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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Performativity of Land Acknowledgments and Settler Whiteness

Colloquium: Lunch Talk | February 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room | Note change in location

 Dr. Selena Couture, University of Alberta

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Native American Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Dr. Couture's talk will discuss the increasingly frequent practice of Indigenous land acknowledgments in Canadian society and what implications this might have for local practices in the Bay Area. Through an engagement with methods and theoretical understandings from the field of performance studies, she examines when and how land acknowledgments can be decolonizing and when they can contribute...   More >

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Understanding the 2015 Canadian Election

Colloquium: Lunch Talk | February 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Peter Loewen, University of Toronto

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

The 2015 Canadian federal election was a dynamic affair. Each of the three major parties held the lead in polls at some point in the campaign. However, by the end of the campaign the Tories finished where they started, the Liberals pulled far ahead, and the NDP saw all their previous gains fall away. Why did this happen?