Greater Toronto Area
Stimulating minds since 1976
For more than 40 years, the Senior Alumni Association (SAA) has been offering insightful lectures to alumni and friends of U of T through its Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series.
The lectures are open to everyone from new graduates to seniors, and to alumni and non-alumni. Each series is $75 or you can attend individual lectures for $15. Join us this fall for one or both of these informative lecture series.
fall 2018 lecture schedule
Lecture topics and speakers are subject to change.
WEDNESDAYS, 10 AM - 12 pm
October 10 - Is Canada a Nation or a Notion?
Professor Mark Kingwell
Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto
October 17 - Designing, Approving and Building in Toronto's Tall Tower Context
David Pontarini, Founding Partner
Hariri Pontarini Architects
October 24 - Microplastic Pollution
Professor Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
October 31 - How Canadians are Conquering the Ballet World
Katherine Barber, Author; Founding Editor, Canadian Oxford Dictionary
November 7 - De Monstris at Fisher Library
David Fernandez, Rare Book Librarian
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto Libraries
November 14 - Frozen Dreams: Dead Reckoning in the Northwest Passage
Ken McCoogan, Author
November 21 - Optimizing Learning and Memory as we Age
Dr. Andrée-Ann Cyr, Researcher
Glendon Cognitive Health Centre, York University
MONDAYS, 1 PM - 3 PM
October 15 - Ontario Municipal Board
Ian Flett, Lawyer
Eric K. Gillespie Professional Corporation Barristers & Solicitors
October 22 - Colonial Toronto on a Dangerous Frontier: 1793 - 1841
Professor Carl Benn
Department of History, Ryerson University
October 29 - Safer Cities
Dr. Allan Bonner, President
Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
November 5 - Stratford and Shaw: The 2018 Seasons in Review
Lynn Slotkin, Theatre Critic; Editor,The Slotkin Letter
November 12 - Sleep: The Final Frontier
Dr. Christopher Li, Respirologist and Sleep Disorders Specialist
St. Michael's Hospital
November 19 - Canadian Mental Health Policy
Steve Lurie, Executive Director
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Toronto
November 26 - 1,500 Years of Faith at the Syrian Monastery of St. Moses
Dr. Robert B. J. Mason, Archaeological Scientist, Royal Ontario Museum;
Associate Professor, Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
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Please kindly note that we are unable to offer refunds on purchased lectures; be sure to select only the lectures you would like to attend. We appreciate your understanding of this policy.