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Call for abstracts reminder Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference

In Call For Papers on October 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Hi everybody,

the deadline for submission that guarantees notice of decision before Christmas has passed. However you can still submit abstracts for the conference till Dec 15th.

I want again to highlight the virtual option people can chose
for the first time meaning that their paper will be debated on a
discussion forum after the live conference.

I think this is a good option for people who know they won’t have
money for travel. It opens up the door for example for undergraduates
and graduates that have something to show to submit papers even if
they know they can not obtain travel funds.  It looks good for the
students to have conferences on their CV.

I look forward  to many more submissions. All the documents for submitting the abstract can be found at  http://www.cdsa-acei.ca/conference.html 


Gregor Wolbring
President CDSA-ACEI
University of Calgary

Canadian Disability Studies Association / Association Canadienne des
Études sur l’Incapacité (CDSA-ACEI)

Web-site / site-Web:http://www.cdsa-acei.ca

Join us at our 8th Annual Conference on June 1, 2, and 3, 2011, in
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada!
Joignez-nous à notre 8ème conférence annuelle le 1 Juin, 2 et 3, 2011,
à Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada!


EPA May Give 1st Approval of Nanosilver for Fabrics

In Law, nano, Nanoscale on August 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm

see here


Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society out

In Ableism, nano, Nanoscale on August 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm

In the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society I have 10 contributions: Zinc Oxide (ZnO); Nanoparticle Occupational Safety and Health Consortium; Nano Hazard Symbol Contest; Ableism; Cancer treatment Nano-enabled; Design and Construction; Disability and Nanoscience; Nano-photovoltaic; Access; International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) ;
SAGE Reference’s pioneering new, two-volume Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society is the first available reference work to cover the ethical, legal, policy, social, cultural, economic, and business issues raised by the science and technology. Highly accessible, expertly written A-to-Z entries describe nanoscience’s technical achievements, history, and prospects.
link here

a you tube movie on enhancement with me in it but interesting nevertheless

In Ableism, Enhancement on June 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm

This is a movie trailer. Once I know more on the movie I will post it here.

NBICS and generation of synthetic organisms/genomes/life?

In Uncategorized on May 24, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, published results on the 20 May describing the successful construction of the first self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cell.

here my column on it

new article by me Nanoscale science and technology and social cohesion

In Ableism, nano, Nanoscale on February 13, 2010 at 5:04 am

Title: Nanoscale science and technology and social cohesion
Author: Gregor Wolbring Email author(s)
Address: Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Health Science, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, T2N 4N1, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Journal: International Journal of Nanotechnology 2010 – Vol. 7, No.2/3 pp. 155 – 172
Abstract: Nanoscale sciences and technologies are developing at a rapid pace enabling other science and technology fields and generating new products and processes. Nanoscale and other science and technology products and processes can impact positively or negatively various aspects of social cohesion such as belonging, shared values, identity, feelings of commitment, equal opportunities, participation in society and social life and the respect and tolerance for diversity directly or through impacting other parameters such as food, health and economic security. One area hardly covered yet is the impact of ableism and its transhumanised form on different areas of social cohesion and the role of nanoscale and other sciences and technologies. The coverage of social cohesion within nanoscale science and technology discourses and vice versa and the linkage to ableism is one aspects of this paper. The paper suggests a way forward for the nanoscale, the ableism and the social cohesion discourses.
Keywords: nanotechnology; nanoscale; science and technology; social cohesion; human security; social well-being; ableism; human enhancement; ability studies; disability; transhumanisation; nanoscience.

Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games podcast

In Ableism, Bionic, Olympics, Paralympics, Sport on January 19, 2010 at 3:25 am

The Talks
As Canada prepares to host the world’s best, Vancouver 2010, The Globe and Mail, and the University of British Columbia in collaboration with universities across Canada, are partnering on a unique project inviting the public to flex their intellect via podcasts by some of the country’s best minds on topics related to the 2010 Winter Games.

My podcast is live

Gregor Wolbring

Who will be the future Olympic and Paralympic athlete? The impact of advances in science and technology and bodily assistive devices on Sport.


The transcript of the podcast is situated here