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Whether you socialize at Winterfest or support studies in aging through the Partners in Learning program, our events offer special chances for you to enrich your LIFE membership experience.

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Whether you choose domestic, international or adventure travel, we offer unique, enriching learning and socializing experiences. Foster a greater understanding of our world and make new friends while travelling to different parts of the world.

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All members have access to a variety of clubs, which meet on campus throughout the year. These include a Photography Club, Comedy Club, Movie Club, Luncheon Club, Table Tennis Club and more. Check them out or even start your own club!


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You are invited to travel to the source of Impressionism – to the France of the 19th century in the locations where the artists painted. This trip has been postponed


Discover the City of David on the foothill of Temple Solomon, float in the Dead Sea, explore the ruins of Masada and so much more. this trip has been postponed

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A Message from LIFE's President, Milvi Ester
April 9, 2020 (Audio file) >>MORE

A Message from LIFE's Executive Director:

April 1, 2020 >>MORE

March, 23, 2020 >>more


LIFE is preparing to launch an abbreviated, online version of its Spring 2020 curriculum.  The first courses that will be offered will be available to view very soon. The first roll-out of Spring courses will commence the first week of May. Registration for these will commence on April 13. Stay tuned for updates.

Please ensure you review LIFE'S REFUND POLICY prior to registering.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY; March 12, 2020 4 p.m.: Given the rapidly changing global circumstances due to the developing COVID-19 situation, as an organization The LIFE Institute is taking the following step to ensure the safety of our community, as a precautionary measure, and following the lead of The Chang School of Continuing Education: ALL LIFE INSTITUTE WINTER 2020 CLASSES AND EVENTS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE  *To date, many of these have been completed in an online format - kudos to LIFE's instructors on their successful continuity of learning strategies.  >>more


As you are likely aware, Toronto Public Health is continuing to monitor the status of cases of COVID-19 in Toronto. Public health officials are reiterating that the virus is not spreading in our community. Globally, most people have become infected with this virus through travel in affected areas or through close or household contact with someone who had the virus. Overall, most of the infections have resulted in mild illness. The university will continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of public health agencies. We will provide information to the Ryerson community should additional precautions become necessary. At this time, the university is continuing under normal operating procedures. For more information, see the updates as posted on the Ryerson University website.

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Registration is open for all Winter 2020 events at
  • Let’s Talk About It: Elder Abuse, Mistreatment, and Neglect
    Friday, January 24

  • Endings: A Book for Almost Everyone
    Thursday, January 30

  • Science Series Talk
    Tuesday, February 11

  • Supernova 1987A: Still Amazing Three Decades Later!
    Monday, February 24

  • A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Memoirs of a Street Nurse
    Thursday, February 27

  • I Write the Songs
    Monday, March 23

  • Nourishing the Aging Brain for Peak Cognitive Performance
    Friday, March 27