Lecture Me! a series

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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 highlights research from different departments by UTM 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 virtually by the Mississauga Library System through their Virtual Library - Webex platform typically on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:15pm.

Registration is required for all talks and can be found through the Mississauga Library's Virtual Library - Webex. Registration links for each talk can be found in the table below. *An Active Mississauga account must be created to register. However, you do not need to be a Mississauga resident to register fo the Active Mississauga account.

This short video will also assist with creating an account and registering for a program: Active Mississauga account sign-up and registration tutorial.

For any issues relating to registration, please contact customer service at 905-615-4100 or email rec.info@mississauga.ca.


Lecture Me! Schedule 2021-22

Date Faculty Name Talk Title Talk Description Department Event Registration

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 6-7pm*

*Please note the earlier event time for this event.


Image of Dr. Sonia Kang

Professor Sonia Kang

Naming and Framing: Perceptions of Racial Group Labels

Racial Group labels such as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); white; visible minorities; and First Nations are among many terms used to categorize people in both formal and informal contexts. Although these kinds of labels are used widely, there is uncertainty around the correct or even appropriate labels to use. In this Lecture Me! talk, Dr. Sonia Kang will share recent research on preferences and perceptions of racial group labels. 




Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Prof Sarah Hillewaert

Professor Sarah Hillewaert

Yoga as  Development for Africa? Professor Hillewaert studies the introduction of yoga and mindfulness as new forms of development in Eastern Africa. She explores why North American yoga practitioners travel to countries like Kenya to teach yoga and mindfulness and considers how local communities respond to these new ideas. What negotiating is required for "yoga as development" projects to be successful? And what does this trend tell us about the changing stakes of humanitarianism today? Anthropology



Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Image of Professor Otto Yung

Professor Otto Yung

Risk is certain. So what does the data tell us?

We'll apply volatility models from the field of Finance to analyze historical market prices from traditional blue-chip stocks to exchange-traded funds. Discussions will also include popular "meme" stocks and Cryptocurrencies.





Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Professor Sherry Fukuzawa imageProfessor Sherry Fukuzawa 

Professor Nicole Laliberte image
Professor Nicole Laliberte

Councillor Veronica King-Jamieson
Councillor Veronica King-Jamieson

Community-engaged Learning with a local Indigenous Community Our Community-engaged Research project by the Indigenous Action Group examines the research question: How does a course focused on Indigenous Ways of Knowing in a context of local Indigenous placemaking affect long-term Indigenous-related cultural competencies of undergraduate students?





Geography, Geomatics, & Environment






Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation




Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Rasmus LarsenProfessor Rasmus Larsen Psychopaths: Dangerous Social Predators or Stigmatizing Cultural Lore? Psychopathy is a psychiatric syndrome associated with chronic antisocial behaviors and a profound lack of conscience. A stereotypical psychopath is commonly described as a dangerous social predator, utterly incapable of empathy and remorse. In this talk, Dr. Larsen presents the surprising results from recent research, which he thinks not only challenges widespread beliefs about psychopaths, but also questions the existence of the syndrome itself. Forensic Science





Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Jerry Flores

Professor Jerry Flores

Disappearing in the City: An Urban Ethnography of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women This talk will investigate the factors that place Indigenous women at risk of experiencing interpersonal and institutional forms of violence in large urban settings like Toronto where most Indigenous women are last seen alive and well. Sociology