NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER LEILA HARRIS: RESILIENCE COUNTER-CURRENTS: WATER INFRASTRUCTURES, INFORMALITY, AND INEQUITIES IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract: In 2017 and 2018, Cape Town faced historically unprecedented water shortages. With the imminent possibility of running out of water, the city’s leadership prioritized reducing water demand and expanding new water sources, while also reinvigorating the goal of seeking to build system-level water resilience for the longer term. Beyond the context of Cape Town, […]
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CONGRATS TO EDGES MEMBER MELISSA PLISIC ON THE COMPLETION OF THEIR MA DEGREE FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR GENDER, RACE, SEXUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE!!

        (pictures from left to right: Melissa’s master’s defense/poetry reading, Melissa’s zine on display at the Hatch Art Gallery [featuring EDGES member Joanne Nelson’s t-shirt print art], Melissa performing standup at the Climate Catharsis exhibit)   EDGES member Melissa Plisic has successfully completed their MA degree from UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, […]
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NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER LEILA HARRIS: GENDER IDENTITIES, WATER INSECURITY, AND RISK: RE-THEORIZING THE CONNECTIONS FOR A GENDER-INCLUSIVE TOOLKIT FOR WATER INSECURITY RESEARCH

Abstract: Informed by decades of literature, water interventions increasingly deploy “gender-sensitive” or even “gender transformative” approaches that seek to redress the disproportionate harms women face from water insecurity. These efforts recognize the role of gendered social norms and unequal power relations but often focus narrowly on the differences and dynamics between cisgender (cis) men and […]
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NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER JOANNE NELSON: URBAN PLACES CREATE UNIQUE HEALTH SPACES FOR WILDLIFE, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  Abstract: Cities pose a multitude of health challenges to people and wildlife. This work reviews these challenges and discusses the merits of a One Health approach, including that it encompasses a diversity of health harms, such as the risks of infectious disease spread between animals and people, the mental health benefits of engaging with […]
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NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER MELISSA PLISIC: NOT ANOTHER PLANT-BASED DOCUMENTARY: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF EATING OUR WAY TO EXTINCTION

Abstract: Despite mounting evidence that industrial animal agriculture is a formidable force of climate change and mass extinction, many humans remain impervious to this knowledge. Eating Our Way to Extinction is a timely documentary that takes this issue head on. This film review is guided by Alexandra Juhasz’s explanation of media praxis as ‘an enduring, mutual, and […]
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EDGES is a research collaborative based at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The acronym EDGES identifies the major themes of our research: Environment & Development: Gender, Equity, and Sustainability. The use of the term EDGE is also meant to invoke several of its meanings—highlighting the goal of cutting edge research, signaling the focus of research on marginal and vulnerable populations (women, impoverished, etc.), and also referencing the aim for sharp analysis that will serve to advance knowledge of key issues of contemporary social and environmental concern.  In addition to regular research meetings, the collaborative also sponsors occasional lectures and events related to our research themes.

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