Spring 2017 Newsletter – March 13/2017
Message from the Project Director
Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross
Spring is a time of excitement on Landscapes of Injustice, though I say this without the usual gesture to birds-chirping and new love. Rather, spring is when we do our budgets! This is the time of year when our funding agency, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, sends a new installment of funding, and each cluster submits its annual reports and ambitious plans. This is the time of boasting and planning. The Executive Committee reviews these and approves new funding while offering suggestions. The reported accomplishments are impressive: the Research Collective has digitized thousands of archival files, traced the histories of hundreds of properties, digitized directories for key Japanese-Canadian communities, catalogued relevant laws, interviewed over 100 people, created complex and compelling digital maps, and developed innovative teaching tools. We’ve given over 75 presentations, been interviewed or appeared 34 times in popular media outlets, and have over 40 publications published or forthcoming. And we’re just getting started. And the plans are exciting. On April 28, for the first time on our project, all of the clusters will join together in a cohesive public presentation of our project. We’ll explain what we’ve done so far and invite feedback. Please consider joining us: those of you in the Vancouver area should consider taking the bus that we will charter for the occasion, leaving from Nikkei Place that morning and returning home in the evening (read more about this event within). Our exciting plans also include hiring. Once again, we are seeking outstanding applicants for the Hide Hyodo-Shimizu Research Scholarship, jointly sponsored by the National Association of Japanese Canadians and Landscapes of Injustice. Read more about this important scholarship, and the recipient last year, inside, and encourage qualified students across Canada to apply before the March 31 deadline. Yes, spring is in the air.
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