than give a traditional 45-minute talk followed by a Q and A, we ask that presenters circulate a paper of up to 10,000 words ten days before their workshop. Workshop attendees will have access to the papers through this website http://ruralissues.ext.unb.ca and a password protected link. Email dtubb@unb.ca for the password.

Rather than orally present the paper, we ask that each presenter take five-minutes to introduce and contextualize their contribution. Following this, a discussant will give their appreciation, critique, and commentary on the paper with the aim of raising issues and asking questions. From here, we will ask the presenter to remain silent, and listen as the workshop participants make their own interventions on the paper. Finally, the presenter will given the floor once again to answer the questions they found most compelling and to make further comments.

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7th Annual Fear Memorial Conference, Disaster Planning & Management - Halifax, NS & Saint John, NB
Dec
2
8:00 AM08:00

7th Annual Fear Memorial Conference, Disaster Planning & Management - Halifax, NS & Saint John, NB

Location: Halifax: Theatre A, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building. Saint John: Theatre 105, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick


OPENING REMARKS

  • Dr. David Anderson, Dean, Faculty of Medicine
  • Dr. Kirk Magee, Head, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Dr. Constance LeBlanc, Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development

THE MEDICAL RESPONSE TO THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION

  • Dr. Jock Murray, Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University

HISTORY OF CANADIAN DISASTERS AND LESSONS LEARNED  

  • Dr. Stephen Wheeler, Medical Director, British Columbia Emergency and Health Services Commission
  • Critical Care Transport Program

TRENDS IN DISASTER PLANNING AND EXERCISE

  • Dr. Stephen Wheeler, John Armstrong, Trevor Jains, Russell Stuart, Duane Temple

PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS TRAINING FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE:

  • Michael Lauria,MS4, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
  • Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre

RESILIENCE IN DISASTER SITUATIONS

  • Dr. Lori Connors, General Internal Medicine, Dalhousie University 

WRAP UP AND CLOSING REMARKS

  • Dr. Constance LeBlanc

RECEPTION

  • 1st Floor, Tupper Link, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

For more information and to register please visit the Conference website.

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Opening Lecture: 7th Annual Fear Memorial Conference, The Medical Response to the Halifax Explosion - Halifax, NS
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Lecture: 7th Annual Fear Memorial Conference, The Medical Response to the Halifax Explosion - Halifax, NS

Date: Wed. Nov. 29, 2017 @ 7 - 8:30 pm
Location: Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library


Opening Lecture: The Medical Response to the Halifax Explosion with Dr. T.J Murray

The topic of this year’s conference is Disaster Planning and Management; and was chosen in relation to the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion and the Faculty of Medicine’s 150 anniversary which has several events planned for 2018. 

The Department of Emergency Medicine and Continuing Professional Development, will be hosting the Conference. Dr. Constance LeBlanc, Chair Planning Committee, is honored to invite you to attend the opening lecture as her guest.

RSVP requested: Linda.MacNutt@dal.ca

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Conférence sur les objectifs de développement durable (Sustainable development goals youth training) - Université de Moncton
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Conférence sur les objectifs de développement durable (Sustainable development goals youth training) - Université de Moncton

 LES NATIONS UNIES VIENNENT À L’UNIVERSITÉ DE MONCTON!
CONFÉRENCE SUR LES OBJECTIFS DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE DE L'ONU
(UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS TRAINING)

En l’honneur du 150ème anniversaire du Canada, le programme de formation ‘ODD Jeunesse Canada’ cherchent à mobiliser 10 000 jeunes Canadiens pour représenter et exécuter les 17 Objectifs de Développement Durable. Pour y parvenir, 100 actions locales ont été réalisées et 50 formations ont été données dans plusieurs Cégeps et universités à travers le Canada en 2017.  

Durant ces formations, des jeunes Canadiens et Canadiennes ont pu dialoguer avec des représentants des Nations Unies, des politiciens et des activistes qui ont la responsabilité d’exécuter les Objectifs de Développement Durable à travers le monde.  

Votre participation à cet événement sera officialisée par un certificat de la FES attestant que vous avez reçu cette formation.  

De plus, cette formation vous permettra de mieux comprendre comment appliquer les Objectifs de Développement Durable dans votre domaine d’étude, votre communauté, et ainsi que d’entrer en contact avec des organismes qui vous permettront de mieux défendre et représenter les ODD.

NOTE:Le conférencier principal est francophone, mais une partie de l’évènement sera en anglais. Cette formation est ouverte aux étudiants post-secondaires, du secondaire et à tous autres membres de la communauté d’Moncton.

