Speakers Bureau 2016-2017 Topics

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AreaTopicDescriptionPresenterRoleDepartment
History—GeneralLithic Technologies of the Discovery Islands: Materials, Stone Tool Production and Communities of Skilled Practitioners ǂ (M S) NEWArchaeological investigations on Quadra Island have resulted in the discovery of a variety of lithic artifacts at numerous sites. In the presentation I outline some preliminary findings related to the culture history of the region as inferred through the lithic assemblages collected during the 2014 and 2015 field seasons. In particular, I draw attention to the raw materials selected for the production of stone tools and their relationships to technological continuity and change through time. This diachronic mulit-site analysis enables insights into the skills and daily lives of the people who inhabited the study area throughout its deep history and provides a nuanced understanding of their material culture.Abbott, Mr. CallumGraduate StudentDepartment of Anthropology
ScienceToward Nature’s Heart of Darkness: New Technologies for Precision Astrophysics and Cosmology (S)Albert, Dr. JustinAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
ScienceALTAIR: Precision Astrophysics and Cosmology Enabled by Calibrated Light Sources Above the Atmosphere (S) NEWAlbert, Dr. JustinAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
ScienceHow Understanding Fundamental Particle Interactions Helps us Understand the Universe (S) NEWAlbert, Dr. JustinAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
ScienceUVic's Contributions to the Discovery of the Higgs Boson at the ATLAS Experiment at CERN (S)Albert, Dr. JustinAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Health Care & MedicineFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) ǂ (S) NEWMy aim for this presentation would be to raise awareness and provide general information regarding FASD, which is a spectrum of disorders caused by the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. It will include: the risk of FASD: current understanding o the effect of alcohol. The varying presentation of he disorder: What the different diagnoses (such as fetal alcohol syndrome, partial fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol exposed, etc.) represent. The Clinical symptoms associated with the disorder, physical features, cognitive deficits, behavioural outcomes, social skills etc. Some interventions targeted at the symptom presentation such as academic accommodations, behavioural intervention etc. Finally some resources that may be helpful when seeking assessment or intervention.Ali, Ms. ShelizaGraduate StudentDepartment of Psychology
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesVikes Nation's Active, Inclusive Community (E M S)Vikes Nation: a presentation outlining the importance of an inclusive, active and healthy community on the UVic campus.Andrus, Mr. ZacAthletics Marketing & Campus Engagement Coordinator Vikes Athletics & Recreation
PoliticsAmerican Politics and the Social Media Spectacle (M S) NEWThis talk will cover current events in American politics and pays special attention to social media.Aragon, Dr. JanniDirector Technology Integrated LearningDepartment of Political Science
Languages & LinguisticsThe Benefits of Bilingual Education (S) NEWThere are many advantages (linguistic, cognitive, and scholastic) to studying a second language. This will be of interest if you are in a bilingual program, or if you are considering one for your child.Archibald, Dr. JohnProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Languages & LinguisticsThe Linguistics of a Second Language Accent (S) NEWThere are more bilingual brains on this planet than monolingual ones. When we speak (and, in fact, listen to) a second language, we probably have an accent. Come and find out about the linguistics of second language speech.Archibald, Dr. JohnProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Earth & OceansPacific Storm Types and Tracks What are the types of Pacific storms? Where do they form, where do they travel, and why do they move as they do? Why do we have more storms in winter than in summer? How do El Nino/La Nina affect them? Atkinson, Dr. DavidAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Geography
Earth & OceansHow Storms Impact the Coasts How storms affect the ocean to cause impact to the coast. How the nature of the coast–water depth, type of beach material, how the coast is shaped–affects how a storm can cause impact. How features like bars and rip-currents work. Why there are bigger waves in winter. Atkinson, Dr. DavidAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Geography
Earth & OceansField Research in the Arctic This is more of a picture tour showing what it looks like in the Canadian high Arctic—land forms, research, animals—a place most people have never seen.Atkinson, Dr. DavidAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Geography
Earth & OceansThe Coastal Regions of Alaska and the Arctic An overview of the Alaskan and Arctic coastal regions, including who lives there, what the land/coast is like, how important sea ice is, how climate change is manifesting itself in these areas, and new threats/opportunities from oil/gas development or the Northwest Passage opening. Atkinson, Dr. DavidAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Geography
Earth & OceansWeather Stations in the Icefields of the RockiesThis presentation will include a overview of the process involved in installing 10m weather towers on Columbia Icefield, near Jasper and Banff, and an Icefield in Nahanni National Park Reserve in NWT. We’ll look at some of the data and pictures the stations return, and discuss some of the problems with this sort of science.Atkinson, Dr. DavidAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Geography
Music, Film & TheatrePopular Music and Society (E M S) NEWThis customizable presentation uses popular music as a way to discuss some of the 'big issues' in today's society, such as race, gender, feminism, social media, technology, copyright and/or fandom.Avdeeff, Dr. MelissaSessional LecturerDepartment of Music
PsychologyHow to Study Based on Memory Research ǂ (S) NEWI will go through a variety of examples and demonstrations of the best ways to study based on memory research by cognitive psychologists. We will cover such topics as distinctiveness and levels of processing, desirable difficulties, and the importance of building contextual networks. We will also try a Method of Loci (or “Memory Palace”) demonstration. You will come away with a better idea of how people should study information of any complexity in order to remember most of it for a fairly long time.Baldassari, Mr. MarioGraduate StudentDepartment of Psychology
PsychologyPsychology’s Effect on Eyewitness Identification: Past and Future ǂ (S) NEWPolice procedures surrounding the administration of suspect lineups to eyewitnesses have changed significantly in the last 30 years, due in large part to recommendations made by experimental psychologists. I will talk about the major changes that have been made in the past, outline the hottest current debate in the field, and introduce several potential new tools and types of lineups that psychologists are testing to be implemented in the future.Baldassari, Mr. MarioGraduate StudentDepartment of Psychology
Health Care & MedicineHerbal Medicines: Efficacy and Safety (E M S) This lecture will cover the overarching issues related to the use of natural health products (NHP). We will also focus on a few of the more popular NHP, reviewing how they work, side effects and safety issues, and evidence for their use.Bardal, Dr. StanAssistant Teaching ProfessorIsland Medical Program
Health Care & MedicineHow Drugs Work and Why they Sometimes Cause Harm (E M S)This lecture will describe the basics of drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Pharmacokinetic processes describe how drugs reach their molecular targets in the body, and then how their actions are terminated, and pharmacodynamics describe how a drug is able to achieve its effects in the body, and why the actions of a drug are sometimes harmful.Bardal, Dr. StanAssistant Teaching ProfessorIsland Medical Program
Ethics & PhilosophyExistential Philosophy (S) This talk explores some fundamentals of Existentialist philosophy through some of its iconic literary narratives: Dostoevsky, Sartre, Camus.Belmonte, Dr. NinaSenior LecturerDepartment of Philosophy
Ethics & PhilosophyImagining Perfection: The Importance of Utopian Ideals (S) A brief history of the utopian imagination, its fundamental claims and its continuing importance in shaping our communities.Belmonte, Dr. NinaSenior LecturerDepartment of Philosophy
Ethics & PhilosophyEthics by Example? The Hero in Contemporary Cinema (S) How can we think about the moral affect popular cinema has on our culture? I suggest that action films, through their portrayal of heroes and heroic behavior, provide us with an ethical landscape for the narratives of our lives.Belmonte, Dr. NinaSenior LecturerDepartment of Philosophy
Education—GeneralThe Value of Being a Volunteer (E M S)The benefit of volunteering is a win-win situation. It's not just about giving up some free time, but about growing a person and supporting a group or special interest area. It can be a rewarding experience and opportunity to expand your network.Davie, Ms. MarleneAlumni Engagement OfficerAlumni Relations
Cultures Around the WorldFamily Structures in Postmodern Spain and Italy (in English or Spanish or Italian) (S) Bettaglio, Dr. MarinaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Cultures Around the WorldItalian Society (in English, Spanish or Italian) (S)Bettaglio, Dr. MarinaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Cultures Around the WorldMothering Studies (in English, Spanish or Italian) (S)Bettaglio, Dr. MarinaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Education—GeneralSpanish Maternal Chronicles and their Discontents (in English, Spanish or Italian) (S) Bettaglio, Dr. MarinaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
LiteratureAutobiographical Fiction (in English, Spanish or Italian) (S) Bettaglio, Dr. MarinaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Languages & LinguisticsTeaching Pronunciation in the Context of Indigenous Language Revitalization (in English or French) (M S) This talk addresses: a) normal variation in the way people pronounce things, b) how pronunciation can differ between generations and between speakers with different fluency levels, c) how pronunciation might be affected by learning through literacy (rather than strictly orally), and d) what teachers and learners of a second language can expect in terms pronunciation challenges.Bird, Dr. SonyaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Languages & LinguisticsTeaching Pronunciation through the Visual Feedback Techniques (in English or French) (M S) This talk addresses pronunciation challenges that are faced by people either with specific speech impediments, or who are learning an additional language. Starting with the kinds of speech sounds that are typically difficult to pronounce, different techniques for incorporating visual feedback into pronunciation learning and teaching are explored—for example, ultrasound imaging of the tongue as it articulates speech sounds. This talk would be best given to small groups, in an interactive setting.Bird, Dr. SonyaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Personal InterestsWilderness Adventures with Small Children (in English or French) (M S) In my spare time, I spend a fair amount of time in a canoe, on extended wilderness paddles, with my husband and two young children. This talk will explore the challenges and rewards of taking small children into the wild.Bird, Dr. SonyaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
World AffairsBeyond Minorities: The Many Histories of Islam in India (in English or Bengali) (S) NEWBose, Dr. NeileshAssistant Professor and Canada Research ChairDepartment of History
History—GeneralGrowing Up in Athens and Sparta (M)What life was like for young men and women growing up in classical Athens and Sparta.Bowman, Dr. Laurel Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Greek & Roman Studies
History—GeneralAncient Greece: Questions and Answers (M S) Are you curious about Ancient Greece? Send a list of your group's questions about Ancient Greek myth, history and archaeology to the speaker and she will answer as many as she can in the time available.Bowman, Dr. Laurel Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Greek & Roman Studies
History—GeneralAncient Greece and Greek Mythology (E M)Bowman, Dr. Laurel Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Greek & Roman Studies
Music, Film & TheatreHercules: Greek Myth or Disney? (M S) A comparison of the Greek myths about Hercules to the Disney version of the story.Bowman, Dr. Laurel Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Greek & Roman Studies
History—GeneralCleopatra, Hellenistic Queen (M) How Cleopatra tried and failed to protect her throne and Egypt.Bowman, Dr. Laurel Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Greek & Roman Studies
Music, Film & TheatreO Brother Where Art Thou and The Odyssey (M S) How the Coen brothers’ film O Brother Where Art Thou? uses Homer's Odyssey.Bowman, Dr. Laurel Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Greek & Roman Studies
Music, Film & TheatreBrad Pitt's Troy, Greek Epic and the Archeological Record (M S) How Troy uses Homer's depiction of the Trojan War, where and why it departs from it, and how the film uses the archeological evidence of the period.Bowman, Dr. Laurel Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Greek & Roman Studies
Law & Justice IssuesThe Future of Water Law and Policy in BC NEWThis presentation will explore the elements and attributes of modern water law and will focus on the emerging paradigm of watershed governance in British Columbia. It will address the winning conditions for watershed governance, and explore how a watershed governance regime can assist in establishing resilience in dealing with an increasingly uncertain world and the priority of water sustainability.Brandes, Mr. OliverCo DirectorCentre for Global Studies, POLIS Project On Ecological Governance
Law & Justice IssuesPutting the "Sustainable" in BC's New Water Law NEWWith elements of British Columbia's new Water Sustainability Act in force since February 2016, the province has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a leader in freshwater protection. This presentation will highlight the critical legal components needed to put the "sustainable" in the Water Sustainability Act, including protection of groundwater and environmental flows, and improved planning and governance for water.Brandes, Mr. OliverCo DirectorCentre for Global Studies, POLIS Project On Ecological Governance
World AffairsBorders, Boundaries, Frontiers and Borderlands (in English or French) (S) Regarding border issues Brunet-Jailly is the lead scholar for one of Canada’s prestigious partnership grants. His research work involves government and private sector organizations in the study of borders and borderlands in over 20 countries regarding issues of governance, trade and migrations, security, sustainability and history and culture.  http://biglobalization.org Brunet-Jailly, Dr. EmmanuelAssociate ProfessorSchool of Public Administration
Education—GeneralBuilding Habits for Excellence (M S) Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Recent research confirms Aristotle's statement on the power of habits. This talk will provide insights on habit formation to improve your performance in all areas of your life: health, career, relationships and personal development. Buie, Mr. BradAwards FacilitatorDepartment of Vice-President Research
History—GeneralA History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (S) The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles of modern times. This talk examines not only the historical basis of the conflict, but also looks at how and why a resolution to the conflict has been so difficult.Bunton, Dr. MartinAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History
Education in the SchoolsHow Good is My School? Cameron, Dr. Ian Adjunct ProfessorDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Education in the SchoolsThe Fraser Report on Schools: What Does it Really Mean? Cameron, Dr. Ian Adjunct ProfessorDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Personal InterestsTouring the Yukon and AlaskaCameron, Dr. Ian Adjunct ProfessorDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Personal InterestsTouring the Midi Canal in Southern France Cameron, Dr. Ian Adjunct ProfessorDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Personal InterestsThe Baja Bash: Mazatlan to San Diego by Boat Cameron, Dr. Ian Adjunct ProfessorDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Personal InterestsS-s-s-steaming On! A Tour of Steam Cars and Caves in the USA Cameron, Dr. Ian Adjunct ProfessorDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Languages & LinguisticsLearning Languages in the Cloud: On Using Social Media to Engage and Communicate in Another Language (in English or French) (M S) Learning languages today can be facilitated by integrating the use of social media tools. These tools can enhance the way language learners communicate in the other language and can motivate them by providing authentic places of engaging with speakers of the language. In this talk we will focus on strategies for learners and strategies for language teachers who would want to add social media technologies to their classes.Caws, Dr. CatherineAssociate ProfessorDepartment of French
Languages & LinguisticsIntegrating Literary Texts into Second Language Courses: Strategies for the Language Teacher (in English or French) (M S) While literary texts are often used in language courses, students rarely make the connections between reading a literary texts and learning a language. Yet, a literary text provides an excellent cultural context to learn about the language and increase written communication skills. In this talk we will focus on specific strategies that language teachers can adopt to include literary texts in order to help students expand their vocabulary and improve their grammar.Caws, Dr. CatherineAssociate ProfessorDepartment of French
Languages & LinguisticsUsing Twitter in the Language Classroom (in English or French) (M S) Learning and teaching a language has changed drastically in the last decade. While we interact regular with social media tools in our private life, we often forget that these same tools can be used in the language classrooms. In this talk, we focus on Twitter as a tool to help students develop communication skills, engage with each others and share content.Caws, Dr. CatherineAssociate ProfessorDepartment of French
Personal InterestsAt Sea with Young Children: Cruising the Caribbean Islands on a Sailboat (in English or French) (M S) Between 2000 and 2001, our family took a year off to cruise the Intracoastal Waterway (USA), the Bahamas and the Caribbean Islands, ending our voyage in Trinidad and Tobago. In this talk, we will narrate this adventures and discuss the challenges and opportunities of cruising with small children.Caws, Dr. CatherineAssociate ProfessorDepartment of French
Personal InterestsFrench Cuisine: An Art and Cultural Treasure(in English or French) (M S) Using videos, artifacts and stories, this talk focuses on French cooking and the enjoyment that it may produce. In 2010, UNESCO recognized that the gastronomic meal of the French plays an active social role within its community and forms part of the French cultural identity. The French gastronomic meal is now a world cultural heritage. Each talk will focus on various aspects of French cooking depending on the interests of the audience.Caws, Dr. CatherineAssociate ProfessorDepartment of French
History—GeneralParis: A Walk through the Ages—Medieval Marvels (in English or French) (S) What is a city? How does it change through the ages and remain its self, keeps its own distinct identity? This virtual visit to Paris highlights the permanence—through changes, revolutions, and destructions—of places, symbols, monuments and neighbourhoods which have endured, sometimes unexpectedly, in the passing of centuries. This is a series of three talks (which can be enjoyed independently) on Medieval Paris, Modern Paris (19th Century) and Paris as inspiration in songs (1920-1970).Cazes, Dr. HélèneProfessorDepartment of French
