Connect with fellow alumni who love books
- A virtual book club for U of T alumni
- The session begins on August 5, 2022
- Each session covers one book with weekly discussions
- Register any time during the book club cycle
- Already read the book? You're still welcome to join the discussion!
- Virtual Live Author Talk with Dean Jobb on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 2pm EDT hosted by PBC Guru
The University of Toronto is pleased to invite you to join our Alumni Virtual Book Club. Join fellow alumni for lively discussion about books related to lifelong learning, social issues, psychology and more.
Our next title is The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer by Dean Jobb.
In the span of fifteen years, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream poisoned at least ten people in the United States, Britain, and Canada, a death toll with almost no precedents. Structured around Cream’s London murder trial in 1892, when he was finally brought to justice, The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream exposes the blind trust given to medical practitioners, as well as the flawed detection methods, bungled investigations, corrupt officials, and stifling morality of Victorian society that allowed Cream to prey on vulnerable and desperate women, many of whom had turned to him for medical help.
From July 25 - August 31, 2022, purchase the book from the U of T Bookstore, in store or online, and receive 20% off. Use Code: DRCREAM20 at checkout.
How it Works
The U of T Alumni Virtual Book Club will connect through a private forum, powered by PBC Guru, where participants can discuss the current book and network with each other. Joining is free; you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. Please note that if you signed up for one of our previous sessions, then you're already registered - just sign into the U of T online portal.
To get started and access the book club, you will need to create an account via our book club portal:
- Click on the "Registration" button on the side bar to your right
- You'll be taken directly to the sign-up page
- Fill out the mandatory fields and then join
- You'll be sent a confirmation email and a link to join the group
You will need to have knowledge of the following skills to participate in this book club:
- Ability to use online communication tools, such as email (create, send, receive, reply, print, send/receive attachments), discussion boards (read, search, post, reply, follow threads), chats, and messengers.
- Understanding of basic computer hardware and software; ability to perform computer operations, such as:
- Using software applications, such as email programs
- Knowledge of copying and pasting, spell-checking
- Internet skills (connecting, accessing, using browsers) and ability to perform online research using search engines
Have questions about this event?
Contact Anna Kadir at firstname.lastname@example.org
U of T Alumni Online
U of T alumni online programming includes free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), the U of T alumni book club, and online lectures and webinars on a wide range of topics from health to computing to Indigenous Studies.