Events


Apr
26
Fri
The 6 Initiative Presents: From Sh*t to Success @ YSpace Markham
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The @6Initiative is proud to present another installment of their speaker series! On April 26, join us at @YSpaceYU and learn how to go From Sh*t to Success! Get answers to the questions you’ve been dying to ask other creatives, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Want more info? Ready to register? Click here: http://bit.ly/FROMS2S #YRTech #YorkRegion #YorkUniversity #6INTV

Apr
30
Tue
Participation in the Low-Carbon Economy @ Civic Centre Resource Library
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Vaughan Public Library and York University Presents: Scholars Hub Speaker’s Series

Participation in the Low-Carbon Economy

How citizens and communities participate in energy initiatives is critical to the successful transition to a low-carbon economy. For example, meaningful participation in renewable and low-carbon energy initiatives is linked with enhanced citizen support, where difficulty securing such support is seen as a major barrier for such initiatives. Community energy, which is characterized by high levels of participation, is also associated with wide ranging benefits for communities such as new social mechanisms for learning, economic development, and engagement of local populations in energy policy implementation. Additionally, emerging distributive and demand-side innovations (such as information, automation, microgrids, storage, and electric vehicles) are vital to the successful transition towards renewable energy, and these innovations depend on the participation and engagement of energy users. Considering this important contribution to the transition to a low-carbon economy, there are significant research opportunities for empirical and systematic investigations related to how citizens and communities participate.

Christina Hoicka (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies)

Poster (PDF)

May
1
Wed
Saas Sales Playbook with Boast Capital @ YSpace Markham
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We get it, building a repeatable & scaleable sales process is hard! Boast Capital and @YSpaceYU wants to help you get access to the latest tools and techniques for developing a compelling sales strategy. Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/2XkFnAQ #YRTech #YorkRegion #YorkUniversity

May
9
Thu
Taxes and Decision Making @ Markham Village Branch
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Markham Public Library and York University Presents: Scholars Hub Speaker’s Series

Taxes and Decision Making

This session will examine how taxes impact our day-to-day decisions, and how we can incorporate taxes to improve our decisions such as when we pay our bills; whether we paydown mortgage or contribute to RRSP; whether we should save inside RRSPs or TFSAs; where we should withdraw first at retirement (from RRSP, TFSA or non-registered savings); how we can effectively split investment income and pension income between spouses; and how we can incorporate taxes in planning for divorce settlements. This non-technical session will offer a primer on tax planning for people in all demographic groups.

Amin Mawani (Associate Professor, Schulich School of Business)

Poster (PDF) 

May
14
Tue
Making Sales Scalable – Winning at Prospecting @ YSpace Markham
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Change Connect and @YSpaceYU are back with another Making Sales Scalable workshop! This time, we’re talking about Winning at Prospecting – understand how your customers buy and make sure your prospecting is multifaceted. Want more info? Click here: http://bit.ly/2PrcEY7 #YRTech #YorkRegion #YorkUniversity

May
28
Tue
Experimental Learning for Sustainability: Canada, Algeria and Chile @ Civic Centre Resource Library
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Vaughan Public Library and York University Presents: Scholars Hub Speaker’s Series

Experimental Learning for Sustainability: Canada, Algeria and Chile

This talk will summarize our team’s experience building solar facilities for experiential learning in Canada, Algeria and Chile

Jose Etcheverry (Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies)

Poster (PDF)

Jun
25
Tue
What’s the Buzz? Working Towards Pollinators Conservation in Canada @ Civic Centre Resource Library
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Vaughan Public Library and York University Presents: Scholars Hub Speaker’s Series

What’s the Buzz? Working Towards Pollinators Conservation in Canada

Dr. Sheila Colla has been researching the declines of native pollinators for over a decade. She will describe the various types of pollinators we have, what we know about their conservation status and threats. She will also outline what we can all do to help protect wild pollinator populations.

Sheila Colla (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies)

Poster (PDF)