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Again this year the Social Science Program is presenting a whole week of talks on various topics of interest to the Social Science program and the greater Dawson community.

A new semester is upon us and Social Science Week 2023, to take place February 6-10, is offering a stimulating week of talks and activities. Please review the line-up for the week in the program.

Social Science week is an opportunity for students to see what contemporary Social Scientists are up to, and to expose students to the vast opportunities a social science education can prepare them for. Bring your classes even if the topic isn’t exactly what you’d planned to cover that day or week; you might think of it as we do, that a session at Social Science week is like letting your eye wander on the shelves of a library, a time to learn through curiosity, coincidence, and chance.

These talks can be streamed into your classroom and, wherever possible, we’ll set up two-way cameras to facilitate interaction between students and presenters.

Please Sign Up Now!

To facilitate our capacity to adapt to whatever scenario, please sign up for talks by clicking on the Social Science Week Sign-Up link below. Your email will allow us to send you whatever links are needed; your room number will allow us to set up the cameras if need be. Please fill out the form once for each class/session you’d like to attend. We are encouraging Social Science faculty to sign up as soon as possible to give us time to ready your classrooms with two-way cameras (in the hope that we’ll be able to use them!).

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2023 Schedule

Monday, February 6

8:30 a.m.

The Real Macbeth: Shakespeare’s Play vs. Modern Historical Knowledge

Michael Wasser

10:00 a.m.

From Running in the CFL to Running for Office in Montreal: Balarama Holness’ Journey

Balarama Holness

11:30 a.m.

Defund the Police

Jessica Quijano

*Sponsored by CDIS

1:00 p.m.

Intersectionality: An Overview

A Psychology Profile Presentation with Erin Hall and her students

2:30 p.m.

Biomimicry: Organic Models to Replace “Leadership”

Ashley Marshall

*Sponsored by Social Science

4:00 p.m.

The Unfolding of Ardhanārīśvara

Phil Lagace

6:30 p.m.

Cinema Politica Screening

Is The Crown at War With Us?

Q&A with A. Obamsawin

Tuesday, February 7

8:30 a.m.

Misinformation, Disinformation and Moral Responsibility in the Memory of the Holocaust in Austria

Daniel Hackl

10:00 a.m.

Hide & Seek: Searching for the stories of British Home Children in Canada

Elizabeth Kirkland

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Infiltrating Amazon: What I learned going undercover at the corporate giant

Mostafa Hennaway

*Sponsored by Social Science

2:30 p.m.

TBD: Stay Tuned!

4:00 p.m.

AI Science Fiction Prototyping––What If?

Andrew Katz, Dawson Eng. Dept.

Joel Trudeau, Dawson Physics Dept.

6:30 p.m.

Cinema Politica Screening

Wochiigii Lo: End of the Peace

Q&A with Haida director Heather Hatch

Wednesday, February 8

8:30 a.m.

All the News That’s Fit for You: The Promise and Peril of News Online

Brian Redekopp

10:00 a.m.

Cyberspace, Cyberpunk and Time Travel with Kanien’kehá:ka artist, Skawennati

Skawennati

*Sponsored by the Peace Centre

11:30 a.m.

Socio-historical factors that gave rise to Moorish style synagogues in the 19th century

Laurence Nixon

1:00 p.m.

Decolonizing Art Institutions

Oswald Michelin

*Sponsored by Social Science

2:30 p.m.

On the history of Indigenous Representation and Art and the Centre d’art daphne in Montreal

Lori Beavis

*Sponsored by Social Science

4:00 p.m.

Workshop Co-LAB 3F.43

(Individual Sign-up Req’d)

On Afrofuturism: What Are Black People Dreaming About?

Ashley Marshall

6:30 p.m.

Cinema Politica Screening

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Q&A with director Tasha Hubbard

Thursday, February 9

8:30 a.m.

Psychopathology and Marginality: A Short History of the Representation of BDSM in Film

Justine McLellan

4C.1

10:00 a.m.

Atwater Community Pantry: Take What You Need, Leave What You Can

Jezebel Lumley, Aspen Crick, John Nathaniel Gertler and Mia Kennedy

11:30 a.m.

Speed Dating with Living Campus

Bring your clean used clothing for donation and your ripped things in need of repair.

Conrod’s

1:00 p.m.

Sleep, Insomnia, Ghoulies and Ghoosties, and Things that Go Bump in the Night

Catherine Martos-Fichten

2:30 p.m.

No Reconciliation before Truth: Learning the Colonial History of Dawson College

Ben Lander

4:00 p.m.

Sanctuary (in the) City: A History of Refuge in Montreal

Laura Madokoro

*Sponsored by the Montreal History Group

6:30 p.m.

Cinema Politica Screening

Dear Jackie

Q&A with Pat Dillon-Moore

Friday, February 10

1:00-2:15 p.m.

Peace and Self Panel

Lisa Steffen, Susan Finch, Amanda Beattie

*Sponsored by the Peace Centre

Theatre



Last Modified: February 3, 2023