Upcoming Weekly Talks

 

One of the College’s most popular activities has been a series of weekly talks held at the Faculty Club during the academic year. The presenters are often Fellows reporting on their recent work, but outside speakers are also invited. The topics are wide-ranging and cover a broad spectrum of disciplines and subjects. The format calls for an approximately one-hour talk followed by a coffee break and then a discussion period. The talks are usually recorded and made available as either streaming or downloadable podcasts. The discussion sessions, which are often very lively, are not recorded. The sessions are so popular that seating is limited and Fellows are given priority although others are welcome if space permits.

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March 2021

SC Talk: Stephen Katz, “Tracked and Fit: FitBits, Brain Games, and the Quantified Aging Body”

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Stephen Katz, Trent University Centre for Aging and Society Title: "Tracked and Fit: FitBits, Brain Games, and the Quantified Aging Body" Introducer and Host: Michael Hutcheon The link to register is https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=JsKqeAMvTUuQN7RtVsVSEKo-DHaj3xRAluk2q6EEM7NUOUw0UTJFSkhZVUNKMlFCMlFROUszM0s0Sy4u The deadline to register is the Wednesday of the talk at 8:00am. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants only on the morning of the event.

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SC Talk: Russell Brown and Donna Bennett, “Editing English-Canada’s National Anthology in an Era of Social Change; or, How Do You Handle a Problem like Duncan Campbell Scott”

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Russell Brown and Donna Bennett, UTSC,  English Title: "Editing English-Canada’s National Anthology in an Era of Social Change; or, How Do You Handle a Problem like Duncan Campbell Scott" Introducer: Brian Corman; Host: Linda Hutcheon The link to register is https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=JsKqeAMvTUuQN7RtVsVSEKo-DHaj3xRAluk2q6EEM7NUOU5MSUdCTUFFRlIyU1FUTjlXSlpCVTFKVC4u The deadline to register is the Wednesday of the talk at 8:00am. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants only on the morning of the event.

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May 2021

SC Talk: Speaker: Cheryl Suzack, English, U of T “Stories from Bella Bella: On Being a Guest and Researcher in Heiltsuk Territory”

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Cheryl Suzack, English, Indigenous Studies, Law, U of T Talk: "Stories from Bella Bella: On Being a Guest and Researcher in Heiltsuk Territory" Introducer: Linda Corman; Host: Linda Hutcheon Abstract: This talk reflects on the research ethics and protocols associated with being a guest and researcher in Heiltsuk First Nation territory. It focuses on a community-based project documenting community resilience in managing environmental crises, using the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill as a case study. Its objective is to…

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SC Talk: William E. Reichman, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Baycrest “Innovation and the Coming Transformation of Seniors Healthcare”

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: William E. Reichman, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Baycrest, Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto “Innovation and the Coming Transformation of Seniors Healthcare” Introducer: Brian Corman; Host: Daphne Maurer Abstract Several emerging social and technological trends are likely to cause significant disruption to our existing models of health care delivery to older adults. These trends include: increasing longevity, morbidity compression, the “retailization” of healthcare services, the growth of integrated value-based healthcare systems, the advance of remote…

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SC Talk: P.J. Carefoote, Head, Rare Books and Special Collections, Fisher Rare Book Library – “Stop the Presses: A Brief History of Literary Censorship in Canada”

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaker: P.J. Carefoote, Head, Rare Books and Special Collections, Fisher Rare Book Library (please note CHANGE of speaker) Title: “Stop the Presses: A Brief History of Literary Censorship in Canada” Introducer: Linda Corman; Host: Linda Hutcheon Abstract: Canadians tend to think about literary censorship as something that has had a chilling effect on societies other than their own. In this presentation P.J. Carefoote will trace the history of literary censorship across Canada from the 17th century to the present, considering…

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SC Talk: Dwayne Benjamin, Economics, U of T; Provostial Advisor, Reruitment, Enrolment, and Educational Space & Technology   “Labour Market Outcomes of PhD Graduates in Canada: A Closer Look at the CCA’s “Degrees of Success.”

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Dwayne Benjamin, Economics, U of T; Provostial Advisor, Reruitment, Enrolment, and Educational Space & Technology Title: “Labour Market Outcomes of PhD Graduates in Canada: A Closer Look at the CCA’s “Degrees of Success.” Introducer and Host: Linda Hutcheon Abstract: The Canadian Council of Academies Expert Panel on the Labour Market Transition of PhD Graduates was struck to address the following question: What are the main challenges that PhD students in Canada face in transitioning to the labour market, and…

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June 2021

SC Talk: Diana Fu, Political Science, U of T, Asian Institute, Munk School   “China’s Rise as a Superpower—and its Implications for Canada”

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Diana Fu, Political Science, U of T, Asian Institute, Munk School   “China’s Rise as a Superpower—and its Implications for Canada” Introducer and Host: David Milne Abstract: China is an indisputable global power today. How did China transform from a poor, developing country to a nation of “wolf warriors” on the world stage?  How ought we to read the tea leaves of Chinese politics under Xi Jinping?  As Canada navigates one of the thorniest periods in its relationship with China, it…

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SC Talk: Susan Pfeiffer, Anthropology, U of T; Centre for the Advanced Study of Paleobiology, George Washington U. “Repatriation and Objects of Contention”

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Susan Pfeiffer, Anthropology, U of T; Centre for the Advanced Study of Paleobiology, George Washington U. Title: “Repatriation and Objects of Contention” Introducer: Sara Shettleworth; Host: Jim Gurd The link to register is https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=JsKqeAMvTUuQN7RtVsVSEKo-DHaj3xRAluk2q6EEM7NUM0JDV01QR0hCT1BNNlFITUZYVUVQMU0xSy4u The deadline to register is the Wednesday of the talk at 8:00am. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants only on the morning of the event.

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SC Talk: John R. Percy, Astronomy and Astrophysics, U of T “Misconceptions about the Universe: From Everyday Life to the Big Bang”

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

**NEW Speaker Information for June 16, 2021 Speaker: John R. Percy, Astronomy and Astrophysics, U of T Introducer and Chair: Daphne Maurer Title: “Misconceptions about the Universe: From Everyday Life to the Big Bang” Abstract: A misconception is a belief that is strongly held, but factually incorrect.  It is a form of misinformation, which is rampant in many segments of society today.  In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, I shall provide a gentle overview of astronomy by touching on a wide…

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SC Talk: John Baird, English, U of T “Dickens and Public Health: Infection and Disease in Bleak House”

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker Information for June 23, 2021—CHANGE OF SPEAKER/TOPIC** Speaker: John Baird, English, U of T Introducer: Brian Corman Host: Linda Hutcheon Title: “Dickens and Public Health: Infection and Disease in Bleak House” Abstract: Dickens’s literary career ran over nearly four decades, from the early 1830s until his death in 1870, a period which saw momentous innovations in medicine and especially in public health.  The foundations for what would become epidemiology and virology were laid down in these years. Dickens himself…

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