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Lecture/Seminar YVES ENGLER: Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation 2015-10-06 19:30:00

Please join Canadian author and activist Yves Engler as he discusses his just released critical overview of Canadian policy towards the African continent, entitled Canada in Africa: 300 years of aid and exploitation.  Q&A to follow Mr. Engler's presentation.

Based on an exhaustive examination of the public record as well as on-the-ground research, Canada in Africa documents Canadian involvement in the trans-atlantic slave trade, the "scramble for Africa", the missionary movement, and European colonialism, as well as Ottawa's opposition to anti-colonial struggles and its promotion of neo-liberal economic prescriptions that have benefitted Canadian mining companies who have extracted much of the continent's mineral resources and are often bitterly resisted by local communities. 

Engler sheds light on Canada's part in the violence that has engulfed Somalia, Rwanda and the Congo, as well as how Canada's indifference to climate change means a death sentence to ever-growing numbers of Africans. 

"This should be required reading for every human with a conscience and all those that desire to join the forces fighting for change." - Nnimmo Bassey, winner of the Right Livelihood Award ("alternative to Nobel Prize") and author of To Cook a Continent: Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa.

This event is organised and sponsored by:  Victoria Peace Coalition; Social Justice Studies Program, University of Victoria; Council of Canadians, Victoria Chapter; Social and Environmental Alliance; Friends of Western Sahara; Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation; Central American Support Committee (CASC); Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA), Victoria; Victoria Friends of Cuba; Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC); and the African Awareness Committee.

Yves Engler is the author of eight books:
Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation (2015),
The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper's Foreign Policy (2012),
Lester Pearson's Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt (2012),
Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism On the Road to Economic, Social and Environmental Decay (2011) with Bianca Mugyenyi,
Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid (2010),
Black Book on Canadian Foreign Policy (2009),
Canada in Haiti: Waging War on the Poor Majority (2005) with Anthony Fenton,
Playing Left Wing: From Rink Rat to Student Radical (2005).

For more details on Yves' work, please visit http://www.yvesengler.com
Yves can be reached at yvesengler@hotmail.com

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Room 105, Harry Hickman Building
Times 19:30:00 to 21:30:00

Free admission.
Donations to assist book tour welcomed and gratefully appreciated.

Sponsor Susan Clarke
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Exhibit Celebrating W.B. Yeats at 150 2015-10-06 All Day

2015 marks 150 years since the birth of Irish poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). This exhibition explores Yeats' work as a poet and a playwright with artwork, rare books, and printed ephemera drawn from UVic's Legacy Gallery and UVic Library's Special Collections and University Archives.

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/library/locations/home/spcoll/events/index.php
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Free and open to the public.

Sponsor Heather Dean
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Other Decoding #Elexn42 2015-10-06 19:30:00

A Panel Discussion of Social, Fiscal and Environmental Policy Platforms.

Party Commitments and Claims in the 2015 Federal Election: Cutting Through The Spin


Lindsay Teddds, Associate Professor of Economics, School of Public Administration

Michael J. Prince, Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Human and Social Development

Jamie Lawson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Moderator; Richard Zussman, Legislative Reporter for CBC Radio


Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/hsd/publicadmin/assets/docs/Decoding_Elexn42flyer.pdf
Location Ambrosia Ctr, 638 Fisgard St
Times 19:30:00 to 21:00:00

Admission Minimum $5 to help cover venue costs.

Space is limited. Please reserve a seat: community@uvic.ca

More info: http://publicadmin.uvic.ca/


Sponsor Wendy Swan
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Music **CANCELLED** GUEST MASTERCLASS: Ilya Poletaev, piano 2015-10-06 15:30:00

**Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.**

Orion Series in Fine Arts presents

Ilya Poletaev, piano (Montreal)

Pianist Ilya Poletaev, Assistant Professor at McGill's Schulich School of Music, is quickly becoming recognized as one of today’s most original and compelling artists. Poletaev will conduct a masterclass with School of Music piano students.

Poletaev will also present a piano concert on Monday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Admission is free.

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Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times 15:30:00 to 17:30:00

Free admission

Sponsor School of Music
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Exhibit Celebrating W.B. Yeats at 150 2015-10-06 All Day

Curated by the University of Victoria's Special Collections and Archives staff

2015 marks 150 years since the birth of Irish poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats. This exhibit explores Yeats’ work as a poet and playwright with artwork, rare books, and printed ephemera drawn from the Legacy Gallery and Special Collections and University Archives. The exhibition also features unique items documenting the artistry of his family, including father John Butler Yeats, brother Jack Butler Yeats, and sisters Susan Mary Yeats (Lily) and Elizabeth Corbet Yeats (Lollie), all of whom were noted artists.

 ///  Mosada: A Dramatic Poem (Dublin: Printed by Scaly, Bryers and Walker, 1886).

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Legacy Maltwood
Times All Day

Free & open to the public

Sponsor Katie Hughes
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Other US Visa Information Session 2015-10-06 15:00:00

Nancy Biasi, Chief of Consular Services at the US Consulate General in Vancouver, will talk about the different kinds of non-immigrant visas available for visiting, working and studying in the US and the requirements for each. She will also provide information about the visa waiver program and ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization).

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Times 15:00:00 to 16:30:00


Sponsor International Student Services
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