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Africa: Past, Present, and Future
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This lecture course will explore the past, present and future of Africa, the world’s second largest continent. We will begin with the recent history of Africa, exploring its many different regions, which include 54 sovereign countries, nine territories, and two de
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F23
Category: History
Lecture/s: Mohamed Elmi
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Ancient Egypt’s Pyramids: Meaning, Making, and Metaphor
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The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the last surviving wonder of the ancient world, just one of 138 pyramids remaining in Egypt, intended to stand as an enduring symbol of the Pharoah’s eternity. Why and when were these great structures made? What were the hidden meanings behind
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Limited to 100 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 8 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC International Room
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F45
Category: Cultural Studies
Lecture/s: Laura Ranieri
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Ancient Israel and Judah: From Abraham to the Bar‐Kokhba Revolt
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This course will present you with the exciting true history of the Israelites and Judahites, using the Bible alongside the latest archaeological evidence from Israel and her neighbours to help us “read between the lines.” Among other topics, we will learn how the Israelite
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Sept. 29 – Dec. 1 (8 sessions, no class Nov. 17 or 24)
Time: Fridays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F65
Category: History
Lecture/s: David Lipovitch
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Armchair Traveler 2: More Exploring the World through the Works of Great Writers
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Have the travel bug? This course offers another fascinating trek around the world, from Holland to Constantinople, via a series of lectures that will explore more of literature’s great travel writers and their books. You’ll walk across Europe with Patrick Leigh Fermor, cycle
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Limited to 51 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Dec.4 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 9 and Oct.24)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CHELSEA HOTEL (Monarch Room) & Textile Museum on Dec.4
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F05
Category: Literature
Lecture/s: Jeffrey Canton
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Art and Science of Possibility
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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
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Limited to 16 participants
Dates: Oct. 24 – Nov. 14 (4 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F24
Category: Psychology/Personal Development
Moderator/s: Lillian Mills
Term: Fall 2017
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
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Limited to 15 participants
Dates: Oct. 30 – Dec. 4 (6 sessions)
Time: Mondays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F01
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Nan Weiner
Term: Fall 2017
class full
Baroque Basics
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By popular demand, here’s a course designed to demystify and further your understanding and appreciation of how 17th and 18th century music is put together. We’ll explore the basics of how Baroque music was constructed and notated, including tempo, rhythm, and metre.
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Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 sessions, no class October 20)
Time: Fridays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F66
Category: Music
Lecture/s: Alison Melville
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Becoming Comfortable with Your iPad
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Do you wish that you knew more about your iPad? This course, for people with iPads using the latest operating system (iOS 9.x or 10.x), will review the settings options and explain the programs that come with your iPad, such as Memos, Calendar, Music, Cameras, FaceTime, iTunes, Mail,
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Limited to 15 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 24)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F29
Category: Technology
Moderator/s: Dorothy Rubinoff
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Beginning Spanish
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This course is for those with very little or no previous knowledge of Spanish – so we will start at the beginning! While emphasis will be on conversation, inevitably some attention will be paid to grammar, reading, and writing. Between sessions, participants may wish to perform tasks
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Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Oct. 6 – Dec. 8 (10 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: F72
Category: Language
Moderator/s: Bob Biderman
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
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 novels and biographies. The book for the first class will be Galore by Michael Crummy. Books for the remaining classes will be decided by
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Limited to 16 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 1 & 22 (4 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F41
Category: Literature
Moderator/s: Lindy Small and Deborah Wingate
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Canada’s Roots: Origins up to 1885 NEW
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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As we celebrate Canada 150, let’s examine the early historical events and social processes that shaped our country. From Indigenous peoples to the establishment and expansion of New France, participants will learn about the founding cultures and their diverse histories. The British
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Dates: Oct. 14– Dec 2. (8 sessions)
Time: Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.*
Location: CANCELLED
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F77
Category: History
Lecture/s: Daniel Laxer
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Carol Shields and the Art of Writing
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Carol Shields is one of Canada’s most gifted and honoured writers. In this course, we will examine some of her ideas about the art of writing, gathered from years of teaching creative writing and contained in her book Startle and Illuminate. We will also see how she
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Limited to 20 participants
Dates: Sept. 27 – Nov. 15 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: ILLC ROOM 226
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F36
Category: Literature
Moderator/s: Ralph Wintrob; Assistant Moderator: Simon Pearson
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Cézanne, Matisse, and Hockney: Revolutionaries of Colour and Form
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These three ground‐breaking artists, whose careers span several centuries, revolutionized art with their innovative ideas and emphasis on colour and form in painting. Paul Cézanne was the highly influential, 19th century Post‐Impressionist
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 16 (6 sessions; no class Oct. 19)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F59
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: Osnat Lippa
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
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
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Limited to 15 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F30
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Byron Wall
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Chess Strategy and Tactics
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This course is for those who know the basics of 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, and endgame—to
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Limited to 10 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 4:10 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F35
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Byron Wall
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Cinema vs. History: Examining the “Truth” About Fact‐Based Movies
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There are very few movies based on real events that don’t “fudge,” omit, or change some of their historical details. But are the changes made to better the film dramatically, as is sometimes the case, or are they more pernicious than that? This course will look at
