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We are such a large, diverse Faculty, there’s always a variety of events, presentations, activities and workshops on offer for students, staff and the public. You’ll get exposure to fresh ideas, meet like-minded peers or learn a brand-new skill.

We’re excited to share our scholarship and research excellence with the wider community by presenting dynamic annual lecture series that feature some of the top thinkers in their fields, covering essential issues like equity and social justice, individual rights, globalization and indigeneity in Canada.

Annual Public Lectures

Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture

In honour of the late Kitty Lundy, an admired York sociology professor, this lecture series features individuals whose scholarship and creativity address principles Lundy upheld, including engaged learning, equity and social justice, and the exchange of ideas within and outside the University.

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Vico Lecture Series

Spurred by the donation of two rare volumes written by renowned 17th century Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico and established in the memory of Fred Zorzi, this annual lecture promotes history, culture and myth within the humanities and social sciences, and offers an important link between York and the Italian-Canadian community.

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Avie Bennett Historica Lecture

To support the study of Canada’s heritage and ensure the academic vitality of the discipline of history, this annual lecture is part of the Avie Bennett Historica Canada Conference, named in honour of York Chancellor Emeritus Avie Bennett.

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How Entrepreneurs Overcome Adversity

This lunchtime webinar brings together successful entrepreneurs who have graduated from York University. These alumni will talk about their entrepreneurship journey, and specifically how one overcomes adversities including financing a […]

My English degree: what a great decision!

This afternoon webinar brings together graduates from York’s Department of English who are currently in leadership roles, to share their career journeys with you. Join us as we discuss their […]

Diaspora, Humanism and the Global Project of Black Freedom

This event brings together Keguro Macharia, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, and Rinaldo Walcott in conversation with Christina Sharpe to consider the possibilities and limits of Black freedom. These influential scholars/thinkers from […]

Women in Leadership

This lunchtime webinar brings together women graduates from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies who are currently in leadership roles, to share their career journeys with you. Join […]