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Sep
24
Mon
Drop-in and Guided Writing Room Tickets
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – Dec 14 @ 12:30 pm

Drop-in and Guided Writing Room – S312 Ross

Can’t get an appointment? Only need a little help? Need a place to write? Have no fear – the WC’s New Drop-In and Guided Writing Room is here!

Beginning the week of September 24, our new Drop-in and Guided Writing Room in Ross S312 will be open Monday to Friday from 10:30-12:30 for students who have no appointment, but would like a short consultation with an instructor, have a specific question or two, or just want to work on their writing in a supportive, resource-rich environment.

Our resource room may occasionally be used for other activities such as workshops – in which case drop-in will take place by going to the reception desk and checking for drop-in availability with our staff.

Just come to S312 Ross and sign in. An instructor will check in with you to offer assistance, to guide you toward resources, or to facilitate consultation with others on similar issues or assignments.

Nov
5
Mon
Embodied Thought: exhibition by Esther Kim and Rebecca Garcia Tickets
Nov 5 – Nov 30 all-day

Embodied Thought flyer imageEmbodied Thought is a duo-exhibition featuring fourth year Visual Art Studio students Esther Kim and Rebecca Garcia in the Samuel J. Zacks Gallery in Stong College. Using photography to experience time, sculpture to encapsulate the human form, and figure drawings to draw parallels, the two artists aim to create a dialogue through their respective media about the rawness of being human. By integrating sculpture with photography and illustration, the exhibit allows viewers to immerse themselves through the different layers of physical stress and psychological foundations  as well as the emotional and mental burdens of the embodied thought.

Esther Kim is a Canadian born Korean artist that explores her obsession about the human body through the materialization of her work. Her practice involves metal fabrication, woodworking, and mould making; creating an indefinite permanence in a tangible form, emphasized through the juxtaposition in medium and scale. Inspired by the philosophy of the mind and body, her research becomes the grounding element from where her work stems.

Rebecca Garcia is a Toronto born Hispanic artist exploring identity through an androgynous perspective. As part of her groundwork, she uses her respective artistic media to project intense and dramatic emotions as repercussions of unstable thought. As part of her research, the artist tries to unravel the various feminine and masculine forms of expression and finding ways to homogenize them. By means of sculptural practices, figure drawing and black and white film photography, Rebecca is continuously sculpting ideas of a superficial beauty laden with dark and even unexpected emotional charge.

Where: Samuel J. Zacks Gallery, Stong College Room 109

When: Nov 5-30, 2018

Hours: 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Reception: Thurs Nov 15, 6:30pm

Nov
12
Mon
CFR Co-Sponsored: Winter Clothing Drive for FCJ Refugee Centre- please check your closets and share widely! Tickets
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – Dec 7 @ 9:13 am

As part of the Refugees Welcome Here! campaign for 2018-2019 WUSC Keele is leading and many on-campus student organizations, departments and colleges are collaborating in our 2018 Winter Clothing Drive for clients of the FCJ Refugee Centre,  running until December 7th.

If interested, you can read about last year’s efforts and the spirit of this initiative at this link.


The York U Refugees Welcome Here! Campaign, led by WUSC Keele have organized the:

WINTER COAT AND CLOTHING DRIVE FOR CLIENTS OF THE FCJ REFUGEE CENTRE

“In Canada, with winter coming we believe at our centre that the protection of refugees begins with winter clothes to provide a warm welcome. It is beautiful to see York students acting in solidarity with humanity from the earliest years of their post-secondary education.”
-FCJ Refugee Centre Co-Director Francisco Rico Martinez

The following are the on-campus drop off spots and participants to date:

207 BETHUNE COLLEGE (College Head’s Office)
217 FOUNDERS COLLEGE (College Head’s Office)
107 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE– Amnesty International at York
106 FIRST STUDENT CENTRE-York Federation of Students (YFS)
329 SECOND STUDENT CENTRE– Islamic Relief
1009 IGNAFF KANEFF BUILDING (Osgoode Hall Law School)-Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP)
807 KANEFF TOWER– Centre for Refugee Studies/Syria Response and Refugee Initiative/

WUSC Keele Committee/Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean(CERLAC)/ Centre for Feminist Research

The Refugees Welcome Here! campaign is supported by the Syria Response and Refugee Initiative of York’s Centre for Refugee Studies (www.yorku.ca/refugees). Thank you WUSC Keele for leading this year’s Winter Clothing Drive.

Nov
15
Thu
Piercing the Corporate Veil Conference: Multinational Corporate Accountability Tickets
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day
Piercing the Corporate Veil Conference: Multinational Corporate Accountability @ Osgoode Hall Law School (Keele Campus) | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Are legal systems failing those wronged by multinational corporations?

Is the “corporate veil” allowing human rights and environmental abuses to take place?

How are Canadian multinational corporations being held accountable?

This conference will attempt to answer these vital questions by exploring corporate accountability from a wide variety of perspectives, disciplines and jurisdictions to develop unique solutions that hold multinational corporations responsible for their actions. It will provide a platform to examine the tools available to governments, regulators, legislators, policy-makers, courts, NGOs and corporate leaders to encourage multinational corporations to internalize the risk of their international operations and provide access to effective remedies for victims.

