Events

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See below for our upcoming events. There’s something for everyone, so don’t miss out! Check out our past events by viewing our photo gallery.

Questions? Contact the Events team at alumnievents@yorku.ca.

Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
A tantrum…or a treaty? The Nobel-winning campaign to outlaw nuclear weapons @ Paul Delaney Gallery | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
12:30 pm
Ray Acheson (ICAN; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) talks about ICAN's 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign for a treaty to abolish nuclear weapons. Click here to register.
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: Harnessing Nature’s Pharmacy @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
7:00 pm
Humans have taken advantage of plants’ natural defences to fend off pathogens for thousands of years. Professor Kathi Hudak discusses an antiviral protein that protects plants and inhibits the replication of human retroviruses such as[...]
The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series - March 3, 2017 @ Life Sciences Building, Keele Campus, York University
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Please join us for The York Circle Lecture and Lunch on Saturday, March 3 from 9am to 1pm. The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series is held four times a year and is open to our community[...]
Washington, D.C. Speakers Event @ The University Club of Washington, D.C.
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Conspiracy theories, fake news and systemic distrust New and diffuse forms of media have created increased social space for the sharing and spreading of conspiracy theories and fake news. As technological and cultural trends undermine the[...]
New York City Speakers Event @ Midpoint Bistro & Bar (located inside of Club Quarters)
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Conspiracy theories, fake news and systemic distrust New and diffuse forms of media have created increased social space for the sharing and spreading of conspiracy theories and fake news. As technological and cultural trends undermine the[...]
Jan
23
Tue
A tantrum…or a treaty? The Nobel-winning campaign to outlaw nuclear weapons @ Paul Delaney Gallery
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Ray Acheson (ICAN; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) talks about ICAN's 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign for a treaty to abolish nuclear weapons.

Click here to register.

Feb
8
Thu
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: Harnessing Nature’s Pharmacy @ Markham Village Library
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Humans have taken advantage of plants’ natural defences to fend off pathogens for thousands of years. Professor Kathi Hudak discusses an antiviral protein that protects plants and inhibits the replication of human retroviruses such as HIV.

Join Markham Public Library and York University as we bring to Markham a taste of the university experience. Each month YorkU faculty will bring their amazing research and provide an opportunity for our community to learn something new.

This is a FREE event, but an RSVP is required.

Please reserve your ticket HERE.

 

Mar
3
Sat
The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series - March 3, 2017 @ Life Sciences Building, Keele Campus, York University
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please join us for The York Circle Lecture and Lunch on Saturday, March 3 from 9am to 1pm. The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series is held four times a year and is open to our community of alumni and friends.

Hear from four of York's leading faculty members on a wide range of interesting topics that speak to some of the key themes that define York University.

The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series is held four times a year and is open to our community of alumni and friends.

Complimentary coffee, light snacks and lunch will be provided.

Visit alumniandfriends.yorku.ca/yorkcircle/mar3 for more information on the upcoming lecture or to register for the event.

 

Mar
6
Tue
Washington, D.C. Speakers Event @ The University Club of Washington, D.C.
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conspiracy theories, fake news and systemic distrust

New and diffuse forms of media have created increased social space for the sharing and spreading of conspiracy theories and fake news. As technological and cultural trends undermine the authority of traditional sources of information such as the news media and academia, many observers have expressed concern that ours is a 'post-truth' era, and that systemic distrust in crucial actors and institutions could have unwelcome consequences. What tools, habits and dispositions can help us to develop a healthy skepticism that strikes a balance between unacceptable gullibility and unhealthy cynicism?

Join York alumnus Mark Busser to find out!

Mark is an alumnus of both York University and McMaster and is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at McMaster.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to network with other Canadians and hear this interesting lecture which quickly sold out in Hamilton.

The event is being co-hosted by both York University and McMaster University.

Networking reception and refreshments to follow. Cost includes light hors d’oeuvres and one beverage.

Limited tickets available. Get your tickets before this unique evening sells out! ​

 

Mar
7
Wed
New York City Speakers Event @ Midpoint Bistro & Bar (located inside of Club Quarters)
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conspiracy theories, fake news and systemic distrust

New and diffuse forms of media have created increased social space for the sharing and spreading of conspiracy theories and fake news. As technological and cultural trends undermine the authority of traditional sources of information such as the news media and academia, many observers have expressed concern that ours is a 'post-truth' era, and that systemic distrust in crucial actors and institutions could have unwelcome consequences. What tools, habits and dispositions can help us to develop a healthy skepticism that strikes a balance between unacceptable gullibility and unhealthy cynicism?

Join York alumnus Mark Busser to find out!

Mark is an alumnus of both York University and McMaster and is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at McMaster.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to network with other Canadians and hear this interesting lecture which quickly sold out in Hamilton.

The event is being co-hosted by both York University and McMaster University.

Networking reception and refreshments to follow. Cost includes light hors d’oeuvres and one beverage.

Limited tickets available. Get your tickets before this unique evening sells out! ​