• Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair, Ryerson University and Andreas Pottakis, Greek Ombudsman: CRS Seminar: Theory and practice: Nationalism & Crisis Management for Population Flows” February 11, 2020 @ 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
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  • “The Trojan Horse; the final performance, 1974. The unknown tales of the Toronto’s Greektown and the Danforth”. From the archive collection of the Greek Canadian History Project, housed at Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, York University, comes the screening of a previously undiscovered video that highlights an important moment from the ‘Trojan Horse’, the Danforth’s ‘scene’ for political activism during Greece’s military dictatorship. The video was screened at the Panarcadian Federation of Canada, on June 18, 2017.
  • Canadian Institute of Mediterranean Studies invites you to the book launch of Sakis Gekas’ Xenocracy. Class, State and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands under British rule, 1815-1864 (Berghahn Books 2017). Tassos Theodoridis and Michalis Sotiropoulos will present the book. Wednesday April 5, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:00pm,
    University of Toronto,Teefy Hall, Room 102, located at 57 Queen’s Park Crescent East, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

Gekas book launch 5 April 2017

  • Founders College, York University invites you to the book launch of Sakis Gekas’ Xenocracy. Class, State and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands under British rule, 1815-1864Professor Deb Neil will present the book. Tuesday April 4, 2017, 3:30-5:30, 305 Founders College, York University        

Sakis Gekas Book Launch Poster

  • The Hellenic Students’ Association, York University presents: “Byron. Ballad for a daemon”, a film by Nikos Koundouros, Hellenic Week Academic night, March 20, 2017, Chancler’s room, Student Centre, York University, 6pm – 9pm.


     Sakis Gekas, Associate Professor, Department of History
    Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017
    Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
    Pan Arcadian Federation of Canada House, 450 Danforth Avenue

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  • The Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (HCAAO), with the generous support of the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, and under the auspices of the Greek Consulate General in Toronto, welcomes you to its 1st HCAAO Symposium. The aim of the Symposium is to showcase the research and work of the Greek and Greek- Canadians academic community in Ontario and to strengthen the links between the academic community and the general public.The event is open to the academic community, students, the press, and the general public. We hope for a dynamic and exciting event!

Thursday, November 24, 2016 . 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Event on the Polytechnic uprising and the anti-dictatorship
  student voice in the Diaspora
The Hellenic Students' Association of York University
in collaboration with
the Greek-Canadian History Project (director Prof. Sakis Gekas)
the York University Libraries (Clara Thomas archives and special collections)
an academic night to commemorate Greek Freedom Greek,
the week of 1970, when York students voiced their
opposition against the dictatorship then ruling Greece,
and to honor the activists of the Polytechnic uprising, 1973.

Event: ``The Athens Polytechnic uprising: the anti-dictatorship
         student voice in the Diaspora''
Venue: Accolade building west 006 (ACW 006)
       York University, Keele campus
Date: Thursday, November 24, 6:30-8:30 PM

Entrance: free
Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
From Difference to Danforth: The Long History of Greeks in Toronto

Presented by the Greek Canadian History Project, Christopher Grafos & Dr. Sakis Gekas, HHF Chair in Modern Greek History
Terraview-Willowfield Public School | 95 Pachino Blvd., Toronto, ON, M1R 4K1

Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
The Hellenic Students’ Association presents:
Tradition Overseas: A Spotlight into the Greek Community of Toronto
Join us for our Academic Night!
313 Student Centre

Friday, March 4, 2016 | Ross S674, York University | 9:30-4:30
The Jean Monnet Chair and the Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair present
Reflections on the Crises in Europe

The EU is undoubtedly at a crossroads. Financial crisis, refugee crisis, demographic crisis, institutional crises are all straining the Union. In this series of panels, we will look at these different crises and what they mean for Europe, democracy and the international community.

Confirmed speakers include:
Leo Panitch, York University
Thabit Abdullah, York University
Sakis Gekas, York University
Feyzi Baban, Trent University
Christopher Kyriakides, York University
Phil Triandafilopoulos, University of Toronto
Heather MacRae, York University

Refreshments and lunch will be served.

Please RSVP at or
The event is co-sponsored by the Jean Monnet Chair at York University, Dr. Heather MacRae, and the Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History, Dr. Sakis Gekas.


Thursday, February 4, 2016 | 7:15-8:15 pm
The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World: Braudel’s masterpiece, 70 years on – does it still matter and why? Lecture by Prof. Sakis Gekas, Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair of Modern Greek History, York University
Location: University of Toronto, Carr Hall, Room 403 (100 St. Joseph Street, St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto)

‘Memory and Migration’. A History of Greeks in Toronto.
Toronto City Hall | May 12-17, 2014