WIDEN: Workshops for Inter-Discipline Exchange & Novelty

WIDEN (Workshops for Inter-Discipline Exchange & Novelty) aims to reveal the shared projects and symbiotic insights of graduate researchers. Each WIDEN meeting consists of three or four 10- to 15-minute presentations of research on a common theme by graduate students working in three different disciplines, followed by a half-hour (or so) of discussion.

Prompting conversations among musicians and medical students, political scientists and architects, historians and zoologists, philosophers and physicists, WIDEN breaks down disciplinary walls and creates community among departments, even as it celebrates the ingenuity of graduate-student research.

The series was founded by Jessica Duffin Wolfe in 2009 at the University of Toronto, and now has growing communities at Massey College, York, and Ryerson.

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