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WIDEN (Workshops for Inter-Discipline Exchange and Novelty) brings together people from different fields to speak on a common theme. The workshops foster community and celebrate ingenuity by breaking down disciplinary walls. Each event demonstrates the symbiosis of ideas and the power of shared projects.

WIDEN thrives in networks and intellectual neighbourhoods, and helps them to thrive in turn by thickening their connections. Jessica Duffin Wolfe founded the series in early 2009 at the University of Toronto St. George campus to bring its vast community of graduate students closer together. Since the first workshop on Pleasure, with talks by a Classicist, an Anthropologist and a Neuroscientist, the series has grown to Massey College, Ryerson University, York University, the Scarborough campus of the University of Toronto, and Queen’s University.

WIDEN is always eager to collaborate. If you’re interested in starting a WIDEN series in your community, we can help. Just get in touch.

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