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Addressing M'Ikmaw History in the novel N'In D'la Owey Innklan: Mi'kmaq Sojourns in England

Indigenous peoples are too often expected to be pre-modern in outlook and to focus on the local rather than the international. And yet Native peoples have been adapting to modernity since the first contact. This historical novel focuses on the Mi'kmaq people of the Atlantic coast, whose histories are seldon addressed in Canadian history. Lecture followed by Q&A.

September 30th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Fast-Tracking Our Techno-Future: The Unanticipated Effect of COVID-19

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has begun provoking changes and developments in society, many of which involve the use of Artificial Intelligence, data science and technology. What are the implications of this fast-tracked digital transformation? What will the post-pandemic future hold in store? Lecture followed by Q&A.

Presented by Amanda Turnbull, PhD Candidate, Law.

September 16th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Back to School Prep: Strategies to Help Your Kids Succeed in Math and Promote Family Literacy

Learn about early predictors of literacy achievement and approaches to literacy and math to help engage children of all ages in meaningful opportunities for listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing through daily routines and activities. Lecture followed by Q&A.

Presented by Dr. Karen A. Krasny (PhD), Professor, Language and Literacy and Dr. Tina Rapke, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education.


September 23rd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Retirement Lessons From a Pandemic

The self-isolation during COVID-19 gave many people approaching retirement age a glimpse of what retirement might feel like - an abrupt end to work, loss of social connection and trying to make ends meet on a much lower income. In this virtual seminar Mike Drak will review what retirement lessons were learned from the pandemic and what we need to do now to prepare ourselves for

October 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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What Every Woman Must Know About Heart Disease

Join Olivia Greenspan, BscN, ND for this virtual presentation. Learn:

*Why we need to advocate for better heart health care for women

*Myths and misconceptions about heart disease

*Women's unique risk

*Strategies you can take now to reduce your risk

Preregister.  Zoom details will be emailed to registrants.

October 21st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Aurora Public Library Virtual College Fair: Cambrian College

Join Alison Caruso to discover Cambrian College’s exciting programs.

A Cambrian education is the total package: practical, hands-on experience in every program. Expert faculty who are connected to industry. A vibrant campus life. And grads who get jobs.College. Pre-register by emailing, Please state college sessions you want to register for or "all".

August 11th, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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COVID-19 and the Environment: Behaviour, Policy and Implications for Sustainability

Dr. Mark Winfield, Environmental Studies, presents on COVID-19  and the repercussions of the environmental, social and political impacts of the lockdown.


In light of the collective action ( taking place September 9 and 10, York University has cancelled this session. 

September 9th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Aurora Public Library Virtual College Fair: Confederation College

Sheena Zegil will describe the diverse programs offered by Confederation College

Confederation College is a culturally diverse, close-knit community of individuals, delivering exceptional education and training. Benefit from highly-trained instructors, smaller class sizes, and a dynamic learning environment, with practical, hands-on programs. Pre-register by emailing, Please state college sessions you want to register for or "all".

August 19th, 11:00am to 1:00pm
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