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Weekly Update: Feb. 6-10

by Gaby Dupuis


February 6, 2017 | Curiosities


1 .Social Science Week (5B.16):

Social Science Week is a conference with talks on a variety of topics. Be sure to check some of them out!

  • 8:30 am: “We live with HIV now,” Nadia O’Brien

  • 10:00 am: How Sacred Texts Legitimize Male Privilege: The Case of the Hindu Ramayana, Laurence Nixon

  • 11:30 am: Hollywood and History: Take 4! Historical Accuracy in Mini Series, Catherine Braithwaite, Lisa Steffen

  • 1:00 pm: Working it Out Together: Digital Stories of Indigenous Resilience and Power, Michelle Smith, Reisa Levine, and Xina Cowan

  • 2:30 pm: Education Cannot Wait: Supporting Children’s Right to Education in Emergencies, Caroline Keenan

  • 4:00 pm: Student Debate on the introduction of Bill C-16, an Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code on Matters Regarding Gender Identity and Expression, Zachary Bensemana, Olivia Stein, Adeline-Theodora Guedegbe, Dimitrios Valkanas, Emilia Kelly Fort and Hori Ketura Dameu

Tuesday, February 7th

1. Social Science Week (5B.16)

  • 8:30 am: Precarious Work by Recent Immigrants: New Graduate Research in Montreal, Alexandra Law, Humanities Susana Ponte, Université de Montréal Manuel Salamanca, U. de Montréal

  • 10:00 am: Dawson Oral History Project, Tafari Codrington-Thompson, Andrew Marsillo, and Paula Ward-Renomeron

  • 11:30 am: The Rise of Donald Trump: Social Science Explanations of an Unlikely President, Chris Bourne,  Anna-Liisa Aunio, Pierre L’Heureux, and Charles Ramsay

  • 1:00 pm: Sleep, Insomnia and Things that Go Bump in the Night, Catherine Fichten

  • 2:30 pm: Sex Spirit Strength: Film Screening & Discussion with the Director, Courtney Montour

  • 4:00 pm: Building Resistance to Violence, Pat Romano and Kim Simard

2. The Plant Race Issue Launch

  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Upper Atrium

  • Bring your friends! Bring your mom! Bring your estranged uncle! There will be baked goods involved!

  • If you miss us, grab a copy at any of our stands around Dawson (lower atrium escalator, Maisonneuve entrance, 2c.10, 2D, 5E)

Wednesday, February 8th

1. Social Science Week (5B.16)

  • 8:30 am: RM Students Share their Research Experiences and Findings

  • 10:00 am: Ancient Power Dressing: Women, Clothing, and Religious Authority in Early Christianity, Carly Daniel-Hughes

  • 11:30 am: Middle Passage: The Route to the Sale of Slaves, James Nurse

  • 1:00 pm: Anglophones for Québec Independence: Bridging the Two Solitudes and Collective Emancipation for All, Jennifer Drouin, Robin Philpot, and François Parenteau

  • 2:30 pm: Indigenous in the City: Survival, Support, Solidarity, Wayne Robinson

  • 4:00 pm: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty by Educating and Empowering Youth, Kate Bateman

  • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Film Screening and Q&A: Gun Runners

Thursday, February 9th

1. Social Science Week (5B.16)

  • 8:30 am: Ultra-nationalism relived: The Power of Indoctrination, Hans Uhthoff  (in Theatre)

  • 10:00 am: Food Justice and Sustainability: New Directions in Research and Action in Montreal, Anna-Liisa Aunio (in Theatre)

  • 11:30 am: On the Frontlines of the Migrant Crisis, Ruby Irene Pratka (in Theatre)

  • 1:00 pm: The Importance of Children’s Rights, Nicolas Steinmetz

  • 2:30 pm: Rehabilitation in the Canadian Justice System, Norman Lemay

  • 4:00 pm: Montreal War Stories– When Italians were ‘The Enemy,’ Joyce Pillarella

2. McGill Med-P Student-Run Presentation and Q&A: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm in 4C.1


Friday, February 10

1. Social Science Week (5B.16)

  • 8:30 am: Parenting Capacity Assessments, Abe Worenklein

  • 10:00 am: A Vision for Quebec, Jean Francois Lisee

  • 11:30 am: The Business of Human Trafficking, Jennifer Dellar, Melina Larriza, Emmanuel Joncas, and Dwane Connors

  • 1:00 pm: Intersexions: Activism by LGBTQ Racialized and Indigenous People in Montreal, Alan Wong, Karine Myrgianie, Jean-Francois, and Diane Labelle

2. DSU Flashback Friday

Join the Dawson Student Union between 12:00 pm-8:00 pm in Conrod’s to bask in the glory of the 90’s (featuring music, prizes, and giveaways)


Enjoy your week!


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