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Jan
21
Mon
Managing Without Growth, Second Edition
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

You and a guest are invited to join Peter and special guests David Miller, David Suzuki (live on video), and Karen Kraft Sloan for the book launch of "Managing Without Growth, Second Edition" on February 5, 2019 at Lula Lounge. The book launch is part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations for the Faculty of Environmental Studies.

Since the highly regarded first edition was published a decade ago, the possibilities for a smooth transition to a sustainable economy have diminished. The relevance of the updated and expanded information, analysis and arguments in Managing without Growth is greater than ever.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this complimentary event and celebrate Peter and his profound and influential work.

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: Doors Open 6:30pm; Remarks 7:00pm
Location: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON

More about the Book: Visit this link

GUARANTEED DINNER SEATING: Guests are advised to make a reservation directly with Lula lounge by phone or online at 416.588.0307 or lula.ca.  This is the only way to garuantee a seat at the venue.

A full dinner menu will be available for guests to purchase food and beverages
Register by January 25, 2019
Jan
29
Tue
York U Scholars Hub at Vaughan Public Libraries Speakers Series @ Civic Centre Resource Library
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Vaughan Public Libraries and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnership brings some of York’s top academic minds to Vaughan.

The series, titled "Environmental Changes," will feature talks and expertise from the Faculty of Environmental Studies, celebrating their 50th anniversary.

COST: FREE BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 
Space for each talk is limited. Refreshments are provided.

Jan. 29, 2019 | A Planet of Suburbs: How We Live in the 21st Century
Roger Keil (Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies)

The 21st century is often called the urban century because more than half of us now live in cities. In reality, though, the urban century emerges at the margin. Most of the twenty-first century’s startling urban growth worldwide is happening at the peripheries. This talk is about the process that creates the global urban periphery – suburbanization – and the ways of life – suburbanisms -- we encounter there. Illustrated with examples from around the world, the presentation argues that suburbanization is a global process, and part of the extended urbanization of the planet. This includes the gated communities of the elites, the squatter settlements of the poor and many built forms and ways of life on the periphery in-between. While urbanist orthodoxy opposes low-density “sprawl” for its disproportional environmental impact, the reality of life in the urban century is suburban: most of the earth’s future 10 billion inhabitants will not live in conventional cities but in suburban constellations of one kind or another.

This unique partnership is part of York University’s goals for 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.

Feb
14
Thu
York U Scholars Hub at Markham Public Library Speakers Series @ Markham Village Library
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Markham Public Library and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnership brings some of York’s top academic minds to York Region.

The winter 2018 series, titled "School of Thought," features talks by academics and researchers from the faculties of Health, Science, LA&PS, Osgoode and Schulich.

COST: FREE BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 
Space for each talk is limited. Refreshments are provided.

Feb. 14, 2019 | Genome Engineering and its Applications Including Legal and Ethical Issues
Ronald E. Pearlman (Professor, Faculty of Science)

Precise manipulation and editing genomes has been a spectacular advance in the life sciences and is a revolution in biomedical science with profound applications and implications in all areas of the life sciences. The technology for genome editing, referred to as 'CRISPR', has developed very recently from basic studies on adaptive immunity in bacteria; how bacteria protect themselves from viral infection. Many of the applications of genome editing, in medicine (e.g. ‘precision medicine’) and in other areas, have important ethical consequences. We will discuss the scientific foundation of the technology and introduce some of its applications, as well as discussing legal and ethical implications for the use of the technology.

This unique partnership is part of York University’s goals for 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.

Feb
28
Thu
LaunchYU Speaker Series: Converting Curiosity into Consumption @ Second Student Centre, York University
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LaunchYU has partnered with York University's Divison of Advancement to bring you the LaunchYU Speaker Series; a series featuring top York University alumni entrepreneurs. Each part of the series will aim to capture the real stories, challenges, successes and failures that they have encountered in their journeys.

These talks are meant to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE, and EDUCATE the audience on the realities of launching a startup in today’s world.

The session on February, 28 will feature guest speaker Jay Klein (BA '02), CEO of The PUR Company.

Registration is required for this event: http://launchyu.ca/events


Jay Klein

CEO, The PUR Company

Jay Klein is a born entrepreneur who lives by a philosophy that with hard work and perseverance, everything is possible. Among Jay’s passions are marketing, entrepreneurship, and business - which he uses to inspire those around him daily. Jay’s vision was to develop a chewing gum free from chemical sweeteners, and safe for individuals with any allergies or dietary sensitivities. Having made this vision a reality with PUR Gum, he is on a mission to motivate and educate people around the world while providing them with great-tasting, high quality products.

The PUR Company launched in 2010 with PUR Gum after leading a team of professionals at Drivertise International, the first company Jay started in 2001. After he succeeded in selling his first pack of gum, he challenged himself to transition his small accomplishment into a full-fledged business, which has now become the #1 selling aspartame-free brand worldwide. Having expanded its product line with Mints and Popcorn, The PUR Company is a global leader in the continuously growing health food and better-for-you industry.

Jay was recently named on 2018’s list of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. The PUR Company has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies as well as Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. PUR was also ranked top 10 on Profit 500’s list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies and #1 in Manufacturing.

Jay’s optimistic creativity was developed at a young age, selling candy out of his backpack in the 6th grade. He moved from Florida to Toronto in 1998 to attend York University. He graduated in 2002 with a double major in Political Science and Communication with honors. Klein was the recipient of the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Emerging Entrepreneur Award. Jay is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and in addition to his professional achievements, sits on the Board of several charitable organizations that support the youth and Jewish community.