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TEDxThunderBay - Doug West - Food/Shelter/Community: The Turn of the Commons

Douglas A. West is the editor of four books including From Our Eyes: Learning from Indigenous Peoples (Garamond) and the author of 3 editions of the Instructor's Manual for An Introduction to Government and Politics: A Conceptual Approach (Nelson) By M. O. Dickerson, Thomas Flanagan, Brenda O'Neill. He has contributed over 20 articles, chapters, reviews and editorials to scholarly journals and edited works in the areas of Canadian Political Thought, Indigenous Political Ideas, Northern Politics and the Politics of Food. Dr. West has also presented papers at over 30 conferences and public gatherings. From 2006-2008, he served as Co-Director for the Food Security Research and Service Exchange Network which was funded by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation for 985,000. Dr. West has served Lakehead University as a member of the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee, The Senate Research Committee, the Senate Nominations Committee and was Chair of the Senate Academic Committee in 2008-9. Dr. West is also committed to developing Community Service Learning and Community Based Research at Lakehead and has served on many not-for-profit Boards in Thunder Bay, Ottawa and Victoria, BC as a member and advisor for the past 20 years. He has developed over 25 different classroom based and on-line courses for the Department of Political Science and served as Chair from 2003-2006. Currently, his research interests are focused on Community Food Sovereignty/Sustainability, Northern Food Policy and the Political Ideas of Stephen Leacock, George Grant and Harold Innis. He is also the Director of Humanities 101 at the Orillia Campus of Lakehead University. - TEDxThunderBay - The purpose of this event is to inspire reinvention in Thunder Bay so we may cultivate and develop a more vibrant community - together. To inspire reinvention, TEDxThunderBay will engage the people of Thunder Bay around the spreading of ideas - so that we will cultivate positive change in ourselves and in our community. TEDxThunderBay Website - TEDxThunderBay Video Produced In-Kind By Imaginarium Studio Inc - - About TEDx - In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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