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The Problem of Over-representation of Aboriginal Children in the Child Protection System in BC, Elisa Vandenborn

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2015-02-03
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Lecture Series on Aboriginal Issues 2015: Co-hosted by the Indigenous Research Institute and SFU Woodwards Supported by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement

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Video

Privatization of Reserve Land. Can we expect a de Soto effect from the First Nation Private Property Ownership Act?, Anke Kessler

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2015-03-03
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Lecture Series on Aboriginal Issues 2015: Co-hosted by the Indigenous Research Institute and SFU Woodwards Supported by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement

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Video

First Nations Innovation and Decolonization using ICT, Rob McMahon

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2015-03-17
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Lecture Series on Aboriginal Issues 2015: Co-hosted by the Indigenous Research Institute and SFU Woodwards Supported by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement

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Video

Speaker Series on Aboriginal Issues 2015: Yiri7 re Stsq'ey's-kucw: Secwepemc Oral History and Indigenous Laws, Marianne Ignace & Chief Ronald Ignace

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2015-04-14
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Lecture Series on Aboriginal Issues 2015: Co-hosted by the Indigenous Research Institute and SFU Woodwards Supported by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement

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Video

Jim Green 3rd Annual Memorial Event | Building a Social Housing Legacy for the Future

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Date created: 
2015-02-26
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Jim Green's personal legacy of nearly 1,000 social and affordable housing units in the city's Downtown Eastside stands as an enduring challenge to today's housing advocates. How does Green's record look from the perspective of those who live in the buildings he was involved in developing? How important was his philosophy of affordable housing, with planning led and directed by future residents? And what lessons do today's housing activists need to pursue to make similar gains today?

This forum, organized by Councillor Geoff Meggs, included a panel discussion with diverse voices on how Vancouver can achieve affordability and social housing objectives in the years to come.

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Video

Shaping Vancouver Series 2015: Are Heritage Conservation Areas Right For Vancouver?

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Date created: 
2015-02-27
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A panel of experts address what Heritage Conservation Areas are, how they are established and work in other cities, and the consequences of forming such areas. Panel members discuss areas in Vancouver, which retain distinctive heritage character, consider whether such areas should be considered for Heritage Conservation Area status by the City, and debate how sensitive to heritage character new developments should be.

A general discussion with the audience follows and at the end, everyone was invited to submit feedback on the evening’s topic to the consultants leading the Heritage Action Plan.

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Video

Pi Theatre: The Role of the Artist Provocateur

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Date created: 
2015-03-20
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From the provocative cartoons at Charlie Hebdo, to the music and actions of Pussy Riot, to hard hitting plays like Sarah Kane's Blasted, artists around the world have been agents of provocation for millennia. But what about Canada today? Is there a role for the artist provocateur in this country? Or is general public apathetic to engaging with artistic representations of challenging ideas?

Five practicing artists from hiphop, theatre, cartooning and the visual and live arts are in an intriguing discussion that opens up the question of the role of the artist-provocateur in contemporary Canada.

The evening began with each panellist offering samples of their actual work to provide real-world context for the discussion to follow.

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Video

SPUR 2014: The World in Seven Years: Movement of People

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Date created: 
2014-05-22
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The City of Vancouver has set a bold goal for itself: to be the world’s greenest city by 2020. But while the metrics for what makes a city livable—public transportation, access to quality education, cultural amenities—are easy to come by, what makes a city “green” is a little less clear.  In this event eight speakers make the case for their vision of what it means not just to be green, but the greenest city in the world. Speakers include: Michael Ableman, Geoff Dembicki, Charles Gauthier, Sadhu Johnston, Mitra Mansour, Christine Mclaren, Gordon Price and Christianne Wilhelmson. Moderated by David Beers, founder of The Tyee.

 

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Video

SPUR 2014: The World in Seven Years: Movement of People

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Date created: 
2014-05-23
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Programmed in partnership with HarperCollins, The World in Seven Years series invites prominent Canadian and international thinkers to put a stake in the sand about where the world will be in seven years. Too distant a time to be narrow, too proximate to be vague, this lecture series is an opportunity to address the serious issues facing our world in a robust, solutions-oriented approach. Find out with Taras Grescoe, author of Bottomfeeder and Straphanger, as he rides public transit into the year 2021.

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Video

SPUR 2014: On Galleries

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Date created: 
2014-05-23
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What is the role of an art gallery? Should it show its city’s art to the world, or present art from around the world to its city? Should it serve as a community-gathering place, or a protected environment in which to experience “high art”?

Amidst the recent wave of major renovations to some of North America’s biggest galleries, Vancouver faces these questions as it tackles the Vancouver Art Gallery’s upcoming transformation and revitalization. The panel includes curator Grant Arnold, urban designer and former Vancouver Chief Planner Brent Toderian, critic Trevor Boddy, director of the Vancouver Public Spaces Network Andrew Pask, and Globe and Mail Western arts correspondent Marsha Lederman.

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Video