Spring Session 2018 Noon-Hour Presentations

Location: N2-115, Education N / Live-streamed: ED129                            Time:  12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Monday, April 30

Strathcona String Quartet:  Swinging String Quartet

Josephine Van Lier, Strathcona String Quartet

Tuesday, May 1

The Games Computers (and People) Play

Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer, Professor. Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence, Dean of Science, U of A

Wednesday, May 2

The Canadian Arctic, Sovereignty and Polar Geopolitics

Dr. Mark Nuttall, Professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair in Anthropology, University of Alberta

Thursday, May 3

De-colonizing Science and Technology

Dr. Kim TallBear, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

Friday, May 4

How Radioisotopes are Used in Medicine and Improve Patient Care.

Dr. Sandy McEwan, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta

Monday, May 7

The MacTaggart Art Collection*:  Why the University of Alberta Collects   (*art and artifacts from East Asia)

Dr. Janine Andrews, Executive Director, University of Alberta Museums and the Mactaggart Art Collection, Curator, Dr. Pi-fen (Isabel) Chueh

Wednesday, May 9

Beyond the Spin:  The Politics and Economics of Alberta’s Carbon Levy

Ricardo Acuna, Executive Director of the Parkland Institute

Thursday, May 10

What Happens when Fashion (Clothing) is Fast, Cheap and Disposable?

Lori Morgan, Assistant Chair of Human Ecology, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, U of A

Friday, May 11

Folkways in Canada:  An Introduction to the Smithsonian Folkways Collection from North of the 49th Parallel

Dr. Mary Ingraham, Professor of Musicology, Director of Sound Studies Initiative, University of Alberta

Monday, May 14

Transplant Research: Enhancing Donations and Saving Lives

Dr. Lori West, Director of the Alberta Transplant Institute, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cardiac Transplantation, and Director of the Canadian National Transplant Research Program

Tuesday, May 15

What is an Islamic Garden and What can it Teach Us?

Dr. Lee Foote, Professor of Conservational Biology and Director of the University of Alberta Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, May 16

CKUA:  Building Community for Ninety Years Through Music

Ken Regan, Past CEO of CKUA Radio (for 18 years up to 2017)

 

At a Glance: Activities and Noon-hour Presentations

  

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

(N2-115)

 

30

 

Strathcona String Quartet

 

1

The Games Computers (and People) Play

 

2

The Canadian Arctic, Sovereignty and Polar Geopolitics

3

De-colonizing Science and Technology

 

 

4

How Radioisotopes are used in Medicine…

Week 2

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

(N2-115)

7

McTaggart Art Collection: Why the U of A Collects

8

 

 

9

Beyond the Spin: The Politics and Economics of Alberta’s Carbon Tax

10

What Happens When Fashion (Clothing) is Fast Cheap & Disposable?

11

Folkways in Canada: An Intro to the Smithsonian Collection…

 

11:45 a.m.

(Location TBA)

   

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

 

     
Week 3

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

(N2-115)

14

Transplant Research: Enhancing Donations and Saving Lives

15

What is an Islamic Garden & What Can it Teach Us?

16

CKUA: Building Community For 90 Years Through Music

 

17

ELLA

Annual General Meeting

 

18
 

4:30 p.m.

(Faculty Club)

 

       

 

Wind-up Reception