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 2020-21

Date Faculty Name Talk Title Talk Description Department Event Registration
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Headshot of Professor Judith AndersenProfessor Judith Andersen Overriding the Stress Response

Professor Andersen studies stress and resilience among first responders. She will share intervention techniques successful in reducing stress during crisis. 

Psychology Virtual Library - Webex
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 Headshot of Professor Mohamad Tavakoli-TarghiProfessor Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi Pathologizing Iran and Islam

Professor Tavakoli-Targhi explores how the cholera epidemic in the 19th century facilitated the deployment of medical prognosis and diagnosis in Iranian politics. It also explains how the shift from humoral to microbial hygiene led to the reconceiving of jinns as germs, and the emergence of a Pasteurian conception of Islam focused on social, spiritual, and political health. 

Historical Studies

Virtual Library - Webex


Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Headshot of Professor Erin TolleyProfessor Erin Tolley Rhymes with Witch

Professor Tolley examines how ideas about gender influence the media's coverage of politics. She draws on current and historical examples to document the different ways that men and women in politics are publicly portrayed and how this is affected by gendered stereotypes about politics. She concludes by discussing the effects of media coverage on electoral democracy.

Politcal Science

Virtual Library - Webex

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Headshot of Professor Rosa HongProfessor Rosa Hong Tales of Three Women Authors from Quebec Professor Hong will discuss ways in which 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; Kim Thúy, Ying Chen, and Aki Shimazaki. Participants will be invited to reflect on how the authors' stories relate to their own thoughts and experiences. Language Studies

Virtual Library - Webex


Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Headshot of Professor Tracy RogersProfessor Tracy Rogers Found: Human Remains  Join Dr. Tracy Rogers to discover how human remains cases are investigated. Forensic Science

Virtual Library - Webex


Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Headshot of Professor Mohan MatthenProfessor Mohan Matthen How Cooking is Art Cooking is a primal way of expressing love and hospitality. It is also how many people express their creativity. In this latter manner, it is very much like fine art: painting, music, poetry, dance, and the rest. So why do so many thinkers deny that cuisine is a form of art? In this talk, I'll try to explain, and show that, the nay-saying notwithstanding, cooking can be an art form. Philosophy

Virtual Library - Webex


Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Headshot of Professor Rhonda McEwenProfessor Rhonda McEwen Communicating during COVID-19: China and the diaspora After the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was first detected in China in December 2019, it spread rapidly, threatening lives as well as social, economic, and emotional well-being in one of the world's most densely populated countries. People relied more heavily on technologies to stay connected to each other, to shop online, and acquire information. This talk is about people's uses of technologies during a pandemic. Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology