In this presentation, Dr. William Wong discusses how principles from Cognitive Systems Engineering, CSE, might be used to design Visual Analytics systems to support intelligence analysts. In designing systems to control processes such as nuclear power generation, CSE has been used to determine and model a priori the functional relationships that relate the performance of the processes with system outcomes. Visual forms are then created to represent these invariant relationships in ecological interface designs. Can cognitive systems engineering be applied to the domain of intelligence analysis? And if yes, how might this be? And how should CSE principles be applied to the design of visual representations in intelligence analysis to take advantage of the benefits we have seen when CSE is applied to causal systems?

Biography

William Wong is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Head of the Interaction Design Centre at Middlesex University’s School of Science and Technology in London, UK.  His research interests are in Cognitive engineering, naturalistic decision making, and representation design, in complex dynamic environments; Cognitive task analysis methods; HCI and multimedia in learning, in virtual environments, and museums; Usability engineering and interaction design.


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Memisevic, R., Sanderson, P., Choudhoury, S., & Wong, W. (2005). Work domain analysis and ecological interface design for hydropower system monitoring and control. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Hawaii, USA, 10-12 October 2005.  Link: http://itee.uq.edu.au/~cerg/publications/IEEE-SMC2005MemisevicSandersonEtAl-HPS-EID.pdf

Blandford, A., & William Wong, B. L. (2004). Situation awareness in emergency medical dispatch. International Journal of human-computer studies61(4), 421-452.  Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1071581904000102


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Library and Information Science

Computer Science

 



This session presents two tales of Canadian multiculturalism in general and multicultural education in particular. One tale is of a common sense, dominant multicultural education that underscores multiculturalism as a symbol and premiere characteristic of Canada. There may have been some critiques from the left and the right in the past and there’s always the awkwardness of Quebec’s interculturalism and intercultural education but these are past and peripheral matters that do little to trouble the idea that Canada and its approach to diversity education are decidedly multicultural. A rather different tale emerges when we consider multiculturalism and multicultural education in the context of global developments such as “the death of multiculturalism” discourse, the emergence of European interculturalism and intercultural education and even national and local developments of a variety of school board approaches to diversity, all of which constitutes cracks in the façade of a completely dominant Canadian multiculturalism and multicultural education. The invitation is for us to consider what the future of diversity education ought to be locally and nationally given the contradictory state of affairs of complacently hegemonic Canadian multiculturalism and multicultural education on the one hand and passé, challenged and undermined multiculturalism and multicultural education on the other.

Biography

Handel Kashope Wright is currently Professor and Director of the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education http://www.ccie.educ.ubc.ca. He has published extensively on continental African cultural studies, cultural studies of education, critical multiculturalism, anti-racist education, qualitative research and post-reconceptualization curriculum theorizing.


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Wright, H.K. (2011). Everything Old Ought to be New Again: Post-Reconceptualization Curriculum as Presentist Praxis. Journal of curriculum and pedagogy, 8 (1), 19-22. Link: http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/external?sid=e7779cf4-89f1-40e6-b418-5e8196e2b92e%40sessionmgr114&vid=2&hid=123

Wright, H.K. (2006). Are we (T)here Yet? Qualitative Research in Education’s Profuse and Contested Present. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 19 (6), 793-802. Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09518390600979273#.UZ0x-6KG2So


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Canadian Studies

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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC Reads Sustainability. The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners. While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information—how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more. With full-color illustrations and extended resources, this book provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself. Readers will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises. Sandor Katz has introduced what will undoubtedly remain a classic in food literature, and is the first—and only—of its kind.

Biography

Sandor Ellix Katz is a self-taught fermentation experimentalist. Katz has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across North America and beyond, taking on a role he describes as a “fermentation revivalist.” Now, in The Art of Fermentation, with a decade more experience behind him, the unique opportunity to hear countless stories about fermentation practices, and answering thousands of troubleshooting questions, he’s sharing a more in-depth exploration of the topic.


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Katz, Sandor Ellix. (2012). The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes From Around the World. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing. [Link]

Katz, Sandor Ellix. (2006). The Revolution Will Not Be Mirowaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing. [Link]


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Food Science

Sustainability

Body Fit: Health, Nutrition and Fitness

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