Innis College

Programmes

Only Later Life Learning active members may register for courses.

There are NO refunds

Fall 2020 Lectures 
Lectures begin the week of September 14, 2020

Monday morning: Series A: They Made a Difference: The People Who Shaped Canada – Murray Campbell

Tuesday morning: Series E: Speaking Love to Power: The Films of Frank Capra - Stephen Scharper

Friday morning: Series B: Perspectives on China - Various Speakers
Friday afternoon: Series C: The Secret World of Espionage – Olivier Courteaux

Monday afternoon: Series D: Current Events Discussion Group

Thursday morning: Series E: Books and Beyond Discussion Group

Location of Lectures:

The Monday and Friday lectures are held at Innis College, Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto M5S 1J5, a short walk south on St. George Street from the St. George Subway Station

The Tuesday lecture is held at Cinema #8, Cineplex Varsity, Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

Map from Subway via street

Map from Subway via PATH

The Monday and Thursday Discussion Groups are held at Innis Residence, Main Floor, 111 St. George Street, Toronto, M5S 2E8 (across from Town Hall)


The Fall 2020 Online Registration schedule has been POSTPONED. Please ignore the following. New dates will be announced when known.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020 opening at 10:30 am
Board, Life and Loyalty* Members may register for ALL Fall 2020 Lecture Series and Discussion Groups

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020 opening at 10:30 am:
All existing members – for the Thursday Books and Beyond Discussion Group AND the Friday Lecture series

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020 opening at 10:30 am:
All existing members – for the Monday and Tuesday Lecture Series AND the Monday Current Events Discussion Group

TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020 opening at 10:30 am:
All Waiting List members – for any spaces remaining in any Lecture Series/Discussion Group.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 (Midnight):
Online registration closes - earlier if courses are full.

Note: There will be no Monday classes on October 12, 2020 for Thanksgiving.

There will be no classes at Innis College Town Hall or Discussion Group sessions at Innis Residence during the week of November 9 - 13 for Reading Week.

 

*Members with 15 years or more uninterrupted attendance

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The Fall 2020 Later Life learning lectures are:

The Monday and Friday Fall 2020 lecture series are held at Innis College, Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, M5S 1J5.

The Tuesday lecture series is held at Cinema #8, Cineplex Varsity, ManuLife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto

The Monday and Thursday Discussion Groups are held at Innis Residence, Main Floor, 111 St. George Street, Toronto, M5S 2E8

Please Note: There will be NO Monday lecture and NO Monday Discussion Group on Monday, October 12, 2020 for Thanksgiving.

In addition there will be NO Monday and Friday Lectures or Discussion Group sessions during Reading Week, November 9 -13, 2020.

 

Series A – Monday mornings - They Made a Difference: The People Who Shaped Canada- 10:00 am to 11:45 am – September 14 to November 30, 2020 - at Innis Town Hall.

Series B – Friday mornings - Perspectives on China- 10:00 am to 11:45 am - September 18 to November 27, 2020 - at Innis Town Hall.

Series C – Friday afternoons - The Secret World of Espionage - 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm - September 18 to November 27, 2020 - at Innis Town Hall.

Series E - Tuesday mornings - Speaking Love to Power: The Films of Frank Capra - September 15 to November 17, 2020

Discussion Groups:

D - Current Events - Mondays @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - September 14 to November 30, 2020 - at Innis Residence.

F – Books and Beyond - Thursdays @ 10:00 am - Noon - September 17 to November 26, 2020  - at Innis Residence.

Series A, B and C Lectures are held in the Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, a short walk from the St. George TTC subway station.

Series E is held at Cinema #8, Cineplex Varsity, ManuLife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto M4W 1A5

Seating is on a first come first served basis.  In order to accommodate those members with disabilities we have reserved special needs seating in areas of the theatre that are easily accessed.  LLL may also reserve seats in the name of specific members.  Consideration will be given to members who have severe visual or mobility challenges.
Please email questions to lll.innis@utoronto.ca

Series D and F, The Discussion Groups (Monday afternoon Current Events and Thursday morning Books and Beyond) are held at the Innis Residence, Main Floor, 111 St. George Street (across from the Town Hall).

