Canada’s Arctic: Defining and Defying Boundaries Across Disciplines

(Sponsored by the ICE Lab) This panel will explore the implications of shallow and deep hydrologic processes on sustainable resource development and mine waste management in the Arctic. Combining our three research areas (civil engineering, geology and hydrology) within the context of the Arctic, we will discuss the current state of knowledge in Arctic hydrology Continue Reading

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The Boundaries of Scholarly Communication: Engaging Audiences Inside and Outside the Academy

(Sponsored by Hyacinth Podcast) This panel will work towards challenging and going beyond the traditional boundary of research and knowledge translation. These three very different projects utilized different methodologies, and in doing so, the researchers attempt to blur the line between what has traditionally been seen as research and create something that is accessible for Continue Reading

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Education and Reconciliation: Past, Present, and Future of Decolonizing Educational Research in Canada

(Sponsored by the Faculty of Education) This panel will explore the historical and ongoing relationship between education, settlers, and Indigenous peoples in Canada. By utilizing diverse methods from history, geography and health studies new insights and avenues will be explored within the context of reconciliation in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Reports (2015). Continue Reading

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Meeting the End: A Panel on Death (MH215)

Death is a universal experience that unifies all. Meeting the End: A Panel on Death will bring together emerging scholars who study the experience of dying and grief through medical, art historical and artistic perspectives. Hannah’s research focuses on the community experience of death and mourning in Victorian Britain and how the introduction of modern Continue Reading

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Opportunities and boundaries between research and policy: Experience, Evidence and Emerging Paradigms with Policy on Drugs (QUIC)

(Sponsored by the School of Policy Studies) This panel explores the boundaries between research and drug policy in Canada. The current regime of prohibition is increasingly at odds with the sciences of various disciplines. Psychedelic sciences offer a new paradigm on our relationship with psycho-active studies, Cannabis legalization has been a real-world, live-time laboratory in Continue Reading

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Rethinking Human-Animal Boundaries: Disappearing Boundaries/ Disappearing Animals

(Sponsored by Philosophy’s A.P.P.L.E)  Our panel goes beyond boundaries not only in that we come from different disciplinary backgrounds but because we tackle the idea and concept of disappearance from vastly different lenses. Josh (philosophical lens) unpacks the discourses of disappearance and what the consequences are for ecology when a species vanishes due to extinction. Continue Reading

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Sites and Conditions of Interdisciplinarity: Approaches to recording cultural resources at the Lower Burial Ground (1783 – 1863) in Kingston

(Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Fireplace Series)  This panel examines the ways in which Geography, Geological Sciences and Engineering, and Art History look at and see the site, taking it from data to narrative through the processes of recording, interpreting and presenting. Support for panel participant registration was generously provided by the Continue Reading

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Tongues in Trees and Other Conversations

(Sponsored by SAPLab and Sonic Arts Studio)The democratic process has proven itself largely unable to address the accelerating environmental crisis.  Bolstered by the mistaken belief that “informed voters” can make “rational decisions” at the ballot box, we continue to put faith in the democratic process. Indeed, the Liberal win in Canada’s most recent election has Continue Reading

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