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Ryerson University-Wide Research Virtual Events

June 2021

The following is a roundup of Ryerson Scholarly, Research and Creative (SRC) virtual events for June 2021.

If you would like your Ryerson SRC virtual event added to the July 2021 listings, please email researchevents@ryerson.ca with the subject line "Add to Events Email" before June 22, 2021.

Generous Futures: 2SLGBTQ+ Communities Impacting

Hosted by: Alumni Relations

Queer liberation has always come at a price. What role does philanthropy play in addressing 2SLGBTQ+ justice and equity? How are queer leaders affecting positive policy changes and increasing visibility of initiatives in support of 2SLGBTQ+ communities? Join us as we kick off Pride Month with this discussion about the future of queer leadership in charitable giving. 

Moderator:
Jen McMillen, Vice-Provost, Students, Ryerson University

Panelists:
Al Ramsay, Associate Vice President, Sales and Strategy & Head of LGBTQ2S+ Business Development, TD Wealth
Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), President & Chief Executive Officer, TAWANI Enterprises 
Mark Bonham, Executive Director, The Veritas Foundation

  • Date: June 1, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Overcoming Digital Divides:
Workshop Series – Public Internet Access

Hosted by: Ryerson Leadership Lab

Although internet infrastructure is almost universal in many communities, barriers to internet adoption, including internet affordability, make a significant portion of people in Canada reliant on free public internet access at libraries, retail and community locations. Over half of Ontarians who would not have otherwise had access to technology relied on a public library to access the internet, with rates higher (up to 68%) for older and low-income residents. Not only is this access relied on, public internet also fosters greater civic, social and community engagement.

How should Canada expand access and improve the experience of public internet? Which particular groups are least likely to benefit from public internet access and how can this be improved? Join us to discuss how Canada can better support our public internet infrastructure for the marginalized communities who rely on them and for everyone.

Speakers:
Christina de Castell, Chief Librarian, CEO at Vancouver Public Library
Lawrence Eta, Chief Technology Officer, City of Toronto
Michael Lenczner, CEO of Ajah, Director of Powered by Data, Founder of Île Sans Fil
Pam Ryan, Director of Service Development and Innovation at Toronto Public Library, Member of the Urban Libraries Council’s Digital Equity Action Team

  • Date: June 2, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Ryerson School of Medicine – Weekly Planning Community Zoom Sessions

Hosted by: Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (OVPRI)

The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (OVPRI) is holding weekly one-hour sessions, via Zoom, from May 6 to June 14 for the broader Ryerson community to engage in the School of Medicine consultation process.

This one-hour session on June 2 will provide an overview of the planning process and vision for the School of Medicine using interactive technology. It will allow for participants to share their feedback in real-time and provide an opportunity for a Q&A. 

  • Date: June 2, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Hosted Via Zoom 

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Take Control of Algorithms, Data and Infrastructure

Hosted by: Centre for Free Expression (CFE)

Join Meredith Whittaker in conversation with Andrew Clement, Professor Emeritus in University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information where he coordinates the Information Policy Research Program and co-founded the Identity Privacy and Security Institute.

Speaker bio:
Meredith Whittaker founded Google’s Open Research Group, co-founded M-Lab, and is a Minderoo Research Professor at New York University where she is co-founder and faculty director of the AI Now Institute. She has been an advisor to the White House, the FCC and the European Parliament, among others, on artificial intelligence and internet policy. 

  • Date: June 2, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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How are South Asian migrant women in Canada overcoming employment challenges?

Hosted by: Canadian Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration

South Asian women, who comprise the largest share of migrant women in Canada, face numerous challenges in accessing employment and many take precarious and low-paid jobs in order to survive. Gender- and race-based discrimination in the labour market, domestic and care responsibilities, lack of access to information and employment services are among the many barriers they encounter while seeking employment.

This panel will explore how South Asian women are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic, the unique challenges they face as they struggle to access employment, information and social connections, and avenues of support that could create employment opportunities for them.

Panelists:
Sutama Ghosh, Associate Professor, Department Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University
Manjeet Dhiman, Senior Vice President, Services & Strategic Initiatives, ACCES Employment
Vathsala Illesinghe, PhD Candidate, Policy Studies, Ryerson University

Chair:
Marshia Akbar, Senior Research Associate, CERC Migration and integration

  • Date: June 3, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Reckoning and Recovery

Hosted by: Ryerson Democracy Forum

Join Ryerson Democracy Forum for a conversation with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Canada’s challenges as we emerge from the shadow of today’s pandemic and past struggles: post-COVID recovery, Indigenous reckoning and reconciliation, relations with China — bring your questions! Hosted by Toronto Star columnist and Ryerson visiting practitioner Martin Regg Cohn. This event is sponsored by the Faculty of Arts, registration is free.

  • Date: June 4, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Disability and Inequality in the Global South

Hosted by: School of Disability Studies

Although some 80% of persons with disabilities (PWDs) live in developing countries of the global south, Critical Disability Studies scholarship has been primarily a northern discipline. This talk by Dr. Annicia Gayle-Geddes brings into central focus the socioeconomic situation of PWDs in the English-speaking Caribbean Community. Using available quantitative and qualitative data, the disability and inequality nexus evident in the marginalized socio-cultural disability identity, as well as poorer educational and labour market outcomes of PWDs compared with persons without disabilities, are presented. 

Speaker bio:
Dr. Annicia Gayle-Geddes is an adjunct professor at the School of Disability Studies and has worked as a social analyst for Caribbean Development Bank. Her research focuses on areas such as disabilities, children’s and women’s rights and social policy analysis.

  • Date: June 7, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Clean Energy Expo: 10th Anniversary

Hosted by: Centre for Urban Energy (CUE)

CUE is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2021. To mark the occasion, please join us for an informative and inspiring day of clean energy research, innovation and education, featuring welcoming remarks from Ryerson President Mohamed Lachemi and a very special guest speaker, Praveer Sinha, CEO of Tata Power. There will also be panel discussions, presentations, networking opportunities and virtual booths.

  • Date: June 8, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Online 

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DMZ Black Innovation Summit

Hosted by: Digital Media Zone (DMZ)

The DMZ introduces the inaugural Black Innovation Summit, bringing together the Black entrepreneurial community and all its champions to highlight DMZ’s Black-led startups and the importance of supporting Black founders.

Hear pitches from inspiring Black founders on their businesses as they each pitch for up to $20,000 in funding, the hurdles they have overcome and what’s needed to take the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Canada to the next level.

  • Date: June 10, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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i am... Premiere – 28 Canadian stories, exploring 3 questions

Hosted by: Canadian Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration

On the 50th anniversary of Canada’s Multiculturalism Act, CERC Migration set out to better understand the legacy of idealism and measure the sense of belonging to Canadian identity. An open call for short film concepts asked: How do you see yourself? How do you wish to be seen? How are you seen by others? The final works are provocative, emotional and challenging. 

Twenty-eight graduate students were selected. Though most had little or no filmmaking experience, they each had unique and important stories to share about their places of belonging or not belonging within a Canadian identity. Over the past six months, in the midst of their pandemic bubbles, and while receiving hands-on mentorship from film industry experts, our creators produced outstanding original works that weave together a larger story about Canadian identity and contemporary society.     

  • Date: June 10, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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No, Journalists: You Can’t Have It Both Ways Anymore

Hosted by: School of Journalism

In his retirement lecture, professor Ivor Shapiro examines news workers’ dangerous liaisons with professional standards. This lecture will be given over Zoom. The link will be provided in the reminder notice for the event.

  • Date: June 10, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (ET)
  • Location: Online

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Ryerson School of Medicine – Planning Community Zoom Sessions

Hosted by: Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (OVPRI) 

The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (OVPRI) is holding weekly one-hour sessions, via Zoom, from May 6 to June 14 for the broader Ryerson community to engage in the School of Medicine consultation process.

This one-hour session on June 10 will provide an overview of the planning process and vision for the School of Medicine using interactive technology. It will allow for participants to share their feedback in real-time and provide an opportunity for a Q&A. 

  • Date: June 10, 2021
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Hosted Via Zoom 

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House and home: Capital and migrants

Hosted by: Canadian Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration 

How does a migrant’s need to find a house and home impact cities, and how do cities adapt their housing policies in response? What does investment in (transnational) real estate tell us about migration and urban processes?

Join CERC Migration for a webinar that will tackle some of these questions by looking at the socio-economic implications of human mobility in relation to the politics of housing and investment across various social categories.

