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November 2019

Bridging Place and Policy in Divisive Times

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

In 2019, we face the ongoing negotiations of Brexit for the United Kingdom and Europe, a deepening sense of western alienation in Canada (or ‘Wexit’ as some are calling it), and polarizing politics in the United States and elsewhere across the world. Simmering frustrations with feeling unheard, unseen, and unrepresented by core public institutions are paired with the increasingly complex dynamics of climate change, demographic change, and economic change at all scales – global, national, and local. At the same…

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Island Studies Lecture Series November Lecture – Shifting sands: Capturing climactic and cultural change through art

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+6
University of Prince Edward Island, SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge, 550 University Ave.
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3 Canada
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Date: November 19, 2019Time: 7:00 PM UTC-4 Location: University of Prince Edward Island, SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge Event Details: The Island Lecture Series November lecture features Charlottetown visual artist Brenda Whiteway talking about her most recent undertaking, the White Sands PEI Shoreline Project. Her presentation melds images and words to create “Shifting sands: Capturing climactic and cultural change through art.” The lecture will be held Tuesday, November 19, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on…

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An Overview of Septic System Reinspection Programs in Ontario

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

There are approximately 1.2 million residential on-site wastewater treatment systems in use in Ontario. A quarter of these are located directly adjacent to the lakes and rivers of the Great Lakes Basin. This webinar is an overview of a recently completed project by multiple stakeholders to explore successes, challenges & lessons learned from existing municipal septic re-inspection programs across Ontario, and a review of the legal context for managing rural wastewater. This webinar will take place from 1:00-2:00pm EST on…

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February 2020

2020 Rural Symposium

February 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+0

The Rural Symposium is an annual opportunity for University of Guelph graduate students to showcase their rural research to policy makers, policy analysts, and program staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The event facilitates knowledge mobilization and network building between graduate students at the University of Guelph, researchers, and OMAFRA. The 2020 Rural Symposium will take place on February 5, 2020, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Conference Centre at 1 Stone…

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June 2020

ISISA 2020: Sharing Lessons, Sharing Stories

June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020
100 Signal Hill Rd, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
St. John's, Canada
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June 20 - June 26, 2020. Event Details: International Small Island Studies Association (ISISA) is hosting a conference on June 20 - 26, 2020 and this year's theme is Sharing Lessons, Sharing Stories. The island of Newfoundland is renowned for its literature and drama; its music and dance; its vibrant visual arts scene; and its Intangible Cultural Heritage, like storytelling and boat-building, its culinary traditions and festivals. It has a rich history of settlement and resettlement: through moving the inhabitants…

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