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FALL 2015 EVENTS

SEPT 10 | EXECUTIVE LECTURES SERIES  

GS Canada Ina. Celebration

RAGAN THEATER| 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Speaker: MARK PILLING  

UVU Executive Lecture Series

The Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University sponsors the weekly Reed and Christine Halladay Executive Lecture Series as a way to bridge the gap between the world of business and management education. Students in the Woodbury School of Business enroll in the Halladay Series as part of their business core.

All lectures are free and open to the public. We invite you to join us in this weekly dialog between academia and industry.

Lectures are held on Thursdays at 11:30am in the Ragan Theater.

 

SEPT 18 | INAUGURAL CELEBRATION 

GS Canada Ina. Celebration

LOCATION: CENTER STAGE | 2:00 PM

Program Details:

  • Hosted by:  Dr. Baldomero Lago, Sr. Director Office of International & Multicultural Studies


US National Anthem – Performed by Miles Knapp, freshman from Redlands, CA, Vocal Performance Major

Canada National Anthem – Performed by representatives of the UVU School of Music

  • Mr. Vance Gough, UVU School of Business
  • Dr. Baldomero Lago “Global Spotlight Presentation”


“La Complainte de la Butte” Performed by Dr. Douglas Smith

Dr.

  • Mrs. Kimberly Henrie, Governor’s Office of Economic Development Deputy Director and COO

  • Mr. Paul Campbell, Hon Consul of Canada
  • Mrs. Marcy Grossman, Consul General of Canada

First Nations Dance “Jingle & Hoop Dance” – Performed by Cultural Envoys Leadership Program native students

  • Dr. Fred White, UVU Vice President

“Case of You” Performed by Dr. Melissa Heath

SEPT 23 | THE WAR OF 1812


war of 1812

 

Friends, Foes and Neighbours: The War of 1812 - Canadian and American relationships in times of war and peace.

Speaker: 

Mr. Vance Gough, Assistant Professor - Management, UVU Woodbury School of Business

Abstract:

The War of 1812 was fundamental in shaping the Canada of today.  Let’s explore the facets of this “2nd Revolutionary War” to see how it came about and how it affects our two countries, even now.  We will look at the historical situations that caused the War, the changing tides of victory during the War and the resulting impacts that it has on both our nations. 

Biography: 

Mr. Vance Gough served 23 years as a commissioned Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy and two years as an Auxiliary Constable in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  He is an entrepreneur, who co-founded the Prairie Mill Bread Company.  This company was named one of the top bakeries in Canada in 1999. He also was heavily involved in the political process in Canada at both the provincial and national level.  He was Honorary Aide de Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. He has been a representative for the Government of Canada at many events and ceremonies, including a Royal visit. In addition, Vance served many years on the executive and Board of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Naval Officers Association of Canada. Vance was a lecturer and tenured professor at two Canadian universities for 19 years before coming to UVU’s Woodbury School of Business in 2014. He now serves as an Assistant Professor in the Entrepreneurship area. Vance has advanced degrees in Public Policy, Marketing, Finance and Entrepreneurship. He is currently completing his doctorate in Adult & Workplace Learning at the University of Calgary.

Location: SC 206A | Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50AM

The War of 1812 (which lasted from 1812 to 1814) was a military conflict between the United States and Great Britain.

 

OCT 8 | EXECUTIVE LECTURES SERIES

wheeler

RAGAN THEATER| 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Speaker: Paul Campbell – Wheelercat.com

Honorary Consul of Canada, State of Utah

Biography:

In addition to his duties as Honorary Consul of Canada for Utah representing the Canadian Government in trade and foreign affairs, Paul Campbell is Executive Vice President and co-owner of Wheeler Machinery Co., a Caterpillar dealer serving mining, traditional and green energy development and distribution, and construction markets in the Western United States and Canada. Wheeler Machinery Co. operates eleven facilities in Utah and Nevada and employs over 650 associates.

