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CSAHS Three Minute Thesis Competition

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Good Judgement: Making Judicial Decisions

Join us for a discussion with Justice Robert J. Sharpe Twenty years as a Court of Appeal judge; former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto; and author of a number of well-regarded books, Justice Robert J. Sharpe is an expert in the Canadian judicial system. Justice Sharpe will share some of his experiences and discuss how judges should, and do, make decisions in Canada’s liberal democratic system.

Legalization in Canada: The Insider's View

Please join us for a lecture by guest speaker Senator Tony Dean. He was the Senate of Canada sponsor of Bill C-45 – the bill that legalized cannabis in Canada. He will take listeners on an inside tour of the policy behind legalization and the process that was followed to achieve it. Bio:

Sex Is a Funny Word: Re-imagining Sex Education for a Better World

Sex education is long overdue for a fundamental redesign. The promise of value-neutral sex education is a dangerous fairy tale that ignores the world we live in. The fact is that public sex education – like sex itself – has always been political. We need sex ed that is about justice, not just procreation and disease. While young people are the ones driving new language and new ways of thinking about gender and sexual identity, they need education that addresses consent, violence, and pleasure.

Community Sustainability: Pathways to Lasting Solutions

Hear a Panel of Experts Discuss Sustainability Solutions How can resource companies, neighbouring communities and others work together to build real, long-lasting sustainability outcomes? Come hear experts explore this compelling question. Presented by the Kinross Chair in Environmental Governance, the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences and Net Impact. For tickets visit the event website.

Lunch and Learn: Risk and Reward in Community Engaged Learning

This lunch and learn session hosted by the Hub for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) features an interactive panel of faculty, staff and community partner experts. Panelists will share information and provide insights into their own community engaged learning partnerships across undergraduate and graduate courses.

Truscott Lecture in Justice: What Does the Future of Justice Look Like?

What does the future of justice look like? Senator Kim Pate speaks of the future of Canada's legal and penal system. Public lecture with a reception to follow The lecture series is part of the Truscott Initiative launched at U of G in 2009 to commemorate the struggles of Guelph resident Steven Truscott and his family.

Power to the People? Salafism in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Francesco Cavatorta, professor of political science at Laval University, looks at the complexity of Salafi reactions to the Arab uprisings. Some Salafis chose to participate in democratic politics, while others refrained. Still others promoted violence to achieve their objectives. What explains the different choices that Salafis made, and what impact do those choices have today?
headshot of fayyaz baqir and a picture of his new book titled poverty alleviation and poverty of aid pakistan.

International (Dis)order and New Forms of Engagement

Guelph Institute of Development Studies speaker series presents: Fayyaz Baqir is a development practitioner from Pakistan with more than three decades of experience in managing grant programs to enhance local development. At present, he is a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa. He has written extensively about innovative participatory development practices and social entrepreneurship. In this talk, he will introduce his latest book Poverty Alleviation and Poverty of Aid: Pakistan.

Lunch and Learn: Indigenizing Curriculum

Presented by the Hub for Teaching and Learning Excellence This lunch and learn session will feature Dr. Kim Anderson, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. Dr. Anderson will facilitate a safe space to discuss the benefits and challenges with incorporating Indigeneity into Canadian postsecondary curriculum.

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