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Tattoos and trauma: Why we commemorate

Using photos of tattoos and their accompanying narratives, Dr, Deborah Davidson will show how tattoos can help their bearers to reclaim and reframe trauma, demonstrating resilience as the victim becomes the victor.

 

Dr, Deborah Davidson is an Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of LA&PS and the author of The Tattoo Project.

 

October 14th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Acute discrimination and the Asian-white mental health gap during COVID-19

Fear, stress and depression are common experiences during public health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to a spike in anti-Asian hate crimes, data collected show acute discrimination explains a large share of the CIVID-19 related mental health gap in this population.

Presented by Dr. Cary Wu, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of LA&PS

 

Register through York University at https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qHs5xoS8Sd24ZqebppLtLA

October 21st, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Indigenous Nationhood in the Age of COVID-19

Professor Sean Hillier will explore how Indigenous Nations/communities have demonstrated instances of imposition of boundaries, organizing as a political body and acting as a nation on behalf of Indigenous goals. The results show specific trends in the process of Indigenous assertion of nationhood during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

October 7th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month, beginning September.  In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  New members always welcome. Pre-register.

December 15th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month, beginning September.  In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  New members always welcome. Pre-register. Zoom detail will be emailed to registrants.

November 24th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Addressing M'Ikmaw History in the novel N'In D'la Owey Innklan: Mi'kmaq Sojourns in England

Indigenous peoples are too often expected to be pre-modern in outlook and to focus on the local rather than the international. And yet Native peoples have been adapting to modernity since the first contact. This historical novel focuses on the Mi'kmaq people of the Atlantic coast, whose histories are seldon addressed in Canadian history. Lecture followed by Q&A.

September 30th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Fast-Tracking Our Techno-Future: The Unanticipated Effect of COVID-19

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has begun provoking changes and developments in society, many of which involve the use of Artificial Intelligence, data science and technology. What are the implications of this fast-tracked digital transformation? What will the post-pandemic future hold in store? Lecture followed by Q&A.

Presented by Amanda Turnbull, PhD Candidate, Law.

September 16th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Back to School Prep: Strategies to Help Your Kids Succeed in Math and Promote Family Literacy

Learn about early predictors of literacy achievement and approaches to literacy and math to help engage children of all ages in meaningful opportunities for listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing through daily routines and activities. Lecture followed by Q&A.

Presented by Dr. Karen A. Krasny (PhD), Professor, Language and Literacy and Dr. Tina Rapke, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education.

 

September 23rd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Retirement Lessons From a Pandemic

The self-isolation during COVID-19 gave many people approaching retirement age a glimpse of what retirement might feel like - an abrupt end to work, loss of social connection and trying to make ends meet on a much lower income. In this virtual seminar Mike Drak will review what retirement lessons were learned from the pandemic and what we need to do now to prepare ourselves for

October 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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