Leading Opera expert Iain Scott in discussion with Later Life Learning Members.


Only Later Life Learning Active Members may register for courses. There are NO refunds

The Winter 2018 Later Life learning lectures are:

Series A – Mondays @ 10:00 am to 11:45 am- January 15 to March 26, 2018 - No class February 19, 2018 for Reading Week - at Innis Town Hall

Series B – Fridays @ 10:00 am to 11:45 am- January 12 to March 23, 2018 - at Innis Town Hall

Series C – Fridays @ 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm - January 12 to March 23, 2018 - at Innis Town Hall

D - Discussion Group - Mondays @ 1:00-3:00 pm - January 15 to March 26, 2018 - No session February 19, 2018 for Reading Week - at Innis Residence

Registration for the Winter 2018 lecture series and the Discussion Group is via online registration:

Lecture series are held in the Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, a short walk from the St. George TTC subway station.

The Monday afternoon Discussion Group is held at the Innis Residence, Main Floor, 111 St. George Street (across from the Town Hall).

In the event that courses are not filled by active members by December 13, 2017, any courses that are not full will be opened up to those on the Waiting List. Waiting List members will be contacted, in the order they were added, either by email or by telephone, by an LLL volunteer to determine if they are interested in attending the course(s) that is/are available. If a Waiting List member enrols in an offered course, they become an active member.There are NO refunds

If a Waiting List member does not enrol in an offered course, they remain on the Later Life Learning Membership Waiting List.


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Winter 2018– January 12 - March 26, 2018:


A: The Beatles and Their World – at Innis College

Lecturer: Mike Daley. Dr. Mike Daley holds a Ph.D in music from York University, specializing in popular music. He has taught undergraduate courses at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities as well as acclaimed later-life courses at York, University of Toronto, Ryerson, George Brown, Learning Unlimited in Etobicoke and Lifelong Learning in Mississauga. Mike has published scholarly articles on American popular music in international journals and has been invited to speak at academic conferences from Normandy to Nashville. Mike has also toured the U.S. and Canada as a musician with Jeff Healey, the Travellers and others, and has appeared on dozens of recordings as a guitarist and singer. Presently Mike and his wife Jill are leading music-themed tours to USA cities and, in 2018, to the UK for a Beatles tour.
This course will track the musical development of the Beatles, starting from the earliest days in Liverpool, moving through the excitement of Beatlemania, the rush of psychedelia, and the maturity of their studio years. While the focus will be on the music, we will also consider how recording techniques, the music business, the music of other artists, and the larger culture of the 1960s affected John, Paul, George, and Ringo as they created their classic works.

B: Climate Change, Catastrophe and the Tides of History – at Innis College
Lecturer:  Tony Davis. Tony Davis is an Emeritus Professor in the Dept. of Geography at the UofT. As a biogeographer, his research focussed on the reconstruction of past environments using pollen analysis. Although officially retired for over a decade, Tony continued to teach a large introductory course on human-environment interactions until three years ago. He has become very active with lifelong learning groups in Mississauga, Etobicoke and LLL. This will be his third series for LLL.
Climate change has driven the evolution of life, the emergence of humans and their movement around the world. It has determined where and when civilization emerged. In the last two thousand years it has regulated the rise and fall of many societies. In this lecture series, we will explore how climate change continues to exert enormous control over how we occupy the earth and our very survival.

C: White Collar Crime - An Investigator's Perspective – at Innis College
Jim Hunter is a forensic accountant. He was formerly Head of KPMG’s forensic practice in Canada. He has led some of the largest fraud investigations in Canada, as well as investigations in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is currently a Course Director (part-time) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University where he teaches a post-graduate course on understanding and managing fraud risk.
This series takes a look at white collar crime in Canada and overseas. We discuss the “what, why and how” of fraud. What is it that impels otherwise upstanding citizens to become fraudsters? How do they fare in jail? The rationale of commissioning a forensic investigation into alleged wrongdoing will be examined. This series will also address money-laundering, terrorist financing and global corruption.

D:  Discussion Group: Maximize your Later Life Learning experience!  Join our current events Discussion Group. 
When:    Monday afternoons from 1 pm to 3:00 pm from January 15, 2018 to March 26, 2018 (No session Mon. February 19th for Reading Week).
Where: INNIS COLLEGE RESIDENCE (across from Innis College), 111 St. George Street, Main Floor
Topics:  Selected by participants at the first session
Cost:      $40 per person for 10 weeks, includes coffee
Note:  Active Later Life Learning members may register in the Discussion Group as well as ONE  Lecture Series. 

Space is LIMITED


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