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In recent years, anisotropic electronic phases have been discovered in a variety of strongly correlated quantum materials. Borrowing language from the field of soft condensed matter physics, such phases are referred to as electronic nematic phases when they are driven by electron correlations and break a discrete rotational symmetry of the crystal lattice without further breaking translational symmetry. In this talk I'll outline a new technique that we have developed based on elastoresistance measurements, which probes an associated quantity, the nematic susceptibility.

Internationally, India is seen as an emerging power. It’s the world’s largest democracy, the fifth largest economy and a global information and communication technology leader. India represents tremendous economic potential, however it also holds the dubious position as having the most number of poor people – just over half the population (or 650 million people) are deemed poor by the Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013. In 2016 Prime Minister Modi declared: “India is ready for a war on poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, infant mortality and maternal deaths.”

Jennifer Zilm writes poems. These can be found in print journals, on internet or you can just ask her, she’ll hook you up. She is the author of the chapbooks The Whole and Broken Yellows (Frog Hollow Press, 2013) and October Notebook (dancing girl press, 2013). Waiting Room (BookThug, 2016) is her first full-length collection.

Jennifer Zilm writes poems. These can be found in print journals, on internet or you can just ask her, she’ll hook you up. She is the author of the chapbooks The Whole and Broken Yellows (Frog Hollow Press, 2013) and October Notebook (dancing girl press, 2013). Waiting Room (BookThug, 2016) is her first full-length collection.

The 2011 Stanley Cup riots have been described as one of the largest crime sprees in Vancouver: 12 businesses damaged, 122 vehicles damaged or destroyed, 52 assaults, 1035 emergency personnel called to action, estimated financial loss of $3.78 million. 284 accused pleaded guilty, and nine of the 10 who went to trial were convicted.

Lisa Freeman will discuss the changing role of public libraries in the context of urban governance. Public libraries in Canada are increasingly being compared to public spaces for multiple and diverse publics. In her work, Lisa asks how the publicness of the library is performed in the context of austerity measures and municipal governance. This research raises important questions about the role of citizen boards in governing changing public spaces in our cities. Frank Cunningham will respond to Lisa and instigate a discussion with her and the audience.

Displacement and dispossessions are convulsing cities across the globe, becoming the dominant urban narratives of our time. In What a City Is For, Hern uses the case of Albina— the one major Black neighbourhood in Portland - as well as similar instances in New Orleans and Vancouver, to investigate gentrification in the twenty-first century. Hern questions the notions of development, private property, and ownership, arguing that home ownership drives inequality. How can we reimagine the city as a post-ownership, post-sovereign space?

Why is that so many people are much more likely to accept a radical other in a form of a pet, while
rejecting or marginalizing a fellow human being only because she/he may look or act/perform slightly different? What is the parallel between the discourses on stray dogs, matters out of place, and social categories that are deemed marginal or undesirable? Why to many among us, are stray dogs not acceptable while homelessness is?

Speaker: Alexandru Balescu (and respondents)

An utopian/anti-utopian opposition persists today in virtually all domains of urban theory and practice with nuances and a variety of attempts to supersede it. On the occasion of this anniversary the Simon Fraser Urban Studies Program and the Institute for the Humanities are organizing a panel to initiate discussion on aspects of utopianism today with specific, but not exclusive, reference to its urban incarnations, including in the Lower mainland.

Wondering why and how to integrate open educational resources (OER) in your classroom? Want to find out more about current OER-related initiatives here at SFU ?