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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 12 p.m. ET.

Dr. Natasha Henry-Dixon, Assistant Professor, African Canadian History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Professor Natasha Henry-Dixon will discuss the history and contributions of people of African descent in what is now Canada. This presentation will highlight a number of examples to educate and empower the audience. This presentation will highlight a number of examples to educate and empower the audience.

Recently, there has been public debate about making daylight saving time year-round. Dr. Patricia Lakin-Thomas will discuss the biology behind the debate, with answers to these questions: What happens to our internal biological rhythms when we change our clocks twice a year?

In this talk, Dr. Ruth Green will talk about the history of the York University Land Acknowledgement and what it really means to the people that wrote it. will share about the Dish with One Spoon and the Two Row wampum as I discuss responsibilities of Peace, Friendship and Mutual Respect.

This talk explores the role of populism in shaping Canadian provinces’ increased use of the notwithstanding clause, an exceptional provision allowing governments to temporarily override certain sections of the Charter when passing legislation. Dr. Laxer will discuss how populist discourses serve to justify these uses of the notwithstanding clause, as well as the implications of this trend for rights and legality in Canada.