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 Fall 2018 Later Life learning lectures are:

Series A – Mondays - Best of Ballet @ 10:00 am to 11:45 am - September 17 to November 26, 2018 - No class October 8, 2018 for Thanksgiving - at Innis Town Hall - THIS COURSE IS FULL. See Note below.

Series B – Fridays - 1968 @ 10:00 am to 11:45 am- September 21 to November 23, 2018 - at Innis Town Hall - THIS COURSE IS FULL

Series C – Fridays - Canada's Response to Refugee Migration - An Historical Over Overview @ 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm - September 21 to November 23, 2018 - at Innis Town Hall - THIS COURSE IS FULL

D - Discussion Group - Mondays @ 1:00-3:00 pm - September 17 to November 26, 2018 - No class October 8, 2018 for Thanksgiving - at Innis Residence - FULL

Series E – Tuesdays - Hitchcock @ 10:00 - 11:45 am - September 18 to November 20, 2018 - at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema - THIS COURSE IS FULL

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 Lectures are held at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (formerly Bloor Cinema), a short walk from the Bathurst TTC subway station.

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

Note: Due to the illness of the lecturer, Katherine Barber, Series A - Best of Ballet, has been replaced with The Dancing Image, presented by Michael Crabb.



Fall 2018 lecture series and the Discussion Group is via online registration:

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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Fall 2018 – September - November 2018

No lecture Monday, October 8, 2018 for Thanksgiving

A: The Dancing Image – at Innis College - This series is full

Lecturer: Michael Crabb.Author, broadcaster, journalist and lecturer    
Michael Crabb has been sharing his passion for dance for more than 45 years. Currently dance critic for The Toronto Star, he continues to write for a range of dance publications internationally. From 1977 to 2010, variously as a producer, presenter and contributor at CBC Radio, he was heard regularly coast-to-coast, most notably as host of the award-winning daily programme, The Arts Report.

Dance and moving pictures have a long relationship. While the screen is not a substitute for live performance, it is a great democratiser through its capacity to disseminate dance more widely. Screen versions of costly staged ballet productions are now accessible to mass audiences at affordable prices. Film and video offer technical possibilities and effects unachievable on stage. The dance world itself – exotic and mysterious – is an alluring dramatic subject for movie makers, from The Red Shoes to more recent hits such as The Turning Point and Black Swan. This course will examine the evolution of dance on film and video and the ways these media are deployed to entertain and inform audiences and to expand the potential of dance as an expressive art form.

FA18-A-Weekly Outline


B: You Say You Want a Revolution? 1968:  The Year the World Shook – at Innis College - This series is full

Lecturer: Murray Campbell. Murray 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 was the director of communications at an Ontario government agency.  He was 18 in 1968 and he watched with amazement the extraordinary events of that year and, as the editor of his university newspaper, did his bit to shake things up.
The year 1968 was unique in modern history. Around the world, a post-war generation erupted in a spontaneous combustion of rebellion against authority in all forms.  With the backdrop of an unpopular war in Vietnam, young people challenged governments and conventional behaviour and used the early days of instant global communication to create a new culture of art, music and fashion. This series will look at the explosion of political and cultural events that took place around the globe (Europe, the UK, the United States and Canada) and will reflect on their impact in 1968 ... and 50 years later.

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C: Canada's Response to Refugee Migration-An Historical Overview – at Innis College

Lecturer: Rebecca McTaggart.  Rebecca McTaggart recently retired from her position as a Director General of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. While at the IRB, her responsibilities included leading regional operations for processing refugee claims from Mexico, China (Falun Gong), Colombia and Sri Lanka (Tamils).  She led the work on managing refugee hearings for two marine arrivals (the Ocean Lady and the Sun Sea) and was responsible for the implementation of significant legislative changes that came into effect in 2012.
Canada is a land of immigrants. But not all immigrants came for the sole purpose of seeking economic opportunity. Throughout its history, Canada has been a refuge for those fleeing persecution. This course will provide the opportunity to explore the history and development of refugee migration to Canada through case studies.   It will also provide an overview of the legislative framework governing refugee determination and how it has changed and responded to evolving migration patterns and world events. 

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E:  Suspense Craft: The Gripping Genius of Alfred Hitchcock – at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Lecturer: Dr. 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. He has taught Environment, Culture, and Film at U of T and has presented film series for LLL and in Collingwood, Ontario. A well-known contributor to the media, and a firm believer in the values of “public scholarship,” Dr. Scharper’s ability to blend the scholarly and the accessible are the hallmarks of his teaching and public speaking careers.
The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder”—Alfred Hitchcock
In this course, we will explore the iconically suspenseful brilliance of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, whose films continue to entertain, and terrify, a half century after they first appeared in theatres.
Among the films we will feature are: Saboteur (1942), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Strangers on a Train (1951), Rear Window (1954), North by Northwest (1959) and Psycho (1960).

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D:  Discussion Group: Full

Maximize your Later Life Learning experience!  Join our current events Discussion Group. 
When:    Monday afternoons from 1 pm to 3:00 pm from September 17, 2018 to November 26, 2018 (No session Mon. October 8th for Thanksgiving).
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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