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Public Lectures & Events

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Our large and diverse Faculty is always hosting a variety of events, presentations, activities and workshops 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 ongoing lecture series and dynamic annual events 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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