Symposium Programme

2012 October 22

Simard Building, Rm 123
Tuesday, 2012 October 23
Arts Building, Rm 509
Wednesday, 2012 October 24
9:00-9:30 am, Official Welcome
Dominique Côté, head of the Department of Classics and Religious Studies
François Carrier, Director, International Office
Marie-Françoise Guédon, Director, InterCulture

9:00-10:00 am, Keynote Address: Professor Yang Wenjiong
Center for the Study of Ethnic Minorities of Northwest China, Lanzhou University: "Chinese Islamic Architectures of Northwest China"
Discussion to follow
9:00 am-noon
Canadian Museum of Civilization:
Aboriginal Research at the museum
9:30-10:30 am, Keynote Address: Dr. Wang Xilong
Dean, School of History and Culture, Lanzhou University: "Cultural Heritage Preservation and Social Development of Northwest China"
Discussion to follow

10:30-11:00 am, Coffee Break
10:00-10:15 am, Coffee Break
11:00 am-noon, Session I: Aboriginal Studies
Dr. Georges Sioui, Director, Aboriginal Studies Program, University of Ottawa: "Aboriginal Studies in Canada and the University of Ottawa"

Dr. Marie-Françoise Guédon, Director, InterCulture University of Ottawa: "Aboriginal Language Programs in Canada"
10:15-11:15 am, Session III: Cultual Preservation, Education and Museums
Dr. Chen Wei, Vice-President, Qinghai Provinial Academy of Political Science: "Community Reconstruction and Cultural Preservation of the Tibetans in Yushu Qinghai after the Earthquake"

Zhu Jili, Ph.D. student, School of History and Culture, Central University for Nationalities, "Aboriginal Cultural Museums in Guizhou"

InterCulture, "Virtual Museum of Canada"
noon-2:00 pm, Lunch Break
noon-2:00 pm, Lunch Break
noon-1:00 pm, Lunch Break
2:00-3:00 pm, Presenter: Professor Ding Shiqing
School of Ethnic Minority Languages and Literature, Central University for Nationalities: "Daur Cultural Heritage Preservation"
Discussion to follow

2:00-3:30 pm, Session IV: Classical Studies and Cultural Heritage
Dr. Du Jianlu, Director, Institute of Xixia Studies, Ningxia University: "Collection and Study of Ancient Xixia Literature"

Dr., Carleton University/InterCulture: "Religious Studies as Cultural Studies"

3:30-3:45 pm, Coffee Break
1:00-5:00 pm
Canadian Aboriginal Cultural Display
3:00-4:30 pm, Session II: Policies for Protection of Aboriginal Cultures and Religions
Professor Wu Mu, Centre for the Study of Ethnic Minorities of Northwest China, Lanzhou University: "Intangible Cultural Preservation of Yugu People"

Professor Yan Lijuan, "Centre for the Study of Ethnic Minorities of Northwest China, Lanzhou University: "State Education for Cultural Heritage Preservation and Development of Ethnic Minorities of Northwest China"

Xiao Qiong, Associate Professor of Southwest University for Nationalities, Visiting Researcher at the University of Ottawa, "Community Participation in Ethnic Cultural Preservation"

3:45-5:00 pm, Round Table Discussion
Academic Exchange on the Silk Road and Mediterranean Connections
Evening Dinner
Hosted by the Education Councillor of the Chinese Embassy

Following the symposium there will be fieldtrips to different sites in Quebec and Ontario

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