On Science and Fiction, January 7 2013

Happy new year! On behalf of the Junior Fellow Lecture Series committee I would like to invite you to the first Junior Fellow Lecture/WIDEN of 2014. Please join us at 7:45pm on Tuesday, January 7th in the Upper Library for three lectures and discussion under the theme “Science and Fiction”. We have a promising panel of Junior […]

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On Conundrums, November 7 2013

Dear Friends and Colleagues, On behalf of the Junior Fellow Lecture Series committee I would like to invite you to the third Junior Fellow Lecture of this year. Please join us at 7:45pm on Thursday November 7th in the Upper Library for three lectures and discussion under the theme “Conundrums”. Our speakers are: Anne Ahrens-Embleton (Anthropology): “Museums and […]

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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 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 Movement, March 10 2010

Curated by Sarah Johnson Multisensory Self-Motion Perception in Real and Simulated Spaces Jenny Campos, PhD, Research Scientist, iDAPT, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Adjunct Member, Centre for Vision Research, York University When we move through our environment, both dynamic visual information and body-based cues (i.e. muscles, joints and the acceleration detectors in the inner ear) jointly specify […]

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On Food, April 9 2010

curated by Dylan Gordon “A Real Queer Fish”: Oysters, Mashers, and Homoerotic Appetites in Tipping the Velvet Abi Dennis, English Sarah Waters’s neo-Victorian novel, Tipping the Velvet (1998), follows the picaresque adventures of Nancy Astley, a seemingly artless and somewhat naive English oyster girl with a passion for the music halls. In this presentation, I […]

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On Pleasure, January 28 2009

Feeling and Thinking: Pleasure and the Brain Sarah Johnson (Neuroscience) This talk will offer a behavioural neuroscientist’s perspective on the biological purpose and process of pleasure. First, a description of the basic brain circuit that responds to rewarding events will explain how exactly we “feel” what we feel when we feel good. Then, a brief […]

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