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  • VENUE CHANGE! Quebec Charter of Values: What’s It All About?

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Wednesday November 6 Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Avenue, Room 113. Click here to register. Join Prof. Benjamin Berger, Osgoode Law School, Prof. Ruth Marshall, Study of […]

     
  • Religions & Social Innovation Conference, 27-29 Oct

    http://conference.interculturaldialog.com/ Conference on Religions and Social Innovation, an International Conference at the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Canada. Place: Fr Madden Auditorium, Carr Hall, Room 100, 100 St Joseph Street, Toronto, […]

     
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  • Information Session for DSR Graduate Studies

    You are invited to join us for an information session on opportunities for graduate education at the Department for the Study of Religion.  The Director of Graduate Studies, religion faculty, […]

     
  • Student Colloquium-Nathalie LaCoste & Amy Marie Fisher

    JHB 318 Start 2:10PM Title: TBA

     
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  • Student Colloquium-Catherine Lemieux & Aldea Mulhern

    JHB 318 Start 2:10PM Title: TBA

     
  • Student Colloquium-Maria Dasios & Elizabeth Klaiber

    March 27th; 2014 JHB 318 Start 2:10PM Title: TBA

     
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  • Student Colloquium-Arun Brahmbhatt

    March 20th; 2014 JHB 318 Start 2:10PM Title: TBA

     
  • Faculty Colloquium-Ayesha Irani

    March 6th; 2014 JHB 318 Start 2:10PM Title: TBA

     
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  • Student Colloquium-Rami Tanous

    February 27th; 2014 JHB 318 Start 2:10PM Title: TBA

     
  • Faculty Colloquium-Amira MiHermaier

    JHB 318 Start 2:10Pm Title : TBA

     
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  • Student Colloquium-Jessica Radin

    January 30th; 2014 JHB 318 Start 2:10PM Title: TBA

     
  • Faculty Colloquium-Karen Ruffle

    January 23rd; 2014 JHB 318 Start 2:10PM Title: TBA

     
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  • Student Colloquium-David A. Kaden

    January 16th; 2014 JHB 318 Start: 2:10 PM Title: Hunting Heads with the Ilongots, Hiding from the talean Cops and Disputing with Mathew and Paul over the Torah: legal Anthropology […]

     
  • Faculty Colloquium-Sol Goldberg

    December 5th; 2013 JHB 318 2:10 start Title TBA

     
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  • Faculty Colloquium – Ajay Rao

    November 7th; 2013 JHB318 2:10pm start Title TBA

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Bonnie deBruijn

    Please join us for our first student colloquium of the year. Speaker: Bonnie de Bruijn Title: Getting Personal: Kristeva’s ‘Intimate Revolt’ and Religious Subjectivity Respondent: Mari Ruti Location: JHB 318 […]

     
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  • Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program

    The Department for the Study of Religion invites you to attend the inaugural year of the Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program for students from the Department for the Study of […]

     
  • Candida Moss Lecture

    Martyrdom, Myth, and Memory: Rhetoric and the Construction of Early Christian Identity Candida Moss Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of Notre Dame Thursday, September 26, 4:00 PM […]

     
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  • RPS Workshop: “Religion, Sexual Diversity and South Asian Youth Culture in the GTA”

    RPS Workshop: “Religion, Sexual Diversity and South Asian Youth Culture in the GTA”

    This day-long Religion in the Public Sphere Community Research Workshop provides the opportunity for scholars, community activists, policy-makers, and service providers to consider: What role does religion play in shaping […]

     
  • Upcoming Event

    Candida Moss Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of Notre Dame “Martyrdom, Myth, and Memory: Rhetoric and the Construction of Early Christian Identity” 4:00 PM, Thursday, September 26 Room […]

     
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  • RPS Forum: Religion, Sexual Diversity & South Asian Youth Culture in the GTA

    RPS Forum: Religion, Sexual Diversity & South Asian Youth Culture in the GTA

    The Religion in the Public Sphere initiative presents this forum, which considers the role that religion plays in the expression of gender and sexual diversity. How does religion shape sexual […]

