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The 80s

BY PARIS WATSON
@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

A journey through the 80s. Out of the darkness of the cold war and the ravages of crack cocaine, art reigned supreme. Neon colors filled the streets while we moon walked our cares away.

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Self-care in Modern Time

BY YOO-JIN KANG
@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Self-care is a hot topic right now. Do you make time for it? What is it exactly? We'll examine what self-care is and is not and take a deeper look into how we spend our time in our daily lives.

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The Role of Time For Sci Fi Writers

BY MALENA CRAWFORD
@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Malena Crawford is a novelist who writes in the science fiction genre of Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is a term coined by Mark Dery which asks the simple question: What does blackness look like in the future? She will share the role of time in healing narratives, shifting perceptions, and creating new possibilities.

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What did you have for breakfast?

BY TAMARA FORYS
@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered why kids grow up in the blink of an eye but running a single mile on the treadmill seems to take hours? This presentation on time perception may help answer these questions or at least offer a few laughs.

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Time for Action on Climate Change

BY LAURA CHAP
@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Time is running out for effective action on climate change!  In a brief (geologically speaking) period of time, humans have managed to rapidly change the earth’s temperature.  We have another 12 years before the damage is so extensive it will be impossible to reverse over our lifetime or that of the next generation. Carbon pricing is an effective first step on climate change, and as citizens it is an effective use of our time to advocate for it.

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Time is Magic - or - the Importance of Wasting Time

BY MICHAEL MCNAMARA
@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

In our hurried culture we certainly value saving time, but can we also find ways to value wasting time? The presentation explores this question with the help of the Great British Baking Show and the experience of being a Hospital Chaplain. 
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How much is your time worth?

BY CHRISTINE GALLAGHER
@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Do you think about how much your time is worth? Is it worth more or less than other people’s time? There is a saying that “time is money,” but it’s not that simple. Let’s think about how “time” is sometimes “different amounts of money” for different groups of people, and whether or not that needs to change.

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Which Reality?

BY ZACH HETTINGER
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 22, 2019

Zach Hettinger works with perception every day. It is important to both his patients, as well as his colleagues in the medical field. Learn about how we perceive reality, and the challenges around inconsistencies in our perception and reality.

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The Reality of Climate Change

BY TINA SLATER
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 22, 2019

Tina Slater is a public transit and environmental activist. Learn about the realities of climate change from Tina and how you can address it.

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Reality - What is it really?

BY SUNNY KARNANI
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 22, 2019

Reality is a difficult concept to wrap one's head around. This talk by Sunny Karnani covers four distinct, but interrelated, components that underpin our experience of reality: subjective, subconscious, collective and objective. 

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Magical Realism in Six Minutes

BY JARROD JABRE
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 22, 2019

Explore magical realism with Jarrod Jabre. With reference to 100 Years of Solitude, Jarrod uses six minutes to explain magical realism and its characteristics.

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True Confessions

BY ERICA GINSBERG
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 22, 2019

What is real when it comes to what we see of people's lives and experiences on screen? Erica Ginsberg talks about her expertise... documentaries. Learn how media made to portray reality are not always true to reality.

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