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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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Winter 2016 Schedule

Course code: SCS 1665-063
Dates & Times: February 3 – April 13, 2016 — Wednesdays 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Wednesday, February 3

Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran (to be confirmed)

Laura Secor, TBA

March 16

Nuclear Energy in Canada: Past, Present and Future Jeremy Whitlock, manager, non-proliferation & safeguards, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

February 10

Victorian Buildings of Small-Town Ontario

Marta O’Brien, architectural historian, instructor—U of T Continuing Studies

March 23

Cultural Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Archaeological, Historical and Religious Monuments

Clemens Reichel,  assistant professor, Mesopotamian archaeology—U of T; associate curator, ancient near east, ROM

February 17

Paddlewheels to Confederation: The Forgotten Race for the Canadian West

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

March 30

Creativity and Mental Illness

David Goldbloom, professor of psychiatry—U of T; senior medical advisor, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

February 24

No lecture

April 6

Canadian Symbols at Home and Abroad

Ted Scott, architecture lecturer and photographer

March 2

Co-Existence with Robots

Aseem Prakash—global futurist

April 13

Global Maternal and Child Health: New Insights and Novel Intervention Strategies

Chloe McDonald, postdoctoral fellow, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

March 9

Can Classical Music Survive in the 21st  Century?

Rick Phillips--TBA

 

Winter 2016 Schedule

Course code: SCS 1665-061
Dates & Times: February 18 – April 28, 2016 — Thursdays 12:30PM - 1:30PM
February 18
Can Classical Music Survive in the 21st Century?
Rick Phillips--TBA
March 31
Co-Existence with Robots
Aseem Prakash—global futurist
February 25
No lecture
April 7
Canadian Symbols at Home and Abroad
Ted Scott, architecture lecturer and photographer
March 3
Lessons from Patients with Brain Injury
Donald Stuss, neuropsychologist, professor—U of T
April 14
How Innovation is Shaping the Future of Health in Canada
Zayna Khayat, senior advisor, Health System Innovation, MaRS Discovery District; adjunct professor—U of T
March 10
Topic: Aging: Facing Forward
Ian Brown, author, broadcaster, writer, Globe and Mail
April 21
Paddlewheels to Confederation: The Forgotten Race for the Canadian West
Ted Barris, writer, broadcaster, professor of journalism—Centennial College
March 17
Nuclear Energy in Canada: Past, Present and Future
Jeremy Whitlock, manager, non-proliferation & safeguards, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
April 28
The Patient Is a Person
Judith John, health-care professional and patient advocate
March 24
Global Maternal and Child Health: New Insights and Novel Intervention Strategies
Chloe McDonald, postdoctoral fellow, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Winter 2016 Schedule

Course code: SCS 1665-062
Dates & Times: February 8 – April 25, 2016 — Mondays 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Monday, February 8 Neuroscience: Between Order and Chaos Vera Nenadovic, nurse practitioner, neuroscientist, entrepreneur March 21 Global Maternal and Child Health: New Insights and Novel Intervention Strategies Chloe McDonald, postdoctoral fellow, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
February 15 No lecture -- Family Day March 28 No lecture – Easter Monday
February 22 Aging: Facing Forward Ian Brown, author, broadcaster, writer, Globe and Mail April 4 Canadian Symbols at Home and Abroad Ted Scott, architecture lecturer and photographer
February 29
Personal Investing
Michael Katchen, founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, Canada’s fastest growing online investment manager
April 11 Paddlewheels to Confederation: The Forgotten Race for the Canadian West Ted Barris, writer, broadcaster, professor of journalism—Centennial College
March 7 Lessons from Patients with Brain Injury Donald Stuss, neuropsychologist, professor—U of T April 18 Inside the Top-Secret Canadian Spy School Lynn Hodgson, author and historian
March 14 The Patient Is a Person Judith John, health-care professional and patient advocate April 25 Co-Existence with Robots Aseem Prakash, global futurist

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