Public Lectures Press Release: Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

Order of Canada recipient and Carleton University Adjunct Professor Heather Menzies will be on Dalhousie University Campus Thursday evening, September 18th 2014, discussing environmental sustainability and political self-organization themes from her recent book Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good. The public talk is part of the College of Sustainability ESS Lectures. The evening lecture should discuss self-organizing and self-governing practices taken from a historical study of the pre-modern commons that could be recovered for modern uses and sustainability purposes, in particular in thinking about food security and popular occupy movements. The… Read More

Social Campaigns Awareness: “#AmINext” Campaign

This newest social media campaign — the “#AmINext” national campaign– aims at raising awareness about murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada in light of the Federal Government’s stern refusal to pursue a national inquiry. The campaign asks Aboriginal women to share a photo of themselves bearing the hashtag “#AmINext” to raise awareness that Aboriginal women are more likely to be victims of violence and sexual violence. There was over 1200 unresolved cases involving missing or murdered Aboriginal women in the last 30 years. The purpose of the campaign is to further… Read More

Distinguished Prizes Series: The Trudeau Fellowships

In this latest entry of our distinguished awards series, we take a brief look at the prestigious Trudeau Fellowships — a series of annual awards granted by the Trudeau Foundation in recognition of academic and research excellence in the humanities and arts in Canada– a prestigious award valued at $225 000, paid over three years. The Trudeau Fellowship is considered one of the highest Canadian distinction in the humanities and arts. Trudeau Fellows are granted significant freedom to manage and use the funds for their research but are also required to undertake… Read More

September 18th – Trudeau Foundation 2014 Fellowship Announcement

The Trudeau Foundation will be announcing at a public ceremony on September 18th the three recipients of the 2014 Trudeau Fellowships — a distinguished humanities and scholarship award valued at CND $225 000, paid over three years. We will be covering the ceremony and the select scholars here at Integrating Horizons. The Trudeau Foundation was established in 2001 in the memory of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. It is a non-partisan charity endowed by the Government of Canada through the Advanced Research in the Humanities and Human Sciences Fund. The Foundation provides… Read More

Integrating Technology Series: R.I.S.E App

In this Integrating Technology Series, we look at apps that speak not only to important interdisciplinary themes but also practical social justice campaigns by putting the spotlight on how technologies can be revolutionized and integrated into our lives in new ways, exploring their practical impacts as well as their moral and existential purposes. In this entry, we take a look at a social media app designed to help prevent incidents of sexual violence and support those around subject to gender-based discrimination around you. This is R.I.S.E. RISE, or ‘React, Intervene, Support and… Read More