Paul has also served on the board of directors and as National Chairman of Associated Equipment Distributors, a construction dealer trade association covering the United States and Canada with over 1,200 member companies. Paul  has served on the Utah Board of Directors and executive committees for Associated General Contractors and the advisory board of Jacobsen Capital Management. Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors for busy.com (labor management app and software), started and manages SITECH Intermountain (drone, 3D imaging, and equipment management for construction and development), Solutions Financial Services, Pole Creek LLC (real estate development) and other start up ventures and foundations. Paul is also a Founder and Director of CAMP, Building Better Athletes, LLC. (developing high school, college, and professional athletes).

Paul graduated from University of Utah with a degree in Business Law and is a nationally licensed soccer coach, certified professional ski instructor, certified athletic trainer, and certified scuba diver.

Paul and his wife Debbie live in North Salt Lake, Utah and are the parents of four wonderful daughters.

UVU Executive Lecture Series

The Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University sponsors the weekly Reed and Christine Halladay Executive Lecture Series as a way to bridge the gap between the world of business and management education. Students in the Woodbury School of Business enroll in the Halladay Series as part of their business core.

All lectures are free and open to the public. We invite you to join us in this weekly dialog between academia and industry.

Lectures are held on Thursdays at 11:30am in the Ragan Theater.

OCT 28 | CANADA'S ROLE IN GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS

climate change

Location: LI 120 | Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50AM

Presenter: Dr. Russell Alan Williams

Russell Williams

Abstract: 

In the Fall of 2014, US President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a historic agreement to limit, and reduce, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of the UN led “Paris Climate Summit” talks slated for November 2015.  The deal promised to save the Paris process as the two most important participants were declaring they were “in” for a global climate treaty.  However the deal raises new challenges for many other participants in the process.

In Canada the deal was a surprise.  Similar to the US Canada had not been eager for a treaty on GHG emissions.  Canadian officials have traditionally tied participation to “what the US does”.  The US decision has forced Canada to come up with its own plan, challenging deep political divisions in the country. Indeed, the US-China deal may have finally exposed the real truth: despite what Canadian governments say about the reality of climate change, they are structurally unable to do much about it.

Biography

Dr. Russell Alan Williams is an associate professor of political science at Memorial University, Canada. His research focuses on the intersection between international political economy and public policy in the areas of financial services regulation, the management of trade disputes, and climate change policy. 

Personal Website: For complete information regarding Dr. William’s Research and Teaching

 

NOV 2 | PIANIST STEVE BOUDREAU

pianist Steve Boudreau

GT 507 | 7:30PM | FREE ADMISSION

Global Spotlight Canada presents pianist Steve Boudreau, an Ottawa-based musician who specializes in jazz and popular music. Mr. Boudreau has toured North America with multiple musical productions and has performed as both leader and sideman at various Canadian jazz festivals. The concert will feature music by fellow Canadians Oscar Peterson, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley and Feist.

WEBSITE: STEVE BOUDREAU MUSIC

NOV 11 | WANDERING THE RUINS OF BUDAPEST - SIEGE 13


Location: LI 120 | Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50AM

Speaker: Tamas Dobozy

Reading and a Q&A session:

Tamas Dobozy’s book of linked short stories, Siege 13, dwells on the legacy of the Siege of Budapest, which took place between December 1944 and March 1945, and involved the clash between Fascist and Soviet forces. During this time the capital of Hungary had not been evacuated, and the local civilian population, as well as refugees streaming in from the east, were caught in the middle of one of the deadliest conflicts of the Second World War. Dobozy’s stories tell of the moment of the siege, but also its effect on three generations of Hungarians—those who lived through the events, and their children and grandchildren, many of whom grew up as first- and second-generation immigrants in Canada and the US. Dobozy will introduce the historical context, providing background to the stories, read excerpts, and answer questions related to the work and to the writing of short fiction more generally.

Tamas Dobozy has published more than fifty works of short fiction in journals such as GrantaAgniFictionOne Story, and Alaska Quarterly Review. In 2011, he was awarded a PEN/O. Henry Prize for "The Restoration of the Villa Where Tíbor Kálmán Once Lived," a story included in Siege 13. He was also awarded the inaugural Fulbright Research Chair in Creative Writing at New York University in 2009. Dobozy lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. (milkweed)

NOV 13-14 | FIRST NATIONS & NATIVE AMERICAN POW WOW

GS Canada powwow

UVU POW WOW SCHEDULE (click to find out)

 
The UVU Native Wolverine Association Club will be sponsoring the 2015 UVU Pow Wow in the Grande Ballroom November 13th and 14th, in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month. Traditional Native American dances, art, crafts and food will be featured and all are invited to share in and experience the culture of various First Nation and Native American tribes.

