Alison Kemper (York University) lead a discussion about LGBTQQ* issues as they relate to the University in a changing society.
An initiative of the Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC), with the support of the Faculty Association (FAUW), Staff Association (UWSA), the Staff Excellence Fund (SEF), and GLOW (student 'Queer and Questioning Community Centre'), this was the second of a series of informal get-togethers for LGBTQQ faculty, staff, students, and their allies.
How come human beings can do mathematics? The question involves, among so many other things, capacities that have, presumably, arisen through natural selection, and discoveries of how to use those capacities, discoveries made at particular times and places in human history. We should see both as part of a broader series of questions about how this organism, on a planet like Earth, was able to become a mathematical animal, probably the only one in the universe.