Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Graduate Research Conference, April 19, 2011

 The conference will take place at the Monastery, Room M106
Welcome & Opening Remarks from Dean Bavington, MA History Graduate Advisor

10:00 – 11:00
Newspapers & History
Chair: Derek Neal

Whitney Croskery
“Constructing the Beastess: The Trial of Irma Grese and the British Media, 1945”

Rory Currie
"North Bay Ontario: The Victory Bond campaign during the Second World War”

11:00 – 11:15

11:15 - 12:15
The Cold War in Foreign Policy and on the Big Screen

Chair: Steven Connor

Matthew Laur
“Multilateralism and Red Fear: Canada and the Indonesian Revolution”

Sterling Crowe
“Dying Hard: Popular Culture as Cold War Weapon, 1984-1989”


The Local Angle: From Fisheries Management to Fishers of Men
Chair: Françoise Noël

Nancy Pottery
“Crises and Control: Fisheries Management on Lake Nipissing, 1968-2008”

Jakob Bauer
“Opposition from ‘Enemies’ and ‘Scoundrels’: Resistance to Rev. William Bell and his Religious Enterprise in Perth ON 1817-1833”

Coffee Break

Reading Discourses of Nationalism
Chair: Anne Clendinning

 Jordan Crosby
“The good Canadian nationalist first must be a good Imperialist: Sam Hughes and the South African War, 1899-1900”

 Ian Laplante
"The Violent Poetics of Space: Reading the Battle of the Bogside, 1969"

3:30 – 3:45
Closing Remarks from Nathan Kozuskanich, 2011-2012 MA History Graduate Advisor

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

All candidates' meeting Thursday 1 pm

Good Day,

On behalf of the student-organized Nipissing Voting Initiative, and in the run-up to the federal election, it is my pleasure to invite you and your students to a debate among the candidates for election in the riding of Nipissing-Temiskiming, this Thursday at 1PM in the Nipissing Theatre.

The debate will be moderated by Political Science student Andrej Litvinjenko, and will focus on issues of importance to the student voter demographic. This will be a significant opportunity to bring youth- and education-related issues to the center of the political agenda, with the aim of mobilizing the student vote here on campus.

If you or your students have questions you would like raised to the candidates, please submit them in advance to:

All questions must be attributed, and will be vetted beforehand. There will also be an opportunity to introduce questions in writing at the debate.

Following the event at 2PM there will be a reception at the Wall, with appetizers provided and opportunities to engage in political discussions about what kind of Canada you would like to be a part of. Both the debate and the reception are free, and all are welcome. Many thanks to the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Research for supporting this event.

Please pass this notice on to your students so that they can become better aware of the choices available to them in this election, with the encouragement to get out to vote!

all the best regards,

Toivo Koivukoski