Lecture Me! a series

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The UTM Experiential Education Office and Mississauga Central Library are proud to present Lecture Me! a series of lectures by UTM Faculty

The Lecture Me! series will highlight research from different departments by some of our top faculty members in a way that is approachable and fun for the whole family. This multidisciplinary series will feature a different faculty member each month who will deliver their presentation to the community about their research.

The events will be hosted at the Mississauga Central Library located at 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. on the first Tuesday of each month between 7:00-8:30pm. Parking is free after 6:00pm and there is no fee to attend!

Registration is not required and guests are welcome to sign-up should they wish. The event is general admission only.

Lecture Me! Schedule Fall 2017

Date Faculty Name Talk Title Talk Description

Department

Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017 Professor Scott Prosser The Magic of Molecules: A Story of an Enzyme which Devours Pesticides This talk will explore the strange world of protein catalysts called enzymes. Proteins do everything in our cells from structure to transporter, receptor, or super catalyst. How do they do it? Chemical and Physical Sciences
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 Professor Chris Petrakos The Joke's on Them: Laughter and Social Boundaries in Klondike Miner's Tales, 1886-1896 This talk will explain the role of laughter in developing and contesting relationships during the 1890s' Klondike gold rush by studying miners' tales taken from this fabled time in the North. Historical Studies
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 Professor Robert Reisz Dinosaur Teeth and What They Can Tell Us About Their Life and Times Dinosaurs evolved many different systems for acquiring and processing their food, ranging from serrated daggers to grinding batteries.  Surprisingly, most dinosaurs were plant eaters, and it is in the herbivores that we see some of the most spectacular evolutionary innovations. Biology
Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Professor
Sean
Field

Financial corporations now dominate our food system & strategies for resistance

This lecture will examine how financial corporations have become major players in the global food system, through a mixture of corporate financial services, lending, and commodity market speculation; and outlining multi-scale strategies for community resistance and for greater consumer food sovereignty.

Geography


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