Second International Conference on the Arts in Society
August 21 - 24, 2007
Visit website for conference details: http://a07.cgpublisher.com/welcome.html
"What is the value – to the humanities and to society – of more open scholarly communication? Open access removes barriers. I find this very politically attractive. The sharing of knowledge it allows helps us get at economic inequities – experienced both by smaller academic institutions and, of course, by developing countries. Everybody wins. More access and resource sharing lead to a democratized diffusion of knowledge. "
The centre's main goals are:
• To provide an interdepartmental structure for community-university partnerships in research and field development.
• To provide a forum for the discussion of interdisciplinary issues related to learning in community and global transformation.
• To provide a means for faculty and students to participate in specific networks requiring membership from a community-university base...
• To support interdepartmental instruction in Transformative Learning Studies and related areas.
"Transformative learning helps us understand the world in a different way, changing the way we experience it and the way we act in our day-to-day lives. Transformative learning has an individual and a collective dimension, and includes both individual and social transformation.
In the Transformative Learning Centre we are inspired by the notion of grounded hope. We believe that one of the best ways to predict the future is to actively create it, moving together towards our collective visions by developing viable alternatives that recognize the limitations and possibilities (especially the possibilities!) of each particular context."
Above excerpts from http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca/about.html#contact
The following information was sent to us by
Michelle Currie M.Ed. , our Ontario based student regional liaison representative for CCAHTE Journal.
PARTICIPATE, MEDITATE, CREATE
with Michelle Currie M.Ed.
Participate, Meditate, Create is an experiential workshop that explores the use of Meditative Arts (meditation and art) as a tool for social change.
Date & Time:
Friday, June 22nd 6:00-8:00
Saturday, June 23rd 1:00-4:00
Facilitator: Michelle Currie is a graduate of the Masters of Education Program at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, where she focused on the use of meditation and the arts for personal growth, social change and environmental consciousness.
Transformative Learning Centre (Room 7-165)
Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Ontario Institute of Studies in Education
University of Toronto (OISE/UT) Fax (416) 926-4749
Email for info: Michelle Currie: firstname.lastname@example.org
More info: Transformative Learning Centre
I was pleased to see one of the featured speakers at this year's Congress will be John Willinsky, Pacific Press Professor of Literacy and Technology at the University of British Columbia and author of Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED and a developer of Open Journals Systems software.
"The artist gives thought form, the form informs the artist and creative dynamic is set in motion."
Born in the shield country of northern Ontario, Kelly has an extensive background in the archaeology and ethnography of Canada’s indigenous peoples.
For more information contact Robert Kelly at email@example.com
Cyborg Science and Virtual Materialities in Literature and FilmJanuary 31 - February 3, 2008
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"I am undertaking my PhD at Melbourne University
in the dilemmas around working with multiple voices
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with a focus on community arts projects. I am still
in the process of developing the methodology
and I came across your journal and it looks like
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to review our recent March 07 issue "Medicine, Arts and Education"
Cancer has a face and a story in
"The Eye of the Dragon"
I attended a women's conference outside London, Ontario
today and had an opportunity to hear author, speaker and cancer survivor, Carolyn Parks speak about her book, "The Eye of the Dragon" and her experiences as a member of Calgary's first dragon boat racing team. The team, aptly named,"Sistership" was made up of women living with breast cancer. During six years of hard work and commitment, Sistership enjoyed success within the community as well as in many competitions.
In 2001 the team succeeded once again with
"The Beauty of Life Calendar"...a message of hope and enlightenment for those coping with the disease as patients or caregivers. But this was no ordinary calendar. The courageous team members of Sistership tastefully reveal both body and spirit in moving photographs by Alexis Wandler
"the camera's lens captured the spirit and beauty of the
women of Sistership...their resilience and strength while living with cancer."
Carolyn Park's book The Eye of the Dragon tells the true stories of
the women featured in the Beauty of Life Calendar. A selection of Wandler's photos are also featured. "To read this book is to learn that women are more than
their breasts, that women in midlife are sensuous and lush
creatures and that cancer has a face and a story."
Jan Koopmans, MSW, RSW, Adjunct Assistant Professor,
University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, writes,
"I have recommended The Eye of the Dragon" to women
newly diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as long term survivors
and their families.
They tell me they feel encouraged and strengthened by the stories. A diagnosis of breast cancer is not necessary to appreciate this book. We can all be inspired by Carolyn and her "calendar girl" support team."
More about The Eye of the Dragon by Carolyn Parks
More about photographer Alexis Wandler
This report summarizes the discussions at The National Art Centre Roundtable on mental health and the arts that took place September 27, 2006.
Read more and see roundtable recommendations: