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1918: The Year the Great War Ended and its Legacies
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At the beginning of 1918, few people believed the war would end anytime soon. The horrors of trench warfare, the death of millions, seemed endless. Having “made peace” with Russia, the Germans believed they had a chance at victory. But, within a few months, they were suing
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Limited to 250 participants
Dates: Oct. 13 – Dec. 1 (8 sessions)
Time: Saturdays, 1 – 3 p.m.*
Location: LIB072
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F88
Category: History
Instructor/s: Olivier Courteaux
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Altering Realities: As Society Evolves, So Do the Movies
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In much the same way as gay marriage and legal marijuana were unimaginable just a few years ago, the movies have also had to change with the times and their often quickly altering mores. Altering Realities will look at how American movies have depicted issues like feminism,
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum, Auditorium
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F78
Category: Film
Instructor/s: Shlomo Schwartzberg
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
American Cinema of the 70s: The Last Golden Age*
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This course will examine why and how American cinema of the 1970s successfully broke all the previous rules of how Hollywood movies were made. From taboo-busting subject matter to actors who openly displayed their ethnicity on screen, to films that really spoke to the concerns of their ... read full description
Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Oct 4 – Nov. 29 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 18)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC, International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F59
Category: Film
Instructor/s: Shlomo Schwartzberg
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Antarctica: Terra Incognita
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The most “undiscovered” continent on Earth, Antarctica is the only continent on which man has never lived. In fact, man’s discovery of Antarctica is only 100 years old. This course will examine the familiar aspects of the continent – the penguins, the glaciers, ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 12:10 –1:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC226
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F79
Category: Science
Instructor/s: Mark Terry
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Armchair Traveller 1 (The)*
Reading the Works of Classic Travel Writers
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Take a trek across Europe from Holland to Constantinople via a series of lectures that will explore some of literature's great travel writers and their books. Go around the world by steamboat, railway, or rickshaw with the intrepid Nellie Bly or grab your bike and follow cyclist ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 26 (8 sessions, no class October 8)
Time: Mondays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Bond Place Hotel, Piccadilly Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F09
Category: Literature
Instructor/s: Jeffrey Canton
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Art Along the Silk Routes NEW
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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The fabled Silk Routes were an ancient lacing of land and naval routes connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe. This course will focus on the exquisite art produced along the Silk Routes in Afghanistan, China, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, India and the Taklamakhan regions. These astonishing works ... read full description
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F53
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Sudharshan Duraiyappah
Term: Fall 2018
registration closed
Art and Science of Possibility (The)
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Happiness and positivity, the research suggests, not only will make a person feel better, but also will boost his or her energy, creativity, and immune system, foster better relationships, and fuel higher productivity, as well as lead to a longer life.  We will look at the hidden power of ... read full description
Limited to 16 participants
Dates: Oct. 9 - 30 (4 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F20
Category: Psychology/Personal Development
Instructor/s: Lillian Mills
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Automatic Point-and-Shoot Photography
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People who have point-and-shoot cameras loaded with automatic features are often disappointed with the photos they take. In this course you will learn how to get the most out of those automatic settings on your camera and how to take better pictures without having to decipher photography jargon ... read full description
Limited to 12 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 31 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: VIC 607A
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F31
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Harold Hutner
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Book Talk
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Come and join the discussion about books in this lively, thought-provoking group where we explore, debate, and enjoy an assortment of contemporary novels and biographies. You will be notified of the first book once you have enrolled in the course. Books for the remaining classes will be decided ... read full description
Limited to 16 participants
Dates: Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 7 & 21 (4 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 – 1:55 p.m.
