The Atkinson School of Social Sciences presents a public lecture with Andi F. Bakti (PhD, UQAM) on "Social Conflicts - The Case of Indonesia: A struggle for power/identity among religious/ethnic groups". For three decades (1966-1996) Indonesia was relatively "stable" and "free" of social conflict under an authoritarian government. However, since 1997 and the fall of the Suharto dictatorship, a series of bloody, violent conflicts, mostly of religious and ethnic nature, has erupted in various areas in Indonesia. Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson, 10-11:30am.
Career Planning Workshop
On Friday, explore who you are and make informed choices about your major or your career path through a series of exercises and vocational assessment tools (the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator). This is a full-day workshop on Jan. 17, from 9am to 4pm. Material costs: $35 for students; $90 for alumni. Register and complete assessment questionnaires in person at Career Services’ front desk, N108 Ross Bldg., at least two business days in advance of the workshop. For more workshops offered visit: www.yorku.ca/careers.
MFA Group Art Exhibit - Final day
Friday is the final day to come explore this diverse mixed-media collection of works by the graduate students in the MFA in Visual Arts Program. Year One exhibit over; Year Two exhibit, Jan. 13-17. Exhibits in The Gallery, Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (lobby). Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-4:30pm.
Snowball / Bal des neiges
Friday evening enjoy Glendon’s annual winter celebration, Snowball / Bal des neiges! Tickets on sale at the Glendon College Student’s Union office, 175 York Hall, Glendon campus: $20 for Buffet & Dance; $15 for Dessert & Dance. You can contact the GCSU at 416-487-6720 or email@example.com. The dining & dance event will take place in the Glendon Cafeteria, 7pm-1am.
Emerging Global Leaders Retreat
A two-day workshop on Jan. 18-19 has been organized for 50 of York’s most dynamic, energetic and visionary undergraduate students (domestic/exchange/international). Sponsored by York International and the Office of Student Affairs, the retreat, now in its fourth year, recently won a national award for outstanding program in international education from the Canadian Bureau of International Education. Deadline for applications for the 2003 retreat was Jan. 9. All full-time undergraduate students are eligible to apply (with the exception of students who participated in a previous year). For more information about the program visit: http://international.yorku.ca/fyi/events/eglr.htm. The retreat will be held off campus at Geneva Park, Orillia.
AGYU Film Screenings
On Sunday, Jan. 19, organized in conjnction with James Welling’s exhibition, AGYU presents the screening of seven short films which will be preceded by a brief introduction given by Bart Testa, leading film scholar and theorist. The films are: Return to Reason, 1923 by Man Ray (3 mins.); Glimpse of the Garden, 1957 by Marie Menken (5 mins.); Eye Music in Red Major, 1961 by Marie Menken (5 mins.); The Very Eye of Night, 1958 by Maya Deren (15 mins.); Snowblind, 1968 by Hollis Frampton (5.5 mins.); Lemon, 1969 by Hollis Frampton (7.5 mins.); Nostalgia (Hapax Legomena I), 1973 (36 mins.). Screenings in the Nat Taylor Cinema, N102 Ross Bldg., 2pm.
Carpool to York Contest
Between Jan. 6-31, the first 150 people to register to carpool on the Black Creek Regional Transportation Management Association (BCRTMA) Web site will have a chance to win a gift certificate from Mountain Equipment Co-op! By carpooling to York you’ll save money on gas and parking and help the environment. Register at www.blackcreekcarpool.org.
James Welling’s Abstract at AGYU
On display Nov. 13-Feb. 2: Since the late 1970s, Los Angeles-based photographer James Welling has explored subjects and techniques that push the technical and conceptual boundaries of photography. In this exhibition, called Abstract, Welling presents several bodies of work, from the early Interseries and L.A. Architecture photographs to Degradés, New Abstractions and Mystery photographs, which use abstraction to continue his investigation of the formal qualities of photography. The exhibit can be viewed at the Art Gallery of York University, N145 Ross Building.
We Make the Road by Walking: Remembering dian marino
Jan. 6-Feb. 7, FES presents a special art exhibition in honor of dian marino, a visual artist, educator and storyteller extraordinaire, who taught in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. She lived courageously with cancer and died in January 1993. See the exhibit in 354 Lumbers, Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-4:30pm.
Générique (Generic) by Alexandre Castonguay at the Glendon Gallery
Jan. 15-Feb. 15, see Alexandre Castonguay’s exhibit at the Glendon Gallery: Générique (Generic). The exhibit calls into question the commercial use of images of nature and effects that imitate nature by inserting anomalies into an experience that is supposed to unfold without incident. Castonguay brings together pre-recorded film footage and motion detection, and visitors are invited to take part in the work by transposing their own image onto the stream of passing images. The Glendon Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri., 12-3pm; Sat., 1-4pm.
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