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  • Brown-Bag Series: Careers Workshop, Part 2

    When: 15th Feb 2017 12:00:pm
    Where:
    Buchanan Tower 599

    Part 2 of the workshops in our Brown-Bag Career events continues with Kimberley Rawes and Shagufta Pasta of UBC's Centre for Involvement and Careers. They will help us explore networking opportunities and using LinkedIn. These events are designed for undergraduates in English, but will be useful more broadly, and everyone is invited to attend! Where: Buchanan Tower 599 When: February 15, Noon-12:50 p.m.

  • Medicine UnBundled: a journey through the minefields of indigenous health care

    When: 15th Feb 2017 12:00:pm
    Where:
    UBC First Nations Longhouse

    A book launch and discussion of segregated Indigenous health care in Canada with Gary Geddes and Joan Morris. Gary Geddes is an award-winning author of over forty-five books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and criticism. Elder Joan Morris (Songhees) survived the Kuper Island Residential School and the Nanaimo Indian Hospital. She is a prominent spokesperson for victims of the segregated hospital system. This event is co-sponsored with the UBC Department of English, Department of History, First Nations House of Learning, and First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program.

  • Faculty Research Series – “War and Post-Conflict Studies”

    When: 3rd Mar 2017 3:30:pm
    Where:
    Buchanan Tower 599

    Faculty Research Series T2Our Faculty Research Series on Friday, 03 March at 3:30 p.m. features "War and Post-Conflict Studies" with Marlene Briggs, Jeffrey Severs, Michael Zeitlin et al Location: BuTo 599 Faculty Research Series 2016-2017 - Join us for faculty roundtables, research talks and discussion.

  • McLean Lectures – Decolonizing Conversations: Indigenous Texts in the Pacific Northwest before 1992

    When: 9th Mar 2017 7:00:pm
    Where:
    Green College (Coach House)

    Professor Margery Fee, the Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies, will deliver three lectures on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb 9: Stories We Didn’t Hear: Controlling Traditional Oral Stories Thursday, March 9: Writing We Didn’t Read: Manifestos, Declarations and Other Collective Texts Thursday, March 16: Lives We Overlooked: Life Writing by “Inauthentic Indians” Venue: Green College, Coach House (6201 Cecil Green Park Road) In the McLean Lectures, Professor Fee will outline the history of Indigenous texts in the Canadian northwest and model ways to read them. Since the 1990s, literary works by Indigenous writers have been brought into the curriculum. However, oral and written works from earlier periods are rarely included. Instructors are concerned about how to teach these works while respecting their difference. To teach oral stories requires knowledge of national cultural protocols, languages, histories, and worldviews. Prominent early Indigenous written genres, such as life stories, political commentary, and ethnography require ways of reading that differ from those typically used to analyze the preferred European genres of poetry, fiction and drama.

  • Faculty Research Series – “Roundtable on Recovering Women Writers”

    When: 10th Mar 2017 3:30:pm
    Where:
    Buchanan Tower 599

    Our Faculty Research Series on Friday, 10 March at 3:30 p.m. is "Roundtable on Recovering Women Writers" with Mary Chapman and Mary Maillard Location: BuTo 599 Faculty Research Series 2016-2017 - Join us for faculty roundtables, research talks and discussion.

  • Faculty Research Series – “Throat, Blood, Word, Voice”

    When: 17th Mar 2017 3:30:pm
    Where:
    Buchanan Tower 599

    Faculty Research Series T2Our Faculty Research Series on presents "Throat, Blood, Word, Voice: Tanya Tagaq and the Politics of Song" by Kevin McNeilly and Bronwyn Malloy Friday, 17 March 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Buchanan Tower 599 Faculty Research Series 2016-2017 - Join us for faculty roundtables, research talks and discussion.

  • Brown-Bag Series: Careers – Jessica Shaw

    When: 22nd Mar 2017 12:00:pm
    Where:
    Buchanan Tower 599

    English Honours and Majors students, and other interested students, are warmly invited to the Department’s lunchtime series on Careers for English graduates. This talk will be given by 2014 English graduate, Jessica Shaw.  Jessica is currently the Editorial & Production Assistant at Rick Steves’ Europe; she edits and reviews text and maps for European guidebooks. These events are designed for undergraduates in English, but will be useful more broadly, and everyone is invited to attend!   See All Events in the Brown-Bag Series

  • Faculty Research Series – “Can I teach that in a new way?…”

    When: 31st Mar 2017 3:30:pm
    Where:
    Buchanan Tower 599

    Faculty Research Series T2The final presentation in our Faculty Research Series is "Can I teach that in a new way? Two examples of technology in our English classes" with Miranda Burgess and Tiffany Potter 31 March, 3:30 p.m. Location: BuTo 599