A Moveable Feast: Celebrating 40 Years of the Writer-In-Residence|
Friday, November 1st from 6-10 pm at Windermere Manor
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites you to celebrate 40 years of Western’s Writer in Residence Program with ‘A Moveable Feast,’ a gala evening celebrating the best of Prohibition – banned books, that is! Join our distinguished Writer in Residence alumni, including Emma Donoghue, for an evening of jazz-age glamour heightened by readings from books that caused a stir in the 1920s. From James Joyce’s Ulysses to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, we’re asking five of our former Writers in Residence to perform excerpts from their favourite “obscene” literary classics from the 1920s. Read More
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Thursday, October 3 at The University Club of Toronto
We had a blast with our alumni at Western’s first Human Library event! Designed to break down barriers around challenging topics, Human Library events offer the opportunity for one-on-one conversations that will broaden your understanding and provide deep intellectual engagement.
Western’s first ever Human Library event featured professors from the Department of Philosophy as our “books.” Alumni and friends spent the evening “checking out” a “book” and enjoying stimulating questionsfrom each area of philosophy. Thanks to our Human Library "books" for a wonderful evening!
Professor Carolyn Mcleod
Book Title: HAVING CHILDREN: Are Some Ways Morally Better than Others?
Professor Henrik Lagerlund
Book Title: Mechanism and the Rationality of Science
Professor Gillian Barker
Book Title: RESILIENT: Sustaining What Matters in a Changing World
Professor Christopher Smeenk
Book Title: Everything you always wanted to know about spacetime (but were afraid to ask)
Also in attendance, Dean Michael Milde and Prof. Carl Hoefer, Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy