THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE DAYS CONFERENCE is an annual two-day, national and international conference held at the University of Calgary. The next conference is being held on Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th, 2017.
Dr. Terry Mitchell, Professor at the Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University will give the second guest lecture in the CIH (Calgary Institute for the Humanities) Working Group ‘Beyond Petrocultures.’ The talk is entitled “Rights, Responsibilities, and Reconciliation: Understanding Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Across the Americas.”
We are pleased to announce that this issue of Perspectives contains an essay by Nancy Janovicek, Seeds of Knowledge: From Back-to-the-Land to Urban Gardeningwhich was based on work undertaken during her time as a CIH Research Fellow.
The urban coyote is one who lives in fragments of nature surrounded by city infrastructure. While natural on all accounts, by virtue of where we find it, the urban coyote likely has modified its behaviour to survive this impoverished ecosystem. Hear what U of C Department of Geography Professor Shelley Alexander’...s research has shown on how Calgary coyotes survive here and the nature of their conflict with pets and people across Canadian cities. Shelley will present recent findings from the Foothills Coyote Initiative, which examines prevailing attitudes, values and concepts of space and place and explores how we can engage art and community to renegotiate our relationships with coyote and together, flourish.