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The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Spotting Satellites

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

In partnership with The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, free introductory astronomy courses every other Tuesday at 3:30pm EDT. They'll give you the tools to learn astronomy on your own at home, along with some observing goals to try. All you need is your computer! A pair of binoculars will help, but are not necessary. Zoom registration through RASC: bit.ly/3daMp4s

April 27th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Special Library Edition!

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

In partnership with The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, free introductory astronomy courses every other Tuesday at 3:30pm EDT. They'll give you the tools to learn astronomy on your own at home, along with some observing goals to try. All you need is your computer! A pair of binoculars will help, but are not necessary. Zoom registration through RASC: bit.ly/3daMp4s

April 13th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Observing the Aurora Borealis

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

In partnership with The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, free introductory astronomy courses every other Tuesday at 3:30pm EDT. They'll give you the tools to learn astronomy on your own at home, along with some observing goals to try. All you need is your computer! A pair of binoculars will help, but are not necessary. Zoom registration through RASC: bit.ly/3daMp4s

March 30th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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Can AI and disease modelling improve COVID-related public health interventions and vaccinations in Africa?

This special edition of the Scholars’ Hub focuses on research across eight African countries to manage the pandemic and improve vaccination programs. Topics covered will include the science behind zoonotics, robotics, next-generation Artificial Intelligence, genome science and more. Presentation l Q&A

With Dr. James Orbinski, School of Health Policy & Management, Faculty of Health and Dr. Simon Frost, Professor of Pathogen Dynamics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

March 24th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Birth Totems

Todd Jamieson of the Oneida Nation of the Thames is an artist and educator. Join him for an evening of learning and creativity as he shares the richness, beauty and symbolism of his culture. Todd will lead participants in creating their own woodlands-style drawing based on their personal Birth Totem.  

Presentation l Q&A l Drawing workshop

Supplies: Paper, coloured pencils (or preferred medium)

 

 

 

September 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Editor-In-Residence: Traditional, Self-Publishing or Hybrid

There are now a lot of different ways to get a book published.  Each one has advantages and disadvantages.  For example, traditional publishing can take years but doesn't cost you anything, while self-publishing may involve costs but can get your book to the market really quickly.  

May 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Editor in Residence: Editing and Proofreading 101

There is a lot more to editing than just checking grammar and spelling. It can include everything from checking that you have historical facts correct to making your humour funnier. There's a standard sequence of editing steps, and understanding the steps will make revising your own writing go more smoothly. 

Optional component: Participants will have the opportunity to have a brief review of a piece of their writing.

 

April 8th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Building Resilience Skills

Resiliency is an essential quality for each of us to have in order to maintain good physical and emotional health. This talk will focus on three building blocks of resiliency: emotional intelligence, optimism, and coping skills. The session will also touch on the impact of stress on women, in keeping with the theme of International Women’s Day (March 8).

Presentation and Q&A: Dr. Louise Hartley, Director, York University Psychology Clinic. 

Register at bit.ly/3pEuffW

March 10th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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