Lecture Me! a series

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Are you interested in giving back to the community? Would you like to share your research with others? 

If so, the EEU in partnership with the Mississauga Library System has created a monthly lecture series titled: Lecture Me!

This multidisciplinary series will feature each month a different faculty member who will deliver a presentation to the community about their research.


Details:

  • The events will be hosted at the Mississauga Central Library located at 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
  • Most lectures will take place in the Noel Ryan Auditorium - max. capacity 244 people
  • Lecture Me! will be held on the first Tuesday of each month (where possible)
  • Lecture Me! will take place in the evenings between 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Set up time is between 6:30-6:45pm
  • If you require equipment aside from a laptop and projector please let the EEU know
  • Underground parking is free after 6:00pm
  • Audience seating is free and general admission
  • There are no reservations required
  • One speaker per month
  • Will need a minimum two month lead time to promote and book the space
  • Lecture length can be 1-2 hours, and up to the speaker
  • Presentation will be given to the general public in all age ranges

To Do:

  • If interested in participating in Lecture Me! review the schedule of speakers below and indicate your availability to the EEU
  • Provide more than one month's availability in the event that your first or second selection has been allocated
  • When participating, submit the following to the EEU a minimum two months prior to your talk:
    • Talk title
    • 75 word (max) talk description
    • Brief biography
    • Social Media handles (if any)
       

Contact Us

Rima Abu-Shakra
Acting Experiential Learning Officer and ROP Coordinator
Phone: 905-828-5242
Email: r.abu.shakra@utoronto.ca

Sue Romulo
Acting Community Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 905-828-5295
Email: sue.romulo@utoronto.ca

Lecture Me! Schedule 2019-20

Date

Faculty Name

Talk Title

Talk Description

Department

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Professor Christopher Richter

Moby Dick's Latest Fight: Why Plastic and Sound in our Oceans Matter
 

*Also known as Connecting Whales, Noise and Plastic on the Mississauga Library System's program brochure

We thought oceans were limitless, filled with danger and mystery. While some mystery remains, we now realize that our reach is more impactful and expansive than previously imagined. This presentation traces some changes in the oceans with a focus on whales. We will examine how the increasing presence of sounds and plastic affect whales, and how these impacts reflect changes and concerns on the oceans. Department of Biology
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Professor Bailey McMeans

Coping with the Cold: The Winter Ecology of Freshwater Fishes

*Also known as Climate Change and Freshwater Fish on the Mississauga Library System's program brochure 

Will shorter winters under a changing global climate be ‘bad’ or ‘good’ for freshwater fishes in Ontario? Department of Biology
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Dr. Rula Kahil Grandmothers Behind the Scenes Research shows that mothers’ mental health is essential to family wellbeing, especially for immigrants and resettled refugees. In this talk, Dr. Kahil brings attention to an understudied population: grandmothers. Through personal narratives from recently conducted interviews with Syrian newcomer mothers and grandmothers in the GTA, Kahil highlights the behind-the-scenes influence of grandmothers on the emotional wellbeing of their daughters and granddaughters. The talk will show the significance of grandmothers for the settlement of newcomer families and offer some suggestions for what this means for the future of Canadian society. Department of Sociology
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Professor Kent Moore Climate Change: Taking the Earth’s Temperature Professor Moore has for over 25 years taken the earth’s temperature and done in depth analysis on how and why it is changing. He has flown through winter storms in the Arctic, climbed some of our highest peaks, measured Arctic sea ice and examined ice cores.  Now, he would like to share his findings and thoughts with you, so, you can better understand what climate change means to you. Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences 
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 Professor Teresa Lobalsamo Italian-Canadian Foodways: Redefining Italian Culinary Culture Participants will embark on a North American food tour as the talk explores the influence that Italian immigration has had on food, from recipes and traditions to eateries and industries, both locally and abroad. Fastening the link between consumption and identity, we will chart the ways in which food is replete with cultural meaning: what it represented when immigrated, and how it became (and remains) one of the most important contributions to Italian cultural identity. Department of Language Studies
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Professor Rosa Hong A Land of Her Own: Tales of Three Women Authors from Quebec Literature  Quebec offers a fertile ground for authors of a variety of origins, cultures, and languages who are united by several common factors: transculturation, immigration, identity and alterity, memory, and relationship with French, among others. This talk will present diverse ways that these topics are depicted by three authors from Quebec; KimThúy, Ying Chen, and Aki Shimazaki. Participants will be invited to reflect on how the authors’ stories relate to their own thoughts and experiences.   Department of Language Studies