Broaden your mind with the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds, through the month of June.

The Scholars’ Hub events are done in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library and Aurora Public Library, and presented by York Alumni Engagement. Students, alumni and all members of the community are welcome to attend.

Pat Armstrong
Pat Armstrong

The first event in the series is “Reimagining long-term residential care in the time of COVID-19” presented on June 10 at 12 p.m. The talk will take place online through Zoom, and registration is required.

Pat Armstrong, Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, will present this talk, which highlights that four out of five deaths from COVID-19 have occurred in nursing homes. Based on a 10-year international, interdisciplinary study of long-term care, this presentation will draw out the lessons for our current crisis. To RSVP, visit this link.

The series will continue through June with two more events:

  • June 17 – “Vaccine Geopolitics During a Global Pandemic” presented by Jennifer Hyndman, professor in the departments of Geography and Social Science, and resident scholar at the Centre for Refugee Studies
  • June 24 – “COVID-19 and the impact on the lives of people experiencing homelessness: What are the implications?” presented by Stephen J. Gaetz, professor, Faculty of Education; president, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; and scientific director of Making the Shift (Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab)

For more information, or to RSVP, visit