# Some past talks

*The topology of representation varieties*, PIMS Symposium on the Geometry and Topology of Manifolds, July 2, 2015.

*The topology of representation varieties*, Cascade Topology Seminar, University of Victoria, April 28, 2015.

*The topology of representation varieties*, Topology Seminar, University of
Texas at Austin, February 23, 2015.

*A 'Grassmanian' for commuting tuples*, Graduate Student Topology Seminar, University of British Columbia, October 27th, 2014.

*The topology of representations spaces*, Low Dimensional Topology and Geometric Group Theory Session, Canadian Mathematical Society Summer Meeting, Winnipeg, June 7, 2014.

*Kempf-Ness theory and character varieties*, Symplectic Geometry and Equivariant Topology Special Session, Canadian Mathematical Society Summer Meeting, Winnipeg, June 7, 2014.

*The topology of nilpotent representations in reductive groups and their
maximal compact subgroups*,
GEometric structures And Representation varieties Junior Retreat,
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, May 31, 2014.

*(Dis)continuity of the Jordan-Chevalley decomposition*, Graduate Student Topology Seminar, University of British Columbia, April 11th, 2014.

*The topology of nilpotent representations in reductive groups and their maximal compact subgroups*,
Séminaire de géométrie analytique, Institut
de Recherche Mathématique de Rennes, February 20, 2014.

*The topology of nilpotent representations in reductive groups and their maximal compact subgroups*, Group Actions & Dynamics Seminar, University of Texas at Austin, October 30, 2013.

*The topology of nilpotent representations in reductive groups and their maximal compact subgroups*, Topology Seminar, University of British Columbia, October 17, 2013.

*Morse theory indomitable*, Graduate Student Topology Seminar, University of British Columbia, November 30, 2012.

CAT(0) *geometry, cubical complexes and metamorphic robots*, Graduate Student Topology Seminar, University of British Columbia, October 12, 2012.

* Groups, zigzags and expanders*, Working Seminar in Analytic Group Theory, McGill University, March 27, 2012.

*Invariant measures, expanders and property (T)*, Ergodic Group Theory Day, McGill University, December 7, 2011.

*Jewels and algebra*, Seminars in Undergraduate Mathematics in Montreal (SUMM), Concordia University, February, 2011.

# Some events I attended

Summer Graduate School: Geometric Group Theory, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, June 2015.

Workshop on Mapping Class Groups and Out(F_n), University of Texas at Austin, May 2015.

West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School, University of British Columbia, July 2014.

Kervaire Seminar: Quadratic Forms, Lattices and Applications, Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale, Les Diablerets, March 2014.

Low Dimensional Topology, Knots and Orderable Groups, Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques de Luminy, July 2013.

Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry in Toulouse, Université Paul Sabatier, June 2013.

The Topology of 3-Dimensional Manifolds, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques de Montréal, May 2013.

Coxeter Groups Meet Convex Geometry, Laboratoire de Combinatoire et d'Informatique Mathématique de Montréal, August 2012.

Cornell Topology Festival, Cornell University, May 2012.

3-Manifolds, Artin Groups and Cubical Geometry, CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, August 2011.