Great Explorations: Academic Discussions Previously Recorded

Returning Spring 2019 we welcome the University of Toronto Scarborough Community at large to join us as some of the campus' most renowned thinkers, and distinguished guests, to speak on topics of global significance.  The series offers an intellectually enriching experience that explores critical issues in the world today - following a two-part format, opening with remarks followed by a question-and-answer period with attendees encouraged to participate.

October 30, 2018 - Does the news still serve a diverse public in a digital age?

Sadiya Ansari, Global News - Hannah Sung, TVOntario - Leslie Chan & Jeffrey Dvorkin, U of T Scarborough

Great Explorations Speaker Series - Gerald Cupchik

October 16, 2018 - Preserving Ourselves in an Age of Digital Addiction

Prof. Gerald Cupchik's research interests cover design and imagination processes, emotional experience and social communication.

Lecturer, Journalism Program Director and Senior Fellow Massey College, Professor Jeffrey Dvorkin

October 2, 2018 - How the News Became "Uber-ized" (what it means for democracy...)

Jeffrey Dvorkin is a lecturer & director of the journalism program at University of Toronto Scarborough & a senior fellow at Massey College

Professor Atiqa Hachimi, Women's & Gender Studies

May 1, 2018 - The War on Translation: Arabic and the production of Islamophobia

Prof. Atiqa Hachimi of Historical and Cultural Studies and Linguistics discusses translation of Arabic material.

April 24, 2018 - Politics and Justice in the Quest for Decarbonization

Prof Matt Hoffmann, Political Science addresses how diverse communities are responding to the global challenge of climate change.

April 17, 2018 - The Global dissemination of online news

Prof Alejandro I. Paz is a linguistic anthropologist broadly interested in language in contexts of globalization transnationalism & diaspora

April 3, 2018 - Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink - Are global freshwater supplies destined to run out?

Hydrogeology Prof Ken Howard explores the threat of climate change, pollution & explosive population growth on the planet’s water supply.

October 31, 2017 - Canadian Refugee Admission and Incorporation Policies

Phil Triadafilopoulos is an Associate Professor of Political Science, and Associate Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance.

October 17, 2017 - The State of Postsecondary Education and Immigration Status: A U.S./Canada comparison

Paloma E.]. Villegas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology.

October 3, 2017 - Where are the Nations of Immigrants? An Historian Talks to the 21st Century

Donna Gabaccia is a Professor of History at the University of Toronto.

Professor Chris Cochrane (Photographer Kevin Kelly)

May 1, 2017 - Growing Left/Right Political Divide in Canada and the US

Professor Chris Cochrane is the author of Left and Right: The Small World of Political Ideas.

April 24, 2017 - Is Canadian Federalism Up to 21st Century Policy Challenges?

Professor Grace Skogstad is Chair of U of T Scarborough's Department of Political Science

April 10, 2017 - Canada and Global Health

Professor Anne-Emanuelle Birn served as Canada Research Chair in International Health from 2001 to 2013.

April 3, 2017 - Arts and the Future of Health

Professor Andrea Charise is the lead developer and instructor of Canada’s first undergraduate curriculum in Health Humanities.