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A virtual talk given by Dr. Jason Black on the topic of Indigenous mascotting in North American sports.
Wednesday october 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.About this event
Truth, reconciliation, and respect have become vital twenty-first century watchwords in the re/centering of Indigenous Peoples’ narratives and lifeways, both in Canada and in the United States. Much of the recognition of colonial pasts and the promises of decolonial futures take root in the material realm — issues of land, resources, legal and administrative apparatuses, sovereignty policy, and body politics. But, what of the symbols and cultural representations that both precede and underwrite material colonization and its unraveling? Dr. Jason Black examines the importance of such symbols and representations to/for Indigenous Peoples by way of the mascot controversy in North America. With special attention paid to the Edmonton CFL team and McGill University cases, along with recent American mascot cases, this talk contemplates the colonial roots and decolonial possibilities tied to ending Indigenous mascotting as a cultural practice.
The September Brock Talk is being given by Dr. Jason Black, Fulbright Research Chair in Transnational Studies at Brock University, and has been co-organized by the Humanities Research Institute and The Centre for Canadian Studies.
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IMBIBE: A LECTURE SERIES CROSSING THE LINE: HOW, WHERE AND WHEN TO DRINK IN NIAGARA AFTER PROHIBITION
When prohibition ended in Ontario in 1927, it continued across the river in the United States and Americans flocked to Niagara. When US prohibition ended in 1933, it was replaced by a looser licensing regime than in Ontario, and Canadians flocked to the US. How did Niagarans react?
Dan Malleck is a professor in the Department of Health Sciences and the director of Brock’s Centre for Canadian Studies. He is an internationally recognized expert in drug and alcohol regulation and prohibition. Has spoken to audiences in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia about the challenges of regulating substances that are considered socially problematic, including cannabis, liquor, opiates, and cocaine.
Free online lecture on July 22 from 7-9 p.m. EST on Zoom. Must preregister to attend using this link.
Dr. Jason Black, Fulbright Research Chair teaching course on social activism at Brock this winter (D3)
The Centre for Canadian Studies is thrilled to announce the return of Dr. Jason Black as Fulbright Research Chair in Canadian Studies. Dr. Black is a professor and past Chair of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte who will be on campus for the winter term. He will be teaching CANA 3V92 Social Activism and Culture in Canada and the United States on Wednesday evenings in D3. This course is a cross-cultural study of social activism and its rhetorical functions in Canada and the United States. Students will analyse how public communication texts and media representations such as speeches, manifestos, narratives, music, memoirs, and film reflect social change. Case studies will be drawn from activism about race/ethnicity; Indigenous mascotting; gender and sexualities; and environmentalism.
Students interested in registering for this course should do so as soon as possible as we expect it to fill quickly. We have crosslisted the course with Communications (COMM 3V92), Film (FILM 3V92), and Popular Culture (PCUL 3V92).
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April 8 1:30-2:50 EST Virtually on MS Teams
This is a 3-event series of panels with experts discussing specific issues affecting Canada and the U.S. cohosted by Brock’s Centre for Canadian Studies, Bridgewater State University, and Niagara University.
In North America, decolonization is an essential part of reconciliation between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples. How do we reckon with the past and build a world where colonial ideologies are dismantled and Indigenous ways of knowing are valued and reinforced? This panel addresses three questions about the present and future of decolonization: Where are we? Where do we want to be? How do we get there?
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Attendees MUST register on Eventbrite to receive an e-ticket and a link via email to the event on MS Teams approximately 30 minutes prior to the event starting.
You can also receive CWC credit with Experience BU by attending.
Brought to you by the Centre for Canadian Studies, Brock University
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Professor Dan Malleck will explore the history of liquor regulation and the problems associated with prohibition.Wednesday February 24 from 7-8 p.m.
About this Event
Many concerned citizens have questioned why, during the shutdowns necessitated by the current pandemic, liquor and cannabis stores have been deemed essential services. Surely there is no right to consume intoxicants! This may be the case, but the history of government attempts to strictly regulate and even prohibit alcohol can help us to understand the problems with restriction and the logic behind making sure such services remain in operation. Professor Dan Malleck will explore the reactions to strict government regulation of that perennially popular but problematic product, alcohol, and suggest that various attempts at prohibition resulted in bigger problems than the solution was intended to solve.
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The interdisciplinary Northern Studies graduate program at Carleton emphasizes northern environments and societies, and the policies that are developed to govern them.
There are four pathways for graduate students: MA and MSc degrees and Graduate Diplomas (Type 2 or 3) for current graduate students or working professionals. All of the programs are designed
to give interdisciplinary training and experience in Northern studies and all students are required to begin their studies with a field course of about one week. This is a residential field course that will take place too far from Ottawa for daily commuting.
The introductory field course is a prerequisite for the core courses that are integral to the degrees and diplomas. Students in the degree program are required to take a work placement in Ottawa or the North, a second field course in northern Canada, and a comprehensive examination.
Both master’s programs are three full-time terms (one year) while the diplomas are two terms.
The Northern Studies program is a collaboration of six departments: Biology, Earth Sciences, Geography and Environmental Studies, the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, the School of Public Policy and Administration and Sociology and Anthropology. This collaboration allows for a variety of faculty research interests which can be viewed on the
Northern Studies website. https://carleton.ca/northernstudies/
MA, MSc, Graduate Diplomas
The program aims to assist students and northern professionals who need further academic experience to advance their career ambitions. Career possibilities range from government to private business and non-profit organizations.
June 1 (final deadline)
MA, MSC AND GRADUATE DIPLOMA (TYPE 3): An honours degree (or four-year degree) with B+ standing. Customarily, applicants will have degrees in the environmental sciences, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, geography, or a related field.
Applicants with degrees in other disciplines, or without an honours degree, must demonstrate equivalent experience that may have prepared them for the program.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA (TYPE 2): Enrolment in a master’s or doctoral program; letter of support from your supervisor; and a 500-word letter outlining the reasons you want to enrol in the program