Events

York University will be hosting many events throughout 2017 as we mark Canada's 150th birthday. Full details for each event will be released in the upcoming weeks. Come and join us.

Lead Project: Sue Winton With “Life in the University: Past, Present and Future” as an organizing theme, we are planning a series of events in recognition of Canada 150. The events address the Government of[...]
Project Lead: Sean Kheraj “What Did Confederation Accomplish? Historical Perspectives on 150 Years of Canada” is a documentary video series that explores the achievements and consequences of Confederation over the past 150 years from multiple[...]
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm
Project Lead: Christopher Lortie Open science is common in Canada. York University is already an established leader in this domain including R code, data, teaching, and inclusivity. A series of monthly podcasts culminating in a[...]
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – May 12 @ 7:00 pm
Project Leads: Noel Sturgeon Event date/location: May 11, 2017, 1-6pm, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan Theatre, York University Keele Campus Event date/location: May 12, 2017, 8am-7pm, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University Keele Campus Website[...]
Project Lead: Eva Karpinski To be held on May 15-17, 2017 at the Centre for Feminist Research as part of Canada@150, “Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas” is an international conference[...]
Project Leads: Leslie Sanders and Philip Kelly Event date/time: April 24, 9:30 am to 11:30 am Event location: Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building – Main Floor, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto Website[...]
Project Lead: Marlis Schweitzer Event date/time: Thursday, May 18 - Friday May 26 (this is a closed workshop) Event location: Accolade East 207 and 209 Led by UK-based creative researchers Dani Phillipson and Helen Gilbert,[...]
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – May 20 @ 4:00 pm
Project Leads: Brandon Vickerd Event date/time: May 18-20, 2017 Event location: Multiple locations, please see event website for details Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working symposium will be hosted by the Department of[...]
Project Leads: Leslie Sanders and Philip Kelly Event date/time: April 24, 9:30 am to 11:30 am Event location: Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building – Main Floor, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto Website[...]
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Project Lead: Solange Belluz Event date/time: May 23 Event location: Glendon Campus, 2275 Bayview Ave, North York, ON, M4N 3M6 Website In collaboration with Ontario’s French-Language school boards, Glendon Campus will organize the “French Language[...]
Project Leads: Leesa Fawcett & Anna Zalik In Canada and globally, contests over access to marine resources are intensifying. States, firms, diverse user groups and conservation agencies are scrambling to claim resources in an environmentally,[...]
Project Lead: Stacy Allison-Cassin Event date/time: Thursday, May 25 Event location: University of Toronto Wikipedia is an information “first stop” for many Canadians, yet Canadian content is relatively underrepresented. This is especially problematic when looking[...]
Project Leads: Leslie Sanders and Philip Kelly Event date/time: April 24, 9:30 am to 11:30 am Event location: Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building – Main Floor, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto Website[...]
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm
Project Lead: Marcel Martel Event date/time: June 9-11, 2017 Event location: York University - 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 Website 2017 is the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. To mark this important event,[...]
Jun 10 @ 11:45 am – 7:45 pm
Project Lead: Colin Coates Event A: Saturday, June 10, Provincial History Fair (Founders College, Assembly Hall), 11:45am Event B: Friday, October 13, 150 Ideas that Shaped Canada Conference (Schulich Building, Executive Learning Centre), 5:00pm Website[...]
Project Leads: Xueqing Xu & Jessica Tsui-Yan Li Highlighting York University’s expertise in the fields of Asian research and Canadian studies, “Retrospect and Prospect: Symposium on Chinese Canadian Literature and Media” (July 20-21, 2017) will[...]
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 4:30 pm
Project Lead: Andrea Davis Event date/time/location: November 10, 2017: Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Austin Clarke, 6 - 9pm, Daniels Spectrum, Regent Park November 11, 2017: Remembering Austin Clarke—Canadian Literature post-1960, 9am -[...]
Project Leads: Donald Ipperciel & Francis Garon Event date/time: September 29 - 30 Event location: Glendon Campus In the context of the 150th anniversary of Canada, Glendon will organize a conference that will bring together[...]
Sep 1 @ 1:23 pm – Dec 30 @ 2:23 pm
Event date/time: September - December 2017 Event location: York University, HNES Building Conceived by Toronto artist and activist Farrah-Marie Miranda, Speaking Fruit is a mobile, roadside fruit stand and design studio that feeds the movement[...]
Project Leads: Philip Monk & Emelie Chhangur Migrating the Margins: Uploading the Toronto of Tomorrow is a hybrid exhibition-conference examining the future look of the city as imagined by artists of immigrant families who grew[...]
Event date/time: September 15 - December 3, 2017 Event location: A montage of text, found images, and narrative taken from a discarded social science textbook entitled The People We Are: Canada’s Multicultural Society (Gage, 1980),[...]
Event date/time: September 16 - 17, 2017 Event location: AGYU plays host to an Ambulatory Symposium of workshops, screenings, discussion, and performances. Activating the far corners of Keele campus, participants explore the histories and environment[...]
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Event date/time: September 17, 2017, 1pm Event location: Can walking be political? This discursive walking salon is focused on walking side-by-side with Indigenous, 2-spirit, and trans lives. As an act of Indigenous sovereignty (land, culture,[...]
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm
Project Lead: Ian Garrett Event date/time: October 1 - November 18 Climate Change Theatre Action 2017 is a series of worldwide readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United[...]
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Project Leads: Eve Haque & Amar Wahab This project proposes a day-long event which will invite academic and community experts together for a workshop and public panel to jump start awareness and discussion on Islamaphobia[...]
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Project Lead: Colin Coates Event A: Saturday, June 10, Provincial History Fair (Founders College, Assembly Hall), 11:45am Event B: Friday, October 13, 150 Ideas that Shaped Canada Conference (Schulich Building, Executive Learning Centre), 5:00pm Website[...]
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event date/time: October 20, 2017, 2pm Event location: York University On the Edge of Curating: Toward new practices afield is a panel about curating that asks: How is “being on the edge” off-centred curating? Presented[...]
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm
Project Lead: David Koffman Event date/time/location: Sunday, October 22, 5-9pm - CJS lounge, 7th floor of the Kaneff Tower Event date/time/location: Monday, October 23, 2017, all day - Kaneff Tower, room 519 Canada might be[...]
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm
Project Leads: Christopher Lortie & Sapna Sharna
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 28 @ 1:30 pm
Project Lead: Patrick Alcedo Location: Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, Keele Campus, York University October 26 - 7:30pm October 27 - 7:30pm October 28 - 1:30pm Luzviminda: the Philippines Dances for[...]