Location: ILLC 226
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F38
Category: Literature
Instructor/s: Deborah Wingate, Patricia O’Sullivan, and Lindy Small
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Bright Star: The Short Life and Radiant Works of John Keats (1795-1821)
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His friends cherished his "beautiful soul." Critics have called him the greatest lyric poet in the English language. Yet John Keats died aged 26, almost forgotten by the world he had served with his art. Thankfully, posterity has proved Keats right when he said to a friend: “I think
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Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 31– Dec. 5 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Oakham House, Layton Room (location may change)
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F39
Category: Literature
Instructor/s: Tim Gauntley
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Broadway/Zeitgeist: How Great Musicals Reflect Their Time
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This course explores two dozen of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time and analyzes how they have mirrored and entertained us for more than a century. We’ll examine the stories and music from Show Boat, 42nd Street, Pal Joey, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Hair, Company, ... read full description
Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 26 (8 sessions, no class October 8)
Time: Mondays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC - International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F10
Category: Music
Instructor/s: Jordan Klapman
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Canadian Comedy : The History and Influence of Canadian Humour
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Canadians are known for their sense of humour, forged in the cold and permafrost of our vast country. We are reputed to continually apologise. But, we don’t have to apologise for our sense of humour. We have a “trade surplus” when it comes to comedy exports in writing ... read full description
Limited to 100 participants
Dates: Oct. 10 – Nov. 28 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Burgundy Room, Memorial Hall, North York Civic Centre
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F32
Category: Cultural Studies
Instructor/s: Jack Newman
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Chess for Beginners
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If you have always wanted to learn to play chess, or you did learn but you could use a review from the start, this course may be for you. It will begin with the basics: the layout of the board; how each of the pieces move, special and exceptional moves; the promotion of pawns; the object(s) of ... read full description
Limited to 12 participants
Dates: Sept. 25 – Nov. 27 (9 sessions, no class Nov. 13)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $65.00
Course Number: F26
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Byron Wall
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Chess Strategy and Tactics
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This course is intended for participants who know the basics of how to play chess and want to improve their playing and their understanding of this ancient and ever-challenging game. Classes will examine some features of the three major parts of the game—opening, middle game, ... read full description
Limited to 12 participants
Dates: Sept. 25 – Nov. 27 (9 sessions, no class Nov. 13)
Time: Tuesdays, 4:10 – 5:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $65.00
Course Number: F30
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Byron Wall
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Classical Music DJ – Have Fun with Classical Music
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This course presents classical or orchestral music in a format that is informative, entertaining, and fun. This music is rich and varied in terms of the approaches and styles used by the composers. Often, the times influence the nature of the music created, reflecting the trends ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 26 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 8)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum, Auditorium
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F04
Category: Music
Instructor/s: Howard Mednick
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Condominiums: An Unmissable Update
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Condo life can be great or not so good. Whether you're considering a move from your single-family home or rental apartment, or already living in a condominium, this six-part course will answer all your questions, and many more you may not have considered. We'll cover such topics as the
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 9 (6 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 10:10 – 11: 50 a.m.
Location: ILLC226
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F75
Category: Miscellaneous
Instructor/s: Alan Rosenberg
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Cooking in the Gardens
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"People who love to eat are always the best people.”
-Julia Child

LIFE Institute is offering four interactive cooking classes where members will enjoy their own cooked three-course dinner (for only $41.25) in the PC's modern kitchen at Maple ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: October 23 - November 13 (4 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: PC Cooking School at Maple Leaf Gardens. 60 Carlton Street, 2nd floor
Fee: $165.00
Course Number: F90
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Professional Chefs
Term: Fall 2018
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Creating Photobooks: THURS-PM
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Create Photobooks and have a hard copy of your photos. While it is convenient to have pictures on our phones to share, many of us have so many photos from a particular occasion (e.g. a trip, birthday party, family event) that it is better to have them all arranged in a printed ... read full description
Limited to 6 participants
Dates: Oct. 11 – Nov. 1 (4 sessions) **
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F65
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Nan Weiner
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Creating Photobooks: TUES-AM
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Create Photobooks and have a hard copy of your photos. While it is convenient to have
pictures on our phones to share, many of us have so many photos from a particular occasion (e.g. a trip, birthday party, family event) that it is better to have them all arranged in a printed ... read full description
Limited to 6 participants
Dates: Sept. 25 – Oct. 16 (4 sessions) **
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F14
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Nan Weiner
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Creating Photobooks: TUES-PM
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Create Photobooks and have a hard copy of your photos. While it is convenient to have pictures on our phones to share, many of us have so many photos from a particular occasion (e.g. a trip, birthday party, family event) that it is better to have them all arranged in a printed ... read full description
Limited to 6 participants
Dates: Sept. 25 – Oct. 16 (4 sessions) **
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 – 11:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F21
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Nan Weiner
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Creative Writing – Just for Fun!
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This workshop is designed for those with little or no writing experience. Participants will be given fun assignments, both in class and at home, to try their hand at writing short fictional pieces. Each will focus on specific aspects of writing. There will be in-class group work where ... read full description
Limited to 20 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 31 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F40
Category: Writing
Instructor/s: Diane Schulman
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Critical Thinkers of Islam: A Journey of Peace and Violence
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This course in Islamic philosophy showcases the most influential Muslim thinkers since the dawn of Islam, exploring the lives and work of individuals who shaped history as they were heard and followed by millions of Muslims around the world. The course will take participants on a journey ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 7 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Pantages Hotel, Drama Room 5
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F33
Category: Philosophy
Instructor/s: Uzma Siddiqui
Term: Fall 2018
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Cultures of the Ancient Near East in a Nutshell (The)
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The earliest great civilizations were all founded in the ancient Near East. Those cultures were the first to domesticate plants and animals, build cities, have kings, and communicate in writing. They had complex religions, built elaborate architecture, and produced stunning artwork. ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Bond Place Hotel, Piccadilly Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F83
Category: Cultural Studies
Instructor/s: David Lipovitch
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Cybersecurity and You
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Data breaches and cyber-attacks are now a feature of the modern online world. Ransomware and password phishing, denial of service attacks and worms, the list of potential danger goes on and on. How vulnerable are you to cyberattacks? How may these attacks, which come in many forms, affect
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Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 12 (6 sessions, no class Oct. 8)
Time: Mondays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F11
Category: Technology
Instructor/s: Carlene Blackwood-Brown
Term: Fall 2018
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Dilemmas in the News
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Every day we are presented with global, national, and local issues that clearly have two (or more) sides. In this era of political turmoil at home, in the US, and around the globe, dilemmas abound. The policies of a new Ontario administration, Trudeau and Trump, carbon taxes, pipelines,
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Nov. 14 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 – 11:55 a.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F34
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Instructor/s: Diane Schulman
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Discussion de films francophones XI
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Here's the course for those of you who wish to practise and improve your French skills in a relaxed cultural context. Shared subject matter for discussion is provided by viewing consecutive segments of films with English or French subtitles, followed by class discussion to analyze and discuss ... read full description
Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Oct. 15 – Dec. 3 (8 sessions)
Time: Mondays, 4:10 – 5:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F13
Category: Language
Instructor/s: Françoise Mugnier
Term: Fall 2018
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Drawing: Freehand Basics
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Everyone of us drew as a child. Why did we stop? Freehand drawing is a natural human function. Not a talent, it is an in-built language skill that builds with practice. Come with whatever your level of skill, to pick up wherever you left off.
 
Sue Ericsson, ... read full description
Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Sept. 24 – Nov. 19 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 8)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $97.00
Course Number: F05
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Sue Ericsson
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Eating Without Dieting
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Eating, as we all know, is something we do quite naturally! Dieting, on the other hand, requires planning and determination. When dieting, we alter our behaviour in order to achieve certain outcomes, most commonly to lose weight. In the process we may risk optimum health as many diets
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Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC226
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F66
Category: Psychology/Personal Development
Instructor/s: Zak Sabry
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Economist Seminar (The)
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Our stimulating discussions are based on articles from this prestigious and influential magazine. The topics dealt with are broad in scope: issues relating to nations, the economy, the arts, science, and the people influencing these concerns. We will focus on specific articles that the ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 28 – Nov. 30 (10 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: F73
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Instructor/s: Lloyd Cadsby and Jay Waterman
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Fall Birding in the Toronto Area
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We will explore our city as we seek the best spots to observe our feathered friends. A list of meeting places, all accessible by TTC, will be provided to all registrants before the first class. The moderator will share tips for using binoculars and bird books, and explain some of
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Limited to 35 participants
Dates: Sept. 28 – Nov. 30 (10 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: GTA: TTC accessible, to be advised
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: F74
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Doug Paton
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Fascinating Microscopic Things Called Bacteria
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Billions of bacteria surround us – they are part of us and part of nature. Life and nature cannot function without these fascinating microscopic living organisms. We will explore what makes bacteria so special, where they can be found, what amazing functions they have in
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 30 – Nov. 20 (4 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Chelsea Hotel, Monarch Room
Fee: $56.00
Course Number: F22
Category: Science
Instructor/s: Christine Dimanche
Term: Fall 2018
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Feast Your Eyes on This: Exploring New and Emerging Food Cultures in Toronto – Part Three
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This course is for the ultimate foodie. If you love meeting and learning about eclectic food entrepreneurs behind Toronto’s newest and interesting food trends, join us. In the previous two courses, we hosted food writer Suresh Doss, meat pie expert Evis Chirowa, and TV chef and ... read full description
Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 2:10 - 3:50 p.m.
