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GBA+ in Defence Policy

February 22, 2020
Mount Saint Vincent University

SICEMA will be hosting the GBA+ Convenor Workshop for the DND MINDS-funded Defence and Security Foresight Group.

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Screening of “The Fruit Machine”

December 5, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Halifax Central Library

SICEMA is hosting a screening of “The Fruit Machine”, a documentary by Sarah Fodey about the decades-long persecution of 2SLGBTQ+ military service members and public servants in Canada. Please join us at the Halifax Central Library on December 5.

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SICEMA Postdoc Arrives

November 1, 2019

Welcome to our new Centre Post-doctoral Fellow, Leigh Spanner! Leigh’s PhD research focused on Canadian military families. At our Centre, she will contribute to research on gender and military-to-civilian transition.

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Past News and Events


The Gendered Dimensions of Veteran Transition: The Intersectionality of Experiences

October 25, 2019
Queen’s University

Dr. Eichler participated in this workshop hosted by the Gender Lab at the Centre for International and Defence Policy (Queen’s University) in Kingston, ON.


CIMVHR Forum 2019

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October 21-23, 2019

Dr. Eichler attended this annual conference, held this year in Ottawa-Gatineau, where she presented a talk entitled, “The Experiences of Military Sexual Trauma Survivors with the Veterans Review and Appeal Board”

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Fundraiser and Book Launch

October 17, 2019
Mount Saint Vincent University

Dr. Eichler participated in a panel discussion r

elated to the book Dis/consent: Perspectives on Sexual Consent and Sexual Violence.

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Centre seeking postdoctoral research fellow in Gender and the Transition from Military to Civilian Life in Canada

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Please see the full description of the position here:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Gender and the Transition from Military to Civilian Life in Canada


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Guest Lecture by visiting professor, Dr. Claudia Brunner

April 15, 2019

Dr. Brunner is visiting the Centre for the month of April. She is an assistant professor at the Centre for PeaceResearch and Peace Education at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. Her research focuses on gender, peace studies, and epistemic violence. She will be giving a guest lecture on April 15 entitled, “Rethinking Violence from Modernity’s Epistemic Territory”. For more information on her research, please click here.

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Participation on a Dalhousie University panel “Gender and Peace Support Operations”

November 16, 2018

Dr. Eichler participated on a panel discussion on gender dimensions of Canada’s involvement in multilateral peace support operations abroad, with Jenny Baechler, David Black, Isabelle Caron.

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Guest Speakers at MSVU course, “Women, War and Peace”

October 29, 2018

Sandy Greenberg and Sarah Morgan from NS Voice of Women for Peace presented a guest lecture in Dr. Eichler’s “Women, War, and Peace” course at MSVU.

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Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society

October 21, 2018

Dr. Eichler and MSVU student Ellie Lamothe (middle) present on a panel on Sexual Violence in the Canadian Armed Forces at IUS 2018.


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Workshop at 2018 Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:30 - 8:45 am

Dr. Eichler hosted a workshop at the CIMVHR 2018 Forum entitled, “Female Veterans: What do we know and where do we go from here?”


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Roundtable on Women, Peace and Security: Halifax

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Dr. Eichler attended the "Roundtable on Women, Peace and Security: Halifax" at Dalhousie University.

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Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

Monday, April 30, 2018

Dr. Eichler was invited as a witness to the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence to talk about sexual harassment and violence in the Canadian Armed Forces. Her testimony can be seen here, beginning at 15:05:30.


Transcending Toxic Masculinity, MSVU Feminist Collective Panel Series 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Dr. Eichler participated on a panel organized by the MSVU Feminist Collective entitled, "Transcending Toxic
Masculinity."

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#MeToo Panel

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6:00 pm

Dr. Eichler participated in a panel discussion of the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment that was  organized by students at Dalhousie University.  





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Guest Lectures, Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin



Add Women, Make Change?
Women as Provincial and Territorial Leaders in Canada
Thursday February 1, 2018

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BMO Room, Halifax Central Library, 5540 Spring Garden Road


Women's Representation in US Diplomacy
Thursday, February 1, 2018
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Seton Room 530, Mount Saint Vincent University

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“Heroes and the Costs of Specialness” Book Launch and Conversation with Dr. John Whelan

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:15 pm
McCain Centre Room 105, Mount Saint Vincent University





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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
4:30 - 7:00 pm
McCain Centre Room 106, Mount Saint Vincent University

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Gender, War, and Peace Film Night - A film screening and discussion based on women's organization and the peace movement in Liberia.

