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TELUS Centre

111 Street 87 Avenue Northwest

Room 150

Edmonton, AB T6G 2R1

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Join us for nine interesting and informative talks delivered in lightning fast format!

Kenzie Gordon, Faculty of Arts ~ Powering up: Games for sexual violence prevention

Julie Rak, Faculty of Arts ~ What happened to the books in the basement? Inuit writing and government intervention (1968-1985)

Astrid Ensslin, Faculty of Arts ~ Writing New Bodies

Sarah Moore, Alberta School of Business ~ How do I love thee, and how many people should I invite? Wedding guest number, love, and marriage length

Diego Coraiola, Augustana ~ Art, under the influence?

Anne Bissonnette, Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences ~ A Revolutionary Decade: Fashion & material culture in the 1790s

Danielle Peers, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation ~ Moving toward inclusion? An online audit of disability inclusion in Canadian sport

Dan Mason, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation ~ The good, the bad, and the ugly? Hockey arenas, status, and quality of life in entrepreneurial cities

Sara Carpenter, Faculty of Education ~ Obstructed Paths: Understanding university access initiatives for migrating young adults

Doors open at 4:00 pm, refreshments will be available

Program of speakers begins at 4:30 pm (Room 150)

Reception at 5:30 pm (TELUS Centre Atrium)

It is SSHRC's 40th birthday! The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. UAlberta is proud to have many excellent researchers whose work is supported by SSHRC funding and we are happy to honor SSHRC's birthday by showing off our research (and sharing some cake and balloons). So come join the festivities!!!




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, scholars in humanities and social sciences help us better understand ourselves and our world. By exploring our place in the world now and in the past, scholars in humanities and social sciences help identify what we need to survive and thrive in current and future complex and challenging times.

Each fall, the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study co-host Open Minds in celebration of talented and innovative humanities and social sciences colleagues at the University of Alberta. The event features lightning talks from researchers funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). It showcases the importance of their work in helping us better understand ourselves and our world through the study of people and society.



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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Telus Centre is located on 87 Street. Underground visitor parking is available at the Timms Centre next to Telus Centre. There is a drop-off zone in front of Telus Centre, and the University Station is a five-minute walk away.
This event is accessible, and we invite anyone with accessibility requirements to contact us in advance.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact karen.buchholtz@ualberta.ca

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, printed tickets will not be required for entrance to the event.



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Past Open Minds lightning talks included: Indigenous students and theatre arts, Syrian Refugee families' transition to Canada, children's language use, temporary foreign workers, perceptions of the environment among religious settlers, human rights in municipal planning, feminists' contributions to future energy options, school sport programs for low-income youth, and women premiers in Canada and Australia, 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.

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Edmonton, AB T6G 2R1

Canada

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