Event Time:

Friday, November 13 - 6pm (Grand Entry) - 11:00pm
Saturday, November 14 - 12pm (Grand Entry) - 5pm; 6pm (Grand Entry) - 11:30pm
 

Presentation by UVU Native American Initiative - Multicultural Student Services

NOV 23 | ICE BREAKER JAZZ FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT  

GS Canada Ina. Celebration

RAGAN THEATER | 7:30PM 

In collaboration with UVU's Global Spotlight program, this concert will feature a performance of Gentle Piece, a beautiful composition by Canadian composer and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler. Born in Toronto in 1930, Wheeler moved to London as a young man and built his early career performing in dance bands and recording commercial jingles. A late-bloomer, it wasn't until he reached the age of 40 that his creative forces really began to take shape, beginning with collaborations with some of the major innovators of the free jazz movement and culminating in a prolific output of original compositions that showcased his unique and distinctive blend of lyricism and complexity. Wheeler died in 2014 at the age of 84, widely remembered as one of the great jazz composers of the last six decades.

Tickets available at uvu.edu/arts 801-863-7529.

 

DEC 1 | THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Woodbury Business School

Location: SC 206B | Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50AM

Speaker: 

Dr. Peter Robinson - Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship Business Management Department

Title: 

Through the Looking Glass: Perceptions of Canadian and US Culture viewed through satire and humor

Abstract:

This session will explore the perceptions and misperceptions of using humor.  Canadian satire offers a unique view of how the Canadians view themselves and their neighbors to the south.  At the same time there is a misperceptions about US and Canadian culture that can be highlighted by popular tv shows and performing groups.

SPRING 2016 EVENTS

JAN 21 | THE UNCONSCIOUS IN QUEBEC

The Unconscious in Quebec

SC 213B | 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Academic Lecture: The Unconscious in Quebec

Abstract:

While psychoanalysis in the United States has largely been disregarded in favor of psychotherapy and pharmaceuticals, it remains alive and well in many parts of the world. Quebec City, in particular, is home to an innovative group of practicing Freudian analysts, known as GIFRIC, who have demonstrated that the unconscious remains a relevant category through which to explore the dynamics of the human mind. This presentation will introduce GIFRIC, its clinical orientation, and its strategic elaboration of the ethical and political implications of psychoanalysis.


Biography:

Nathan Gorelick

Nathan Gorelick

Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair of English and Literature at Utah Valley University. His work has appeared in several journals of literary theory, Continental philosophy, and psychoanalysis, including CR: The New Centennial ReviewSCTIW ReviewTheory & Event, and Umbr(a): A Journal of the Unconscious. He is also co-editor-in-chief of the journal Provocations, a companion publication to the University of Nebraska Press book series of the same name. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and has completed the six-year Training Seminar in Clinical Lacanian Psychoanalysis from GIFRIC in Quebec City, Canada.


 

JAN 27 | UTAH - CANADA TRADING RELATIONSHIP 

Utah - Canada Trading

SC 213B | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Executive Lecture: The Importance and the Economic Impact of the Utah - Canada Trading Relationship 

Abstract:

In addition to speaking about the economic relationship between Utah and Canada, the presenters will also be open to incorporating other aspects of Canada into the presentation such as the recent election results, vision of the new government in Canada, NAFTA, clean energy, as well as any other topics that may be of interest to students and faculty at UVU. 

Did you know: 

  • Toronto based Redline Communications is connecting Utah passengers with free WiFi access aboard FrontRunner commuter trains
  • Utah exports pasta, processed/frozen foods, meat
  • Canada exports live cattle, pork, vegetables to Utah
  • 7% of Utah exports to Canada come from the agriculture industry
  • Tourism is key bi-national industry for Utah and Canada 

  • In 2013, 83,500 Utahans visited Canada and 319,300 Canadians visited Utah, infusing over $100 million into the local economy

 

Biography:

David Smith

David SmithDavid Smith is the Trade Commissioner responsible for the technology and infrastructure sectors at the Consulate General of Canada located in Denver.  David is responsible for Canada-U.S. trade/commerce relations in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.

