Great Explorations

David Onley, Guest Lecturer and Distinguished Visitor, Political Science, UTSC, leads our Fall 2019 line-up with Rethinking Normalcy to Achieve Equality for Disabled Persons.  Despite decades of diligent advocacy, despite the inclusion of accessibility as a protected provision under the Charter and the passage of sweeping accessibility laws both provincial and federal, persons with disabilities still remain amongst our most marginalized citizens. Join David Onley as he discusses research undertaken to create POLD59 - The Politics of Disability, his course here at UTSC.

Building on our history of community engagement, Great Explorations offers an intellectually enriching experience that explores critical issues in the world today.

Great Explorations, previously the Snider Lecture Series, welcomes you to join us and hear from some of the campus' most renowned thinkers. The Snider Fund was established in memory of Fletcher C. Snider, a distinguished lawyer and University of Toronto graduate. Since 1975, the fund has supported public lectures by individuals whose work is of general cultural and intellectual significance and is relevant to a broad audience. The Snider Fund has generously supported the Great Explorations Series at U of T Scarborough since 2017.

REGISTER TODAY!  See you in October!

Talks and Q&A run from: 10 am to 12 pm  Location: The Catalyst Centre, EV151-152 in the Environmental Science & Chemistry (EV on map) Building, 1065 Military Trail.

Complimentary parking in Lots G and H will be provided - exit passes will be given out at the registration table, on the day of each event.  There are also 5 accessible parking spaces in Parking Lot L located on the west side of the Environmental Science and Chemistry Building (ESCB). Refreshments will be served.  Please email the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean or call +1 (416) 287-7027 for more information.         

Take a look back at some of our engaging talks


Sean Lee, Director of Programming at Tangled Art + Disability

October 8, 2019 - Crip Horizons: Disability Art Futurism

Abstract: Radical. Disruptive. The Last Avant-Garde.
Anne McGuire, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Equity Studies, U of T

October 22, 2019 - Tracking Autism: Wearable Tech and the Digitization of Disabled Childhoods

Abstract: Exploreing recent developments and debates in the world of therapeutic wearable technologi

October 29, 2019 - "Disabled People are the Experts": Lessons from Disability Studies

Disability is typically defined as a chronic impairment that significantly impacts the daily life of a given individual