History—GeneralParis: A Walk through the Ages—The Inspiration of Paris in Songs (in English or French) (S) What is a city? How does it change through the ages and remain its self, keeps its own distinct identity? This visit of Paris highlights the permanence—through changes, revolutions, and destructions—of places, symbols, monuments and neighbourhoods which have endured, sometimes unexpectedly, in the passing of centuries. This is a series of three talks (which can be enjoyed independently) on Medieval Paris, Modern Paris (19th Century) and Paris as inspiration in songs (1920-1970).Cazes, Dr. HélèneProfessorDepartment of French
History—GeneralParis: A Walk through the Ages—The Museum of Modernity (in English or French) (S) What is a city? How does it change through the ages and remain its self, keeps its own distinct identity? This visit of Paris highlights the permanence—through changes, revolutions, and destructions—of places, symbols, monuments and neighbourhoods which have endured, sometimes unexpectedly, in the passing of centuries. This is a series of three talks (which can be enjoyed independently) on Medieval Paris, Modern Paris (19th Century) and Paris as inspiration in songs (1920-1970).Cazes, Dr. HélèneProfessorDepartment of French
History—Victoria & BCBishop’s Beautiful Books: The Seghers Collection at UVic (in English or French) (S) A presentation of the collection of ancient books initiated by the second bishop of Victoria, Charles Seghers (1839-1886) and now on permanent loan at the University of Victoria. Some 3500 titles attest to the Catholic culture of the first decades of Victoria Western settlement. The presentation highlights some treasures from the collection.Cazes, Dr. HélèneProfessorDepartment of French
LiteratureChristine of Pizan: A Life of her Own (in English or French) (S)Christine de Pizan (1364 – c. 1430) became one of the most important French author when (and because) she was widowed. An exceptional writer and fighter for women's rights, she wrote poetry and prose on burning topics of her time and of her life: love, equality of men and women, royal justice, good government, and Joan of Arc among other subjects. She was forgotten for a long time before the relatively recent rediscovery of her works.Cazes, Dr. HélèneProfessorDepartment of French
Music, Film & TheatreEdith Piaf, the Parisian “Sparrow” (in English or French) (S) NEWHalf an hour with the music, the lyrics, and the life of an iconic singer of the 20th century. The talk contains slides and songs, giving a context to the phenomenal success met by a street singer, now a symbol for the French culture across the world.Cazes, Dr. HélèneProfessorDepartment of French
Personal InterestsThe Magic of Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes (in English or French) (S)The comic series Calvin and Hobbes provides an escape, “out of the box" to its readers. The presentation proposes to take a close look at some strips and the devices used by the author to poetically invite the reader to a magic world. Is this "low art"? Bill Watterson answers playfully, in many little stories. The presentation ends with the audience sharing their favorite Calvin and Hobbes stories.Cazes, Dr. HélèneProfessorDepartment of French
LiteratureThe Revolution of Anatomy: the Renaissance Discovery of the Human Body (in English or French) (S) In 1543, a young physician, Andreas Vesalius, published what has been called "the most beautiful book" ever made: a splendid album of anatomy, where the revolutionary text is matched by engravings of a new style. The publication of this book is said to have changed the history of medicine. Has it? How? The presentation comprises many photographs of this masterpiece; the University of Victoria owns a copy of this treatise.Cazes , Dr. HélèneProfessorDepartment of French
Health Care & MedicineA Look into the Eye: How the Retina Functions and Recent Advances for Treating Retinal Disease (M S)This talk is an introduction to the anatomy of the eye and the retina, explaining how the retina works, and the diseases that affect the retina. The role of basic research, and what kinds of therapies are being developed to treat retinal diseases, are also addressed.Chow, Dr. BobAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Biology
Personal InterestsThe Changing Economics of Book Publishing in Canada (S) This talk will introduce audiences to the hidden economics of traditional book publishing in Canada, including discussion of royalties, government supports, distribution costs, marketing, bookstore discounts and returns. We will also explore the ways that e-books and the rise of alternate distribution models (in particular Amazon) are changing the nature of publishing, in both positive and negative ways.Christensen, Mr. MarcManager, Internal CommunicationsUniversity Communications + Marketing
Personal InterestsMaking and Breaking the Narrative of Urban Decline in Detroit (S) The decline of the City of Detroit from the "Arsenal of Democracy" in World War II, with a population of 2 million, to its current often-lamented state as home to 700,000 mostly poor, underserved residents is a story of many strands and claims, involving planning decisions, race, class and the central role played by the automobile in the city during the 20th century. This talk addresses the traditional narrative of Detroit's rise and fall, as well as the counter-narratives and other realities that are often forgotten when we focus on the city's decline.Christensen, Mr. MarcManager, Internal CommunicationsUniversity Communications + Marketing
Personal InterestsUrban Marginalization and the Birth of House and Techno Music (S)House music, emerging from Chicago, and techno, which was born in Detroit, have intertwining narratives of cross-pollination beginning in the mid-1980s. This talk focuses on the development of these two distinct styles of music as responses to the stratification of commercial radio in the 1970s and 80s and to the increasingly narrow expectations of racialized performance during that era.Christensen, Mr. MarcManager, Internal CommunicationsUniversity Communications + Marketing
Personal InterestsGrammar Instruction and the War Over College Writing Skills (S) Perceptions of the writing skills of inbound college and university students have been part of public debate (or public crisis) for more than a hundred years. This talk looks at what's at stake for the students, teachers, colleges and universities, and for the public itself in this debate, and explores the relationship between grammar instruction and composition on Canadian and American campuses.Christensen, Mr. MarcManager, Internal CommunicationsUniversity Communications + Marketing
Personal InterestsWhy We Care about the Oxford Comma: Ambiguity in Written English NEW (S) Christensen, Mr. MarcManager, Internal CommunicationsUniversity Communications + Marketing
Health Care & MedicineConcussions and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (E M S) Christie, Dr. BrianProfessorIsland Medical Program
History—GeneralShe Likes to be Called Frank: Transgender History in 19th-Century America (S) NEW“She Likes to be Called Frank” explores the history of Frances "Frank" Ann Wood Shimer, a nineteenth-century college president, who was remarked upon throughout her life for her masculinity. The talk uses the lens of transgender history to examine six different ways that Shimer's masculinity was viewed over the course of her life and since her death. The talk explores transgender history before "transgender."Cleves, Dr. Rachel HopeProfessorDepartment of History
History—GeneralCharity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America(S) NEW“Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America" tells the history of Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, a same-sex couple who were recognized as being married to each other by friends, neighbours, and family in Vermont during the first half of the nineteenth century. The talk explores the story of their relationship, and what we can learn about the history of same-sex marriage from their example.Cleves, Dr. Rachel HopeProfessorDepartment of History
Computers, Engineering & TechnologyAugmented Reality Visualization for Sailboats ǂ (E M S) NEWIn order to safely operate sailboats, captains often rely on proper interpretation of several marine aspects to make decisions. In this project, we are in the process of developing an Augmented Reality System (ARS) to provide captains of sailboats with a centralized sensor data server and a visualization method. We have deployed an experimental proof-of-concept version of this system on our research vessel, SV Moonshadow. Assistance in navigation is of particular interest for small sailing vessels as they are sometimes sailed by the captain alone. At the same time there are a large number of data in puts such as wind, tide, weather, position, and presence of obstacles such as logs or kelp that have to be considered to choose the proper course of action. We introduce a visualization tool that provides an interface for representing a wide spectrum of relevant marine data. The interface relies on a real-time data server that provides information about the status of the vessel (wind, GPS, gyro, accelerometer, depth sounder etc.) An important component to be integrated in the interface is a debris detector that analyzes data from a camera mounted on the bow in order to warn a captain about a potential collision. We have also examined initial feedback on this tool from a number of users.Cojoc-Wisernig, Mr. EduardGraduate StudentDepartment of Computer Science
History—GeneralThe First Treaties: Exploring the Roots of Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada (in English or French) (M S) NEWThe First Treaties: Exploring the Roots of Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada. This talk examines the history of treaty making between Aboriginal peoples and colonizers since the sixteenth century, underlining the centrality of intercultural alliances and negotiation in the making of modern Canada.Cook, Dr. PeterAssistant ProfessorDepartment of History
Animals & PlantsPolar Bears: Outstanding Survivors of Climate Change (M S)Polar bears are remarkably resilient to changing climate, attested to by their survival through a multitude of past climate shifts, some of inconceivable magnitude. This talk incorporates little-known biological and historical facts commonly omitted from popular polar bear accounts into a balanced overview of life and adaptation on Arctic sea ice. Skulls of a polar bear and grizzly bear provide a hands-on component.Crockford, Dr. SusanAdjunct Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Anthropology
Animals & PlantsPolar Bears: Facts & Myths (E M) NEWMost polar bear books and documentaries continue to perpetuate several myths about this Arctic predator. This talk by zoologist Dr. Susan Crockford takes on the myth-busting but also discusses some little-known biological facts about polar bears that are often left out of popular accounts. Overall, it will leave children with a more balanced view of polar bear life and conservation status. Skulls of a polar bear and grizzly bear provide a hands-on component, when time allows. Appropriate for grade 4 to middle school audiences, mornings only.Crockford, Dr. SusanAdjunct Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Anthropology
Animals & PlantsPolar Bear Attacks: Fact and Fiction (M S) NEWPolar bears are the only bear that routinely stalks and kills humans as potential food. This lecture by zoologist Susan Crockford provides an overview of the contexts and facts behind lethal and non-lethal polar bear attacks, and how these have inspired Susan to write a science-based fictional account – a polar bear attack thriller called EATEN.Crockford, Dr. SusanAdjunct Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Anthropology
ScienceWolf to Woof: Updating Darwin on Dog Origins (A Darwin Day Lecture) (M S)Charles Darwin devoted a large portion of his career to the study of domestic animals and plants. In this “Darwin Day” lecture, Dr. Susan Crockford (author of Rhythms of Life: Thyroid Hormone and the Origin of Species) will provide an easy-to-understand explanation of her theory for the role of thyroid hormone in dog domestication and breed development. Crockford, Dr. SusanAdjunct Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Anthropology
Earth & OceansEarthquake Early Warning for BC (S) NEWOcean Networks Canada is in a unique position to detect subduction earthquakes through the operation of sensor networks both on land and on the seafloor. Learn about the prototype earthquake early warning system already in place, and how it will be expanded and enhanced so that it can be used to provide early warning to the residents of southwestern B.C. Learn about how EEW will work and what the potential benefits are.Crosby, Mr. BobSoftware Quality Control SpecialistOcean Networks Canada
Earth & OceansThe Hydrothermal Vents and Exotic Sealife at Endeavour(M S) NEWA few hundred kilometers off the BC coast lies the Endeavour hydrothermal vent field, which is being studied by Ocean Networks Canada. Learn about this exotic environment including videos of superheated "black smokers" and giant tubeworms that use chemosynthesis to survive.Crosby, Mr. BobSoftware Quality Control SpecialistOcean Networks Canada
Earth & OceansThe Fukushima Disaster and Radiation in the Pacific Ocean: What Does it Mean for BC? (M S)The mega-thrust earthquake of March 11, 2011 off the coast of Japan and subsequent tsunami led to globally significant releases of radioactive elements from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant. The atmospheric fallout and direct discharges of radionuclides to the ocean in particular were unprecedented. Radioactive elements from Fukushima arrived on the west coast of North America in the air about 4-5 days after the disaster while the ocean plume of radioactivity was first detectable in seawater along the Canadian west coast in summer 2013. In this presentation, the radioactive releases, transport from Fukushima and expected maximum concentrations on the west coast of North America are discussed in light of naturally occurring radioactivity and historic releases of radioactive elements from human activities. Ongoing monitoring efforts and likely impacts on environmental and public health are also discussed.Cullen, Dr. JayAssociate ProfessorSchool of Earth & Ocean Sciences
Languages & LinguisticsKids these Days and Language Change: They are Innovators, Not Destroyers (S) NEWLiving languages are in a constant state of change. In this talk I review common myths around the language of youth and discuss the critical role they play in the ongoing evolution of individual languages, focusing in particular on English.D’Arcy, Dr. AlexandraAssociate Professor and Director of Sociolinguistics Research LabDepartment of Linguistics
History—GeneralWhat Role do People of Settler Ancestry have in the Process of Truth and Reconciliation? (M S) NEWDean, Dr. MisaoProfessorDepartment of English
LiteratureWhy Study Short Stories? An Introduction for High School Students (M S)Dean, Dr. MisaoProfessorDepartment of English
Law & Justice IssuesAnimals, Culture and the Law (E M S) NEWDiscusses the dismal status of animals in Western culture and law as well as new pathways forward.Deckha, Prof. ManeeshaAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Law
Law & Justice IssuesWhales, Chimpanzees and Legal Personhood: Is Animal Advocacy Headed in the Right Direction? (E M S) NEWDiscusses recent high-profile litigation by animal rights organizations seeking personhood for intelligent animals and ethically evaluates this reason-based strategy.Deckha, Prof. ManeeshaAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Law
Law & Justice IssuesFertility and Assisted Reproduction: New Controversies(E M S) NEWDiscusses the lack of fertility regulation in Canada and several new controversies as to how to regulate clinics who provide and individuals who access IVF (in vitro fertilization).Deckha, Prof. ManeeshaAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Law
Law & Justice IssuesTime to Legalize Commercial Surrogacy in Canada (E M S) NEWTakes a global perspective on women's exploitation to argue that Canada needs to liberalize its commercial surrogacy laws.Deckha, Prof. ManeeshaAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Law
History—GeneralHistory of British Monarchy (M S) NEWDevereaux, Dr. SimonAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History
History—GeneralThe History of Crime, Justice and Punishment in Britain (M S) NEWDevereaux, Dr. SimonAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History
History—GeneralHistory of Modern Britain Since 1689 (M S) NEWDevereaux, Dr. SimonAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History
History—GeneralHistory of Death and the Afterlife in Britain Since 1750 (M S) NEWDevereaux, Dr. SimonAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History
Earth & OceansOcean Networks Canada: Operating the World’s Leading Ocean Observatories (M S) Ocean Networks Canada, an initiative of the University of Victoria, operates some of the world’s leading ocean observing systems. Starting with VENUS in the Salish Sea, installed in 2006, NEPTUNE in the northeast Pacific in 2009, and the Cambridge Bay Observatory in the Arctic in 2012, ONC is the world leader in the design, operations, and innovation associated with advanced research ocean observatory systems. The presentation provides a broad overview of the observatories and the science they support.Dewey, Dr. RichardAssociate Director, ScienceOcean Networks Canada
Earth & OceansThreats to Orcas in British Columbia (M S) The iconic Orca whales of BC face a number of immediate challenges. Some of the key threats are due to the activities of humans and our continued exploitation of the marine environment. This presentation will review the social structure of the Orca communities in BC and highlight the threats associated with food availability, pollution, and noise.Dewey, Dr. RichardAssociate Director, ScienceOcean Networks Canada
Earth & OceansReal-time Monitoring of the Arctic: ONC’s Cambridge Bay Ocean Observatory (M S) NEWIn 2012 Ocean Networks Canada installed a real-time cabled ocean observatory in the Arctic waters of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. This Arctic observatory includes a weather station and in-water, under-ice sensors that monitor in real-time the marine conditions in this coastal region. Seasonal sea-ice forms above the sensors, which include a shallow water ice profiler to measure the sea-ice thickness. All this and real-time data will be presented.Dewey, Dr. RichardAssociate Director, ScienceOcean Networks Canada
Earth & OceansTides, Currents and Sailing the Coastal Waters of BC (M S) The coastal waters of BC represent some of the most beautiful sailing and recreational marine environments in the world. Understanding how to best sail and navigate in bays, inlets, channels, passages and basins requires knowledge of the wind, tides and currents. This presentation will review the dynamics of the tides, the resulting currents, the seasonal winds and how to best plan and navigate while cruising along BC coast.Dewey , Dr. RichardAssociate Director, ScienceOcean Networks Canada
