This week in Arts Buzz: from exciting exhibits and lectures to a celebration of the life of trailblazing Métis scholar Olive Dickason, the Arts community is knocking it out of the snow-covered park this week!
ARTS & CULTURE
› You are invited to join the Visual Arts & Design Forum for the ninth presentation of their VADF 2017 speaker series: Liz Ingram – Water/Bodies, this Thursday, November 30, 5:15 p.m. in FAB 2-20.
› Gathering Knowledge ~ The Department of Sociology’s 2017/18 Speaker Series — Knowledge and Its Implications – presents “Gathering Knowledge: Countering Settler Colonial Spatial and Temporal Scripts at the Assiniboia Residential School, with Andrew Woolford (University of Manitoba). Tuesday, November 28, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Humanities Centre 1-11.
› Olive Dickason ~ Please join History and Classics for a very special two-day event: Olive Dickason & Her Legacy – Métis Historian and Human Rights Activist. Dickason was a Métis scholar and UAlberta professor who challenged mandatory retirement before Canada’s Supreme Court and revolutionized the field of Indigenous Canadian history. These not-to-be-missed events will take place on Thursday, November 30 and will include a film screening, round table discussion and reception; and on Friday, December 1, panelists will explore her legacy in law and history. For more information about the event, click here.
› Call for readers ~ Please consider taking part in a CANOPY literary reading event on December 6, with Department of English and Film Studies’ Writer-in-Residence, Margaret Christakos. If you are interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org by December 4.
› Truth First Project ~ Join Community Service-Learning (CSL) 300 students and instructor Zane Hamm for CSL Community Learning Circles Using Storytelling & Reflection to Understand Indigenous Lived Experience and Social Justice, on Wednesday, November 29, 1 – 5 p.m., Humanities Centre, Lecture Theatre 1.
› Western Canadian History Lecture ~ The Department of History and Classics is pleased to announce the annual Western Canadian History Lecture, “My Family’s Heritage is Rooted in our Stories: Plains Métis Familial Landscapes in the Historical Record”, featuring Brenda Macdougall, Chair of Métis Research at the University of Ottawa. Friday, December 1 at 5 p.m. Reception to follow. Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) L1-490. Click here to register.
THIS AND THAT
› Toasty Toes! ~ The Arts Undergraduate Student Services Office (USS) is inviting all departments to once again participate in our Toasty Toes Sock Drive. Their goal is to collect over 2017 pairs of new socks that will be donated to the Bissell Centre for those in need. For the convenience of staff and students, this year there are decorated collection boxes in each Faculty of Arts department, as well as the Career Centre and USS. Please bring your sock donations to the collection box nearest to you until December 11.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
› On November 22, historian Sarah Carter received the Governor General’s History Award for Scholarly Research: The Sir John A. Macdonald Award for “Imperial Plots,” which looks at women as victims of land dispossession during the development of the Canadian West.
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