Paalam Dance Salon

Leonard Common Room 75 St. George Street, Toronto

Saturday, 18 November 2023 | 17:00 EST | Leonard Common Room, 75 St. George Street, Toronto Featuring works by Ann Ariyadasa, Ramya Raghavan, and Niroshehaa Ragunathan with Marilyn Yogayrajah. Join us work-in-progress dance performances and for conversations with chai and snacks! Register at this link. Gardeners of Stories (Arpita Bajpeyi, Vridhhi Chaudhry and Meera Kanageswaran) […]

Threatening Dystopias: Development, Scientific Knowledge and Adaptation to Climate Change

Room 120, HNES Building, Keele Campus, York University

  Wednesday, 22 November 2023 | 15:30 to 17:00 EST | Room 140, HNES Building, Keele Campus, York University With Kasia Paprocki, London School of Economics and Political Science Discussant: Hillary Birch, Graduate Program in Environmental Studies In the global imaginary of climate change, Bangladesh holds a prominent position. Frequently described as the ‘world’s most […]

Canadian Premiere Screening of ‘Chosen’ (dir. Joseph Juhn)

Nat Taylor Cinema, Room 102, North Ross Building, York University

Wednesday, 22 November 2023 | 18:30 to 21:30 EST | Nat Taylor Cinema, 102 Ross North Building, Keele Campus, York University In 2020, five Korean Americans of vastly diverse backgrounds with competing political views run for US Congress. David Kim is the only underdog with limited resources vying to be the first Korean American representative […]

The Eyewitness: The Life and Times of Dr Clement Williams at the Court of King Mindon in Mandalay, 1861–1879

Room 857, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University and virtually via Zoom

Thursday, 30 November 2023 | 10:00 to Noon EDT | Room 857, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University and virtually via Zoom With Ron Graham, award-winning author and journalist Respondent: Aurore Candier, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France Very little has been written about Clement Williams, despite his role as Britain’s political agent in […]

Philippine Studies Group Research Celebration

Room 280N, Second Floor, York Lanes, York University

Friday, 01 December 2023 | 13:00 to 15:30 | Room 280N, Second Floor, York Lanes | York University | In person Please join us to celebrate research on the Philippines and the diasporas taking place at York University and learn about student and faculty research in 2023. The Philippine Studies Group is grateful for the […]

Launch of new Mad Studies publication | Film Screening and Q & A on Racialized Mental Health with directors Nesa Huda, Kagan Goh and Emmanuel Teji

Nat Taylor Cinema, Room 102, North Ross Building, York University

Friday, 01 December 2023 | 13:00 to 16:00 EST | Nat Taylor Cinema, room 102, North Ross Building, York University’s Keele Campus | In person The Critical Perspectives on Mental Health Robarts’ Research Cluster invites you to the launch of their second special edition of Canada Watch: Rethinking, Reframing, and Reimagining Madness, followed by a […]

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Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto

8–10 December 2023 | Betty Oliphant Theatre | Toronto h o m e is RAW Taiko’s fourth theatre production and celebrates our 25th anniversary of drumming as a transformative arts practice. We are excited to feature traditional taiko, original compositions by RAW Taiko members, and the premiere of a new collaboration with Kyoko Ogoda (KingsDon […]

Women’s Agency in Armed Struggles in Myanmar’s Spring Revolution 

Room 857, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University and virtually via Zoom

Thursday, 14 December 2023 | 11:00 to 13:00 EST | Room 857, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University and virtually via Zoom With Aye Lei Tun, McMaster University Respondent: Jane Ferguson The politics of sex hierarchy in Myanmar has created a narrative that portrays males as protectors of state sovereignty, kinship, and family, while women […]

When the Sun is Above the Horizon: Stories from Asian Diaspora

401 Richmond Street West, Toronto

Exhibition run: 09–20 January 2024 at Trinity Square Video (#121, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto) Opening Reception: 11 January 2024, 18:00 to 20:00 EST    When the Sun is Above the Horizon: Stories from Asian Diaspora is a multimodal exhibition that engages in themes of Asian diasporic representation. Unfolding in three chapters, the exhibit moves […]

Celebrating the Life of Megan Whitney

Room 305, Third Floor, Founders College, York University and virtually via Zoom

Friday, 12 January 2024 | 13:30 to 15:30 EST | Room 305, Third Floor, Founders College, York University and virtual via Zoom Please join us to celebrate the life of our friend and colleague, Megan Whitney. She left us far too soon on December 11 after her fight with cancer. We welcome Megan’s wonderful friends, […]

The Return of Mi Shwe Tin? Native Litigation, Oil Boom, and the Articulation of “Buddhist Law” in Colonial Burma

Room 857, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University and virtually via Zoom

Thursday, 18 January 2024 |  11:00 to 13:00 EST | Room 857, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University and virtually via Zoom With Chao Ren, University of Michigan Respondent: Jonathan Saha, Durham University Around the turn of the twentieth century, the dramatic growth of the nascent oil industry in Yenangyaung in colonial Burma created expansive […]

YCAR Graduate Associate Meet & Greet

Common Area, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, Keele Campus, York University

Thursday, 18 January 2024 | 14:30 to 15:30 EST | Common Area, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University Please join us at our upcoming YCAR Graduate Associate Meet and Greet!  This event is organized to foster meaningful connections among YCAR graduate associates, emphasizing the importance of building a strong community. We extend a warm welcome […]