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 6 – Dec. 1 (8 sessions; no class Nov. 24)
Time: Fridays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F69
Category: Film
Lecture/s: Shlomo Schwartzberg
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Coen Brothers
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From Raising Arizona and Fargo to O Brother Where Art Thou and No Country for Old Men, the films of Joel and Ethan Coen have surveyed the American landscape – past and present – with a mixture of warmth, humour, and dread. In this course,
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 28 (8 sessions, no class Nov. 7)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F31
Category: Film
Lecture/s: Adam Nayman
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Colonies and Colonialism: A History
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The term “colonization” has several meanings. In the ancient world, a colony consisted of a group of people who left their homeland to find and develop uncultivated lands. In the 16th century’s Age of Discovery, led by the Portuguese and the Spanish, explorers conquered
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Limited to 250 participants
Dates: Oct. 14 – Dec. 2 (8 sessions)
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.*
Location: LIB72
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F76
Category: History
Lecture/s: Olivier Courteaux
Term: Fall 2017
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Creating Photobooks
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Create Photobooks and have a hard copy of your photos. While it is nice to have some 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 would be better to have them all arranged in a printed
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Limited to 7 participants
Dates: Nov. 6 – 27 (4 sessions)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F06
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Nan Weiner
Term: Fall 2017
class full
Creating Photobooks (2pm)
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Create Photobooks and have a hard copy of your photos. While it is nice to have some 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 would be better to have them all arranged in a printed
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Limited to 6 participants
Dates: Nov. 6 – 27 (4 sessions)
Time: Mondays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F06-2PM
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Nan Weiner
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Daniel Barenboim: His Life and Music
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Daniel Barenboim, born in Argentina to Argentinian‐Jewish parents, is one of the foremost musicians of our day. A young phenomenon, his superb piano playing is still without equal and his conducting is electrifying. His famous partnership with British cellist Jacqueline Du Pre has
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Nov. 14 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CHELSEA HOTEL (Monarch Room)
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F17
Category: Music
Moderator/s: Philip Wood
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Design, Nature, and Beauty: The Aesthetics of the Human Body
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In this exciting new course, we will review different attitudes towards the human body across history, where it has been seen as either profane or sacred. Often concealed in many cultures for fear that it would arouse passion, in other times and places it was worshipped as a portal to
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Limited to 100 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 9, 23 or Nov.20)
Time: Mondays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. (to 4:20 p.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13 & 27)
Location: ILLC International Room; KHE119 on Dec. 4
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F11
Category: Philosophy
Lecture/s: David Chandross
Term: Fall 2017
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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 in the US, and its ramifications across the globe, dilemmas abound. Issues related to NAFTA, Syria, North Korea, the implementation of laws
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Limited to 33 participants
Dates: Sept. 27 – Nov. 15 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CHELSEA HOTEL (Monarch Room)
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F37
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Moderator/s: Diane Schulman
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Discussion de films francophones IX
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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
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Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Sept. 25 – Nov. 20 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 9)
Time: Mondays, 4:10 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F16
Category: Language
Moderator/s: Françoise Mugnier
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Diverse Opinions: Commentary from the World Press
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Do you regularly peruse the comments section of the world’s press? Are you interested in world events? The online access we all have to opinion pieces on a daily basis provides us with a source of information unknown even a few years ago. The intention of this course will be to
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Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Oct. 26 – Nov. 30 (6 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F54
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Moderator/s: Halton Doyle
Term: Fall 2017
class full
Drawing: Freehand Basics
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Every one of us drew as a child. Why did we stop? Freehand drawing is a natural means of communication. Not a talent, it is an in‐built language skill that grows with practice. Come with whatever your level of skill, to pick up wherever you left off. The workshops are designed
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Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 27 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 9)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $97.00
Course Number: F07
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: Sue Ericsson, BFA, SCA
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Economist Seminar
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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
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 29 – Dec. 1 (10 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: ILLC 226
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: F67
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Moderator/s: Lloyd Cadsby and Jay Waterman
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Eliot’s The Waste Land: Voices and Visions
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T. S. Eliot has been called "the most famous and the most influential" poet of the twentieth century (J. D. McClatchy). His lectures filled football stadiums and each newly published collection created a sensation. Eliot's greatest work, The Waste Land, redefined the poetic
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Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 26 – Nov. 30 (6 sessions)
Time: Thursday 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CHELSEA HOTEL (Monarch Room)
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F50
Category: Literature
Moderator/s: Tim Gauntley
Term: Fall 2017
class full
Embrace Your Third Act
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What if the next stage of your life could include the very BEST years of all? Longevity is determined by both genes (25%) and lifestyle (75%). You can start paying more attention to your health at any age, because you have the capacity to retrain your body, exercise your mind, and maintain
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 24 (5 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC ROOM 226
Fee: $57.00
Course Number: F25
Category: Health
Moderator/s: Rani Glick
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Islam and Islamism
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Islam, the fastest growing religion in the world, came into existence 1400 years ago. What is the history of the faith; what has been and still is its impact on Western civilization; and, what are its cultural aspects and its relationships with other faiths? We will learn how Islam spread
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Limited to 100 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: ILLC International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F38
Category: Cultural Studies
Lecture/s: Raheel Raza and Syed (Syd) Raza
Term: Fall 2017
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Expo 67 ‐ Has it really been 50 years?
