WIDEN seeking presenters and guest curators

Dear friends of WIDEN, WIDEN at the U of T St. George campus is gearing up for a new season of cross-disciplinary workshops! We’re currently looking for grad students from the U of T community and beyond who are interested in showcasing their research in an interdisciplinary setting. All topics and disciplines are welcome. If […]

On Space, March 29, 2012

Winters Graduate Salon “On Space” A WIDEN Event— Wine and Cheese — Free, all are welcome! Thursday, March 29th, 5-7 pm Winters College room 021, York University Speakers: Lychee (Lai-Tze) Fan (Communication and Culture), Daniel Guadagnolo (Communication and Culture), Clara Fraser (Urban Planning, Ryerson) Lychee (Lai-Tze) Fan, Communication and Culture In/Visible D.C., Ethnic-Based Ideologies and […]

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On Adaptation, March 2, 2012

The Date: Friday, March 2 The Place: RSU building 55 Gould St —  Room G (just past Oakham Café) The Time: 4:15-6:30 (speakers from 4:15-5:15) The Speakers: Lai-Tze (Lychee) Fan, (Communication & Culture), Jamil Jivraj, (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Lacey Williams (Urban Planning) The Abstracts: Lai-Tze (Lychee) Fan, (PhD, Communication & Culture): The Adaptation of […]

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On Work, March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012 at 2:30-4:00pm in AA160 Theme: WORK   Presenters: Annie (XiaoYu) Gong (sociology): “Money, Attitudes and Gender: An analysis of how gender-role attitudes and earnings affect the hours of housework” This paper uses the US General Social Survey (2002) to examine the relationship between the number of hours of housework done by each […]

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On Colour, February 27, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2:00-3:30pm Leigha Lee Browne Theatre, UTSC All welcome: Please RSVP to ctl-events @utsc.utoronto.ca Light refreshments served Directions to the Theatre: Walk down the third floor of the S-wing to the new part of the building, and enter the theatre by taking a left and going downstairs. Erin L. Webster, Art History (faculty) […]

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On the Good Life, January 10, 2012

The Good Life January 10 2012 “Is there a future for utopia in the twenty-first century?” by Chris Young (Information Studies) “Nutrition: Essential for a good life” by Mary Scourboutakos (Nutritional Science) “Money/Health/Taste/Nature: Hunting for ‘The Good Life’ in Canadian Wild Food Commodity Chains” by Dylan Gordon (Anthropology) Moderated by Massey College Senior Resident, The […]

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On Fairness, December 7, 2011

Fairness December 7 2011 “Epidemiology: Why Bad Diseases Happen to Good People” by Diana Withrow (Epidemiology) ”Can selfishness be harnessed for common interests?” by Wes George (Computer Science) ”How the Victorians Talked about Non-British People; or, Struggling Against Being Racist When That’s All You Know How to Be” by Letitia Henville (English Literature) Moderated by […]

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On Disaster! November 23, 2011

November WIDEN on: Disaster! Event Details: When: November 23rd, 2011, 4:30pm Where: Ram in the Rye, VIP room — 63 Gould street, can be accessed from Church Street as well. Presentations: OMG, I’m “mad” David Reville (School of Disability Studies) Is a diagnosis of mental illness a complete disaster? This presentation will look at people […]

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On Senses, November 10, 2011

SENSES November 10 2011 “Tasting Cosmopolitanism in the City: The Different Forms and Value of Everyday Cosmopolitanism” by Sarah Cappeliez (Sociology) “Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments 2.0: A Lecture Recital” by Eric Leung (Music) “The Molecular Fingerprint of Disease: Sherlock Holmes Meets Watson and Crick” by Justin Besant (Biomedical Engineering) Moderated by Massey College Saul […]

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On Culture/Change, October 28, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011 Presentations: “Using technology to adapt to changes in cultural experiences due to disability” David Fourney (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) One’s lifespan is defined by change. With age comes disability. Hearing loss is the third most chronic disability among older adults and the fastest growing hidden disability in North America. It affects […]

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