Laurier Milton Lecture series, second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm.

2021 - 2022 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 2021-2022 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 2022 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 October 2021 until May 2022 from 7-8pm. Lectures will take place via Milton Public Library's Crowdcast channel. Registration required. Registration is free. 

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Lecture Series Schedule

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Branden Walker, Research Associate

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Dr. Avis Beek, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education

Renny Talianchich 
Kalysta Mejia-Torres

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Dr. Stacey Wilson Forsberg, Associate Professor in the Human Rights and Human Diversity Program

Dr. Oliver Masakure, Associate Professor and Director of the Business Technology Management Program 

Completed 2020-2021 Lectures (Click here to view recordings):

May 12, 2021 

Erin Dej, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology

April 14, 2021

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

March 10, 2021

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

February 10, 2021

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

January 13, 2021

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

December 9, 2020

Indigenous Women, Storytelling, and Activism

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

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.

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.