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesHealth and Staying Physically Active as One Grows OlderThis presentation addresses the importance of staying active as we grow older dealing with some important health issues in a lighthearted way! The presentation will cover the many aspects of health that are improved through a commitment to regular physical activity, including some of the recent research showing the value to cognitive functioning. Simple suggestions for staying active and improving strength will be addressed with time to address specific questions.Docherty, Dr. DavidProfessor EmeritusSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesFun, Fitness and FatnessThis presentation on fun, fitness and fatness asks the question are you eating right and getting enough physical activity to have health benefits as well as discussing the merits of different types of physical activity. The presentation examines some serious health issues in a light hearted way (no pun intended)!Docherty, Dr. DavidProfessor EmeritusSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesWeight Reduction Using Diet and ExerciseThis presentation examines why diets work for the short term but not for the long term and the importance of including exercise in any effort to lose weight. It also addresses some of the challenges that face people trying to lose weight using diets and exercise.Docherty, Dr. David Professor EmeritusSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesBack Health for Sport and Daily LivingDeveloping the "core" has become very popular for athletes but also those people who suffer from low back pain (LBP) or are just interested in having a healthy back. This presentation starts with a quick look at the structure of the back and why it tends to cause problems with one out of every two people. Approaches to exercise are presented that show simple progressions to improve the stability of the back or spine and how these approaches should be integrated into our daily lives.Docherty, Dr. David Professor EmeritusSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesStepping into Fitness This presentation looks at the many benefits of walking and the use of the pedometer in reaching and maintaining goals for physical activity. The use of Nordic poles to assist or complement walking is included as well as a demonstration on how to use them. It also looks at the relationship between stepping and caloric intake and expenditure.Docherty, Dr. David Professor EmeritusSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesBoosting or Maintaining your Brain Power as You Grow Older This presentation looks at ways to maintain or boost brain power through lifestyle choices, especially the role of physical activity which is the number one way to preserve memory and other cognitive functions.Docherty, Dr. David Professor EmeritusSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesYour Amazing Brain: A Look at How the Brain Works and What It Does (E M)This will be an interactive session with lots of Q and A and some hands on learning for younger children.Docherty, Dr. David Professor EmeritusSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Personal InterestsVolunteering in Africa: Making a Difference One Project at a Time This presentation describes six projects that have been completed by a group in Victoria (For The Love of Africa Society) in the area of Dodoma, Tanzania and the cumulative impact they are now making. There are different ways in which groups try to make a difference but the approach of concentrating efforts in one area seems to be very effective. The presentation describes the projects and the measured impact they are having. Since 2004 teams have gone to work in Dodoma alongside the local people which has been extremely rewarding for them and the team who have traveled there.Docherty, Dr. David Professor EmeritusSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesGetting Stronger: You’re Never Too Old Strength training is important for all age groups, including the elderly. This presentation looks at the many benefits that can be derived from a strength training program and provides sample programs using theraband exercises designed for older groups as well as simple exercises to help balance.Docherty , Dr. David Professor EmeritusSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
LiteratureLiterature of the Victorian Era (1837-1901) ǂ (M S) NEWI specialize in the area of nineteenth-century British literature-more specifically, in the literature of the Victorian era (1837-1901). My research aims to contribute to the understanding of the sage, a well-remarked figure in Victorian studies whose writings respond to the political, economic, religious, scientific, and technological changes of the nineteenth century. This sage, then, acts as a social commentator who uses his or her learning to call attention to issues of injustice. My work on the sage focuses on the rhetorical tactics the sage uses to persuade audiences and readers. In particular, I am interested in the ways in which the sage’s word work to translate knowledge and wisdom into concrete, physical application. Because sage writing seeks to articulate the role of art in society, it offers an ideal starting point for addressing questions about how and why to read Victorian literature now. My presentations respond to these questions by modeling methods of reading that attend to rhetorical and poetic forms, place these forms in relevant contexts, and analyze the effects of these forms. While my current research focuses on the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the noels of George Eliot, I am also prepared to speak about a wider range of writers, including Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell, Matthew Arnold, and Christina Rossetti.Dyck, Ms. DenaeGraduate StudentDepartment of English
Child & Teen DevelopmentChildhood Stress (E M)Addresses types and sources of childhood stress and suggests ways parents and teachers may consider to help reduce children's stress.Dyson, Dr. LilyProfessor EmeritaDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Child & Teen DevelopmentParenting Preschool Children (E M)Explaining young children's needs and main development and recommending how parents, teachers, and child care professionals may guide young children to help promote their social development.Dyson, Dr. LilyProfessor EmeritaDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Music, Film & TheatreShakespeare on Film (S) Since the early days of cinema, filmmakers have been enthralled by the possibilities afforded by adapting Shakespeare's theatre for the screen. This talk will offer a survey of Shakespearean film. The films under consideration will range from classics, to cross-cultural adaptations, to recent, popular renditions of Shakespearean plots. Ellerbeck, Dr. ErinAssistant ProfessorDepartment of English
Languages & LinguisticsLaryngeal Function in Voice Production (S) NEWEsling, Dr. John H.Professor Department of Linguistics
Languages & LinguisticsAccents, Dialects and Voice Qualities (S)Esling, Dr. John H.ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Languages & LinguisticsSounds of the World's Languages (S) NEWEsling, Dr. John H.ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Languages & LinguisticsHow Babies Acquire the Capacity to Speak (S)Esling, Dr. John H.ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Languages & LinguisticsThe International Phonetic Alphabet (S)Esling, Dr. John H.ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Personal InterestsBeekeeping (S)Esling, Dr. John H.ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Law & Justice IssuesConvicting the Innocent: Wrongful Convictions in Canada (S)In recent years, an alarming number of incidents have been uncovered involving the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of innocent persons. Donald Marshall, David Milgaard and Guy Paul Morin are but a few of the better-known examples. The common causes for such miscarriages of justice and the possible remedies to reduce or eliminate these failures in our justice system will be explored.Ferguson, Prof. GerryDistinguished ProfessorFaculty of Law
History—GeneralSporting Multiculturalism: Postwar European Immigrants and the Grassroots Making of Canadian Diversity ǂ (M S) NEWIt uses the history of sport as a lens to understand the settlement of immigrants, organization of ethnic communities, and the exchanges-both competitive and cooperative-that have characterized cosmopolitanism in Canada. Focusing on Toronto, it shows that Immigrant sport was a nexus for social interaction and integration, a gateway to transnational networks, and setting for contact among Toronto’s diverse immigrant communities. Inter-ethnic sport was a prototype model of multiculturalism long before the enshrinement of federal multicultural policy in 1971. It also predated and influenced the City of Toronto’s political and tourism rebranding of itself as a multicultural space more than a decade later.Fielding, Mr. StephenGraduate StudentDepartment of History
Languages & LinguisticsSecond Language Acquisition (S) How do people learn languages? What is the critical period for language learning, when languages are learned quickly and naturally, and what happens afterwards? This talk reviews the first/second language learning process for children and the second language learning process for adults.Fotos, Dr. SandraAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Languages & LinguisticsTeaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (S) Teaching ESL refers to teaching English to speakers of other languages within the country where English is spoken as a native language, whereas teaching EFL refers to teaching it overseas, in the learners' native culture. There are very different approaches depending where English is taught, and this talk reviews the key issues to be aware of.Fotos, Dr. SandraAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Languages & LinguisticsSwitching Languages While Talking (S) Many bilingual families wonder why and how their children switch back and forth between English and their native language so easily. This talk reviews the fascinating topic of such switching or "codeswitching", emphasizing that it is usually grammatical and serves important communicative functions.Fotos, Dr. SandraAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
ScienceSolar Cells and Alternative Energy Technologies: Challenges and Prospects (E M S) The history of the science behind photovoltaics (solar cells, both inorganic and organic), trends in new types of solar cells, energy requirements, political and economic considerations, and comparison to other alternative energy technologies is discussed.Frank, Dr. NatiaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry
ScienceMagnetism: Its History and Implications in Technology and Health (E M S) The origin of the magnetic fields present in planetary dynamics, the earth's magnetic field and its reversals over history, the role of magnetic fields in migratory behaviour of hundreds of species, and the role of magnetism in medicine and data storage technologies are discussed.Frank , Dr. NatiaAssociate Professor Department of Chemistry
Personal InterestsHow Vancouver Island Managers Make Decisions (M S) NEWHow Vancouver Island managers make decisions - they apply mostly their gut-feel [!]Frankl, Dr. MilanSessional Instructor (need to confirm June 1st)Department of Health Information Science (HINF)
Work & EmploymentRole of Women in the Management of Healthcare Organizations (M S) NEWRole of women in the management of healthcare organizations - they perform better than men [yes!] Frankl, Dr. MilanSessional Instructor (need to confirm June 1st)Department of Health Information Science (HINF)
Cultures Around the WorldSports as Cultural Practice: Taking an Anthropological Approach to Sports (in English or French) (S) NEW Fromet de Rosnay, Dr. EmileAssistant ProfessorDepartment of French
Education—GeneralThe Humanities and the Sciences: the Concept of Experience (in English or French) (S) NEW The Concept of Experience: as an alternative way of understanding the difference between the humanities and the other sciences.Fromet de Rosnay, Dr. EmileAssistant ProfessorDepartment of French
Ethics & PhilosophyThe Philosophy of Giorgio Agamben (in English or French) (S) NEW The Philosophy of Giorgio Agamben: this important philosopher is known for his approach to theories of biopolitics/biopower and potentiality.Fromet de Rosnay, Dr. EmileAssistant ProfessorDepartment of French
History—GeneralEuropean Thought and Culture Since 1700 (in English or French) (S) NEW European thought and culture since 1700: any topics related to enlightenment, romanticism, modernism and postmodernism.Fromet de Rosnay, Dr. EmileAssistant ProfessorDepartment of French
Literature19th-Century French Literature and Culture (in English or French) (S) NEW 19th-century French literature and culture: the role of science, industry and politics in literary production.Fromet de Rosnay, Dr. EmileAssistant ProfessorDepartment of French
LiteratureEuropean Literature Since 1700 (in English or French) (S) NEW European literature since 1700: a comparative approach that thinks about challenges of modernity and the encounter with reason.Fromet de Rosnay, Dr. EmileAssistant ProfessorDepartment of French
Music, Film & TheatreFrench Cinema (in English or French) (S) NEW French Cinema: mostly the French New Wave.Fromet de Rosnay, Dr. EmileAssistant ProfessorDepartment of French
Personal InterestsThe Tour de France (in English or French) (S) NEW The Tour de France: I have taught a very popular course on this.Fromet de Rosnay, Dr. EmileAssistant ProfessorDepartment of French
Business & EconomicsHow Assuming that Future Generations will be Better Off than We are Leads to Slow-tracking GHG Abatement (M S) NEWWhen economists value long-term investments using cost-benefit analysis, they undervalue the consumption of future generations because they assume they will be better off than the current one.Gagne, Prof. LyndaAssistant ProfessorSchool of Public Administration
Business & EconomicsWhat is Ecological Economics? (M S) NEWEcological economics differs from mainstream economics by incorporating natural capital in the production function and recognizing that human capital and technology are complements to natural capital, and not substitutes.Gagne, Prof. LyndaAssistant ProfessorSchool of Public Administration
Business & EconomicsPublic Policy Tools to Shift to a Carbon-free Economy and Why We are Slow to Adopt Them (M S) NEWPublic policy tools for a shift to a carbon-free economy include carbon taxes, carbon-trading, and subsidies for renewables. What hurdles are preventing governments from widespread implementation of these tools?Gagne, Prof. LyndaAssistant ProfessorSchool of Public Administration
Health Care & MedicineAging and Alzheimer's Disease: Psychological Factors Involved in Aging (E M S) NEWGawryluk, Dr. JodieAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Psychology
PsychologyBrain and Behaviour: A Beginners Guide to Functional Neuroanatomy (E M S) NEWGawryluk, Dr. JodieAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Psychology
PsychologyNeuroimaging: Translating Advances in Neuroimaging into Clinical Applications (E M S) NEWGawryluk, Dr. JodieAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Psychology
PsychologyConcussion: What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and how Does it Impact Behaviour? (E M S) NEWGawryluk, Dr. JodieAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Psychology
PsychologyMultiple Sclerosis: Changes in the Brain and Cognition Function (E M S) NEWGawryluk, Dr. JodieAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Psychology
PsychologyThe Dragons of Inaction: Why We Don't Do What We Should We all have intentions to improve ourselves and the world, but we don't always act on those intentions. Why not? This talk gathers together the many "dragons of inaction" that hold us back, and suggests some ways to "slay" them. The focus is on climate change and sustainability actions, but the dragons might also apply to diet, exercise, and other good works.Gifford, Dr. RobertProfessorDepartment of Psychology
PsychologyModern Views of PersonalityGifford , Dr. RobertProfessorDepartment of Psychology
Business & Economics“Nudged" Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy for Smart Development and Peace (in English, French or Arabic) (M S) NEWGuitouni, Dr. AdelAssociate ProfessorPeter B. Gustavson School of Business
Business & EconomicsLegitimacy of Decision-Making in Organizations: a Post-Rationality Paradigm (in English, French or Arabic) (M S) NEWGuitouni, Dr. AdelAssociate ProfessorPeter B. Gustavson School of Business
Business & EconomicsThe Power of Networking (in English, French or Arabic) (M S) NEWGuitouni, Dr. AdelAssociate ProfessorPeter B. Gustavson School of Business
World AffairsStability in the MENA Region: The Need for Smart Engagement (in English, French or Arabic) (M S) NEWGuitouni, Dr. AdelAssociate ProfessorPeter B. Gustavson School of Business
World AffairsFighting Extremism and Creating Opportunities for All: Rethinking International Development in the MENA Region (in English, French or Arabic) (M S) NEWGuitouni, Dr. AdelAssociate ProfessorPeter B. Gustavson School of Business
World AffairsAfrica: The New Socio-Economic Frontier (in English, French or Arabic) (M S) NEWGuitouni, Dr. AdelAssociate ProfessorPeter B. Gustavson School of Business
Computers, Engineering & TechnologySustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (in English or Hindi) (M)This speaker’s current research is focused on studying the early age properties and plastic shrinkage of cement-based composites containing SCMs and fibers. His areas of interest include masonry structures, structural health monitoring, and non-destructive testing.Gupta, Dr. RishiAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Law & Justice IssuesJuvenile Justice: Why Other Countries Do a Better JobHackler, Dr. Jim Adjunct ProfessorDepartment of Sociology
Law & Justice IssuesThe Study of Crime: Should Criminologists be Advocates or Scientists? NEWHackler, Dr. Jim Adjunct ProfessorDepartment of Sociology
ScienceHow Galaxies Form, Grow and Interact—Including Dark Matter and Other Stuff We Can’t See ǂ (E M S) Hani, Mr. MaanGraduate StudentDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
ScienceThe History of Our Universe: From the Big Bang Until Today ǂ (E M S)The Big Bang, element synthesis how the elements around us form; how the universe started and evolved.Hani, Mr. MaanGraduate StudentDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
ScienceStar Formation and Evolution: The Life of a Star and Star Clusters ǂ (E M S) Hani, Mr. MaanGraduate StudentDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
ScienceBlack Holes: Evidence of their Existence and their Effect on Correlation with Galaxies ǂ (E M S) Hani, Mr. MaanGraduate StudentDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
SciencePlanets, Exoplanets and Solar Systems: Planet Properties and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life ǂ (E M S) Hani, Mr. MaanGraduate StudentDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Education in the SchoolsAssessment in Education (in English, French or Spanish) (M S) NEW Harte, Ms. KindraSessional LecturerDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education in the SchoolsAssessment Using the New Curriculum (in English, French or Spanish) (M S) NEW Harte, Ms. KindraSessional LecturerDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education in the SchoolsAssessment for Learning (in English, French or Spanish) (M S) NEW Harte, Ms. KindraSessional LecturerDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education in the SchoolsSecond Language Teaching Methods/ELL (in English, French or Spanish) (M S) NEW Harte, Ms. KindraSessional LecturerDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education in the SchoolsEngaging Activities for the Language Classroom (in English, French or Spanish) (M S) NEW Harte, Ms. KindraSessional LecturerDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education in the SchoolsAssessment in Today's Classroom: A Paradigm Shift (in English, French or Spanish) (M S) NEW Assessment in Today's Classroom. Let's visit the new curriculum and create assessment tools that fit and motivate students. How to set up a gradebook to effectively reflect student learning. Handouts will be provided.Harte, Ms. KindraSessional LecturerDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralThe Praxis of 'Letting Go': Relinquishing Control and Encouraging Teacher Empowerment ǂ NEWOver the last few years, as a parent, educator, and researcher, I have spent countless hours engaged in the question of how to avoid interacting with kids in a way that teaches them to be docile, obedient, individualistic, and disconnected. Also problematic is that, despite ongoing efforts of the 'progressive education' movement, parents and teachers remain preoccupied with compliance and uncomfortable with child/student empowerment. In this presentation, I propose that what needs to occur before taking on pedagogical change (because aren’t parents teachers too?) is a transformation through a Praxis of 'Letting Go'. By Examining barriers that keep us working within a system that relies on the belief that without control f children, chaos would ensue, as well as the need to perform a specific concept of the role of 'responsible adult,' I aim to speak to the simple, yet seeming insurmountable, act of ‘letting go’ and reveal its empowering qualities.Harvey, Ms. LyndzeGraduate StudentDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralPedagogies of Resistance: Parenting and Teaching Beyond Progressivism ǂ NEWAs much as this presentation is about cultivating little rebels, it is also about resolving or reconciling an approach to our own role in our relationships with children (and other) one which benefits neither party. The idea of progressivism is to teach freedom and equality, to encourage children to grow into the type of people the world needs. Unfortunately, our educative practices undermine these goals. 'Pedagogies of Resistance' speaks to encouraging resistance that is humanising for both children/students and parent/teachers. By asking three questions surrounding power and systems, compassion and unconditional love, and solidarity and creativity, this process is about redefining our roles and not prescribing actions but rather leading ourselves through a process that encourages connection between philosophy, practice, and reflections.Harvey, Ms. LyndzeGraduate StudentDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Art & ArchitectureShoppin’: The End of Over-the-top Consumption (in English or French) (S) This contemporary art presentation takes the name of my latest art project, “Shoppin’: the end of over-the-top-consumption.” The Powerpoint images include shopping carts in nature, actual shoppers in the following media—an animation/video, drawings, digital prints and an artist book. I will discuss my research, my creative process and other artists that work within this theme. This involves a history of my practice with a focus on the most recent work as well as my influences (artists, themes, issues) along the way. This way, the audience can see the threads of influence that have shaped my work as well as the work of other artists, contextualizing my practice as fitting into a specific time and place. I would like to show how we work with wealth of ideas that potentially effect our society.Hibbard, Ms. KarenSessional LecturerDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Personal InterestsIllustration: How to Enter the Marketplace as a Freelancer (in English or French) (S) Illustration: How to enter the Marketplace as a Freelancer focuses on my experience as a freelance illustrator for children's picture books and editorial magazine publication. The talk uses a Powerpoint presentation to show images of my work, creative process, other illustrators’ work, and guidelines for entering the marketplace.Hibbard, Ms. KarenSessional LecturerDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Personal InterestsYoga Psychology (E M S) Yoga psychology harnesses the powers of awareness, attunement and embodied learning to foster an inquiry into the foundation of your unique expression of self-awareness, health and wellness.Hosalli, Ms. ShubhaElectronic TechnicianDepartment of Chemistry
