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Winter Solstice 2016

  • Faculty Club Saskatchewan Room 11435 Saskatchewan Drive Northwest Edmonton, AB, T6G 2G9 Canada (map)

Event Description

Join UAlberta North for a reception, book launch, and conversation.

The Winter Solstice is an annual social event, which brings together the northern research community from the University, senior administration, partners and stakeholders from government, industry, and the engaged public. It presents an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the work of colleagues across faculties in advancing northern research and scholarship. 


Free Event. All are welcome.

In conjunction with the social event, a book Launch will take place from UAlberta Press:

"Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada's Northern Social Economy" By Frances Abele & Chris Southcott (Eds).

People across Canada's North have created vibrant community institutions to serve a wide range of social and economic needs. Neither state-driven nor profit-oriented, these organizations form a relatively under-studied third sector of the economy. Researchers from the Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada explored this sector through fifteen case studies, encompassing artistic, recreational, cultural, political, business, and economic development organizations that are crucial to the health and vitality of their communities. Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada's Northern Social Economy shows the innovative diversity and utter necessity of home-grown institutions in communities across Labrador, Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon.  Readers, researchers, and students interested in the social economy, Aboriginal Studies, and northern communities will find much to enjoy and value in this book. 

"Imagining the Supernatural North" by Eleanor Rosamund Brraclough, Danielle Marie Cudmore and Stefan Donecker (Eds).

In this interdisciplinary collection, sixteen scholars from twelve disciplines explore the notion of the North as a realm of the supernatural. This region has long been associated with sorcerous inhabitants, mythical tribes, metaphysical forces of good and evil,  and a range of supernatural qualities. It was both the sacred abode of the gods and a feared source of menacing invaders and otherworldly beings. Whether from the perspective of traditional Jewish lore or of contemporary black metal music, few motifs in European cultural history shows such longevity and broad appeal. 

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The Hans Gmoser Film Collection