Events


IRDL hosts a variety of talks and presentations to disseminate findings of its projects, its activities, and developments in the field to educators and other interested parties.

To view past events select options from the drop down menu below.

Sep
20
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge

Artist Talk: Skawennati & Jason Edward Lewis – Turtle Island <3 AbTeC Island @ Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Artist Talk: Skawennati & Jason Edward Lewis - Turtle Island <3 AbTeC Island @ Tribute Communities Recital Hall,  Accolade East

Event Image: “Landed” by Skawennati. 2016. Machinimagraph.

Skawennati and Jason Edward Lewis write, make art, invent technologies, and run workshops that teach Indigenous youth how to make video games and machinima (among other things). Their individual and collaborative works have been distributed and celebrated online, in gallery exhibitions, and at media and Indigenous arts festivals across Canada and internationally. Critical to their creative practice is the idea that their work in the virtual world helps to enact positive change in the real world.

In addition to their creative practice, Jason and Skawennati are co-directors of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC). AbTeC is an Aboriginally determined research-creation network of artists, academics, and technologists that seek to ensure Indigenous presence in online platforms and environments, video games, and virtual worlds that comprise cyberspace. AbTeC projects include Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Video Game Design, and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. What futures we do we want to imagine, and then create, for our Aboriginal communities?

This artist talk is free and open to the public – but we need you to let us know you’re coming! There will be a reception in the CIBC Lobby following the talk.


This keynote event is made possible by the Digitally Engaged Learning Conference (DEL 2018), hosted at York University for the first time in Canada. We also wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Dean’s Office in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, the Department of Design, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

Download the event poster: Artist Talk Skawennati Jason Edward Lewis

Sep
24
Mon
2018
Feminist Interent @ Room 4023, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We would like to invite you to a lecture with Dr. Charlotte Webb (UK) speaking about her project Feminist Internet.

The internet holds huge potential for liberation and political transformation. However many of society’s inequalities are encoded in its structures, processes and communities. The Feminist Internet is a group of artists and designers on a mission to advance internet equalities for women and other marginalised groups through creative, critical practice. Internet equalities mean equal rights to freedom of expression, privacy, data protection and internet access regardless of race, class, gender, gender identity, age, belief or ability. In this talk, Dr. Charlotte Webb, ‘Chief Leopard’ of the feminist internet will talk about how this group has been tackling issues of gender inequality and the internet, through imagining the nipples of tomorrow, tackling the virus of capitalist desire, and prototyping feminist alternatives to Alexa.

Light refreshments will be served!

Dr. Charlotte Webb

This talk is presented by York’s Department of Design and the Institute for Research on Digital Learning (IRDL).

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge

Visioning meeting and roundtable @ Kaneff Tower, Room 749
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Visioning meeting and roundtable @ Kaneff Tower, Room 749

Calling all BIPOC Women Graduate Students!

We are interested in creating a network of women BIPOC graduate scholars at York University. The goal is to create a space where we can meet, share, network, collaborate, and support each other. We are inviting trans and cis women BIPOC to join us for a visioning meeting and roundtable on Sept. 27, from 2-3pm to help define and establish the direction we want this caucus of women scholars to achieve.

We ask that you come with your thoughts and creative ideas to the meeting.

  • What do you want to see happen?
  • What kind of support do you need and can get from fellow women BIPOC colleagues?
  • How can you support your fellow women BIPOC colleagues?

Please provide your contact details and RSVP here>

Oct
4
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge

Oct
25
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge

Nov
1
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge

Nov
8
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge

Nov
22
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge

Nov
29
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Shut Up and Write @ Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge, York University
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Needing that push to get writing?

Come and join fellow grad students and faculty every Thursday for a 3-hour drop-in session using the Pomodoro Technique (30 minute writing sessions, 10 minute breaks).

Work on anything that needs to get done: the Diss, that chapter you owe someone, that pesky CFP that you keep forgetting about.

Join Us!

 

Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Kaneff Tower, 7th floor lounge