University of Alberta’s
INTERNATIONAL WEEK January 28 – February 1, 2002

INFO: http://www.international.ualberta.ca / Phone: (780) 492-2692

“Living as if the Planet Matters”

The 17th annual International Week includes over 50 events examining the many facets of social and ecological sustainability and sustainable development in both local and international contexts. The Week features keynote speakers each evening and wraps up with a lively drumming concert, “Rhythms of the Planet.”

A one day forum on Monday, January 28, “Global Water Crises: We Are All Downstream,” will explore the dimensions of the water crises we are facing. Experts and activists from Canada and abroad will focus on issues of health, water quality, water rights and conflict over water.

Monday evening’s keynote speakers will discuss “Living as if WaterMatters.” Featured are Dr. David Schindler, Killam Memorial Professor of Ecology at the University of Alberta, limnologist and recent winner of the prestigious $1 million Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering; and Maude Barlow, Volunteer Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. Tuesday, Allan Wolf Leg will highlight the Siksika, or Blackfoot, worldview on the state of being, the relationship of space and history, and the interrelationship of all elements.

Wednesday evening’s program, “Living as if Forests Matter,” brings us some of the world’s leading forestry activists: Randy Hayes, the Founder and Director of the Rainforest Action Network based in San Francisco, and Colleen McCrory, Executive Director of the Valhalla Wilderness Society and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize (the environmental equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize).

“Protecting the Planet: Options for Action” on Thursday evening features Isabel Altamirano, discussing options utilized by Indigenous peoples in Mexico, Dr. Virginia Cawagas, reflecting on People Power Philippine style, and Andrew Nikiforuk, author of “Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil.” And not to be missed — music and poetry from the Radical Cheerleaders and the Raging Grannies.

The Week spotlights a range of musicians from opening events in HUB Mall on January 25 to the wrap up concert. Performers include the University of Alberta’s West African Music Ensemble and Asani, an Aboriginal women’s vocal ensemble.

Friday evening’s percussion concert, “Rhythms of the Planet,” features the Okoto Dancers (African), Capoeira (Brazilian), Viajante Drumming Ensemble (Latin-American), Buffalo Tail Productions (Aboriginal) and the Drumcan Man who recently set a new speed world drumming record. Tickets for the concert are $8 for students and $10 for others available mid-January.

And there is so much more — a found objects fashion show on January 23, a film from the Global Visions Festival, a story told by Gandalf the Wizard, the International Week Quiz, trash crafting and straw bale construction! Check it out by picking up a program guide at Gateway distribution points, Students’ Union info booths and public libraries, on-line at http://www.international.ualberta.ca or by phoning (780) 492-2692.

NOTE: All but two events are free of charge. Everyone is welcome. International Week 2002 is co-ordinated by the International Centre, University of Alberta and sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Environmental Research and Studies Centre, the Students’ Union, the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), World University Service of Canada (WUSC), HUB Mall, and VUE Weekly.

Nancy Hannemann, Global Education Program Coordinator
International Centre – University of Alberta Campus, 172 HUB International
E-mail: Nancy.Hannemann@ualberta.ca
Phone: (780) 492-5962 / Fax: (780) 492-1134
WEB SITE: http://www.international.ualberta.ca

Big Alberta Sky – Pictures of Home

This exhibition of photography curated by Calgary artist Wendi Jenkins, presents the work of 3 locally based photographers representing a wide spectrum of photographic practice. Bradford Uphill, who holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, approaches the medium from a largely conceptual standpoint. Todd Korol has worked in advertising for a diverse clientele, with his work appearing in many national and international publications from Time and MacLean’s to National Geographic and Saturday Night Magazine. Mike Drew’s career has roots in journalism – he is currently a columnist and photographer with the Calgary Sun.

In this show, these artists explore notions of home as located in the landscape and country life of this province. Drew and Korol present iconic and distorted views of the hero of the modern west – the cowboy, while Uphill extends and fragments the rural landscape. These diverse “pictures of home” encourage the viewer to consider the photographer as the true lens of the camera.

On view at

The Untitled Arts Society Gallery
At 319 – 10th Avenue SW – 4th Floor

January 6th to January 26th, 2002

Gallery hours: Friday and Saturday, Noon to 5pm
Otherwise, Viewing by Appointment

Opening Reception (artists in attendance)
Thursday, January 10th, 8 pm

Everyone Welcome. Enter at door in back alley.

For More Information or Viewing by appointment, Contact the curator at 714-7186 or Untitled Art Society at 262-7911 (please leave a message).


Up coming shows in the Main Gallery:

“Pieces of a Picture”
By Ryan Hamilton and Tanya Mastrobuono
Untitled Arts Society +15 Window
225 – 8th Ave. SE (West end of Performing Arts Centre corridors, 2nd Floor)
On view from December 1st, 2001 to January 31st, 2002

This collaborative show presents a whimsical series of collages by Ryan Hamilton and Tanya Mastrobuono, the former a University of Calgary Fine Arts graduate, and the latter, soon to be. Random, discarded, leftover puzzle pieces are the key constituents of these light-hearted mixed media works. From this starting point these artists looked for surprising and unexpected ways to take the familiar and remake it as something new. Imaginary landscapes and flights of fancy result, as these recombinant puzzles show traces of their process of exploration, and the marks of the artists’ hands.

The artists will be in attendance at the opening reception. All are welcome. For more information please contact the artists @ 340-3970 (Tanya) or 289-6743 (Ryan) or Untitled @ 262-7911 (leave a message).

Untitled Art Society +15 Window Space in the Performing Arts Centre
PIECES OF A PICTURE: Ryan Hamilton and Tanya Mastrobuono
December 1 to January 26. Opening December 13.

PLEASE NOTE: Untitled Art Society’s Gallery will be open on Fridays from 1pm to 4pm and on Saturdays from 12 noon to 5pm. 4th floor (Box 16), 319 10 Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Are you an Artist? AUSU supports the arts!

AUSU is interested in purchasing original works of art from students for use in promotional purposes. These promotions may include: gifts from AUSU to graduates at convocation, tokens of appreciation for volunteers, special presentations, etc.

The works of art must:
-be created by an AU Student
-be within a value range $0-$500.
-be accessible or easily transportable to Alberta

If you are an artist of any kind who creates a product you feel we would be able to use for such a purpose, please contact djabbour@ausu.org. Supply a brief description of the art object, a picture if you have it, and its market value.


Fill on our online application at or contact Tammy Moore at tmoore@ausu.org.

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