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Classes Without Quizzes

UTSC Athletics Mix and Mingle and Annual General Meeting


Classes Without Quizzes

Classes Without Quizzes
Leave your pencils and notebooks at home and come back for a lecture without the stress of taking a test! Our Classes without Quizzes will feature free talks by UTSC faculty and friends on a variety of topics.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(doors open at 10:00 a.m. for registration and brunch)
University of Toronto Scarborough, Instructional Centre
1095 Military Trail
FREE

Sessions:

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Andrew Westoll
Andrew Westoll
Creative Writing
Department of English
U of T Scarborough

Our Inner Apes

In 2009, author and English professor Andrew Westoll embedded with a family of chimpanzees at an animal sanctuary near Montreal. The resulting book, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction and became a national bestseller. Join Andrew as he introduces you to the wild denizens of the Fauna chimphouse.

Andrew Westoll is an award-winning author, journalist and teacher. His books include The Riverbones, a travelogue set in the remote jungles of Suriname, and the national-bestselling The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, which is the biography of a family of chimpanzees who were rescued from a research laboratory and retired to an animal sanctuary near Montreal. The Chimps won the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and was a finalist for several other major book awards. Andrew holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, is a Gold National Magazine Award winner, and his writing has been anthologize in Cabin Fever: The Best New Canadian Non-Fiction. Andrew's debut novel, The Jungle South of the Mountain, will be published by HarperCollins Canada in the fall of 2016. AndrewÂ’s teaching interests include creative non-fiction, fiction and the intersections between literature and science. Visit him at www.andrewwestoll.com.

 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Sonja Nikkila
Sonja Nikkila
Department of English
U of T Scarborough

The Case of the Literary Detective: Three Ways of Reading Sherlock Holmes

The ability to read closely and think critically is not only a keystone of citizenship, but an empowering and enjoyable way to exercise your brain. And as with any exercise — the more you train, the less you’ll strain. In this lecture, we will put our minds through a workout, honing our skills as careful observers by reading (and re-reading) different versions of Sherlock Holmes and engaging with key questions, like what it means when we tell THAT story, but in THIS particular way.

As a teaching stream lecturer in English, Sonja Nikkila’s primary research interests are pedagogical — she loves thinking and talking about teaching almost as much as she loves being in the classroom itself. Her teaching interests range from introductory literary analysis to gender and queer theory to genre fiction like fantasy and the Gothic, but her heart lies with the Victorian novel, which she studied as an undergraduate at Harvard and then as a graduate at the University of Edinburgh. She sees 19th-century literature as necessarily contextual, which means in her classes you might well find her focusing on extra-textual areas like material culture (including “book history” concerns such as publication format, sales, and distribution), “domestic” as opposed to political history (the importance of clothing, fashion, needlework, etc.), and ecocriticism (the impact of place and space, including geography, maps, and urban planning). Most importantly, she hopes to make the Victorian era and its literature “alive” and explorable for 21st-century Canadian students, synthesizing it with our contemporary world via current social and political struggles, pop culture, and digital media.


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UTSC Athletics Chapter Mix and Mingle
and Annual General Meeting

 

An evening of great company, old friends, campus memories and delicious food!

Join the Athletics Alumni Chapter at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) for it's 3rd annual Mix & Mingle, an opportunity to connect and chat with other Alumni, Faculty, Staff and members of the community, over delicious food. This event is part of the larger U of T Spring Reunion weekend being held at all three campuses, which seeks to bring Alumni back to their alma mater to reconnect, make new connections and see, firsthand, all the wonderful changes and growth happening across U of T.

The Athletics Chapter will be holding it's Annual General Meeting, and voting in the executive members for vacant positions just prior to kicking of the festitivies. All are welcome. A seperate notice of the AGM and details regarding open positions and calls for nominations, will be sent to all current Chapter members.

If you would like more information, please email us at athleticschapter@utsc.utoronto.ca.

All U of T Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Friends of UTSC are welcome to attend. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:
6:30 - 7:00 pm Annual General Meeting
7:00 - 9:00 pm Mix and Mingle
Venue:
University of Toronto Scarborough, Instructional Centre
1095 Military Trail
FREE

To register, please click below or here.
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U of T Scarborough

 

University of Toronto Scarborough
Development and Alumni Relations
1095 Military Trail, Instructional Centre
Toronto ON M1C 4Z4
alumni@utsc.utoronto.ca
(416) 287-7115
www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~advancement/alumni