Personal InterestsYogic Living (E M S) Many people practice yoga—but yoga is not only a soothing workout. It is also a lifestyle, helping people embrace states of wellbeing.Hosalli, Ms. ShubhaElectronic TechnicianDepartment of Chemistry
Education in the SchoolsPractical Tips for Teacher Research as a Professional Development Tool This talk is designed to dispel trepidation among practitioners who have  contemplated teacher/practitioner research in their own teaching. The talk will guide attendees through methods for tackling teacher-research projects and challenges commonly encountered, and help them make informed decisions for undertaking their own teacher-research journey.Huang, Dr. Li-ShihAssociate Professor, Learning & Teaching Scholar in ResidenceDepartment of Linguistics
Education in the SchoolsThe Use of Learners’ First Languages in Multilingual Classrooms (E M S) NEWThere is growing recognition of the roles that learners' first languages (L1s) or "own languages" play in their literacy development. This talks draws on insights from the most up-to-date research and the presenter's own scholarly/professional work on learners' use of their own languages in order to inform teachers about ways to incorporate these insights into teaching in multilingual classrooms, so that learning processes and outcomes may be enhanced.Huang, Dr. Li-ShihAssociate Professor, Learning & Teaching Scholar in ResidenceDepartment of Linguistics
Education—GeneralThe Why, What and How of Fostering Learner Reflection Reflection is integral to human existence; as John Dewey, the father of education, once said: "We do not learn from experience; we learn from reflecting on experience." This talk is designed for teachers who are interested in integrating learner reflection into their teaching. Following a synopsis of the most up-to-date theories and research on learner reflection, the presenter will focus on sharing theoretically sound and empirically substantiated tips about how to implement learner reflection in the classroom.Huang, Dr. Li-ShihAssociate Professor, Learning & Teaching Scholar in ResidenceDepartment of Linguistics
Languages & LinguisticsSpeaking Strategies for Speakers of English as an Additional LanguageThis talk is designed specifically to help those who use English as an additional language develop strategies to communicate orally in various contexts. In this interactive talk, the attendees will be guided through an exploration of culturally embedded assumptions and expectations about communication and will learn how to develop some effective strategies for enhancing their oral communication skills.Huang, Dr. Li-ShihAssociate Professor, Learning & Teaching Scholar in ResidenceDepartment of Linguistics
Languages & LinguisticsAssessing the Language-learning Needs of Speakers of English as an Additional LanguageThis talk will share ways attendees can assess the language-learning needs of speakers of English as an additional language and practical tools they can use in different context –institutions, corporations, programs, or courses–to understand the special challenges of speakers and develop training to meet their communication needs.Huang, Dr. Li-ShihAssociate Professor, Learning & Teaching Scholar in ResidenceDepartment of Linguistics
Art & ArchitecturePortrait of the Artist: William Kurelek’s Developing Sense of Self in Painting (S) Decades after his death William Kurelek (1927-1977) fascinates audiences with his unique expressions of Canadian identity. Throughout his career he wrestled with his own identity as a man and artist through mental illness, family rejection, and religious enlightenment. This presentation traces Kurelek’s developing sense of self through his paintings.Hughes, Ms. Mary JoDirectorUniversity of Victoria Art Collections
Computers, Engineering & TechnologyAccessibility via Cyberproxy: Using Video Robots to Be Anywhere (E M S) NEWIrvine, Dr. ValerieProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralPersonalized Learning Beyond Blended Learning: Five Movements in Education (E M S) NEWIrvine, Dr. ValerieProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralMoving to Maker: Creating a Community of Creators (E M S) NEWIrvine, Dr. ValerieProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralOpen Education From Lesson Plan to Learning Plan: How to Get Started Developing a Personal or Professional Learning Network (E M S) NEWIrvine, Dr. ValerieProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Personal InterestsRecycling with Intent: How I Achieved the Empty Waste Bin (E M S) NEWIrvine, Dr. ValerieProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Personal InterestsDriving an Electric Vehicle: Why Didn't I Do It Sooner? (E M S) NEWIrvine, Dr. ValerieProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesProbiotics for Better Health: Time to Change GearsClaims that live bacterial cultures, known as probiotics, are beneficial to human health date back over 100 years. Yogurt and similar fermented milk products, the most popular forms of probiotics, have been widely adopted as health foods. The health claims associated with these products have ranged from improved digestive function to bolstered immune systems, and the scientific validity for these claims will be critically examined. This presentation will focus mainly on how recent research findings could lead to the development of more effective probiotics. The potential application of these new improved probiotics to treat various digestive tract disorders, including infections, will be discussed.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Health Care & MedicineAllergies: Cases of Dysfunction in the Immune System (E M S)How allergies arise, the role of the immune system in this process, and the basis for treatment strategies will be described. Allergies are not only common. Their prevalence has continued to increase over the past 50 years, especially in industrialized countries, and current hypotheses that attempt to account for this will be considered.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Health Care & MedicineNew Emerging Human Infectious Diseases in a Changing WorldNew, i.e., previously unknown to science, human infectious diseases, such as SARS, MERS, and Ebola, have appeared at an unprecedented rate in recent years. Over 40 new infectious diseases have been recognized since 1970. This talk will focus on the impact such diseases have had on global health, with an emphasis on how and why they are apparently evolving.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Health Care & MedicineDemystifying Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza (E M S)There are two distinct forms of human influenza, the localized seasonal epidemic form that routinely appears annually during winter months and the rare but more virulent pandemic form, such as the H1N1 virus of 2009. This talk will focus on the basic molecular biology of influenza virus (in nontechnical language), the distinction between seasonal and pandemic flu viruses, and how pandemic flu strains evolve. Particularly important aspects of this discussion are how the influenza vaccine works and what the annual flu vaccination program is supposed to achieve.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Health Care & MedicineWhat Everyone Should Know about Listeria, Salmonella, Norovirus, and Other Food-borne Pathogens (E M S)An estimated 1.6 million Canadians are affected by food-borne infections every year. These illnesses result in at least 4,000 hospitalizations and 105 deaths. Interestingly, the most common causes of food-borne illnesses are pathogens that have emerged only within the last 50 years, e.g., norovirus, Listeria, Salmonella, and E. coli O157:H7. This presentation will focus on the epidemiological basis for the recent rise of food infections as a public health problem and the challenges in preventing them. Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Health Care & MedicineWhat We Have Learned From the Human Genome (E M S)The decoding of the human genome, completed over a decade ago, heralded the beginning of a new era in biomedical research. This presentation will explore what our genome has since taught us about ourselves and our place in the biological world. How genomics has contributed to our understanding of the genetic basis of human disease will be discussed using cancer as an example. The prospect of applying genome information for administering personalized or tailor-made medical diagnoses and treatments has received much hype, and the status of this practice will be summarized. Ishiguro, Dr. EdwardProfessor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Health Care & MedicineThe Rise of Superbugs: The Alarming Spread of Bacterial Drug Resistance, its Underlying Causes and the Quest for Solutions (E M S)Superbugs are bacteria that have developed resistance to multiple antibiotics. They are currently a global problem representing the most serious challenge to the treatment of infectious diseases. Experts warn that immediate action is required to reduce the impact of superbug infections. This presentation will focus on the underlying causes of bacterial drug resistance and the current state in the quest for solutions.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Health Care & MedicineThe Quest for Longevity Genes Long lifespans are common in certain families, raising the possibility that this characteristic is inherited.  Is there a longevity gene?  This presentation summarizes recent attempts to identify and characterize genes that influence lifespan.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Health Care & MedicineNext-Generation Vaccines: More than Just a Poke in the Arm The traditional vaccines that have been in use for over a century are designed to prevent infectious diseases. They will be compared to new innovations that will soon lead to what have been termed the next-generation vaccines. The future prospects for novel uses of vaccines, for example, in curbing drug addictions, will also be described. Vaccinations have been credited with saving countless lives from infectious diseases for over 200 years. Yet, controversy regarding vaccine safety still exists, and this issue will be examined.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Health Care & MedicineMaking Sense of the Bacteria in the Human Digestive Tract: Implications on Health and Illness Over the Lifespan (E M S)An enormous, diverse population of about 100 trillion bacteria, collectively referred to as the gut microbiome, lives in the human digestive tract. These bacteria perform an integral role in our digestive metabolism. The bacterial colonization of the gut starts at birth, and accumulating evidence indicates that the types of bacteria that eventually comprise the gut microbiome are important determinants of health and disease. Thus, the gut microbiome has been linked to metabolic (e.g., obesity), immunological (e.g., inflammatory bowel diseases), and neurological (e.g., autism spectrum disorder) diseases. The composition of the gut microbiome may change over the course of one’s lifetime, and key factors that influence these changes will be discussed.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
ScienceThe Biology of AgingThis presentation will summarize recent advances in our understanding of the process of aging, and how this information has led to new strategies for slowing down the process of aging. I will critically evaluate some of the major strategies, e.g., anti-aging drugs, diets and dietary supplements.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
ScienceGenetically Modified Organisms: Frankenfood or Cornucopia? (E M S)The introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has resulted in an unprecedented level of controversy and debate. GMOs, on one hand, come with promises of improvements in characteristics that are unattainable by traditional plant or animal breeding. On the other hand, GMOs bring specters of new human health problems, environmental disasters, and economic issues. This presentation will be unbiased (if, in fact, complete neutrality on this topic is at all possible) and will focus on both positive and negative issues surrounding GMOs with illustrations and scientific data.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E.Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
ScienceGut-Brain Communication: the Possibility of Mind-controlling Bacteria Recent research findings demonstrate that bacteria in the digestive tract regulate the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin. The evidence suggesting that this phenomenon may be related to conditions ranging from depression to autism spectrum disorder will be described. The possibility of new strategies for treatment or intervention of these disorders will be discussed.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
ScienceWhat’s Wrong (and What’s Right) About the Flu Vaccine? (E M S) NEWIn this presentation, I will explain the composition of the flu vaccine, how it is supposed to work, why it is never fully effective, and why you should get vaccinated anyway.  I will also explain why you need to be vaccinated annually, and discuss recent strategies for creating a more effective vaccine that will provide a longer lasting immunity to influenza.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
ScienceCurrent Virus Threats: Update on Zika, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Ebola and More NEWEpidemics caused by viruses have been all too common in recent years. At least two of them, Ebola in 2013 and Zika in 2016, have caught medical workers unprepared, forcing the World Health Organization to declare them as global health crises. The main problem is that most of the recent problem viruses are very poorly understood. This presentation will cover (i) the key research questions for Zika and an update on progress made to date; (ii) what we learned about Ebola during the recent epidemic and consider the question of whether we will be prepared next time; and (iii) other current viral pathogens currently circulating globally, e.g., Dengue fever, Chikungunya, yellow fever, and MERS, and an assessment of their level of threat.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
ScienceHuman Diet and Nutrition: Influence of Gut Bacteria (E M S) NEWMost of us know something about basic human nutrition. This presentation will focus on an aspect that is not as well known: the role of our gut bacteria in the digestive process. This presentation focuses on new research approaches to determine the impact of nutrition on cultivating a healthy gut bacterial population and what we are learning about the contributions made by these bacteria on our overall health.Ishiguro, Dr. Edward E. Professor EmeritusDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
History—GeneralFrom Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19 ǂ (E M S)Uncover the forgotten journey of 4,200 Canadian soldiers from Victoria to Vladivostok, Russia in the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution. This thought-provoking multimedia presentation challenges how Canada's military history and foreign relations have been remembered. Isitt, Dr. BenjaminGraduate StudentFaculty of Law
Law & Justice IssuesProperty, Social Movements and the Law ǂ (E M S)What is the relationship between social movements and the law? This multi-media presentation examines the response of judges, courts, lawyers and other legal actors to protests over labour rights, environment protection and First Nations land claims.Isitt, Dr. BenjaminGraduate StudentFaculty of Law
PoliticsLabour in British Columbia ǂ (E M S) Work and relations between workers and employers have been hotly contested in BC - from bitter coal-mining strikes in the 19th century to recent disputes involving teachers, hospital workers and other public-sector workers. This multi-media presentation explores these controversies and future directions for labour relations in BC and beyond.Isitt, Dr. BenjaminGraduate StudentFaculty of Law
PoliticsJ.S. Woodsworth and the Social Gospel in Canada ǂ (E M S)Religion and politics have shaped Canadian society, with the Social Gospel representing a faith-based commitment to build the new Jerusalem on earth. This multimedia presentation explores the Social Gospel’s impact through the life of former Methodist minister J.S. Woodsworth, founding president of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, forerunner to today’s NDP.Isitt, Dr. BenjaminGraduate StudentFaculty of Law
World AffairsRevolution and Military Intervention in the Middle East ǂ (E M S)Recent revolutions in Egypt and across the Arab world and NATO’s military intervention in Libya and other states have highlighted long-standing social tensions in the region. This multimedia presentation provides historical context for current events, while exploring difficult questions of democracy, human rights and foreign policy.Isitt, Dr. BenjaminGraduate StudentFaculty of Law
History—Victoria & BCA Peoples' History of Victoria and Canada ǂ (E M S)This “history from below” traces the evolution of southern Vancouver Island and Canada–from contact with First Nations people, through the establishment of Fort Victoria and the colony of Vancouver Island, to BC’s entry into Confederation and interactions between First Nations and newcomers in the recent years.Isitt , Dr. BenjaminGraduate StudentFaculty of Law
PoliticsUnderstanding Local Government ǂ (E M S) Drawing from his expertise in public office, Dr. Isitt examines the role of local government within Canada’s constitution, the responsibilities and procedures of municipalities and regional districts, and opportunities for reform aimed at strengthening citizen engagement and public services.Isitt , Dr. BenjaminGraduate StudentFaculty of Law
Animals & PlantsWould You Like Carbon or Chimps With That? Restoring African Tropical Rainforests (M S) Based on conditions in western Uganda, this talk explores the opportunities and challenges involved in restoring degraded forest in a manner that provides good habitat for wildlife (e.g., primates, elephants) while at the same time providing forest products for people.Jacob, Ms. AerinLiber Ero Postdoctoral Fellowship School of Environmental Studies
Animals & PlantsMitigating Social, Economic and Ecological Tradeoffs in BC's Great Bear Sea (Jan-April) (M S) NEWJacob, Ms. AerinLiber Ero Postdoctoral Fellowship School of Environmental Studies