Panelists: 
David Ley, Emeritus Professor of Urban and Social Geography, University of British Columbia
Chloé Reiser, Postdoctoral Fellow, Community Housing Canada research partnership, Université de Montréal
Aurélie Varrel, CNRS Senior Researcher, Centre for South Asian Studies, École des hautes études en sciences sociales

Chair:
Amin Moghadam, Senior Research Associate, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

  • Date: June 17, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Sex and the Pandemic series: Resistances, Collectivities, Nostalgias

Hosted by: School of Disability Studies

This series brings together an assortment of experts and scholars in a variety of fields to explore how new modes of understanding sex and sexualities continue to evolve in light of the current pandemic. The AIDS crisis will be used as a historical referent – drawing ambivalent comparisons to and necessary distinctions from COVID-19 – to explore perspectives surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The topics explored in this instalment of the speaker series includes Policing Pandemics and Ongoing Resistance, When AIDS Nostalgia Gets in the Way of Fighting COVID, and Community Viral Load: Living Collectively with Viruses.

Speakers:
Alexander McClelland, Carleton University
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody
Theodore (ted) Kerr, The New School

Moderator:
Ricky Varghese, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University

  • Date: June 18, 2021
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Overcoming Digital Divides:
Workshop Series – Youth and Digital Skills

Hosted by: Ryerson Leadership Lab

Young people grew up with digital technologies and have relatively greater internet adoption. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for reliable internet access increased as schools transitioned online. Despite living parts of their personal and professional lives online, there remain disparities between access to devices and internet connectivity among Canadian youth, especially among low-income communities.

How can Canada improve access to the internet and digital learning devices among youth coming out of the pandemic? How can digital spaces better aid youth learning and development? What digital skills are necessary to maximize benefit from e-learning opportunities? Join us as we discuss how Canada can better support our public internet infrastructure for the marginalized communities who rely on them and for everyone.

Speakers:
Kate Arthur, CEO and Founder of Kids Code Jeunesse
Howard Moriah, Manager of Youth & Community Outreach Services, Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough
Simona Ramkisson, Manager of Community Development at Wikimedia Foundation
Ken Sanderson, Executive Director of Teach for Canada

  • Date: June 23, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Generous Futures: Indigenous Perspectives Decolonizing

Hosted by: Alumni and Friends

What does giving look like from an Indigenous lens? How do colonial ways of giving continue to harm and exclude Indigenous peoples? This discussion will address how the charitable sector needs to reconcile with its “saviour complex” in order to move forward. Our panelists will wade through what needs to shift in order to respectfully engage and build reciprocal relationships with Indigenous peoples when exploring the future of giving and sharing on Turtle Island.

Moderator:
Damien Lee, Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Biskaabiiyang and Indigenous Political Resurgence, Ryerson University

Panelists:
Sky Bridges, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation
Kris Archie, CEO, Circle on Philanthropy
Robert Watts, Chair of the Board, The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Foundation

  • Date: June 23, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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This is How They Tell Me the World Ends: Virtual Book Talk

Hosted by: Cybersecure Policy Exchange

In her new book, “This is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race,” New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth reveals the untold story of the cyberweapons market – the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth. 

Join us as we host a virtual book talk with author Nicole Perlroth in conversation with Charles Finlay, Executive Director of the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, to discuss the rising global threat of cyberwarfare that lurks within the darkest corners of our digital existence – and what we can do about it.

After you register for the event, you will receive the Zoom login information one day before the event. This event will be recorded and have English captioning available.

  • Date: June 24, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Location: Online

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Writing with Pride & Joy

Hosted by: The Catalyst at FCAD

The Catalyst is hosting Trey Anthony in a vibrant talk & writing session for our FCAD community & friends who are LGBTQI2S+ and their allies.

Speaker bio:
Trey Anthony is an award-winning playwright, speaker, comedian, producer, educator and new mom. She is best known for her play turned television series Da Kink in My Hair. She most recently published the book Black Girl In Love (with Herself) and is currently a Development Producer for CTV/Bell Media, a contributing writer for Huffington Post and a writer in residency at Soul Pepper Theatre.

  • Date: June 24, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Post-Pandemic Leisure & Recreation

Hosted by: Modern Literature and Culture (MLC) Research Centre

After more than a year of restrictions, leisure and recreation symbolize new life. This webinar investigates the changes in sports, tourism and leisure in the wake of the pandemic.

Panelists:
Frederic Dimanche, Professor and Director, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University

Troy D. Glover, Professor and Chair, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and Director, Healthy Communities Research Network, University of Waterloo

Nicole Neatby, Professor, Department of History, Saint Mary’s University and Nova Scotia Representative on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

Laurel Walzak, Associate Professor, RTA School of Media and Director, Global Experiential Sport (GXS) Lab, Ryerson University

  • Date: June 24, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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How AI is Changing Work Today

Hosted by: Future Skills Centre

From AI to digitization, the introduction of new technologies in the workplace is one of the most prevalent drivers of change we see today.

Hosted by the Future Skills Centre and Magnet Today, and in partnership with The Michener Institute, this webinar will explore advancements in AI and how they will affect future work in Canada. This event will bring together leaders in sectors including healthcare, education and labour to discuss the impacts of automation.

  • Date: June 25, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Past Ryerson University-Wide Research Virtual Events

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Grant Proposals and Applications - Workshop for TRSM Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows 

Hosted by: Dimensions Pilot Program 

It is getting increasingly crucial to understand and apply EDI principles in order to be a successful business/management researcher. Many grant proposals, as well as PhD, postdoc and academic job applications now ask for an EDI statement. How do you ensure that your proposals and applications have strong EDI orientations? We invite all Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) graduate students and postdocs to come and learn about how to integrate EDI in your applications and your research at this virtual event.

Join the TRSM Dimensions Chair, Prof. Rupa Banerjee, as we work through practical, real-life examples and discuss strategies to position your research for success.

  • Date: May 5, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Ryerson School of Medicine – First Weekly Planning Community Zoom Session

Hosted by: Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation

The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation is holding weekly, one-hour sessions from May 6 to June 14 for the broader Ryerson community to engage in the School of Medicine consultation process.

This session on May 6 will provide an overview of the planning process and vision for the School of Medicine using interactive technology. It will allow for participants to share their feedback in real time and provide an opportunity for a Q&A. 

  • Date: May 6, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Incorporating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) into Grant Proposals - Workshop for TRSM Faculty Members 

Hosted by: Dimensions Pilot Program

It is getting increasingly crucial to understand and apply EDI principles in management research and many grant proposals now ask for an EDI statement. How do you ensure that your proposals have strong EDI orientations? We invite all Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) faculty researchers to come and learn about how to integrate EDI in your applications and your research at this virtual event.

Join the TRSM Dimensions Chair, Prof. Rupa Banerjee, as we work through practical, real-life examples and discuss strategies to position your research for success.

  • Date: May 6, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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The Green Party’s New Leader: Annamie Paul at Ryerson

Hosted by: Ryerson Democracy Forum

Join us for a conversation with Annamie Paul, who won the federal Green Party’s leadership last year. Bring your questions as she discusses how to grow the Greens in a tough political environment. Hosted by Toronto Star columnist and Ryerson Visiting Practitioner Martin Regg Cohn. This event is sponsored by Ryerson’s Faculty of Arts.

Speakers:
Annamie Paul became the first Black and the first Jewish woman to head a federal party when she was elected leader of Canada’s Greens in 2020. A lawyer and human rights expert, she also worked as a Canadian diplomat, and founded NGOs dedicated to political and environmental engagement. She studied law at the University of Ottawa and has a masters in public affairs from Princeton.

Martin Regg Cohn is a political columnist for the Toronto Star and former foreign correspondent. A Visiting Practitioner in the Faculty of Arts and founder of the Ryerson Democracy Forum, he is also a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

  • Date: May 6, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Smart Freight: Safe, Green & Efficient Goods Delivery

Hosted by: City Building Ryerson

City Building Ryerson’s Urban Innovation Café event series brings together diverse leaders, experts and policy-makers to discuss current urban innovations and their potential to solve problems in a moderated discussion and Q&A.

We are proud to host advanced experts in transportation, management, logistics and cybersecurity for a discussion of today’s challenges related to urban freight, and the research that Ryerson faculty members will be contributing as Affiliates to the Region of Peel’s new Smart Freight Centre to improve the safety, efficiency and environmental impact of goods delivery in the region.

