Abolish Border Imperialism: Climate Migration, Racial Capitalism, and Empire

Liu Institute for Global Issues 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia

We are pleased to welcome writer and organizer Harsha Walia on April 6th for a talk on climate migration, racial capitalism, and border imperialism. Harsha Walia has been involved in community-based grassroots migrant justice, feminist, anti-racist, abolitionist, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements for over two decades, including No One Is Illegal, Defenders of the Land, and the DTES Women’s Memorial March Committee. She […]

What do East Asian Buddhists call their books and why?

C. K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia

Almost all scholars of East Asian Buddhism refer to Buddhists’ books as either the “Three Baskets” or the “canon”. But either term denotes a collection of thousands of individual books, whether in manuscript or printed form. Many premodern Japanese Buddhist temple librarians used another term, shōgyō 聖教 (shengjiao), possibly meaning the noble teachings. This presentation will explore […]


Advancing Climate Solutions in a Politically Polarizing World with Andrew Weaver

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) 6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver, British Columbia

Part of the PWIAS Catalyst Program Advancing Climate Solutions in a Politically Polarizing World with Dr. Andrew Weaver, Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria Over the last century, scientific understanding of the causes and consequences of global warming has evolved to the point that it is, for all […]


Queer Worldmaking in Mental Health

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About the Talk Dr. Meera Dhebar will review traditional cis-heteronormative colonialist assumptions embedded within the discourses and professional practice of mental health systems. She will discuss the centering of queer of colour cultural knowledge, queer theory, and queer of colour critiques to move beyond the current models of LGBT competencies and affirming therapy to a […]