Category: Presentation

Artefacts: Self-Guided 2

Artefacts: Self-Guided 2 – Doreen Befus Story Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online It is very difficult to uncover the voices and perspectives of the targets of eugenics legislation, but this set of resources shifts the focus from the political to the personal. A selection of the letters and photographs that Doreen Befus donated to …

Artefact Evaluation: Report Back

Artefact Evaluation: Report Back  Timing: 15 to 20 minutes Mode: In-class; Online Lanny Beckman explores the differences between what he learned about mental health in the university classroom versus his lived experience in the mental health system.   Dividing the class into small groups, give your students 2 minutes to talk about what parts of …

Artefact Evaluation: Think Piece

Artefact Evaluation: Think Piece in Governmentality Timing: 45 Minutes; Flexible  Mode: In-class; Online Professor Kathy Kendall, the sociologist who discovered the 1940s radio plays, describes them as an example of governmentality, the creation of the ideal Canadian citizen through the guidance of mental health experts and the use of public education. Hear Kendall make these connections. …

Artefact Evaluation: Asking for Funding

Artefact Evaluation: Asking for Funding Time: 30 minutes Mode: In class; Online In September 2015, the Gallery Gachet Collective learned that their primary source of operational funding, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (the regional health) cutting all financial assistance to the organization.  After students have viewed the Gachet video, share news of this decision with …

Artefact Evaluation: Art Multi-Purpose

Artefact Evaluation: Art at PARC – Multi-Purpose Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-Class; Online PARC’s mission statement is: “A community where people rebuild their lives.” The PARC model of practice positions members as citizens (as opposed to mental health patients) and the organization serves the very necessary function of providing a positive space for healthy living and …