Scholars’ Hub @ Home continues with presentation on vaccine geopolitics

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.

Jennifer Hyndman

Join guest speaker Jennifer Hyndman, professor in the departments of Geography and Social Science at York University, and resident scholar at the Centre for Refugee Studies June 17 for her presentation “Vaccine Geopolitics During a Global Pandemic.”

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus proves we are connected globally like never before, yet borders have closed and responses to the virus are decidedly national. This short talk will look at the intersection of COVID-19 with other humanitarian disasters, such war, a huge ‘risk factor’ and explores the thickening of borders and potential balkanization of the world.

The series will continue through June with one more event:

  • 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)

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