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Récit composé par Alex Michelet (1885-1979) à l'aube de sa vie, « La grande épinettière » raconte l'histoire d'une jeune institutrice d'ascendance française, Jeanne, qui se trouve affectée dans un petit village de l'Ouest canadien au tournant des années 1915-1920. En apparence anodin, ce récit...
At-promise Students: a study of urban student learning in Alberta within the context of science educationDownload
As teachers and educators, we have power, be it destructive or supportive. As such, we have a duty to our students to understand their complexities. The purpose of my research which utilizes a Constructivist Grounded Theory methodology by means of a case study approach in the context of science...
This project seeks to answer two pivotal questions: How does Frantz Fanon think about history, and how might we critically apply his philosophy of history today? In answering the former, I devote the first chapter to a close reading of Fanon’s work, arguing that Fanon offers a philosophy of...
Governing through developmentality: the politics of international aid reform and the (re)production of power, neoliberalism and neocolonial interventions in GhanaDownload
The international donor community led by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has in the last decade or so intensified and consolidated its promotion of ‘poverty reduction’ as the central focus of international aid. The two institutions claim that this new approach is...
SSHRC Awarded CG 2013: Le Québec, comme le Canada britannique, a une importante tradition d'intellectuels publics. Au cours des trois dernières décennies, au Québec, le plus important sans doute de ces intellectuels a été Gérard Bouchard. Que ce soit par ses travaux en histoire sociale,...
Aboriginal populations constitute one of the largest ethnic populations in Canada. After initial contact with Europeans, these populations were frequently subjected to colonial treatment, including the creation of residential schools. The purpose of colonial treatment was to assimilate Aboriginal...
Postwar Iraq (2003-2016): A Postcolonial Grassroots Approach to the Failure of "Democratic Nation-Building"Download
The “democratic nation-building” project implemented in Iraq after the American-led invasion and occupation in 2003 has failed by any measure of the concept. The country is unstable; the central government does not provide social services or security. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)...
The goal of this study is to critically examine health information sources in order to determine whether Aboriginal women are represented in these resources, and if so, how they are being presented. This research is intended to illuminate the practices around the construction of information, and...
The Islamic State in Context: A Postcolonial Approach to Understanding of its Emergence in Iraq and SyriaDownload
The Islamic State (IS) is a militant Salafi-jihadist organization that remains adamant about dismantling the Iraqi-Syrian border and restoring an Islamic caliphate. The organization’s significant territorial conquests and its brutality, in the form of beheadings, crucifications, and suicide...