Dear Members of the Massey Community, Chers collègues,
We have had really great Massey Dialogues over the last few weeks. The purpose of the Dialogues is to engage in discussions across disciplines and, importantly, across generations. I invite you to listen to the programs on YouTube at any time.
This week, look for:
Tuesday, April 28 at 4pm – Senior Fellow Michael Valpy will interview Dr. Gwen Healey Akearok, a Massey Alumni who works in Iqaluit as the executive and scientific director of Nunavut’s Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, on the topic of Nunavut: Canada with no COVID, alongside Journalism Fellow Sarah Rogers and Junior Fellow Rachel Lee.
Wednesday, April 29 at 12:00 – We will move to France’s struggles with the pandemic, with Professor Antonio Casilli focusing particularly on the aspects of privacy invasion with COVID19 & Digital Labor: The Fate Of Last-Mile Workers. He will be joined by Junior Fellow and former Don of Hall Julian Posada and Brenda McPhail, Director of Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project at Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
Thursday, April 30 at 5pm – Junior Fellow Kate Frank will interview incoming Senior Fellow Professor Randy Boyagoda on Imaginative Distancing: Our reading lives in pandemic times. Junior Fellow Stephanie Redekop and Alumnus and editor-in-chief of the Literary Review of Canada Kyle Wyatt will react.
Friday May 1st at 7 pm — We’ll be live and on-line for the annual Massey Book Club Gala — a special evening with Senior Fellow Margaret Atwood in conversation with Writer-in-Residence Susan Swan. Click here to register and feel free to invite your friends!
We hope that you are keeping well. Thank you to all who look after the sick and vulnerable in these complicated times,
Nathalie Des Rosiers