Inaugural Green WIDEN: Lean, Green and Built to Last

On September 30th, 2013, Green College initiated its WIDEN series with an institution-appropriate theme: “Lean, Green and Built to Last.“ From Roman aqueducts to skyscrapers of engineered timber to building community (like Green College) so that we can last, this interdisciplinary panel will discuss the brilliance of concrete (literally) as well as abstract building ideas […]

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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 Change, October 4, 2011

CHANGE October 4 2011 “Take Your Right To The City: An Examination of Tempelhof Airport” by Elizabeth Krasner (Architecture) “Computer-aided Drug Development, or ‘How is a laptop like a test tube?’” by Abe Heifets (Computer Science) “A Narrative of the Egyptian Revolution as a Reclamation of Public Space” by Sherif Kinawy (Civil Engineering)

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On Waste, November 24, 2011

WASTE November 24 2011 “Laneway Housing: Inhabiting Wasted Spaces Within the City” by Utako Tanebe (Architecture) “Waste not, want not: Using CSIA to monitor the remediation of contaminated groundwater” by Calvin Chan (Geology) “The economic consequences and constitutionality of penalties for anti-competitive conduct in Canada’s Competition Act” by Grant Bishop (Law) Moderated by Massey College […]

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On “___” and the City, in honour of the then upcoming municipal elections, October 21, 2010

“_____” AND THE CITY (in honour of the then upcoming municipal elections) October 21 2010 RAILI LAKANEN: how community engagement can lead to sustainability (urban planning) SHELLEY LIEBEMBUK: exploring the intercultural themes, performers and audiences of Toronto (drama) UTAKO TANEBE: making the invisible city visible (architecture) The panel discussion was led by Eye Weekly columnist […]

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On Space, April 14 2009

Portraits of Planets in Other Solar Systems Bryce Croll, Astronomy Over 300 planets have been discovered to date in solar systems other than our own. The characteristics of these planets have been odder and more diverse than our simple theories suggested and that we could even imagine in our wildest dreams. In the past 15 […]

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On Walls, November 9 2009

In commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall: Architectural Meat Hayley Imerman, Architecture Though seemingly elementary and self-evident, the role of the wall in architecture is far from uncontested. The idea of the wall has been the conceptual catalyst for a long lineage of architectural builders and thinkers. From the […]

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