Visitez le site suivant pour plus d’informations: https://www.facebook.com/ODD.Uni.Moncton/

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In celebration of Canada 150th, the SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 training's in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.

Interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.

You will receive a certificate for the training from FES.

Develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and relate to organizations through which you can be the SDG Advocates.

NOTE: The keynote will be in French, but part of the conference will be in English. This training event is open to both high school and post-secondary students as well as the community at large. 

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Workshop: Building Intercultural Competence - Halifax, NS
Nov
28
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: Building Intercultural Competence - Halifax, NS

Dates: Tue. Nov. 28, 2017 @ 9:30am - 4:30pm OR Tue. Dec. 12, 2017 @ 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: ISANS Offices, 6960 Mumford Rd, Suite 2120


As Nova Scotia becomes more culturally diverse, we all need to learn how to welcome and work with immigrants and build a better community together. 

This full day workshop will:

  • Increase understanding of settlement and integration issues
  • Explore ways to welcome and support new immigrants
  • Develop intercultural relationship building skills for working with new immigrants

The maximum number of participants is 16 – please be sure to register early!  This interactive workshop is open to organizations, service providers and community volunteers. There is no fee.   

If you are interested, please contact:  Nanok Cha | Welcoming Communities | ncha@isans.ca | 902.406.8673 

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Fundraising for Social Change - Tatamagouche Centre
Nov
24
to Nov 26

Fundraising for Social Change - Tatamagouche Centre

Click here to learn more.

The premise of fundraising for social change is simple: it is possible to raise the money you need to do the work you want.  It is not necessary to compromise your values or change your programs and it doesn’t matter if you work in a rural or urban community. Fundraising is also part of community organizing and can be built into everything an organization does. 

 In this intensive residential workshop, you will learn:

  • --that most money is given away by individuals & that most of those people are not rich
  • --how to identify people who might donate to your organization
  • --different fundraising strategies and which ones work for which people
  • --how to build a team of volunteers willing to help raise money for your organization
  • --how to ask for money in person
  • --how to create a fundraising plan and keep track of your progress

This workshop is designed for small organizations (budgets under $1,000,000) working for social justice. 

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Community Exchange World Café, Presented in Memory of Steve McQuaid, Charlottetown PEI
Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

Community Exchange World Café, Presented in Memory of Steve McQuaid, Charlottetown PEI

The family of Steve McQuaid and the Community Foundation of PEI are proud to announce the Community Exchange World Café in honor of Stephen J. McQuaid. This event will continue Steve’s efforts to support community groups and strengthen Island communities. The evening will include snacks and refreshments, door prizes, and lots of networking. After the opening reception, participants will move from table to table discussing various topics of importance to Island community groups. The event will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Share ideas, interests, and resources
  • Build connections with other Island community groups
  • Discuss issues and opportunities facing Island community groups

This World Café style event is open to staff and volunteers of Island community groups and not-for-profits. 

It will be held November 20, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM at Jack Blanchard Hall on Pond Street in Charlottetown.

Download Community Exchange World Cafe BROCHURE.

This event is offered at no cost to participants but you must register to attend. More than 1 person from a community group may attend but each person must register separately. To register as an individual, please visit:
https://atlanticevaluationgroup.qfimr.com/WCReg


For more information please contact Paul Chaulk at aeg.paulchaulk@outlook.com or 902 566-9010 (toll free at 1 866 666-1237).  

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Leading Innovative & Engaging Youth Programs, Tatamagouche NS
Nov
20
to Nov 23

Leading Innovative & Engaging Youth Programs, Tatamagouche NS

click here for more information.

This program is suited to anyone who is interested in high-level training in youth engagement and program planning/design to enhance their abilities as youth workers, mentors, social workers, employment counsellors, teachers, volunteers or recreation staff.

Register here https://www.tatacentre.ca/index.php/programs/details/2499

Leading Innovative and Engaging Youth Programs is a flagship HeartWood training program and is an essential experience for anyone interested in delivering engaging youth programs. Participants will experience a hands on exploration of leadership and facilitation techniques using an appreciative approach coupled with a service-learning framework.

This training is for folks asking how to:

Build and deliver programs that meet the real needs of youth (and that youth want to participate in)
Design transformative learning experiences using intentional programming tools
Incorporate debriefs, evaluation and feedback in engaging and creative ways
Deepen your facilitation practice
At Leading Innovative and Engaging Youth Programs we share best practices, applied theory, techniques, and experiential activities you can use to engage youth, deepen their experiences, enhance and build on their strengths and gifts, and identify ways to more deeply connect young people to community action. 

