CONGRATULATIONS TO GAYLEAN DAVIES ON HER UBC PUBLIC SCHOLAR AWARD!

EDGES member Gaylean Davies is a new UBC Public Scholar. Gaylean’s Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) award will support the arts-based portion of her “Women, Water, and Empowerment” PhD project in Ghana. PSI funding will allow Gaylean to engage women through employing a combination of visual methods (photovoice and participatory mapping) and focus group discussions (FGDs) […]

CONGRATS TO GAYLEAN DAVIES ON HER KILLAM DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP!

EDGES member Gaylean Davies has been awarded a Killam Doctoral Scholarship to support her PhD research project “Women, Water, and Empowerment: Investigating Connections and Disconnections in Small Water Enterprises in Ghana”. Gaylean’s work aims to employ feminist conceptualizations of empowerment to investigate women’s experiences of small water enterprise (SWE) projects in Ghana. Feminist understandings of empowerment […]

CONGRATS TO VICTOR LAM ON SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE AND COMPLETION OF HIS MA DEGREE!

EDGES member Victor Lam has successfully completed his master’s degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. His master’s thesis was titled “Justice, Reconciliation, and Solidarity: Religious Environmental Organizations in the Construction and Tailoring of Climate Change Messages in the Trans Mountain Resistance.” MA Thesis Abstract: Religious environmental organizations (REOs) are emerging religious actors in broader […]

NEW PUB: HARRIS ET AL. “WATER SHARING AND THE RIGHT TO WATER: REFUSAL, REBELLION, AND EVERYDAY RESISTANCE”

Leila Harris, Chad Staddon, Amber Wutich, Jessica, Budds, Wendy Jepson, Amber L. Pearson, and Ellis Edjei Adams published a guest editorial in Political Geography titled “Water sharing and the right to water: Refusal, rebellion and everyday resistance”. In this commentary we draw attention to water sharing as political, highlighting the stakes and concerns around such practices. We engage a broad definition of […]

CONGRATS TO GRAHAM MCDOWELL ON COMPLETION OF HIS PHD DEGREE IN RES + NEW JOB!

EDGES member Graham McDowell has successfully completed his PhD degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability. His PhD thesis was titled “Adaptation to glacio-hydrological change in high mountains“. Graham has accepted a position as Project Leader for the Canadian Mountain Assessment, a flagship initiative of the recently established Canadian Mountain Network. In this […]

NEW PUB: SENGUPTA “CONSERVING AND COMMERCIALISING FORESTS: TRIBAL WOMEN AND SUBJECTIVITY IN BAGAFA FOREST OF TRIPURA (NORTHEAST INDIA)”

EDGES alumna, Mayuri Sengupta, published an article titled, “Conserving and commercialising forests: tribal women and subjectivity in Bagafa forest of Tripura (Northeast India)” in Gender, Place & Culture. Abstract: Two perspectives on women’s relationships to forests are usually invoked in much of the mainstream policies and research on gender and forest management in India. First, forest-dwelling women, particularly […]

CONGRATS TO EDGES ALUMNA CYNTHIA MORINVILLE ON HER AAG AWARD!

Congratulations to EDGES alumna, Cynthia Morinville (now at the University of Toronto Department of Geography and Planning) for winning the 2020 Glenda Laws Student Paper Award. This award is administered by the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Feminist Geographies Speciality Group. Cynthia’s paper is titled: “Women, Labour, and the Circulation of Value in Bholakpur’s Scrap Economy” in […]

UPCOMING TALK: DACOTAH-VICTORIA SPLICHALOVA AT LLED SEMINAR SERIES EVENT

On January 23rd from 2.30-4.00pm, EDGES member Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova will participate in a talk titled “Research with Impact: Conversations with Public Scholars” as part of the Language, Literacy & Education (LLED) department’s research seminar series. Dacotah is a UBC Public Scholar and, along with other panelists, will discuss what it means to be a public scholar. […]

NEW REPORT PUBLISHED: APEC WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN THE MINING INDUSTRY

Cecilia Campero, Alessia Rodriguez, Leila M. Harris, and Nadja Kunz published a report titled “APEC Women’s Participation in the Mining Industry” for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy. Executive Summary: This project focuses primarily on the effects of mining on women, in the context of general interest in gender dynamics […]

