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Broaden your mind with the Scholars' Hub @ Home Speaker Series

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds. The Scholars’ Hub events are done in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library, and Aurora Public Library. The Scholars' Hub @ Home series is brought to you by York Alumni Engagement. We invite students, alumni and all members of the community to join us. All sessions take place at 12pm ET.

Roger Keil, Professor, Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

We live on a suburban planet where most people live in the periphery of cities worldwide. At the same time, the suburbs are not what they used to be but are rapidly transforming into new forms and ways of urban life, a mosaic of global “suburbanisms.” This extended urban world carries with it the greatest challenges, and threats related to climate change and infectious disease, but also the most hopeful perspectives on future human life.  

Joel Ong, Associate Professor in Computational Arts and Director of Sensorium: The Centre for Digital Arts and Technology 

Drawing from experiences and activities from his own artistic practices, Joel Ong will discuss a selection of community-engaged projects “Windword | Windward” and his recent commission for the Ammerman Centre for Arts and Technology “In Silence” that are built upon a foundation of shared experiences, vulnerabilities, and contested environments.