Location: Oakham House, Layton Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F44
Category: Cultural Studies
Instructor/s: Rosalin Krieger
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Football (Soccer): A National Mirror*
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Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, where it is a staple feature of their popular culture. The way in which different countries play soccer is a form of national self-expression. The rules are the same, but the style of play is ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 26 (8 sessions, no class October 8)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Bond Place Hotel, Piccadilly Room
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F06
Category: Cultural Studies
Instructor/s: Amnon Zohar
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
From Myth to Science: How Challenges to Creation Myths Led to Science
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Why did some ancient philosophers from India, China, Persia, and other cultures, challenge creation myths? How did the view of some ancient Greeks that only ‘atoms’ and empty space exist in a purposeless universe influence the rise of science in Europe? Why did atomism come
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Bond Place Hotel, Piccadilly Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F80
Category: Science
Instructor/s: Dennis Bartels
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
From Pill to Patient*
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How does a new drug get to a shelf in your drugstore or a hospital pharmacy? Well, come and find out in this course which aims to demystify the processes involved in developing a medication and subsequently bringing it to market. We will consider each stage of a drug’s ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 7 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 2:10 - 3:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC226
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F45
Category: Science
Instructor/s: Angèle Mongul
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
From Plato to Piaget: An Introduction to Philosophy: Part II
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The journey to understanding philosophy continues as we explore the deeper questions in the major areas of study (Metaphysics, Ethics and Epistemology): What is Being? How do we live together? (Environmentalism, economics, and artificial intelligence); and How do we know and learn? (Evolution ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum, Auditorium
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F60
Category: Philosophy
Instructor/s: Marianne Loranger
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Getting Out: Exploring Toronto’s Cultural Neighbourhoods - FRI
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Public spaces, art galleries, cafes and eateries and independent, design-inflected boutiques are bellwethers of Toronto’s evolution. Over the course of seven walks, discover new and transformative enclaves and revisit must-sees. We’ll visit Tecumseth & Niagara; Shaw and ... read full description
Limited to 23 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 1* – 3 p.m.
Location: TBC (First class only)
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F92
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Betty Ann Jordan
Term: Fall 2018
registration closed
Getting Out: Exploring Toronto’s Cultural Neighbourhoods - WED
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Public spaces, art galleries, cafes and eateries and independent, design-inflected boutiques are bellwethers of Toronto’s evolution. Over the course of seven walks, discover new and transformative enclaves and revisit must-sees. We’ll visit Tecumseth & Niagara; Shaw and ... read full description
Limited to 41 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 1* – 3 p.m.
Location: CED303 (First class only)
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F46
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Betty Ann Jordan
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Great 20th Century Mavericks in the Arts
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The dictionary defines a maverick as “an unorthodox or independent-minded person.”  The art world is home to many such people who challenge the traditions of their time. This course will explore and celebrate the intriguing lives, challenges, and artistic paths of
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 20 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Chelsea Hotel, Monarch Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F15
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Rosalin Krieger
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Great Trials that Changed the Course of Social History
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This course will examine the connection between legal trials and social evolution. We’ll look at some of the most famous trials of the past to see how legal battles have often led the way to ending entrenched attitudes and policies. In the trials of Socrates, Galileo, and Scopes, ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 8 (6 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F54
Category: History
Instructor/s: Sylvia Solomon and David Wintre
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Greatest Minds (The)
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Let’s get acquainted with some of the most brilliant, inventive, and original minds of history and examine their extraordinary achievements and lives. We’ll begin our exploration with Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), inventor, scientist, painter, sculptor, and architect. Then on ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 26 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 8)
Time: Mondays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum, Auditorium
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F12
Category: Philosophy
Instructor/s: Philip Wood
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Gut Health and Gut Bacteria
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This course will take you on an exploration of your digestive system from the gastrointestinal tract—also called the GI tract or digestive tract—to the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. You’ll encounter the vital gut bacteria and find out how they function. Discover what a ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – 16 (3 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Chelsea Hotel, Monarch Room
Fee: $47.00
Course Number: F23
Category: Science
Instructor/s: Christine Dimanche
Term: Fall 2018
class full
History of Everything: Great Ideas and How They Shape or Destroy Civilizations
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Come explore the history of civilization by examining the fundamental ideas of the past, ideas that represent how we see the world and shape our society. Slavery was an idea, as was emancipation. Religions are ideas, as is atheism. How do our ideas form? Do we passively acquire them? Do we ... read full description
Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 29 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 18)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC, International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F67
Category: Philosophy
Lecture/s: David Chandross
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Impressionists (The)
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Come and enjoy a unique and fun-filled look at a group of artists who changed the way the world looks at art. Starting with Manet, whose unconventional ideas turned the art world on its head, we’ll discuss the psyche of this artist who painted some of the most beautiful works of art
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Chelsea Hotel, Monarch Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F35
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Lorraine Ireland
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Interesting Explorations: Walks around Toronto
