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An Evening With Jan Wong

Jan Wong went to China as a starry-eyed Maoist in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution, renouncing rock and roll and hauling pig manure in the paddy fields. Learn about her experiences in Maoist China and how her love affair began to sour as she became aware of the harsh realities of Chinese communism.

About Jan Wong

September 29th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Shop Like the Planet's Watching

April 22 is Earth Day!  Join us for an interactive, virtual workshop on how to "green" your shopping habits and become an eco-friendly shopper. Learn how you can do your part to help address Climate Change, Waste Reduction, Energy Conservation and Sustainability. In partnership with the York Region Environmental Alliance.  Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

April 22nd, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Employees’ Reactions Towards COVID-19 Information Exposure

Presentation and discussion on the mpacts of employees’ exposure to COVID-19 information on their workplace behaviors, including work withdrawal and helping behaviour towards coworkers.

With Dr. Ruodan Shao, Schulich School of Business

The Scholars’ Hub @ Home features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds.

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February 16th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Lunchtime Tours: The Women in Parliament

Lunchtime Tour Series in partnership with the Ontario Legislative Assembly. Join us for this lunchtime tour as we celebrate the accomplishments of women at Queen's Park, exploring the "Remarkable Assembly" exhibit and the important female figures in Ontario's parliamentary history.  Pre-register. MS Teams link will be emailed.

March 25th, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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Lunchtime Tours: Hidden Treasures of the Legislative Building

In partnership with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.  In celebration of Ontario Heritage Week, join us for the February session of "Lunchtime Tours".  Discover some hidden features of the Legislative Building, highlighting elements hidden in plain sight!  Preregister. This virtual presentation is hosted through Microsoft Teams; the link will be emailed to registrants.

February 25th, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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Dancin' Feet: Harlem and basketball in the 1920 - 30s

The New York Renaissance basketball team, an all-Black professional team, emerged within the social and cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Playing basketball during the epicenter of Black entertainment, this talk highlights a history of Black basketball players who used their bodies to orient themselves toward freedom and secure a cultural legacy.

February 2nd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Be a Better Beta

Why do you need a Beta Reader? Beta readers can be one of the best tools in your writing arsenal. Used well, they improve your writing in ways you couldn't imagine before.

Beta readers help you see your story from another set of eyeballs. Learn how to give and get better feedback on your writing.


About the Facilitator:


Rachel Rosen has worked in the publishing industry as a graphic designer, editor, workshop designer, ghostwriter and manuscript evaluator. Her upcoming book Cascade will be released in Spring 2022.

February 13th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm