University Lecture Series


A consistent favourite, the University Lecture Series is guaranteed to pique your interest with a fascinating list of hour-long talks. This series features a line-up of scholars and thought leaders who weigh in on subjects across the intellectual spectrum, including history, politics, geography, art, science, architecture, media and more.  

Every week offers another illuminating talk that will challenge your assumptions and potentially shift your perspective. Provocative, critical and insightful, this series welcomes learners of all ages.  

This Winter, the University Lecture Series is offered online only.



Expand the lists below for lecture information.

February 9
Dementia and Healthy Ageing
Elena Moore

doctor of naturopathy

February 16
Recent Theories and Findings in the Psychology of Romantic Relationships
Geoff MacDonald

psychology professor, University of Toronto

February 23
Investigating and Solving a Historical Mystery from the Wilderness of Labrador
Adam Shoalts

historian, author, explorer-in-residence, Royal Canadian Geographical Society

March 2
Trusting the News in a Digital Age
Jeffrey Dvorkin

author, senior fellow, Massey College, former news executive at CBC News and NPR

March 9

The Liberation of the Netherlands, 1944-45
Ted Barris

journalist, author, broadcaster

March 16
Psychiatry in our Community: Insights from the Inside – 2022 Edition!
Araba Chintoh

psychiatrist, assistant professor, University of Toronto

March 23
The Power of Purpose-driven and Inclusive Leadership
Katie Dudtschak

executive vice-president Royal Bank of Canada

March 30

Technology and Public Spaces: Experimental Projects by Architects and Artists
Tom Bessai

architect, architecture professor, University of Toronto

April 6
The Playful is Political
Joan Moriarity

author, developer of tabletop games

April 13
How Toronto Public Library is Building Success, Resilience and Well-being for Our City
Vickery Bowles

city librarian, Toronto Public Library

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