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This course is intended for those who want to get some exercise while learning more about  different areas of Toronto. In particular, it should appeal to those who have enjoyed LIFE’s Spring and Summer walks and who are suffering from withdrawal symptoms on Tuesday mornings. Each ... read full description
Limited to 35 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 20 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.*
Location: Various
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F16
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Simon Pearson
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Writers (An)
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We are all settlers in Canada, and even now in the 21st century, we are discovering how little we know and understand the indigenous peoples who inhabited this country before first contact. This course offers participants an opportunity to read and talk about the Indigenous experience through ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 20 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Chelsea Hotel, Monarch Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F27
Category: Literature
Instructor/s: Jeffrey Canton
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Islamic Art, Music, and Culture through the Ages
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Recently Islam and Muslims have been seen primarily through the lens of terrorism and violence. Unfortunately, their rich history of art and culture has been sidelined and neglected due to the threat of fundamentalism. This course will examine some of that diverse rich culture and introduce you ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Chelsea Hotel, Monarch Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F55
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Raheel and Sohail Raza
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders*
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In the autumn of 1888, someone known to history as “Jack the Ripper” murdered, with increasing savagery, five prostitutes in London’s squalid east end. Although urgently pursued by London police forces, the killer was never identified. He has, however, produced over the decades ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 12 (6 sessions, no class October 8)
Time: Mondays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Bond Place Hotel, Piccadilly Room
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F01
Category: History
Instructor/s: Hartley R. Nathan
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Jazz 101: The History, the Artists, the Music
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From humble beginnings in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, jazz has become a legitimate form of art music, prompting more than one writer to call it “America’s Classical Music”. This course charts the course of jazz from down-and-dirty to high-falutin’, through the music ... read full description
Limited to 100 participants
Dates: Oct. 10 – Nov. 28 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Burgundy Room, Memorial Hall, North York Civic Centre
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F47
Category: Music
Instructor/s: Mike Daley
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Jerusalem: The Holy City*
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The city of Jerusalem is sacred to three of the modern world’s great religions:Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Its position at the crossroads of the great civilizations of the ancient Near East made it almost inevitable that it would play a key role in ancient history.  Through
... read full description
Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 26 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 8)
Time: Mondays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: ILLC - International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F02
Category: History
Instructor/s: David Lipovitch
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Leaders and Heroes
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Very few men or women have left their mark on human history through their legendary and, at times, heroic leadership qualities. This course will profile the life and times and the unique leadership qualities and achievements of those individuals who transcend the ordinary. The lectures will ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Pantages Hotel, Drama Room 5
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F48
Category: History
Instructor/s: Amnon Zohar
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Leaving a Legacy: Your Life Story
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You don’t have to be famous to have an interesting life story that deserves to be told and will be treasured as a one-of-a-kind legacy by those you love today and heirs you will never meet. In bygone days, this happened naturally because handwritten letters were passed from generation ... read full description
Limited to 12 participants
Dates: Sept. 28 – Nov. 30 (10 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: F81
Category: Writing
Instructor/s: Tamara Handler and Martha Olynyk
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Light up Your Life and Your Brain
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You can teach an old dog new tricks! Neuroscience and the emerging discoveries about brain plasticity demonstrate that what we think and how we think actually changes the structure of our brain. Aging can be stressful – and now we can rewire our brains by learning new skills and techniques ... read full description
Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Sept. 25 – Nov. 13 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $72.00
Course Number: F17
Category: Psychology/Personal Development
Moderator/s: Judy Steed
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Live Life! Love Life!
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We basically all want the same thing in life, to be healthy, to be active, to continue to learn. In this course we will identify and explore those factors that enable you to lead a happy, healthy, well-balanced, and fulfilled life. We will learn how to identify boundaries, let go of judgments, ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 7 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Pantages Hotel, Drama Room 5
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F41
Category: Psychology/Personal Development
Instructor/s: Christina M. Demeester
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Looking for Value at the LCBO
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Want to drink better wines from around the world but not spend an arm and a leg to do so? Come to this course to discover some of the best values at the LCBO. Each week we’ll taste and talk about a variety of wines to find out if they offer good value for the money or if they are ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $135.00
Course Number: F84
Category: Miscellaneous
Instructor/s: Michael Pinkus
Term: Fall 2018
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Lost in History: An Exploration of Little Known Jewish Heroes NEW
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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This course will explore the lives of individuals who made an impact on Jewish history during their lives.  We will examine the lives of Sarah Aaronson and the Nili Spies, who thwarted the British Empire during WWI; Moe Berg, baseball player and WWII spy; Hannah Senesh, poet and hero, ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 11 – Nov. 29 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m
Location: CED303
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F68
Category: History
Instructor/s: Karen Goodis
Term: Fall 2018
registration closed
Marie Antoinette: The Tragic Queen
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More than 200 hundred years after her death, Marie Antoinette remains as famous as ever. Widely popular upon her arrival in France, at the age of 14, she soon came to epitomize all the wrongs and excesses of the French monarchy. Stubborn, frivolous, spendthrift, extravagant, a free spirit? So ... read full description
Limited to 100 participants
Dates: Oct. 10 – Nov. 28 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 –1:50 p.m.
