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March UM Community Event 2022

UM Community Events March 2022

February 28, 2022 — 

This March join us for an exciting lineup of events. Enjoy livestream midday recitals, cheer on the Bisons track and field team, learn how water purification is sustained in the Climate Series Webinar, and more at this month’s UM community events. Free up your calendars and get ready for an eventful March.


UM Alumni Book Club
Looking for some literary lustre? Read A Gentleman in Moscow with us. From New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles, and set in 1920s Russia, it tells the peculiar tale of Count Alexander Rostov, who is sentenced to house arrest in the luxurious grand Metropol Hotel. Join host Chancellor Anne Mahon and a network of over 800 UM alumni, friends and fellow book lovers to connect and discuss ideas, literature, lifelong learning and more. Everyone is welcome to join at any time. This program is generously sponsored by the UM Alumni Association.
Ongoing until March 10 | Free


Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Heats
In three exciting heats, 35 grad student challengers from 16 different departments will be going head-to-head (virtually) as they consolidate their ideas and research discoveries in just three minutes using only a single slide. The winners of each heat will go on to the final, on April 7, for a chance to place in the top three for cash prizes.
March 2-4, varying time | Free
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Education Graduate Student Research Symposium Keynote Address with Dr. Beyhan Farhadi
Dr. Beyhan Farhadi, a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Education at York University will be speaking on the topic radical imagination, public education and organizing for freedom.

In this presentation, you will get insight into the promise and practice of public education, the contradictions of democratic governance under neoliberalism, and the potential of organizing for freedom.
March 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m. | Free
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UM Café Scientifique: Feeding Baby
Join us as expert panelists discuss allergies, the feeding of infants and new approaches that use ‘active introduction’ rather than avoidance. “Feeding Baby: What, when and how to introduce foods,” moderated by Mae Santos, registered dietitian and master’s student from the Protudjer lab and featuring Dr. Jennifer Protudjer, assistant professor, pediatrics and child health, Max Rady College of Medicine; paediatric allergist and clinical immunologist Dr. Elana Lavine (UToronto/Queen’s); and Dr. Edmond S. Chan, clinical professor and head, division of allergy & immunology, UBC.
March 3, 7 p.m. | Free


Live on Middays
Desautels Faculty of Music
Middays are back! Every Monday in March you’ll have the opportunity to watch students perform on a livestream midday recital.
March 7, 12 p.m. | Free


Economic and Business Development at Naawi-Oodena: Canada’s Showcase Urban Reserve
James W. Burns Leadership Institute and Indigenous Business Education Partners (IBEP) at the Asper School of Business
Want to know more about Naawi-Oodena, why this urban reserve is important and how it contributes to economic development? Then join us for the second event in the 2021-22 season of the Leader in Our Times: The Critical Issues Series for a leadership discussion with Tim Daniels and Whelan Sutherland [BComm(Hons)/06] from the Treaty One Development Corporation. This talk is hosted by Suzanne Gagnon, director, JWBLI and Peter Pomart, director, Indigenous Business Education Partners.
March 8, 4 p.m. | Free


The Surveillant University: Remote Proctoring, AI and Human Rights
Faculty of Law Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series
Exam surveillance (also known as proctoring or invigilation) has traditionally been carried out by human proctors who supervise exams in a shared physical space, such as a classroom. Since March 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic drove learning online, leading to a significant boost in demand for remote proctoring services. Dr. Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy and Full Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, explores the privacy and human right issues raised by remote proctoring. It proposes a necessity and proportionality approach to assess what place remote proctoring has in the university context.
March 8 | 12-1 p.m.| Free


Fireside Chat with Dragon Den’s, Michele Romanow
Join us for an exciting fireside chat with Dragon and tech titan entrepreneur, Michele Romanow. This event will take place virtually as part of our Stu Clark New Venture Championships, Graduate Edition. Learn more about Michele’s entrepreneurial journey and her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
March 12, 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. | Free


Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series
The Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series highlights the research and expertise of Indigenous scholars, while providing new opportunities to learn about Indigenous perspectives and knowledges. In this talk, Anishinaabe assistant professor Dr. Amy Farrell will discuss Indigenous cultural conceptions of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
March 17, 12-1 p.m. | Free
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Canada West Track and Field Championships
Come and cheer on the Bisons as the top track and field student-athletes in the Canada West conference return to the James Daly Fieldhouse for two days of competition and their right to move on to the U SPORTS Championships. Game day COVID-19 protocols in effect.
March 18-19 | Free for fans 12 and under
Tickets start at $10


VLFL Climate Series Webinar: Green Liver and Plant Gills 
Join Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima, dean, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, as he discusses how simple plants can help sustainable water purification in this Virtual Learning for Life climate series webinar.
March 23, 1-2 p.m. | Free


Co-Curricular-Making’s Lessons: Education Conceived as Hopeful Journeys of Humane Becoming 
Faculty of Education
Hear from Dr. Margaret Macintrye Latta, professor and director of the Okanagan School of Education, UBC, as delivers the Joan Irvine Lecture. She will speak on the capacities to foster and sustain diverse learner/learning spaces, how to invest in co-curricular-making that is genuinely inclusive and attentive to equity, and how they are core professional capacities for educators to embody. Students and communities need to gain these habits and practices too. This presentation is an opportunity to reflect on the seriousness of what has happened in the name of education and the lived consequences of ignoring curricular enactment’s multiplicities manifesting through humane becoming.
March 24, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Free


U SPORTS Men’s Volleyball Championship
Cheer on the Bisons as they welcome the country’s top USPORTS teams to the Investors Group Athletic Centre to compete for the national title. This is the first time the Bisons have hosted the event since 1976. Get your tickets today! Game day COVID-19 protocols in effect.
March 25-27 | Free for fans 12 and under
Tickets start at $10


Virtual 2S Talking Circles
2SLGBTQQIA+, allies, students, staff, faculty and community are welcome to join the Two-Spirit (2S) Virtual Talking Circle with Elder Charlotte Nolin.
March 28, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Free
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Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
UM Theatre Program
Arcadia is respected as Tom Stoppard’s finest play. Stoppard deftly combines a witty debate of challenging ideas with an attempt to solve a murder mystery involving some well-known historical figures.
March 30 – April 3, varying times | Free


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