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Native Science and Colonialism - HOSTCon Keynote

  • KTS Red Room, New Academic Building, University of King's College 6350 Coburg Road Halifax, NS, B3H 2A1 Canada (map)

DAY 1 OF HOSTCON 2019! At 7:30 pm on Friday, March 1st, the wonderful Dr. Jonathan Ferrier will be delivering the keynote address on native science, conservation, and the history of colonialism on Turtle Island. Discussions of these topics are rarely had and sorely needed -- in science, as in all fields of study, we have a responsibility to challenge colonialism and question dominant ways of thinking.

Dr. Ferrier's talk will be followed by a reception in the Wilson Common Room with food and drinks (please bring an ID if you plan on drinking alcohol). Come on out to (1) learn something important, (2) chat with tons of cool people, and (3) just have a grand ol' time.

In parallel to the events, the King’s History of Science and Technology Society will be fundraising for the Mi'kmaq Child Development Centre Pow Wow. A donation box will be set up at the entrance of the lecture hall for the duration of the conference - so if you are interested in donating, please bring some change! Donations are not mandatory, but certainly appreciated.