Tanenbaum Lecture with Stephen Waddell

Vancouver-based artist Stephen Waddell, winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award, is known for his urban scenes made in Canada and Europe. Drawing on the tradition of 19th-century French Realist painting, the artist imbues his large-scale photographic tableaux—primarily depicting solitary individuals absorbed in their thoughts and daily activities—with careful attention to scale and light. In this virtual talk, Waddell discusses work created over two decades, presented in conjunction with this season’s Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition. 7 pm. Presented online via ZOOM.

The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Lecture Series is co-presented biannually by the Ryerson Image Centre and the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University.

Image: Stephen Waddell, Chimney Sweep, 2003, pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Monte Clark Gallery

Annual Louis L. Odette Family Lecture

For almost three decades, Dr. Withers has been treating the homeless where they live – under bridges, along riverbanks, in tent cities. What’s more, he sees the street as a classroom for his students, where they learn not only medicine, but humanity. Dr. Withers’ ultimate goal is to provide every person experiencing homelessness with medical care that comes directly to them with the message that says, “You matter.”

Dr. Withers’ talk will focus on what the streets can teach us about improving our healthcare system. He’ll speak to the changes he’s seen during COVID-19. And he’ll explain what street medicine is and where it’s headed. 1-2 pm. Free.

Reading the Quran in our Times

A conversation with Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl. August 19, 7-9 pm ET. Free.

Please join Noor Cultural Centre on Wednesday, August 19, for an opportunity to hear and engage with Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl. He will speak about his new Quran halaqa project to interpret the text chapter by chapter, illumining the unique meaning of each chapter using his novel methodology based on a lifetime of engagement with the text as scholar and believer. Introduction by Dr Nader Hashemi; discussion facilitated by Azeezah Kanji. There will be approximately 30 minutes for Q&A.

Access: Go to the Noor Facebook page and visit the ‘Videos’ section on the date/time of the event. Questions/comments to Dr. Abou El Fadl can be submitted through the comments section under the video. You do not need a Facebook account to view, although you will not be able to submit questions without one. 

Email: info@noorculturalcentre.ca  //  Phone: 416-444-7148