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Speaker Series Highlights Innovative Research in the History of Gender and Health

November 9, 2021

The Gender, Health and Social Justice Speaker Series presented by VIU and the University of Saskatchewan is offered for free via Zoom and kicks off on November 19.A speaker series running this winter and spring will introduce attendees to the innovative scholarship being done by early-career researchers in the history of gender and health.“The conversations taking place around this research... Read more


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VIU Symposium Examines Intertwined Histories of Gender, Food and Sovereignty

June 10, 2021

Keynote speaker Ozoz Sokoh highlights how food is an important aspect of people’s history and heritage.Vancouver Island University (VIU) scholars and panelists from around the globe are examining how the histories of food and sovereignty are intimately intertwined during a symposium this June.The Food and Sovereignty symposium, hosted virtually by VIU and the journal Gender & History... Read more


Gender Symposium Shines Light on the History of Healing and Caring

June 11, 2020

VIU researchers received a $19,050 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grant to host symposium.Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers are shining a spotlight on the ways in which gender has played a consistent role in determining what forms of healing and caring are recognized, institutionalized and rewarded.VIU’s Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, Dr. Cathryn Spence, Dr.... Read more


Cold War Propaganda, Graphic Narratives and Magical Music Explored in Series

January 22, 2020

Spring Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series allows faculty to share their scholarly and creative work. Action-packed television shows in the 1950s entertained many children, but also served as a powerful Cold War propaganda tool that conveyed messages about security, ethnicity and gender, say VIU History professors Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh and Dr. Katharine Rollwagen.They’ll... Read more


Snuneymuxw First Nation Member Returns Home to Teach at VIU

April 24, 2018

Collette Jones, now part of VIU’s Department of Studies in Women and Gender, happy to be teaching in her own territory For Snuneymuxw First Nation member Collette Jones, teaching at Vancouver Island University (VIU) represents a homecoming. Jones, who grew up on her Nation’s reserve in south Nanaimo, started as a sessional instructor in VIU’s Department of Studies in Women and Gender last... Read more