As part of its Imagining Canada’s Future initiative, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is supporting a series of regional events in Canada that will “highlight insights from research in the social sciences and humanities on issues related to a future challenge area.”
Dalhousie is hosting the Atlantic region event, “Connecting Cultures,” March 6-8, 2014. It will feature SSHRC-funded research from six different Faculties at Dalhousie, on a wide range of topics, including environment, education, social policy, and culture. A schedule is below. Receptions will follow each part of the event.
“Connecting Cultures” is open to the public as well as the Dalhousie community. All are welcome.
A SSHRC-Sponsored Event on “Imagining Canada’s Future”
March 6, 4–5:30 p.m., Chemistry, Room 226
“Technology, Development, Environment”
Bernard Boudreau, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
David Black (Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Development Studies)
Matthew Schnurr (International Development Studies), “Can Genetically Modified Crops Help African Farmers? Using Mixed Methods to Assess Farmers’ Attitudes and Intentions to Adopt GM Banana in Uganda”
Ted Cavanagh (Architecture), “Building Innovation on the Rural Coast: Local Place and Global Reach”
Robert France (Environmental Sciences / Rural Research Centre), “The Alewife: Still Waters, Lost; Still, Waters Lost”
Reception to follow at the University Club (downstairs).
March 7, 4–6 p.m., Ondaatje auditorium, McCain Building
“Digital Cultures: A Roundtable”
Martha Crago (Vice-President Research)
Stephen Coughlan (Associate Director, Law and Technology Institute)
Jennifer Bain (Music), “Medieval Musicology in a Digital World: The Optical Neume Recognition Project”
Heather Castleden (Resource and Environmental Studies), “Sharing Our (Digital) Stories: Huu-ay-aht Youths’ Visions for a New Treaty Era”
Anatoliy Gruzd (Information Management), “Research at the Social Media Lab”
Anna MacLeod (Medical Education), “Button-Mediated Medical Education: Becoming a Doctor in a Digital Age”
Reception to follow.
March 8, 2:30–4 p.m., Ondaatje Auditorium, McCain Building; International Women’s Day
“Circulating Knowledge, Crossing Borders: A Roundtable”
Robert Summerby-Murray (Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
Jacqueline Warwick (Coordinator, Gender & Women’s Studies)
Pauline Gardiner-Barber (Sociology & Social Anthropology), “Transnational Refractions of Canada’s Just-in-time Immigration Reform”
Fiona Black (Information Management; Associate VP Academic), “Transnationalism in Print Culture: Investigating Book History through Geographic Lenses”
Letitia Meynell (Philosophy), “The Significance of Situating Science”
Marjorie Stone (McCulloch Chair in English), “The Culture of No Culture”
Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird (Human Communication Disorders), “Bilingualism and Developing Discourse Skills”
Reception to follow.
Follow Connecting Cultures on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ConnectingCultures2014) and Twitter (@Connecting2014).