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School of Continuing Studies | University of Toronto

University Lecture Series

Critical analysis, provocative ideas and thoughtful insights. It’s all here in the University Lecture Series where leading scholars, thinkers and experts tackle an eclectic range of topics in history, art, politics, religion, health and public affairs.

A brief question-and-answer period follows each presentation in the series, which is offered at U of T’s St. George Campus, central Oakville and at the City Centre in Markham.


To see the list of speakers at your venue, click on the appropriate “Campus” tab below.


Visit our website often for updates. To register, please click on the “Register” button and scroll down for the course information, or call 416-978-2400 and press 2.

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Fall 2016 Schedule

Course code: SCS 1665-066
Dates & Times: October 5 – December 7, 2016 — Wednesdays 12:30PM - 1:30PM

October 5

Neuroscience: Between Order and Chaos

Vera Nenadovic, nurse practitioner, neuroscientist, entrepreneur

November 16 

No lecture

October 12

Pierre Trudeau’s Rise to Power

Robert Wright, historian, screenwriter, author

November 23

Lessons from Patients with Brain Injury

Donald Stuss, neuropsychologist, professor—U of T

October 19

The History of Place Names

Jacques Pauwels, historian, political scientist, author

November 30

TBA

Zahra Ebrahim, TBA

October 26

Vimy Ridge

Ted Barris, writer, broadcaster, professor of journalism—Centennial College

December 7

Canadian Trade Policy in the Modern World

Adam Chapnick, Deputy Director of Education—Canadian Forces College

November 2

Preparing for a Good Death 101

Jean Marmoreo, family physician, palliative care doctor

 

December 14

Aging: Facing Forward

Ian Brown, author, broadcaster, writer, Globe and Mail

November 9

The Patient Is a Person

Judith John, health-care professional and patient advocate

 

Fall 2016 Schedule

Course code: SCS 1665-064
Dates & Times: October 6 – December 8, 2016 — Thursdays 12:30PM - 1:30PM

October 6

Pierre Trudeau’s Rise to Power

Robert Wright, historian, screenwriter, author

November 17

TBA

TBA

October 13

Neuroscience: Between Order and Chaos

Vera Nenadovic, nurse practitioner, neuroscientist, entrepreneur

November 24

TBA

TBA

October 20

TBA

TBA

December 1

Canadian Trade Policy in the Modern World

Adam Chapnick, Deputy Director of Education—Canadian Forces College

October 27

Vimy Ridge

Ted Barris, writer, broadcaster, professor of journalism—Centennial College

December 8

TBA

TBA

November 3

TBA

TBA


November 10

Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis

Tom Rand, engineer, entrepreneur, philosopher

 

Fall 2016 Schedule

Course code: SCS 1665-065
Dates & Times: September 12 – November 21, 2016 — Mondays 12:00PM - 1:00PM

September 12

TBA

TBA

October 24

The History of Place Names

Jacques Pauwels, TBA

September 19

TBA

Ted Chamberlin, TBA 

October 31

TBA

TBA

September 26

TBA

TBA

November 7

Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis

Tom Rand, engineer, entrepreneur, philosopher 

October 3

TBA

TBA

November 14

Vimy Ridge

Ted Barris, writer, broadcaster, professor of journalism—Centennial College

October 10

No lecture—Thanksgiving Day

November 21 

Canadian Trade Policy in the Modern World

Adam Chapnick, Deputy Director of Education—Canadian Forces College

October 17

TBA

TBA 

 

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To register, click here or call (416) 978-2400. Check back often for seasonal updates. Late registrations are welcome.