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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Anthropology notices from the U of Toronto


1. TLKY Lecture, Oct. 11, Prof. Geoffrey Samuel

Buddhism in a Globalised World

Public lecture given by Dr. Geoffrey Samuel, the 2012-13 TLKY Visiting
Professor in Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto
Scarborough, visiting from Cardiff University, UK

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Time: 6:00pm
Location: AA160, Arts & Administration Building, University of
Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail

Abstract: The lecture examines the dramatically different trajectories of
Sri Lankan and Tibetan Buddhism in the contemporary world. Sri Lanka was
partly or wholly under European colonial rule for nearly 400 years, and an
active dialogue with Western thought was already under way by the 1860s.
Sinhalese thinkers and their Western colleagues created the widespread
Western image of Buddhism as a rational and scientific tradition. By
contrast, Tibet was largely spared the direct colonial impact of Western
powers, and the refugee lamas who came West in the late 20th century brought
a Buddhism that seemed radically incompatible with Western modernity. The
lecture discusses how these two streams of Buddhist thought and practice
have fared in an increasingly globalised world.

RSVP Information: Please RSVP online at
or call 416 208 4769.

Shuttle Bus Information: A free shuttle bus will depart from Hart
House Circle at 4:30 p.m., and will return downtown after the lecture
at 8:00 p.m. Please RSVP for the bus by sending an email to

2. ROM Talk - Cosmopoulous October 9

"Under the Scepter of Nestor: the new Mycenaean capital at Iklaina"
Michael Cosmopoulos (The University of Missouri at St. Louis)
5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 9th
Royal Ontario Museum - Eaton Lecture Theatre (Students enter the ROM on
Tuesdays free)
See attached poster for more info.

3. Chris Dewdney Reading, Wednesday, Oct. 17 at TransCanada Institute,
University of Guelph

Writer in Residence -Fall 2012
School of English and Theatre Studies
Christopher Dewdney
Will read at the TransCanada Institute, 9 University Ave. E.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 11:30 am
Light luncheon.
Register at
See attached poster for more info.

4. Building an Age-Friendly Toronto, Oct. 11 ILCA Seminar with Josh Matlow

The University of Toronto’s
Institute for Life Course and Aging is pleased to present


Josh Matlow
Toronto City Councillor, Ward 22 - St. Paul's
Chair, Seniors' Strategy Subcommittee

Thursday, October 11th, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Over the next decade, the number of seniors living in Toronto will increase
dramatically. It is important that we prepare for this demographic shift so
that the City remains a safe, navigable, affordable, accessible and
enjoyable city for everyone. Chaired by Councillor Matlow and including
Councillors Janet Davis and Kristyn Wong-Tam, the Seniors Strategy
Subcommittee is working to provide advice and input to the development of a
Seniors Strategy. As part of the development of this Strategy, the City has
developed a Consultation Workbook. Other key partners include the Toronto
Seniors’ Forum, community organizations, business, academia and school
boards. The Workbook can be used by individuals and groups so that everyone
can have a voice in the development of the strategy.

View the 2012-2013 Seminar Series Brochure at

Seminars are free, held at the Institute for Life Course and Aging,
263 McCaul St., 3rd Floor Classroom
Please RSVP to as seating is limited
Seminars are webcast and can be accessed at:

5. International Conference on War-Affected Children USA 2012

On behalf of (CWV) Center for War Victims, It is my pleasure to invite you
to International conference on war-affected children / Impact of Conflict on
Women & Girls. taking place from November 20TH â€" 23TH 2012 in The United
States and in Senegal, from November 26TH â€" 29TH 2012.

Successful registered participants are entitled to meals and accommodation
which will be provided during their stay in the U.S.A only. Participant Air
Tickets for both venues will be sponsored by our organization and donors.
Also note that the total number of participants will be limited, and
registrations will be dealt On the basis of first come, first served.
Registration is still open.

Note: If you are a holder of an international passport that may require visa
to enter the United States Or Senegal, you may inform the conference
secretariat at the time of registration, as the organizing committee is
responsible for all visa arrangements and travel assistance.

If you are interested in attending and for fast respond contact the
conference Secretariat via email: as soon as possible.
Registration close November 5TH 2012 and share the information with your
colleagues. You should also inform them that you were invited to participate
by Mrs. Rebecca David, who is a member and a staff of the Center for War

For more information contact the Organizing Committee via E-mail:

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