About the Event
- Admission is free and all are welcome! Light refreshments will follow the tour.
- Art tour from 1:30-2:30 with reception from 2:30-3:00.
"Let us be like Finns": Finland as the Role Model for Estonia
Presentation by Dr. Kari Alenius, Chair in Finnish Studies, Department of History.
Since 2014, Dr. Alenius has been the Head of the Department of History, Culture and Communications, and Head of Transcultural Encounters Research Center (TCERC) at University of Oulu. Kari Alenius has taught a wide variety of courses at University of Oulu. In recent years his teaching included such topics as Introduction to the History of Minorities; History of Propaganda; The Societal Development of Germany, 1918–1945; Finland and the Baltic Countries as an Area of Interest of the Great Powers, 1900–1945.
In his doctoral thesis, Kari Alenius studied the Estonian image of Finland and the Finns from the period of national awakening to the end of the Tsarist era (approx. 1850–1917). Ever since, the history of Estonia has been one of the major subjects in his research. His second monograph was on the ethnic relations in Estonia during the interwar period (1920s). He is also the author of a Finnish-language history of the Baltic States. In his fourth monograph, Kari Alenius continued to study ethnic relations. This time the subject was the development of the legal status of national minorities in Germany (Weimar Republic). He then went on to study political narratives and propaganda, focusing on the rhetoric of the Great Powers in the UN Security Council (1946–1956) in his fifth monograph. In other research projects, he has studied, for instance, inter/transcultural relations, national identities and war propaganda.
This panel highlights graduate student research at Lakehead University in History and in Women’s and Social Justice Studies. Looking in particular at the role that feminists played as leaders and activists in the region between 1960 and 2000, the lectures highlight the ways that women from the Lakehead intervened in their communities in an effort to both imagine and construct a better and more equitable world. The session begins with Mary Francis Maarup’s paper "Women's Leadership at the Lakehead in the 1960s" and concludes with a joint presentation by Sarah Somerville and Jennifer Blenkarn titled "Writing Feminist Resistance: The Northern Woman’s Journal, Rural Feminist Pathways, and Grassroots Social Change."
Mary Francis Maarup is an MA student in History, and Sarah Somerville and Jennifer Blenkarn are MA students in the Social Justice Studies program with a specialization in Women's Studies.
In May 2018, woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) were declared functionally extinct in the United States after the last remnant population in the Selkirk Mountains of Idaho dwindled to three lone females. In the Lake Superior basin, a genetically distinct population of woodland caribou nearly met the same fate in February 2018. Across the Canadian north, woodland caribou have disappeared from roughly half their 19th century range. Is climate change dooming woodland caribou? Or has climate change become an excuse to avoid making difficult policy decisions that could save the caribou but antagonize industry and environmental groups?
On Tuesday, March 3rd, the Deputy Director of NSERC's Ontario Regional Office, Alejandra de Almeida, will be leading an information session on the NSERC Alliance Program. This session will provide an overview of Option 1 grants, and discuss the newly launched Option 2 grants in greater detail. It will be held from 1:30pm - 3:30pm in the Ingenuity Theatre (room 2023) in the CASES building. Please RSVP to Lexi Haslehurst at email@example.com or x8290 by Monday, March 2nd.
Members of the Lakehead community published a number of books this year on a rich range of topics. Authors will read briefly from their works, talk about the project, and answer questions from the audience about their work.
Dr. Rhonda Koster, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice Provost (Teaching & Learning)
Dr. Barb Parker, Department of Sociology
Dr. Pauline Sameshima, CRC in Arts Integrated Research, Faculty of Education
Dr. Chris Southcott, Department of Sociology
Dr. Josephine Tan, Department of Psychology
Dr. Todd Dufresne, Department of Philosophy
Dr. Max Haiven, Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice, Department of English