Prior to working at the Canadian Consulate, David worked for 8 years at PeopleSoft and ORACLE as a software engineer and software application trainer. David supports Canadian companies’ international growth plans by providing market intelligence, generating qualified business leads, and organizing cross-border networking programs such as trade missions, seminars, and B2B events.

David received his Masters of Business Administration in International Business from the University of Colorado, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Brigham Young University.  David is also bilingual in French and English after having spent two years living in Belgium and France.

 

Jérôme Pischella

Jérôme PischellaJérôme Pischella has been Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate of Canada in Denver, Colorado since July 2014, overseeing Canadian interests in Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Wyoming and Montana.

Jérôme was Counsellor, Science and Technology at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, from September 2010 to June 2014. In this capacity, he specialized in facilitating innovation links between Canada and the United States, whether for the government, the private sector or academia.

He spent the 2 previous years in Rabat, Morocco as Senior Trade Commissioner and director of the trade section, with a focus on aerospace, agriculture and education promotion.

Jérôme has over 17 years of experience working with Canadian exporters and innovators. Prior to joining Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, he worked for 7 years with Export Development Canada, most notably as a Small Business specialist. Jérôme holds a BA in International Commerce from ESCM (Poitiers, France) and a MA in International Business Analysis from Leicester University, UK. 


 

FEB 4 | EPIDEMIOLOGY OF TOBACCO

epidemiology

SC 206B | 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Academic Lecture: Epidemiology of Tobacco

Abstract:

Unless a significant portion of current smokers quit, tobacco use will cause approximately one billion deaths in this century – mostly in low and middle income countries. By contrast, there were "only" 100 million tobacco deaths in the 20th century. The use of effective tobacco control policies (including taxation, regulation, and education) is now common in high-income countries, but is not regularly implemented in low and middle-income countries, where 80% of the world’s 1.3 billion smokers live. Professor Prabhat Jha will discuss ways to accelerate tobacco control in developing countries through evidence-based approaches. He will describe the:

  • epidemiology of tobacco-related diseases and mortality;
  • contribution of smoking to social inequalities in mortality;
  • taxation and regulation policies for tobacco; and
  • strategic monitoring and evaluation of tobacco control programs.

Biography:

Prabhat Jha

Prabhat Jha

 

 

 

Professor Prabhat Jha has been a key figure in epidemiology and economics of global health for the past decade. He is the University of Toronto Endowed Professor in Disease Control and Canada Research Chair at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the founding Director of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael's Hospital. 

Professor Jha is a lead investigator of the Million Death Study in India, which quantifies the causes of premature mortality in over 2 million homes from 19972014. He is coinvestigator of the Disease Control Priorities Network and the author of several influential books on tobacco control, including two that helped enable a global treaty on tobacco control, now signed by over 180 countries. He has published widely on tobacco and disease control. 

Earlier, Professor Jha served as Senior Scientist for the World Health Organization, where he co-led the work on health and poverty for the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health. Previous to this, he headed the World Bank team responsible for developing the Second National HIV/AIDS Control Program in India.

Notable recognitions include an Officer of the Order of Canada (2012) for services to global health and epidemiology, Luther Terry Award for Research on Tobacco Control (2012), The Globe and Mail 25 Transformational Canadians (2010), Top 40 Canadians under Age 40 Award 2004) and the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2004). Professor Jha holds an M.D. from the University of Manitoba and a D.Phil. from Oxford University, where he studied as a Canadian Rhodes Scholar.

