York University and Markham Public Library launch inaugural York University Scholars Hub speakers series


York University and Markham Public Library are partnering to bring some of York’s top academic minds to York Region at Markham Public Library in 2017. The York University Scholars Hub speakers series launches with a six-month theme around Neuroscience.

How Your Brain Lives, Works...And Dies: Neuroscience in the Modern World, will feature talks and expertise on the functioning brain from faculty and researchers in the Faculties of Science and Health at York University.

The Scholars Hub Speaker series will take place at the Markham Village Branch on the second Thursday of each month, located at 6031 Highway 7. Each talk is from 7pm to 8:30pm, and for added convenience, childcare is provided.

Talks include:

Feb. 9, 2017:

When Proteins Go Rogue: The Molecular Origins of Neurodegenerative Disease

Dr. Derek Wilson (Chemistry)


Mar. 9, 2017:

Sensing the World Around Us

Dr. Chris Bergevin (Biological Physics)


Apr. 13, 2017:

Your Brain in Action

Dr. Denise Henriques (Kinesiology and Health Science)


May 11, 2017:

The Beautiful Brain: How Do We See the World?

Dr. Georg Zoidl (Biology/Psychology)


Jun. 8, 2017:

How We See in 3D

Dr. Laurie Wilcox (Psychology)


The unique partnership is part of York University’s goals of community engagement and reputation-building, with a unique collaboration that invites alumni, students and their families, and the public to engage in meaningful talks and discussions on the fascination of the human brain.

Space for each talk is limited.

To RSVP and for more details please click here.