Wednesday, May 17 - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Untangling the Cosmos
How Research is Changing our Understanding of the Universe
Join CIFAR and the Ontario Science Centre on May 17, 2017 for a symposium that will take you on a journey to unravel some of the greatest secrets of the universe. Moderated by Jay Ingram, the symposium will feature leading Canadian and international researchers in astronomy and cosmology. Through plenary talks and panel discussions with the audience, they will discuss major recent breakthroughs in our understanding of the properties of and forces in the universe, and explore areas where research is pushing the boundaries to answer some of astronomy's deepest questions.
For educators, please note that this event aligns with Grade 9 and 12 science curricula. It will feature how researchers are generating new knowledge about fundamental concepts in astronomy, including the origins of the universe and evolution of stars, how they are uncovering new areas of scientific investigation, and the new techniques and technologies that are providing a more thorough understanding of the universe.
Saturday, May 27 - 5:45 - 7:15 PM
Dieter Misgeld: A Philosopher's Journey from Hermeneutics to Emancipatory Politics
Join us for the launch of this a new biography of Professor Dieter Misgeld. Dr. Misgeld taught Philosophy of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education for over 30 years. His retirement lent occasion for a series of length interviews, ranging from his last years in Heidelberg where he studied philosophy in its history, participated in debates about Hegel with Heidegger, and saw Habermas begin his career.
Location: Ryerson U, Kerr Hall East 121