Speakers:
Moderator: Carolyn Kim, Ontario Regional Director, Pembina Institute
Sabbir Saiyed, Manager of Transportation System Planning, Regional Municipality of Peel
Bilal Farooq, Canada Research Chair in Disruptive Transportation Technologies and Services, Ryerson University
Atefeh Mashatan, Director, Ryerson Cybersecurity Research Lab, Ryerson University
Sharareh Taghipour, Canada Research Chair in Physical Asset Management, Ryerson University
Welcoming remarks: Steven N. Liss, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University.

  • Date: May 7, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Ryerson School of Medicine – Second Weekly Planning Community Zoom Session

Hosted by: Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation

The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation is holding weekly, one-hour sessions from May 6 to June 14 for the broader Ryerson community to engage in the School of Medicine consultation process.

This session on May 10 will provide an overview of the planning process and vision for the School of Medicine using interactive technology. It will allow for participants to share their feedback in real time and provide an opportunity for a Q&A. 

  • Date: May 10, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Asian Heritage Month Virtual Celebration

Hosted by: Ryerson University

Celebrating Asian culture, community, and contributions.

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, President & Vice Chancellor
Dr. Janice Fukakusa, Chancellor
John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy, Former Member of the Senate of Canada
Ethan Lou, Ryerson Alumnus, Journalist and Author of Field Notes from a Pandemic

Hosted By:
Dr. Janet Lum, Professor, Faculty of Arts
Dr. Denise O’Neil Green, Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion
Julia Shin Doi, General Counsel, Secretary of the Board of Governors University Privacy Officer 
Dr. Pamela Sugiman, Dean, Faculty of Arts

  • Date: May 11, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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CERC Working Group - The Uncertain Future of Immigration to Small and Mid-sized Cities

Hosted by: Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration

Many small and mid-sized cities in countries such as Canada and Australia have come to depend on a steady flow of international migrants. Smaller centres increasingly rely on migrants to fill labour shortages and counter the effects of population decline. The pandemic, however, has slowed international migration, making it difficult for small and mid-sized cities to recruit new migrants. Moreover, many local economies are now experiencing a downturn, reducing job prospects and increasing the challenges of integration for newcomers.

Panelists include:  
Rebecca Wickes, Director, Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre, Monash University
Anna Ziersch, Associate Professor, Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute, Flinders University
Clemence Due, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide
Ather Akbari, Professor, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
Chair: Melissa Kelly, Research Fellow, CERC Migration and Integration

  • Date: May 13, 2021
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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CERC Working Group - Social Media as Data in Migration Research

Hosted by: Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration

The aim of this workshop is to introduce researchers and graduate students in the field of migration to the increasing use of social media as a means to gather information about migration behaviours and mobility patterns.

Participants will be introduced to applications of social media data to migration topics such as the formation of an online identity, identifying ethnic and language networks, gauging public opinions on topics, and identifying spatial integration of ethnic groups. Participants will also explore the use of Twitter and online forums to conduct migration research, identify a set of best practices, and introduce tools to assist researchers in mining social media data.

This workshop will be led by:
Stein Monteiro, Research Fellow, CERC Migration, Ryerson University
Priya Kumar, Research Fellow, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

  • Date: May 14, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Digital Futures & Facial Recognition: Confronting the Tech to Prison Pipeline

Hosted by: Cybersecure Policy Exchange

Join the Cybersecure Policy Exchange and the responsible technology community for two powerful conversations with leading experts about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in our digital future.

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when AI increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against?

Speakers/Panelists:
Shalini Kantayya, Director, Coded Bias
Richard Lachman. Assistant Professor in the School of Media, Ryerson University
NM Amadeo, Member, Coalition for Critical Technology
Chris Gilliard, Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center
Yuan Stevens, Policy Lead on Technology, Cybersecurity and Democracy, Cybersecure Policy Exchange

  • Date: May 14, 2021
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Dimensions Virtual Town Hall Series – Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science (FEAS) Graduate Town Hall

Hosted by: Dimensions Pilot Program

This (virtual) Town Hall is for all graduate researchers in FEAS. Please join FEAS Dimensions Chair, Prof. Seth Dworkin, at this Dimensions Town Hall where we will introduce the Dimensions program and discuss barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion in SRC.

  • Date: May 17, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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The Conversation Canada Knowledge Mobilization Workshop

Hosted by: The Catalyst at the Faculty of Communication and Design

The Conversation Canada is a daily independent online publication, delivering analysis and explanatory journalism from the academic and research community directly to the public. It’s a not-for-profit collaboration, where professional editors work directly with academics and researchers to publish articles for a wide audience. Deputy Editor Hannah Hoag and Editor-in-Chief Scott White will explain the mission of The Conversation Canada, offer some background on how it helps academics with knowledge mobilization and give some tips on how to pitch a really great story idea. This is an interactive workshop, brought to you by FCAD’s Explanatory Journalism research team, opens in new window, where participants are encouraged to bring story ideas to discuss.

  • Date: May 17, 2021
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ­- 5:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Location: Online

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CERC Migration Working Group

Hosted by: Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration

The Migration Working Group is a series of monthly sessions to discuss innovative research being done on migration and integration by emerging and established scholars. The series gives researchers an opportunity to present their ongoing projects, learn about each other’s work and share feedback.
 
The May Migration Working Group addresses the themes of decolonization, youth identities and settlement; and COVID-19, entrepreneurship and highly skilled migrants. Discussions will be moderated by John Carlaw, Research Fellow, CERC Migration, Ryerson University.
 
This working group will feature presentations by Ryerson graduate students: Ashley Vols, Carly McFall, Irmak KurtulmusZeerat MarzanaSaeid Taki, Jane Law and Dike Ike.

  • Date: May 18, 2021
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Ryerson School of Medicine – Third Weekly Planning Community Zoom Session

Hosted by: Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation

The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation is holding weekly, one-hour sessions from May 6 to June 14 for the broader Ryerson community to engage in the School of Medicine consultation process.

This session on May 18 will provide an overview of the planning process and vision for the School of Medicine using interactive technology. It will allow for participants to share their feedback in real time and provide an opportunity for a Q&A. 

  • Date: May 18, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Dimensions Virtual Town Hall Series – Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science (FEAS) Graduate Town Hall

Hosted by: Dimensions Pilot Program

This (virtual) Town Hall is for all graduate researchers in FEAS. Please join FEAS Dimensions Chair, Prof. Seth Dworkin, at this Dimensions Town Hall where we will introduce the Dimensions program and discuss barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion in SRC.

  • Date: May 19, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Overcoming Digital Divides:
Workshop Series – People with Disabilities and Accessibility

Hosted by: Ryerson Leadership Lab

More than 6.2 million people over the age of 15 are living with a disability in Canada. The federal and provincial governments have taken steps to improve internet accessibility and adoption among people living in Canada with disabilities, but there still remain substantial gaps in internet use. People in Canada with disabilities are at risk of facing barriers in accessing information and communications technology. 

What further steps are needed to ensure digital inclusion for people with disabilities? How can governments better enforce and advance digital accessibility? Join us to hear from experts, policy-makers and those with lived experiences as we try to unpack these questions and generate solutions for more accessible online spaces. The discussion will be followed by breakout rooms focused on workshopping innovative policy solutions to bridge divides in internet accessibility. 

Speakers:
David Lepofsky, Visiting Professor of Disability Rights and Legal Education at Osgoode Hall Law School
Heather McCain, Executive Director of Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN)
Mo Dhaliwal, Founder and Director of Strategy at Skyrocket

  • Date: May 19, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Dimensions Virtual Town Hall Series – Faculty of Science Graduate Town Hall

Hosted by: Dimensions Pilot Program

This (virtual) Town Hall is for all graduate students in the Faculty of Science. Graduate students are essential drivers of research, pursuing research projects while often also balancing multiple responsibilities such as being teaching assistants and markers, doing coursework and managing diverse family commitments.

Please join the Faculty of Science Dimensions Chair, Prof. Imogen Coe, at this Dimensions Town Hall where we will introduce the Dimensions program and discuss known barriers to research that relate to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility issues. Most importantly, we want to hear from you, so this Town Hall will include breakout sessions where we will guide discussion on these topics and collect responses through shared Google JamBoards. We want to hear from as many graduate students as possible so we can start to create an environment where everyone feels welcome and can do their best work.

  • Date: May 19, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Delivering on the commitment: A Canada-wide childcare plan

Hosted by: First Policy Response

A number of barriers — including “navigating pandemic federalism,” in the words of First Policy Response contributors Kate Bezanson, Monica Lysack and Andrew Bevan — stand in the way of a national childcare plan. How can we move from identifying the problem to designing and delivering a childcare solution? What are the key elements that will need to be part of a plan that delivers affordable, high-quality services across the country?

