University Lecture Series

The University Lecture Series features leading scholars, thinkers and experts who address an eclectic range of topics in an accessible one-hour format. Come hear their thoughtful insights, critical analyses and provocative ideas. A brief question and answer period follows each presentation. The series is offered online, and in Markham, Oakville and at the University of Toronto St. George campus. In-class students at all venues get free access to the St George lectures online.

What You’ll Learn

  • Hear leading scholars and thinkers offer fresh perspectives and ideas on a wide range of subjects.
  • Discover an interest in topics that are new to you.
  • Challenge your own opinions by listening to a controversial point of view.
  • Get a better sense of current events.
  • Understand the relevance today of history, politics, geography, art, science, architecture, literature, media and more.
To see the list of speakers at your venue, click on the appropriate “Locations” tab below.

To register, please click on the “Register” button and scroll down for the course information, or call 416-978-2400 and press 1. Visit our website often for updates.

Locations

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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

Human-centred Cities: Co-designing with Citizens

Zahra Ebrahim, urbanist, founder and principal of the design think tank archiTEXT
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
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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

The Life of a Drug Addict: Before and After Recovery

Andrew Galloway, drug addiction specialist and interventionist
October 20

Why Is a Good Death Still So Hard to Achieve? The Right-to-Die Struggle in Canada and Abroad

Sandra Martin, author, journalist, broadcaster
November 24

Own the Podium: The Power of an Idea

Chris Rudge, sports business executive, chairman, Niko Resources Ltd., former CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee and Chair of the Own the Podium initiative
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

The New Philanthropy

Sharon Avery, president and CEO Toronto Foundation
December 8

Doping and the Olympics

Rob Koehler, Deputy Director General, World Anti-Doping Agency
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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

Why Is a Good Death Still So Hard to Achieve? The Right-to-Die Struggle in Canada and Abroad

Sandra Martin, author, journalist, broadcaster
November 7

Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis

Tom Rand, engineer, entrepreneur
October 3

Own the Podium: The Power of an Idea

Chris Rudge, sports business executive, chairman, Niko Resources Ltd., former CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee and Chair of the Own the Podium initiative
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

The Life of a Drug Addict: Before and After Recovery

Andrew Galloway, drug addiction specialist and interventionist
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New Online Availability!

The ULS is now available online! Each lecture in the St George series is filmed and archived after the presentation. In-class students can view them again, as part of their learning experience. Or learners who cannot attend the series in class can purchase access to the playlist of the St George lectures and watch them any time during the series and for three months afterwards. Lectures will be posted online by Monday of the week after they are delivered in class. In-class students at all venues automatically get free access to the St George lectures online.

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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

Human-centred Cities: Co-designing with Citizens

Zahra Ebrahim, urbanist, founder and principal of the design think tank archiTEXT
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
Purchase Online Access

To register for In-class sessions, click here or call (416) 978-2400 and press 1. Check back often for seasonal updates. Late registrations are welcome.