Open Minds: A Celebration of Humanities and Social Sciences Research
The Office of the Vice-President (Research) warmly invites you to "Open Minds" a celebration of Humanities and Social Sciences research at the University of Alberta.
Speakers at 4:00 pm in Room 150, Telus Centre, University of Alberta Campus
Reception to follow in the Telus Atrium
Humanities and social science research opens minds and helps shape a better, brighter future and quality of life for us all by advancing our understanding of social, cultural, political, legal, technological, economic and environmental issues.
Through the study of people and society, our past and present, humanities and social scientists help us better understand ourselves, and our world. By exploring our place in the world now and in the past, humanities and social scientists help identify what we need to survive and thrive in current and future complex and challenging times.
Join us to explore some of the diverse and topical humanities and social science work at the University of Alberta.
~ Sandra Bucerius ~ Sociology ~ You Can't Arrest Your Way Out of a Problem
~ Nick Holt ~ Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation ~ Making Youth Sport Better
~ Mary Ingraham ~ Music ~ Bridging Canada's Musical Cultures
~ David Lewkowich ~ Secondary Education ~ The Curious Bedfellows of Comics & Teaching
~ Maite Snauwaert ~ Campus Saint-Jean ~ Do We Know How To Die In The 21st Century?
~ Bonnie Stelmach ~ Educational Policy Studies ~ School Community As Zombie Category
~ Kimberly TallBear ~ Faculty of Native Studies ~ Decolonizing Science & Technology
~ Natalie Van Deusen ~ Modern Languages & Cultural Studies ~ Virgins & Virtues: Past & Present
~ Michael Woolley ~ Art & Design ~ Phenomena and Ephemera: Queering the Documenting Eye
We will also have a photo booth set up where you can get your professional photo taken for free!
Presentations in previous years covered topics such as growing resilience among sexual and gender minority youth, energy transition in Canada, using art and creative practices to commemorate and help the public in understanding difficult times in Aboriginal history from residential schools to post-war hospital programs in Canada, the impact of social concerns on business, culture and institutions, and the complexities of watershed governance. You can browse our video archive here.