Speakers:
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development
Ken Boessenkool, Owner, Sidicus Consulting
Beverly-Jean Daniel, Assistant Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University
Dr. Kate Bezanson, Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Brock University
Diane Daley, CEO, Family Day Care Services

Moderator:
Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief and Economics Columnist for the Toronto Star.

  • Date: May 20, 2021
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET)
  • Location: Online

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Post-Pandemic Office Design

Hosted by: Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre

This upcoming webinar on architectural, interior design and management perspectives explores the future of the modern workspace. It asks the question “what will your office look like post-pandemic?”

Speakers:
Blaine Brownell, School of Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Yongyeon Cho, Department of Interior Design, Iowa State University
Linda Zhang, School of Interior Design, Ryerson University

  • Date: May 20, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Location: Online

Please e-mail adminmlc@ryerson.ca if you have any difficulties registering.

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How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism: Seize the Means of Computation

Cory Doctorow is an award-winning author, journalist and blogger who has worked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is an MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate and is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University. Join Cory in conversation with Andrew Clement, professor emeritus in University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information, where he coordinates the Information Policy Research Program and co-founded the Identity Privacy and Security Institute.

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

  • Date: May 19, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Researchers’ Public Engagement and Social Media Use (and Abuse)

Hosted by: Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration

Research in the social sciences is generally political, and research on migration all the more so. Researchers today are not only encouraged but actually expected and required to disseminate their research findings among non-academic and non-expert audiences. Digital technologies provide for nearly endless opportunities for such engagement. Contributing blog commentary, followed by engagement with social media, is a particularly popular way of reaching out to a wider audience, presenting research findings and also making academic work known to colleagues and stakeholders.

This workshop will be led by Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University.

  • Date: May 21, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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A Tale of Two Viruses – Sex and the Pandemic: A Speaker Series

Hosted by: School of Disability Studies

A critical goal of this speaker series is to create a space for the sharing of insights and information between academics and non-academics who work at the intersection of queer men’s sexual health and HIV/AIDS. With reference to the cultural history and memory of the AIDS crisis, and its varied effects on different communities and geographies, this series explores how these men and their allies are thinking critically regarding this specific history and its applicability to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today’s event will discuss:
Open to Infection: Two Viruses and Black-Queer-Life
Distinct & Dissimilar: HIV, COVID-19, and the Desire for Meaning

Speakers:
Rinaldo Walcott, Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto
Ryan Conrad, SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in Cinema & Media Studies at York University
Organizer: Ricky Varghese, Tanis Doe postdoctoral fellowship in Gender, Disability, and Social Justice at Ryerson University

  • Date: May 21, 2021
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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CERC Migration Working Group: Governance of Migration and Diversity in Canada

Hosted by: Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration

The Migration Working Group is a series of monthly sessions to discuss innovative research being done on migration and integration by emerging and established scholars. The series gives researchers an opportunity to present their ongoing projects, learn about each other’s work and share feedback.
 
The May Migration Working Group addresses the theme of the governance of migration and diversity in Canada. Discussions will be moderated by John Carlaw, Research Fellow, CERC Migration, Ryerson University.
 
This working group will feature presentations by Ryerson graduate students: Chika Agbo, Souhail Boutmira, Tuhina Chatterjee, Kiana Cote, Nicholas Lee-Scott and Ryan Lok.

  • Date: May 25, 2021
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Private Messaging, Public Harms

Hosted by: Cybersecure Policy Exchange

As Canadian policy-makers reckon with how they will engage with social media platforms to combat online harms, we are convening a panel of researchers, community members and industry leaders to discuss findings and solutions from our new report, Private Messages, Public Harms.

Panelists:
Brenda McPhail, Director, Privacy, Technology, and Surveillance Project, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Aviv Ovadya, Founder, Thoughtful Technology Project
Shireen Salti, Executive Director, Canadian Arab Institute
Joe Masoodi, Policy Analyst, Cybersecure Policy Exchange (Moderator)

This event will have captioning in English and will be recorded and posted. If you have any questions about accessibility, please reach out to us at cybersecure.policy@ryerson.ca.

  • Date: May 26, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. ­ 2:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Location: Online

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Ryerson School of Medicine – Fourth Weekly Planning Community Zoom Session

Hosted by: Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation

The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation is holding weekly, one-hour sessions from May 6 to June 14 for the broader Ryerson community to engage in the School of Medicine consultation process.

This session on May 27 will provide an overview of the planning process and vision for the School of Medicine using interactive technology. It will allow for participants to share their feedback in real time and provide an opportunity for a Q&A. 

  • Date: May 27, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Dimensions Virtual Town Hall Series – Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science (FEAS) Graduate Town Hall

Hosted by: Dimensions Pilot Program

This (virtual) Town Hall is for all graduate researchers in FEAS. Please join FEAS Dimensions Chair, Prof. Seth Dworkin, at this Dimensions Town Hall where we will introduce the Dimensions program and discuss barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion in SRC.

  • Date: May 27, 2021
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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iBEST Visiting Lecturer Series: Dr. Boyang Zhang 

Hosted by: iBEST

Presenting on behalf of Biomedical Delivery Systems (BDS), the iBEST Visiting Lecturer Series continues with a talk by Dr. Boyang Zhang, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Associate Member in the School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on developing platform technologies and advanced biofabrication techniques to guide the assembly of functional tissues and organoids for drug discovery and regenerative medicine.
 
Lecture takeaways:

  • How advanced biofabrication techniques can help to build complex human tissue models for predictive drug discovery.
  • How commonly used multi-well plates can be customized to produce 3D tissue models without compromising experimental throughputs.
  • How to overcome potential drawbacks in lack of vascularization and perfusion in organoids by integrating organoids and organ-on-a-chip systems.   

Speaker: Boyang Zhang, McMaster University
Host: Scott Tsai, Ryerson University

  • Date: May 28, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Location: Online 

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The Real World Laboratory of Algorithmic Policing and Migration Control

Hosted by: Ryerson Library

Please join the Library for a discussion with Petra Molnar and Kate Robertson, Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, on how algorithmic control is instituted and maintained in law enforcement and migration environments.

Petra Molnar, author of Technological Testing Grounds and co-author of Bots at the Gate, will discuss the ways in which refugees and immigrants are used to test automated decision-making systems. 

Kate Robertson, co-author of To Surveil and Predict, will explain the ways in which predictive policing practices are utilized in Canada and the larger implications of the broad use of such technologies

  • Date: April 6, 2021 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ET) followed by a Q & A
  • Location: Online 

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The Complex Path to Quantum-Resistance. Are You Prepared?

Hosted by: University of Arkansas

Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan will be presenting "The Complex Path to Quantum-Resistance. Are you prepared?" at the Women in IT Conference. The University of Arkansa's first ever virtual conference, hosted by Walton College Executive Education, will feature diverse women who are changing and shaping the information technology as well as up-and-coming industry news. 

  • Date: April 7, 2021 
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online  

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Overcoming Digital Divides Workshop Series – Low-Income Communities

Hosted by: Ryerson Leadership Lab

Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, people living in Canada are at an all-time need for increased access to the internet, computers, and tablet devices for e-learning and remote work. However, low-income communities continue to report lower rates for internet access, affordability, and quality. What can be done to ensure low-income households can secure needed digital resources and reliable internet connectivity to excel during this trying time? What policy solutions can help enhance low-income communities’ access to quality internet? We will look to answer these important questions and how Canada can further ongoing private and public programming to bridge these divides.

Join us to hear directly from community representatives and experts about what is impeding internet access in low-income communities. 

Speakers include:

Viveca Ellis, Interim Community Organizer, BC Poverty Reduction Coalition

Toby Harper-Merrett, Executive Director, Computers for Success Canada

Erin Knight, Access Campaigns Lead and Digital Rights Campaigner at OpenMedia

Dionne Pelan, Computer and Drop-in Programs Coordinator, UBC Learning Exchange

  • Date: April 7, 2021 
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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International Indigenous Intellectuals Speaker Series

Hosted by: Faculty of Community Services

Conversations on various topics with Indigenous scholars from Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, organized and hosted by Lynn Lavallee, Strategic Lead, Indigenous Resurgence, Faculty of Community Services. 

