French Scholar Lecture Series 2019 Awards

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The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Vancouver, is proud to announce the recipients of the French Scholar Lecture Series 2019 Awards. 

This lecture series aims to bring French scholars who have a proven track record of academic excellence and innovative research to UBC. This year's recipients come from a wide range of disciplines, from Economics to Cognitive Sciences and Mechanical Engineering. 

Lecture locations and times will be announced in our events page and montlhy newsletter once they are available. 

 

Scholar: Julia Cagé  (Economics at Sciences Po, Paris)

Title of lecture:
From Philanthropy to Democracy: Rethinking Governance and Funding of High-Quality News in the Digital Age

Hosts:
Mary Lynn Young, School of Journalism; Peter Klein, Global Reporting Centre

 

Scholar: Christopher Carcaillet (Lab for Ecology of Hydrosystems at EPHE, Paris Lettres Sciences Univ.)

Title of lecture:
Long-term Fire and Biodiversity Dynamics in Subalpine Forests in the Alps

Host:
Ian Walker, UBC Okanagan, and UBC EOAS

 

Scholar: Frédérique de Vignemont (Cognitive Science, Philosophy at the Institute Jean Nicod, CNRS)

Title of lecture:
Why do I feel this body as my own?

Hosts:
Cathy Soussloff, AHVA; Murat Aydede, Philosophy; Sima Godfrey, French

 

Scholar: Marie Jauffret-Roustide (Medicine, Health Sciences at INSERM, EHESS/Paris Descartes University)

Title of lecture:
Contemporary issues of drug policy in Europe and America: opioid crisis, drug consumption rooms, and cannabis regulations

Hosts:
MJ Milloy, Ryan McNeil, BC Centre of Excellence on Substance Abuse

 

Scholar: Catherine Malecki (Economic and Social Administration/Law at Univ. Rennes 2)

Title of lecture:
Climate Finance: European and French Leadership

Hosts:
Janis Sarra, Law; Peter Arcese, Forestry, Conservation Biology

 

Scholar: Nicolas Perry (Mechanical Engineering at Arts et Metiers Bordeaux, Inst. de Mécanique et d'Ingéniére Bordeaux)

Title of lecture:
Ecodesign and Life Cycle Engineering: environmental impact considerations in engineering decisions related to the circular economy and sustainable manufacturing

Host:
Taraneh Sowlati, Wood Science