Monthly Archives: January 2014

Culture and Capital

The Department of Political Science invites you to an interdisciplinary panel discussion on Culture and Capital

Culture and Capital - poster

Courtesy of the Department of Political Science

February 6 at 3:30 PM
Tory 1-96
Dr. Rob Aitken (Political Science) “Performing the Limits of Capital”
Rob’s talk asks ‘are there any serious limits to the kinds of practices that can be converted into financial objects?’ And he uses the responses of artists to the 2008 financial crisis to respond to this question.

Dr. Roy Suddaby (School of Business) “Institutional Homology: Explaining Corporate Art”
Roy asks ‘why do corporations collect art?’ as a means to explore the role of the corporation in society.

Dr. Eddy Kent (English and Film Studies) “Company Men: How corporate culture shaped the rhetoric of British imperialism”
Eddy’s presentation considers the East India Company’s efforts to establish an esprit de corps at their Haileybury training college; an effort that encouraged employees to align their private interests with the larger corporate body.

Abstracts of the papers can be found at


UAlberta Field Research Information Session

Every year, the Field Research Office holds an information session to help prepare researchers for the approaching field season.

This year it will be held:
January 31, 2014
Room #M137, Biological Sciences Bldg

Topics to be discussed are:

  • Responsibilities of UAlberta employees at the research or work site
  • University policies applicable to field researchers
  • Answers to logistical questions (preparation of Field Activities Plan, where to get training, borrowing communication equipment, first aid kits and AEDS)
  • Generally where to go for all your field research related questions

There will be representatives speaking from various units across campus including the Office of Insurance & Risk Assessment, Environmental Health & Safety, the Fleet Safety Officer and the Field Research Office.

We would very much appreciate it if you would forward this email on to those researchers (including graduate students or research staff) in your department that you know would benefit from attending this session.

Participants who RSVP at the event page have their name entered to win a door prize (they have to attend the session to accept the prize).

Thanks for considering our request.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Robert Losey, Director
Field Research Office, University of Alberta