Speakers include:

Carrie Bourassa, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Bronwyn Carlson, Macquarie University

Sheila Cote-Meek, York University

Madi Day, Macquarie University

Joanna Kidman, Victoria University of Wellington

Percy Lezard, Mnimcelx, Wilfred Laurier University

Angela Mashford-Pringle, University of Toronto

Tara McAllster, University of Auckland

Taima Moeke-Pickering, Laurentian University

Sareana Naepi, University of Auckland

Sandy O’Sullivan, Macquarie University

Pamela Roach, University of Calgary

Tess Ryan, Australian Catholic University

Bryanna Scott, Lakehead University

Moana Theodore, University of Otago

  • Date: April 7, 2021 
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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On the Frontlines of Democracy Series - The Crisis of Arab Democracy and Palestine

Hosted by: Jarislowsky Democracy Chair at Ryerson University

Starting in the 1970s, many autocratic regimes in the world suffered mounting crises, inaugurating democratic transitions across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The Middle East and North Africa remained a regional anomaly, however, despite promising experiments in constitutional reform in the early twentieth century and parliamentary government in several countries after WWII. The mass protests and political revolutions unleashed a decade ago by the Arab Spring, forcing several dictatorships to fall, suggested its democratic moment had finally arrived. Yet these hopes remain largely unrealized. And Palestinian demands for self-determination, although supported by public opinion across the region, appear more elusive than ever.

The critically acclaimed historian and political commentator, Rashid Khalidi, examines these struggles for democracy in conversation with Sanjay Ruparelia, an inaugural Jarislowsky Democracy Chair and an Associate Professor of Politics, at Ryerson University

  • Date: April 8, 2021 
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Health Impacts of Urban Road Traffic Noise

Hosted by: City Building Ryerson

Studies around the world have concluded that noise, and in particular road traffic noise, has negative impacts on health. Using noise monitoring and modelling methods in combination with large health cohort data, Ryerson professor Tor Oiamo has studied traffic noise levels across Toronto and their effects on local populations. The results show persistent exposures to excessive levels of road traffic noise and associations with chronic health outcomes. What's more, there are notable variations in noise exposure throughout the city with implications for vulnerable populations. Join us to explore this topic, Oiamo's ongoing research, social and environmental dimensions of the issue as well as next steps for research and governance. 

  • Date: April 8, 2021 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Product Launch Event: Online Career Transition Tool

Hosted by: Hosted on ON24

The challenges of an ever-changing job market are not going away — many Canadians need tools to explore career opportunities to get ahead or just stay afloat. The Conference Board of Canada and the Future Skills Centre are excited to launch a free online tool designed to make it easier.

Conference Board CEO Susan Black, VP Michael Burt and FSC Executive, Director Pedro Barata will showcase how an innovative new tool uses the power of research and big data to solve a tough challenge facing many Canadian job seekers, employers and job placement professionals. 

  • Date: April 8, 2021 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Coincidence or Conspiracy: Tackling Conspiracy Theories with Critical Research and Reading Skills

Hosted by: Ryerson Library

This workshop explores the reasons why conspiracy theories continue to have such an important role in our society and why developing your critical research and reading skills are now more important than ever. We will discuss the history of conspiracy theories, why we believe them, and how to fight them.

  • Date: April 8, 2021 
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Getting Started with LaTeX: An Intro to Basic Features

Hosted by: Ryerson Library

LaTeX is a document preparation system widely used in many STEM fields. As an alternative to MS Word or Google Docs, LaTeX specializes in the creation of professional documents and excels in typesetting equations, inserting figures and graphics, and managing references. If you haven’t used it before there is a learning curve, but once you are familiar with some basic commands you can create professional-looking documents very easily. This workshop will provide a quick overview of core LaTeX features and will get you started with a simple document in Overleaf. No previous knowledge of LaTeX is required. 

This workshop is taught by Nora Mulvaney, research data management and engineering librarian.

  • Date: April 13, 2021 
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Writing a Data Management Plan using DMP Assistant

Hosted by: Ryerson Library

A data management plan (DMP) is a document that outlines what data will be created, and what you will do with that data during and after your research project. Documenting a plan for your data is good practice and an integral part of responsible data management. This workshop will go through the steps of creating a data management plan using DMP Assistant, an online tool that follows best practices in data stewardship and walks you through key questions about your data. 

This workshop is taught by Nora Mulvaney, research data management and engineering librarian.

  • Date: April 15, 2021 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Should We Allow Artificial Intelligence to Manage Migration?

Hosted by: Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration

How is artificial intelligence being used in governing migration? What are the risks and opportunities that the emerging technology raises for both the state and the individual crossing a country’s borders?

Ryerson University’s CERC Migration and openDemocracy have teamed up to host this free live discussion.

Ana Beduschi, Associate Professor of Law, University of Exeter

Hilary Evans, Cameron Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Ryerson University

Patrick McEvenue, Senior Director, Strategic Policy Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Chair: Lucia Nalbandian, Research Assistant, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

  • Date: April 15, 2021 
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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iBEST Visiting Lecturer Series: Dr. Jasmin Khateeb-Atalla 

Hosted by: iBEST

Dr. Jasmin Khateeb-Atalla is a consultant physician in Internal medicine and Respirology at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, who is currently conducting research in Lung injury at Dr. Haibo Zhang`s research laboratory at St.Michael's hospital.  Speakers include:

Biomaterials, Tissue Injury & Repair (BTR) Host: Dr. Haibo Zhang

  • Date: April 16, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Pandemic Xenophobia

Hosted by: Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, Ryerson University

Our next webinar is prompted by the urgent need to address the surge in anti-Asian racism in North America and around the globe. We do so with the following renowned authors, journalists, and scholars:

John Kuo Wei Tchen, Chair, Public History & Humanities, Rutgers University

Jan Wong, Journalist and Author, St. Thomas University

Josephine Pui-Hing Wong, Research Chair in Urban Health, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University

  • Date: April 22, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. ­ 5:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Location: Online

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Border Trouble: Migration, Research Creation, Art & Policy

Hosted by: Ryerson Migration & Research Creation Project

A four-day online symposium April 26-29 hosted by Ryerson University inviting scholars, policy-makers, artists, migrants and other stakeholders to join us in presentations, screenings and workshops.

The symposium will include four interactive sessions, including:

  1. A workshop which explores human rights stories through performance, led by UK-based artist Sebastian Aguirre.
  2. A moderated discussion with human rights activist and journalist Behrouz Boochani.
  3. A panel discussion featuring three migrant art-practitioners/companies exploring what it means to create migrant situated knowledge through creative practice.
  4. A final session bringing together researchers from Project Finding Home to discuss their experiences and findings of their three-year SSHRC-funded project. They’ll highlight intersections and key insights from their international research creation activities.
  • Date: April 26 - 29, 2021 
  • Time: Times vary depending on the day  
  • Location: Online 

Session 1 - Research Creation, Migration and Policy-Making

  • Date: Monday April 26, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) 

Session 2 - Migrant-Led Art Initiatives 

  • Date: Tuesday April 27, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Session 3 - Journalism, Migration and Human Rights

  • Date: Wednesday April 28, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Session 4 - Project Finding Home

  • Date: Thursday April 29, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)

If you have any questions, you can contact Project Facilitator, Nooreen Hussain at nooreen.hussain@ryerson.ca

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Migration Working Group: Inclusion and Support of Immigrant and Refugee Students

Hosted by: Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration

A series of monthly sessions to discuss the innovative research being done on migration by emerging and established scholars. Please join the Ryerson Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration for a series of monthly sessions to discuss the innovative research being done on migration by emerging and established scholars. This session is on the theme of Migration and Education and will feature presentations by:

Ola Al Samhoury, Centre for Lebanese Studies

Stephen Bahry, University of Toronto

Antoinette Gagné, University of Toronto

Mohammad Hammoud, Centre for Lebanese Studies

Yecid Ortega, University of Toronto

Dania Wattar, University of Toronto

Mahad Yusuf, Midaynta Community Services

The Migration Working Group offers the opportunity for researchers to present their ongoing projects, learn about each other’s work and share feedback.

Discussions will be moderated by Irina Isaakyan, the Senior Research Associate of the Ryerson Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University.

  • Date: April 27, 2021 
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Overcoming Digital Divides Workshop Series – Older Adults & Digital Literacy 

Hosted by: Ryerson Leadership Lab 

Older adults are less likely to use the internet than younger people living in Canada, and many report that information technologies do not improve their quality of life or save time. A significant portion of people living in Canada report never being taught crucial digital literacy skills. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue is more pertinent than ever before: older adults are facing the risk of increased social isolation as community gatherings have shifted to online-only formats. What policy solutions could help mitigate barriers faced by older adults in online access and digital literacy? How can digital literacy programs become more inclusive of older adults?

