Past Festival Series

PAST EVENTS

Sunday, April 30, 2017
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Ryerson University

Social challenges, social innovation: Can we end homelessness, poverty, and isolation in our lifetimes? – Alex Gill will challenge the way we traditionally think about social problems and their solutions, including understanding poverty today, accepting homelessness as a consequence of economic progress, and how we might eradicate social problems by looking at modern innovations in other fields.
Admission is free.

Sunday, January 24, 2016
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Library Building, LIB 72, 350 Victoria Street

The Challenge of Reconciliation: Taking REAL steps to self-government across Canada – The topic of reconciliation with First Nations is not simple. Bob Rae, currently working with First Nations across Canada as legal counsel, advisor and negotiator will discuss the next steps all Canadians and their governments need to take to advance the cause of reconciliation.
Admission is free.

Sunday, January 25, 2015
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Library Building, LIB 72, 350 Victoria Street

Climate Change: What it’s Costing YOU! – What have the consequences been for failure to act on rapid climate change? What must be done in order to prevent runaway global warming?  What are the signs and examples of hope?
Admission is free.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Library Building, LIB 72, 350 Victoria Street

Crisis in the Congo – A screening of the powerful and thought-provoking documentary Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth. The film will be followed by two very exciting speakers: Dr. Bodia Bavuidi and Claude Gatebuke.
Admission is free.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Library Building, LIB 72, 350 Victoria Street

What is Happening to our Food? – A screening of Food, Inc. followed by a discussion with Canadian food policy analyst and writer Wayne Roberts.
Presented in partnership with Ryerson University’s International Issues Discussion (IID) Series.
Admission is free.