Next Scholars' Hub @ Home events discuss the U.S. election, social determinants of health

The Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series continues with thought-provoking discussions that will explore key takeaways from the 2020 U.S. election and the importance of social determinants of health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds.

Scholars’ Hub events are done in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library and Aurora Public Library, and are presented by York Alumni Engagement. Students, alumni and all members of the community are welcome to attend. All sessions take place at 12 p.m.

Anna M. Agathangelou

The series resumes on Jan. 21 with “Claim the vote, claim the country? Part II: Key takeaways from the 2020 US election.” Continuing their conversation from Part I on Nov. 4, the day after Americans went to the polls, Adam Churchard, PhD candidate, politics, Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Anna Agathangelou, professor, Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, return to discuss their five most important issues emerging from the 2020 U.S. election and the rocky transfer of power between Trump and Biden. Audience members will also be given unique access to the presenters’ expertise on all things democracy with the opportunity to submit their most pressing questions to be answered during a live Q-and-A session following their discussion.

Register for the session at https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kpLU8O8cRheMI25iFw2BIQ.

Dennis Raphael

Dennis Raphael

On Jan. 27, Dennis Raphael, professor, School of Health Policy & Management, Faculty of Health, will present: “How the COVID-19 pandemic reinforces the importance of the social determinants of health.” It has been known since the mid-1850s that the primary factors shaping health are living and working conditions. Canada has produced many documents about these social determinants of health but provides a discouraging portrait concerning their quality and equitable distribution. The COVID-19 pandemic has served to reinforce these understandings yet the prospect of government action on these issues remain uncertain.

Register for the session at https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WFr3wPuuTBmPXvR0WMG5kw.

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