Location: Burgundy Room, Memorial Hall, North York Civic Centre
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F42
Category: History
Instructor/s: Olivier Courteaux
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Marijuana 101
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Recreational marijuana will be legal across Canada in October! This new course will demystify cannabis, offering how-to sessions on buying and using marijuana safely. Discussions will include the drug's history and how acceptance of marijuana has changed over time. You'll learn details about ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Oct. 10 – Nov. 14 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F49
Category: Miscellaneous
Instructor/s: David Ellis
Term: Fall 2018
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Medical Ethics: The Dilemmas in Modern Health Care*
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The problems involved in applying ethics to medical decision-making have increased enormously and become much more difficult with the recent explosion of medical technology and drugs. Thirty years ago babies were not made in test tubes, the gender of children was not up for parents to choose, ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 18 – Nov. 22 (6 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Chelsea Hotel, Monarch Room
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F69
Category: Science
Instructor/s: Charles Wright
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Monuments, Memorials and Men
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My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level
... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 23 – Nov. 27 (6 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Textile Museum, Auditorium
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F18
Category: Cultural Studies
Instructor/s: Eric Gertner
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
More Than Just the Family Compact: St. James Cathedral and the Development of Upper Canada, York, and Toronto
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St. James Cathedral is one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Toronto. It has been an ongoing presence in the downtown area since 1807 when the first church opened for services. The Church was a fundamental institution of governance in the colonial period, and its leaders played
... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Chelsea Hotel, Monarch Room
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F50
Category: History
Moderator/s: Rebecca McTaggart
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Moving Pictures: Art and Cinema NEW
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Film is a new medium. At just over 120 years it’s practically a newborn compared to the other, more established media. And, film has been consistently influenced by and enamoured with its artistic predecessors. From biopics of Vincent Van Gogh to documentaries on the most
... read full description
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (6 sessions, no class Oct. 16)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F24
Category: Film
Instructor/s: Chelsea Phillips-Carr
Term: Fall 2018
registration closed
Murder and Mayhem in Toronto the Good
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“Toronto the Good” was a phrase coined by former Mayor William Howland (1886-87) to describe our city. This course will challenge its premise and demonstrate that Toronto was not and is not now as good as Mayor Howland imagined. We will see how Toronto’s good name has been ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F82
Category: History
Instructor/s: Alex Borman and Sandra Kingston
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Musical Vienna in 1800
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Vienna was at a crossroad in 1800. Napoleon and French revolutionary ideas were sweeping across Europe. The old order was under threat. Political and musical change was in the air. Haydn was an old man, and Mozart had already died. Beethoven was a brash young musician challenging the ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 17 – Nov. 21 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Chelsea Hotel, Monarch Room
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F43
Category: Music
Instructor/s: Bob Fabian
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Organizing, Managing, and Enhancing Your Photographs
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This course is for those people who want to better organize and manage their digital photographs and learn basic photo enhancement and editing techniques. In addition, the course will introduce various photo-sharing techniques so that you can share your photos with friends and family.
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Limited to 4 participants
Dates: Sept. 24 – Oct. 22 (4 sessions, no class Oct. 8)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F07
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Harold Hutner
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Photoshop Elements: The Basics
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If you would like to improve your photography editing skills, then this hands-on course is for you. Learn how to use some of the basic digital photo-editing and enhancing capabilities of Photoshop Elements (PSE) – a VERY powerful program. You’ll be introduced to a variety of ... read full description
Limited to 12 participants
Dates: Sept. 27 – Nov 1 (6 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F56
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Nan Weiner
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Pirates: From Past to Present
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In the past whenever a pirate ship was about to attack, up went the dreaded flag, the skull and crossbones of the Jolly Roger. Today, amazingly, pirates still ply the oceans, preying on shipping. This course will explore the phenomenon of piracy in all its mythological, historical, political, ... read full description
Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 26 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 8)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC, International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F08
Category: History
Instructor/s: Bill Gleberzon
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Politics, People and Other Issues
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We face many important and challenging issues today, issues that will have far-reaching impact on our lives. We focus in this group on the fundamental questions and key people driving these world events.  We welcome opposing views, which make for a stimulating dialogue, carried on in
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 24 – Dec. 3 (10 sessions, no class Oct. 8)
Time: Mondays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: F03
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Instructor/s: Lloyd Cadsby and Jay Waterman
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Rock and Roll Era (The)
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This course looks in detail at the music and memories of the rock and roll era, from about 1945 to 1965. Beginning with the first rumblings of a new youth-oriented music after World War II, we take in Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, and others. We finish up our ... read full description
Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 29 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 18)
