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  • Lipovet︠s︡kiĭ, M. N. (2017-11-06)
    Recently, many commentators noticed obvious resilience and anxiety of Russian authorities associated with the approaching celebration of the centennial of the 1917 revolution in Russia. In Ilya Kalinin’s words, “The common ...
  • Fogel, Joshua A. (2017-11-06)
    Professor Joshua A. Fogel, Canada Research Chair at York University, is a historian of modern China and Japan whose scholarly expertise ranges from the history of ideas to Sino-Japanese relation. In this lecture, he will ...
  • Eire, Carlos M. N. (2017-10-24)
    Over one hundred years ago, Max Weber argued that Prot-estantism “disenchanted” the world and eliminated “magic” from it. Today, as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and ask what effects ...
  • Evans, Gary W. (2017-10-24)
    One of the best predictors of physical and mental health along with cognitive development among children is poverty. But what psychosocial processes and experiences underlie these inequalities? In this talk professor Evans ...
  • Wharf, Brian; Wilson, Bill; Penner, Keith (2017-10-17)
    Presents a taped discussion with Bill Wilson and Keith Penner, moderated by Brian Wharf, regarding First Nations self-government in Canada. Points covered include strategies for achieving self-government, attitudes toward ...
  • Neilson, William A. W.; Robinson, Roderick; Watts, George; Wilson, Bill; Mathias, Joe (2017-10-17)
    Presents two sets of interviews by Professor Bill Neilson, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, with Native leaders in B.C. The discussion concerns aboriginal land title and rights, and covers three main aspects of the ...
  • Neilson, William A. W.; Richardson, Miles G; Sterritt, Neil J (2017-10-17)
    Presents Miles Richardson and Neil Sterritt in conversation with William Neilson, Dean, University of Victoria Faculty of Law. Reviews the situation through 1986 regarding solutions to aboriginal land title and self-government ...
  • Kahn-Harris, Keith (2017-10-04)
    In his address, Dr. Harris attempts to reconsider the nature of metal’s transgression in a digitally abundant age, in which boundaries of the ‘sayable’ and the ‘doable’ are being continually challenged and transformed. His ...
  • Kahn-Harris, Keith (2017-10-04)
    Divisions over Israel have become an increasingly significant feature of Diaspora Jewish communities in recent years, leading at times to serious conflicts and difficulties in communal cooperation. These divisions have ...
  • Wizorek, Anne (2017-05-19)
    How does one become a feminist in Germany these days? And why is there even a need to be feminist in the country that has Angela Merkel at the helm - who is said to be the most powerful woman in the world? Is online activism ...
  • Rosa, Alexander (2017-05-18)
    During the 1963 international graph theory conference in Smolenice, Czechoslovakia, Gerhard Ringel formulated the following conjecture: The complete graph with vertices can be decomposed into subgraphs, each isomorphic ...
  • Lewis, David (2017-05-18)
    In this lecture, Dr. Lewis will give a historical overview of the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in the gonococcus and discuss current approaches to manage the public health threat of untreatable gonorrhea.
  • Conrad, Jon M. (2017-05-15)
    In this lecture, Dr. Conrad explores when to trigger conservation programs to save endangered species. The concepts, applicable to many BC species, are brought to life with an example drawn from a captive breeding program ...
  • Adriaenssens, Sigrid (2017-05-15)
    Dr. Sigrid Adriaenssens is a structural engineer specializing in the form finding and optimization of structures. This lecture is based on her long-term research with the goal to transform the engineering design framework ...
  • Thompson, Ross (2017-05-15)
    The majority of the world’s ecosystems have been profoundly altered by human activities in ways that are essentially irreversible. Global population growth will place ever greater demands on ecosystems and the services ...
  • Simpson, Leanne (2017-05-12)
    This talk will explore Indigenous resurgence and nationhood through story, song and video. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson will discuss resurgence as an ongoing ntervention into the colonial project by sharing works from her ...
  • Hundorova, T. I. (2017-05-11)
    "Chernobyl" today is not only an actual event, but also a symbolic one. As such, it is similar to other traumatic events in twentieth century history - the Holocaust, Auschwitz, and Hiroshima. After Chernobyl the image of ...
  • Hogg, Robert S. (2017-05-11)
    Dr. Hogg talked about the origins of HIV-1 in Central and West Africa. Several theories were examined and he also explained how social change, migration, and population growth helped to spread the epidemic throughout Africa ...
  • Pearce, Margaret W. (2017-05-10)
    In this talk, Dr. Margaret Pearce, a U.S. based academic, cartographer and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, will introduce cartography as a form of language, explore some of the structural details of that language, ...
  • Vázquez Mantecón, Alvaro (2017-05-10)
    The lecture reflects on the history, context and purpose of El Memorial del 68 (The Memorial of 68), an architectural space and gallery that commemorates the massacre of students and workers at the hands of the Mexican ...

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