Join us to hear community and industry representatives discuss what is impending internet access among older adults and how digital literacy programs can enhance safe internet use for everyone.

  • Date: April 28, 2021 
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Generous Futures: Newcomers Redefining

Hosted by: Alumni Relations

How are newcomers to Canada leading the way in philanthropy? How can philanthropy create equity and unify people of different backgrounds? How does philanthropy help newcomers to engage in and strengthen their communities? Join us for a discussion about immigration and philanthropy and its impact on the future of Canada.

Moderator: 

Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair, Migration and Integration, Ryerson University

Speakers:

Gina Cody, Benefactor of the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science and co-chair of the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen

Raj Kothari, Former Vice Chair and GTA Managing Partner, PwC Canada and Chair of the Board of Governors, Toronto General Western Hospital Foundation

Mohamad Fakih, President and CEO, Paramount Fine Foods

  • Date: April 28, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Imagining the Future of Toronto’s Chinatown Districts

Hosted by: City Building Ryerson

Toronto’s Chinatowns (East and West) have been undergoing rapid change in recent years due to urban development and economic conditions. Assistant Professor Linda Zhang, whose research and teaching practice involves the process of making, has developed a new approach to imagining the future of these cultural districts that’s based in design innovation, community engagement and play. Presented in celebration of upcoming Asian Heritage Month, this webinar focuses on Zhang’s project with Myseum, external link of Toronto, with support from Ryerson’s Library Collaboratory, that seeks to involve community members in dialogue about the preservation and evolution of Chinatown heritage in these historic neighbourhoods.

  • Date: April 29, 2021 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Book Talk: The Power of Style with Christian Allaire

Hosted by: Ryerson Alumni Relations

Join Ryerson Alumni Relations on April 30 for a book talk with Christian Allaire, Fashion and Style Writer at Vogue, Author of The Power of Style, and Ryerson alumnus (Journalism ’14). Christian will discuss his upcoming book, The Power of Style that explores how fashion and beauty are being used to reclaim cultures. This talk will be moderated by professor Ben Barry, Chair, School of Fashion and Director, Centre for Fashion & Systemic Change, Ryerson University 

Christian Allaire is the Fashion and Style Writer at Vogue in New York City. He is First Nations (Ojibwe) and grew up on the Nipissing First Nation reserve in Ontario. After earning his Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University in 2014, he moved to New York to begin his career as a fashion editor at Footwear News. His freelance credits include Vogue, Elle, Mr. Porter, Hazlitt, Refinery 29, and more.

  • Date: April 30, 2021 
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Migration Working Group: Comparative insights on policies and realities of socio-economic integration

Hosted by: Ryerson Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration

The Migration Working Group is a series of monthly sessions to discuss innovative research being done on migration and integration by emerging and established scholars. The series gives researchers an opportunity to present their ongoing projects, learn about each other's work and share feedback.

This month's presenters will include:
Moderator: Stein Monteiro, CERC Migration
Abdullah Atmacasoy, Middle East Technical University
Alka Kumar, Ryerson University
Kowa Qiyomiddin, University of Toronto
Anne Tubadji, University of Swansea

  • Date: March 2, 2021 
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about Migration Working Group: Comparative insights on policies and realities of socio-economic integration

Market Research for Everyone

Hosted by: Ryerson University Library

Do you want to get started on market research for your venture, small business or organization? This hands-on workshop introduces participants to subscription databases available through Ryerson Library that can help you find relevant data, consumer/client behaviour and preferences, industry trends, and more. This workshop is open to all Ryerson students and employees, and no prior experience is required. Please have your my.ryerson login information available to use during the session.

  • Date: March 2, 2021 
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about Market Research for Everyone

Dimensions Virtual Town Hall Series – FCAD Faculty Town Hall

Hosted by: Faculty of Communication and Design Dimensions Chair

Dimensions is a Tri-Council (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC) collaboration with Universities Canada and Colleges/Institutes Canada. Focusing on barriers to SRC experienced by under-represented groups, it aims to drive cultural change for equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary research ecosystems. Ryerson is one of 17 Canadian educational institutions participating in the two-year pilot phase.

Please join FCAD Dimensions Chair Dr. Reem El Asaleh at the Dimensions Town Hall, where we collaborate to address some of these barriers to diversity and inclusion in SRC within FCAD. This town hall will include a live simulation where we work together to solve a case study scenario.

Live captions and sign language service will be provided in this event. A zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

  • Date: March 4, 2021 
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

Fossil fuel reserves and resources reporting and unburnable carbon: Using Miller and Power

Research Seminar by Dr. Thomas Schneider

Hosted by: Ted Rogers School of Management

In this seminar, we identify when and how unburnable carbon could be recognized in corporate reporting.

Speaker bio: Dr. Thomas Schneider is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Ted Rogers School of Management and has published his research in several leading journals. He is on several editorial boards and a member of the United Nations Expert Group on Resource Management.

  • Date: March 4, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about TRSM Research Seminar by Dr. Thomas Schneider

Mapping Local News Poverty

Hosted by: City Building Ryerson

In this webinar, Prof. April Lindgren will share her mapping research that tracks the loss of local community news outlets across Canada, as well as how COVID-19 has played a role in accelerating this trend, focusing on data collected for the Local News Research Project, external link and the COVID-19 Media Impact Map, external link.

Speaker bio: Prof. April Lindgren is the Velma Rogers Research Chair at Ryerson's School of Journalism. Her current research explores local news poverty, a term she uses to describe situations where the critical information needs of communities are not being addressed by local media. 

  • Date: March 5, 2021 
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

"I Was Trying to Drag People Into Caring": Governance, Diversity, and Controversy in Open Technology Projects

Hosted by: Infoscape Research Lab at Ryerson University

This talk presents ethnographic research on feminist hacking and "diversity" efforts in mainstream hacking, which have gathered momentum in these communities in recent years. It explores how participants work through thorny issues of inclusion through their practices with artifacts and with one another. It illustrates how there is more at stake in "hacking diversity" than a politics of representation can capture, and argues that how diversity advocates bound their interventions matters for both hacking communities and "tech" more broadly.

Speaker bio: Christina Dunbar-Hester is the author of Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures and Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism. She is a faculty member in the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California.

  • Date: March 5, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Digital Microfluidics for Diagnostics and Screening

Visiting Lecture Series: Dr. Darius Rackus

Hosted by: Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST)

Dr. Darius Rackus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University and a recent addition to iBEST. He earned his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Toronto, focusing on integrating sensors and bioassays with digital microfluidic platforms, followed by postdoctoral work translating cell-free, synthetic, biology-based assays to digital microfluidics. A past Banting Fellow, Dr. Rackus joined Ryerson in January 2021, where his research program focuses on the integration of electrochemical sensors with various microfluidic platforms. The lecture will be hosted by Dr. Scott Tsai, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson.

  • Date: March 5, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information and to register for iBest Visiting Lecture Series: Dr. Darius Rackus, external link

Privilege, Race, and Imagined Immunities in the Time of COVID

Hosted by: Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto

The desire to imagine the "bad citizen" is equally revelatory because in their actions an assumed social contract – perhaps founded upon an ethics of "care" – has been breached or disregarded entirely. Who is empowered to do so without impunity? More importantly, do crises such as a pandemic prompt us to critically question the "social contract" assumed to encapsulate an ethics of care that is seen as a collective aspiration and practice, but enacted differently?

Speaker bios: Ricky Varghese holds the Tanis Doe postdoctoral research fellowship in Gender, Disability, and Social Justice at the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson. He will be heading a SSHRC-funded speakers’ series this year titled, "Sex and the Pandemic: Convergences and Divergences in Queer Men’s Sexual Health in the Midst of HIV/AIDS and COVID-19." Benjamin Weil is a PhD candidate in the Science and Technology Studies Department at University College London. His thesis, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, is a critical inquiry into the protest of the so-called "gay blood ban" in the U.K.

  • Date: March 5, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about Privilege, Race, and Imagined Immunities in the Time of COVID, external link

LegalNext: Big Ideas X Tech Futures

Hosted by: Faculty of Law

Join academics and industry professionals at the LegalNext conference to explore the vanguard of legal thinking. LegalNext will offer critical, divergent and thought-provoking perspectives on legal futures and how technology can and should be embedded into the legal system.

