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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

Wednesday, 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

Thursday, October 6

Pierre Trudeau's Rise to Power

Robert Wright, historian, screenwriter, author

November 10

Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis

Tom Rand, engineer, entrepreneur, philosopher

October 13

Neuroscience: Between Order and Chaos

Vera Nenadovic, nurse practitioner, neuroscientist, entrepreneur

November 17

TBA

Andrew Galloway, drug addiction specialist and interventionist

October 20

The Paris of the East: Shanghai in the 1930s

Taras Grescoe, author, travel journalist

November 24

TBA

TBA

October 27

Vimy Ridge

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

December 1

Canadian Trade Policy in the Modern World

Adam Chapnick, Deputy Director of Education—Canadian Forces College

November 3

TBA

TBA

December 8

TBA

TBA

Fall 2016 Schedule

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

Monday, September 12

How Innovation is Shaping the Future of Health Care in Canada

Zayna Khayat, senior advisor, Health System Innovation, MaRS Discovery District; adjunct professor—U of T

October 24

The History of Place Names

Jacques Pauwels, historian, political scientist, tour operator and guide

September 19

The Banker and the Blackfoot: An Ontario Boy Goes West in the 1880s

Ted Chamberlin, professor emeritus, English and comparative literature—U of T; expert on aboriginal issues and land claims

October 31

No News is Bad News

John Cruickshank, chairman, Canadian Journalism Foundation; former publisher, Toronto Star

September 26

The Paris of the East: Shanghai in the 1930s

Taras Grescoe, author, travel journalist

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

Andrew Galloway, drug addiction specialist and interventionist

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