York Circle

The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series

York Circle: A Gathering of Minds

The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series is a relaxed gathering that showcases the latest and most exciting research from York's leading professors. These free presentations are offered four times each year to York Alumni and friends and neighbours of the University.

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served during morning registration, and the complimentary lunch includes meat, vegetarian and vegan options.

Membership is free, but space is limited at each presentation to registered members and their guests who have RSVP’d in advance.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • May 2, 2020 - Info and registration coming soon

Ideas for Life, Living and the World Around Us

Since 2009, York Circle has showcased the ideas and research being generated by York University’s community. Topics come from every faculty and have included discussions around gender issues, brain function, mental health, international aid, sports injuries, financial policy and many more evolving subjects. Learn more about our past lectures and the distinguished speakers who presented them, and then sign up to hear about our upcoming presentations.

Join The York Circle

Membership is free! Once you’ve joined, we’ll invite you to each event where you can:

  • network in a relaxed environment
  • learn about current research on key topics from York’s professors
  • meet like-minded people who love to learn

Please note: Current students and faculty of York are not eligible to join The York Circle but can attend as a guest of a registered member.

For more information on The York Circle, call us at (416) 650-8159 or email us at yorkcircle@yorku.ca.

Apr
18
Sat
CANCELLED - 44th ACU Annual Dinner @ Namaste
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Please join us at Namaste to celebrate the 44th ACU Annual Dinner.  Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020 Time: 7-9:30 pm Location: 1504 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Cost: individual basis Dress: business casual attire Closest metro is King Street on the blue line. Take the trolley from King Street Metro which is free OR parking garages are close by and the parking is a flat fee of $5. Due to restaurant’s limited space of 25 guests, early registration is preferred. Please call 571-970-0615 to register. PLEASE NOTE: Event to start at 7:15pm (appetizers) followed by dinner at 7:30pm.
Apr
23
Thu
CANCELLED - York U Scholars' Hub Speaker Series at MindShare WorkSpace Mississauga @ MindShare WorkSpace
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds. We invite students, alumni and all members of the community to join us.

How to tame a dragon: Insights from four years in Dragons' Den
Andrew Maxwell PhD. MBA .PEng (Bergeron Chair in Technology Entrepreneurship)
Why do some entrepreneurs succeed while others fail? Dr. Maxwell will share his insights based on his award-winning research, much of it from his experience working on the first four seasons of CBC’s Dragons' Den. He will discuss how investment decisions are actually made, the relative importance of the idea versus the entrepreneur, and share insights into the critical role of trust. The session will be of interest to innovators and entrepreneurs, and those working with them.

Apr
30
Thu
CANCELLED - York U Scholars' Hub Speaker Series at Aurora Public Library @ Aurora Public Library
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds. The Scholars’ Hub events are done in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library, and Aurora Public Library. We invite students, alumni and all members of the community to join us.

Freedom in our democracy: should we take it for granted?
Dr. Robert Latham (Associate Professor, Political Science, and Director of the York Center for International and Security Studies)
Are we at risk of losing the right to free speech through public neglect and the growing power of government and corporate interests? Where are the sources today of truly critical free speech Explore the possibilities and limits for progressive political action in the face of escalating national security programs, immigrant rights rallies, student protests and global financial crisis. Join Professor Robert Latham for an engaging conversation on free speech in our democracy

May
21
Thu
ACU Happy Hour at McCormick & Schmick's @ McCormick & Schmick's
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All Canada University (ACU) invites you to join your fellow Canadians for happy hour - an afternoon of relaxation, fun and meeting other alumni at McCormick & Schmick's.

Dress casual attire required.

Closest metro is Farraught North on the red line. Take the K Street exit and at the top of the escalator turn left (restaurant is about one block on the right hand side of K Street).

Please call 202-861-2233 to register.

May
28
Thu
York U Scholars' Hub Speaker Series at Markham Public Library @ Markham Public Library
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds. The Scholars’ Hub events are done in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library, and Aurora Public Library. We invite students, alumni and all members of the community to join us.

Can we run away from cancer? The roles of diet and exercise
Dr. Michael Connor (Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Muscle Health Research Centre)
Obesity rates are rising everywhere in the world, with the number of Canadians classified as overweight or obese approaching 60%. Obesity is a readily modifiable risk factor for many diseases, including cancer. We have known about this relationship for more than 50 years, but are only beginning to unravel why this association exists. Obesity develops from an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and the consumption of a poor “quality” calorie-rich diet. This will shed some light on how fat promotes cancer development and remains a hurdle to successful cancer interventions and how diet and exercise represents an avenue of improvement for cancer patients.

Dec
12
Sat
ACU Holiday Party at Cuba Libre @ Cuba Libre
Dec 12 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Please join us for All Canada University (ACU) holiday luncheon at Cuba Libre Restaurant.

Closest Metro is Gallery Place (red line). Take the 9th Street exit. Walk up two blocks on H Street.

Cost: $37 per person, children welcome. Cost includes tax/gratuity/one glass of Agua Fresca.

Please RSVP by Dec. 9, 2020.

Please mail check payable to: All Canada Association
c/o Deepak Malhotra, 20326 Swallow Point Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20886
For further information, please contact Deepak Malhotra at:
Mobile: 301-467-6793 | Email: dmalhotra9059@yahoo.com