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Global Zero Tolerance with Dr. Sean Howard

Date: March 29, 2018 11:30am

Location: Library Student Lounge

Dr. Sean Howard is adjunct professor of political science at CBU, specializing in nuclear disarmament and the culture and politics of war commemoration. In his presentation, Dr. Howard made the moral and practical case for a post-War world as essential for the health of the planet. He spoke of a new peace movement, 'Gloabl Zero', which has a vision of a world that no longer tolerates war.

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Dr. Howard spoke about a dynamic new peace movement

Dr. Sean Howard spoke of a dynamic new peace movement.

The event was part of the series, Compassionate Communities or Living as if we Give a Damn, organized by The Sustainability Project and co-sponsored by New Dawn, the CBU Community Garden Project, the Animal Ethics Project, the Cooperative Study Club and CBU's Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the Shannon School of Business, the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the CBU Library.

Co-learning and Interdependence

Date: March 16, 2018 10:00am

Location: Library Student Lounge

Elder Dr. Albert Marshall, Dr. Cheryl Bartlett and Elder Stephen Augustine each discussed a cross-cultural perspective on education for social change. Elder Dr. Albert Marshall drew upon Mi'kmaw knowledge and language to help enrich thinking around "compassion" and "communities." He also touched upon Two-Eyed Seeing and its requisite "co-learning journey". Dr. Cheryl Bartlett explored a visual model developed in conjunction with Elder Murdena Marshall that can aid co-learning about the statement "we live within interconnectivity". Elder Stephen Augustine talked about the “Middle Way” approach and how it may inform a more creative and transformative approach to education and broader social change.

Elder Dr. Albert Marshall, Dr. Cheryl Bartlett and Elder Stephen Augustine

Elder Dr. Albert Marshall, Dr. Cheryl Bartlett and Elder Stephen Augustine discussed different perspectives on education for social change.

The event was part of the series, Compassionate Communities or Living as if we Give a Damn, organized by The Sustainability Project and co-sponsored by New Dawn, the CBU Community Garden Project, the Animal Ethics Project, the Cooperative Study Club and CBU's Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the Shannon School of Business, the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the CBU Library.

CBU Scholar Launch - Celebrating Research Month

Date: March 6, 2018 1:00pm

Location: Library Student Lounge

As part of CBU's Research Month 2018, CBU Library hosted an informal gathering of students, staff and faculty, where CBU researchers discussed some of the interesting and diverse research published at CBU over the past year.

Jasmine Hoover is CBU Library's very own Scholarly Resources Librarian and School of Science and Technology Liaison Librarian. Jasmine gave a presentation about CBU Library's newest endeavor - CBU Scholar. CBU Scholar is the digital institutional repository for CBU Research, showcasing and providing access to the publications and contributions of CBU Faculty and students. Jasmine explained to the crowd how the repository was set up, how to access it, and why it is important to CBU faculty and staff.

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Jasmine Hoover explains CBU Scholar

CBU Librarian Jasmine Hoover described the new institutional repository.

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Dr. Bettina Callary is an associate professor in Sport and Physical Activity Leadership and Community Studies at CBU. Her research interests include coach education, learning, and development pertaining to a wide range of coaches. She discussed how coaches perceive that they have learned to work with Master Atheletes and whether coaches perceive their formal coach training is meeting their needs in coaching Master Athletes, as opposed to working with other age cohorts and competitive levels.

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Dr. Bettina Callary, Associate Professor, Community Studies, Communities & Connections, School of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Callary explained her research concerning coaching of master athletes.

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Dr. Patrick Howard is an Associate Professor of Education at CBU. His interests include language and literacy, pedagogy, ecological and sustainability education. He presented a perspective that education must be re-purposed because it was initially organized in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and designed to meet very different challenges than those we face today. There have been many efforts to shift education to address societal changes; he proposes one that reflects a vision that contributes to well-being for all – individually, collectively, and for the ‘other than human’ life on our planet. He introduced us to the Living School concept.

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Dr. Patrick Howard, Associate Professor, School of Professional Studies

Dr. Howard discussed living schools.

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Dr. Claudette Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Nursing and School of Professional Studies at CBU. As a palliative care nurse practitioner, her research focuses on improving the quality of life of adults living with a life-limiting illness. Her presentation was delivered by CBU School of Professional Studies Liaison Librarian, Cathy Chisholm. The research identified the challenges young adult university students living on campus encounter in practicing healthy living guidelines. Cathy discussed building individual student capacity and advocating for environmental policies that increase students’ facility to choose lifestyle practices that promote health.

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CBU Librarian Cathy Chisholm discusses Dr. Claudette Taylor's research about weight gain in university students

Cathy Chisholm discussed Dr. Taylor's research.

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Dr. Jason Loxton is Senior Lab Technologist, Geology, in the School of Science and Technology and University Teaching Chair in Student Engagement and Knowledge Translation. His principal academic research focuses on understanding the mechanisms behind the Late Ordovician Mass Extinction event and the ecological and evolutionary responses to it. He presented his research on looking for a mass extinction in his field area, the Blackstone River in the northern Yukon.

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Dr. Jason Loxton

Dr. Loxton shows evidence of a mass extinction.

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Find out more about CBU Research Month 2018.

The event was sponsored by CBU's Office of Research and Graduate Studies and the CBU Library. For more information about on-going research at CBU, see the Office of Research and Graduate Studies Facebook page.