Animals & PlantsLogging and Elephants: Cascading Effects on Tropical Rainforests (M S) This talk explores the relationships between high-and low-intensity logging, and elephant abundance and behaviour, in an African tropical rainforest, affecting tree growth, species composition and forest recovery.Jacob, Ms. AerinLiber Ero Postdoctoral Fellowship School of Environmental Studies
Law & Justice IssuesReconciliation Syllabus: An Introduction to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (E M S) NEWThis presentation (which can be geared for any age from elementary to adult, from expert to generalist audiences) aims to give an accessible (and interesting!) introduction to the legal history of residential schools, legal activism leading to the TRC, and the resulting 94 calls to action. It involves concrete exercises to facilitate meaningful engagement with the calls, as well as ideas about innovative and concrete action.Johnson, Dr. RebeccaProfessorFaculty of Law
Education in the Schools20 Ways to Improve a School's Culture: Nonprofit, For-Profit and International Schools (S) NEWStudy after study shows that school culture is critical to student behavior and achievement, teacher retention and performance. You have more control over it than you think. As a teacher you need to be aware of the school culture you are creating with every little decision and big decision you make. It all adds up to an environment that teachers, parents and students experience as either positive or negative, supportive or indifferent, stimulating or demotivating.Kiddell, Mr. RobertSessional LecturerDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Ethics & PhilosophyPatenting of Genes and Ethics of Patient Information (S)Kluge, Dr. EikeProfessorDepartment of Philosophy
Health Care & MedicineThe Ethics of eHealth and Telemedicine (S)Kluge, Dr. EikeProfessorDepartment of Philosophy
Health Care & MedicineEthical Issues in Medical Informatics (S)Kluge, Dr. EikeProfessorDepartment of Philosophy
Personal InterestsEthics of Police Conduct (S)Kluge, Dr. EikeProfessorDepartment of Philosophy
Health Care & MedicineDementia and Alzheimer’s ǂ (M S) Dementia is not a natural part of aging. It is an umbrella term that encompasses over 100 neurodegenerative diseases that affect memory, judgment, and cognitive skills severely enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and comprises nearly 70 per cent of cases. To date there is no cure and there are no disease-modifying treatments available. Find out what the research history has looked at regarding this topic and what the latest researchers are doing to solve the issue of dementia.Knight, Ms. JamieGraduate StudentDepartment of Psychology
PsychologyHow We Learn: The Neuroscience of Human Learning NEWRecent advances in neuroscience have helped us understand how we learn. In this talk, I will review these advances and provide practical applications of these concepts.Krigolson, Dr. Olav E.Assistant ProfessorSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
PsychologyBrainwaves at Base Camp: My Journey to Mount Everest NEW In May of 2016 I was part of an international research team that journeyed to the Base Camp of Mount Everest to study the affects of altitude on learning and decision making.Krigolson, Dr. Olav E.Assistant ProfessorSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
ScienceLocal Oceanography, Victoria Sewage Impacts and Ocean Acidification ǂ (S) Is Victoria’s practice of dumping over 90,000 cubic meters per day of untreated municipal sewage into the Juan de Fuca Strait causing “dead zones” of low oxygen or poison water? Do Seattle and Port Angeles have reason to be concerned? This talk explores the oceanography around the Victoria region and gives background information on Victoria’s sewage disposal and discusses some new research on its impacts.Krogh, Mr. JeremyGraduate StudentSchool of Earth & Ocean Sciences
LiteratureGeorge Herbert and The 17-Century Art of Hearkening: Listening for "The Odour" NEWAlthough the Protestant Reformation is generally viewed as a revolution in reading, most people in early modern England heard the bible more often than they read it. The oral nature of biblical culture in early modern England was part and parcel of its general tendency to ethically privilege hearing over sight. Such attitudes and practices raise the question of what, exactly, it meant to listen to God’s Word in seventeenth-century England? What could John Donne have intended precisely when he prayed, as indeed he did, for “circumcised ears”? Less cryptically, what were the physics, physiology, and theology of early modern sound and hearing and how do such ideas animate religious writing in the period? To address these questions, I attend to George Herbert’s representation of sound and listening in The Temple (1633), focusing particular attention on what it meant to hearken in early Stuart England. By tuning into early modern frequencies, we will disco! ver that hearing and sound sometimes mean different things for Herbert than they do for us and that such differences have crucial consequences for understanding his poetry and seventeenth-century devotional writing more broadly.Kuchar, Dr. GaryAssociate ProfessorDepartment of English
LiteratureDistraction in 17-Century Literature and Culture NEWThis presentation examines how poets, preachers, and dramatists understood and depicted the experience of distraction in seventeenth-century England and Europe. My basic claim is that people in this period understood distraction not as the opposite of attention per se but as an antonym of holiness. The ultimate aim of this presentation is to have us reflect on our own views of distraction from a seventeenth-century perspective.Kuchar, Dr. GaryAssociate ProfessorDepartment of English
Education in the SchoolsUsing Restorative Justice to Build Citizenship (S)Retributive discipline processes lack focus on student learning. These types of processes also pose many challenges by hindering ongoing student support both academically and socially by creating an adversarial relationship between parties involved. Restorative justice focuses on repairing harm, learning and relationships, all of which provide benefits for individuals and the community. Lam, Mr. LawrenceCoordinator, Community Development and Student LeadershipResidence Services
Education—GeneralStudent-Centred Approaches to Learning: Fostering Meaningful Experiences (S) What are obstacles that students and teachers face in making learning meaningful? This talk highlights research on teaching and learning in higher education, and how students and teachers can make the most of learning experiences. Topics include deep/surface learning, constructive/destructive friction and student engagement.Lam, Mr. LawrenceCoordinator, Community Development and Student LeadershipResidence Services
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesFor the WELLth of It This interactive session looks at a number of current wellness models that incorporate physical activity, nutrition, stress management, environmental and self-responsibility dimensions. The session is valuable for anyone who finds themselves better at taking care of others than taking care of themselves.Lauzon, Dr. Lara Assistant ProfessorSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesTaking Risks and Embracing ChangeThis session deals with personal and career changes and outlines steps on how you can respond to change you initiat –or change you have little or no control over. A discussion of how risk-taking and change is connected to personal lifestyle is also part of the workshop. Life is a balancing act between forces for and against change and personal wellness is affected by how you adapt to change. This session can help you evaluate or re-evaluate what changes might be needed in your life or what risks you are willing to take to "be well."Lauzon, Dr. LaraAssistant ProfessorSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Work & EmploymentWork/Life Balance There are tangible rewards for all of us who can find a way to support a healthy work/life balance. Research has shown that 'well' workplaces create a collegial and collaborative work culture, increase employee loyalty, have a reduction in employee turnover, have reduced absenteeism, and enjoy increased employee productivity. Attention to work/life balance is an important key to a healthy organization. This session combines current wellness information and creative examples of agencies that promote and deliver successful employee health and wellness programs and initiatives.Lauzon, Dr. LaraAssistant ProfessorSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Work & EmploymentReframing Your Organization: Are You Working Well?Multi-frame thinking and decision making can help managers, administrators, supervisors, and leaders discover how they view their organization and take steps toward a strategic planning process for sifting options and solving problems when an organization is ready for change. This workshop is of value for anyone who has a vision or plan for renewal within their organization–a plan to help their organization, department or section to "work well."Lauzon, Dr. LaraAssistant ProfessorSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
World Affairs100 Years of Solidarity: The History and Future of the Kibbutz Movement in Israel NEWFor many decades, the symbol of the State of Israel was the noble pioneer draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the legendary kibbutznik. So what ever happened to the pioneers' dream of founding a socialist utopia in the land called Palestine? Learn the fascinating history and uncertain future of the kibbutz movement and other utopian communities in Israel.Leach, Dr. DavidProfessor and ChairDepartment of Writing
Education—GeneralEmotional Intelligence and Academic Success (M S)Presentation designed for students (high school/university) so they can gain a greater understanding of EQ and how it impacts their social and academic lives.Leacock, Prof. BrianAssociate Director, International ProgramsPeter B. Gustavson School of Business
Work & EmploymentEmotional Intelligence and Cultural Diversity (M S)Designed for organizations (profit/non-profit) to enhance their understanding of EQ (within leadership and management) and how to embrace cultural diversity with this understanding.Leacock, Prof. BrianAssociate Director, International ProgramsPeter B. Gustavson School of Business
PsychologyConnection to Nature: Well-Being, Happiness and Motivation ǂ (M S) NEWConnecting with nature is an inherent desire in our humanity. Humans have, however, increasingly moved away from nature in recent centuries. Our research explores the happiness benefits of getting out into nature and applies motivation theories to try to get people out into nature more often and willingly.Lee, Mr. Elliott S.Graduate StudentDepartment of Psychology
Earth & OceansHow Regular Folk Help Advance Ocean Science with “Wisdom of the Crowd” (S) NEWScientists collect data in a variety of ways, and one of the fastest way to analyze it is through citizen science - employing the eager minds of thousands of volunteers. This presentation will demonstrate how Ocean Networks Canada engages volunteers as "citizen scientists", and demonstrate some of the many fascinating citizen science projects of the Zooniverse.org web portal.Leslie, Mr. MurraySoftware Quality Control SpecialistOcean Networks Canada
Languages & LinguisticsAll about Learning a Second Language Pronunciation (in English or Chinese)Lin, Dr. HuaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
Languages & LinguisticsAbout the Chinese Language (in English or Chinese) Lin, Dr. HuaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Linguistics
ScienceOpen Science: Steps to Addressing the Replication Crisis (S) NEWSciences such as biology, medicine, and psychology have been rocked by recent evidence that findings published in peer-reviewed journals often fail to replicate when other scientists attempt to repeat the experiments. I discuss the many factors that contribute to this problem, and describe recent steps that leaders in these fields are taking to address them.Lindsay, Dr. SteveProfessorDepartment of Psychology
Computers, Engineering & TechnologyBooks and eBooks: Why Do We still Love the Print? (E M S) Presenting current research on the relative strengths of print and electronic media.Lines, Mr. MichaelLearning and Research LibrarianWilliam C. Mearns Centre for Learning
History—GeneralDeeds and Acts, Oaths and Promises: Medieval Legal Conventions as a Response to an Unknown Future (E M S) Research from a normally little-known topic highlights interesting points about written and oral legal traditions, and the questions they raise regarding the present and the futureLines, Mr. MichaelLearning and Research LibrarianWilliam C. Mearns Centre for Learning
Personal InterestsBookbinding for Kids (E M S) Lines, Mr. MichaelLearning and Research LibrarianWilliam C. Mearns Centre for Learning
Personal InterestsA First-World-War Canadian Sapper Talks about the Trenches (S)Captain (Retired) Don Lovell, CD, PPCLI reads selections from his grandfather's firsthand accounts from the First World War as an Engineer Sapper at Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge and other bloodied fields. Lovell, Mr. DonRetirees AssociationRetirees Association
Personal InterestsPowerlifting for Young Athletes (S)A national champion and record holder provides tips for high-school-age athletes. Gym facility with Olympic weights for demonstration would be the preferred setting. Basic lifts, squat, bench and deadlift, "Classic" and "Equipped Lifting", training, diet, lifestyle (drug-free), goal setting, competitions are outlined.Lovell, Mr. DonRetirees AssociationRetirees Association
Ethics & PhilosophyDemocratic Ethics (S) A discussion of the ethical responsibilities of politicians, members of the media and citizens in contemporary Canadian democracy. Focuses on the importance to democracy of reasoned debate and discussion and widespread participation in democratic processes.Macleod, Dr. ColinAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Philosophy and Law
Ethics & PhilosophyContemporary Theories of Justice (S)A discussion of recent developments in political philosophy concerning the nature of a just society. Addresses issues of how basic political institutions should be structured and how the benefits and burdens of social cooperation should be shared. Macleod, Dr. ColinAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Philosophy and Law
Ethics & PhilosophyEducational Equality (S) A discussion of the nature of justice in the provision of education with special attention to the interpretation of equality in the distributional of educational opportunities.Macleod, Dr. ColinAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Philosophy and Law
Ethics & PhilosophyChildren’s Rights (S) Macleod, Dr. ColinAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Philosophy and Law
Personal InterestsFalse Alarm: A Climate Skeptic’s View of Global Warming (S)Although the science of human-caused, catastrophic climate change is now considered settled and certain, this talk presents 10 scientific facts—not computer-generated theories—suggesting that claims of dangerous global warming are exaggerated, misleading or just plain wrong. First among these facts: the planet has not warmed significantly since at least 1998.MacRae, Mr. PaulSessional LecturerDepartment of English
Work & EmploymentBeyond Diversity and Human Rights: How to Create Inclusive Spaces for Social Change (in English or French) (M S)Magassa, Mr. MoussaHuman Rights Advisor - Education Equity & Human Rights Office
Work & EmploymentIntercultural Conflict Resolution (in English or French) (M S)Magassa, Mr. MoussaHuman Rights Advisor - Education Equity & Human Rights Office
ScienceTour of the Astronomical Observatory at UVic ǂ (E M S) This tour is intended for groups of 24. Approximately 20 minutes are spent in the astronomy lab answering questions, 20 minutes looking at the sun, and 20 minutes in the dome observing Venus.Mairs, Mr. SteveGraduate StudentDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
World AffairsCreative Spaces and Urbanization in China: Approaching the Chinese Countryside’s Landscapes of Change (S) NEWAn overview of the development of creative industries in China and the transformation of urban space in Beijing and Shanghai.Marton, Dr. AndrewDirector and ProfessorCentre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI)
History—GeneralWomen Travellers Throughout the Ages Presents the lives and experiences of nine exceptional, interesting, and enthusiastic women travellers from the 4th to the 21st century who wrote about adventures. Reading list included.Mayfield, Dr. Margie Professor EmeritaDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Personal InterestsTravelling Lightly and Safely: Tips for Women TravellersIdeas and tips for women travellers to make travel easier and safer while maximizing the travel experience, including what to take and how to pack. Handouts with suggestions.Mayfield, Dr. Margie Professor EmeritaDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Computers, Engineering & TechnologyHow to Prepare Your Home Computer for Everything from Deleted Files to Natural Disasters (M S)Strategies for backing up your computer so that documents and photos don’t get lost, whether by accidental deletion, hard drive failure, or natural disaster. Talk is intended for non-technical computer users.McCue, Mr. RichSystems Administrator & Educational TechnologistLibraries, Systems Services
Computers, Engineering & TechnologySmartPhones and Tablets: Research and Homework Tools for Students? (M S)Can SmartPhones and Tablets be more than just distractions, but actually help with homework and research? This session will look at different strategies and applications that can help turn your SmartPhone or Tablet into a serious research tools. Talk is intended for non-technical users.McCue, Mr. RichSystems Administrator & Educational TechnologistLibraries, Systems Services
Computers, Engineering & TechnologyConserving Energy One Cubicle (or Home) at a Time (M S)Do you know how much electricity you use in your personal office, cubicle or home? Do you know how much energy your desktop computer or laptop uses? Will you save more electricity by turning off your computer at night or shortening your daily shower by five minutes? Discover some counter-intuitive facts about saving energy, money and the environment.McCue, Mr. RichSystems Administrator & Educational TechnologistLibraries, Systems Services
Education—GeneralMOOCs, 1-to-1 Laptop Programs, Flipped Classrooms & iPads: Is Educational Technology Worth the Investment? (M S)Are new educational technologies more effective in helping students achieve learning objectives than the old technology they replace? This interactive talk explores the intersection of educational technology and teaching methods, looking at the relative effectiveness of educational technology implementations as varied as: MOOC’s, Digital Textbooks, Clickers, Flipped Classrooms, Streaming Video Lectures, PowerPoint, Mobile Learning, Google Drive, Virtual Labs, and Learning Management Systems (LMS). Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to assess the value of educational technology and teaching method pairings.McCue, Mr. RichSystems Administrator & Educational TechnologistLibraries, Systems Services
Education—GeneralFlipping the Classroom: A Powerful Teaching Tool, But Not a Panacea (M S) Adopting a flipped classroom approach can free up valuable in-class time by using videos and exercises that students watch and complete as homework, or “pre-work." This allows teachers to more easily differentiate their instruction and allows students to learn at their own pace. Teachers can typically spend more one-on-one time with students who are struggling during class time, and allows for more student selected project based learning to engage students. This talk includes an overview of the flipped learning model, a demonstration of one approach to flipping a classroom, and discussion of where flipped learning works and does not work well—along with equity issues to keep in mind when implementing.McCue, Mr. RichSystems Administrator & Educational TechnologistLibraries, Systems Services
Education—GeneralLeaders as Indigenous Allies: Working for Positive Change in Schools (S) Allyship is a critical leadership tool that non-Aboriginal leaders can use in their work with Indigenous communities to support the creation of inclusive learning spaces. The Aboriginal Enhancement Schools Network (AESN) was founded five years ago and has built a network of teachers and teacher-leaders who put Aboriginal student success at the center of their work. This presentation draws from a recently completed study of this network making evident key strategies for successful inclusion that make a difference for all learners.McGregor, Dr. CatherineAssociate ProfessorOffice of Interdisciplinary Academic Programs
