Program 2019-2020

Fall 2019

Politics and the City


September 19: The 2019 Federal Election and the Political Stakes for Canadian Cities

Laurel Collins (NDP Candidate for Victoria Electoral District), Racelle Kooy (Green Party Candidate for Victoria Electoral District), Nikki Macdonald (Liberal Party Candidate for Victoria Electoral District), and Jordan Reichert (Animal Protection Party Candidate for Victoria Electoral District).

October 17: Ethnicity and Conflict in Iraq's Oil City: A History of Kirkuk

Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Washington

November 21: The Politics of Racism and Urban Decline in the American Rust Belt

Jason Hackworth, Professor, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto



Spring 2020

Changing Memoryscapes in the City


January 23: Monumental Changes: Finding Meaning in Monuments and the Controversies Surrounding Them

Emma Renaerts, School of Journalism, University of British Columbia

February 20: Memories in Stone: Confronting Colonial Monuments

Nadine Nakagawa, City Councillor, City of New Westminster

April 2: More Than Just an Urban Travel Guide: The Negro Motorist Green Book as Archive, Map, and Memorial

Derek Alderman, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee

***NOTE: The City Talks lecture by Derek Alderman scheduled for April 2 was cancelled due to a travel advisory issued by the speaker's university as a result of COVID-19.***