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Lecture/Seminar More Than Waste: Participatory action research with waste pickers in the global South for a social and environmental justice agenda 2017-03-13 15:00:00
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Monday 13 March
3:00-4:30 PM
Sedgewick C168

Community engaged research on waste and with waste pickers in different parts of the world, has generated rich material on the vast array of socio-material practices that shape contemporary culture and society. Common lived experiences and discourses on waste of those working with waste, particularly in the global South, capture part of the materiality of waste and suggest the scope of the immaterial aspects of waste and their consequences. What is waste? Hazard, filth, manageable object, resource or commodity. In view of the challenges linked to climate and environmental change and given the contribution of society’s consumption and wider social and ecological footprints to these planetary issues, waste management has developed into a crucial topic in contemporary societies. In this talk I will introduce the complexity of waste studies and will refer to some results of participatory action research conducted over the past years with organized waste pickers in Brazil, Nicaragua, Kenya and Mongolia. These workers make a livelihood by collecting recyclable waste from various places in low, middle and high-income countries. Waste pickers are key stakeholders in resource recovery and have, in some cases, been influential in changing policies and waste governance. 

 

Jutta Gutberlet

Jutta Gutberlet is Professor in Human Geography at UVic. Her research is community-based and focuses on waste governance and the everyday livelihoods and community development issues of the urban poor, particularly in the global South. She works with waste pickers to develop more inclusive and sustainable practices of waste management. This research is participatory and action oriented and applies situated urban political ecology, social and ecological economy theory, to address multiple waste related issues, such as consumption, production and waste generation; poverty reduction; food security; occupational health and inclusive policy, in the local and global context.

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/capi/events/calendar/2017/03/more-than-waste.php
Location SEDGEWICK BUILDING
C168
Times 15:00:00 to 16:30:00
Pricing

Free and open to the Public

Sponsor CAPI Communications
250-721-7020
commcapi@uvic.ca
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Other Cafe Conversation 2017-03-13 13:00:00
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Come practise your French and enjoy thought-provoking conversations on a variety of topics.



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Location CLEARIHUE BUILDING
C251
Times 13:00:00 to 14:00:00
Pricing
Sponsor
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Lecture/Seminar Chemistry Seminar Series 2017-03-13 11:30:00
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Spring 2017 seminars are held Mondays at 11:30 am in MAC D288, except where noted on the website. 

 

Visit www.uvic.ca/science/chemistry/home/seminars/index.php for more information.



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Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/science/chemistry/home/seminars/index.php
Location MACLAURIN BUILDING
D288
Times 11:30:00 to 12:30:00
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Music GRADUATING RECITAL: Margaret Lingas, voice 2017-03-13 20:00:00
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Vocalist Margaret Lingas presents her Bachelor of Music graduating recital.

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Location MACLAURIN BUILDING
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times 20:00:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing

Free admission

Sponsor School of Music
250-721-8634
concert@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Research in geospatial data science: uncertainty analysis & land change modeling 2017-03-13 15:30:00
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Dr. Jing Gao
Postdoctoral Researcher, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Data-driven geospatial models are widely used to understand and forecast changing natural and human environments. Careful model evaluation is essential for using modeling results as basis for policy development and decision making. In this talk I will first review my dissertation research that examined a bias-variance error decomposition (BVD) as a tool to diagnose data-driven geospatial models. I investigated the BVD of three error types relevant for geospatial modeling (squared error, absolute error, and categorical error), through both analytical inquiry and case studies of land change modeling and environmental remote sensing. My results demonstrated that BVD can help practitioners understand and improve model performance, reveal new insights about the modeled geospatial process, help identify and delineate spatial non-stationarity, and help guide training sample collection. I found that different error measures can lead to different conclusions about the same model and made recommendations for choosing appropriate metrics. Acknowledging that obtaining spatially explicit errors are necessary in the spatiotemporal analysis of landscape features, my next project in basic geospatial science will investigate how these errors impact analysis and modeling results. For the presentation, I will outline the development of a model able to simulate spatiotemporal distributions of thematic errors in large-scale fine-resolution land change investigations. I will conclude the talk by presenting my current work, simulating global spatiotemporal patterns of built-up land change under various future socioeconomic scenarios. I will also describe how this work connects to a larger team effort and my future directions in this line of research.

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Location DAVID TURPIN BUILDING
B215
Times 15:30:00 to 16:30:00
Pricing

Free and open to the public

Sponsor Diane Braithwaite
2507217357
dbraith@uvic.ca
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Theatre PHOENIX: The Inspector 2017-03-13 20:00:00
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The Inspector

March 9 –18, 2017

By Nikolay Gogol
Adapted & Directed by Linda Hardy

Word arrives in a little government town that an inspector is coming – incognito! Panic seizes the town’s officials: Will their little improprieties be exposed? Meanwhile, a lowly civil servant visiting from out of province is mistaken for the inspector. The officials outdo themselves to please him with gifts and he, in turn, grows bolder. This satirical farce spins out of control, as hypocrisy, corruption, and human greed escalate. Gogol’s comedy of errors, written in19th-century Russia, is no less relevant in our modern political landscape.

