Arts Spotlight

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September 15, 2017
Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Governor General presents the Connection Award to Karen Bakker.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented the 2017 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on September 15, 2017.

The annual SSHRC Impact Awards recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, knowledge mobilization and scholarship supported by SSHRC. 

The ceremony also showcased last June’s top five winners of the SSHRC’s annual Storytellers competition, who were selected from among 25 finalists in a national challenge to find innovative ways to communicate the impact of social sciences and humanities research.

Credit: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG

Dr. Karen Bakker and Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law team wins SSHRC Connection Award

Karen Bakker, a Geography Professor and Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology, focuses on water security, environmental sustainability, reconciliation, and the contributions of Indigenous law to Canadian governance.

Students following the instruction of Melaw Nakehk’o, spreading fish liver paste on the moose hide to cure it. From left to right: Tyler Hagan, Danika Hammond, Melaw Nakehk'o and Pierre Belanger.

Dechinta: Learning On and From the Land

This summer, five UBC students participated in a Global Seminar at the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning – a northern-led initiative delivering Indigenous land-based learning.

Arts Insights: The Books That Changed Their Lives

Arts Insights: The Books That Changed Their Lives

We asked four scholars in the Faculty of Arts to share the formative books that shaped them in their lives and their scholarship.

How computers can detect emotion on social media

How computers can detect emotion on social media

A Q&A with Prof. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies), about a computer program he developed that detects nuanced emotions using Twitter data.

UBC acquires first known account of British Columbia by an English woman

UBC acquires first known account of British Columbia by an English woman

UBC Rare Books and Special Collections has acquired a journal believed to be the earliest first-hand account of B.C. by an English woman.

UBC’s Urban Ethnographic Field School takes learning out of the classroom and into Vancouver’s diverse communities

UBC’s Urban Ethnographic Field School takes learning out of the classroom and into Vancouver’s diverse communities

A six-week, six-credit field course offered by the departments of sociology and anthropology, gives students an opportunity to work with a community organization while conducting ethnographic research.