2020 - 2021 Laurier Milton Lecture Series

Overview of Lecture Series

Wilfrid Laurier University, the Town of Milton and the Milton Public Library are pleased to present the 2020-2021 Laurier Milton Lecture Series.

Wilfrid Laurier has long supported the public role of academics to bring their knowledge and thinking outside of the classroom. The Laurier Milton Lecture Series provides a wonderful opportunity to engage in a public dialogue with citizens of Milton on a broad array of important topics. We are pleased that the presentations represent the current research and analysis of members of different faculties, departments and programs. For those who attend a minimum of 5 lectures, you will be entered into a draw for a giveaway. In partnership with the Milton Public Library and Wilfrid Laurier University, the giveaway will be drawn following the final lecture in April 2021 and the winner will receive a range of items from Laurier and Milton Public Library. 

The lecture series is a partnership between the Town of MiltonWilfrid Laurier University, and the Milton Public Library.

Lectures take place the second Wednesday of each month starting September 2020 and until May 2021 from 7-8pm. Lectures will take place via Zoom. Registration required. Registration is free. 

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Lecture Series Schedule

October 14, 2020

"We are all God's Children:" Challenges of stigma towards individuals diagnosed with mental illness in the Global South and Its implications for the Global North

Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy, PhD, Associate Professor, Carnegie Diaspora Fellow (University of Ghana), Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work

Watch the recorded lecture here.

November 11, 2020

How the Canadian Army saved Halifax after the 1917 Explosion

Roger Sarty, PhD, Professor, Department of History

Watch the recorded lecture here.

December 9, 2020

Indigenous Women, Storytelling, and Activism

Dr. Lianne C. Leddy, Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts

January 13, 2021

Designing a Better World - One Experience at a Time 

Abby Goodrum, PhD, Professor and Program Coordinator, User Experience Design 

February 10, 2021

From A Property Right to Citizenship Rights: Historicizing the Black Experience in Canada

Barrington Walker, PhD, Associate Vice President Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost & VP Academic, Professor, Department of History 

March 10, 2021

Recovering and Relearning our Deeply Canadian (Indigenous) Heritage

Miguel Sioui, PhD, Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Officer (Environmental Studies), Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

April 14, 2021

Music for Mental Health in Therapy and Everyday Life 

Elizabeth Mitchell, PhD, RP, MTA Assistant Professor, Faculty of Music Coordinator, Bachelor of Music Therapy 

May 12, 2021 

How we Caused and What We Can do to End Homelessness in Canada 

Erin Dej, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology