Coordinated and presented by the Junior Fellows, these lectures take place roughly once a month and invite three Junior Fellows to give an after dinner lecture on a chosen topic through the lens of their various fields of study. Please see the event calendar for lecture dates and themes.

2018-2019 Lectures

October 12, 2018 – Vulgar Displays of Power
Moses Okumu will discussed relationship power equity as a recipe for safer sex. David Ryback delved into Premier Ford’s invocation of the Notwithstanding Clause to pass Bill 5 and Mariela Faykoo-Martinez discussed the unique social structure that differentiates the naked mole-rat from all other mammals.

November 11, 2018 – This Is Not A Test!
Speakers: Ariana Ellis (Medieval Studies), Michael O’Shea (Education), and Charlie Katrycz (Materials Science).

December 10, 2018 – Destroy Erase Improve
Cylita Guy
told us about the unique role bats play in propagating species-jumping viruses and how the study of this role can help us preserve wildlife and combat these diseases. Sam Little discussed the development of jazz language and repertoire, and Shane Saunderson took a lighthearted approach to possible futures in which robots and AI could come to annihilate humanity from the Earth, remove every trace of our existence, and build an entirely new species and society that looks nothing like our own.

January 30, 2019 – Reasonable Doubt
Speakers: Daniel Hidru (Computer Science), Mary Germaine (English and Creative Writing), and Jamie Duncan (Information).

February 27, 2019 – MORE INFO TO COME

March 13, 2019 – MORE INFOR TO COME