     
  • Graduate Symposium: Media Fever! Religion as Mediation

    MEDIA FEVER! RELIGION AS MEDIATION Graduate Symposium Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto April 11th and 12th, 2013 Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street THURSDAY APRIL […]

     
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  • Graduate Colloguium – Alexander Green

    Join us for the sixteenth in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentation by Alexander Green is titled, “Altruism in Medieval Jewish Ethics.” JHB […]

     
  • Public Lecture by Prof. Elliot R. Wolfson

    “Via Negativa and the Imaginal Conception of God” Speaker: Professor Elliot R. Wolfson When: Wednesday, Mar 20th, 2013 6:00 PM Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 318, 170 St. George Street […]

     
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  • Religion in the Public Sphere Forum

    Religion in the Public Sphere Forum: “Whose Conviction? Religion and the (de)criminalization of drugs” Time: Wednesday 20 March, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Location: Great Hall, Hart House More information and online registration: […]

     
  • Public Lecture by Prof. Tariq Ramadan

    “Towards a Shared Contemporary Applied Ethics: An Islamic Perspective” SPEAKER: Professor Tariq Ramadan WHEN: March 13, 2013, 7:30p.m. LOCATION: Northrop Frye Hall 003 [map], Victoria College, U. of Toronto Please […]

     
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  • Tibet: An Archaeology of the Written

    University of Toronto / McMaster University YEHAN NUMATA BUDDHIST STUDIES PROGRAM 2012-13 CRISTINA SCHERRER-SCHAUB (Université de Lausanne) Cristina Scherrer-Schaub is Professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland (Chair E. de […]

     
  • Talk by Dr. Avraham Walfish

    Title: Deconstructive and Reconstructive Readings of Mishnah Speaker: Dr. Avraham Walfish When: Thursday, February 7, 2-4 PM Where: Jackman Humanities Building Room 100 B (170 St. George St.) Sponsored by: […]

     
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  • Research Talk by Professor Jon Butler

    Research Talk by Professor Jon Butler

    Friday, January 18, 2-4 pm Room 208N, Munk School of Global Affairs 1 Devonshire Place JON BUTLER God in Gotham? Apocalypse and Resurrection in the Capital of American Secularism, 1880-1920 […]

     
  • Research Talk by Post-doctoral Fellow Florence Pasche Guignard

    Thursday January 17th 2013, 2:00-3:30pm in JHB318 Speaker: Florence Pasche Guignard (Postdoctoral fellow funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation) Title: An exercise in differential comparison as a doctorate thesis […]

     
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  • UofT World Aids Day discussion moderated by Prof. Pamela Klassen

    UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 2012 WORLD AIDS DAY Tuesday November 27 5:30-7PM 7th Floor Graduate Lounge 155 College Street   Politics, Traditions and Action; developing communities against HIV/AIDS Discussion with MARILYN […]

     
  • Research Talk by UTM Candidate Shankar Nair

    Dr. Shankar Nair is currently completing a doctoral program in the Study of Religion at Harvard University, and is scheduled to defend his dissertation and receive his degree in May […]

     
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  • Teaching Demonstration by UTM Candidate Shankar Nair

    Dr. Shankar Nair is currently completing a doctoral program in the Study of Religion at Harvard University, and is scheduled to defend his dissertation and receive his degree in May […]

     
  • Teaching Demonstration by UTM Candidate Mari Jyväsjärvi

    Mari Jyväsjärvi is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Reed College. She received her doctorate from Harvard University in 2011. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled “Fragile Virtue: Interpreting […]

     
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  • Research Talk by UTM Candidate Mari Jyväsjärvi

    Mari Jyväsjärvi is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Reed College. She received her doctorate from Harvard University in 2011. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled “Fragile Virtue: Interpreting […]

     
  • Teaching Demonstration by UTM Candidate Ayesha Irani

    Dr. Ayesha Irani completed her PhD with Distinction in South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in December 2011 and is currently a visiting Assistant Professor at McGill University. […]

     
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  • Research Talk by UTM Candidate Ayesha Irani

    Dr. Ayesha Irani completed her PhD with Distinction in South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in December 2011 and is currently a visiting Assistant Professor at McGill University. […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Ryan Stoner