Education—GeneralQueerying Leadership: Creating Inclusive Spaces for GLBTQ Children and Youth (S) LGBTQ inclusive policies have been priorities of Human Rights groups and LGBTQ advocates for the past decade. Yet adopting these policies don't necessarily realize safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ children and youth. How are inclusive environments created and maintained? What are the tools leaders can use to engage in such work? This presentation will explore the intersecting terrains of inclusive policy and how organizational cultures must be challenged by leaders for their heteronormative standards that continue to exclude and silence the experiences of LGBTQ children, youth and their families.McGregor, Dr. CatherineAssociate ProfessorOffice of Interdisciplinary Academic Programs
History—GeneralSir Edward Grey and the Balkan Wars, 1912-1914 (M S) NEWSir Edward Grey and the Balkan Wars, 1912-1914’, to ‘Krise auf dem Balkan: Das 100-jährige Jubiläum der Balkankriege’, Institut für Strategie und Sicherheitspolitik der Landesverteidigung, Vienna, Austria, 29-31 October 2012.McKercher, Prof. BrianProfessorDepartment of History
History—GeneralThe Limitations of the Politician-Historian: Winston Churchill and Appeasement (M S) NEWThe Limitations of the Politician-Historian: Winston Churchill and Appeasement, to the ‘Winston Churchill in War and Peace Conference’, The Sorbonne – Paris IV, in association with the Musée de l’Armée and the Charles de Gaulle Foundation, Paris, France, 24-25 September 2015.McKercher, Prof. BrianProfessorDepartment of History
History—GeneralIssues Relating to the Origins of War in the Modern Period (M S) NEW The origins of wars in the modern period since 1815 are complex, involving a mixture of nationalism, imperialism, national security, and quest to protect or expand a country's national interests abroad. The notion underlining this complexity is the view that the international system is an 'anarchy' of competing national interests.McKercher, Prof. BrianProfessorDepartment of History
History—GeneralNations and Their Strategies Since 1945 (M S) NEWIn the Cold War period and after, understanding differing national strategies are most important in explaining how and why international relations evolved. The Cold War saw the advent of a bi-polar world dominated by the United States and Soviet Russia. Admittedly, there were neutral Powers -- chiefly in the Third World -- but Soviet-American rivalry affected all international politics. Since the end of the Cold War, a multi-polar world has emerged, making international politics more like that before 1939.McKercher, Prof. BrianProfessorDepartment of History
History—GeneralThe Origins and Course of the First World War (M S) NEWThe origins of the First World War is complex, involving a mixture of nationalism, imperialism, national security, and the Great Powers quest to protect or expand their national interests abroad. The war itself was devastating, seeing the collapse of four Great Powers -- Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Turkey -- and the problems of fighting an unexpected war of attrition.McKercher, Prof. BrianProfessorDepartment of History
History—GeneralThe Origins and Course of the Second World War (M S) NEWThe origins of the Second World War is less complex than other modern wars. It stemmed from the aggrandising and racial policies of Adolf Hitler. The course of the war is more complex. It ultimately saw five wars fought within the rubrics of the 'Second World War': an Anglo-French war against Germany (1939-1940); Britain fighting alone against the Axis (1940-1941); a Soviet-German war (1941-1942); an Anglo-American war against the Axis (1941-1945); and an American war against the Japanese (1941-1945).McKercher, Prof. BrianProfessorDepartment of History
History—GeneralThe Cold War: Cause and Course (M S) NEWThe Cold War was a unique period in international history. While the Great and Super Powers never fought 'hot' wars against one another, they supported proxies to do their fighting or fought themselves against smaller Powers. The era was defined as much by an intense diplomatic struggle between two power-blocs of propaganda and building armed forces to deter one another. Whether neutral or not, all countries of the world were affected.McKercher, Prof. BrianProfessorDepartment of History
History—GeneralCanadian Society and War Since 1867 (M S) NEWCanadian society has been divided over tie issues of war and peace since its creation in 1867. From the Nile expedition of 1885 to modern peace-keeping under UN or NATO leadership today, the use of military power and, indeed, the place of the Canadian armed forces as an expression of national strength has been the subject of great debate. It is not just the division between English Canada and Quebec that is important, so, too, are the beliefs of pro-military Canadians and others than can be broadly categorised as pacifists.McKercher, Prof. BrianProfessorDepartment of History
Work & EmploymentTransforming Students and Workplaces through Co-operative and Work-integrated Learning Increasingly, post-secondary institutions are looking to experiential education as a way to enhance the educational experiences of students. This presentation will focus on these experiences that occur in workplaces and how they have the potential to transform not only the student learner but the workplaces in which they occur.McRae, Dr. NorahExecutive DirectorCo-operative Education Program & Career Services and Office of Community-University Engagement
Work & EmploymentPreparing Global-ready Graduates: the Development of Intercultural Competencies Workplaces are increasingly diverse both in the composition of staff and in the interactions had with the external world. Graduates require the intercultural competencies to effectively navigate this diversity. This presentation will cover the framework and strategies used to prepare global ready graduates as well as research findings from our award winning CANEU Co-op program that exchanges students between Europe and Canada for study and co-op abroad.McRae, Dr. NorahExecutive DirectorCo-operative Education Program & Career Services and Office of Community-University Engagement
Fitness, Athletics & Healthy LifestylesIs Your Leisure Portfolio Ready for Retirement? NEWMany of us focus on our financial portfolio in order to be able to retire but how many of us consider our leisure portfolio? Retirement brings opportunities to learn new things, build grow our networks and help our communities. Learn how to be ready to grow your leisure portfolio!Meldrum, Dr. JohnDirector and Assistant ProfessorSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Work & EmploymentGrant Writing and Fundraising NEWI give an overview on non-profit fundraising—what it entails from the donor's perspective and the grantees. Milnes, Ms. LynneDevelopment OfficerDevelopment
ScienceBetter Living through Chemistry: Removing Wrinkles, Adding Hair and Muscle, Improving your Sex Life Dr. Mitchell requires 60 minutes to convey his presentation. Mitchell, Dr. ReginaldProfessor EmeritusDepartment of Chemistry
PsychologyAssessment and Treatment of Violent and Sexual Offenders Typology of sexual and violent offenders—why do they offend?Monkhouse, Dr. BruceSessional Instructor (confirmed to teach)Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
PsychologyRisk Assessment with Sexual and Violent Offenders Monkhouse, Dr. BruceSessional Instructor (confirmed to teach)Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
PsychologyHigh Risk Offenders and Community Safety Managing sexual offenders in the community—clinical issues.Monkhouse, Dr. BruceSessional Instructor (confirmed to teach)Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
PsychologyPsychological Adjustment Issues for New Immigrants NEWMonkhouse, Dr. BruceSessional Instructor (confirmed to teach)Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Child & Teen DevelopmentChildren and Nature: What are the Benefits of Outdoor Play? (S) There is increasing concern about the decline of children’s outdoor play, and the potentially negative effect of this decline on children’s attention and their attitudes towards nature. In fact, it has been argued that the decline in outdoor play leads to an overall disconnection from nature, a disconnection that has been termed nature deficit disorder (Louv, 2005). In this talk, I will summarize empirical research that speaks to this issue.Mueller, Dr. UlrichChair and ProfessorDepartment of Psychology
Child & Teen DevelopmentIs Play Important for Development? (S)Play is a universal phenomenon that can be found in children across the world. There are different types of play, ranging from physical, rough-and-tumble play to symbolic play with others. Research has shown that different types of play promote development. I will review this research and discuss ways in which play can be used in educational and clinical practice with children.Mueller, Dr. UlrichChair and ProfessorDepartment of Psychology
Child & Teen DevelopmentElectronic Media and Young Children: Positive and Negative Effects on Development (S) Electronic media are ubiquitous in children’s lives. In my presentation, I first discuss what goes on in children’s mind when they are exposed to electronic media. Next, I report on research that has examined how children’s comprehension of messages conveyed by electronic media changes with age. Finally, I will summarize what research tells us about the positive and negative effects of traditional media such as TV as well as new media such as iPads on a variety of aspects of children’s functioning, including language development, attention, and social skills.Mueller, Dr. UlrichChair and ProfessorDepartment of Psychology
Business & EconomicsKorean Management (in English or Korean) (S)How to do business across cultures, and manage people in companies —the management practices and corporate cultures of Korean companies.Nam, Dr. Sang H.Associate ProfessorPeter B. Gustavson School of Business
Business & EconomicsCross-cultural Management: Managing Diversity (in English or Korean) (S)How to manage cultural diversity: culture clash, cross-cultural communication and negotiation, culture shock and living and working overseasNam, Dr. Sang H.Associate ProfessorPeter B. Gustavson School of Business
Business & EconomicsOrganizational Behaviour: How to Manage People (in English or Korean) (S) How to manage people effectively within an organization: motivation, leadership, teamwork, and conflict managementNam, Dr. Sang H.Associate ProfessorPeter B. Gustavson School of Business
Education in the SchoolsChanging for Good: Choices for Creating a Healthy Living School (E M S) The presentation provides an overview of current Canadian health statistics and images related to obesity, physical activity and healthy eating, then introduces strategies that schools and communities can adopt to try to create an environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice.Naylor, Dr. Patti-JeanAssistant ProfessorSchool of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
Earth & OceansHot, Sour and Breathless: Oceans Under Stress (M S) NEWOur global ocean is under stress from warming, acidification and oxygen declines. Why are these changes happening and what impacts can we expect? This talk outlines these three interrelated stressors, examining both impacts and actions we can take to counteract them.Owens, Mr. Dwight User Engagement OfficerOcean Networks Canada
Earth & OceansSea of Plastic: Trash in Our Oceans (M S)From urban shorelines, to isolated atolls, to the deepest recesses of the abyss, discarded plastics and trash can now be found throughout our oceans. This talk outlines the extent of this problem and explores what can be done to clean up our mess.Owens, Mr. Dwight User Engagement OfficerOcean Networks Canada
Personal InterestsGreen Revolution: The Good News about Clean Energy(M S) NEWThe apocalypse is not guaranteed. Our global response to the threat of climate change is happening faster than you may think. New attitudes, agreements and technologies are driving the transition into an exciting world of opportunities.Owens, Mr. Dwight User Engagement OfficerOcean Networks Canada
Earth & OceansClimate Change Fore and Aft: Where on Earth Are We Going? (S)Pedersen, Dr. TomProfessorSchool of Earth & Ocean Sciences
Child & Teen DevelopmentWant To Help Your Child Learn Math? There Are Apps for That! iPod Touch/iPhone devices provide unique opportunities for parents to engage their children in anytime, anywhere, micro-tutoring activities. There are thousands of educational apps available on the App store–but only a fraction of them can be recommended. We examine features of educationally sound apps and suggest tutoring strategies for parents.Pelton, Dr. TimAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Computers, Engineering & Technology3D Printing is Here—What are You Going to Do with It? 3D printers are here and represent a fantastic new tool in our lives. We will explore questions such as: How do they work? What knowledge and skills do we need to use them? What can we make with them? What are the limitations? And do they support learning?Pelton, Dr. TimAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralConstructing Understanding by Explaining Everything: One Way iPads can Enhance Education In this presentation we will focus on the creative potentials of iPads as tools to enhance the educational process. Teachers can create interactive learning resources to support student explorations and discussions, and generate animations to demonstrate procedures and concepts and support individualized student review (flipped classroom). Then these same resources can be used as exemplars for learners to build upon as they generate learning artifacts (interactive objects and animations) on their own iPads. By consolidating, representing and communicating their understandings they are demonstrating true mastery.Pelton, Dr. TimAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralBiochemistry and Microbiology Co-operative Education (S)Poulson, Dr. RozanneCo-op CoordinatorDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Education—GeneralScience Co-operative Education Programs (S)Poulson, Dr. RozanneCo-op CoordinatorDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Cultures Around the WorldWashoku: Discovering the World of Japanese Cuisine(in English or Japanese) (Jan-Apri) NEWPoulton, Dr. CodyProfessorDepartment of Pacific & Asian Studies
Music, Film & TheatreGods, Puppets and Robots: the Ghost in Japanese Theatre's Machine (in English or Japanese) (Jan-Apri) NEWPoulton, Dr. CodyProfessorDepartment of Pacific & Asian Studies
Personal InterestsThe Kumano Pilgrimage and Hiking in Japan (in English or Japanese) (Jan-Apri) NEWPoulton, Dr. CodyProfessorDepartment of Pacific & Asian Studies
Education—GeneralMoving Forward through the Rearview Mirror: Future, Change and Indigenous Education (E M S)Aboriginal perspectives on special education practice, including alternatives.Price, Dr. Jason M.C.Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralEducation for Social Justice and Reconstruction (E M S) Price, Dr. Jason M.C.Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralThe UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Possibilities and Promise (E M S)Explores the power and potential of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child for changing schooling.Price , Dr. Jason M.C.Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
PoliticsFederal Politics Prince, Dr. Michael J.Lansdowne Professor of Social PolicyStudies in Policy & Practice
PoliticsProvincial Politics Prince, Dr. Michael J.Lansdowne Professor of Social PolicyStudies in Policy & Practice
PoliticsMunicipal Politics Prince, Dr. Michael J.Lansdowne Professor of Social PolicyStudies in Policy & Practice
PoliticsSocial Policy Issues in Canada Prince, Dr. Michael J.Lansdowne Professor of Social PolicyStudies in Policy & Practice
Education—GeneralBeyond the Shadow of the Residential School: Understanding the On-reserve Day School in the History of Indigenous Education The history of Indian day schools has been eclipsed by the vast scholarship on residential schooling. This talk presents the experiences of students who attended Port Essington Indian Day School during the 1930s and 1940s. It illustrates how pupils successfully negotiated through two educational worlds: formal schooling where they were "Anglicized" and traditional learning taught by their elders. The day school was less benign than previously thought, contributing to the loss of ancestral language and culture.Raptis, Dr. Helen Associate ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralWhy the Fraser Institute Rankings are Not Useful Indicators of Academic Achievement NEWThe Fraser Institute's school rankings have won the hearts of parents and the press, despite the fact that they distort test scores. This talk explains the nature of the rankings, why they are not equivalent to academic achievement and why the rankings have enjoyed long reign in the media.Raptis, Dr. Helen Associate ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralAdding Resources to BC's Public Schools Without Increasing FundingTeachers argue that classrooms are increasingly lacking resources with which to do their jobs. On the other hand, government figures indicate ever-increasing budgets. This presentation explains how the claims of teachers and government are both accurate. It also indicates how resources can be added to public schools without increasing funding.Raptis, Dr. Helen Associate ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
History—GeneralThe 18th-Century Spanish Exploration of the Pacific Northwest (in English or Spanish) (S) An overview of the 18th-century Spanish exploration of the Pacific Northwest, focusing on the diaries of specific voyages, yet to be chosen.Restrepo-Gautier, Dr. PabloAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Music, Film & TheatreProducing Non-Profit Theatre in Canada Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, this speaker is also the Founding Artistic Director of Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre, and past Artistic Director for Montreal’s Playwrights Workshop, under Bay’s Magnus Theatre, and Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille. A multi-award winning director, he has created nearly 200 professional productions for many of the major theatres across Canada, as well as in the U.S., Europe and Mexico and has worked with many of his generations leading playwrights in developing their work. The former Chair of the Department of Theatre at UVic, the speaker is also a professor who offers courses in the areas of producing, directing and acting.Richmond, Dr. Brian FrederickProfessorDepartment of Theatre
Music, Film & TheatreDirecting the Classics Richmond, Dr. Brian FrederickProfessorDepartment of Theatre
Music, Film & TheatreNew Play Development in Canada Richmond, Dr. Brian FrederickProfessorDepartment of Theatre
Art & ArchitectureHuman Rights and Social Justice in Canadian Arts and Museums ǂ (S) This presentation focuses on how issues of human rights and social justice have been exhibited in Canadian arts practice and museums exhibitions. Using examples ranging from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to small, community-run gallery spaces, this presentation looks at how exhibitions offer an important educational space to learn about rights violations while advocating for justice, equality and cultural diversity.Robinson, Ms. JenniferGraduate StudentDepartment of Anthropology
Art & ArchitectureThe History of Museums, Collections and Cultural Exhibitions ǂ (S) This presentation will cover the history of museums, cultural exhibitions and collecting practices from the late 19th century until the present, paying particular attention to development of Canadian museums and their role in contemporary Canadian society. Robinson, Ms. JenniferGraduate StudentDepartment of Anthropology
Personal InterestsWorking the Night Shift NEWA well-built and sustainable health care system depends on maintaining healthy and productive nighttime workers. Nighttime hours are a reality for many nurses who have worked in Canadian hospitals. Without rest, the fatigued and exhausted nurses cost in terms of efficiency, absenteeism, and employee benefits. This study examines fatigue of nurses in relationship to sleep-wake cycles, poor health, and shift schedules.Rocker, Dr. CarolSessional InstructorSchool of Nursing