Time: Thursdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: ILLC International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F57
Category: Music
Instructor/s: Mike Daley
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Role of the Scientist in Science Fiction (The)
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One of the earliest depictions of the scientist in science fiction literature, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, has set the stage for many similar representations of the obsessed genius forced to work alone to realize his unpopular theories. These scientists – often categorized as ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 2:10 –3:50 p.m
Location: ILLC226
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F85
Category: Literature
Instructor/s: Mark Terry
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Roman Empire and the Culture of Power (The)
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Ancient Rome is a powerful metaphor in the western imagination. The Roman Republic inspires images of democracy and civic engagement while the Roman Empire is the epitome of decadence. In an age where knowledge of classical history is rare, Rome is still used for ideological arguments. It has ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 16 – Nov. 27 (7 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $55.00
Course Number: F28
Category: History
Instructor/s: Suzette Blom and Judy Beamish
Term: Fall 2018
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Royal Children from Medieval to Modern Times
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William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are blending royal tradition with 21st century innovations in the upbringing of their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.This course examines the history of royal parenting from medieval times to today, ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Chelsea Hotel, Monarch Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F61
Category: History
Instructor/s: Carolyn Harris
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
SEEING Theatre: The Visual Aspects of Productions
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We say that "we are going to SEE a play." But do we audience members really have a full understanding of how the visual information we take in enhances (or sometimes confuses) our appreciation of the play, musical, or opera we are attending? This course will discuss and illustrate the ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 20 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum, Auditorium
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F25
Category: Theatre
Instructor/s: Phillip Silver
Term: Fall 2018
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Sorting Out Your Photographs: An Introduction
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You now have many photos stored in your camera … what comes next? This course will teach you how to get photos from your camera to your PC computer and how to name and organize them. You will also learn how to e-mail photos and search for photos that have previously ... read full description
Limited to 8 participants
Dates: Sept. 27 (1 session)
Time: Thursday, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $25.00
Course Number: F70
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Nan Weiner
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Spain: From the Muslim Conquest to the Catalonia Crisis
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In 1959, a leading Spanish historian lamented the surprising violence with which Spaniards tend to oppose one another in the name of political ideologies. The ongoing Catalonia crisis is the latest threat to Spain’s unity. One of the oldest European nations, Spain remains more than ever ... read full description
Limited to 250 participants
Dates: Oct. 13 – Dec. 1 (8 sessions)
Time: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: LIB072
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F87
Category: History
Instructor/s: Olivier Courteaux
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Speakeasy – Let’s Talk About What’s on Our Minds
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This new course is for people who enjoy absorbing heaps of knowledge about current events and diverse other things but lack sufficient opportunities to discuss them with others. What might we talk about? Could be “cabbages and kings” or “whether pigs have wings;” could ... read full description
Limited to 12 participants
Dates: Oct 4 – Nov. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC226
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F62
Category: Miscellaneous
Instructor/s: Terry Poulton
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Sunken Places: The Horror Film in Context
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This course will explore the critical and cultural history of horror cinema, a genre that never seems to lose its strange and compelling appeal. Starting with German Expressionism and films such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu, continuing to the classic
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 20 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum, Auditorium
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F29
Category: Film
Instructor/s: Adam Nayman
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
TED Talks: Shaping Ourselves for an Ethical Future
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Welcome to the new world of online education! This course will be based on a series of fascinating TED talks (the acronym “TED” comes from the initials of the words Technology, Entertainment, and Design). These talks, or occasionally dialogues, are recorded before an audience and ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 27 – Nov. 1 (6 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F63
Category: Cultural Studies
Instructor/s: Ken Smookler
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
TED Talks: Where Technology, Entertainment, and Design Converge
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TED is a nonprofit media organization devoted to spreading ideas worldwide by posting short talks of 20 minutes or less online for free distribution. It began in 1984 as a conference with an original focus on the convergence of technology, entertainment, and design, and today covers almost ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 31 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: ILLC226
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F36
Category: Cultural Studies
Instructor/s: Wayne Marigold
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Theatre Alive!
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 1 p.m.
Canadian Stage Company and Centaur Theatre co-production
Berkeley Street Theatre
26 Berkeley Street (Front & Parliament area)
The Children
By Lucy Kirkwood
Canadian ... read full description
Limited to 104 participants
Dates: October 3, 24, November 21, 28
Time: Wednesday afternoons (see times above)
Location: See above
Fee: $100.00
Course Number: F51
Category: Theatre
Coordinator/s: Rayna Jolley assisted by Sharon Stibbard
Term: Fall 2018
registration closed
Thursday Morning at the Opera
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Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Elektra by Richard Strauss
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin
Opera has a unique ability to express
... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct 4 – Nov. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 10* – 11: 50 a.m.
