• Gathering Library data and creating visualizations the easy way!

      Ribaric, Tim (2018-02-02)
      Statistics and visualizations are important tools Libraries use to tell their stories. This poster will present a statistics capturing and display package that runs on the bare minimum: Google Forms, D3, and HTML. The features of the platform will be showcased with data collected from the Brock University Library.
    • Git It Done with GitHub: Digital Scholarship with Open Tools

      Ribaric, Tim (2019-06-03)
      Presentation material from Lightning Talk done at Digital Odyssey, 2019. Held in North York Central Library. Event sponsored and organized by Ontario Library and Information Technology (OLITA), a division of Ontario Library Association (OLA)
    • Global Assemblages - A Post 2011 Social Movements Montage

      Azadah, Kushan (2016)
      Music video of post-2010 movements from Tahrir Square in Cairo, to Black Lives Matter in North America, to Occupy Wall Street, the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, to Plaza del Sol in Madrid, to the Umbrella movement in Hong Kong and framed by Indigenous resistance on Turtle Island.
    • Global Movement Assemblages - Compilation 1 - Transnational/translocal social movements of the 2010s

      2018
      Dr. Janet Conway and Dr. Sonia Alvarez discuss assemblage thinking and transnational/translocal social movements of the 2010s and symposium participants discuss the usefulness of assemblage thinking. The intersection of Occupy Wall Street with Indigenous claims is discussed. Black feminism and Slutwalk in Brazil are discussed. The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • Global Movement Assemblages - Compilation 2 - Situating Indigenous and Black Resistance

      2018
      Dr. Leanne Simpson, Dr. Rinaldo Walcott and Dr. Glen Coulthard situate Indigenous and Black resistance in the global movement assemblage. Coulthard discusses anti-colonial alliances between the Dene and African independence movements. Black Lives Matter and Idle No More are discussed.
    • Global Movement Assemblages - Compilation 3 - Long-term struggles vs. transitory occupations

      2018
      Dr. Mark Ayyash, Dr. Gul Caliskan and Oznur Karakas discuss their papers with Elise Thorburn as a discussant. Key issues are relationship between longterm land-based struggles and more ephemeral urban occupations of public space, critiques of nationalism, and significance of embodiment in social struggles. Mark Ayyash: "Resistance of Palestinian Fellahin, Past and Present, Global and Local'" 15:55 Gul Caliskan: "An assemblage of dissent: Symbols and humor at Gezi 2013" 20:26 Oznur Karakas: "Gezi movement: Embodied encounters in the making of an alternative space and the logic of assemblage" 27:19 The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Glen Coulthard

      2018
      Dr. Glen Coulthard discusses transnational alliances for indigenous self-determination at the Global Movement Assemblages Symposium. He discusses anti-colonial alliances between the Dene and African independence movements. He introduces the concept of 'grounded normativity'. The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Hamid Dabashi

      2018
      Dr. Hamid Dabashi discusses the Arab Spring at the Global Movement Assemblages Symposium. He proposes that the Arab Spring signifies a re-territorialization in the region in which the dominant geography of post-colonial states is being challenged.This is suggestive for what is going on more globally in the post-2010 movements as they reconfigure revolution and experiment with dismantling the modern state. The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Introduction by Janet Conway

      2018
      Dr. Janet Conway discusses the notion of assemblage as an alternative way of thinking about the global ensemble of social movements of the 2010s. She applies assemblage thinking to Occupy Wall Street with attention to how it intersects with Indigenous Peoples' presence and claims to land. The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Jackie Smith, Alex Kashnabish and Janet Conway

      2018
      Dr. Jackie Smith and Dr. Alex Kashnabish discuss their papers "Global Assemblages, Movements for Global Justice, and the 'Right to the City'" and "Assemblage Thinking and the Measure of Our Effects" with Dr. Janet Conway as a discussant. Alex Khasnabish 14:58 Jackie Smith 27:20 The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Lee Maracle reading from "Talking to the Diaspora"

      2018
      Lee Maracle reads from "Talking to the Diaspora" at the Global Movement Assemblages Symposium The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Manisha Desai and Sonia Alvarez

      2018
      Dr. Manisha Desai discusses transnational feminisms at the Global Movement Assemblages Symposium, with respondent Dr. Sonia Alvarez The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Mark Ayyash, Gul Caliskan and Oznur Karakas

      2018
      At the Global Movement Assemblages Symposium, Dr. Mark Ayyash, Gul Caliskan and Oznur Karakas discuss their papers with Elise Thorburn as a discussant. Mark Ayyash: "Resistance of Palestinian Fellahin, Past and Present, Global and Local'" 15:28 Gul Caliskan: "An assemblage of dissent: Symbols and humor at Gezi 2013" 20:45 44:36 52:02 Oznur Karakas: "Gezi movement: Embodied encounters in the making of an alternative space and the logic of assemblage" 28:24 56:23 The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Mojtaba Mahdavi and Hamid Dabashi