    Join us for the seventh in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentation by Ryan Stoner is titled, “The embodiment of the Sabbath ‘time’ […]

     
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  • Buddhist Texts in Mongolia

    Join Mrs. Munkhchimeg Tserendorj, acting International Relations Director of the National Library of Mongolia, for a lecture on the rare books collections housed in her institution. This collection largely grew […]

     
  • Graduate Colloguium – Bryan Levman

    Join us for the fifteenth in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentation by Bryan Levman is titled, “The Earliest Recoverable Language of Buddhism, […]

     
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  • Graduate Colloquium – Ronald Charles

    Join us for the eleventh in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentation by Ronald Charles is titled, “Paul and the others in the […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Dace Veinberga

    Join us for the fifth in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentation by Dace Veinberga is titled, “Strategic Animism and Spiritual Sovereignty in […]

     
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  • Graduate Study Information Session

    Please join us for an information session on opportunities for graduate education at the Department for the Study of Religion. The Director of Graduate Studies, religion faculty, and current graduate […]

     
  • How Should One Study Religion?: New Research Methodologies in Religious Studies

    Come see two of the University of Toronto’s top undergraduate students in the Study of Religion as they present, not only exciting new research methodologies, but the results of what […]

     
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  • Care of Souls and the Soul of Care: Religious Diversity and Publicly-Funded Healthcare Workshop

    The Religion in the Public Sphere Initiative is hosting a workshop on September 28 at the Department for the Study of Religion that provides an opportunity for scholars, policy-makers, and […]

     
  • Care of Souls and the Soul of Care: Religious Diversity and Publicly-Funded Healthcare Forum

    The Religion in the Public Sphere Initiative is hosting a forum on September 27 at the Multi-Faith Centre that will examine the legacies and contemporary significance of religion in today’s […]

     
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  • Graduate Colloquium – Shaftolu Gulamadov

    Join us for the fourteenth in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentation by Shaftolu Gulamadov is titled, “Morality and Salvation in the Sacred […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Mourad Laabdi

    Join us for the thirteenth in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentation by Mourad Laabdi is titled, “Morality and Rhetoric in Ibn Rushd’s […]

     
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  • Cancelled: Graduate Colloquium

    This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the fall.             Join us for the twelfth in a series of presentations by graduate […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Callie Callon & Jade Weimer

    Join us for the tenth in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s first presentation by Callie Callon is titled, “Beardless and Base-born: Physiognomic Polemic […]

     
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  • Graduate Colloquium – Rick Last & Sarah Rollens

    Join us for the ninth in a series of presentations by grad students on their on-going research. Today’s presentations are by Rick Last on, “Reassessing the Evidence of ‘Poverty’ among […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Greg Beiles & Lindsay Macumber

    Join us for the eighth in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentations are by Greg Beiles on, “The ‘child’ as a philosophical concept […]

     
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  • Graduate Colloquium – Amy Elizabeth Fisher

    Join us for the sixth in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentation by Amy Fisher is titled, “Friendship, Liminality and Stuckedness: Notes on […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Matt King

    Join us for the fourth in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentation by Matt King is titled, “Writing True Places: Buddhist Historical Interpretations […]

     
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  • Graduate Colloquium – John Lorenc

    Join us for the third in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentation by John Lorenc is titled, “Class Conflict in an Early Fourteenth […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Chad Kile & Luiz Ribeiro

    Join us for the second in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentations are by Chad Kile on, “By What Angels these Demons are […]

     
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  • Graduate Colloquium – Jenny Bright

    Join us for the first in a series of presentations by graduate students on their on-going research. Today’s presentation by Jenny Bright is titled, “The Red Element: Contemporary Tibetan Medical […]

     
  • Opening the T. Nicholas Schonhoffer Library

    Opening the T. Nicholas Schonhoffer Library

    On Tuesday 24 April, at 2 pm, we will officially open the T. Nicholas Schonhoffer Collection in room 213 at the Department. The family and friends of Nicholas have graciously […]

     
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  • Islamic Philosophy Reading Group

