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PRENTICE INSTITUTE NEWS: MITACS Award to Prentice Institute Director and student

Congratulations to Dr. Lars Hallstrom and undergraduate student Peter Hurd-Watler, who have received a $60,000 MITACS Accelerate grant to support Peter’s research on political participation and blockchain. Their project is called “Social media with a purpose: Leveraging blockchain technology to create a new form of political communication amongst youth”.

Define the Decade Launch

The Business Council of Alberta released its Define the Decade report on Thursday, June 16th. From the University of Lethbridge website

"Dr. Lars Hallström, director of the Prentice Institute and University of Lethbridge political scientist, contributed to the report, which examines the state of Alberta and sets out a visionary plan to “create a good life for every Albertan.” The plan is the culmination of a landmark research and public consultation process that engaged thousands of Albertans from all walks of life."

Read the report here.

Pictured left to right: Jacob Higham, Josh Passey, Eileen Sowunmi, Brie Wilson, and Mikailla Holt.

PRENTICE INSTITUTE NEWS: Welcome to our new Summer Staff

The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy has hired five new Summer Staff members, including three interns (Mikailla Holt, Jacob Higham, and Josh Passey), as

well as two Research Assistants (Eileen Sowunmi and Brie Wilson) who will be assisting with Dr. Adebiyi Boco's SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant, entitled "Economic implications of the asocial society: a scoping review of loneliness among young adults across the life course".

Prentice Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Employment Opportunity

The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy has released its call for applications to the Postdoctoral Fellow position. 

Please see the official job posting.

Prentice Institute Director, Dr. Lars Hallstrom, in the news:

The Director for the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy has been featured in a Global News article on the rising inflation in Alberta.

Read the full story and watch the segment here.

University of Lethbridge Pride Events

The University of Lethbridge wishes to acknowledge and honour the diversity on campus under the them "Return to Pride", in part with a flag raising, which will take place at the University Bus Loop at 10:00 am on Monday, 20th June. Other Pride events include a virtual speaker event with Shawn Singer and University participation in a formal Pride Parade. 

IPCC Climate Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a new report on impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability in video form. 

Full Video

EYE Strategy Podcast: Yellow Fever

The WHO has released the latest episode of their Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics podcast, entitled "Urban outbreaks - a global risk".

Listen to the full episode here!

Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia Webinar

Join Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia for their wrap up of End Refugee Week webinar on 24th of June, at 9:00pm MDT/1:00pm AEST. The webinar will introduce Australia's new community sponsorship program for refugees.  

Register Here

Annual conference of the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association - 30th September - 2nd October, 2022

The APPSA has issued a call for papers for their 2022 conference, taking place this fall under their theme "Emergent-cies: Politics Today and Tomorrow". They invite "scholars, practitioners, activists, and students to submit paper, workshop, and panel proposals that explore this broadly described emergent politics of today and tomorrow theoretically, analytically, and empirically."

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