Final event in 2018-19 Scholars Hub Speakers Series at Markham explores rivers of Asia

A partnership between the Markham Public Library and York University, the Scholars Hub Speakers Series brings some of York’s top academic minds to York Region from the Faculties of Health, Science, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business.

Andre Robert
André Robert

The 2018-19 Markham Public Library Scholars Hub Speakers Series, titled “School of Thought,” closes out its season on June 13 with André Robert (professor, LA&PS) on “The World’s Majestic Rivers in Peril: Views of the Yangtze, Ganges and Mekong Rivers.”

The event takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Markham Village Branch located at 6031 Highway 7. Childcare will be provided for children ages four to 12.

This session is a well-illustrated talk of a four-month journey along the large rivers of Asia, emphasizing human activities and environmental impacts on the river systems. The physical geography of the river basins will be discussed, as well as the impacts of large dams on the rivers’ evolution and, in particular, on the populations living on and off the Mekong’s delta.

This unique partnership is part of York University’s goals for community engagement and reputation-building, with a collaboration that invites alumni, students, their families and the public to engage in meaningful talks and discussions.

Pre-registration is required, as space for each talk is limited. Refreshments will be provided.