Location: Textile Museum, Auditorium
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: F58
Category: Music
Instructor/s: Marcel Deurvorst
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Tibetan Civilization in Exile: A Story of its Challenges and Resiliency
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Tibetan civilization has not only survived but flourished for the last 60 years, led by His Holiness, the revered Dalai Lama. Yet, China continues to tighten its grip on Tibet and its people, and violate their human rights. Tibetans have appealed to the international community to end ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Oakham House, Layton Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F37
Category: Cultural Studies
Instructor/s: Dechen Dorjee
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available
Two Revolutionary Women Artists: Frida Kahlo and Berthe Morisot
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With the rise of Frida Kahlo’s fame, especially since her death in 1954, different  interpretations of her life and art have flourished, highly influenced by her extraordinary life story. For example, her success is constantly measured against that of her famous husband Diego Rivera ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – 25 (4 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum, Auditorium
Fee: $56.00
Course Number: F71
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Osnat Lippa
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Uncovered: Joni Mitchell and Carole King
SPECIAL EVENT
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Presented by The Musical Stage Company
With Maev Beatty as Joni Mitchell and Linda Kash as Carole King
 
The music of legendary singers/songwriters brought to life by Canada’s leading musical ... read full description
Limited to 146 participants
Dates: November 14
Time: Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Location: Koerner Hall, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St. W.
Fee: $42.00
Course Number: F52
Category: Theatre
Coordinator/s: Rayna Jolley
Term: Fall 2018
registration closed
Ups and downs of the Camino de Santiago*
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This course is a fun, yet comprehensive, description of the challenge of completing the last 100 kilometres of the Camino (from Sarria to Santiago) in about six days. It includes the route, how to get physically ready, the clothes/equipment needed, the accommodation options, and descriptions ... read full description
Limited to 22 participants
Dates: September 27 – October 18 (4 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F89
Category: Travel
Instructor/s: Vince Fearon and Chris Van Duelmen
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
Victorian Tea and Tour at the Legislative Building, Queen's Park
SPECIAL EVENT
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A century of heritage and tradition awaits you at Ontario’s Legislature. Enter an atmosphere of elegance and refinement as you step back in time with this special program. Learn about the building’s history and architecture in a one-hour guided tour, followed by a trip to ... read full description
Limited to 58 participants
Dates: Friday, December 7
Time: Friday, 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Lobby of the Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Ontario*
Fee: $30.00
Course Number: F86
Category: Miscellaneous
Coordinator/s: John Webb
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Video Production: Shooting Techniques and Basic Editing
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Gain an understanding of the steps needed to shoot the videos you want. Learn the essential production skills and techniques of videography and basic editing. In every session we will shoot and edit.
 
Prerequisites:
  • It is expected that you
... read full description
Limited to 6 participants
Dates: Sept. 27 – Nov. 1 (6 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F64
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Neith MacDonald
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Watercolour Painting for Beginners - A.M.
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William Blake used watercolour to hand-colour etchings. J.M.W. Turner found it ideal for painting en plein air. Our Group of Seven member, J.A. MacDonald, founded the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. And you can do it too!  This class is for anyone who would like to ... read full description
Limited to 18 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 27 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 16)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Oakham House, Layton Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F19
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Lorraine Ireland
Term: Fall 2018
class full
Watercolour Painting for Beginners - P.M.
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William Blake used watercolour to hand-colour etchings. J.M.W. Turner found it ideal for painting en plein air. Our Group of Seven member, J.A. MacDonald, founded the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. And you can do it too!  This class is for anyone who would like to ... read full description
Limited to 8 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 27 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 16)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 - 1:50 p.m.
Location: Oakham House, Layton Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F91
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Lorraine Ireland
Term: Fall 2018
registration closed
What Makes Us Human: A Century of Painting Life in British Art
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Figurative painting is currently enjoying a renaissance as leading contemporary artists continue to give it prominence. An important exhibition at Tate Britain in London this spring and summer explores how British artists of the last and current century have represented the human figure, from ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Nov. 1 – 22 (4 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum, Auditorium
Fee: $56.00
Course Number: F72
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Osnat Lippa
Term: Fall 2018
limited spaces
World War Two: A Canadian Perspective
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It is now estimated that the Second World War ended the lives of almost seventy million human beings, making it by far the most catastrophic conflict in recorded history. Its enduring impact is such that seven decades later there are more than five thousand new books and periodicals published ... read full description
Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 10:10 – 11: 50 a.m.
Location: Bond Place Hotel, Piccadilly Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F76
Category: History
Instructor/s: Tom Plewman
Term: Fall 2018
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You Don’t Have to be an Artist. But it helps.
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Contemporary art dominates much of the current market. In this course full-time artist Mark Gleberzon shares his thoughts and observations on a number of post-World War II artists (and art movements). Topics include female artists, the black artists’ perspective as well as crafts as fine ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Textile Museum, Auditorium
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F77
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Instructor/s: Mark Gleberzon
Term: Fall 2018
spaces available