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Canadian Studies faculty activities

September 15, 2014

Fall 2014

Graham Allan, Professor at the Environmental and Forest Sciences and Chemical Engineering, is currently working on a page for Consulting and Specifying Engineerabout creativity and innovation applicable to Canada.

Katie Bunn-Marcuse, Assistant Director of the Bill Holm Center, is currently in charge of an exhibit called Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired at the Burke Museum. It featured the work of artists, along with several Canadian artists, who have received grants front the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art. The exhibit will run from Nov. 22, 2014 – July 27, 2015.

In November, Charles Emlet, Professor of Social Work at the Tacoma campus, along with two Canadian colleagues presented data from their study entitled “Aging well with HIV: An examination of resilience and strengths in a vulnerable population” at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America held in Washington DC. He also contributed to the publication of an article entitled, “The Impact of HIV-related Stigma On Older and Younger Adults Living With HIV Disease: Does Age Matter?” in the journal AIDS Care.

Harry Stern has been working on a study to be published in the journal Conservation Biology, titled “A Circumpolar Assessment of Arctic Marine Mammals and Sea Ice Loss, With Conservation Recommendations For The 21st century” lead by Kristin Laidre, from the Polar Science Center. The work summarizes data on abundance and trends of Arctic marine mammals and changes in their sea ice habitat.

Spring and Summer 2014

Charlotte Cote, Associate Professor in American Indian Studies, presented her talk, Teaching Native Women’s History and Experience in the U.S. and Canada, at the Community College Master Institute workshop in July 10,  2014. The theme of the talk was “Violence Against Native Women” and with the importance to raise awareness, mobilize people to act, and reinforce the fact that this is an issue that concerns all people in the United States and Canada, we can all take ownership of the issue, help find a solution, and create change to stop this violence.

Charlotte Cote and Dian Million, both Associate Professors in American Indian Studies, coordinated the second annual two-day food sovereignty symposium, The Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge Symposium in September 26 and 27, 2014 at the University of Washington.

Nives Dolsak, Associate Professor at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs will be teaching SMEA 407 International Organizations and Ocean Management in Fall 2014 which is an approved Polar Star elective in the Arctic Studies Minor.

Charles Emlet, Professor at UW Tacoma, made a lecture presentation, Understanding the lived experiences of older adults living with HIV in Ontario: An examination of strengths and resilience in a vulnerable population, at the 23rd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research in St. Johns Newfoudnland in May 2014.

Kim England, Professor in Geography and adjuct professor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies did a research on intersectionality in the Canadian workplace and it was published this summer as part of a volume edited by Carol Agócs, “Employment Equity in Canada: The Legacy of the Abella Report” (University of Toronto Press). The contributors to the volume examine 30 years of evidence to evaluate the history and influence of the Abella Report, the impact of employment equity legislation on equality in the workplace, and the future of substantive workplace equity.

In Spring Quarter 2014, Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, Canadian Studies Center, was advanced to candidacy in the Educational Leadership and Policy program at University of British Columbia. Her dissertation is tentatively entitled, “Inuit Nunaat as an Emerging Region in Area Studies: Building an Arctic Studies Program South of the Treeline.”

Vincent Gallucci will be making a presentation, Arctic Geopolitics; What’s New And Why Is It Vital To Know, at the Olympia World Affairs Council in Olympia, Washington on October 16, 2014.

From September 1 to the 15th, Vincent Gallucci and Don Hellmann, Don and Vince went to Oslo and Helsinki to the Canadian Arctic Council Secretariat in order to atttend a meeting concering the new Asian Tigers as permanent Arctic Council observers. The EU Center of Excellence at the University of Washington has awarded Vincent Gallucci, professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, its 2014 Faculty Research Award. The award was provided to allow Gallucci to study the European Union’s efforts to gain membership in the Arctic Council, along with how EU membership would impact the Arctic Council and the EU’s rapidly evolving policies towards the Arctic.

On April 21, 2014, Todd Wildermuth, Director, Environmental Law Initiatives and Scholar in Residence, hosted Natasha Affolder of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law at Allard Hall with the Environmental Law Program of the UW School of Law. She spoke to a packed room on her recent research on Bargaining for Biodiversity.

On June 27th, 2014, Rebecca Woodgate was invited to speak at the Strait Science Series in Nome, Alaska, where she made a presentation on the “Changing Oceanography of the Bering Strait.”