    Date: Friday, March 30th from 5-7pm Room: JHB317

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Erin Vearncombe

    Join us in this series of sessions where doctoral candidates present their work in progress. Today’s presentation is titled, ” “Dude Looks Like a Lady!… Or Not. Clothing, Status and […]

     
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  • Islamic Philosophy Reading Group

    The next session of the Islamic Reading Group will be held on Friday, February 3rd 2012 from 5:00pm – 7:00 pm in Room 317 of the Jackman Humanities Building

     
  • Tikvah Lecture in Jewish Thought

    The First Annual University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought Lecture on “”Notions of Divine and Human Love in Jewish Thought” by Warren Zev Harvey Thursday, January 26 at 4:00pm […]

     
  • 2012 Annual DSR Graduate Student Symposium

        Program   9:00 AM – Coffee & Muffins   9:30 AM – 10:50 AM: Marginalia and the Promise of the Periphery Panel Chair: Justin Stein “Wiccanate Neopaganism and […]

     
  • Film Screening: How They See Me (Without Seeing Me)

    Film screening and panel discussion of Study of Religion alum Erin McMichael’s How They See Me (Without Seeing Me) Wednesday October 19th, 6:00 p.m., Emmanuel College, Room 119, 75 Queen’s […]

     
  • Information Session about applying for graduate studies at the Department for the Study of Religion at UofT

    To all students interested in the Graduate Program at the Department for the Study of Religion: Please join us for an information session on opportunities for graduate education at the […]

     
  • Historiography Working Group

    Join us for a discussion of Michel de Certeau’s historiographical work. Discussion will be led by Matt King. Please RSVP to graddir.religion@utoronto.ca to get readings and to ensure adequate lunch […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Paul Nahme

    Join us for the first in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress. Today’s presentation is titled, ” Critique of Prophetic Reason”; R: TBA JHB 318, 2-4 pm

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Dace Veinberga

    Join us for the thirteenth in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress. Today’s presentation is titled, ” Toward a Fragmentary History of Traditional Religion in Livonia”; […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Simon Appolloni

    Join us for the twelfth  in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress. Today’s presentation is titled,  “Imagining an Ecology from the Underside: An Exploration of Christian […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Jenny Bright

    Join us for the eleventh in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress. Today’s presentation is titled, “The Red Element: Contemporary Tibetan Medical Literature on Women” ; […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Brian Carwana

    Join us for the ninth in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress. Today’s presentation is titled, ”  “Canada’s Conservative Christian Lobbies”; R: Pamela Klassen JHB 318, […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Dianna Roberts-Zauderer

    Join us for the eighth in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress. Today’s presentation is titled, ” Poetic Falsehood: Metaphor and Imagination in Andalusian Jewish Thought and […]

     
  • Memorial Service for Nick Schonhoffer

    Join us in remembering and celebrating our friend and colleague Nick Schonhoffer. JHB 100A, 2pm Reception to follow in JHB318

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Nick Dion

    Today’s presentation is titled, ” “Spacing Freud”; R: Marsha Hewitt

     
  • Graduate Colloquium

    Join us for the first in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress.  This week’s presentation will be by Paul Nahme and is titled “Critique of Prophetic […]

     
  • Crossing Boundaries: Texts, Traditions, Temporalities

    Program Day 1  – September 23rd, 2011 Main Venue: Jackman Humanities Building, St. George Campus, Room 318   Breakfast: 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM Jackman Humanities Building, Room 317   […]

     
  • Buddhist Languages Summer Institute

    In anticipation of its inaugural Buddhist Languages Summer Institute (set to begin in summer 2012), the Buddhist Studies program at the University of Toronto is pleased to offer a Tibetan-language […]

     
  • Symposia Call for Papers

    Symposia is an online, peer-reviewed journal for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who identity religion as an important consideration in their research. Past issues of the journal […]

     
  • Pedagogy Lunch

    Join us for a discussion on pedagogy in higher education. JHB 318, 12-1:30 pm; pizza lunch provided. Please contact Jennifer if you are planning to attend (graddir.religion@utoronto.ca)

     
  • Open House

    A chance for students who have applied for graduate study in religion to meet other applicants, students, and faculty members. JHB 318, 10 am – 2 pm. Lunch provided.

