Student Blog - By Elissa Bozhkov Recently, I had the opportunity to join Heather on a trip to the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) for their annual Community Fall Feast. We began the day with a tour of the facilities: Deputy Director Pauline Gerrard and Head Research Scientist Vince Palace showed us around the beautiful grounds and labs where many student researchers were hard at work. The research ELA conducts is vital in studying the impacts of human activities on freshwater lakes, educating the public and informing environmental policy. They spoke of one ongoing project where small amounts of mercury are [...]
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HEC Lab Director and A SHARED Future program lead, Heather Castleden, along with Principal Investigator Derek Kornelsen, and Undergraduate Trainee Elissa Bozhkov traveled to Winnipeg to meet A SHARED Future project partners Pauline Gerrard and Matt McCandless of the International Institute for Sustainable Development and travel to the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) to learn more about the work that is being completed there. This trip presented an opportunity for the A SHARED Future team to continue to work with representatives from the ELA to build on synergies and research interests to further both the research program, and the ELA research objectives. [...]
On September 13th, 2017, Maori scholar and environmental consultant Lisa te Heuheu visited the HEC Lab at Queen's University and delivered a guest talk on her work. We, at the HEC Lab, were tremendously privileged to host Lisa, and are thankful for her willingness to share insights from the work that she does. For further information, please see the announcement poster, here.
NRCan Call for Questionnaire Submissions – Renewable Energy in Northern, Remote, and Indigenous CommunitiesRob Stefanelli 2017-09-05T13:14:34+00:00
Natural Resources Canada has recently released a call for the completion of a project concept questionnaire to express community interest in developing a renewable energy project. The call is to be submitted no later than October 2nd, 2017 at 11:59pm ET. For more information, or to complete the questionnaire, click here.
The HEC Lab is excited to announce that A SHARED Future team member, Dave Lovekin of the Pembina Institute is hosting a conference in Whitehorse, YK to discuss renewable energy and micro-grid technologies in rural, remote, and northern communities. The conference takes place on October 23rd to 26th, and A SHARED Future team members will be in attendance to present some of our research findings thus far. For more information, or to register, click here.
The HEC Lab is please to share our bi-monthly update for the A SHARED Future project. Follow the link below to see what the team has accomplished in June and July! A SHARED Future Update (June-July)
HEC Lab director Dr. Heather Castleden, and Diana Lewis, PhD (ABD) are travelling to the University of Angers in Angers, France for the International Medical Geography Symposium (IMGS) to present their research from A'sek (Boat Harbour), Nova Scotia. Diana Lewis will be presenting her work: Combining Indigenous worldview and science to measure how land displacement and environmental dispossession are disproportionately effecting Indigenous communities globally. Following this presentation, Heather Castleden, Diana Lewis, and Sheila Francis will be presenting: (Don't) Put it near the Indians: An integrative approach to implementing Indigenous and Western knowledge systems for investigating environmental health injustice in Canada. For [...]
Castleden Participates in Panel Discussion on Reconciliation and Humanities and Social Science ResearchRob Stefanelli 2017-06-07T13:54:51+00:00
HEC Lab Director Dr. Heather Castleden recently participated in a panel discussion for the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). The panel, titled, Wise Research Practices: Reconciliation and HSS Research, was monitored by Dr. Peter H. Russel (University of Toronto) and hosted by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The panel was an interdisciplinary session that featured presentations from three leading thinkers - Dr. Margaret Kovach (University of Saskatchewan), Dr. Chelsea Gabel (McMaster University), and Dr. Heather Castleden (Queen's University) - each of whom explored how HSS scholars could ensure that their research respects and engages Indigenous perspectives and [...]
HEC Lab Director, Dr. Heather Castleden, along with PhD Candidate Vanessa Sloan Morgan, and Master of Arts Candidate Marc Calabretta, traveled to York University in Toronto, Ontario to engage in academic discussions regarding their respective research. Heather Castleden chaired a round table session in which Vanessa Sloan Morgan was a participant. The session, titled, Making Space for Community: A Discussion on Community-Based Research in the Neoliberalized Academy also featured Sarah Wakefield (University of Toronto), Luisa Veronis (University of Ottawa), Jon Corbett (UBC Okanagan), and Zoe Meletis (University of Northern British Columbia). Marc Calabretta gave a presentation titled, Ancient Spirit, Modern Mind: Documenting Huu-ay-aht First [...]
The HEC Lab's Vanessa Sloan Morgan had her article published in Settler Colonial Studies. Her article, titled, Moving from rights to responsibilities: Extending Hannah Arendt’s critique of collective responsibility to the settler colonial context of Canada, is available in full at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/9p7zUryjKYfzPipm7DEm/full Congratulations Vanessa!