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 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 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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