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 2018 Schedule

Course code: SCS 1665-080
Dates & Times:
October 3 – December 5, 2018 -- Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 3
Painting the Queen
Henry Ward, artist
October 10
Fish and Peace: How the Cold War Thawed in Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Dennis Bartels, professor, anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
October 17
Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity
Jamil Jivani, author, lawyer, community organizer
October 24
Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi Germany
Ted Barris, writer, broadcaster, professor of journalism—Centennial College
October 31
Overcoming Inner Demons
Eli Brown, founder and CEO, Shine the Light On
November 7
Knock on Wood: Luck, Chance and the Meaning of Everything
Jeffrey Rosenthal, statistics professor—U of T
November 14
Networking: Bodies and Machines in Victorian Culture
Erin Piotrowski, instructor—U of T
November 21
New Ways of Travel
Bob Ramsay, president, Ramsay Inc.; founder, RamsayTalks
November 28
Trudeau’s Canada in the World
Adam Chapnick, deputy director of education—Canadian Forces College
December 5
The Power of Kindness
Brian Goldman, emergency room physician; host, CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art
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Fall 2018 Schedule

Course code: SCS 1665-076
Dates & Times: October 4 – December 6, 2018 -- Thursdays, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, October 4
Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity
Jamil Jivani, author, lawyer, community organizer
October 11
Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi Germany
Ted Barris, writer, broadcaster, professor of journalism—Centennial College
October 18
Overcoming Inner Demons
Eli Brown, founder and CEO, Shine the Light On
October 25
Networking: Bodies and Machines in Victorian Culture
Erin Piotrowski, instructor—U of T
November 1
Knock on Wood: Luck, Chance and the Meaning of Everything
Jeffrey Rosenthal, statistics professor—U of T
November 8
Fish and Peace: How the Cold War Thawed in Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Dennis Bartels, professor, anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
November 15
Film Criticism: Does it Still Matter?
Shlomo Schwartzberg, film critic, teacher, arts journalist
November 22
New Ways of Travel
Bob Ramsay, president, Ramsay Inc.; founder, RamsayTalks
November 29
The Power of Kindness
Brian Goldman, emergency room physician; host, CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art
December 6
Painting the Queen
Henry Ward, artist
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Fall 2018 Schedule

Course code: SCS 1665-078
Dates & Times: September 10 – November 19, 2018 -- Mondays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Monday, September 10
Fish and Peace: How the Cold War Thawed in Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Dennis Bartels, professor, anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
September 17
Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity
Jamil Jivani, author, lawyer, community organizer
September 24
Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi Germany
Ted Barris, writer, broadcaster, professor of journalism—Centennial College
October 1
Networking: Bodies and Machines in Victorian Culture
Erin Piotrowski, instructor—U of T
October 8
No lecture—Thanksgiving Day
October 15
Overcoming Inner Demons
Eli Brown, founder and CEO, Shine the Light On
October 22
New Ways of Travel
Bob Ramsay, president, Ramsay Inc.; founder, RamsayTalks
October 29
Knock on Wood: Luck, Chance and the Meaning of Everything
Jeffrey Rosenthal, statistics professor—U of T
November 5
Painting the Queen
Henry Ward, artist
November 12
Trudeau’s Canada in the World
Adam Chapnick, deputy director of education—Canadian Forces College
November 19
The Power of Kindness
Brian Goldman, emergency room physician; host, CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art
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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 two weeks 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 2018 Schedule

Course code: SCS 1665-080
Dates & Times:
October 3 – December 5, 2018 -- Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 3
Painting the Queen
Henry Ward, artist
October 10
Fish and Peace: How the Cold War Thawed in Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Dennis Bartels, professor, anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
October 17
Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity
Jamil Jivani, author, lawyer, community organizer
October 24
Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi Germany
Ted Barris, writer, broadcaster, professor of journalism—Centennial College
October 31
Overcoming Inner Demons
Eli Brown, founder and CEO, Shine the Light On
November 7
Knock on Wood: Luck, Chance and the Meaning of Everything
Jeffrey Rosenthal, statistics professor—U of T
November 14
Networking: Bodies and Machines in Victorian Culture
Erin Piotrowski, instructor—U of T
November 21
New Ways of Travel
Bob Ramsay, president, Ramsay Inc.; founder, RamsayTalks
November 28
Trudeau’s Canada in the World
Adam Chapnick, deputy director of education—Canadian Forces College
December 5
The Power of Kindness
Brian Goldman, emergency room physician; host, CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art
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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.