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Medieval Manuscripts in Canada

The symposium will bring together faculty, archivists, librarians, students, and community members in order to discuss medieval manuscript collections in Canada, including collecting practices and scholarship with these valuable and unique items.  Among the topics speakers will cover are the integration of medieval manuscripts into the undergraduate and graduate curriculum; developing collections of medieval manuscripts in Canada; and the development of new tools for analyzing and interpreting manuscripts.

The symposium is free and open to the public.  The symposium is part of a SSHRC-funded series of events, Unravelling the Code(x), exploring book history scholarship and the creation, circulation, and reception of knowledge.

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School of Nursing Research Workshops

On March 18, 2016, as part of the 2016 Research Conference, The School of Nursing is pleased to offer the following workshops by Dr. Sally Thorne (UBC):

Interpretive Description: Qualitative Design for the Applied Disciplines

This workshop will orient participants to opportunities for qualitative research design that extends beyond the social theorizing history of conventional methodology to address the action imperative of the applied professions . Participants will experience the emancipatory potential of study designs that extract technique from its theoretical origins such that we can begin to ask and answer some of the truly complex questions facing nursing and health care.


Qualitative Metasynthesis: Opportunities and Evolving Challenges

This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to understand the complexities inherent in the work of aggregating and synthesizing bodies of qualitative research. As pressure to make use of the available knowledge increases, and systematic reviews of various kinds are popularized, scholars will be increasingly challenged to demonstrate that which distinguishes a hollow technical review exercise from a high quality piece of qualitative metasynthesis scholarship.

 

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School of Nursing Research Conferences

The University of Victoria, School of Nursing is pleased to present their 2016 research conference. Through a combination of plenaries, workshops, and concurrent sessions, nurses from academia and practice will explore and learn about the benefits of knowledge synthesis (KS) for quality care. This nursing conference will focus on various genres of, and approaches to, evidence reviews. Concurrent sessions will showcase the KS work of participants.

The conference will open with a plenary by Dr. Jennifer Medves entitled, "Working Together in Canada: All you ever wanted to know about knowledge synthesis - JBI, QJBC, ISSNA, PICO and every other acronym adopted by the group"  and close with a plenary by Dr. Sally Thorne entitled, "Unleashing Evidence to Strengthen Nursing's Influence & Impact"

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13th INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON STATISTICAL CLIMATOLOGY

June 6-10, 2016 in Canmore, Alberta, Canada

The 13th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology will be held in Canmore, Alberta from June 6th to 10th, 2016. The meetings, which have been held roughly every three years since 1979, are organized by independent statisticians and scientists involved in the study of climate. The meetings facilitate communication between the science and statistics communities and promote good statistical practice in climate science and climatology. Details, including registration information, cost and submissions guidelines for oral presentations and posters, will be provided shortly.

Visit the conference website: http://13imsc.pacificclimate.org/

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Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research

ANSER/ARES is a dynamic growing association that is organizing its seventh annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. ANSER brings together leading academic researchers, practitioners, consultants, policymakers and community organizations from Canada and internationally to discuss current and emergent issues, debates and challenges in the fields of civil society, social economy, and nonprofit research and practice. Join us for what promises to be an engaging and provocative conference. The theme for the ninth conference at University of Cagary is: Energizing Communities.

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30th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics

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Moving Trans History Forward

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Narrative Matters 2016

"HOW NARRATIVE RESEARCH TRANSFORMS PEOPLES AND COMMUNITIES" is the theme of the 8th International Conference on Narrative Matters. Registrants from around the globe will attend and participate in multiple sessions over three days learning about new initiatives, innovations and research while engaging in dialogue about narrative practices. With presenters and keynote speakers from both local and international communities, attendees are sure to acquire emerging knowledge, share experiences and create new connections. Situated in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the campuses of the host institutions (UVic and Royal Roads) as well as enjoy the comforts of the Victoria Conference Centre and the downtown core throughout the week.

Pre-conference workshops on Monday, June 20, provide in-depth experiential learning with local and international practitioners, scholars and senior executives from government and the corporate world. Please visit the registration site for a separate one-day price option.

Conference dates are Tuesday, June 21 to Thursday, June 23 and include sessions both on campus at the University of Victoria and downtown at the Conference Centre. Transportation between these venues is included in the registration price and additional local options can be added as needed. The registration site lists a number of options for your convenience and the day of pre-conference workshops can easily be added at a reduced price to those attending the entire conference.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited and the last two conferences have sold out.

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Society for Socialist Studies

The theme of the 2015 CFHSS Congress is ‘Energizing Communities.’ The theme of the 2016 Society for Socialist Studies Conference is ‘Energizing Class Struggles: Race, Gender and Coloniality.’  Join us for four days of wide-ranging and engaged analysis and dialogue. May 31-June 3, at the University of Calgary, which is located on Treaty 7 territory.

 

We wish to ‘energize class struggles’, understanding that the class relationship in contemporary capitalism is mediated by forms of oppression related to gender, race, able-bodiedness and orientation, and is articulated with the ongoing colonization of Indigenous peoples across lands and waters claimed by Canada. We consider ‘energizing class struggles’ as a possibility – the potential for revitalized struggles by and for equity-seeking groups, subaltern classes and among diverse Indigenous peoples against an unjust colonial-capitalist world system. At the same time, energetic class struggles are a variable historical reality across the whole of society, in areas ranging from the arts to literary studies to everyday economics in the home, the workplace and the community. In short, the working classes have never merely accepted their domination but have always fought battles against the power of capital in very unequal conditions. The University, too, is a site of sometimes-energetic, sometimes-waning class struggle: on the one hand, the University’s institutions and relationships reflect the relative dominance of the capitalist class in radically unequal times, including the power of resource extraction industries to shape university institutions and aims. On the other hand, the working classes, women (and women-identified) and subaltern groups have sought to challenge the expression of capitalist power in academia and society more broadly. At least since the 1970s, diverse Indigenous peoples have likewise sought simultaneously to ‘decolonize’ and ‘indigenize’ university spaces as part of broader struggles of Indigenous self-determination and liberation. This year, the Society invites participants to critically reflect upon the histories of vital class struggles. We call upon contributors to think through the possibilities for re-energizing class and Indigenous struggles in an historical moment of unprecedented capitalist class power.

We encourage readers to sign up for notification of papers posted for this conference. If you are interested in submitting to this conference we recommend that you review the About the Conference page for the conference's policies, and visit the Conference Homepage for more information.

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The 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory

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Workshop on Self-Determination Theory for Business & Organizations

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UVic Retirees Association

UVRA Elder Academy Series - The Body Works

The series will cover how four body systems work, what happens to them as we age, what we can do about it, and the medical interventions that are possible. The intent of the series is to provide information that will be helpful to you when communicating with medical personnel as well as understanding what is happening to your own body.

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Workshops on the Application of Self-Determination Theory

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One-Day Conference on Self-Determination Theory

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Western Canadian Deans of Arts and Science Conference

The spring meeting of the Western Canadian Deans of Arts and Science is an annual conference hosted by the University of Victoria.

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