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Outside Status Quo Methodologies and Practices: Research Networking Session

Tue. Jan. 24 12:30 PM - Tue. Jan. 24 01:30 PM
Contact: r.keijzer@uwinnipeg.ca
Location: Zoom or 3RC060 (Aabijijiwan New Media Lab)

The Research Office and collaborators from the Prairie Climate Centre are responding to requests to bolster intra-UW collaboration by creating space for networking around research topics (as opposed to disciplines) to grow awareness of UW research and create space for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Format: informal panel of UW researchers, variety of disciplines and methodologies represented

Audience: Faculty, students, research assistants/coordinators, etc. All are welcome!

Moderator: Lauren Bosc is the Lead Program Officer, in the Research Office. Her background is interdisciplinary, touching upon studies of media and literature and their intersections with Women’s and Gender Studies and Cultural Studies.


Melanie Martin (Physics)

Dr. Martin is developing new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to infer the sizes of micron-scale compartments, such as axon diameters, in samples. She is also developing high-resolution multi-contrast methods to understand brain structure.

Chantal Fiola (Urban and Inner-City Studies)

Dr. Fiola is Michif (Red River Métis) with family from St. Laurent, MB. Dr. Fiola is currently the Distinguished Indigenous Scholar’s Chair (2021-2024). She is an award-winning author, publishing and teaching most extensively in the areas of Métis identity, culture, spirituality, and methodology.

Jenny Heijun Wills (English)

Dr. Wills is the author of Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. A Memoir (penguin random house 2019), which won several awards including the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Award and the Eileen McTavish Sykes best first book prize. She has co-edited two collections of academic essays.

Sharanpal Ruprai (Women and Genders Studies)

Dr. Ruprai is an interdisciplinary humanities scholar and her research and teaching interests include: indigenous and critical race feminism, religious and cultural studies and artistic practice.

Kevin Walby (Criminal Justice)

Dr. Walby is the Director of the Centre for Access to Information and Justice. He is co-editor of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons. Research keyword include: public policing; corporate security; surveillance; access to information and freedom of information law; qualitative research strategies, including institutional ethnography and narrative analysis.

Candida Rifkind (English)

Dr. Rifkind is specializes in alternative comics and graphic narratives, Canadian popular and political writing, and feminist auto/biography theory. Her primary research projects focus on non-fiction comics by and about migrants and refugees, Indigenous comics, and Black Canadian comics and graphic narratives. See: candidarifkind.com.

Jino Distasio (Geography)

Dr. Distasio works extensively in Winnipeg’s inner city and actively maintains a research agenda is areas of housing market analysis, mental health and homelessness, Indigenous urban issues, and broad urban policy. He also serves as the Vice President of Research and Innovation for UW.

Brandon Goulding (Psychology)

Dr. Goulding studies how children reason about the possibility of strange and unlikely events (among other things).