“The thing I appreciated most about this experience has been the comfortable, safe, sharing and caring environment that allowed participants to contribute in ways that felt comfortable doing so, while challenging them to step outside of the comfort zone once in a while – concrete skills and strategies to apply to our work with youth” – 2015 participant

Program Fee: $525 including meals & multiple occupancy accommodation ($600 including private room)
Program Fee including meals but no lodging $405

Please register by November 10 *

We have a small bursary fund to support the participation of those who may face financial barriers to attend this training. We can cover full and partial fees for a small number of participants - please contact info@tatacentre.ca for more information. 

This is a joint initiative of the HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development and the Tatamagouche Centre, made possible through funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. 

*This program runs contingent on a reaching a minimum number of participants to cover program costs. Should we receive insufficient registrations, we will notify and refund participants at least one week in advance of the program start date.

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Speaker: War or Global Warming? Comparing Canada's New Defence Policy and Climate Action Plan - Fredericton, NB
Nov
19
10:30 AM10:30

Speaker: War or Global Warming? Comparing Canada's New Defence Policy and Climate Action Plan - Fredericton, NB

"WAR OR GLOBAL WARMING? COMPARING CANADA'S NEW DEFENCE POLICY AND CLIMATE ACTION PLAN."
Speaker: Tamara Lorincz, PhD student, Balsillie School for International Affairs  
Sunday, November 19, 2017
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Unitarian Fellowship of Fredericton
874 York St, Fredericton

All Welcome. Reception to follow.

In solidarity for peace, earth and justice,

Tamara Lorincz

More info: https://www.uff.ca/

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Documentary: "A Bold Peace", Fredericton, NB
Nov
18
2:30 PM14:30

Documentary: "A Bold Peace", Fredericton, NB

An inspiring film about Costa Rica’s path to demilitarization.
Location: Conserver House, 180 Saint John St, Fredericton       
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 pm    

Come to watch the award-winning 2016 documentary, A Bold Peace, about Costa Rica's inspiring path to demilitarization. Learn about the events that shook Costa Rica to its foundations and the decision that led the country to abolish its military. Join in the conversation about the possibilities for demilitarization, disarmament and peace in Canada. A discussion moderated by Tamara Lorincz, VOW member and PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, will follow the film. This is a free showing, all welcome.               

For further information: milda@nbnet.nb.ca     

Sponsored by: Voice of Women for Peace (VOW)                   

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Cinema Politica Fredericton: "Fascism, Inc", Fredericton NB
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Cinema Politica Fredericton: "Fascism, Inc", Fredericton NB

click here for more information.

Fascism Inc. presents unknown short stories of the past, the present and the future of fascism and its relation to the economic interests of each era. We will travel from Mussolini's Italy to Greece under the Nazi occupation, the civil war and the dictatorship; and from Hitler's Germany to the modern European and Greek fascism.

 

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PUBLIC LECTURE: “Climate Change, Energy Security and Militarism”, Fredericton NB
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

PUBLIC LECTURE: “Climate Change, Energy Security and Militarism”, Fredericton NB

PUBLIC LECTURE: “Climate Change, Energy Security and Militarism”  
A  Critical Look at the  Western  Militaries’  Impact  on Climate and the  Environment       
Thursday,  November  16,  2017, 7:30 pm               
Tilley Hall, Room 5           
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
Speaker: Tamara Lorincz, PhD student, Balsillie School for International Affairs  

Free, All Welcome. Reception to follow.

Hosted by the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, University of New Brunswick and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

This presentation examines the fuel consumption and climate impacts of the American and Canadian militaries. It investigates how emissions by these militaries are reported or not in the national greenhouse gas inventories submitted to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change. Where is the place for the military in the future “radical restructuring of the economy and energy systems,” as called for by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? How can countries like the U.S., and Canada achieve net-zero greenhouse gas reductions by 2050 and meet financial commitments under the UN Green Climate Fund and the new Sustainable Development Goals while maintaining high defence spending and operation tempo as demanded by NATO? Research findings place peace and disarmament at the centre of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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UPEI Sustainable Development Goals Training
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

UPEI Sustainable Development Goals Training

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On November 15 from 6-9pm in MacMillan Hall in the UPEI W.A. Murphy Student Centre, a UN official and the Executive Director of a UN advocacy group will be coming to UPEI to educate students and community members about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. They'll be talking about their work, and will be helping participants to come up with SDG initiatives that can be implemented in our own community.

