York University’s new president will host Saturday’s York Circle

Celebrations marking the installation of Rhonda L. Lenton as York University’s eighth president and vice-chancellor will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 21 with The York Circle Lecture and Lunch. Hosted by Lenton, the event will run from 9am to 1pm in the Life Sciences Building on the Keele campus.

The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series is held four times a year and is open to the University’s community of alumni and friends. The York Circle guests will hear from four of York’s leading faculty members on a wide range of interesting topics that speak to some of the key themes that define York University.

The York University faculty delivering presentations at The York Circle on Oct. 21 are:

Isabella Bakker – Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and York Research Chair in Global Economic Governance, Gender and Human Rights. Bakker’s presentation is titled “Measuring What’s Treasured? Changing Budgets Because Women Matter.”

Michael Daly – Associate Professor and York Research Chair in Planetary Science, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering. Daly’s presentation is titled “The OSIRIS-REx Mission and its Canadian Laser Altimeter.”

Rebecca Pillai Riddell – Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, and the York Research Chair in Pain and Mental Health. Pillai Riddell’s presentation is titled “Painful Predicaments: The Incredulous Neglect of Infants in Pain & What Everyone Can Do to Help.”

Peter Backx – Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science. Backx will deliver a presentation titled, “Exercise and the Heart: What Every Sports Buff Should Know.”

For more information, visit The York Circle website.