Health Care & MedicineLifesaving Paperwork: Exploring how Forms Shape the Everyday Experience of Patients Receiving Care in BC ǂ (S) NEWThis presentation begins in the everyday lives of patients living with complex diseases. The presentation explores the ways patient care is coordinated by institutional policies and focuses on why understanding how forms mediate this care is vital for improving patient outcomes.Roddick, Ms. Manda AnnGraduate StudentDepartment of Sociology
Education—GeneralExploring Indigenous Ways of Being through Photography(in English or Spanish) (E M S) NEWHands-on "discovery" of Indigenous ways of being through the lens of a camera, paying attention to immediate surroundings such as land, imagery, cultural representations, language, etc.Rodriguez de France, Dr. CarmenAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralIndigenous Education: What have we learned in 50 years?(in English or Spanish) (E M S) NEWExplores the history of Indigenous Education in BC through policy and curriculum.Rodriguez de France, Dr. CarmenAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Education—GeneralIndigenous Arts in the Classroom (in English or Spanish) (E M S) Indigenous Arts in the classroom- hand-on presentation using diverse art forms.Rodriguez de France, Dr. CarmenAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Personal InterestsMystical, Magical México (in English or Spanish) (E M S) NEWDiscuss the bounty of natural resources found in México, and nowhere else in the world; from flora and fauna, to pyramids and other forms of cultural representations.Rodriguez de France, Dr. CarmenAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Personal InterestsThe Mexican Revolution: History and Songs (in English or Spanish) (E M S) Examines the period in Mexican history between 1900-1930 through story and song.Rodriguez de France, Dr. CarmenAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Personal InterestsSe Habla Español! (in English or Spanish) (E M S) NEWFun interactive session learning simple greetings, songs and poems in Spanish.Rodriguez de France, Dr. CarmenAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
LiteratureThe English Ghost Story (M S) NEWThis talk outlines the history of the English ghost story, beginning in the early nineteenth century, and ending with the contemporary vogue for uncanny tales. It will offer some ideas about why ghost stories continue to appeal so popularly, and include many examples to guarantee more than the odd shiver.Ross, Dr. StephenAssociate ProfessorDepartment of English
LiteratureA Clockwork Orange and British Skinheads (M S) NEW Published in 1963, A Clockwork Orange predicted many key elements of Skinhead culture in the UK, about five years before the first Skinheads were spotted in the streets of London. This talk details how Skinheads fit into the development of British post-war youth cultures, and suggests that Burgess’s novel itself played a central role in their emergence.Ross, Dr. StephenAssociate ProfessorDepartment of English
History—Victoria & BCA Humorous History of Highways in BC (S)With the help of several generations of editorial cartoonists, "A Humorous History of Highways" traces the development of the road system of the province and its political manifestations from 1858 to the present day.Roy, Dr. Patricia Professor EmeritusDepartment of History
History—Victoria & BCBC's Ambiguous Relations with the Rest of Canada (S)From the time that they first considered joining Canada, British Columbians have had an ambiguous relationship with the rest of the country. They are proud of their province and of being Canadian but they have frequently felt that the rest of the country did not appreciate them and indeed exploited them. The talk is illustrated with editorial cartoons.Roy, Dr. Patricia Professor EmeritusDepartment of History
History—Victoria & BCBoundless Optimism: Richard McBride's British Columbia (S)Richard McBride was premier of British Columbia from 1903 to 1915, a period of unprecedented growth. A native of the province, he became premier at age 32; brought some order to provincial politics, promoted the development of railways, encouraged British investment and immigration, and played a role on the national and imperial stage and even had the province purchase two submarines on the eve of the First World War.Roy, Dr. Patricia Professor EmeritusDepartment of History
History—Victoria & BCCartoonists at Sea: Some Views of BC Ferries and Their Predecessors (S)Transportation between Vancouver Island and the Mainland of British Columbia has often been a source of amusement for local cartoonists. With cartoons going back to the early years of the 20th century and carrying through almost to today, this presentation examines not only the political issues around ferries but describes imaginative suggestions for travel and perennial complaints about the service.Roy, Dr. Patricia Professor EmeritusDepartment of History
World AffairsIslam's Response to Global Economic Crisis: Islamic Finance (in English or Indonesian) (S) Rudnyckyj, Dr. Daromir Associate ProfessorDepartment of Pacific & Asian Studies
World AffairsIslam and the Future of Finance (in English or Indonesian) (S) Rudnyckyj, Dr. Daromir Associate ProfessorDepartment of Pacific & Asian Studies
World AffairsDynamism in Southeast Asia (in English or Indonesian) (S) Rudnyckyj, Dr. Daromir Associate ProfessorDepartment of Pacific & Asian Studies
LiteratureModern Latin American Literature (in English or Spanish) (S) Russek, Dr. DanAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
LiteratureModern Latin American Literature and Visual Arts (in English or Spanish) (S) Russek, Dr. DanAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
LiteratureModern Latin American Culture (in English or Spanish) (S) Russek, Dr. DanAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Music, Film & TheatreLatin American Film (in English or Spanish) (S) Russek, Dr. DanAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Personal InterestsFrom Chaucer to Chat Rooms: Why English is the Best Language in the World An irreverent, illustrated history of the language. Russell, Dr. NickRetirees AssociationRetirees Association
Personal InterestsA Bird's-eye View of Victoria and the Mystery of Annie Ross A richly illustrated talk describing the history and appeal of bird's-eye views, which were hugely popular across North America in the late 19th Century, plus a close-up look at an amazing 6-foot-wide watercolour bird's-eye view painted of Victoria by a totally unknown local artist. Talk includes many "before-and-after" pictures, showing how scenes in the pictures look today.Russell , Dr. NickRetirees AssociationRetirees Association
Personal InterestsGlorious Victorians: A Celebration of Victoria's Residential Heritage A new and richly illustrated talk on what makes Victoria such a wonderful place to live.Russell , Dr. NickRetirees AssociationRetirees Association
Personal InterestsRoss Bay Villa: From Bulldozer Bait to Showplace How The Land Conservancy rescued and restored one of Victoria’s oldest houses and discovered one of Victoria’s most interesting pioneers. Russell , Dr. NickRetirees AssociationRetirees Association
Music, Film & TheatreTheatre in War and (Post) Conflict Zones: The Importance of Laughter, Time and Place (in English or Dutch) (S) These presentations offer an exploration of theatre in (post)-conflict zones and development contexts supported by an analysis of the value of applied theatre practitioners working in these settings. By describing the ethics and techniques on cultural awareness and by showing selected examples of theatre companies globally, these presentations offer a firm foundation in the basic theories, contexts and vocabularies used in the field.Sadeghi Yekta, Dr. KirstenAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Theatre
Music, Film & TheatreTheatre and Human Rights: What Kind of Theatre Takes Place in an Unwanted Space? (in English or Dutch) (S) These presentations offer an exploration of theatre in (post)-conflict zones and development contexts supported by an analysis of the value of applied theatre practitioners working in these settings. By describing the ethics and techniques on cultural awareness and by showing selected examples of theatre companies globally, these presentations offer a firm foundation in the basic theories, contexts and vocabularies used in the field.Sadeghi Yekta, Dr. KirstenAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Theatre
Education—GeneralVideogames and Learning (E M S)Sanford, Dr. KathyAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
History—GeneralMontreal Chic: A Locational History of Montreal Fashion (in English and German) (M S) NEWMontreal Chic - is a presentation of the book (released this summer 2016) and the Urban Chic book series I co-founded while I was working on my PhD on cities and culture.Sark, Dr. KatrinaSessional Instructor (confirmed)Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies
Music, Film & TheatreCities and Theatres: St. Petersburg (in English and German) (M S) NEWCities and Theatres: St. Petersburg - is a presentation on my new book project that focuses on the cultural spaces and cultural history of theatre. Sark, Dr. KatrinaSessional Instructor (confirmed)Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies
Computers, Engineering & TechnologyWhat Is the Internet of Things? (M S) NEWSayers, Dr. JenteryAssistant ProfessorDepartment of English
Education—GeneralPrototyping the Past: Remaking Old Machines Using New Technologies (M S) NEWSayers, Dr. JenteryAssistant ProfessorDepartment of English
Education—GeneralWhat Is Digital Humanities? (M S) NEWSayers, Dr. JenteryAssistant ProfessorDepartment of English
Education—GeneralAn Introduction to the Maker Lab at UVic (M S) NEWSayers, Dr. JenteryAssistant ProfessorDepartment of English
History—GeneralThe Early History of Recorded Sound (M S) NEWSayers, Dr. JenteryAssistant ProfessorDepartment of English
LiteratureLiterature in a Digital Age (M S) NEWSayers, Dr. JenteryAssistant ProfessorDepartment of English
Personal InterestsWhat Is 3D Printing? (M S) Sayers, Dr. JenteryAssistant ProfessorDepartment of English
Health Care & MedicineNursing in Western Canada: Women's Labour, 1957-1976 The history of nursing as women's labour in western Canada (1957-76) deals with the opportunities that nursing as a women's career offered young girls and women at a time when few opportunities were available for advanced education or a professional career for working and middle-class women.Scaia, Dr. MargaretAssistant ProfessorSchool of Nursing
Health Care & MedicineCancer Nursing: History Nursing and Cancer Care The history of nursing and cancer care includes an overview of what cancer is, the history of treatment for cancer, and the emerging role of nurses in caring for patients with cancer in the mid-to late 20th century including an overview of the present role of nurses in caring for cancer patients.Scaia, Dr. MargaretAssistant ProfessorSchool of Nursing
Business & EconomicsAngels and Venture Capitalists: Financing “High-growth” Start-up Companies NEWSchure, Prof. PaulProfessorDepartment of Economics
Business & EconomicsFinancial Crises and Economic Crises NEWSchure, Prof. PaulProfessorDepartment of Economics
Business & EconomicsThe Euro and Financial Markets in the Eurozone NEWSchure, Prof. PaulProfessorDepartment of Economics
Ethics & PhilosophyPhilosophy and the Personal (S) Philosophy is often characterized as a kind of dispassionate, objective search for truth concerning the deepest and broadest questions we are capable of posing, e.g., why is there anything at all? This description, while accurate, nonetheless masks the personal dimension of this inquiry, i.e., the fact that philosophers who pursue these grand questions frequently, and of necessarily, also perceive themselves to have "skin in the game", as it were. My paper takes a historical look at this side of the discipline.Scott , Dr. DavidAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Philosophy
Personal InterestsWhy Bother with Philosophy? (S) Scott , Dr. DavidAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Philosophy
Computers, Engineering & TechnologyCreating a Digital Edition Using WordPress ǂ (S) With the growing interdisciplinary study of digital humanities, manipulating and presenting texts online is a growing practice. For my final MA project, I created an online, digital edition of lesser-known works by female writers in Britain’s Romantic age (http://digitizingliterature.wordpress.com). Assembling an edition infuses literary scholarship with technological skill and the critical role of editing. Speaking this topic can focus in one of two ways: as a presentation of the content presented on in my digital edition or as a tutorial for creating a digital edition using WordPress. The content-based presentation would run similar to a guest-lecture with moments for audience interaction. The tutorial-based presentation would run as a workshop where I would help to guide the audience through assembling their own literary edition: giving a general tour of my site as well as providing individual guidance for assembling an edition. This type of session would require internet access, computer access, and at least two hours of time. Both would be appropriate for junior scholars interested or engaging with the digital humanities.Seatter, Ms. LindseyGraduate StudentDepartment of English
LiteratureNarrative Style in Austen’s Fiction ǂ (S)Past projects and my proposed dissertation research focus on exploring Austen’s unique narrative style. Austen employs free indirect discourse: a narrative style that “that relies o blending the narrator’s voice with the voice of a give character in the text”. This sophisticated narrative voice dominates Austen’s fiction and is one of the many defining factors of her oeuvre. The fluidity of free indirect speech in Austen’s works can be parsed and explored to reveal revelations about the text - specifically those related to the triangulated relationship between reader, author, and narrative voice. Speaking on this topic works best as a collaborative close reading: where the audience is engaged with the text and is prepared to focus on the minute details in order to gain a new understanding of the power of Austen’s narrative style.Seatter, Ms. LindseyGraduate StudentDepartment of English
LiteraturePostcolonial Literature and Film: Remnants of Stories Untold (E M S) NEWPostcolonial Literature and Film: Remnants of Stories Untold Literature and film have the distinct advantage of being able to articulate and envision ideas and experiences that are all too frequently suppressed in the name of political expediency and historical uncertainty. Stories, poetry and images can express what journalistic or legal discourse may make humanly distant. In making the experiences of others more intimate to us, literature and film reactivate the experiences of marginalized groups and allow all of us to rethink assumptions about who we are as individuals and a society.Shlensky, Dr. Lincoln Z.Associate ProfessorDepartment of English
Personal InterestsThe Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: An Ethical and Peaceful Resolution is Possible (E M S) NEWPostcolonial Literature and Film: Remnants of Stories Untold Israelis and Palestinians have been fighting over land, resources, and rights since early in the twentieth century. The situation has never seemed more dire. And yet, solutions are possible, if ordinary citizens, activists, artists and scholars get involved in supporting political compromise. While no solution will appeal to all, a fair agreement can be reached that respects the rights of Palestinians, including refugees, and Israelis to live in peace.Shlensky, Dr. Lincoln Z.Associate ProfessorDepartment of English
Business & EconomicsEconomic Development in Rural Communities: Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship My research interests include rural small business and entrepreneurship and the impact of government policy. In particular, I am interested in the ways that small businesses in rural and remote communities can be successful based on their geographical location.Siemens, Dr. LynneAssociate ProfessorSchool of Public Administration
Law & Justice IssuesCan you Patent a Frog?: Patents, Trademarks and Copyright (S) NEWSirk, Dr. AislinnIndustrial Liaison OfficerResearch Partnerships & Knowledge Mobilization
Cultures Around the WorldMexico’s Day of the Dead (S)The fascinating celebration of the "Day of the Dead" is explored in this talk. I have slides of preparations and the beautiful altars that are created to remember those that have passed away.Stewart, Prof. RosaAssistant Teaching ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Personal InterestsCrossing Cuba from Havana to Santiago (S) NEWStewart, Prof. RosaAssistant Teaching ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Personal InterestsSouthern Spain During Holy Week (S) NEWStewart, Prof. RosaAssistant Teaching ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Personal InterestsA Canal Boat in England and a Cruise in the Baltic (S) Stewart, Prof. RosaAssistant Teaching ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Personal InterestsNorthern Spain from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela (S) NEWStewart, Prof. RosaAssistant Teaching ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Animals & PlantsWildlife Behaviour: How Animals React and Survive in their Natural Environment ǂ (E M S) NEWI study wildlife ecology, so I am generally comfortable talking about wildlife, their behaviour, and how they react and survive in their natural environment. My areas of expertise involve mesocarnivores (mid-sized carnivores), genetics, behavioural plasticity (how behaviour can change), and methods that are commonly used in wildlife research (live-trapping and collaring, wildlife cameras, observations, genetic samples). I’m happy to explain how we study wild animals and what questions we can answer by studying them.Stewart, Ms. FrancesGraduate StudentSchool of Environmental Studies
Animals & PlantsWildlife-Human Interactions through the Eyes of the Fisher ǂ (E M S) NEWAs human civilizations expand, and native habitat changes into developed land, humans and wildlife increasingly come into conflict over space and resources. My PhD thesis uses multiple state of the art methods (genetics, remote cameras and GPS collars) to investigate how the fisher, a medium sized weasel, navigates these changes in a fragmented central-Albert landscape; the Cooking Lake Moraine.Stewart, Ms. FrancesGraduate StudentSchool of Environmental Studies
Personal InterestsCentral and Southern Spain (S)This is a slide show of some of the outstanding cities in central and southern Spain, starting in Madrid, visiting Avila, Salamanca, Merida, Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada and moving up the Mediterranean coast to Barcelona.Stewart , Prof. RosaAssistant Teaching ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Personal InterestsTouring through England, Scotland and Ireland (S) Touring through England, Scotland and Ireland. We did a bus tour of this beautiful region starting with several days in London and then visiting Edinburgh, the shores of Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, Manchester, Dublin, Killarney, Bath, Stonehenge and several other places as well.Stewart , Prof. RosaAssistant Teaching ProfessorDepartment of Hispanic & Italian Studies
Health Care & MedicineGrowing and Guiding New Neurons in the Healthy and Injured Brain (M S) Dr. Swayne will provide participants with a basic understanding of the brain and nervous system as well as a brief insight into her research program aiming to understand the development of brain cells.Swayne, Dr. Leigh AnneAssistant ProfessorIsland Medical Program
Computers, Engineering & TechnologySpatial Computing and the 3D Sensing Revolution: the Core Technologies Powering the Advent of Virtual and Augmented Reality (in English or Italian) (S) NEWHumans have an excellent understanding of the 3D environment, and the imminent advent of Virtual and Augmented reality relies on computers to achieve a similar level of comprehension of the 3D scene: what objects can be seen, their geometry and position in space. All this computation must happen in real-time to ensure highly responsive applications. Spatial computing, a mixture of computer graphics and computer vision, addresses these challenges. It does so with the help of machine learning, as well as modern sensing technology: sensors that do not only measure colour, but also the 3D geometry of what is being observed (e.g. Microsoft Kinect).Tagliasacchi, Dr. AndreaAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Computer Science
