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Accessibility on the Fringes in a Time of Crisis

Guest blog by James Deaville, professor and musicologist at Carleton University.

Post-secondary institutions have responded with alacrity to the needs of undergraduate students, whose lives and studies have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduate students whose research relies upon lab work, ethnography or archival study have found themselves more severely disadvantaged by the novel coronavirus’ impacts on access to these vital resources (Zahneis 2020). Faculty and staff have experienced significant disruptions of their own, as entry to campus offices is prohibited and the distinction between home and work further erodes. Some of us have the extra charge of home-schooling children while teaching, administering and—as time and energy permit—engaging in research activities. Add to that the veritable...

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The value of connection: work-from-home reflections on World Telecommunication and Internet Society day

Guest blog by Fenwick McKelvey, Associate Professor in Information and Communication Technology Policy in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University.

Here in Montreal, the pandemic coincided with an unusually cold spring, so my family has been spending our days indoors, connected to the outside world through the Internet. As someone who studies how we measure the Internet, I have been thinking about the value of my connection. On World Telecommunications Day, I would like to share my reflections on the relationship between how we measure the Internet and how we judge its effectiveness during a pandemic.

Like the weather, there are lots of ways to describe Internet. It. Instead of temperature, UV index or that...

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Soundscaping COVID-19: Experiential learning in a floating and then quarantined classroom

Guest blog by Shumaila Hemani, Ph.D in Music from the University of Alberta and Instructor at the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta.

In what ways can we adapt our teaching in times of crisis to exhibit resilience such that the arts we teach inspire and empower students to act, especially in times of stress and crisis, and nurture their right to imagination?  I was part of the Music faculty at the Semester at Sea’s Spring 2020 voyage that abruptly ended a month early as a result of COVID-19.  I responded to the loss in experiential learning opportunities as a result of cancellation of the students’ field-classes in South Africa by bringing forward my own artistic practice and research at...

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Nostalgia as medicine: Music and resilience during COVID-19 in Iran

Guest blog by Siavash Rokni, a teacher, researcher, musician and doctoral candidate in communication at UQAM.

I am an Iranian-Canadian-Quebecois doctoral candidate in Communication and lecturer in History of Communication at Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM). I am also a musician: I play classical flute and jazz saxophone and compose ensemble music. My thesis focuses on how Talfighi (fusion) music in Iran has navigated its place in the Iranian musical panorama since the post-Khatami era.

A couple of weeks ago, I spoke to a friend in southern Italy who is currently in quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She told me about the role of music in keeping the morale in the neighbourhood where she is staying. For them,...

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Cinq faits surprenants sur le mélange des langues

Blogue invité par Shana Poplack, membre de l’Ordre du Canada, Dre h.c., MSRC, professeure éminente, titulaire d’une Chaire de recherche du Canada en linguistique et directrice fondatrice du Laboratoire de sociolinguistique à l’Université d’Ottawa.

En cette Journée internationale du multilinguisme, je tiens à souligner la coexistence des langues et rendre hommage aux locuteurs qui les parlent partout dans le monde. Plus de la moitié de la population de la planète parle deux langues et souvent bien plus. Le multilinguisme n’est donc pas l’exception, mais la règle. Pourtant, cette faculté, tout à fait courante, continue d’être associée à divers déficits, surtout linguistiques. Parmi les plus frappants et les plus fustigés figure le « mélange des langues », généralement considéré comme un signe de paresse et...

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