 

FEB 18 | CANADA & OTHER PARTS OF THE ATLANTIC WORLD

GS Canada Ina. Celebration

SC 213B | 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Academic Lecture: Canada & Other Parts of the Atlantic World

Abstract:

During and after the American Revolutionary War, several thousand Black Loyalists, people of African descent who were loyal to the British during the Revolution, settled in Nova Scotia. Several thousand more former slaves and free blacks from the Caribbean and the United States joined them between the 1790s into the early 1800s. The black Nova Scotians formed an independent society with a strong network of churches and an emerging sense of a shared identity. Some of these black Canadians became one of the first groups sent by British humanitarians to settle the colony of Sierra Leone on the West African coast in the early 1800s. The descendants of those who remained in Canada form part of today’s black Nova Scotian population, and the black colonists who traveled to Africa, known even after their arrival as “Nova Scotians,” formed a distinct group that played an important role in the colony and later the independent country of Sierra Leone. The talk will focus on the Canadian part of the story, in keeping with the Global Spotlight theme, but I will also emphasize what this story adds to our understanding of the American Revolution, the Atlantic slave trade, the colonization of West Africa, and the current demographics of Canada and Sierra Leone.


Biography:

Jenna NigroJenna Nigro  

 

Historian of modern France and Senegal. Her research and teaching focus on the history of global connections, exchanges, and power relations, in particular modern European imperialism. Her current book project is a study of French experimentation with various colonial practices in Senegal from 1763 to 1870. Professor Nigro teaches courses in world history, modern European history, and African history and serves as the faculty advisor for UVU's History Club.


 

MAR 1 | "OH, CANADA"

Oh, Canada, UVU

CENTRE STAGE | 7:30PM

Music Performance: UVU All-Star line up of Students & Professors

Abstract: 

Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Celine Dion, Rufus Wainwright, Tegan and Sara, Drake, Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams, Alanis Morissette, Michael Buble, K.D. Lang, & Justin Bieber—All CANADIAN!

UVU’s Commercial Music Area presents an All-Star line up of Students & Professors paying tribute to Canada’s Billion Dollar Music Industry.

With table seating and light h’orderves in UVU's Centre Stage, this is a posh night out not to be missed!


Biography: 

Dr. Julie AugerDoug Smith 

Assistant Professor and Percussion Area Coordinator at Utah Valley University and an active freelance musician in Salt Lake City with groups like the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. A few highlights of past experiences include performing as Principal Timpanist with the Tucson Symphony for five seasons and earning the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona under the direction of Norman Weinberg and Gary Cook. Prior to Tucson, Smith taught at the St Louis Symphony Community Music School for three years while maintaining an active freelance schedule with the St Louis Symphony and other professional ensembles. Before St Louis, he completed the Master of Music degree at Rice University under the direction of Richard Brown. Mr. Brown was a true mentor and opened many doors including an invitation to record the Bartók Sonata. While in Houston, Smith also performed as an extra percussionist with the Houston Symphony and as soloist after winning their annual concerto competition. The Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees were earned at University of Central Missouri where Smith studied with Michael Sekelsky and, as a high school student, Carol Helble.


 

MAR 2 | IRREDUCTIBLES QUEBECOIS: FRENCH IN QUEBEC IN THE 21st CENTURY

Canada Quebec Flags

SC 213A | 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Academic Lecture: Irréductibles Québécois: French in Québec in the 21st century

Abstract: 

In the midst of a continent where English has come to dominate the linguistic landscape, one can still find over a half million speakers of French.  While many of them live in isolated locations and have experienced the effects of language contact and language shift, there is one territory where French enjoys a relatively privileged situation: Québec.  In this lecture, I will briefly discuss the historical presence of French in North America, highlighting the existence of two separate groups with distinct histories and linguistic varieties.  I will then provide an overview of the main characteristics that distinguish Québec French from what can be called standard French.  Finally, I will discuss the language policies of Québec: why they were needed, what they are, and whether they have improved the linguistic rights of the French-speaking majority of the province.


Biography: 

Dr. Julie AugerJulie Auger

I have always been interested in describing what I call real language, that is, language used by real people in their daily lives. My research on colloquial Québec French, my native variety, has led to the discovery of Picard, an endangered language spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium. This language, which is very closely related to French and shares many characteristics with Québec French, nevertheless contains many features that may very well be unique within the Gallo-Romance family. Consequently, in the past ten years, I have devoted a significant portion of my research program to collecting oral and written data and analyzing Picard phonological and grammatical structures.