Through a series of interactive plenary and breakout sessions, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the legal profession and showcase innovations aimed at addressing key questions.

Speakers:
Sonia Katyal, Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Shelby Austin, Chief Executive Officer, Arteria AI
Charles Finlay, Founding Executive Director, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Ryerson University
Tara Frater, Principal and Founder of FT Legal
Sari Graben, Associate Dean, Academic, Research & Graduate Studies, Ryerson Law
Kathleen Hammond, Assistant Professor, Ryerson Law
Alexandra Mogyoros, Assistant Professor, Ryerson Law
Hersh Perlis, Co-Founder & Director, Legal Innovation Zone, Ryerson University
Donna Young, Dean, Ryerson Law
Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz

  • Date: March 6, 2021 
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about LegalNext: Big Ideas X Tech Futures

Women and Cities: Planning for Equity

Hosted by: City Building Ryerson

Presented in recognition of International Women's Day, this webinar will look at a large body of literature that demonstrates how gender biases in city planning can disadvantage women, highlighting the city of Vienna's experience in undoing its effects. It will also discuss the role that gender mainstreaming in city planning can play in supporting women's participation in the labour market and overall economic growth. The conversation will provide lessons to cities around the world, including Toronto, for an equitable post-pandemic return to work, as well as longer-term guidelines and inspiration for creating cities that remove barriers faced by women globally. 

Speakers:
Diana Petramala, Senior Economist, Ryerson Centre for Urban Research and Land Development
Hannah Chan Smyth, Master of Planning in Urban Development (MPI) candidate, Ryerson University

  • Date: March 8, 2021 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

Generous Futures: Women of Colour Challenging

Hosted by: Alumni Relations

On International Women's Day, we are shining a spotlight on the experiences of women of colour in charitable giving. How are women of colour supporting one another through philanthropy? What are the challenges and opportunities? Is the glass ceiling really breaking? Tune in to hear our esteemed panelists draw on their perspectives to speak truth to power. 

Moderator:
Pamela Sugiman, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University

Panelists:
Anju Virmani, Chief Information Officer, Cargojet Airways
Donette Chin-Loy Chang, Communications Leader and Philanthropist
Naki Osutei, Associate Vice President, Social Impact (Canada), TD Bank Group 

  • Date: March 8, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about Generous Futures: Women of Colour Challenging

Legal Research and Resources for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Hosted by:  Ryerson University Library

Law has a major impact on the humanities and social sciences – whether you are researching the history of crime, writing media coverage for a trial or analyzing the effects of legislation on society – but conducting legal research can often be intimidating. This workshop will cover the basics of legal research and is intended for researchers outside of the Faculty of Law. It will cover different sources of law, key terminology and the major resources for legal research. This workshop is taught by John Papadopoulos, Head of the Ryerson Law Library, and Lisa Levesque, Law Librarian.

This workshop is intended for students, faculty and staff in the social sciences and humanities. It is open to the Ryerson community.

  • Date: March 9, 2021 
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about Legal Research and Resources for the Humanities and Social Sciences

SRIO Brown Bag Series: Research in Times of COVID-19

Hosted by: Science Research and Innovation Office (SRIO), Faculty of Science

The impact of the pandemic has been felt in all the areas of the university and in our lives, and as many other areas, research had to continue, but with adjustments, strict rules and extensive planning. This panel discussion will focus on the challenges encountered over the past year, how researchers might have overcome those challenges and what can we expect from the future.

Moderator: Dr. Michael Kolios, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Science

Panelists
Dr. David Cramb, Dean, Faculty of Science
Dr. Kathleen Wilkie, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Dr. Michael Sugiyama, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry and Biology
Ella Hyatt, Research Facility Manager, MaRS
Dr. Richard McCulloch, Executive Director, Research Services, Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation

  • Date: March 10, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online

Dimensions Virtual Town Hall Series – FCAD Graduate and Post-Doc Town Hall

Hosted by: Faculty of Communication and Design Dimensions Chair

Dimensions is a Tri-Council (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC) collaboration with Universities Canada and Colleges/Institutes Canada. Focusing on barriers to SRC experienced by under-represented groups, it aims to drive cultural change for equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary research ecosystems. Ryerson is one of 17 Canadian educational institutions participating in the two-year pilot phase.

Please join the FCAD Dimensions team at the Dimensions Town Hall, where we collaborate to address some of these barriers to diversity and inclusion in SRC within FCAD. This town hall will include a live simulation where we work together to solve a case study scenario.

Live captions and sign language service will be provided in this event. A zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

  • Date: March 11, 2021 
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

Register for Dimensions Virtual Town Hall Series - FCAD Graduate and Post-Doc Town Hall

12th Annual EnSciMan Symposium – A New Era in Environmental Science, Management, Research & Industry: Learning & Sharing in a Time of Crisis

Hosted by: Environmental Applied Science and Management 

How do we as researchers, practitioners and policy-makers move forward when there is so much uncertainty? What innovative steps can we adopt and implement to mobilize change? The symposium will include a keynote from Jonas Spring, President of Landscape Ontario - Toronto Chapter and a leading member of Design Climate Action. 

Discussions and speakers include:
Navigating Barriers in Research
Moderator: Jenelle Regnier-Davies, EnSciMan program, Ryerson
Amber Grant, EnSciMan program, Ryerson
Julie Robertson, EnSciMan program, Ryerson
Opportunities and Innovations
Moderator: Estee Barin, EnSciMan program, Ryerson
Dr. Phillip Walsh, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Ryerson
Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmed, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Diverging Perspectives, Insights and Responses Regarding Environmental & Pandemic Crises
Moderators: Justin Miron & Muhammad Alam, EnSciMan program, Ryerson
Kanchan Maharaj, Sr. Engineer, Cycling & Pedestrian Projects, City of Toronto
Dr. Andrew Millward, Associate Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies, Ryerson
Dr. Rachel Dodds, Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Ryerson

  • Date: March 11, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

Critical data literacy and COVID-19 visualizations: Strategies to slow the spread of misinformation

Hosted by: Ryerson University Library

The need to understand data visualizations has never been more important. Every day we are inundated with more COVID-19 data, graphs and charts. Some of these data visualizations are well-designed and easy to understand, and others are confusing and misleading. This workshop will cover common data visualization issues that lead to confusion and misinformation, and will use critical data literacy strategies to evaluate charts and graphs.

  • Date: March 11, 2021 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Improving financial inclusion for Indigenous peoples
Research Seminar by Dr. Norman Shaw

Hosted by: Ted Rogers School of Management

Individuals in First Nation communities receive government benefits by way of a cheque instead of a direct deposit. Cashing the cheque is a problem that costs money because of the fees and the costs of transportation to a bank. Are there alternatives that would improve financial inclusion?

Speaker bio: Dr. Norman Shaw is an Associate Professor cross-appointed with the Retail School of Management and the Hospitality and Tourism School of Management. His research interest in the past few years has been mobile money, where the phone is used to transfer funds between individuals and companies.  

  • Date: March 11, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information on TRSM Research Seminar by Dr. Norman Shaw

RiO Think-Session on Technological Innovation and Commercialization

Hosted by: Research & Innovation Office (RiO), Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Innovation is at the core of Ryerson University's research mandate. Innovation has been defined as the product of invention and commercialization.  This think-session will explore the challenges of moving an idea from "Lab2Market." RiO's Dr. Dan McGillivray will host guest speaker Professor Bill Aulet, Managing Director, The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.

Please register to receive the full agenda and Zoom link for the session.

  • Date: March 11, 2021 
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

If you would like your Ryerson SRC virtual event added to the April 2021 listings, please email researchevents@ryerson.ca with the subject line "Add to Events Email" before March 22, 2021.

Intersecting Age and Gender in Workplace Discrimination Complaints
Research Seminar by Dr. Pnina Alon-Shenker

Hosted by: Ted Rogers School of Management

This seminar highlights the limitations of the current grounds-based approach to anti-discrimination law and explores ways to reduce the impact of siloed categories, so as to better capture the lived experiences of older women in the labour market.

Speaker bio: Pnina Alon-Shenker is an Associate Professor in Ryerson's Faculty of Law and the TRSM Department of Law and Business. Her research advances an innovative critique of contemporary legal analyses of age discrimination in the workplace and develops a new paradigm, founded in legal and philosophical theories of equality.  

