Past Events

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.

22 June 2015

Everything in the world is made up of the elements of the periodic table. The elements are full of surprises and we’re always learning new things about them, whether they’re bonding with other elements or in their pure form. Join Mary Anne to learn what researchers are discovering and some surprising facts you may not know.

31 May 2015 - 12:15pm

What challenges do Quebec and minority Francophone communities face today? In this Big Thinking event, Joseph Yvon Thériault, Canada Research Chair in Globalization, Citizenship and Democracy at the Université du Québec à Montréal and Royal Society of Canada Fellow, will discuss current realities for Francophones in the Americas.

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