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Future of Work and Workers

The unprecedented convergence of the forces of globalization, urbanization, changing demographics, and climate change are already fundamentally changing the way we live and work. The full magnitude of the impact on jobs, work, and workers is not yet fully understood. Against this complex backdrop, there are very real concerns and anxiety among workers, organizations, and governments about the future of work and the very nature of work itself. This requires a deeper understanding of the different changes underway, and which of these should be embraced, which should be resisted, and how best to prepare for the future that is unique for each individual, community and economy. Starting with the history and evolution of the principle of ‘work’, and touching on topics such as the Industrial Revolution and the labour movement to provide some historical context and grounding, this ambitious course will help participants better understand the magnitude and intensity of the current changes shaping the world of work and provide a peek into what is to come. While taking a global view on the issue, the course will also delve into specific examples that are rooted in local contexts. Real-life case studies will be shared that draw on a wide range of contexts, from the informal sector in South Asia to the resource-based economy that has long been the backbone of Atlantic Canada, and the gig economy that is now so prevalent in the service sector, globally. The course will provide opportunities for meaningful interactions with a selection of dynamic leaders and thinkers, and include the perspectives of policy, industry, labour, community, academia, research, and civil society. This will comprise identifying strategies for a just transition including future-proof skills development, retooling for the future and life-long learning, ideas around universal labour guarantee and social protection, as well as investments in green technologies. 

HIST 294 Selected Topics: History of US-Hispanic Relations

(CRN 22154) Scholars often position the United States and the Hispanic world as being antithetical. In reality, these two diverse entities have a complex, shared past, which often overlapped and produced both tensions and moments of emulation. HIST 294 will explore this history from the colonial period to the present. Topics under discussion will include the Spanish colonization of the Americas, U.S.-Spanish relations during the Revolutionary War, interactions in the Spanish-American borderlands, U.S. incursions into Latin America, the Spanish-American War, Hispanic immigration to the United States, the impact of Spanish art and architecture, and U.S. investment throughout Latin America. Three credits.

HIST 323: Canadian Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity from 1896

(CRN 14060) This course traces the history of Canadian immigration, settlement, ethnicity, race relations, and multiculturalism from 1896 to the present. It demonstrates the central contribution of immigrants to the formation of Canada while also introducing important debates about immigration policy, refugees, minority rights, equality of opportunity, racism, ethnic identity, the commemoration of ethnic pasts, the creation of transnational communities, concepts of citizenship, and the policy of multiculturalism. Credit will be granted for only one of HIST 323 or HIST 310. Three credits.


HKIN 265: Exercise Physiology

(CRN 14033/Lab 14034) An introduction to the responses and adaptations (acute and chronic) of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems to disruptions to homeostasis due to muscular activity. Credit will be granted for only one of HKIN 265 or HKIN 365 or HKIN 398 (2019-2020). Course online, labs on campus. Three credits.



HKIN 299: Selected Topics: Introduction to Pain Assessment & Management

(CRN 22155) This course introduces students to foundational concepts of pain including pain's impact on the individual and society. Course topics include the multi-dimensional and individual-specific nature of pain, basic theories, and science for understanding pain, terminology for describing pain, and tools used for measuring and managing pain. This course will explore the difference between acute and chronic pain, and pain with a life-limiting illness. By the end of this course students should be ablet o develop a person-centered approach to pain using the multidimensions of pain to assess and manage pain. Registration limited to HKIN students. Three credits. 


HKIN 321: Advanced Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

(CRN 14035) An in-depth study of the assessment and management of athletic injuries. Students will learn proper assessment protocol, advanced assessment techniques, and specialized taping techniques. On campus. Three credits.

HLTH 398: Evaluation of Public Health Programs & Interventions

CRN (14094) This course will introduce students to theories and practical tools for the program planning and evaluation cycle. Students will gain an understanding of theoretical underpinnings in evaluation, understand the role of program theory, discern between evaluation designs including formative and summative evaluations and gain applied skills in the evaluation process. Specifically, students will learn how to conduct a community needs assessment, develop logic models, identify evaluation questions with relevant process and outcome indicators, identify appropriate data collection methods and complete the knowledge translation and exchange cycle. Considerations in conducting culturally appropriate evaluations will be discussed throughout. Three credits.



HNU 142: Introduction to Food & Health

(CRN 14061) This introductory course exposes students to the range of subject matter covered in the degree program and provides an introduction to the field of nutrition. The role of nutrients in a healthy dient is featured along with identifying the behavioural, social and political factors that impact food choice. Students will discuss nutrition in the media and will begin to work with food guidance tools to explore nutrition and health promotion. Credit will be granted for only one of HNU 142, HNU 135, HNU 161, HNU 185 or HNU 315. Three Credits. 


HNU 163: Nutrition for Health and Fitness (formerly HNU 298: Sport Nutrition)

(CRN 14062) Students will learn the fundamentals of the science of nutrition with an emphasis on sport applications. This course will cover the fundamentals of macronutrient digestion, absorption, function within the body and the role of macronutrients in fueling athletic performance. The classification, function and potential etrogenic effects of micronutrients and minerals will be discussed, including the role of fluids and electrolytes to support athletic performance. Students will apply foundational knowledge of nutrition science and become familiar with nutrition guidelines to promote a balanced diet. This course will equip students with the knowledge to pursue further course work in nutrient metabolism and sport nutirtion. Three credits. Please note: Not acceptable for credit in the HNU degrees, or the nutrition minor in the HKIN degrees. 

HNU 242: Foundations of Nutrition Science

(CRN 14063) Students will learn the fundamentals of the science of nutrition with emphasis on energy, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals required by umans. The functions of these nutritients, their food sources and how the body handles them will be discussed with in the framework of nutrition in the promotion of health and the prevention of chronic disease. Credit will be granted for only one of the HNU 242, HNU 215 or HNU 261. Three credits



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