Past Events

22 March 2014 - 12:30pm

Three of Canada’s leading scholars will gather to share and exchange ideas for action and participation with members of the public on how to move toward reconciliation of relations between Canadian citizens and the diverse Indigenous peoples on the lands we all live in together.  Through a 2-hour sharing circle conversation, we will explore together how to act on the responsibilities we bear as individual persons and as peoples in moving forward to reconciliation in the largest sense of the w

17 March 2014

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12 March 2014

Due to the inclement weather Dr. Catherine Potvin’s Romanowski Lecture has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

07 March 2014

The Royal Society of Canada has reinvigorated the WISET programme with the support of NSERC and CIHR. Dr. Jessica Roda, Anthropologist/Ethnomusicologist from UQAM will travel to Japan in March 2014. Her trip will include visits with and lectures at Ochanomizu University Senior High School, the National Museum of Ethnology, the National Women’s Education Center for Japan and the Asia/Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO.

28 February 2014 - 9:00am

Exploring current research in African Nova Scotian history, the ways in which this regional history and the wider history of the African Diaspora are rendered invisible or marginalized in the curriculum, and working on strategies for sharing this knowledge with educators and with the community at large.

Reception to follow 5:00-7:00PM Garden Room, Irving Centre, Acadia University

Speakers

12 February 2014 - 4:00pm

Dr. Patrick Keeling, FRSC: Our recent discovery that the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, contains a chloroplast raises an intriguing question.  Why would a parasite that develops in the dark within animal cells, need an organelle used for photosynthesis by plants and algae?

11 February 2014 - 2:00pm

Dr. Patrick Keeling, FRSC: Our recent discovery that the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, contains a chloroplast raises an intriguing question.  Why would a parasite that develops in the dark within animal cells, need an organelle used for photosynthesis by plants and algae?

03 February 2014 - 10:00am

According to Statistic Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador has the fastest growing population of seniors in the country.  In general,  older adults have the most prevalent incidence of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.  Physical activity has been well documented as a protective and ameliorating factor for these concerns. In addition to these benefits, physical activity has also been shown to reduce the risk of falls in seniors.

30 January 2014 - 7:00pm

Dr. Patrick Keeling, FRSC: Our recent discovery that the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, contains a chloroplast raises an intriguing question.  Why would a parasite that develops in the dark within animal cells, need an organelle used for photosynthesis by plants and algae?

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