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The "Unexpected Visitor" Series

Serendipity characterizes this new speaker series from the Office of Social Innovation (OSI), created by chance rather than intent. Unscheduled, we welcome speakers to address an emerging topic in the area of social justice. In a virtual world, a guest invited to class may be interested in their message reaching a larger audience, in an analogue world an unforeseen traveller passing through Toronto may stop by to present a work in progress. In launching the “Unexpected Visitor” Series, OSI is delighted to create an unplanned opportunity - on the spur of a moment - to bring intriguing speakers and ideas to the Ryerson community, anticipating thoughtful discussion and interesting outcomes.

Past Presentations

Presentation: Whose Charity is it Anyway? How we give and consume in the age of philanthrocapitalism, social media and global social movements

Guest Speaker: June Findlay , external link

On Monday, September 21, 2020, social media creative strategist June Findlay joined the Office of Social Innovation  for the inaugural session of the "Unexpected Visitor" Series. In this public lecture, June discussed the question of "who is charity for?" Reflecting on how we give and consume in the age of philanthrocapitalism, social media and global social movements. 

Watch the recorded presentation by clicking on the video above. A transcript of the presentation is also available, see link below. 

Upcoming Presentations

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