Events

Ladies Learning Code Present Data Insights with Python for Beginners

Saturday, Feb. 23.10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ladies Learning Code Present Data Insights with Python for Beginners

By the end of the workshop, you'll know the answers to the following:

  • What is programming?
  • What is Python used for?
  • How to write and run a python program
  • How to read and analyze data in a file

You'll be introduced to important concepts such as variables, types, conditionals
and loops; you will learn how to use an IDE to write more code even faster.

If you are not sure what this all means, then this workshop is perfect for you!

To learn more visit Canadalearningcode.ca

Brunch and panel discussion; International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day 2019, YSpace will host a brunch and panel discussion titled Inspiring the Next Generation of Women at Work.

A group of inspirational women will share their stories about how they have progressed through their careers while overcoming challenges.

Please join us on Thursday, March 7, 10 a.m. – noon. YSpace Markham, 169 Enterprise Boulevard, 3rd Floor. This event is free. Registration is required.

Get ready to be inspired. Register today!

The Impact of Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

Thursday, Feb. 28. 6 – 9 p.m.

Impact of AR/VR

YSpace and Startup York are partnering on a speaker series that will provide first-hand insights into the industry by startups, corporations as well as academia. They will share their thoughts on the upcoming trends, what currently exists and how these industries will change with new innovations.

In 2018 ,Oculus premiered VR films at the Sundance Film Festival. By 2022, the worldwide consumer spend on gaming devices is predicted to surpass $800 million. AR/VR technology is changing the way you train, watch, and play. How is AR/VR re-shaping your console gaming and theatre experiences? How has AR/VR helped train our minds to better prepare for presentation and face different situations? What industries will this impact? What will be the affects?

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

Mar. 14. If an International Law Breaks in the Forest, Does Anyone Hear It?

Steven Hoffman (Professor, Osgoode; Director, Global Strategy Lab).

Apr. 11. Exercise and the Heart: What Every Sports Buff Should Know.

Peter Backx (Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Science).

May, 9.Taxes and Decision Making.Amin Mawani (Associate Professor, Schulich School of Business).

Childcare (for ages 4-12) and refreshments provided. For more information and to register, visit alumniandfriends.yorku.ca/mpl-scholars-hub

All sessions will take place at the Markham Village Branch Library, 6031 Highway 7, from 7p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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

Environmental Changes

Feb. 26. Housing Refugees: What Have We Learned?

Valerie Preston (Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies)

Mar. 26.Teaching Sex Ed: A View from Ontario’s Teachers.

Sarah Flicker (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies)

Apr. 30.Participation in the Low-Carbon Economy.

Christina Hoicka (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies)

May, 28. Experimental Learning for Sustainability: Canada, Algeria and Chile.

Jose Etcheverry (Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies)

Jun. 25. What’s the Buzz? Working Towards Pollinators Conservation in Canada.

Sheila Colla (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies)

All sessions will take place at the Civic Centre Resource Library from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Attendance is free but registration is required. Refreshments provided.

To register, visit alumniandfriends.yorku.ca/vpl-scholars-hub

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