Beyond the Colonial Cartographic Frame: The Imperative to Decolonize the Map

11 November 2020 AAUP Blog Tour

Cartographica Cover Art

Written by guest blogger Reuben Rose-Redwood.

Mapping is an art of persuasion that often aims to seduce us into believing that the map merely describes the world as it is, yet historians of cartography have long understood that mapping is a form of world-making.

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To Be Witnessed

10 November 2020 AAUP Blog Tour


Written by Guest Blogger Thalia Gonzalez Kane.

My calendar has been a consistent reminder of that which won’t exist.

Prior to the pandemic, the majority of my work for the near future would take me abroad; an Australian tour, a production in Ireland, workshops in the States. All has been postponed indefinitely.

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Raising Up Cultural Emblems and Public Art

9 November 2020 AAUP Blog Tour

Written by UTPJ Marketing Coordinator Amanda Buessecker.

The history of art and architecture has seen many icons raised as cultural emblems: colossal palaces, palatial cathedrals, and masterpieces carved meticulously from wood and stone. A city’s cherished landmarks are often such monuments of public art. They are sites that promote interaction between the creativity of one and the experience of another.

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Health Histories on the Rock

2 November 2020 Contributor Blog

St. Johns General Hospital

Written by Guest Blogger Dr. Madeleine Mant.

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador felt to a ‘come from away’ (a term for anyone not born in the province) such as me, like a city that had come unstuck in time. The distinctive colourful downtown rowhouses, unmistakable accent and slang (Some day on clothes. Eh b’y!), and rich cultural and ecological heritage made it a uniquely exciting place to live and work.

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Reuniting Fragmented Discourse: why conversations between science and religion matter

26 October 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Emily Qureshi-Hurst.

‘Science and religion’ is less a single discipline and more a multiplicity of conversations between faith, its philosophical interpretation, and the empirical sciences.

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The Kurdish Language: Perpetual Persecution, Perpetual Disconnection

19 October 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Kaziwa Salih.

Language is the power of the soul, the vision of the mind, and the passport of the ideas and culture that form the identity of the speaker. Although their language is one of the 40th languages in the world, Kurdish populations have been living in severe crises and traveling without passports as consequences of linguicide.

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Ingénue Reading Ingénue

13 October 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger Lillian Lu.

I read Burney’s debut novel in a seminar during my first year of graduate school. The Election of 2016 had just happened and Professor Helen Deutsch had assigned several female satirists on our eighteenth-century syllabus, an important decision that did not go unnoticed.

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Interdisciplinary collaboration: Modes of transformation

5 October 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest bloggers Kelle L. Marshall and Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng.

The field of applied linguistics has seen increasing calls for interdisciplinary research – perhaps the most notable coming from the Douglas Fir Group (2016).

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Who is the Future For? Thought Experiments, Bioethics, and Artificial Wombs

28 September 2020 Contributor Blog

Written by guest bloggers Claire Horn and Elizabeth Chloe Romanis.

When we set out to write this paper, we did so out of a sense of growing concern over the direction in which discussion of artificial wombs seemed to be headed.

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More Reflections on COVID and Productivity

22 September 2020 Contributor Blog

Photo: David Stobbe / University of Saskatchewan

Written by guest blogger Erika Dyck.

In May 2020 I wrote a short article about working from home during COVID, which I subtitled “coping with the guilt of unmet expectations”.

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