In addition to courses on French linguistics (dialectology and sociolinguistics, phonology, and morphology) and general linguistics (sociolinguistics, variation, and language and gender), I teach a course entitled Francophonie nord-américaine. This undergraduate course, which I created and taught for the first time in 2003, discusses the history, the culture, and the language spoken by the various French-speaking communities that are found in North America.


 

MAR 20 | GOING TO A TOWN: A TRIBUTE TO RUFUS WAINWRIGHT 

Going to a Town: A tribute to Rufus Wainwright

METRO BAR (SLC)  | 8:00PM

Music Performance: Going to a Town: A tribute to Rufus Wainwright

Abstract:

 

"Pinocchio’s now a boy who wants to turn back into a toy.”  This is but one of the strangely vivid imageries Rufus Wainwright paints into his diverse body of repertoire.

Joining forces with an array of local classical and pop musicians, singer/percussionist Doug Smith presents acoustic and electric covers paying tribute to this uber-talented Canadian musician.

$5 presale $10 at the door

For more information, contact Doug Smith.


Biography:

Dr. Julie Auger

 

 

Doug Smith 

 

Assistant Professor and Percussion Area Coordinator at Utah Valley University and an active freelance musician in Salt Lake City with groups like the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. A few highlights of past experiences include performing as Principal Timpanist with the Tucson Symphony for five seasons and earning the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona under the direction of Norman Weinberg and Gary Cook. Prior to Tucson, Smith taught at the St Louis Symphony Community Music School for three years while maintaining an active freelance schedule with the St Louis Symphony and other professional ensembles. Before St Louis, he completed the Master of Music degree at Rice University under the direction of Richard Brown. Mr. Brown was a true mentor and opened many doors including an invitation to record the Bartók Sonata. While in Houston, Smith also performed as an extra percussionist with the Houston Symphony and as soloist after winning their annual concerto competition. The Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees were earned at University of Central Missouri where Smith studied with Michael Sekelsky and, as a high school student, Carol Helble.


 

APR 20 | THE "PRESIDENTIALIZATION" OF CANADIAN ELECTIONS 

The “Presidentialization”  of Canadian Elections?

SC 206B | 9:00AM

Academic Lecture: The “Presidentialization” of Canadian Elections? 

Abstract:

 
Did Canadian voters choose Trudeau in 2015, or did they choose the Liberal Party? Did American voters choose Obama in 2012, or did they choose to be led by a Democrat? We know voters think about candidates when they elect the president: they place a mark next to their preferred candidate’s name on the ballot. But in Canada? No such direct link exists between voters and leadership candidates. Canada is so close to the United States, but operates with a completely different political system. What is the relationship between voters and party leaders in the Canadian context? Do party leaders in Canada matter? How and why? And has this relationship changed over time? Are we seeing the “presidentialization” of Canadian elections? In this presentation, Bittner assesses the role of leaders in Canadian elections over time, comparing Canadians’ attitudes towards party leaders with what we see in the United States.

Biography:

Amanda Bittner

Dr. Amanda Bittner

 
 
 

 

 

Amanda Bittner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Memorial University, Canada. She studies elections, voting, and public opinion. 

Her broad research interests include the effects of knowledge and information on voter decision-making, as well as the institutional and structural incentives affecting voting behavior in both Canadian and comparative contexts. She is best known for her cross-national research on the role of party leaders in elections.


 

APR 21 | CLOSING SOCIAL 

UVU SA

SC Centre Stage | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT CANADA CLOSING SOCIAL WITH THE UVU SA 

What is UVUSA?

UVU SAUVUSA stands for Utah Valley University Student Association. We're students fighting for students!

Through UVUSA you can make a difference on campus. Students are able to participate as a student council member, department representative, student activities committee member, or get involved with clubs. Through these leadership roles students are able to develop essential life skills such as time management, delegation, and accountability.

Students are also able to gain a greater understanding of volunteerism, civic engagement, and citizenship. Student Council members participate in various campus committees representing the student voice. Student Council coordinates student initiatives, participate in student processes, and also facilitates student fee hearings.