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Fall 2022 Seminar in American Religion | Department of Theology | University of Notre Dame

Panel Discussion:
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Philip Jenkins (Baylor University) will discuss his book Climate, Catastrophe, and Faith: How Changes in Climate Drive Religious Upheaval (Oxford, 2021) at the Cushwa Center’s fall 2022 Seminar in American Religion.

Commentators for this seminar are Celia Deane-Drummond (University of Oxford) and Peter Thuesen (IUPUI).


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Fasken Presents its Seminar Series in Surrey

Fasken Presents its Seminar Series in Surrey

Fasken’s Labour, Employment & Human Rights and Immigration groups invite you to attend our complimentary breakfast seminar on Thursday, June 2, 2022. This seminar is the 10th in Fasken’s Seminar Series in Surrey.

This seminar will be of interest to regional business owners and executives in Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

Join us in person, or via live webcast, to hear our lawyers discuss what employers need to know about foreign worker termination and immigration. Topics will include:

  • Employer obligations relating to termination of employment (both unionized and non-unionized);
  • The importance of compliance with employment standards and human rights legislation when terminating;
  • How employers can significantly reduce termination-related risks;
  • Employer obligations to inform IRCC or ESDC of termination of employment;
  • Employer obligations to inform BC PNP of termination of employment for pending provincial nomination applications;
  • The validity of the work permits for an employee and their spouse once the employee’s employment is terminated; and
  • The vaccination requirements for foreign national employees departing Canada when their employment ends.


  • 8:00 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:45 am | Presentation
  • 9:45 am | Q&A
  • 10:15 am | Seminar Concludes

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Brownbag Seminar with Dr. Evelyn Namakula – Events Calendar

Brownbag Seminar with Dr. Evelyn Namakula - Events Calendar

The Institute of African Studies is proud to present the 2021/2022 Brownbag seminar series! Starting off the series this winter term is Dr. Evelyn Namakula. Dr. Namakula will be speaking on the topic: “The precarity of women and children mining for renewable energy and Tech industries: The case of the Democratic Republic of Congo.”
Please join us this Thursday February 17th, 2022 from 1pm – 2:30pm EST to listen to this discussion!

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is endowed with the world’s minerals demanded by tech industries to producer products that have become necessities in the developed world and for renewable energy innovations. As it is with many African countries, mining has failed to engender development, peace and security for local communities. The extraction and smelting of the minerals mostly by mining companies, has not only devastated the environment, land, and water; it dislocates communities; exposes them to armed conflicts and increases poverty. The failure of mining activities to improve communities’ livelihoods forces women, children and young people to work under difficult and inhumane conditions in and around the mines. Moreover, no formal effort has been made to interrogate the voices of the very people most impacted by the extraction of the minerals. My research work focuses on grassroots agency and local cultures to engender homegrown governance mechanisms, policies and practices that reinforce people’s livelihoods, security, and environmental protection. My research advances the idea of community-based natural resource governance and ‘green peacekeeping’. In an environment where the DRC’s resources have been plundered for centuries and in the process their environment degraded, the people in the DRC.