York U Scholars Hub at Markham Public Library Speakers Series
Markham Public Library and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnershipbrings some of York’s top academic minds to York Region.
The winter 2018 series, titled ‘School of Thought,’ features talks by academics and researchersfrom the faculties of Health, Science, LA&PS,OsgoodeandSchulich.
COST: FREE BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Space for each talk is limited. Refreshments are provided.
Jun. 13, 2019 | The World’s Majestic Rivers in Peril: Views of the Yangtze, Ganges and Mekong Rivers.
André Robert (Professor, LA&PS)
A well-illustrated talk of a four-month journey along the large rivers of Asia, emphasizing human activities and environmental impacts on the river systems. The physical geography of the river basins will be discussed and the impacts of large dams on the rivers’ evolution and, in particular, on the populations living on and off the Mekong’s delta.
This unique partnership is part of York University’s goals for community engagement and reputation-building, with a unique collaboration that invites alumni, students and their families, and the public to engage in meaningful talks and discussions.