Faculty Seminar Series

The Faculty Seminar series at St. Thomas More College began in 2006 under the sponsorship of the Dean's Office. Up to that point, STM faculty engaged in research projects might present their findings in seminars associated with their department or a particular program. The Faculty Seminar Series established a regular opportunity for our faculty to share their latest projects with their colleagues across the college. Since its creation, fourteen faculty members have presented seminars. The series has also hosted three panel discussions and two book launches.  Topics have ranged from Plato and imagination to the Canadian beef industry to the Qubarel-Waladyah Archaeological Project.

The series remains vibrant as STM continues to intensify its research activity, as demonstrated in conference presentations, publications, and grant applications. In addition to raising awareness of the types of projects that faculty are working on, the series has also stimulated new and interdisciplinary collaborations, particularly in those academic areas in which STM offers distinctive programming.

2014 - 2015

October 14, 2014, 4:00 pm, STM 200

Dr. Bohdan Kordan Ukraine in 2014: What Next?”

January 27, 2015   4:00pm   STM 200

Dr. Sharon Wright  “Speaking from the Grave: Queen Berengaria’s Unusual Effigy and the Politics of Angevin Queenship”

February 4, 2015   4:00 pm  STM 200

Dr. Natalia Khanenko-Friesen In Correspondence with the Homeland: Researching Ukrainian Canadian Letter Writing in the 20th century

March 18, 2015  4:00pm STM 200

Dr. Alan Reese Esoteric Humanism:  The Dignity of Humankind in its Axial Indeterminacy – an historical and personal reflection


2012 - 2013
Dr. Saeed Moshiri

"Are Natural resources a Curse or a Blessing? A Cross Country Analysis"
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dr. Charles Smith
"Ongoing dilemas in the legalization of politics: Labour goes back to court"
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Dr. Sarah Powrie
"Creation and Creativity in 12th-century imagination"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Mr. Chris Hrynkow
"Players or Pawns:  Student-Athletes, Human Rights Activism, Nonviolent Protest and the Culture of Peace at the 1968 Summer Olympics" 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Past Seminars

Dr. Darrell McLaughlin
“Considering the stakes:  Examining the crisis in the Canadian beef industry”                  
from Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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