Spring 2021 Series

May 5 Leona Star & Dr. Mariette Chartier [BSc/89, MSc/99, PhD/06]

Leona Star and Dr. Chartier

Leona & Dr. Chartier

Dr. Chartier is a Senior Research Scientist at MCHP and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. Her career extends from clinical nursing, mental health research, early childhood policy development, to population health.

May 12 Dr. Niigaanwewidam Sinclair

Niigaanwewidam Sinclair

Where Reconciliation Lives

Dr. Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter's/Little Peguis) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is a regular commentator on Indigenous issues on CTV, CBC, and APTN, and his written work can be found in the pages of The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama, newspapers like The Guardian, and online with CBC Books: Canada Writes.

MAY 19 Dr. Soheila Karimi

Dr. Soheila Karimi

Research Advances in Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Development for Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Karimi is a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the Max Rady College of Medicine Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. She is an instrumental member of the Regenerative Medicine Program, Spinal Cord Research Center and the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. 

JUNE 2 Dr. Robert Mizzi

Dr. Robert Mizzi

LGBTQ2 Educators Teaching Overseas

Dr. Mizzi is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. He has published over 50 chapters, articles, and reviews in academic journals and books, including the Journal of Homosexuality and the Journal of Studies in International Education. His areas of research interest include two-spirit, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer-inclusive schools, and minoritized and/or migrant educators. 

JUNE 9 Dr. Cary Miller

Cary Miller

Anti-Racism Practice

Dr. Miller is Anishinaabe and descends from St. Croix and Leech Lake communities. She is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Native Studies. Her research is in Anishinaabe leadership in the early 19th century, Anishinaabe women’s history, Treaties and sovereignty, Wisconsin Indian History, and Cultures of the Great Lakes Region. 

JUNE 16 Dr. Gordon Goldsborough, [BSc(Hons)/81, PhD/86]

VLFL Winter 2021

Preparing to restore Manitoba's Netley-Libau Marsh, the largest freshwater coastal wetland in North America

Dr. Goldsborough, [BSc(Hons)/81, PhD/86]; Professor, and President of the Manitoba Historical Society, who was named to the Order of Manitoba on May 12, 2021, the province’s highest honour. Dr. Goldsborough is an aquatic ecologist and has guided conservation policy for wetlands across the country 

JUNE 21 Dr. Annette Desmarais

Dr. Annette Demarais

Why does food sovereignty matter?

Dr. Desmarais is Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty. She is the author of La Vía Campesina: Globalization and the Power of Peasants (2007) that has been published in French, Spanish, Korean, Italian and Portuguese. She also co-edited Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community (2010) and Food Sovereignty in Canada: Creating Just and Sustainable Food Systems (2011).

JUNE 23 Dr. Esyllt Jones [MA/97, PhD/03]

Dr. Esylit Jones

Public Health History and Pandemic Planning: the Royal Society of Canada COVID-19 Taskforce

Dr. Jones is the Dean of Studies, St. John's College and Department of History Professor. Her research interests include the history of health and disease in Canada and the modern world, 20th century health activism and politics, transnational social movements, working class history, and the history of Winnipeg.

Winter 2021: Alumni Scholars Series

February 10 - Johise Namwira [BA/17]

 Johise Namwira

Johise Namwira [BA/17]

Trauma-informed research: understanding sexual violence in DR Congo.

February 17 - Dr. Bob Chrismas [MPAdmin/09, PhD/17]

Bob Christmas

Dr. Bob Chrismas [MPAdmin/09, PhD/17]

Interrupting sex trafficking and pracademics

February 24 - Taylor Morriseau [BSc(Hons)/17]

Taylor Morriseau on stairway

Taylor Morriseau [BSc(Hons)/17]

Rewriting history: explaining the rise of type 2 diabetes among indigenous youth

March 3 - John Amedick [BSc(EE)/81]

John Amedick

John Amedick [BSc(EE)/81]

Out of the dark & unusual projects

March 10 - Dr. Gigi Osler [BScMed/92, MD/92]

Gigi Osler

Dr. Gigi Osler [BScMed/92, MD/92]

Hot health topics for 2021

March 17 - Dr. Judith Bartlett [MD/87, MSc/04]

Alumna Dr. Judith Bartlett, the 2020 Lifetime Achievement recipient

Dr. Judith Bartlett [MD/87, MSc/04]

Best practices in intercultural health

March 24 - Kimberly Prost [LLB/81]

Kimberly Prost & David Asper

Kimberly Prost [LLB/81]

Dean David Asper, Q.C., in conversation with International Criminal Court Judge Kimberly Prost

March 31 - In conversation with 5468796 architecture partners

Johanna Hurme, Colin Neufeld and Sasa Radulovic

Sasa Radulovic [BEnvD/99, MArch/03], Johanna Hurme [BEnvD/99, MArch/02], Colin Neufeld [BEnvD/00, MArch/03]

Fall 2020

October 14 - Dr. Leisha Strachan

Dr. Leisha Strachan

October 14 - Dr. Leisha Strachan

Challenges are made for the winner: Exploring positive youth development through sport.

October 21 - Dr. Kjell Anderson

Dr. Kjell Anderson

October 21 - Dr. Kjell Anderson

The dilemma of Dominic Ongwen: A former child soldier on trial at the international criminal court

October 28 - Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum

Dr. Lorrie Kirshebaum

October 28 - Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum

How to mend a broken heart

November 4 - Dr. Verena Menec

Dr. Verena Menec

November 4 - Dr. Verena Menec

Social isolation and loneliness: Why are they a public health risk? What are possible solutions?

November 18 - Dr. Keith Fowke

Dr. Keith Fowke

November 18 - Dr. Keith Fowke

Research on preventing infectious diseases: studies from HIV and COVID-19.

December 2 - Dr. Jayanne English

Dr. Jayanne English

December 2 - Dr. Jayanne English

Cosmos and canvas:  Using art to reveal science in astronomy public outreach images.

December 9 - Dr. Carla Taylor & Dr. Peter Zahradka

Dr. Carla Taylor & Dr. Peter Zahradka

December 9 - Dr. Carla Taylor & Dr. Peter Zahradka

Eating to Live Longer and Better

2020 Lectures


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