Prof. Yves Tiberghien comments on the implications of Huawei, ZTE ban in Canada
The recent Huawei and ZTE bans could further strain the Chinese-Canadian relationship, both politically and economically. “There have been signals that this decision has been coming for years,” Prof. Tiberghien said. “This will not be a shock to the system. If anything it will be a ripple in the bigger picture.”
PhD Candidate Martina Zago receives SSHRC funding for project investigating historical European definitions of “civilization”
Martina’s dissertation explores European debates over civilization, barbarism, and savagery in relation to extra-European states and peoples during the age of ‘modern Orientalism,’ 1798-1945. She argues some of the most interesting meaning-makers in this context were visual artists who took to heart the task of defining and contesting the boundaries of what was then considered civilized, barbarous, and savage.
Prof. Jenny Peterson awarded funding for Intergenerational Connections & Futures for Afghan Scholars Program
Part of the $1.096 million dollar grant from the International Development Research Centre will go towards connecting Afghan students with Afghan scholars and activists to discuss possible ‘pathways’ for a socio-politically forward looking Afghanistan through Dr. Jenny Peterson's “Intergenerational Connections and Futures” project.