November 16-18, 2018, University of Alberta
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Schedule

Here is the full schedule of events for Alberta 2019: Forces of Change, Parkland Institute's 2018 conference. All events take place in ETLC (Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex) on the University of Alberta campus, except the Saturday evening social, which is at the Room at the Top (RATT) on campus.

Friday

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
OPENING KEYNOTE

In the Eye of the Storm

with Lynne Fernandez

Alberta is in the eye of a storm that has been brewing around the planet. Climate change, migration, and the residual impact of global economic austerity measures – stemming from the 2008 financial crisis and from which the world is still reeling – are just a few of the forces at play in a tempest that has seen the appetite for hard right politics grow in Europe, the US, and here at home in Canada. What do changes in global trade, the oil industry, inter-provincial relations, and the labour market mean for Alberta? Could we have four contiguous provinces run by conservative governments that are decidedly opposed to government intervention on climate change? If so, what will be the effect? What remains after the storm has passed?

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Saturday

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
MORNING PLENARY

The Values, Attitudes, and Motivations of Alberta Voters

with Janet Brown

In the lead-up to the 2019 provincial election, pollster Janet Brown has been closely tracking the values, attitudes, and motivations of Alberta voters. Through this research, she’s identified four clusters of Alberta voters. Janet will take us through the numbers, and help us understand the mindset of Alberta voters and what matters most to them.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
CONCURRENT SESSION

History

with Gillian Steward and Trevor Harrison

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
CONCURRENT SESSION

Economy

with Angella MacEwan and Melville McMillan

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
CONCURRENT SESSION

Energy

with Emily Eaton and Ian Hussey

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
CONCURRENT SESSION

Intergenerational Organizing: Learning from Each Other, Making Change Together

with Next Up

 

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 02:30 PM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
CONCURRENT SESSION

Environment

with Gwendolyn Blue and Ian Urquhart

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 02:30 PM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
CONCURRENT SESSION

Health Care

with Rebecca Graff-McRae and Heather Smith

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
AFTERNOON PLENARY

Thoughts from a Traitorous Albertan: Treaty Feminism in 2019

with Emily Riddle

Both Treaty and gender are relevant to all major policy debates, from pipelines to education. From the perspective of an Alberta ex-pat and Treaty 6 feminist, this presentation will provide a report card on where we are in Treaty relations in the province and imagine a future in which Indigenous peoples can live safely in our homelands beyond Alberta 2019.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Room at the Top (RATT) in Edmonton, AB, Canada

Valley of the Southern North Film & Discussion

with Byron Dueck

Valley of the Southern North is a love letter to the Peace Valley and the people and creatures that make it their home. The Site C Dam, now under construction, will destroy ancestral territory of the Dane Zaa and Cree, violate treaties, and displace residents, farmers, and wildlife living along its shores.

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Sunday

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 09:00 AM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
MORNING PLENARY

Understanding Alberta: Why Are You Laughing?

with Fred Stenson

After 21 years of writing humour columns for Alberta Views magazine, Fred Stenson asks himself the ultimate question: “Do I understand Alberta?”

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
CONCURRENT SESSION

Education

with Barbara Silva and Phil McRae

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
CONCURRENT SESSION

Indigenous Perspectives

with Angele Alook and Heidi HeavyShield

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
CLOSING KEYNOTE

The Charge in the Global Membrane

with B.W. Powe

The global membrane is an evolutionary jump from the global village and global theatre into sensory, psychic alterations in which communications bring us closer and into sharp, painful divisions. Ecology, the afflictions of the Trump phenomenon, the quick-time metamorphoses of the internet, the rush of data, the upsurges of ultra-nationalism, trolls and hackers, soul distress, crises of identity, A-Literacy, #MeToo, the Netgens, the search for silence and rest, the intimations of a worldwide linked consciousness, the transfiguration of digital experience into cellular intimacies and illuminating hope, the shape-shifting artistic expressions of the current: all these are elements of what we experience.

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