Connect with fellow alumni who love books
- A virtual book club for U of T alumni
- The session begins on January 7, 2021 and runs until March 11, 2021
- Each session covers one book with weekly discussions
- Already read the book? You’re still welcome to join in the discussion!
- If you've already signed up for our book club, your membership rolls over into the next cycle
The University of Toronto is pleased to invite you to join our new Alumni Virtual Book Club. Join fellow alumni for lively discussion about books related to lifelong learning, social issues, psychology and more.
In January 2021, we'll be reading The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham (BacMusPerf 1986).
The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of the British Home Children.
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 last two 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
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.