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Estate Planning: Secure Your Legacy with Estate Protection Strategies

Join David Duong for this virtual presentation and learn about the following strategies: Capital gains-real life examples, how to minimize taxes, family law issues, tools and issues with cottages, funding the tax bill. Preregister.  Zoom details will be emailed.

February 22nd, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
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Memory and decision-making in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented global disruption, costing jobs and lives. This presentation will focus on applying principles of memory and decision-making fromcognitive psychology to understand how the pandemic is affecting decisions about adhering to protective measures until a vaccine or treatment is available. Q&A to follow.

With Dr. Shayna Rosebaum, Department of  Psychology, Faculty of Health

December 9th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Expanding the Narrative on Anti-Chinese Stigma During COVID-19

Due to the geographic origins of the first major outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, there have been reports of Asians around the world experiencing discrimination, xenophobia, or racism. While the emerging story of the instances of COVID-19 stigma and discrimination are only one aspect of this story, other aspects include a deeper understanding of the community itself along with an awareness of the capacity the Chinese diaspora community brings forward to help us all overcome COVID-19. Presentation and Q&A.

December 2nd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Addressing rights to accommodation in education placements

The Scholars' Hub looks at the ACTon study, a participatory video method for working online with students with disabilities and their instructors to explore issues of accessibility in experimental learning settings. Presentation and Q&A.

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All welcome! You do not have to be a student or alumni of York U to attend.

November 18th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Dr. Cheryl Thompson: author visit

Black History Month

Presenting: Dr. Cheryl Thompson

Author Reading l Q&A


Dr. Cheryl Thompson's books include "Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada's Black Beauty Culture" and "Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty.

In celebration of Black History Month

February 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Claim the vote, claim the country: On the question of 2020 US elections and the commons

Amidst the global pandemic and nationwide protests over police brutality and recism, the US is holding its elections. This presentation will examine how the US political system functions, in particular systemic voter suppression against People of colour, the poor and women voters - and critical contestations by different populations to claim the vote.


The presenters will also reflect on the US presidential election, its implication for Canada and the world, and conceptions of democracy and the commons in the United Statesand beyond.


November 4th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Teen dating during the pandemic

Learn about the strategies young people are using to connect, fall in love and stay safe as they navigate this new world of dating during a pandemic. By learning more about how teens are managing risk and danger today, they will be set up for success during less stressful periods tomorrow.


Presentedby Dr. Sarah Flicker, Professor, Environmental Arts & Justice Coordinator, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change and York Research Chair in Community Based Participatory Research.


October 28th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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