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 Education, September 4, 2012

WIDEN: On Education (A Back-to-School Special) 4:00–6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Grad Room, 66 Harbord St., Toronto RSVP on Facebook All welcome. No advance registration required. Presentations: Heidegger Goes to School: Drawing Education on Philosophy Doron Yosef-Hassidim (Educational Administration, OISE) The relevance of philosophy within an endeavour that deals with the human being, as education, […]

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On Construction: September 21, 2011

The Misunderstanding of Memes: Constructing the Idea of an Idea Virus Jeremy Burman, Psychology The notion that ideas are spread by social infection as “memes” (the cultural equivalents of genes) emerged through interactions between scholars, journalists, and the letter-writing public. This talk will present a summary of an article in press at “Perspectives on Science.” […]

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On Animals, February 9, 2011

WIDEN: On Animals 4:00-6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Gradroom at Grad House, 66 Harbord St. RSVP on Facebook All are welcome. No advance registration is required. Presentations: Do Animals Have Moral Status? Does It Matter? Jana Crawford (Philosophy) Many attempts to either justify differential regard for humans and non-human animals or to argue in […]

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On Plants, October 20 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 4:00-6:00 pm, Gradroom at Grad House, 66 Harbord St, Toronto. All are welcome. No advance registration is required. Presentations: Genetically Modified Plants and the Law: A Growth Industry Robert Smith (Law) My topic begins with the question “can a company patent a plant?”  In my speech I will explain the extent to which […]

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On Rehabilitation, April 23 2010

Treating Aphasia: Reflections on the Medical and Social Models of Rehabilitation Heather Farrell, Speech-Language Pathology Aphasia is a condition characterized by a loss or decline in the ability to understand language or use it expressively, while other cognitive abilities remain intact. Speech-language pathologists–whose primary professional role is to assess and treat communication disorders–approach aphasia intervention […]

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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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On Vision, February 25 2009

Vision: Life in the Light Michael Richards (Ophthalmology) Light energy, which surrounds and sustains life on our planet, forms the basis for the sensory modality of vision. We will touch on the nature of visible light, then discuss the structure and function of the human visual system. We will then explore the implications of binocularity, […]

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