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.

 2018 – 2019 (Posters)


  • 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 2018-19


Faculty Name

Talk Title

Talk Description


Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Professor Terry Robinson Gothic Jane Austen What is the Gothic, what does it have to do with Jane Austen?  The eighteenth-century witnessed the birth of novels dealing with dark secrets, violence, and terror; their popularity reached a peak in the 1790s when Austen began writing her novel Northanger Abbey. In this talk, Professor Robinson discusses Gothic fiction and shows how a close reading of Northanger Abbey uncovers dark secrets, violence, and terror, too. Austen's novel may be a courtship novel, but as Professor Robinson reveals, it is no lighthearted romance. Department of English & Drama
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Professor Kevin Yousie A very different future – how the Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping how we live.  This talk will explore the implications of a blend of emerging and current technologies that are transforming industries and how we live. Department of Management
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Professor Adriana Grimaldi #Dante: Teaching the Classics through the Contemporary It is easy to forget that the great literary works of the past enjoyed pop culture status in their day and time.  While terms such as trending, viral, and zeitgeist are thoroughly modern, we can use them to help us harness the context in which classics, such as Dante's Divine Comedy, were written.  By doing so, we gain not merely a 21st century appreciation for them, but step back in time and re-create the world in which they too went viral. Department of Language Studies 
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Professor Andrew Almas Considering the Human Dimensions of the Urban Forest What is the urban forest and how does it differ from natural landscapes? Millions of tax dollars go to support municipal forest management projects, including tree planting, pruning, park design, silviculture, and yet urban forests are novel ecosystems that lack ecological integrity. Property-level decisions are constantly changing the structure and function of the urban forest, but who is making these decisions and are they considering best management practices when they do?
Department of Geography
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Professor Lawrence Switzky How Video Games Can Make You a Better Person Contrary to their reputation for conditioning violence, this talk argues that recent video games are serious moral thought experiments can make you more empathetic, more tolerant, and can test (and broaden) your ethical awareness. Department of English & Drama
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 Professor Sanja Hinić-Frlog Lessons from the Fossil Birds Features of fossil birds can be used to reveal how modern birds evolved to skillfully move in both aerial and aquatic environments Department of Biology