Appropriate for ages 13+



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Related Website https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/season/2016-2017/The-Inspector/
Location PHOENIX THEATRE
Times 20:00:00 to 22:30:00
Pricing

Mon-Thurs & Matinees:

Adult $25
Senior $20
Student $15
UVic Alumni (Matinees only) $15

Fri & Sat Evenings:

All seats $26

Sponsor
250-721-6307
theatre@uvic.ca
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Film FENCES 2017-03-13 19:00:00
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FENCES

Director: Denzel Washington, USA, 2016, 139 min; PG

NOMINATED FOR 4 ACADEMY AWARDS including BEST PICTURE!

WINNER: BEST ACTOR – DENZEL WASHINGTON –SAG Awards

Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast.

“The dazzling acting duet of Washington and Davis create a movie experience you won't forget.” --Rolling Stone

 

 

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location STUDENT UNION BUILDING
production
Times 19:00:00 to 21:20:00
Pricing

 

UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $4.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75

Other Students: $6.75

Cinemagic Members: $6.75

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor CINECENTA
721-8365
office@cinecenta.com
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Lecture/Seminar ANTH Grad Colloquium: Dichotomies of Consequence: Mothering and HIV/AIDS 2017-03-13 11:30:00
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GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Dichotomies of Consequence: Mothering and HIV/AIDS

Dr. Pamela Downe: Associate Professor, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

Monday, March 13th, 2017
11:30 am – 12:50 pm
Cornett Building, Room A225

This presentation is based on a five-year, CIHR-funded ethnographic project on motherhood in the context of HIV/AIDS in Saskatchewan.  With the highest HIV rates in Canada, Saskatchewan’s epidemic is uniquely Indigenized.  This presentation explores the ways in which dichotomies between intensive and collective mothering as well as between mothering and fathering play out in the daily lives of 30 women and 23 men who access the services of AIDS Saskatoon.

Pamela Downe is an Associate Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan.  As a medical anthropologist, her research areas include infectious disease, maternal care, violence, and pain.  She is the 2011 recipient of the Weaver Tremblay Award of the Canadian Anthropology Society and the 2015 recipient of AIDS Saskatoon’s Research Partner Award.   

EVERYONE WELCOME.

For a list of upcoming colloquia please see here: http://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/anthropology/people/colloquium/index.php

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/anthropology/undergraduate/colloquium/index.php
Location CORNETT BUILDING
A225
Times 11:30:00 to 12:50:00
Pricing

Free.

Sponsor Jindra Belanger
anthtwo@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Conference on Privacy Law 2017-03-13 17:00:00
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Location FRASER BUILDING
159
Times 17:00:00 to 19:30:00
Pricing

This event is free, but interested individuals must RSVP to privacylaw2017@gmail.com. 

Sponsor Irene McGee
imcgee@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Critical Thinking in Academic Reading and Writing (Undergrads) 2017-03-13 15:30:00
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In this workshop, students will learn to think beyond textual information, in order to generate new ideas and form their own conclusions. Topics to be discussed include “looking at the big picture,” “asking original and significant research questions,” “critiquing others’ ideas and arguments,” and “developing new approaches.” Student will not only explore critical thinking expectations but will also practice strategies to initiate critical thinking in their academic writing and reading.

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Location MEARNS CENTRE / MCPHERSON LIBRARY
130
Times 15:30:00 to 16:30:00
Pricing

Free and open to all UVic students. The content of this workshop is geared toward undergraduate-level students, but all are welcome to attend!

Sponsor Gillian Saunders
2504725662
eal1@uvic.ca
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Exhibit The Mystery of Grafton Tyler Brown: Race, Art, and Landscape in 19th Century British Columbia 2017-03-13 10:00
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We know Grafton Tyler Brown (1841-1918) was one of the first professional landscape artists to work in the Pacific Northwest. His few regional paintings that survive offer vivid windows into the world of 1880s Victoria and British Columbia. Yet, how did this African American artist succeed at a time when racial prejudice prevented most Blacks from entering any skilled profession? Guest curated by Dr. John Lutz (History, UVic) with Emerald Johnstone Bedell and Caroline Riedel. Created in partnership with UVIC Legacy Art Galleries and UVIC History Department. With conservation support from the Royal BC Museum.

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Location UVIC Legacy Art Gallery Downtown
630 Yates Street
Times 10:00 to 16:00
Pricing Free and open to the public.
Sponsor UVIC Legacy Art Gallery
250-721-6562
legacy@uvic.ca
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