Fall 2020 - September to November, 2020

A: They Made a Difference: The People Who Shaped Canada- at Innis College

Lecturer: Murray Campbell. Murray Campbell worked for the Globe and Mail for more than three decades as a reporter, editor, and feature writer. He wrote a column from Queen’s Park for nine years and also served as bureau chief in Los Angeles and Washington.  After leaving the Globe, Murray worked as the director of communications at an Ontario government agency and as an advisor on the 2015 Pan/Para-American Games. 

A former journalist and amateur historian, Murray Campbell has always been fascinated by Canadian history. In this series, he looks at the people -- some of them household names, most of them not -- who changed the course of that history.

A-Weekly Outline

B: Perspectives on China - at Innis College

Lecturer: Various. 10 speakers will explore a broad range of historical and contemporary aspects of China. Speakers include: former Canadian ambassador to China, John McCallum; former Canadian senator, Vivienne Poy; Dr. Jack Leong; Professor Vic Falkenheim; ROM senior curator of Chinese art and cultures, Dr. Chen Shen; mystery author, Ian Hamilton; Professor Tong Lam; Professor Diana Fu; Professor Gary Crawford; research associate at Citizen Lab, Dr. Christopher Parsons; and director of Starlight Chinese Opera, Alice Chan.

A multi-speaker, multidisciplinary series, “Perspectives on China” offers LLL members a comprehensive look at China’s past, present, and (potential) future. Speakers will address China’s rich cultural heritage, contemporary economic and political policies, and the future of our Canada-China relationship.

B-Weekly Outline

C: The Secret World of Espionage - at Innis College

Lecturer: Dr. Olivier Courteaux. An accomplished lecturer, historian and author, Dr. Courteaux received his Doctorate in History from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and was a faculty member at Royal Military College and at Ryerson University.  He is a frequent lecturer for several later life learning programs in Toronto, including those at Glendon College and Ryerson University.

The dawn of cyberwarfare, often associated with the threat of terrorism and with foreign interference in national elections, has challenged global intelligence communities. But espionage is nothing new. A tactic of ancient civilizations, it rose to prominence under Queen Elizabeth I and played a central role in the American War of Independence, the Napoleonic Wars and the First and Second World Wars.  The curtain on its “golden age” was drawn in 1991 with the end of the Cold War … but did another one open? Welcome to the shadowy world of covert operations!

C-Weekly Outline

E: Speaking Love to Power: The Films of Frank Capra - at Cinema #8, Cineplex Varsity, ManuLife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto M4W 1A5

Lecturer: Stephen Scharper. Dr. Stephen Scharper is associate professor at the School of the Environment and the Department for the study of Religion at the University of Toronto (Mississauga), and
is associate faculty with the Toronto School of Theology. Embodying the values of
“public scholarship,” Dr. Scharper currently serves as a columnist for The Toronto Star and is a frequent guest and commentator on television. 

For over two decades, Hollywood director Frank Capra captivated filmgoers with movies that celebrated the common person facing the forces of greed, corporate power, and malevolence. In light of contemporary events, his films, such as It's a Wonderful Life, continue to move audiences and have enduring relevance. This course will explore Capra’s films using clips that highlight both their artistry and their abiding power.

E-Weekly Outline

 

Discussion Groups:

D: Current Events:

Maximize your Later Life Learning experience!  Join our current events Discussion Group. 
Topics are selected by participants at the first session
Space is Limited.

F: Books and Beyond:

Four books are chosen in advance, after receiving input from registrants. Members take turns facilitating discussions and share short presentations. The program fosters lively conversations and an opportunity to get to know fellow members.   Come and join us.

Space is Limited

 

Registration

See above for the Fall 2020 lecture series and the Discussion Groups online registration schedule.

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

 

Online Registration:
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