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Housing Affordability in BC — with David Eby (Video)

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Date created: 
2021-01-29
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David Eby is the provincial government representative  (MLA) for Vancouver-Point Grey, first elected in 2013.

A proud local resident, David was re-elected in 2020 to serve a third term in the B.C. Legislature and in November 2020 was appointed to his current role as Attorney General and Minister of Housing by Premier John Horgan.

Before he was elected, David was the Executive Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, an adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia, president of the HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and served on the Vancouver Foundation’s Health and Social Development Committee.

An award-winning human rights lawyer, he has been repeatedly recognized in local media as one of British Columbia’s most effective advocates and has appeared at all levels of court in BC.

His years of legal advocacy at Pivot Legal Society to protect the human rights and dignity of homeless and under-housed residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside were recognized in 2011 by the UN Association in Canada and the B.C. Human Rights Coalition with their annual award.

David is the author of several books and articles on legal rights. His handbook on arrest rights is now in its third printing, with more than 10,000 copies in circulation.

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Video

Housing Affordability in BC — with David Eby

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2021-01-29
Abstract: 

David Eby is the provincial government representative  (MLA) for Vancouver-Point Grey, first elected in 2013.

A proud local resident, David was re-elected in 2020 to serve a third term in the B.C. Legislature and in November 2020 was appointed to his current role as Attorney General and Minister of Housing by Premier John Horgan.

Before he was elected, David was the Executive Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, an adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia, president of the HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and served on the Vancouver Foundation’s Health and Social Development Committee.

An award-winning human rights lawyer, he has been repeatedly recognized in local media as one of British Columbia’s most effective advocates and has appeared at all levels of court in BC.

His years of legal advocacy at Pivot Legal Society to protect the human rights and dignity of homeless and under-housed residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside were recognized in 2011 by the UN Association in Canada and the B.C. Human Rights Coalition with their annual award.

David is the author of several books and articles on legal rights. His handbook on arrest rights is now in its third printing, with more than 10,000 copies in circulation.

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Audio

Engaging Community in HIV Research — with Angela Kaida

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Date created: 
2021-01-26
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Angela Kaida is an epidemiologist based in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health. She has been learning from and working with women living with HIV for the past 10 years. Angela’s research focuses on the sexual and reproductive health priorities of women living with HIV, including sexuality, safer conception, contraceptive access, reproductive decision-making, healthy pregnancy, and postpartum well-being. Her work investigates the social and structural factors that limit women’s realization of fulfilling sexual and reproductive lives, including laws that criminalize HIV non-disclosure. Angela’s research program adopts a community-informed, rights-driven, and evidenced-based approach to sexual and reproductive health by, with, and for women affected by HIV. She emigrated to Canada from Kenya as a child and today, her research program involves thousands of women living with or affected by HIV in East Africa, South Africa, and Canada.

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Joy Johnson: SFU’s New Prez (Video)

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Date created: 
2021-01-19
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Dr. Joy Johnson, SFU’s 10th president and vice-chancellor, is passionate about SFU’s academic and research mission.

As president, Joy is committed to enhancing student learning experiences, working towards reconciliation, and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion across SFU. Prior to her appointment as president, Joy served as SFU’s vice-president, research and international from 2014 to 2020. She currently leads SFU’s equity, diversity and inclusion initiative.

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Video

Joy Johnson: SFU’s New Prez

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Date created: 
2021-01-19
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Dr. Joy Johnson, SFU’s 10th president and vice-chancellor, is passionate about SFU’s academic and research mission.

As president, Joy is committed to enhancing student learning experiences, working towards reconciliation, and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion across SFU. Prior to her appointment as president, Joy served as SFU’s vice-president, research and international from 2014 to 2020. She currently leads SFU’s equity, diversity and inclusion initiative.

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Marcuse and the Rise of the New Left — with Andrew Feenberg (Video)

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Date created: 
2021-01-12
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Andrew Feenberg received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego under the direction of Herbert Marcuse in 1973. From 1969-2002, he taught in the Philosophy Department of San Diego State University. From 2003-2016 he served as Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, where he continues to direct the Applied Communication and Technology Lab. He was also Directeur de Progamme at the College International de Philosophie in Paris from 2013-2019. His books include Alternative Modernity (University of California, 1995), Questioning Technology (Routledge Press, 1999), The Philosophy of Praxis: Marx, Lukács and the Frankfurt School, (Verso Press, 2014), Between Reason and Experience: Essays in Technology and Modernity (MIT Press, 2010), His most recent books are Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason (Harvard, 2017), Technology, Modernity, and Democracy, co-edited with Eduardo Beira (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), and Nishida, Kawabata, and the Japanese Response to Modernity (Chisokudõ, 2019). Several books on his work have appeared including Critical Theory and the Thought of Andrew Feenberg, edited by D. Arnold and A. Michel, and Technical Politics: Andrew Feenberg's Critical Theory of Technology by Graeme Kirkpatrick. He is also recognized as an early innovator in the field of online communication. He participated in the creation of the first online education program at the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute in 1982. He has done research on online community for the National Science Foundation and on online education for the U.S. Department of Education and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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Video

