Nov.17 – Characterizing Brain Injury in 2S/LGBTQIA+ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence with Tori Stranges

Starting a Conversation with Tori Stranges Thursday, Nov.17 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Arts 368 / Zoom  Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public and personal health epidemic. Statistics Canada (2011) and the World Health Organization (2021) note that one in three identifying-women experience IPV in their lifetime. IPV is defined as physical, sexual, emotional, […]

Oct. 28 – Transit, Community and the Power of a Strike w. Kristin Pulles and Eric Solland

The next Starting a Conversation Friday, Oct. 28 11:00 am to 12:00 noon Arts 368 (ICER) Zoom What can we achieve when unions and communities align to fight for climate justice? Join Eric Solland (ATU Local 1722) and Kirstin Pulles (MA Student, Community Engagement, Social Change, and Equity) to learn more about the recent transit […]

Sept.7, Across the Pond: UBCO – Exeter Symposium on Co-producing Regional Food System Networks

Join us on Wednesday, Sept.7 from 8:30 am – 11:00 am (PDT) | 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (BST) Please register this event via this Qualtrics form. This event will take place via Zoom, and with a limited number of in-person seats available. What does it mean to re-imagine the food system? The UBCO-Exeter symposium […]

March 29, Starting a Conversation with Liz Blakeway (Land to Table) – Fostering Lumby Community Food Connections In a time of COVID and Climate Disruption

Please join Liz Blakeway, Network Director for Land to Table, as she reflects on the challenges and opportunities of network and system building during both the pandemic and climate disruption. Liz will talk about lessons learned from the past year’s work to create a food system network for the Village of Lumby and better understand […]

March 10, Starting a Conversation with Bryony Onciul – An Introduction to Renewing Relations: Indigenous Heritage Rights and (Re)conciliation in Northwest Coast Canada

Join us for the next Starting a Conversation with Professor Bryony Onciul from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 10, 2022. This will be a hybrid event. Join us in person in Arts 368, or email: for the Zoom link. Abstract: Dr Bryony Onciul will present an overview of her new AHRC Fellowship project […]

March 24, Starting a Conversation with Madelaine Lekei – Digitally Bound: Following the Threads of Digital Communities

March 24, Noon to 1 pm WATCH LIVE Abstract How do we bring community engaged methods to digital spaces? How can we approach community when participants are digitally and geographically dispersed? What does it look and feel like to work with vulnerability in a pandemic? In this conversation, I take these questions as starting points […]

Mar. 17, Starting a Conversation with Adam Kunis – Navigating Uncharted Terrain: Key Strategies for Disaster Recovery

Join us for the next Starting a Conversation talk with MA candidate – Adam Kunis on Thursday, March 14, 2022, from 12 noon to 1pm. The goal of this research is to understand how tourism destinations were affected by COVID-19. This research took place in Canada’s Thompson Okanagan, an important tourism region in British Columbia’s […]

Feb. 17, Starting a Conversation with Madeline Donald – Corrugating Attentiveness: A Presearch Methodology

12:00 to 1:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting The education of attention and perception takes time and repetition. Corrugation, as defined here, is a dance between attention, memory, and the passage of time: experience folds into ideas folding into experience. I will speak to my experience of corrugating relations in some of the riparian habitats […]

Nov. 24, Starting a Conversation with Bethany Presley – How do smaller Canadian cities address homelessness with limited funding and resources?

Please join us for the next Starting a Conversation discussion series! These noon hour discussions are an informal opportunity for presenters and audiences to explore a variety of topics and works-in-process. Everyone is welcome! To receive the Zoom link, please email: Abstract: Homelessness is growing in smaller cities across Canada. Planning to tackle homelessness […]

Dec. 1 – Truths, Myths, and Kelowna’s Transportation Master Plan

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:00 pm Climate Change, Urban Sprawl, Habitat Destruction, Sedentary Lifestyles … These issues and many more are connected to our land use choices, and those choices are heavily influenced by the way we build and manage our transportation infrastructure. Kelowna is in the final stages of developing its transportation master plan, […]