2014 Colloquium

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stay for the day or stop-by any one of our themed sessions. All presentations will be held in the Louis Riel Room or Brodie Building 3-18.

Louis Riel Room:

War and Peace

9:30am – 10:15am

  • John Ball, “Three Months of Mud and Steel: 12th Manitoba Dragoons, July to September, 1944”
  • Justin Shannon, “The Power of the Blue Beret: the United Nations as a Discursive Actor in Post-conflict Security Reform”

Gender and Reproductive Justice

10:15am – 11:15am

  • Nicole Peel, “Women’s Voluntary Childlessness as a Rejection of Traditional Femininity”
  • Faith John Praise, “Gardasil: Its Uses, Effectiveness, and Risks as it Relates to Gender and Class”
  • Krystal Kayne, “Imprisoned Rights: An In-Depth Look at Reproductive Justice Behind Bars”

Confronting Discrimination

11:15am ­– 12:00pm

  • Aaron McKay, “Discrimination against Catholics and Immigrants in Western Canada, 1920–1930”
  • Hermine Nintiema, “Viola Desmond, Canada’s Unknown Civil Rights Champion”

Prairie Stories

12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • Clint Howie, “Looking Forward: The Brandon College Class of 1914”
  • Barb Manko, “Against the Grain: The Rise of the Co-operative Wheat Pools”
  • Joe Dauphinais, “Surviving the Depression: Unemployment, Relief, and Scraping By in Westman, 1930-1939”

Ancient and Medieval Worlds

1:15pm – 2:00pm

  • Fabien-Denis Cayer, “Ὁ καλος Ἡλλενες: Ὁ Αἰσχυλος (translation: The Good Greek: Aeschylus)
  • Mike McFarlane, “Catharism and the Papal Inquisition”

Canadian Partisanism

2:00pm – 2:45pm

  • Michael Juce, “Lack of Partying in Canadian Municipalities”
  • Joel Springer, “The Future of Manitoba’s Provincial Liberal Party”

International Challenges and Conflicts

2:45pm – 3:45pm

  • Luke Sayese, “The Eagle and the Wolf at the Edge of Empire: Russian and Chechen Political Cultures in Conflict”
  • Chloe Reimer, “The Challenges of Feminism Before and After the Fall of the Soviet Union”
  • Krystan McCaig, “Popular Conflicts in Popular Films”

Creative Writing

3:45pm – 4:45pm

  • Timothy Brown, “Stand Up. Sit Down. – A Process Essay”
  • Preston Rocan, “Two Dreams: an Ekphrastic Narrative”
  • Ariele Kehler, “A Story About You”
  • Matt R. MacDonald, “Words: Reflections”

Brodie Building 3-18:

Reducibility and Virtual Tours

12:00pm – 12:45pm

  • Jarrett Beck, “Reducibility of Union-Closed Families of Sets”
  • Ramon Freitas and Andre Freitas, “Brandon University Virtual Tour”

Animals and the Environment

12:45pm – 1:45pm

  • Braden MacKay, “A Review of Industrial Gaseous Emissions around Westman and their Potential Environmental Impact”
  • Justine Cornelsen, “White-Tailed Deer Movements in Riding Mountain National Park’s Town Site, Wasagaming”
  • Cale Gushulak,” Palaeoclimate of the Early Eocene McAbee Macroflora, British Columbia, Canada”

Emergency Planning

1:45pm – 2:30pm

  • Aaron Bull, “Emergency Evacuation Planning for Mass Gathering Facilities”
  • Greg Bartlett, “Battling Wildfires While Building Community Capacity: Emergency Planning in Rural Industrial Employment Sectors”


2:30pm – 3:15pm

  • Alexandra Daum, “The Farmers’ Market: Exploring Local Food Production and Consumption in the Brandon Area”
  • Kathryn Huzyk, “The Future of Cataloguing in Archaeology: Standardization, Data Analysis, and Data Sharing”

Philosophy and Colour

3:15pm – 4:30pm

  • Fabien-Denis Cayer, “Enactivism about Colour: Ontological and Epistemological Commitments”
  • Stephen Branigan, “The Reduction-Alien View of Colour Blindness “
  • David Winters, “Colour Relationalism: How Can We Be Wrong?”
  • Mike McFarlane, “Novel Colours and Experience”