Not only will participants get a certification from this event showing that they are trained on the implementaiton of the SDGs, but there will also be an opportunity to win a FREE trip to New York to attend a conference at the United Nations headquarters in March 2018!

 

click here for more information

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Intercultural Film Series: "Between: Living in the Hyphen" St. John's, NFLD
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Intercultural Film Series: "Between: Living in the Hyphen" St. John's, NFLD

click here for more information.

Intercultural expert Dr. Willow Anderson invites you to join us for an evening of film and discussion on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 PM in the AC Hunter Public Library Community Room. Come and watch the NFB film, Between: Living in the Hyphen, by Anne Marie Nakagawa, this documentary examines what it means to have a background of mixed ancestries that cannot be easily categorized. 
Call 737-3950 to register.

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Liberatory Story & Play - Tatamagouche Centre
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Liberatory Story & Play - Tatamagouche Centre

Where: Tatamagouche, NS

Click here for more information.

Game designer Avery Alder will introduce participants to tabletop roleplaying games and the transformative power of play. Exploring themes ranging from queer heartbreak to post-apocalyptic community to daring skyship adventure, participants will dive into playing a number of these games. Avery will highlight how games can be used as tools for better understanding ourselves, our relationships, and our collective struggles. Along the way, there will be conversations, skill-building, and time for reflection in break-out affinity groups.

Everyone will leave with the resources and knowledge to run games in their own communities. Learn how roleplaying games can be a force for reflection, transformation, and community! 

Liberatory Story and Play will equip community leaders, youth, and support workers with unique tools for exploring and addressing issues of marginalized identity, community mental health, and collective struggle in a diverse and complex world.

Program Leadership Support provided by Rena Kulczycki

Program Cost: $375 (tuition, meals & lodging in a shared room), $295 (tuition & meals only)

Can't afford it?
Limited bursaries available! Please download the Bursary Form , fill it out, and email it back to us.

Registration deadline: Thursday October 26, 2017 

Click here for more information.

 

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“‘Learned like a lesson’: Ways of knowing Maine-New Brunswick waterscapes through First Nations travel routes and navigation techniques” Fredericton, NB
Nov
9
4:00 PM16:00

“‘Learned like a lesson’: Ways of knowing Maine-New Brunswick waterscapes through First Nations travel routes and navigation techniques” Fredericton, NB

All faculty, students, and interested members of the Fredericton and wider New Brunswick communities are invited. The workshop will now take place in the Forestry and Geology building, Room 202 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. After the workshop, a light dinner will be served in the second floor of the UNB Grad House.

Mallory Moran
Visiting Fulbright Fellow, Anthropology, UNB Fredericton and The College of William & Mary
“‘Learned like a lesson’: Ways of knowing Maine-New Brunswick waterscapes through First Nations travel routes and navigation techniques”

 


Rather than give a traditional 45-minute talk followed by a Q and A, we ask that presenters circulate a paper of up to 10,000 words ten days before their workshop. Workshop attendees will have access to the papers through this website http://ruralissues.ext.unb.ca and a password protected link. Email dtubb@unb.ca for the password.

Rather than orally present the paper, we ask that each presenter take five-minutes to introduce and contextualize their contribution. Following this, a discussant will give their appreciation, critique, and commentary on the paper with the aim of raising issues and asking questions. From here, we will ask the presenter to remain silent, and listen as the workshop participants make their own interventions on the paper. Finally, the presenter will given the floor once again to answer the questions they found most compelling and to make further comments.

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Voluntary Resource Centre Breakfast Fundraiser & Outstanding Volunteer Awards, Charlottetown PEI
Nov
4
8:30 AM08:30

Voluntary Resource Centre Breakfast Fundraiser & Outstanding Volunteer Awards, Charlottetown PEI

Breakfast Fundraiser & Outstanding Volunteer Awards returns on

Saturday, November 4th, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
PEI Farm Centre
420 University Avenue,
 Charlottetown

The Voluntary Resource Council’s tenth annual fundraiser is coming up and we hope you’ll join us. The Voluntary Resource Council operates the Voluntary Resource Centre, a home for numerous small community organizations. The Breakfast Fundraiser is the only annual Voluntary Resource Council (VRC) fundraising event. The funds raised by the event are essential to the continued operation of the VRC. Memberships, service fees and grants all help, but the revenue from Breakfast fills the gap to make ends meet. Last year the event raised approximately $5,000. 
 
