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Research With Impact 2021 Virtual Lecture Series


Research with Impact Series 2021

The University of Regina's Research with Impact Series has been extended for Fall 2021, speakers and topics will be coming soon! These presentations are FREE and OPEN to all, but attendees must register in advance to receive the Zoom link to participate. Please note, your registration is valid for all five dates. You do not need to register for each presentation separately.

Shortly after each lecture, the University of Regina Alumni Engagement Office, in partnership with the Lifelong Learning Centre, will post videos from the Research with Impact 2021 Virtual Lecture Series. Feel free to review at your leisure and share with friends!

Archived Sessions from the 2021 Series

More archived sessions from the Research With Impact 2021 series are also available.

Whose Story to Tell: The Social Construction of Residential School Compensations with Dr. Cindy Hanson

Discoveries of children’s burial sites outside Indian Residential Schools (IRS) rightfully grasped the nation several months ago. Less acknowledged was potentially the largest claim concerning abuse of children in the world – the Independent Assessment Process (IAP). The IAP was included in the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement to compensate Survivors of IRS for abuse suffered at the schools. The $4 billion class action suit involving 38,000 Survivors was the largest in Canadian history, but questions remain about how it will be remembered once the bulk of testimonies and records are destroyed (following a 2017 Supreme Court decision). This talk will explain the IAP and how it was constructed and understood through three genres -- the news-media, elected officials and interviews with diverse stakeholders. Our national study, Reconciling Perspectives and Building Public Memory: Learning from the Independent Assessment Process  aims to build public memory of the IAP and simultaneously, critique the dominant discourses constituting settler-colonial narratives. (Recorded September 21, 2021)

Moving Beyond Band-Aid Solutions: A Vision of Improved Community Supports Leading to Better Health for All with Dr. Elizabeth Cooper

This past year, people have been reminded consistently that “we are all in this together”. The other idea we have frequently heard is “we are in the same water, but we are not in the same boat”. While these phrases have been often used in the context of COVID-19, it moves beyond COVID-19 to the health and wellbeing of people within our society as a whole (both pre pandemic and the future we are moving into).
A key part of being healthy is prioritizing mental wellness and ongoing fatigue from dealing with day-to-day realities. Within this presentation, I will talk about how people I work with (i.e. people who identify as Indigenous, as migrants, as neurodiverse and as caregivers) discuss self-care, community care, and how to move beyond Band-Aid solutions to achieve their vision of a better tomorrow. (Recorded October 19, 2021)

Continuity or Change: Canadian Women and the Second World War with Dr. Jeff Keshen

In the summer of 1943, nearly four years into Canada’s participation in the Second World War, Mary Etta Macpherson, who had taken over as editor of Chatelaine, Canada’s most widely circulated women’s magazine, wrote: “We hope some of those bright college girls, soon to troop back for the fall term, will write a thesis on ‘What War Has Done to Improve the Lot of Canadian Women.’”   More than one million Canadian women joined the wartime workforce, often in positions that had been the exclusive domain of men, and some 50,000 enlisted in auxiliary services of Canada's three military branches. Academic debate has centred on the degree to which these new, and typically temporary, trends precipitated longer term change towards gender equity, a question this presentation will contextualize and seek to answer. (Recorded November 18, 2021)

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