Come watch Des femmes inspirées et inspirantes (Inspired and Inspiring Women), a selection of five films about exceptional Francophone women who are driven by their passionate artistry.
Let’s celebrate la Francophonie in all its diversity, all its duality and all its dynamism with this free public screening offered by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).
This free screening will interest the general public, ages 8 and up so bring your family and friends. Register here.
Targeted audience: All are welcome!
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018
6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A100 – Centre of Excellence
Glendon Campus, York University
2275 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON
GLOBAL POPULISM: POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
The rise of populism has rattled the political establishment. Brexit, the victory of Donald Trump and the support for right-wing political parties in Germany, Austria, the rise of populist movements in the rest of the world have shocked the so-called elites. Much head scratching has resulted as Western leaders seek to work out why large chunks of their electorate, in the West, are rejecting traditional parties. Is it as a result of the 2007-2008 economic crisis? The decade since the financial crisis suggests that the system of economic governance that has held sway for the past four decades is broken. What are some of the other causes of global populism? How should moderate leaders respond? To lead the public discussion on Global Populism, the Glendon Campus of York University is organizing a conference to debate the topics.
At the Glendon Global Debate, experts will discuss some of these issues and will touch on the following:
- What is populism and what are its roots in the current context?
- Is populism a result of growing inequality or something else, like migration processes?
- What are the political, economic, social and cultural impact of global populism in the West and around the globe?
- How is global populism impacting Canada? Is the economic system working for everyone?
- What are some of the new ideas to address populism – new industrial strategy?
It is with pleasure that we announce a one-day conference on French linguistics to be held March 23 at Glendon College that we hope will mark the beginning of a new tradition. The conference will provide an opportunity for undergraduate students from Glendon and the University of Toronto to present their completed or in-progress research projects in a learned context before an audience of their peers. We encourage the submission of abstracts for oral presentations or posters (Click here for the Call for Papers) that will be evaluated by a jury of doctoral students and professors.
Along with student presentations, an invited bilingual talk, “Connecting the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the Diplôme d’études en langue française to FSL Teaching and Learning in the Canadian Context: An Applied Linguistics Perspective”, will be given by Prof. Katherine Rehner of the University of Toronto at Mississauga, a graduate of Glendon.
This mini-conference is made possible by the financial support of the members of the Association for French Language Studies (AFLS) and follows on the international conference AFLS2017 held at Glendon this past August. AFLS is also providing financial support for a public talk “How Languages and Emotions affect the Heart of Multilinguals” to be given by Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birbeck College, University of London, UK) at Glendon on March 2.
Both events are free and we encourage individuals working in the various areas of French linguistics to attend. Registration for the mini-conference is, however, required in order to allow for appropriate planning. Please confirm your presence by replying at the following address :
Help us celebrate the end the Francophonie Week at Glendon by participating in this fun community event, which will include a musical show in French and captivating activities that will stimulate your French-speaking minds!
Come eat, socialize, be entertained and discover funny and interesting facts about la Francophonie in Ontario, Canada and around the world. Come one, come all! We also have a few surprises in store!
Do you like Cabaret-jazz-country-ska-mariachiswing-torch-Motown-samba-rock and roll-trip hip hop music?
Did we spark your curiosity? Discover Amélie & les singes bleus, a local Francophone band that is hard to label yet loved by those who follow them. Bring your family and friends.
Targeted audience: All are wecome!
May 12, 2018
10:00am – 2:30pm
Please note that this event has been rescheduled to Saturday May 12th.
Join our biggest event of the season! This day offers a bunch of activities where you can meet professors and current students from programs you’re interested in, have more information about admissions, scholarships and bursaries, and residence life, and also participate in a campus tour.