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Lectures & Courses

Engage Your Mind on a Fascinating Topic

The University of Toronto is full of brilliant minds engaging with the ideas, research and innovations that are transforming our world day by day. Be part of this community of discovery by attending a talk, signing up for a lecture series, or joining a massive open online course (MOOC).

Explore Nine Types of Lectures at U of T


More than a lecture, these interactive encounters with U of T’s most cutting-edge profs allow plenty of time for questions, suggestions, and hands-on participation.

U of T In Your Neighbourhood

U of T’s popular free lecture series comes to where you live and work in the GTA. Meet interesting people and hear about timely, topical ideas.

U of T Where You Are

This U of T lecture series brings the University to your community – cities around the world – to share fascinating research and ideas.

Stress-Free Degree Lectures

A highlight of U of T’s annual Alumni Reunion! Enjoy engaging and thought-provoking lectures on interesting topics by leading U of T professors. 

One-Time Talks

Our scholars are always coming up with good ideas – and sharing them with the wider community. Browse the events page to catch talks that aren’t part of a formal series.

Later Life Learning

Innis College hosts these 10-week lecture series by Later Life Learning, a non-profit sponsoring university-level courses for retired individuals.

U of T Online Content Offerings

In partnership with both Coursera and EdX, U of T offers free massive open online courses on cool topics from health to computing to Indigenous Studies.

For links to this content and more, visit Open UToronto, where the University promotes its open content, resources and courses.


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