As if They Were the Enemy: The Dispossession of Japanese Canadians on Saltspring Island by Brian Smallshaw is a new release published by the University of Victoria. It can be downloaded for free on UVicSpace: https://dspace.library.uvic.ca/handle/1828/12244
On 22 April 1942, the CPR ship, the SS Princess Mary, was docked at the wharf in Ganges on Saltspring Island. The 77 Japanese Canadians taken away to camps in the British Columbia interior that day were among the over 22,000 who were forced into internal exile, and less than a year later, had their property liquidated against their will. Eleven properties on Saltspring were sold, some to the Soldier Settlement Board, and others at auction, including the largest belonging to Torazo Iwasaki that ended up in the hands of the local agent of the Custodian of Enemy Property. In the 1960s Iwasaki took the government to court in an effort to get his property back in a widely publicized case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He lost his case, but this book argues that though the government was operating under the War Measures Act, the liquidation of Japanese Canadian property was a breach of trust, and the illegal application to Canadian citizens of a law governing the property of enemies.
Brian Smallshaw has a master’s degree in history from the University of Victoria. His interest in trans-Pacific history dates from his period of residence in Asia. He lived for many years in Japan prior to moving to Saltspring Island in British Columbia. His current studies centre on the dispossession of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.
In 2 recent UVic News articles, Dr. Kelli Stajduhar has been recognized for her work in developing a Palliative Outreach Resource Team (PORT) in Victoria.
‘The Palliative Outreach Resource Team (PORT) is a collaboration of the University of Victoria, Island Health, Victoria Cool Aid and Victoria Hospice. PORT acts as a bridge between people with serious illness and their caregivers, palliative care, and other health and social support systems.
The program is built upon lessons learned from a three-year study led by UVic palliative care researcher Kelli Stajduhar, lead investigator of the Equity in Palliative Approaches to Care program with the Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health and the School of Nursing.’
PORT endeavors to fulfill the important need for respectful end-of-life care within vulnerable portions of the Victoria community whereby…
‘Mirroring similar models in Toronto and Calgary, people can self-refer or be referred by their caregivers to a palliative care nurse and a physician who manage the pain and symptoms related to life-limiting illness, support chosen family and caregivers, and provide grief and bereavement support.’
Dr. Stajduhar has published several open access papers that you can access via our institutional repository UVicSpace – you can read them now by clicking here and here.
The Copyright and Scholarly Communications office located in the UVic McPherson library wish PORT much success!
The UVic Copyright and Scholarly Communications office would like to congratulate Dr. Zuomin Dong on his recent UVicNews article that highlights his important work …
‘Dong’s research, which will reduce the environmental impact and costs of marine traffic, is funded in part by a million-dollar donation by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with Seaspan. That funding supports the team’s [UVic’s Clean Transportation Research Team] development of the enabling technology and integrated modelling tools to transition marine vessels to optimized hybrid natural-gas / electric and pure electric propulsion systems.’
We invite you to visit UVic’s institutional repository, UVicSpace to view his open access papers.
‘University of Victoria microbiologist Caroline Cameron … [is] Recognized internationally for her research on sexually transmitted infections, the Cameron Lab is one of only a few labs in the world, and the only lab in Canada, that is working to understand the basic science of the pathogen that causes syphilis, Treponema pallidum.
Recently, Cameron was recognized with a LifeSciences BC award for her work successfully advancing health outcomes in BC, while at the global stage, Cameron has been recognized by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases with a MERIT Award celebrating an outstanding record of achievement and acknowledging the promise of her research.’
Please follow the UVicNews link above to read the full Q&A session with Caroline Cameron and visit our institutional repository to read some of Caroline Cameron’s important open access (OA) articles in UVicSpace.
‘…a new Google project is highlighting an initiative led by UVic anthropologist Brian Thom and Indigenous languages teacher yutustanaat Mandy Jones (Snuneymuxw First Nation).
The “Celebrating Indigenous languages” Google Earth Voyager project is a curated set of high-quality stories published through Google Earth. It is available in 10 languages internationally and encompasses 55 Indigenous languages in 27 countries from Australia, India, Ecuador and Chile to Cameroon, Pakistan, Turkey and Finland.
And, thanks to yutustanaat, the new tool includes words, phrases, a proverb and songs in the Hul’q’umi’num’ language, as spoken by yutustanaat (pronounced “Yah-TUS-tuh-naught”).’
The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office encourage you to explore this dynamic resource and to further read more of Brian Thom’s important work by visiting UVic’s institutional repository, UVicSpace.
Frances Stewart and Jason Fisher both adjunct assistant professors at UVic’s the School of Environmental Studies have recently published an exciting paper that..
…shows how the movements of one small mammal – the weasel-like fisher – through natural forested corridors underlines the importance of these safe pathways and points to implications for many other forest animals across the country such as the wolverine, moose, lynx and hare.
Please visit Stewart & Fisher‘s respective UVicSpace pages to read more about their valuable research.
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are well known for protecting biodiversity, but their effects on people who use the oceans are debated. Now a new review—led by University of Victoria marine conservation scientist Natalie Ban and 12 co-authors—illustrates that these protected areas can also support human well-being.
The University of Victoria’s institutional repository, UVicSpace contains over half a dozen articles published by Natalie Ban, Assistant Professor with UVic’s School of Environmental Studies. To explore and read her important works in UVicSpace please follow the link here.
The Copyright & Scholarly Communications Office would like to congratulate John Borrows for receiving this prestigious prize! An excerpt from the UVic News announcement states…
John Borrows, one of Canada’s foremost law scholars and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria, is the winner of the 2019 Canada Council Molson Prize in social sciences and humanities. The prize honours contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage.
UVic President Jamie Cassels describes him as “a leader in the great transformation that has occurred in Indigenous legal research over the last 20 years.” Borrows, who is Anishinaabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, led the initiative to bring the teaching of Indigenous law into law schools in Canada.
To read over 20 of John’s articles in our institutional repository, UVicSpace, please click here.