When the exhibit Tunirrusiangit:Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak opened in the Sam & Ayala Pavilion it was one of the largest showcases of Inuit artwork at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). it could be seen as a singular sound that started a continuing harmony and one that echoes here within these walls of the Joan Goldfarb Study Centre.
The exhibition runs Mondays through Thursdays 12:30-4:30 until April 25.
Curated by Jocelyn Piirainen, echoes features “Silaup Putunga” and “Inuit in the Media” that relate to the idea of an echo and to ‘nipi’ – the Inuktitut word that best describes sounds as understood in the English language. Commissioned within the context of Tunirrusiangit, they were created by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory & Jamie Griffiths and Taqralik Partridge as responses to the artwork of Inuit artists Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak.
The Goldfarb Study Centre exhibition ECHOES and the screening of THE 5th REGION documentary are presented at York University by MOBILIZING INUIT CULTURAL HERITAGE (MICH), a six-year SSHRC Partnership Grant focusing on the contribution of Inuit visual culture, art, and performance to Inuit language preservation, social well-being, and cultural identity. MICH is based at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Anna Hudson, Professor/AMPD is the Principal Investigator
Spring 2019 – Online Courses run from April 2 to June 14.
Spring 2019 – Blended Courses run from April 9 to June 12.
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Students in York University’s Digital Media Program, offered collaboratively by the Department of Computational Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Lassonde School of Engineering, use code and programming as tools for creative expression. The objects and experiences they create span a wide variety of concepts and formats, including mobile devices, large-scale installations, screen-based projects using single or networked computers, data visualization, games, interactive performance and more.
A special Opening Reception & Performance on April 18th from 6:00 – 9:30 pm.
A curatorial team including representatives from Interaccess and the Toronto Media Arts Centre have selected from some of the most innovative projects created in Digital Media classes during the past academic year for this exhibition.
Thursday April 17th-24th, 2019, 10am–6pm Mon-Fri
Opening: April 18th from 6:00 – 9:30 pm.
Admission is free. All welcome.
Bethune is offering free four-day Math Background Tutorials to those who may be having problems in first year math. Their purpose is to familiarize students with important basic algebraic and trigonometric concepts that may not have been fully covered in high school and which can often significantly hurt performance in university math courses.
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Founders College will be hosting its first annual student conference, Speaking Diasporas: Interrogating Inter-generational Diasporas. This conference seeks to build ongoing conversational dialogues within and across generations of those conceiving themselves as belonging to diasporas. Panel members will include both undergraduate and graduate students. The conference will take place in 305 Founders College on April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Visit the following link for more details: founders.laps.yorku.ca/about/calendar.
**THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE BENNETT CENTRE AND IS FOR YORK STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ONLY**
Join JobStart disability program staff for a discussion of JobStart’s employment support programs and services for persons with disabilities. JobStart is a community based, not-for-profit agency that delivers dynamic career services to job seekers with disabilities.
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You are invited to celebrate the publication of Emily Laxer’s book Unveiling the Nation. The Politics of Secularism in France and Quebec, on Tuesday April 23rd at 4 p.m. in YH A 304 on Glendon campus.
A presentation of the book (in French and English) will be followed by a discussion and a reception.
RSVP by April 16 at email@example.com
The event is sponsored by the Research Group sur le Canada francophone, Francophile et en français.
The author :
Emily Laxer is a Sociologist specializing in political sociology; immigration; citizenship and nationalism; and gender. Her research broadly examines how contests for political power shape the incorporation of ethno-religious minorities in largescale immigration countries. In a current study, she focuses on the impact of party-political debates over Islamic religious coverings in shaping the boundaries of nationhood in France and Québec. Her work has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as Ethnic & Racial Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Nations & Nationalism, and Comparative Studies in Society and History.
The book :
Over the last few decades, politicians in Europe and North America have fiercely debated the effects of a growing Muslim minority on their respective national identities. Some of these countries have prohibited Islamic religious coverings in public spaces and institutions, while in others, legal restriction remains subject to intense political conflict. Seeking to understand these different outcomes, social scientists have focused on the role of countries’ historically rooted models of nationhood and their attendant discourses of secularism. Emily Laxer’s Unveiling the Nation problematizes this approach. Using France and Quebec as illustrative cases, she traces how the struggle of political parties for power and legitimacy shapes states’ responses to Islamic signs. Drawing on historical evidence and behind-the-scenes interviews with politicians and activists, Laxer uncovers unseen links between structures of partisan conflict and the strategies that political actors employ when articulating the secular boundaries of the nation. In France’s historically class-based political system, she demonstrates, parties on the left and the right have converged around a restrictive secular agenda in order to limit the siphoning of votes by the ultra-right. In Quebec, by contrast, the longstanding electoral salience of the “national question” has encouraged political actors to project highly conflicting images of the province’s secular past, present, and future. At a moment of heightened debate in the global politics of religious diversity, Laxer’s Unveiling the Nation sheds critical light on the way party politics and its related instabilities shape the secular boundaries of nationhood in diverse societies.
“Comics in the classroom: Supplementing Course Material with Sequential Art” is a dynamic workshop about incorporating comics into classroom learning. It will be lead by by Amanda Garcia and Giuseppe Sellaroli from the University of Waterloo. After the workshop a seminar will follow from 2 to 3 p.m.
Sponsor: Faculty of Science Committee on Teaching & Learning.
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