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The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD)

OSSD Awards

The OSSD is deeply committed to the advancement and support of trainee members.  The OSSD currently offers numerous awards to trainees including the Florence P. Haseltine Best Poster Awards, Elizabeth Young New Investigator Award, and Virtual Travel, and First Time Attendee, to support a diverse attendance our annual meeting.  Trainees that are the presenting author and are currently or choose to become a member of the society can apply for these awards at the time of abstract submission, prior to the annual meeting. See more detail about OSSD Awards

10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Webinar

Presents: Intelligence plus character – Education as force for liberation by Dr. Bryan Dewsbury, Associate Professor Department of Biological Science

Friday January 22nd at 12:00-1:00pm; followed by Q&A

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American Indian and Indigenous Heritage Month, October 15 - November 15

Register to this events here

A poetry reading by Dr. Evie Shockley. Friday Oct. 9, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Evie-Shockley-PBK-VSP-Flyer.pdf Visiting Scholar Program, A poetry reading by Dr. Evie Shockley. Virginia Tech's 2020-2021 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

ABRCMS 2020, the Virtual Experience. November 9-13, 2020.

Daniel Sims - AIICC - Of Da Yee and Mein Jiih A

Join us for Dr. Daniel Sim's presentation:

Separation of church and state is an American ideal that due to the influence of the United States is often assumed to exist in the Dominion of Canada. As a constitutional monarchy, whose queen is not only head of the Church of England, but also theoretically anointed by god, nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, as agents of the colonial state missionaries and church officials were intimately connected to the colonial process, most infamously in helping the federal government run the residential school system. Their impact, however, was not merely socio-cultural and missionaries often functioned as ersatz Indian Agents when it came to implementing Aboriginal policy in Canada, especially in regions where actual Indian Agents were lacking. This simple fact is quite apparent among my people, the Tsek’ehne of northern British Columbia, where one was more likely to see a sasquatch than an actual Indian Agent. Rather than escape the worst excesses of colonialism, here missionaries directly challenged a political system that was ordained by Ya K-eh-Sud-da. Using a combination of oral and written sources this presentation will examine the impacts on Tsek’ehne governance as well as the implications regarding the consent of equating mein jiih a with an Indian Affairs band chief and elevating the position above all others. It will suggest that it is only Tsek’ehne resistance to this imposition and continuance of traditional governance structures that prevents the decisions of present-day band chiefs from being rendered completely illegitimate.

Sep 23, 2020 12:00 P.M. in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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