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The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced funding of a  Public Outreach Grant to Geography Professor Fraser Taylor.The project will create an atlas as a reconciliation tool that will host a broad range of remote community contributions, mobilizing knowledge at the intersection of aboriginal research and the digital economy.

It will involve the collaborative creation of a collection of online interactive multimedia maps with input from a diverse range of contributors that include members from several Anishinaabe communities and others interested in enhancing awareness of indigenous perspectives and exposing the assumptions implicit in western views, most notably the relationship between legal and regulatory institutions and people, their lives and experiences.

Carleton University alumna May Chazan is the winner of the 2012 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), in collaboration with University Microfilms International (UMI), a division of ProQuest. The CAGS/UMI award recognizes doctoral students whose dissertations make an original contribution to their academic field. Chazan, who graduated from Carleton last fall with a PhD in Geography and a specialization in Political Economy, won for her dissertation that undertook a sensitive and in-depth analysis of the global Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. That campaign was started by the Stephen Lewis Foundation in response to large numbers of African children who had been orphaned by AIDS. Under the supervision of Carleton University’s Dr. Michael Brklacich in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, her work illustrated how the campaign positively impacted the lives of hundreds of South African women through their collective response to HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

Source: Carleton Newsroom


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