Tickets are $30.00 each and charitable receipts will be issued for $15.00, and for all donations of $10.00 or more.
 
Participants will enjoy a great breakfast with some of PEI’s most engaged citizens, and hear about the contributions of some of PEI’s Outstanding Volunteers who have been nominated by organizations and the community.
 
We hope this year’s event will be even more successful and more fun! Silent and live auctions of art, crafts, and other items donated by VRC supporters will add to the fun!
 
For tickets, contact me or a VRC Board member.
 
Kind regards, Sylvie Arsenault, Manager
Voluntary Resource Centre
81 Prince Street, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4R3
Phone: 902.368.7337
Fax: 902.368.7180
vrc@eastlink.ca
 

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Cinema Politica Fredericton presents Water Warriors
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Cinema Politica Fredericton presents Water Warriors

Cinema Politica Fredericton presents Water Warriors with Debbie Cyr and Justin Brake. Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:00pm at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St. Justin Brake will be joining Debbie Cyr from Elsipogtog after the Fredericton premiere of Water Warriors (about the resistance to shale gas in and around Elsipogtog -http://www.storyline.media/waterwarriors/) at Cinema Politica/the Silver Wave Film Festival on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7pm at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St. Organized by Cinema Politica Fredericton and the NB Film Co-op and supported by the STU Free Press & Multimedia Society, STU Criminology, UNB Law & Society, No One Is Illegal Fredericton, Fredericton District Labour Council and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. For more info, contact: fredericton@cinemapolitica.org.

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Disentangling Burma's Rohingya Tragedy: Halifax, NS
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Disentangling Burma's Rohingya Tragedy: Halifax, NS

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Saint Mary's University Department of Anthropology and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs welcomes anthropologist Dr. Ingrid Jordt, College of Letter and Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Jordt brings her years of experience researching the religious and cultural climate of Buddhist Myanmar (formerly Burma) to bear on the origins of the ongoing Rohingya crisis and perceptions of it in the international community. 

FREE ADMISSION
Scotiabank Theatre, Saint Mary's University

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Pamela Palmater on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls: Fredericton NB
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Pamela Palmater on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls: Fredericton NB

The Atlantic Human Rights Centre (AHRC) invites you to the 2017 Vigod Memorial Lecture on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls with Professor Pam Palmater on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kinsella Auditorium. Professor Palmater raises concerns that “the current national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls is the result is decades of hard work and advocacy of Indigenous women’s groups, families, communities and experts. Yet despite the launch of the national inquiry, it has been plagued with delays and growing concerns that it cannot get to the truth under its current structure and terms of reference.” She further explains “shining a light on the dark places in Canadian society that have allowed this crisis to continue requires more than a historical overview of colonization – it requires a human rights framework which exposes the many ways in which the human rights of Indigenous women and girls have been denied, its impacts and remedies.” Professor Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer, author, and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick. She is the former spokesperson, organizer and educator for the Idle No More movement and currently holds the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.

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The 26th Annual Daniel O'Hanley Memorial Lecture - Charlottetown
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

The 26th Annual Daniel O'Hanley Memorial Lecture - Charlottetown

 

Latin American Mission Program
Diocese of Charlottetown

LAMP invites you to attend

THE 26th ANNUAL
DANIEL O’HANLEY MEMORIAL LECTURE

Presenter: Sara Torres, PhD

Topic: Challenges Facing Immigrant Women: 
The Cry of the Earth

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Time: 2 PM

Place: Our Lady of Assumption Parish Hall
151 Stratford Road, Stratford, PEI

Entertainment and refreshments will follow the lecture.
All are welcome!

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Mestizo Soul: Guatemalan musician Rebeca Lane tours Eastern Canada this fall
Oct
27
to Nov 2

Mestizo Soul: Guatemalan musician Rebeca Lane tours Eastern Canada this fall

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Rebeca was born in Guatemala City on December  6, 1984, in the middle of a civil war and was named after her aunt that had been kidnaped and disappeared by the military government in 1981 because of her political involvement in the guerrilla movement. Since she was very young, she started to investigate and get involved in the efforts to retrieve the historical memory of those war years and became an activist in organizations of family members of people kidnaped or killed by the military government. This brought her to get to know other struggles of the people claiming their historical right over their lands and several political movements of workers and land laborers against neoliberalism and the politics that had caused even more social conflict that during the war. Being part of the social movement made her realize that women had less participation and leadership, so she started to get interested in feminism. As a poet, she’s been committed to her liberation as a woman and the heterosexual roles imposed on her body, and the colonization and militarization of the land she’s been born in. She’s been published in several magazines in Guatemala, Puerto Rico and México and has performed throughout the Americas and Europe.


