The FNH Graduate Seminar Series presents: Spring Mini-Symposium
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
1:oo pm in FNH 60
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|1. Abeer Aljaadi
|2. Lynda Soberanes
|3. Alejandra Wiedeman
|4. Kristina Michaux
|5. Brenda Ng
|6. Crystal Karakochuk
|7. Philip Chebaya
|8. Kourosh Pirayesh
This week in the TerreWEB seminar series we are excited to have Mascha Gugganig, who will be talking this Thursday about“Education, Activism and ʻGMOs’: Environment-based learning between Hawaiian cultural education and civic engagement on Kauaʻi” Everyone is welcome!
When: This Thursday, March 20th
Where: Macmillan Building, Room 154
Time: 2:00-3:00pm (3:30 for scholars)
Abstract: The Hawaiian Islands have been defined as space of timeless romanticism. The Terreweb community is invited to ‘paradise’ of 15 months fieldwork on the island of Kaua‘i where the presence of several biotech companies has provoked increasing awareness of land use and local/global food production. Both at a Hawaiian-focused charter school and in the public, ʻGMO’ has become a hotly debated issue, which culminated in a County Bill on the regulation of genetically engineered crops and pesticide use. In this talk, I will give a glimpse into my doctoral research on spheres of learning at a school and a wider public concerned with the biotechnology of genetic engineering. The presentation accompanies the exhibit ʻHawaiʻi Beyond the Wave, Hawaiʻi Beyond the Postcard,’ which will be shown in March 2014 at the Liu Institute. For more information please visit http://hawaiibeyond.wordpress.com/
Bio: Mascha Gugganig is a PhD candidate in anthropology, and a scholar at the Liu Institute at UBC. Mascha’s interest in visual arts as communication tool is reflected in her current project, the traveling exhibit ʻHawaii Beyond the Wave, Hawaii Beyond the Postcard.’ Besides visual arts and anthropology, science, technology and society studies (STS) provide a medium to better understand social change, food production, and land use in the 21st century. Originally from Vienna, Austria, Mascha earned her Master’s Degree in anthropology at the University of Vienna in 2009. She has conducted research in Hawaiʻi on cultural and environmental education since 2007, and plans to continue these endeavours in the future.
More info about TerreWEB seminars can be found HERE.
When: March 18th, 12.30pm-1.20pm, AERL 120
Speaker: Peter Arcese, Professor, Forestry Renewal BC Chair in Conservation Biology
Title: Empiricists and Environmental Policy: Designing Research to Address Multiple Audiences
Abstract: Many conservation biologists are ‘converted’ empiricists in ecology and evolution. I followed that path intentionally because of an assumption that some mechanistic understanding would be necessary to predict how species and ecosystems might respond to the direct and indirect effects of humans on environment. I describe how empirical approaches to understanding have influenced conservation policy, wildlife harvest and over-fishing in Africa by identifying and testing critical assumptions of policy hypotheses, and by applying simple economic models to human-wildlife systems. I then show how empirical understanding can shape land use policy in the Georgia Basin, BC, again by understanding the cultural and economic drivers of ecological change.
The Lobby Gallery exhibition by Mascha Gugganig on her ethnographic research on Kaua’i on links between environment-based learning, education and activism.
Join us for the opening of this display based on Mascha Gugganig’s ethnographic fieldwork on land use, food production, and ‘GMO’s’ on Kaua’i.
The Lobby Gallery will be displaying Mascha Gugganig’s travelling exhibition from March 5 – May 2, 2014, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Location: Lobby Gallery, Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive, University of British Columbia
Mark your calendars for the 6th National Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) Conference! Join us this August 3-6, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina on the campuses of North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Central Carolina Community College (CCCC). This year’s conference motto is “Celebrating our Diversity through Sustainable Agriculture Education”
**Submit your abstract by April 1, 2014.**
The SAEA conference is the premier forum for the presentation and discussion of the scholarship of teaching and learning in sustainable agriculture education that brings together diverse educators, students, and scholars. In addition to networking with other leaders in sustainable agriculture education across the country, this conference will offer tours to local farms and community gardens, a curricula exchange, and local food, including a traditional NC pig-pickin.
Registration begins May 1, 2014. Conference Schedule available June 15, 2014.
**Download and post a conference poster to advertise in your area!**