     
  • Pedagogy Lunch

    Please join us for a discussion on pedagogy in higher education. JHB 318, 12 – 1:30 pm: 3 pizza lunch provided. Please let Jennifer know if you are attending (graddir.religion@utoronto.ca)

     
  • Syllabus Writing Workshop

    A workshop for students who are applying to teach courses at the Department. JHB 318, 10-1 pm (lunch included). NB: Students should bring a draft syllabus to the workshop for […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium

    Join us for the eighth in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress. JHB 318, 2-4 pm.  

     
  • Graduate Colloquium

    Join us for the seventh in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress. JHB 318, 2-4 pm.  

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Tim Langille

    Join us for the fourth in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress. Today’s presentation is titled,  “Weeping Shouts of Joy: Restoration and Separation in Ezra-Nehemiah”; R: […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Syed Adnan Hussain

    Join us for the third in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress. Today’s presentation will consider, ” “Blasphemy in Pakistan: A History in Three Transformations”; R: […]

     
  • Graduate Colloquium – Paul York

    Join us for the second in a series of presentations by doctoral candidates of their work-in-progress.  Today’s presentation will deal with the question, “Does a Rationalist approach to Morality and […]

     
  • Talk by Visiting Professor Dr. Sayeh Meisami

    Ibn Turkah’s Conciliatory Spirit and the Rise of Mystical Philosophy

     
  • Pedagogy Lunch

    First in a regular gathering of faculty and students to discuss topics in pedagogy in higher education. Pizza lunch provided. Please contact Jennifer to indicate that you intend to join […]

     
  • SSHRC workshop

    A workshop for all students to develop statements for SSHRC and OGS scholarship applications. NB: Student should prepare draft proposals for discussion at the workshop. JHB 318 10 am – […]

     
  • Graduate Orientation

    A meeting for all new MA and PhD students. JHB 318, 2-4 pm.

     
  • Course for Graduate Students – Writing SSHRC Proposals

    UPCOMING COURSE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES School of Graduate Studies / ELWS course offering (non-credit): WRITING SSHRC PROPOSALS The pursuit of research grants is an […]

     
  • Monasticism, Conflict and Enlightenment in Tibetan Ecclesiastical Hagiography

    Please join us at the Department for the Study of Religion for our next colloquium “Monasticism, Conflict and Enlightenment in Tibetan Ecclesiastical Hagiography” Speaker: Ben Wood Response by: Amanda Goodman Date: Thursday April 28th […]

     
  • Buddhist Studies Research Workshop

    Join us for a workshop on new research by faculty and students in Buddhist Studies at the Department for the Study of Religion. Location: Room 318, JHB (170 St George […]

     
  • Islamic Philosophy Reading Group

    Visiting Professor Dr. Sayeh Meisami leads an Islamic Philosophy reading group on the last friday of each month from 5-7 pm. The group meets in the Jackman Humanities Building Room […]

     
  • The Beauty of Religion Graduate Symposium

    April 15th, 2011 Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, 1st Floor 8:45AM – 9:00AM Coffee & Tea & Muffins 9:00AM – 10:30 AM Panel 1: Style versus Substance? Form […]

     
  • A Public Observance of Solidarity with the People of Japan and the Pacific Rim

    As you may already know, the University issued an expression of sympathy on March 11, 2011 in response to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the Pacific Rim. […]

     
  • “Author Meets Critics” on The Best Things in Life: A Guide to What Really Matters

    Centre for Ethics University of Toronto Author Meets Critics – “The Best Things in Life: A Guide to What Really Matters” With Thomas Hurka, Jackman Distinguished Chair in Philosophical Studies, Fellow […]

     
  • Gregory Schopen on Debt, Slavery, and Who could Become a Buddhist Nun

    The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Buddhist Studies Program is pleased to announce a free, public lecture by Professor Gregory Schopen (UCLA): “The Limited Reach of Religious Doctrine: Debt, Slavery, and Who […]

     
  • Biblical Studies and Nietzsche: Philological and Philosophical Reflections

    Please join us next week for this symposium. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The Centre for Jewish Studies presents: Symposium: Biblical Studies […]