Watch and listen to Rebeca's "This Body is Mine" which explores violence against women. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT2mTKwXlG8
Check out Rebeca's work, including articles, photos, and music at www.rebecalane.com 

Join BTS and partner organizations this October and November to welcome critically acclaimed hip hop artist Rebeca Lane to Eastern Canada.

October 27 at 8pm: Halifax – Bus Stop Theatre
October 28 at 8pm: Charlottetown – The Guild
October 30: Antigonish
November 1: Fredericton
November 4 at 9pm: Toronto – Burdock Music Hall
November 6: Montreal

 

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The Walrus Talks Social Impact (Halifax)
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Walrus Talks Social Impact (Halifax)

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The Walrus Talks is a national series of events about Canada and its place in the world. Each event offers thoughtful, inspiring thinking from scholars, writers, performers, scientists, artists, and business leaders.

Questions about the Walrus Talks? Read our FAQ here.

General admission $15
Students $10

Spatz Theatre
1855 Trollope St.,
Halifax, NS

Changing the world with visionaries, partners, and great ideas. How systemic change works, and how we can improve society through smart philanthropy, and community action.

FEATURING

Mary Gordon, founder and president, Roots of Empathy

Angela Bishop, executive director, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia

Keith McIntosh, founder, PLATO Testing

Rosmarie Lohnes, president, Helping Nature Heal Inc.

David Upton, co-founder, Common Good Solutions

Deborah Dickey, manager, Dartmouth North Community Food Centre

Sylvia D. Hamilton, writer and filmmaker

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Film Showing "Finding Oscar" Antigonish International Film Festival
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Film Showing "Finding Oscar" Antigonish International Film Festival

Join the BTS Antigonish Committee October 26-27 for the Annual Antigonish International Film Festival and make time for "Finding Oscar"  - a feature length documentary that looks at the search for justice in the devastating case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. That search leads to the trail of two little boys who were plucked from a nightmare and offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan government to the massacre. See full lineup and schedule.

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Panel discussion: Before it’s too late: Addressing the health needs of women and children in complex emergencies (Halifax)
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Panel discussion: Before it’s too late: Addressing the health needs of women and children in complex emergencies (Halifax)

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The Canadian Red Cross Global Health Unit, in partnership with Dalhousie Global Health Office, will host a panel discussion around best practices in addressing malnutrition in women, children, infants and youth in complex environments.

Discussions will focus on the often-overlooked impacts that disasters, emergencies and conflicts have on women and children, and what considerations need to be taken when addressing the health needs of these vulnerable groups. Panelists will cover topics including: non-communicable diseases, such as malnutrition and severe acute malnutrition; and Mother Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in emergencies and complex humanitarian disasters.

You can also join us for the panel discussion live online: https://livestream.com/accounts/23489142/beforeitistoolate

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

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Workshop: Forgotten Needs: Public Health in Complex Environments by Canadian Red Cross & Dalhousie University Global Health Office (Halifax)
Oct
24
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Forgotten Needs: Public Health in Complex Environments by Canadian Red Cross & Dalhousie University Global Health Office (Halifax)

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The Canadian Red Cross Global Health Unit, in partnership with Dalhousie Global Health Office, will host a workshop on public health in complex emergencies. Workshop moderators will include Senior Health Manager, Dr. Ayham Alomari, and Health in Emergencies Advisor, Laura Archer.

The workshop is open to all interested participants from a variety of backgrounds and specialties. Participants will be split into groups and will work through a case study on one of many topics relating to public health in complex emergencies. Topics could include, but are not limited to, non-communicable diseases, such as malnutrition, maternal, newborn and child health, and epidemics, such as cholera.

After groups work through their case, a discussion will occur, moderated by the workshop leaders.

 

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Oct
21
8:45 AM08:45

United Nations SDGs Training at STU

On October 21, 2017, St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick will be hosting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training Event (SDGs). The United Nations, through the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship, wants to empower youth to promote seventeen sustainable development goals for a better world.
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In celebration of Canada's 150th, the SDGs Youth Training Canada will mobilize 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings events in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.
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Participants will be able to interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.

Find out more here: www.unsdgfredericton.com

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