Lecture Me! a series

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                                                       CANCELLATION NOTICE

Please be advised that the upcoming April 7th talk, A Land of Her Own: Tales of Three Women Authors from Franco-Canadian Literature, with Professor Rosa Hong has been cancelled.


The UTM Office of the Dean, Experiential Education Unit and Mississauga Library System 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. typically 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. The event is general admission only.

Lecture Me! Schedule 2019-20

Date Faculty Name Talk Title Talk Description Department
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Professor Christoph Richter Moby Dick's Latest Fight: Why Plastic and Sound in our Oceans Matter

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. 

*Also known as Connecting Whales, Noise and Plastic on the Mississauga Library System's What's On At The Library

Department of Biology
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Professor Bailey McMeans Coping with the Cold: The Winter Ecology of Freshwater Fishes

Will shorter winters under a changing global climate be 'bad' or 'good' for freshwater fishes in Ontario?

*Also known as Climate Change and Freshwater Fish on the Mississauga Library System's What's On At The Library

Department of Biology
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Dr. Rula Kahil Grandmothers Behind the Scenes

Research shows that mothers' mental health is essential to family well-being, 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 well-being 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.

*See What's On At The Library

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 CANCELLED