  • Date: March 18, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about TRSM Research Seminar by Dr. Pnina Alon-Shenker

Getting started with LaTeX: An intro to basic features

Hosted by: Ryerson University Library

LaTeX is a document preparation system widely used in many STEM fields. As an alternative to MS Word or Google Docs, LaTeX specializes in the creation of professional documents, and excels in typesetting equations, inserting figures and graphics, and managing references. If you haven’t used it before there is a learning curve, but once you are familiar with some basic commands you can create professional-looking documents very easily. This workshop will provide a quick overview of core LaTeX features and will get you started with a simple document in Overleaf. Note: No previous knowledge of LaTeX is required.

  • Date: March 18, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about Getting started with LaTeX: An intro to basic features

Dimensions Virtual Town Hall Series – FCAD Undergraduate Town Hall

Hosted by: Faculty of Communication and Design Dimensions Chair

Dimensions is a Tri-Council (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC) collaboration with Universities Canada and Colleges/Institutes Canada. Focusing on barriers to SRC experienced by under-represented groups, it aims to drive cultural change for equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary research ecosystems. Ryerson is one of 17 Canadian educational institutions participating in the two-year pilot phase.

Please join the FCAD Dimensions team at the Dimensions Town Hall, where we collaborate to address some of these barriers to diversity and inclusion in SRC within FCAD. This town hall will include a live simulation where we work together to solve a case study scenario.

Live captions and sign language service will be provided in this event. A zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

  • Date: March 18, 2021 
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

CERC Webinar: The WORKEEN App: A Game for Labour Market Integration of Migrants

Hosted by: Ryerson Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration

Migrants in a new host country face many challenges as they strive to enter the labour market; however, a new app, WORKEEN, external link, uses gaming technology to convey the practical guidance and information that migrants need to secure employment. Join CERC Migration and the University of Parma as they co-host a panel of innovative experts and creators of the WORKEEN app who will discuss how a technology application can be used to improve the integration experience for migrants and what the development process requires.

  • Date: March 23, 2021 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about CERC Webinar: The WORKEEN App: A Game for Labour Market Integration of Migrants

Drones in the Library: Creating Data Through Photogrammetry

Hosted by: Ryerson University Library

Ryerson University Library collaborates with researchers across a variety of disciplines who require capturing and modeling of the real world in 3 dimensions (3D). To do so, several 3D reconstruction technologies have been applied, varying in cost and ease of use. Some applications require capturing large areas for which a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) or "drone" presents a cost-effective option for data acquisition. This workshop will take you through the process of creating orthomosaics, digital terrain/surface models, point cloud datasets and 3D meshes. The process of Aerial Photogrammetry will be described using Pix4D Capture to outline the flight planning process. A live demonstration of Drone2Map software will follow to illustrate the processing workflows necessary for data creation.

  • Date: March 23, 2021 
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about Drones in the Library: Creating Data Through Photogrammetry, external link

2021 SSHRC Explore: Information Session

Hosted by: OVPRI

The OVPRI is hosting an information session about the 2021 SSHRC Explore Grant competition. This externally funded, competitive program provides funding (up to $7,000) to Ryerson faculty members who are pursuing scholarly, research, and creative activities in the social sciences and humanities.

The deadline for applications to the 2021 SSHRC Explore Grant competition is Monday, April 12, 2021, by 4:00 PM EDT. 

  • Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
  • Location: Hosted via Zoom (RSVP to receive a link)

google docFor more information about 2021 SSHRC Explore: Information Session, external link

Dimensions Virtual Town Hall Series - FoS/FEAS Postdoctoral Fellow Town Hall

Hosted by: Dimensions Pilot Program

This (virtual) Town Hall is for all Post-doctoral fellows in FEAS and FoS. Post-doctoral fellows are a primary driver of Scholarly Research and Creativity (SRC), often doing the "heavy lifting" in their labs and research groups. Please join FEAS Dimensions Chair, Prof. Seth Dworkin, and FoS Dimensions Chair, Prof. Imogen Coe, at this Dimensions Town hall where we will introduce the Dimensions program, and discuss barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion in SRC.

  • Date: March 24, 2021 
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Location: Online

Register for Dimensions Virtual Town Hall Series - FoS/FEAS Postdoctoral Fellow Town Hall

Disability Art on Lockdown

Hosted by: Faculty of Community Services

Join Dr. Ricky Varghese, the Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Disability Studies and Dr. Robert McRuer for a talk on Disability Art. This talk will attend to disabled ways of knowing, or cripistemologies, that have been particularly useful for navigating the global economic, political and health crises we are facing. 

  • Date: March 24, 2021 
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about Disability Art on Lockdown

Pandemic Stress and Stigma Reduction

Hosted by: City Building Ryerson

Join Dr. Josephine Wong to hear about the capacity-building research she is leading and implementing related to the reduction of pandemic stress and stigma.

Speaker bio: Dr. Josephine Wong is a Professor and Research Chair in Urban Health at the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing. She has extensive experience in critical public health and urban health, including the development of public health access and equity policy and practice frameworks, and large-scale health communication campaigns.

  • Date: March 25, 2021 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

Inside Out and Upside Down? Labor Market Signals in the Time of COVID-19

Research Seminar by Dr. Fei Song

Hosted by: Ted Rogers School of Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread unemployment and economic uncertainty. As employers attempt to survive the present recession, non-standard forms of work are at the fore of the "new normal." This seminar takes an experimental exploration of perceptions of non-standard employment histories prior to and during the global pandemic.

Speaker bio: Dr. Fei Song is the Chair/Professor of Human Resource Management/Organization Behaviour in the Ted Rogers School of Management. Theories and methodologies from social psychology and experimental/behavioural economics have significantly influenced her research.

  • Date: March 25, 2021 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about TRSM Research Seminar by Dr. Fei Song

Intelligent Mesh Technology Adoption

Research Seminar by Dr. Farid Shirazi

Hosted by: Ted Rogers School of Management

Technologies enable organizations to continually create technology-based values for customers and develop new business models — moreover, rapid technology transformation forces organizations to change business strategy fast. On the other hand, intelligent digital platforms and adaptive security architecture are employed by firms changing business models and stimulating the organizations' innovation and flexibility. Consequently, organizational level adoption of digital systems and adaptive security should be deeply investigated. To investigate the adoption of mesh technology as a whole with both individual and organizational level aspects, we need to develop adoption theory/theories that cover both levels of adoption and examine their mutual effects.

Speaker bio: Dr. Farid Shirazi is an Associate Professor of the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management. His research focuses mainly on the impact of ICTs on social and economic development. 

  • Date: March 25, 2021 
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

For more information about TRSM Research Seminar by Dr. Farid Shirazi

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DAS Lecture Series: Deborah Berke

Hosted by: Department of Architectural Science

Speaker bio: Deborah Berke began her career as an architect in 1982. Since then, she has assembled a senior team to form Deborah Berke Partners, with whom she has created a distinct and lasting body of work. In July 2016, Deborah became the first woman dean of the Yale School of Architecture, where she has been a professor since 1987.

  • Date: March 25, 2021 
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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CERC Migration Working Group: Towards a New Migration and Asylum Research Agenda in the Americas

Hosted by: Ryerson Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration

The Migration Working Group is a series of monthly sessions to discuss innovative research being done on migration and integration by emerging and established scholars. The series gives researchers an opportunity to present their ongoing projects, learn about each other's work and share feedback.

This session's presenters will include:
Moderator: Craig Damian Smith, CERC Migration
Mylène Coderre, University of Ottawa
Luisa Feline Freier, Universidad del Pacífico
Olga Odgers-Ortiz, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Marcia Vera-Espinoza, Queen Mary University of London.

  • Date: March 30, 2021 
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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Overcoming Digital Divides Workshop Series –Indigenous, Rural and Remote Communities

Hosted by: Ryerson Leadership Lab 

While the urban-rural divide has been long explored, Indigenous, rural and remote communities are still disproportionately less likely to have internet at 50/10 Mbps. Indigenous voices have often been left out of conversations on expanding internet connectivity. Are recent public investments and policies sufficient to achieve digital inclusion of Indigenous, rural and remote communities? What Indigenous-specific needs must be addressed to secure digital inclusion?Join us to hear from representatives from Indigenous communities to discuss how Canada can pave and accelerate a clearer path toward meaningful digital inclusion. The discussion will focus on workshopping policy solutions with all participants to improve internet access and speed across Canada. 

Speakers:
Denise Williams, CEO of First Nations Technology Council 
Susan Stanford, Assistant Deputy Minister, Technology Connectivity and Distributed Growth, B.C. Government
Jennifer Manitowabi, Connected North

  • Date: March 25, 2021 
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) 
  • Location: Online 

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