Expanding the Narrative on Anti-Chinese Stigma During COVID-19

Due to the geographic origins of the first major outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, there have been reports of Asians around the world experiencing discrimination, xenophobia, or racism. While the emerging story of the instances of COVID-19 stigma and discrimination are only one aspect of this story, other aspects include a deeper understanding of the community itself along with an awareness of the capacity the Chinese diaspora community brings forward to help us all overcome COVID-19. Presentation and Q&A.

December 2nd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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A Spotlight on Relationships and Health

Beginning in infancy, healthy relationships shape healthy physical, mental, and social health – down to the integrity of DNA in cells. This session will illustrate unhealthy relationships and briefly highlight research on relationships and health from infancy through old age. There will also be discussion on what makes a healthy relationship, which is so important in these times of COVID. Lecture and Q&A.

With Debra J. Pepler, O.C., Ph.D, C.Psych., D.Sc.(Hon), Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Health

November 25th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Addressing rights to accommodation in education placements

The Scholars' Hub looks at the ACTon study, a participatory video method for working online with students with disabilities and their instructors to explore issues of accessibility in experimental learning settings. Presentation and Q&A.

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All welcome! You do not have to be a student or alumni of York U to attend.

November 18th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Claim the vote, claim the country: On the question of 2020 US elections and the commons

Amidst the global pandemic and nationwide protests over police brutality and recism, the US is holding its elections. This presentation will examine how the US political system functions, in particular systemic voter suppression against People of colour, the poor and women voters - and critical contestations by different populations to claim the vote.


The presenters will also reflect on the US presidential election, its implication for Canada and the world, and conceptions of democracy and the commons in the United Statesand beyond.


November 4th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Teen dating during the pandemic

Learn about the strategies young people are using to connect, fall in love and stay safe as they navigate this new world of dating during a pandemic. By learning more about how teens are managing risk and danger today, they will be set up for success during less stressful periods tomorrow.


Presentedby Dr. Sarah Flicker, Professor, Environmental Arts & Justice Coordinator, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change and York Research Chair in Community Based Participatory Research.


October 28th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Tattoos and trauma: Why we commemorate

Using photos of tattoos and their accompanying narratives, Dr, Deborah Davidson will show how tattoos can help their bearers to reclaim and reframe trauma, demonstrating resilience as the victim becomes the victor.


Dr, Deborah Davidson is an Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of LA&PS and the author of The Tattoo Project.


October 14th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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