Keynote addresses by Justice Ian Binnie and Justice Louis LeBel, former judges of the Supreme Court of Canada

Panellists include leading academics and practitioners, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robert Cribb and civic leaders, including Rachel Pulfer, executive director, Journalists of Human Rights.

For complete details and registration, visit: corporateveil.osgoode.yorku.ca.

Vanier College Productions Presents ‘The Girl in the Photograph’ Tickets
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm
Vanier College Productions Presents 'The Girl in the Photograph' @ Vanier College Productions - Fred Thury Studio Theatre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

The Girl in the Photograph
Created by Andrea Cabeza
Written by Joel Pettigrew

The Girl in the Photograph is a play based on a true story set in Mexico, telling the story of Paula, who gets caught up in a forbidden first love amidst a whirlwind of emotion and drama. The play leads us by the hand as we witness the development of a teen relationship with intricate consequences on everyone it touches. More than the sum of its parts as a drama, there are also several themes and thought-provoking subjects being explored: how can love develop even when circumstances would forbid it? What is that strength that carries us through moments of manipulation, how does it activate and how did it come to be in us?

Directed by Andrea Cabeza
Assistant directed and stage managed by Kayla Ado

Nov. 15, 23, 24 – 8 p.m.
Nov. 17, 25 – 2 p.m.
Nov. 18 – 5 p.m.*

*This is a relaxed and closed-captioned performance

Tickets on sale online or at the door (cash only).

General tickets $25 | Student (w/ valid ID) $15
Sat. 2 p.m. Student $12
Relaxed and closed-captioned performance – General $15 | Student $10

Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College
To reach the theatre, take the stairs or elevator on the east side of Vanier College to the second floor.

Website: www.vaniercollegeproductions.com
Email: info@vaniercollegeproductions.com
Facebook: @VanierCollegeProductions
Instagram: @vancproductions
Twitter: @VanCProductions
Snapchat: vaniercp

Nov
16
Fri
Tamil Pluralities: Interventions in Sameness in Critical Times || Tamil Studies Symposium 2018 Tickets
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm

Friday, 16 November 2018 | 140 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building, Keele Campus | 10H to 18H30
Saturday, 17 November 2018 | Founders Assembly Hall, Founders College, Keele Campus | 12H to 19h30

‘Tamilness’ has been described in turn as an ethnic identity, a linguistic identity, a secular one, a nationalist identity, and as one growing out of a resistance to various forms of oppressive or colonial collectivizations. These pluralities of construction and imaginings of Tamil identity present us with possibilities of intervention in the rigidities and sameness that is normalized in contemporary pardigms of nation-state oriented geopolitics.

Grounded in these notions of intervention, the fourth annual Tamil Studies Symposium poses the questions: Can Tamil identity be imagined outside contemporary culture consumption? How does Tamil consciousness productively exceed the limitations of capital and nation-state models? How do Tamils lay the groundwork for mobilizing collectives, and form stable relationships across communities in systemic transformations? As Tamil identity becomes branded through various forms of social media, what forms do these consumable images, narratives take, and why? How do critical discourses emerging in Tamil Studies in the present engage with solidarities with other marginalized, minoritized identities.

Special presentations by:
S. P. Pushpakanthan (Eastern University Batticaloa, Sri Lanka; Cornell University) on Contemporary Visual Art in the North and East of Sri Lanka (3pm on 16 November)
N. Sriskandarajah (Swedish Agricultural University, Uppsala) || Keynote (2pm on 17 November)

The two-day symposium is supported by the York Centre for Asian Research, the Graduate Programme in Humanities, and James Bennett.

The tentative programme is available here.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2220456578175367/

York University Men’s Hockey vs Windsor Lancers Tickets
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
York University Men's Hockey vs Windsor Lancers

York University Men’s Hockey vs Windsor Lancers
https://yorkulions.ca/calendar.aspx?id=5049

York University Women’s Hockey at Western Mustangs Tickets
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
York University Women's Hockey at Western Mustangs

York University Women’s Hockey at Western Mustangs
https://yorkulions.ca/calendar.aspx?id=5082

Vanier College Productions Presents ‘The Exonerated’ Tickets
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm
Vanier College Productions Presents 'The Exonerated' @ Vanier College Productions - Fred Thury Studio Theatre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

The Exonerated
by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, The Exonerated tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong – and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it. It was the winner of the 2003 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and declared “the #1 play of the year” by the New York Times.

Directed by Jane Spence
Stage managed by Quanah Lawrence

Nov. 16, 17, 22 – 8 p.m.
Nov. 18*, 24 – 2 p.m.
Nov. 25 – 5 p.m.*

*This is a relaxed and closed-captioned performance

Tickets on sale online or at the door (cash only).

General tickets $25 | Student (w/ valid ID) $15
Sat. 2 p.m. Student $12
Relaxed and closed-captioned performance – General $15 | Student $10

Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College
To reach the theatre, take the stairs or elevator on the east side of Vanier College to the second floor.

Website: www.vaniercollegeproductions.com
Email: info@vaniercollegeproductions.com
Facebook: @VanierCollegeProductions
Instagram: @vancproductions
Twitter: @VanCProductions
Snapchat: vaniercp

Nov
17
Sat
York University Men’s Basketball vs Waterloo Warriors Tickets
Nov 17 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
York University Men's Basketball vs Waterloo Warriors

York University Men’s Basketball vs Waterloo Warriors
https://yorkulions.ca/calendar.aspx?id=4992