      2018
      Dr. Mojtaba Mahdavi discusses the Arab Spring, with Dr. Hamid Dabashi as a respondent. Mahdavi critiques the new Orientalism in analyzing movements of Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. He situates Arab uprisings in relation to Islamism and post-Islamism in different contexts, compares them, and analyzes how counter-revolutionary forces have gained the upper hand. The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Sonia Alvarez

      2018
      Dr. Sonia Alvarez discusses the utility of assemblage thinking for post-2010 social movements, especially transnational and translocal feminisms in Brazil, at the Global Movement Assemblages Symposium. The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Welcome by Darren Thomas and Margot Francis

      208
      Dr. Margot Francis introduces the Global Movement Assemblages Symposium with reference to Dish With One Spoon covenant agreement. Darren Thomas from Six Nations of the Grand River opens with a welcome, protocol for visitors to Haudenosaunee territory, and land acknowledgement. The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
    • A Good Place for What? Placing ‘Value’ in Youth Centres

      Sharpe, Erin K; Lashua, Brett; van Ingen, Cathy (Taylor and Francis, 2019-07-02)
      In this paper, we investigate the discursive context of community-based youth centres to critically interrogate ideas and practices concerning leisure, youth, and youth centres. Using publicly available documents and data collected with youth at two community-based youth centres, we ask, what is the “good”’ that they do for young people, and how do young people negotiate these discourses? We argue that the youth centres operate in a discursive tension, constructed as a place to change by the (organizational) bodies that established them, and a place to chill by the (youth) bodies that used them. We trace how these discourses entered into the everyday lived contexts of youth centres including their program logics, measures of success, and constructions of youthful subjectivities. We close with a discussion of the implications of the research in terms of how youth and recreation practitioners might use youth centres to support young people’s leisure.
    • Great Lakes Governance Reform for Place-based Regeneration of the Natural and Built Environment

      Krantzberg, Gail (2014)
      Canadian municipalities are confronted by challenges related to continued growth, climate change and aging infrastructure, and the increasingly limited ability of receiving waterways to absorb the impact of stormwater runoff and pollution. There is increased recognition that integrated water, wastewater and stormwater management is required to ensure cost-effective water services as well as sustainable water resources to support public health, economy and environment now and in the future. In particular, this is a defining moment for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence region, with the opportunity to update the approaches taken for ecosystem improvement and protection in the region. The outcome of a 2007 review of the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement resulted in a broad call for revisions to the Agreement, so that it can once again serve as a visionary document driving binational cooperation to address both long-standing and emerging Great Lakes environmental issues in the 21st century. The focus of the new agreement emphasizes the creation of a nearshore framework. While this term is still undefined, it reflects a policy need for a framework for scientific cooperation in the nearshore zone. In parallel, there is a need for a governance framework that enables place-based decision making for appropriate interventions, in order to promote resilience at the land-water interface. Governance frameworks for integrated water management are limited in Canada, and this research seeks to identify the most promising models.
    • A ‘green’ approach to fixing polyacrylamide gels

      Carbonara, Katrina; Coorssen, Jens R. (Elsevier, 2020)
      Handling chemicals that require specific safety precautions and protections generates the need for hazardous waste removal and transportation costs. With the growing effort to reduce both cost per analysis and the environmental footprint of research, we report an effective alternative to the widely used methanol/acetic acid gel fixation solution. 1.0 M citric acid dissolved in 5% acetic acid (C3A) provides comparable results following both SDS-PAGE and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, while also eliminating waste removal costs. •Citric acid dissolved in acetic acid replaces current gel fixative solution.•Cost per analysis is reduced and hazardous waste removal costs eliminated.•Environmental footprint of research is reduced.
    • Group-invariant solutions of semilinear Schrodinger equations in multi-dimensions

      Anco, Stephen C. (AIP Publishing, 2013-12)
      Symmetry group methods are applied to obtain all explicit group-invariant radial solutions to a class of semilinear Schr¨odinger equations in dimensions n = 1. Both focusing and defocusing cases of a power nonlinearity are considered, including the special case of the pseudo-conformal power p = 4/n relevant for critical dynamics. The methods involve, first, reduction of the Schr¨odinger equations to group-invariant semilinear complex 2nd order ordinary differential equations (ODEs) with respect to an optimal set of one-dimensional point symmetry groups, and second, use of inherited symmetries, hidden symmetries, and conditional symmetries to solve each ODE by quadratures. Through Noether’s theorem, all conservation laws arising from these point symmetry groups are listed. Some group-invariant solutions are found to exist for values of n other than just positive integers, and in such cases an alternative two-dimensional form of the Schr¨odinger equations involving an extra modulation term with a parameter m = 2−n = 0 is discussed.