Retail is the largest employment sector in Canada, but most front-line retail jobs reflect the scourge of precarious work and involve low pay, insecurity and disrespect. The Global Labour Speaker Series with Brock University labour Professor Kendra Coulter will look at how to revolutionize the retail sector Wednesday, Jan. 21.
Three MBA student teams, including one from Schulich, will compete in the final round of the Corporate Knights-Schulich Business for a Better World Case Competition Jan. 23 in Davos, during the World Economic Forum annual conference.
Submissions are invited for phase two of the Academic Innovation Fund, which will provide $1.5 million in funding for projects advancing the University’s priorities in eLearning, experiential education and enhancing the first-year experience. Project submissions are due Feb. 6.
Federal Court Justice James O’Reilly will describe the court’s responsibilities in the area of national security, with particular reference to recent controversies relating to the court’s jurisdiction that have led to proposed amendments to the CSIS Act. His lecture takes place Jan. 22, from 5:30 to 6:30pm in O14 McLaughlin College on the Keele campus.
York visual arts Professor and activist Nancy Nicol for a special screening of her new documentary, No Easy Walk To Freedom, Jan. 21, at 12pm in N102 Ross, Nat Taylor Cinema.
Available now at digital.yorku.ca, YorkU magazine’s Winter 2015 issue features: NASA’s celebrity space monkey; the latest from York’s City Institute; blogging profs; neutrino hunter Sampa Bhadra; how a York grad became a YouTube star; and much more.
Glendon Gallery will present the fifth edition of the Glendon Students Visual Arts Competition Exhibit from Jan. 20 to 31. The exhibit will include original works of art from almost 40 students in a variety of media. The opening reception and student prize announcements will take place Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the gallery.
Author Gabriella Coleman will share her story about becoming an Anonymous confidante and interpreter in the next Science and Technology Studies Series Seminar, “From 4chan lolcats to Anonymous Everywhere,” Jan. 20, from 12:30 to 2pm, in 320 Bethune College.
The Faculty of Environmental Studies Transforming Violent Environments Seminar Series is gearing up for another year of talks. The first seminar, “Resisting White Supremacy, Colonialism and Racism on Campus,” will take place Jan. 20, from 2:30 to 4pm, in Room 307, Student Centre.
The results of Rick Mercer’s NHL testing at York University will be featured tonight as part of the comedian’s self-titled program, the “Rick Mercer Report” on CBC Television. The episode will be repeated on Jan. 16.