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Research Talks - Spring 2018

The spring 2018 series of Research Talks celebrates research and provides an opportunity for staff, faculty, and students to learn more about some of the world-class research underway at Waterloo.

Please register using the form below as seating is limited and registration will close when room capacity is reached.

Light refreshments will be provided but feel free to bring your lunch.

Contemporary Indigenous issues in Canada

Thursday, April 5, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Alumni Hall, St. Paul's University College

Local Haudenosaunee member of the Grand River territory Kelly Davis will open the session.

A panel presentation about knowledge, history, and research for Waterloo staff, faculty, and students featuring:

Lori Campbell

Indigenous initiatives

Lori Campbell.Lori Campbell is the Director of the Waterloo Indigenous Cultural Centre at the University of Waterloo. She is of Cree/Métis ancestry from Saskatchewan. Lori has more than 12 years of experience as a director for Indigenous initiatives. She holds two undergraduate degrees (Native Studies and Psychology) and a Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Regina. Lori is currently working toward a PhD in Social Justice Education through OISE at the University of Toronto.

Jasmin Habib

Engaging in meaningful collaborative research

Jasmin Habib.Jasmin Habib is associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. She uses ethnographic insights and cultural theory to examine questions posed by political scientists. She works extensively with leaders and administrators in Eeeyou Istchee (Cree territory in Northern Quebec) to consider not only the role of anthropology in an ever-changing world but the extent to which connections can and must be made between historical wrongs and the responsibilities of those privileged by those practices.

Professor Habib completed an MA in International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology at McMaster University.

Dan McCarthy

Social & environmental justice and innovation

Dan McCarthy.Dan McCarthy is associate professor and associate director of undergraduate studies in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability & Interim Director of the Waterloo Institute of Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR).

His research explores the utility of complex systems-based approaches to understanding and intervening in linked social, ecological, and epistemological systems. Professor McCarthy works closely with several First Nations groups in both northern and southern Ontario as well as conservation and environmental movement organizations in the Greater Toronto Area.

Susan Roy

Indigenous histories in Canada

Susan Roy.Susan Roy is an associate professor of history. Her research focuses on the history of Indigenous-non-Indigenous relationships in Canada related to cultural performance, resource and urban development disputes, and political activism.

Her current research includes a collaborative book project that examines the intersections of Sechelt First Nation genealogies, literacies, and colonial encounters on the Northwest Coast; a study of resource development and cultural property disputes in Ontario; and a history of Indian residential schools managed by the United Church of Canada.

Professor Roy completed a PhD at the University of British Columbia.

Research Talks is supported by the Research Support Fund.

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