On Measures – February 1 2013

We’re thrilled to announce the Inaugural Queen’s WIDEN (Workshops for Inter-Discipline Exchange and Novelty): On Measures February 1 2013, 2-4pm room 021 in the basement of the New Medical Building (15 Arch Street) All are welcome. No advance registration is required. Moderator: Daniel Paluzzi, Medicine Presentations: How Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect the Ability to Respond to Music? Ashley […]

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On Social Fabric, October 27, 2011

This, the first event in the City WIDEN series, City WIDEN: Social Fabric, is a co-production with The Textile Museum of Canada: On Social Fabric October 27, 7:30 pm, $5 at The Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto Featuring the following presentations: “The Knitters are Coming!” by Megan Ingman Founder and Owner of […]

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On Green Energy, January 26, 2011

WIDEN: On Green Energy Wednesday, January 26, 4:00-6:00 pm Gradroom at Grad House, 66 Harbord St. RSVP on Facebook All are welcome. No advance registration is required. Presentations: A Pragmatic Look at Some Sources of Green Energy Deepak Chandan and Andre Erler, Atmospheric Physics Green sources of energy will be essential and vital to our […]

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On Death, November 3 2010 (Our Annual Halloween edition!)

Wednesday, November 3, 4:00-6:00 pm, Gradroom at Grad House, 66 Harbord St, Toronto. All are welcome. No advance registration is required. Presentations: Why hasn’t natural selection made us immortal? Arvid Ågren (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) Only around 100 years ago, the Western world had a life expectancy 25 years lower than today. This was the […]

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On Networks, November 17 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 4:00-6:00 pm, Gradroom at Grad House, 66 Harbord St, Toronto. All are welcome. No advance registration is required. Presentations: Networks in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering Ruediger Willenberg (Electrical & Computer Engineering) Computer and Telecom networks are very much part of our modern life. We will will take a brief look at what […]

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On Plants, October 20 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 4:00-6:00 pm, Gradroom at Grad House, 66 Harbord St, Toronto. All are welcome. No advance registration is required. Presentations: Genetically Modified Plants and the Law: A Growth Industry Robert Smith (Law) My topic begins with the question “can a company patent a plant?”  In my speech I will explain the extent to which […]

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On Pain, October 6 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 4:00-6:00 pm, Gradroom at Grad House, 66 Harbord St, Toronto. All are welcome. No advance registration is required. RSVP on Facebook Presentations: The Neurobiology of Pain Massih Moayedi (Neuroscience) Pain is a complex, multidimensional experience.  It has been defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as an unpleasant sensory […]

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On Civil Liberties (G20 WIDEN), September 22 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 4:00-6:00 pm, Gradroom at Grad House, 66 Harbord St, Toronto. All are welcome. No advance registration is required. G20 WIDEN was curated by Morgan Vanek & Jessica Duffin Wolfe in response to the G20 weekend in Toronto in June 2010. Presentations: Civil Liberties in Comparative Perspectives: G20 Under the Lens of Global […]

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On Women, December 4 2009

In commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Montreal Massacre: The Marriage Market and Women Colin Decker, Mathematics Many cultures throughout history have kept detailed marriage records. Marriage data is sometimes used by economists to gain a foothold in the study of other social phenomena for which direct data is not available. I will briefly […]

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On Colour, January 27 2010

Biphoton Wave Functions: Pictures from Quantum Optics Luke Helt, Physics Although explored by Newton as early as 1672, optics is still an intense area of current research. We can produce various colours for displays (with phosphors, or liquid crystals), reduce glare (with polarized sunglasses), and send information at high speeds (with fiber-optic cables and diode […]

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