Marcuse and the Rise of the New Left — with Andrew Feenberg

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2021-01-12
Abstract: 

Andrew Feenberg received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego under the direction of Herbert Marcuse in 1973. From 1969-2002, he taught in the Philosophy Department of San Diego State University. From 2003-2016 he served as Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, where he continues to direct the Applied Communication and Technology Lab. He was also Directeur de Progamme at the College International de Philosophie in Paris from 2013-2019. His books include Alternative Modernity (University of California, 1995), Questioning Technology (Routledge Press, 1999), The Philosophy of Praxis: Marx, Lukács and the Frankfurt School, (Verso Press, 2014), Between Reason and Experience: Essays in Technology and Modernity (MIT Press, 2010), His most recent books are Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason (Harvard, 2017), Technology, Modernity, and Democracy, co-edited with Eduardo Beira (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), and Nishida, Kawabata, and the Japanese Response to Modernity (Chisokudõ, 2019). Several books on his work have appeared including Critical Theory and the Thought of Andrew Feenberg, edited by D. Arnold and A. Michel, and Technical Politics: Andrew Feenberg's Critical Theory of Technology by Graeme Kirkpatrick. He is also recognized as an early innovator in the field of online communication. He participated in the creation of the first online education program at the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute in 1982. He has done research on online community for the National Science Foundation and on online education for the U.S. Department of Education and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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Audio

Marcuse and the Rise of the New Left — with Andrew Feenberg

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2020-12-22
Abstract: 

Andrew Feenberg received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego under the direction of Herbert Marcuse in 1973. From 1969-2002, he taught in the Philosophy Department of San Diego State University. From 2003-2016 he served as Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, where he continues to direct the Applied Communication and Technology Lab. He was also Directeur de Progamme at the College International de Philosophie in Paris from 2013-2019. His books include Alternative Modernity (University of California, 1995), Questioning Technology (Routledge Press, 1999), The Philosophy of Praxis: Marx, Lukács and the Frankfurt School, (Verso Press, 2014), Between Reason and Experience: Essays in Technology and Modernity (MIT Press, 2010), His most recent books are Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason (Harvard, 2017), Technology, Modernity, and Democracy, co-edited with Eduardo Beira (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), and Nishida, Kawabata, and the Japanese Response to Modernity (Chisokudõ, 2019). Several books on his work have appeared including Critical Theory and the Thought of Andrew Feenberg, edited by D. Arnold and A. Michel, and Technical Politics: Andrew Feenberg's Critical Theory of Technology by Graeme Kirkpatrick. He is also recognized as an early innovator in the field of online communication. He participated in the creation of the first online education program at the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute in 1982. He has done research on online community for the National Science Foundation and on online education for the U.S. Department of Education and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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Art, Migration, and Connection — with Adriana Contreras

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Date created: 
2020-12-22
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Adriana Contreras Correal is a visual artist, graphic recorder and illustrator. She was born in Bogotá, Colombia and immigrated to BC with her family in 1998, at the age of fifteen. Artistic expression has always been a central part of Adriana's life and became an essential tool for navigating the world as a first-generation immigrant. 

Adriana completed her BFA at SFU School for the Contemporary Arts in 2006 and has worked and volunteered in numerous local Arts and Community organizations for 20 years. Highlights include SFU Galleries, New Performance Works Society, SFU Woodwards' Cultural programs, SFU Health and Counselling, Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, the Burnaby and Vancouver Art Galleries.

In 2018 Adriana was selected as one of two Community Scholars with the organization Drawing Change. This outstanding opportunity allowed her to bring together her knowledge and passion for visual language and communication, her work in migrant justice, health, and community building, and her desire to expand her artistic practice. Adriana is now a full-time Graphic Recorder, Illustrator and Designer, working independently and as a proud team member of Drawing Change, Fuselight Creative and On the Right Mind.

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Post-disaster Urbanism — with Mary Rowe

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Date created: 
2020-12-15
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Mary is a leading urban advocate and civil society leader who has worked in cities across Canada and the United States. Mary comes to the Canadian Urban Institute with several years of experience as an urban advocate and community leader, including serving as Executive Vice President of the Municipal Art Society of New York (MASNYC), one of America’s oldest civic advocacy organizations focused on the built environment. A mid-career fellowship with the US-based blue moon fund led her to New Orleans where she worked with national philanthropy, governments and local communities to support rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. Prior, Mary was President of the Canadian platform Ideas That Matter, a convening and publishing program based on the work of renowned urbanist Jane Jacobs.

Mary has been a frequent contributor to national and international city-building programs, including UN Habitat and the World Urban Forum. She brings an extensive international network of practitioners from government, industry, community activism, and the city-building professions to strengthen CUI under her leadership.

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