Refreshments provided and accessibility needs will be accommodated upon request.

Please contact Elizabeth or Sophie with questions or more information at elizabeth.hill2@msvu.ca or sophieroseboileau@gmail.com.

This event is a joint initiative of our Centre, the Alexa McDonough Institute, and Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace.


Lecture Series

Friday afternoons, September 22-October 27, 2017 (Oct. 6 lecture cancelled)
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Keshen-Goodman Library, 330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 0A3

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Persepolis

Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:30 - 7:00 pm                                                                                                                         

McCain Centre Room 302, Mount Saint Vincent University

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Gender, War, and Peace Film Night – a film screening and discussion based on the film Persepolis on gender, the Islamic Revolution, and islamophobia.

Refreshments provided and accessibility needs will be accommodated upon request.

Please contact Elizabeth or Hayley for questions or more information at elizabeth.hill2@msvu.ca and hayley.bone@msvu.ca

This event is a joint initiative of our Centre, the Alexa McDonough Institute, and NS Voice of Women for Peace.


PBS’s Women War & Peace, Episode 1: “I Came to Testify”

Thursday, February 2, 2017
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McCain Centre Room 302, Mount Saint Vincent University

PBS Women War & Peace, Episode 1 - I Came to Testify

Gender, War, and Peace Film Night – a film screening and discussion based on the film “PBS’s Women War & Peace, Episode 1: “I Cme to Testify” about the Bosnian War and sexual violence as genocide.

Refreshments provided and accessibility needs will be accommodated upon request.

Please contact Elizabeth or Hayley for questions or more information at elizabeth.hill2@msvu.ca and hayley.bone@msvu.ca

This event is a joint initiative of our Centre, the Alexa McDonough Institute, and NS Voice of Women for Peace.


The Invisible War

Thursday, November 17, 2016                                                                                                                       
4:30 - 7:00 pm

McCain Centre Room 201B, Mount Saint Vincent University

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Gender, War, and Peace Film Night – a film screening and discussion based on the film “The Invisible War” about military sexual violence.

Refreshments provided and accessibility needs will be accommodated upon request.

Please contact Elizabeth or Hayley for questions or more information at elizabeth.hill2@msvu.ca and hayley.bone@msvu.ca

This event is a joint initiative of our Centre, the Alexa McDonough Institute, and NS Voice of Women for Peace.


“The Weight We Share”

Thursday, September 22, 2016                                                                                                    
12:30 - 2:30 pm                                                                                                         

Halifax Central Library (Program Room)

Prismatic Arts Festival – Session 2: Conflict/Culture/Community

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How is culture shaped and impacted by conflict and war? Which stories are visible and which stories are not being heard, and how war has impacted the diverse fabric of our Nova Scotia communities?

Our Centre’s Network for Community-Engaged Research on War was partnering with Prismatic Arts Festival to present current academic work that examines artistic expression during times of war.

Dr. Maya Eichler, assistant professor of Political Studies and Women’s Studies at the Mount, and local artist Jessica Lynn Wiebe modeled the task of sharing weight of their stories with one another. They sought dialogue across differences in experience and politics; sharing stories is about talking as much as it is about listening. This interactive performance piece encouraged people to engage in difficult dialogue on military conflict and experience.

For more information, please visit the website at prismaticfestival.com/the-talk/.


The 9th Annual Women in International Security Canada (WIIS-C) Workshop

Friday-Sunday, June 17-19, 2016 

McCain Centre Room 105/106, Mount Saint Vincent University

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Our Centre was excited to host the 9th Annual Women in International Security Canada (WIIS-C) Workshop 2016, “Women in Security across Military and Civilian Lines” from June 17-19, 2016. Overall, the workshop included around 70 participants mostly from Canada but also a few international participants from Argentina, Georgia, Algeria, and Ireland.


Community Stories of War and Peace

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

McCain Centre Room 105/106, Mount Saint Vincent University

Community stories of war and peace

The Mount’s Network for Community-Engaged Research on War (NCERW) held a full day workshop on the theme of “Community Stories of War and Peace”. The workshop brought together researchers from the Mount and other Nova Scotia universities with local communities affected by war. The Workshop seek to find out who was interested in participating and to begin a conversation on how to collect these stories.

The goal was to explore the impact of war and conflict on various communities, from veterans and family members of combatants to refugees, immigrants, visible minorities, and First Nations people; as well as to develop a collection of stories that can serve as educational tool and a means of community building.