CONGRATS TO KIELY MCFARLANE FOR COMPLETION OF HER PHD DEGREE IN RES + NEW POST-DOCTORAL POSITION

EDGES member Kiely McFarlane has successfully completed her PhD degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability. Her PhD thesis was titled “Waiting on the law to change? A critical geographic analysis of water law reform in British Columbia“. Following the completion of her PhD, Kiely has recently started a new position as a […]

UPCOMING TALK: DACOTAH SPLICHALOVA AT UBC’S FIREtalk EVENT

On November 27th from 4-6pm, EDGES member Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova will speak as part of a UBC FIREtalk event in the UBC Library Research Commons (Koerner Library floor 5). A FIREtalk event focuses on a specific theme and consists of three brief (approximately 10 minutes) presentations by UBC graduate students from different disciplines, followed by a […]

FINAL UPDATE: COMPARATIVE WATER GOVERNANCE IN URBAN SITES OF AFRICA RESEARCH PROJECT (CWGAR)

Final update on L. Harris¨ SSHRC funded project on Water Governance in Accra and Cape Town Access ¨Citizenship¨ and Narrative 2013-2019 is now complete and available, including a full list of publications from the project. PDF of full report available here CWGAR – Final Update.

SPECIAL ISSUE OF WATER REPUBLISHED AS BOOK: WATER GOVERNANCE: RETHEORIZING POLITICS”

Leila M. Harris, Sameer H. Shah, Nicole J. Wilson, and Joanne Nelson edited the special issue titled “Water Governance: Retheorizing Politics” in Water, now re-published in book form. Description: This republished Special Issue highlights recent and emergent concepts and approaches to water governance that re-centers the political in relation to water-related decision making, use, and […]

NEW PUB: JEPSON, WUTICH & HARRIS: WATER-SECURITY CAPABILITIES AND THE HUMAN RIGHT TO WATER

Leila Harris co-authored a book chapter, “Water-security capabilities and the human right to water” in Water Politics: Governance, Justice and the Right to Water edited by Farhana Sultana and Alex Loftus. Description: Scholarship on the right to water has proliferated in interesting and unexpected ways in recent years. This book broadens existing discussions on the right to […]

NEW PUB: BRISBOIS, SPIEGEL & HARRIS: HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND COLONIAL LEGACIES: SITUATING THE SCIENCE OF PESTICIDES, BANANAS AND BODIES IN ECUADOR

Leila Harris co-authored an article, “Health, environment and colonial legacies: Situating the science of pesticides, bananas and bodies in Ecuador” in Social Science & Medicine. Abstract: Pesticide-related health impacts in Ecuador’s banana industry illustrate the need to understand science’s social production in the context of major North-South inequities. This paper explores colonialism’s ongoing context specific relationships to […]

UPCOMING TALK: LEILA HARRIS TO SPEAK AT THE 2019 BC NURSES UNION HUMAN RIGHTS + EQUITY CONFERENCE

On November 29, 2019, Leila will speak at the British Columbia Nurses Union Human Rights and Equity Conference about the equity and governance considerations related to the human right to water. This year’s conference is focused on addressing climate change through the lens of nursing, advocacy and leadership. Details: Challenges related to the human right to […]

LEILA HARRIS TALKS TO THE PETER WALL INSTITUTE ABOUT THE SOCIAL CHALLENGES OF WATER INSECURITY

Over the summer, Leila talked to UBC’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies about the social challenges of water insecurity. Thinking beyond the physical and public health ramifications of water insecurity, Leila discusses her work investigating the effects access to water can have on social relationships and dynamics, and people’s emotional lives. Full video can […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO DACOTAH-VICTORIA ON HER UBC PUBLIC SCHOLAR AWARD AND MITACS-ACCELERATE RESEARCH AWARD!

EDGES member Dacotah-Victoria is a new UBC Public Scholar. Dacotah’s PSI (Public Scholars Initiative) award will support her co-designed community partner engagement project, “Examining the Museum of Rain Theatre project: Exploring narratives of water (in)security in British Columbia”. For this project, Dacotah is collaborating with the Vancouver based-theatre production company, The Only Animal to illuminate diverse experiences of […]

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