Spotlight on upcoming uOttawa events: Snow Festival, Day of Solidarity on Parliament Hill & more

Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017

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Here are some of the events taking place at the University of Ottawa from February 7 to 13, 2017.

Tuesday, February 7 until Friday, February 10

Snow Festival
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Community Life

  • Ice sculptures, igloo building, outdoor curling, live music, Beavertails and more

Tuesday, February 7

Industry Issues & Insights Lunch Series - Health Innovation
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Telfer School of Management

Tackling Violence against Women in Honduras
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Human Rights Research and Education Centre

  • One woman is killed every 18 hours in Honduras, but less than one in five cases are investigated
  • Neesa Medina, a Honduran feminist sociologist who currently works as a Security and Gender Analyst at the Centro de Derechos de Mujeres

360 Video from Start to Finish
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
uOttawa Richard L’Abbé Makerspace

  • In this workshop, guests will be taken through the process of filming, importing, and editing 360 video so that it is ready to share on Facebook or Youtube

Wednesday, February 8

Human Rights, Democracy and the Arab Spring
11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Human Rights Research and Education Centre

  • Fadi Elhusseini is a political and media advisor and an advisory board member of the New Arab Foundation

Day of Solidarity on Parliament Hill
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
uOttawa Law School

  • The University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law will host a day of solidarity on Parliament Hill
  • The event will promote human solidarity, universality and togetherness in the wake of the Quebec City tragedy and new immigration/refugee policy implications of the United States

Friday, February 10

Privacy and the Electorate: Big Data and the Personalization of Politics
11:30 a.m.
Centre for Law, Technology and Society

  • Elizabeth Judge, Full Professor and a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa
  • Amìr Korhani, JD candidate, Research Assistant
  • Michael Pal, Professor and Director of the Public Law Group at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa

How does bilingualism work? Reflections on childhood bilingualism and multilingualism
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute

  • Nikolay Slavkov’s research interests revolve around bilingualism and multilingualism, language acquisition and teaching for children and adults, technology and minority languages transmission and preservation.

What are Indigenous feminisms?
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies

  • Karen Lawford is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Ottawa in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies
  • Karen will describe Indigenous feminisms, provide examples of scholarship, and explain why some Indigenous women actively choose not to identify within a feminist movement

Monday, February 13

Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Faculty of Medicine

  • Dr. Arya Sharma’s research focuses on an evidence-based approach to managing obese patients and includes the development of the Edmonton Obesity Staging System.

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