Past Events

28 September 2015
25 September 2015 - 1:00pm

An afternoon of dialogue and debate on beautiful Cape Breton Island, with topics including the Antogonish movement and its continued resonance for today, transforming institutions of higher education to better serve Canada’s First Peoples, challenging the students-as-consumers model, and strategies for restructuring the higher education sector in Nova Scotia.

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22 September 2015

Following a joint call to their respective memberships IAP and GYA received over 20 contributions from experts in the fields of solid waste management, environmental science, green economy and sustainable development. Experts from all over the world and from: countries with advanced economies (G8); transition and emerging economy countries (BRICS); as well as developing economies, participated.

21 September 2015 - 7:00pm

Les échanges mondiaux ne sont pas un phénomène nouveau. Mais sous sa forme actuelle, la mondialisation implique la transformation des économies, l’imposition d’un modèle de consommation unique, l’amenuisement de l’autonomie des États, tout comme l’accroissement des inégalités entre classes sociales, entre hommes et femmes.  Dans quelle mesure la mondialisation a-t-elle favorisé la femme ou a-t-elle renforcé sa condition sociale et économique ?

21 September 2015 - 6:30pm

All children experience pain and parents are generally unaware of how they can help. Despite the fact that Canada leads the world in children’s pain research, many children still do not receive the pain care they deserve.  There is evidence that parents can improve pain management for children when provided with appropriate information. Yet knowledge translation efforts have primarily targeted health professionals, not parents.

15 September 2015 - 8:15pm

Join Andrew Staniland and friends for a celebration of the release of Taking Down the Tiger, featuring performances by Michelle Cheramy, flute and Rob Power, percussion. 

14 September 2015

Canadian federalism and British devolution face new challenges. There are questions over the right level for social solidarity and welfare. There are disputes about fiscal decentralization and transfers. Policy issues cut across the levels of government, calling for new forms of intergovernmental cooperation. Party politics is reconfiguring at different levels. The courts play an increasing role in settling disputes among levels of government.

28 July 2015 - 6:00pm

Although environmental racism has been a longstanding issue in Nova Scotia and is a term that is becoming more well known, we are still far away from a collective understanding of how this form of oppression manifests itself in the province we live in.