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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 Markham Public Library, Vaughan 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 12 p.m. ET.

Celebrate Pride Month with two York professors as they look at historical representations of queerness in comic and graphic novel narratives.

Reading Comics Queerly

For most of their existence, comic representation of queerness relied on implication and suggestion. Modern representations of queerness have progressed to more overt 2SLGBTQIA+ themes, characters, storylines, creators and symbols. This talk will examine the comics of the past to understand how queerness was once depicted.

Out and Proud: “Coming Out” Graphic Narratives

Professor Halsall will discuss early queer graphic novels and offers her insight into the socio-political context of the time including: the Stonewall riots, the feminist and civil rights movements and the AIDS epidemic.

This presentation will provide an overview of a body of research in which researchers partnered with municipalities to help plan and evaluate interventions to promote safe, active transportation. Topics include: Evaluation of speed cameras, promoting biking and walking, and exploring the role of equity in road safety.