Computers, Engineering & TechnologyIntroduction to Graphics and Game Development with the Unity Game Engine (in English or Italian) (S)NEWThe core mission of computer graphics is to synthesize images that look photorealistic. In video games, this synthesis must happen efficiently, so that the game remains responsive to user actions. To achieve such high-performance, computer graphics leverages hardware acceleration on the GPU (graphics processing unit). Dealing directly with the GPU is difficult, tedious and error prone, therefore the industry makes use of “game engines” — software which abstracts away the GPU and leaves the programmer to focus on game development. I will use the Unity3D game engine to briefly introduce fundamental concepts from computer graphics. By the end of this hands-on talk, you will know how to build a simple 3D game!Tagliasacchi, Dr. AndreaAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Computer Science
Health Care & MedicineLiving with Brain Injury: Inside Stories from Those Who KnowA presentation of research findings describing the lived experiences of a group of adults with traumatic brain injuries. The experience and impacts of brain injury from the research participants’ point of views are discussed in terms of their felt frustrations, losses, needs, and ways of coping.Tasker, Dr. SusanAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Health Care & MedicineCompassion Fatigue: What it Looks Like and What to Do about itA presentation discussing the special case that we commonly refer to as "burnout." The presentation will provide a working understanding of what compassion fatigue is and how to proactively guard against its development. Time will be given to the discussion to the co-existence of vicarious or secondary traumatization in some instances of compassion fatigue—especially in those working in the emergency services or in family caregivers of traumatically injured family members. While compassion fatigue is most commonly thought to be a risk factor for those in caregiver and health profession roles, the presenter will also discuss her clinical experience of working with compassion fatigue in school teachers referred to her for stress management and burnout.Tasker, Dr. SusanAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Law & Justice IssuesSiblings of Young Murder Victims in Canada: A Nonissue?Children and youth are murdered in Canada and siblings are left behind in difficult circumstances. Few if any studies have looked at this traumatized and vulnerable group of children. Though families are sometimes publically scrutinized by the media and investigated by the criminal justice systems, no empirical work exists on the effects on siblings. Taken together, outside of anecdotal report, there appears to be little knowledge and understanding of the long-term effects of a sibling’s murder. The matter appears to be a nonissue. Preliminary results of a Canadian study are presented and implications for practice and policy across counsellor services, the media, and criminal justice systems are discussed.Tasker, Dr. SusanAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
PsychologyThe Legacy of Loss: The Early Death of a Parent and the “Ever-After” Impact in Adulthood ǂ (M S) NEWThis talk explores the research question: What are the lived experiences of young adults who have experienced the early death of a parent as a child? What is it like to live with this loss as an adult? Research findings are discussed, as well as practical implications for caregivers, school personnel, and helping professionals.Teixeira, Ms. DianeGraduate StudentDepartment of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
History—GeneralUVic's I-witness Holocaust Field School: Holocaust Memorialization in Central Europe Today (in English or German) (M S) The I-witness Holocaust field school is a four-week course focusing on Holocaust memorialization in Central Europe today. This talk describes the program and highlights, through a variety of visuals, the different ways the Holocaust is being memorialized in Germany, Austria and Poland.Thorson, Dr. HelgaChair & Associate ProfessorDepartment of Germanic & Slavic Studies
History—Victoria & BCThe Local Stories and Experiences of the Holocaust Archival Project: Stories of the Shoah from our Own Community (in English or German) (M S)This talk discusses the UVic "Local Stories and Experiences of the Holocaust" archival project and some ways in which Holocaust survivors in our community have decided to tell their stories. These include the mediums of art, music, video and text.Thorson, Dr. HelgaChair & Associate ProfessorDepartment of Germanic & Slavic Studies
Music, Film & TheatreDeconstructing 007: James Bond, Beyond the Movies (S)We know his number and we know his name, but why does James Bond continue to fascinate us more than 60 years after his creation? Where did creator Ian Fleming get his name, what are the origins of "007" and why does he look the way he does? Find out when we Deconstruct 007!Threlfall, Mr. JohnSpecial Projects & Communications Officer Department of Writing
PoliticsComparative Federalism; Multicultural FederalismTremblay, Dr. ReetaProfessorDepartment of Political Science
World AffairsIndia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and KashmirTremblay, Dr. ReetaProfessorDepartment of Political Science
World AffairsMulticulturalism – South Asia and Comparative PerspectiveTremblay, Dr. ReetaProfessorDepartment of Political Science
World AffairsRegional Security and Peace in South Asia Tremblay, Dr. ReetaProfessorDepartment of Political Science
Music, Film & TheatreAnalyzing Music Using Computers (M S)Humans are remarkably good at extracting information from organized combinations of air pressure waves that we call music. Even toddlers are able to recognize melodies, dance in rhythm with music, and express music preferences. Computers are increasingly being used to perform similar tasks of information extraction from music signals. Accomplishing these seemingly simple tasks requires sophisticated techniques from digital signal processing and machine learning. Such systems enable new ways of interacting with the large amounts of music material available digitally.Tzanetakis, Dr. GeorgeAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Computer Science
Music, Film & TheatreA History of Music Technology from Antiquity to Today (M S) The way music is produced, distributed and consumed has always been influenced by technology. This overview highlights some interesting moments in time when particular technologies had a dramatic impact on music. Starting from the hydraulis, the first organ and keyboard instrument, to the availability of thousands of songs in portable music players today, we will travel through history making interesting stops along the way. This presentation focuses on moments when technology drastically changed how music was produced, distributed and consumed—and speculates about where this trend will take us in the future.Tzanetakis, Dr. GeorgeAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Computer Science
Music, Film & TheatreMusic Instruments as Harbingers of New Forms of Human/Computer Interaction (M S) The playing of musical instruments is one of the most complex possible interactions between a human and a sophisticated tool. In this talk I will trace how the use of computers has transformed music making and how research in new instruments for music expression provides a glimpse to the future of human-computer interaction.Tzanetakis, Dr. GeorgeAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Computer Science
World AffairsSustainable Sanitation Technologies: Drivers and Alternative Sources of Funding NEWMulti-drivers were found which could help in deploying sustainable sanitation technologies in the world. Micro-finance organizations, government subsidies and mining industries may represent potential sources of financing for the implementation of sustainable sanitation technologies and services in Mongolia. Moreover, building social capital among Ger residents and reinventing the idea of ‘corporate WASH responsibility’ could constitute new directions for the future.Uddin, Dr. Sayed Mohammad NazimPostdoctoral FellowDepartment of Geography
Health Care & MedicineHealth and Well-Being, Lifestyle Management, Disease Prevention ǂ (M S) NEWI am a registered Nurse, Midwife and Computer Engineer. Currently, I am a master’s student in Health Information Science and I am researching about telehealth. I am able to talk about many topics including: Health and well being, lifestyle management, disease prevention, mental and physical issues, depression, birth control, healthy pregnancy, healthy delivery, motherhood, computer and technology, how to study, how to become a successful immigrant, art, gardening, cooking and many more topics.Vahedi, Ms. IrandokhtGraduate StudentSchool of Health Information Science
Health Care & MedicineNew and Better Tools for Cancer Diagnostics: a Case for Interdisciplinary Teamwork Nanotechnology offers some unique properties to materials, opening the possibility for better contrast agents for MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), which is one of the modern (cancer) imaging tools that gives us very detailed information. Despite all previous R&D there is still ample room for improvement.van Veggel, Dr. Frank C.J.M.ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry
Cultures Around the WorldThe Story of an African (Women's) Farm (M S)Story of an African Women's Farm tells the story of an inspiring farm set up during a food crisis in the early 1990s and its ongoing contributions to women's lives and their community.Vibert, Dr. ElizabethAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History
Cultures Around the WorldFood Sovereignty and Sustainability: a South African Case Study (M S) NEWFood Sovereignty and Sustainability uses two South African collaborative farms as examples of how local, small-scale agriculture can change lives and communities.Vibert, Dr. ElizabethAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History
Cultures Around the WorldMicro-managing: Household Economies in Southern Africa (M S)Micromanaging uses households in South Africa as case studies to examine how 'the poorest of the poor' carefully manage scarce resources and diversify activities to support themselves.Vibert, Dr. ElizabethAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History
Cultures Around the WorldThe Thinking Garden: A Film About an Inspiring South African Women's Farm (M S) NEWThe Thinking Garden - inspiring film about a South African women's cooperative farm, 35 minutes [2016].Vibert, Dr. ElizabethAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History
Cultures Around the WorldWhy is Africa Poor and Food-Insecure (and is it)? (M S) NEWWhy is Africa Poor and Food Insecure' looks at historical and contemporary factors shaping the ongoing challenges of sub-Saharan Africa, queries standard narratives, and considers some success stories.Vibert, Dr. ElizabethAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History
Ethics & PhilosophyPolitical Correctness, Inclusivity and Freedom of Speech (M S) Research and debates on the origins of “political correctness”. Focus on PC (1) as a description of measures to reform language and practices in order to reduce social injustice, notably discrimination by race, gender, sexual orientation, disability etc., and (2) as an ideological tool used by those who oppose such measures.Warburton, Dr. RennieProfessor EmeritusDepartment of Sociology
Law & Justice IssuesHarassment and Human Rights: Problem, Response and Remedy For the last 25 years I have worked nationally and internationally, on campuses and communities, with organizations, groups and individuals to address the complicated issue of sexual harassment and to develop workable responses in policy and practice. There are many shades of grey in this work and it is important that the policy responses organizations develop don't also become the problem.Whittington, Dr. BarbaraProfessor EmeritusDepartment of Social Work
Law & Justice IssuesRestorative Justice in the Community: Accountability to Victims Works for AllAs part of a community group, Peninsula Crossroads Community Justice, we work with situations that would normally or previously have either been ignored or would have wound their way through a lengthy court process. The police and the schools refer both youth and adult cases to our community group. Restorative justice brings the victim(s), those harmed, and the harm doers together whenever possible in order to determine what happened and how amends could be made. The process is both powerful and productive. This presentation will give examples of situations from the police or schools that have been dealt with in this potentially transformational way, followed by a discussion.Whittington, Dr. BarbaraProfessor EmeritusDepartment of Social Work
World AffairsEthiopia: UVic Partnerships in Human Rights and Social Work Education In the last ten years UVic and Addis Ababa University have forged many creative and useful links. Educators from Ethiopia have traveled to Victoria and interned with various professors and human rights educators. UVic faculty have traveled to Ethiopia and had the opportunity to learn and teach there. Dealing with conflict in the context of culture, the development of teaching capacity and exchanging knowledge and life experience have enriched educators here and hopefully in Ethiopia.Whittington, Dr. BarbaraProfessor EmertitusDepartment of Social Work
Animals & PlantsConnectivity Between Ecosystems: How Dead Seaweeds are Bridging the Gap ǂ (E M S) NEWThis talk explores how nutrients from the marine environment are transferred to land and support a multitude of terrestrial plants and animals as part f a complex coastal food web. The presentation focuses on this process in the context of BC and includes some beautiful photography from the Great Bear Rainforest.Wickham, Ms. SaraGraduate StudentSchool of Environmental Studies
Animals & PlantsA Guide to Seaweed Identification and Food Preparation ǂ (E M S) NEWThis presentation will provide tips on how to ID seaweed species commonly found in BC It will also describe some fun facts (including the health benefits of seaweeds), helpful resources, and useful tips on the best places to find individual species. Finally, the presentation will cover some delicious recipes that incorporate seaweeds into their ingredients.Wickham, Ms. SaraGraduate StudentSchool of Environmental Studies
Education—GeneralInspiring Creativity (S)Every human has the capacity for creativity and learning to harness that capacity is worthwhile. There are easy-to-learn approaches that can make each of us more creative each day.Wiebe, Dr. MichelleAssistant Teaching ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
PsychologyRecognizing Visual Persuasion (S)Visuals are a powerful persuasive tool that is harnessed by the media to persuade us to undertake specific courses of action. Recognizing the subtle tools of visual persuasion can help us all be more aware of the messages that impact our lives.Wiebe, Dr. MichelleAssistant Teaching ProfessorDepartment of Curriculum & Instruction
Animals & PlantsBones, Beaks and Teeth: A Comparative Look at Animal Skeletons (E M S)This talk is a hands-on look a different animal skulls including mammals and birds. Can be tailored for any age group. Wigen, Ms. BeckySenior Lab Instructor and Co-undergraduate AdvisorDepartment of Anthropology
Business & EconomicsStrategic PlanningWikkramatileke, Dr. Rhordon Instructor and Curriculum DeveloperDivision of Continuing Studies
Business & EconomicsProfessional Selling Wikkramatileke, Dr. Rhordon Instructor and Curriculum DeveloperDivision of Continuing Studies
Work & EmploymentThe Good Goals Workshop: Strategies for Performing Well in Dynamic Organizational Settings This session examines the issues associated with performance management in changing public sector environments and explores several strategies and tools that one may use to manage this process for oneself and for others.Wikkramatileke, Dr. Rhordon Instructor and Curriculum DeveloperDivision of Continuing Studies
ScienceThe Search for Life in the Universe (M S) NEWThe search for life in the universe: Do aliens exist? Where might we find them? How will we recognise them? Jon Willis presents the science of astrobiology - the scientific search for alien life. Take an astrobiological tour of our solar system and the newly discovered planets of our Milky Way galaxy in the quest for contact.Willis, Dr. JonAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
ScienceEverything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about the Big Bang but Were Afraid to Ask (M S) NEWBig Bang: How big is the universe? How old is it? What happened before the big bang? What exactly are we expanding into? The universe we live in is as big as anything gets, with big questions to match. That doesn't mean the answers have to be complicated though. Get straightforward answers to all of the above - plus bring some of your own!Willis, Dr. JonAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
Business & EconomicsUniversity Athletics, Academics and the Challenge of Congruence: Insights from Innovation, Organizational Trust and Institutional Theories (in English or French) (S) Wolfe, Dr. RichardProfessor Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Business & EconomicsWest Meets East: Using Sport as a Lens for Enlightening, Balancing and Transcending (in English or French) (S) Wolfe, Dr. RichardProfessor Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Business & EconomicsSport and Economics: Exploring Research Synergy (in English or French) (S) Wolfe, Dr. RichardProfessor Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Business & EconomicsUnderstanding Innovation in Organizations: Using Sport as a Lens (in English or French) (S) Wolfe, Dr. RichardProfessor Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Work & EmploymentUnderstanding Passion in Organizations: Using Sport as a Lens (in English or French) (S) Wolfe, Dr. RichardProfessor Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
ScienceWhere Do Drugs Come From? (M S) A look at the process by which new medicines are designed, synthesized, evaluated and brought to market. Examples will include highlights and low points from the past few decades of the pharmaceutical world, and will incorporate drugs from nature together with wholly synthetic creations. Wulff, Dr. JeremyAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry
ScienceMolecules that Changed History (M S) Have you ever wondered about the connection between Nazi gunpowder and modern agriculture? Or about the close molecular relationship between the mustard gas used in WWI and the early drugs used for cancer chemotherapy? What about the historical connection between the octane rating scale on gasoline and the invention of the birth control pill? Or about the molecular reason that Manhattan belongs to the United States and not to the Netherlands? This talk raises these and other examples, in an examination of history from a chemical perspective.Wulff, Dr. JeremyAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry
Health Care & MedicineThe Canadian Health Care System: Our Values and Our System (in English or Turkish) (M S) This presentation reviews the Canadian health care system from the perspectives of Canadian values, and looks at how it was developed, how it affects the health of individuals, and its current challenges.Yazganoglu, Prof. ErdemAdjunct Assistant Professor/Sessional InstructorSchool of Health Information Science
Health Care & MedicineHow to Decide for a Medical Intervention (in English or Turkish) (M S) Both health care providers and patients need to make decisions about medical interventions. In many instances, there is no structured approach to these decisions. This presentation highlights the difficulties with these decisions and provides an approach.Yazganoglu, Prof. ErdemAdjunct Assistant Professor/Sessional InstructorSchool of Health Information Science
Health Care & MedicineDiagnostic Errors: How they Happen (in English or Turkish) (M S) Diagnostic errors are more prominent that other kinds medical errors but not caught easily. This presentation discusses how they happen and what can be done to reduce them.Yazganoglu, Prof. ErdemAdjunct Assistant Professor/Sessional InstructorSchool of Health Information Science
ScienceIs there a Superhero in You? (S) Batman, Iron Man, and Batgirl are examples of superheroes who are pitched as just human beings grounded in hard work and achievement. This talk explores the kinesiology, neuroscience and biomedical underpinnings of these classic comic book superheroes and relates them back to us regular folks while answering the question, "Is there a superhero in you?"Zehr, Dr. E. PaulProfessor and DirectorCentre for Biomedical Research