University Lecture Series

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

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.  

 The University Lecture Series is offered in person at the St George Campus in Toronto, in Oakville and in Markham. It is also available online.

 

UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES - FALL 2022

Expand the lists below for lecture information.

October 3
Good Sleep Requires Shiny Shoes – and Other Life and Leadership Lessons from the Command Post
Matthew Pegg

fire chief, City of Toronto

October 10
No lecture - Thanksgiving

October 17
Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory
Ted Barris

writer, broadcaster, journalist, educator

October 24
The Next Civil War
Stephen Marche

writer, author, essayist

October 31
Growing Resilient Inclusive Communities
Ken Greenberg 

urban designer, teacher, writer, former director urban design and architecture, City of Toronto

November 7

TBA: Theoretical Physics for Today and Tomorrow
Lauren Hayward

teaching faculty member, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics; adjunct assistant professor, department of physics and astronomy, University of Waterloo

November 14
Design Partnerships: Developing Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct and Other Canadian Landmarks
Vaidila Banelis

architect, senior partner, Zeidler Architecture Inc.

November 21
TBA

November 28
TBA

December 5
Building Community Through the Arts
Jennifer Mallard

architect, principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects

December 12
TBA

September 28
Hunting for a Vaccine: Helping More Than One Million People Find Theirs        
Andrew Young

founder, director, Vaccine Hunters Canada

October 5
Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory
Ted Barris

writer, broadcaster, journalist, educator

October 12
Toronto’s Film Industry – from Underdog to Juggernaut
Marguerite Pigott 

film commissioner and director of entertainment industries, City of Toronto

October 19
The Next Civil War
Stephen Marche

writer, author, essayist

October 26
Transforming Our Transit Network: Connecting Communities and Enhancing Options for Customers
Phil Verster

president and CEO, Metrolinx

November 2
Growing Resilient Inclusive Communities
Ken Greenberg 

urban designer, teacher, writer, former director urban design and architecture, City of Toronto

November 9
Design Partnerships: Developing Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct and Other Canadian Landmarks
Vaidila Banelis

architect, senior partner, Zeidler Architecture Inc.

November 16
No lecture

November 23

Building Community Through the Arts
Jennifer Mallard

architect, principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects

November 30

Ten Ways to Make Canadian Healthcare Faster, Better and Smarter
Dr. Robert Bell

physician, professor of surgery, University of Toronto, health system executive, educator

December 7

Digital Health for Heart Disease: Myth or Magic?
Dr. Heather Ross

cardiologist, researcher, professor of medicine, University of Toronto

October 6
Growing Resilient Inclusive Communities
Ken Greenberg

urban designer, teacher, writer, former director urban design and architecture, City of Toronto

October 13
TBA

October 20
No lecture

October 27
Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory 
Ted Barris

writer, broadcaster, journalist, educator

November 3
The Next Civil War
Stephen Marche

writer, author, essayist

November 10
TBA

November 17
TBA

November 24
No lecture

December 1
TBA

December 8
Building Community Through the Arts
Jennifer Mallard

architect, principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects

December 15
TBA

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