Spotlight on upcoming uOttawa events: Francophonie, Career Week, International Women's Day + more

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017

 

Here are some of the events taking place at the University of Ottawa from March 6 to March 12, 2017.

Monday, March 6

Mois de la francophonie
Repeats every day until March 31
Community Life

  • March is the Mois de la francophonie at the University of Ottawa! It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know and enjoy French language and culture in all its forms. Concerts, exhibitions, talks, films and more will take place all over the campus.

Importance of Indigenous Law in Achieving Reconciliation
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Common Law Section
Speakers:

  • The Honourable Senator Murray Sinclar, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Deconstructing Success: Political Studies
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Faculty of Social Sciences
Details:

  • "Deconstructing success: How our social sciences alumni built their careers", which will give you the opportunity to meet social sciences alumni who all have successful and interesting careers.

Conference of Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
7 p.m.
Career Development Centre

  • The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, is this year’s key note speaker for the launch of Career Week

Tuesday, March 7

Conference : “La réalité des personnes transgenres” (in French only)
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Details

  • The conference will expose current issues facing social interveners who work with transgender persons.

"Not an Instruction Manual": The Handmaid's Tale and the Lessons of Reproductive Justice
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Human Rights Research and Education Centre
Details:

  • Christabelle Sethna (Associate Professor, Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa). This event is organized in partnership with WIIS Canada.

Comedy Night: “La lesbienne et la Noire” (in French only)
8:00 p.m. to 10: 00 p.m.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Details:

  • Comedy show featuring stories, sketches and characters punctuated by cynicism, irony and absurdity.

Wednesday, March 8

Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series: David Ross
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Telfer School of Management
Details:

  • Join us for a thought leadership discussion with the recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal-Ottawa Chamber of Commerce 2016 CEO of the Year, David Ross, CEO of Ross Video.

Conference: “Les cyberagressions à caractère sexuel” (in French only)
11:30 a.m. to 1 :00 p.m.
Faculty of Social Sciences

#BeBoldForChange – Be the #NextGen of Innovators
11:45 a.m.
Faculty of Engineering
Details:

  • Celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 with uOttawa’s Faculty of Engineering as we discuss what needs to happen to build the next generation of innovators.

Speakers:

  • Alice Thomas, Chief Digital Technology Officer, Sun Life Financial

“The Future is Feminist.”
6:00 p.m.
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
Details:

  • HRREC will be at this event as well as other organizations to celebrate International Women’s Day. The winners of the Femmy Awards 2017 will also be announced. Join us!.

The Charter Pitch: What is the Most Important Charter Case?
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Common Law Section
Details:

  • A Dragon’s Den-style event where each participant will get a chance to “pitch” their favorite Charter case to the audience for 7-8 minutes.

Featuring:

  • Lawrence Greenspon, Greenspon, Brown & Associates
  • Katherine Kaufman, Department of Justice Canada
  • Anne London-Weinstein, President, Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa
  • Eugene Meehan, QC, Supreme Advocacy LLP
  • Catherine Clark, CPAC

Thursday, March 9

Human Rights Education in a Context of Violence
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Human Rights Research and Education Centre
Details:

  • Meet Trina BAJO, winner of the Embassy of Canada in Venezuela’s Human Rights Award.

Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)
March 9 at 8 p.m. to March 10 at 2 a.m.
Student Academic Success Service
Details:

  • Writing advisors and special guests will be on hand to help students acquire writing skills, adopt good study skills, and develop strategies to overcome challenges

Conference by Sophie Klimis: L'«harmonie discordante» : un nouveau paradigme pour penser l'autocréation d'une communauté démocratique (in French only)
5:30 p.m. to 7 :00 p.m.
Faculty of Social Sciences

Deconstructing Success: Economics
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Faculty of Social Sciences
Details:

  • The Faculty of Social Sciences invites you to attend the series of conferences "Deconstructing success: How our social sciences alumni built their careers", which will give you the opportunity to meet social sciences alumni who all have successful and interesting careers.

Concert: uOttawa at the NAC
8 p.m.
School of Music
Performers:

  •  Louis Trépanier, Director
  • David Jalbert, Director
  • Daniel Ramjattan, Guitar
  • Rhys Carrière-Webster, Piano

Friday, March 10

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Days
From March 10 to March 13
Faculty of Social Sciences
Details:

  • Four half-day events focused on engaging children with First Nations, Métis & Inuit knowledges

Understanding Honour-Based Violence and Gender Equality
10 a.m. to Noon
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
Speakers:

  • Kamal Grewal, Victim Witness Services Worker, Brantford

Plural ecologies: Theorizing Buddhism and coffee in southern
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Speaker:

  • Guido Sprenger, Institute of Anthropology, Heidelberg University

Building a Global Campaign to end Violence against Women and Girls: Learning and Challenges
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Presenters:

  • Dr. Adrienne Wiebe, OXFAM

Steve Beauchesne: Beau’s All Natural Talk – Mois de la Francophonie and Career Week 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (French Only)
Community Life
Speaker:

  • Steve Beauchesne, Co-Founder of Beau’s All Natural, on entrepreneurship, his business journey and career, and the Rwanda project.

Media inquiries

Sarah Foster
Media Relations Officer
Cell.: 613-762-2908
sarah.foster@uOttawa.ca

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