Founded and curated by Clara MacCallum Fraser (Urban Planning) in 2011, WIDEN@Ryerson welcomes all proposals on an ongoing basis. We hope to get students from all disciplines in Ryerson’s graduate schools to present over the course of the Fall and Winter semesters of 2011/2012. Previous WIDEN events have centred on Disaster, Change, Shifts/Movements – let us know what interests you, or suggest a theme! Proposals need only describe an idea in brief, and announce the discipline and program in which the student is working. Presentations may consist of original research, or may address how a particular discipline responds to the theme at hand. Please contact Clara MacCallum Fraser at claramaccallum1.fras@ryerson.ca or clara.fraser@gmail.com to submit a theme idea, a presentation proposal, or to join our mailing list.

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 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 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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On Shifts and Movement, April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011 Presentations: Ethical Movement and Paralysis Karen Dewart McKewen, Communication Studies Through this WIDEN presentation, I will attempt to briefly outline, and open up a conversation about, the ethical substance and significance of metamodernism. This emerging cultural theory describes the current Western ethos as continually in movement “between a typically modern commitment […]

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