2017 - 2018 Laurier Milton Lecture Series

Overview of Lecture Series

Wilfrid Laurier University is pleased to partner with the Town of Milton and the Milton Public Library to present the ninth "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 and University Departments/Programs.

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

Admission is free.

All lectures take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the dates noted below at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton.

Please note: Some or all of the lectures may be filmed and televised on TVCOGECO. 

Please register online or call Milton Public Library 905-875-2665 ext. 3263

Lecture Series Schedule

October 11, 2017

Forensic Psychology: How to Elicit Accurate Testimony from Child Eyewitnesses

By Dr. Kim Roberts, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

November 8, 2017

Making Games to Change the World

By Dr. Scott Nicholson, Department of Game Design and Development, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

December 13, 2017

The Making of General Sir Arthur Currie

By Mark Humphries, Department of History, Faculty of Arts

January 10, 2018

The Physical and Human Dimension of Global Climate Change

By Dr. Hind Al-Abadleh, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Dr. Manuel Riemer, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

February 14, 2018

The Communities of Community Music 

By Brandon Leis, Faculty of Music

March 14, 2018

What Does It Mean to Indigenize Education?

By Erin Hodson, Indigenous Curriculum speciality, Wilfrid Laurier University

April 11, 2018

The Myth of The Age of Enlightenment: Millennials, Austerity, and Hope 

By Dr. James Cairns, Social and Environmental Justice, Faculty of Liberal Arts

May 9, 2018

Just Trying to Fit in: The Importance of Friendship for Immigrant Youth in Canada

By Stacey Wilson-Forsberg, Department of Human Rights and Human Diversity, Faculty of Liberal Arts