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Let’s go to the fair! We’ll travel back together and revisit Expo 67 as it was fondly known, or, more officially, the 1967 International and Universal Exposition. Held in Montreal from April 27 to October 29, 1967, with 62 participating nations, it was Canada's main
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Nov. 13 – Dec. 4 (4 sessions)
Time: Mondays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC Room 226
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F12
Category: Cultural Studies
Moderator/s: Harold Povilaitis
Term: Fall 2017
class full
Extraordinary People Who Shaped the Character of Canada
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This course explores the lives of remarkable people whose values and choices have shaped the character of this country. We will examine the roles they played in the unfolding story of our nation, consider their motivations, and discuss our reactions to their ideas and actions. Subjects
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Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 27 – Dec. 1 (6 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F70
Category: History
Lecture/s: Ruthanne and George Wrobel
Term: Fall 2017
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Fabulous Fridays: Adventures in Art
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Fall is fabulous when you join art aficionado and group leader Terry McGrail and your fellow LIFE members for a wander down the byways of the Toronto art world. Perhaps a small, off‐the‐beaten‐trail gallery full of edgy, experimental art or a downtown warehouse with
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Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 6 – Dec. 8 (10 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.*
Location: VARIOUS
Fee: $90.00
Course Number: F73
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Moderator/s: Terry McGrail
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
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 40 participants
Dates: Sept. 29 – Dec. 1 (10 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: TTC accessible locations throughout the GTA
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: F68
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Doug Paton
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Feast Your Eyes on This: Exploring New and Emerging Food Cultures in Toronto
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Toronto, an emerging culinary destination, is attracting new immigrant and indigenous food entrepreneurs. In this unique course, we will meet and learn from leaders in ethnic food and cultural production through lectures, personal interviews, food demos, and some tastings. However, this
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Limited to 35 participants
Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 12 (6 sessions, no class on Oct 8)
Time: Sundays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: POD367
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F79
Category: Cultural Studies
Lecture/s: Rosalin Krieger
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
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
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC ROOM 226
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F34
Category: Cultural Studies
Moderator/s: Amnon Zohar
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
From Here to There and Back Again, Part 2: Jews in Arab Lands
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The experiences of life in Muslim countries for Jews were very different from life in Europe. What is the history of Jews in Arab lands? What were their Jewish practices and how do they differ from those of European Jews? How did Jewish life change after the end of colonialism? When and
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 16 – Nov. 20 (6 sessions)
Time: Mondays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F13
Category: History
Moderator/s: Karen Goodis
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
God, Genius, and the Great Composers
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They have been called “the immortal few who were not born to die,” those enduring few endowed with the powers of creative genius. This course will explore this rarest of phenomena through the lives, attitudes, and music of eight great composers – Bach, Handel, Haydn,
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CHELSEA HOTEL (Monarch Room)
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F46
Category: Music
Lecture/s: Tom Plewman
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Great Trials that Changed the Course of History
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Socrates, Joan of Arc and the Other Witches, Galileo, Dreyfus, Scopes, Nuremberg, Roe v Wade, Eichmann – all of these were trials that changed the course of history. From Socrates asking what is good, to Roe v Wade establishing a woman's right to control her own body, to the trial
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 12 – Nov. 30 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CHELSEA HOTEL (Monarch Room) *VIC205 on Oct.12 only
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F55
Category: Law
Lecture/s: Sylvia Solomon
Term: Fall 2017
class full
Guilty or Not Guilty: The Canadian Criminal Justice System on Trial
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Come and explore the inner workings of our criminal justice system as we examine the roles that make it function – judges, crown and defense counsel, juries, and law enforcement. This course will also examine some serious problems such as undue delay resulting in dismissal
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Limited to 51 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 7 (6 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: RAMADA PLAZA
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F32
Category: Law
Moderator/s: Alex Borman
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Humanity Challenged in War and Peace
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In a series of lectures, incorporating clips from documenaries and feature films, this course investigates how ideology and the abuse of power that empowers groups to demonize and scapegoat the other have resulted in repression, terror, and isolation in the community. It examines how
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Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F51
Category: Cultural Studies
Lecture/s: Bob Douglas
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Indigenous History of Ontario
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This course explores the history of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Metis) living in what is now Ontario, from before the arrival of Europeans to the present. Topics include an examination of the Indigenous experiences of colonialism, including treaties and land
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 4:10 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Location: YMCA (Grosvenor Room)
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F64
Category: History
Lecture/s: Alison Norman
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Intersections Between Religion, Art, and Science
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We understand the world we live in by telling stories. Some of these become the foundations of religious belief; some become works of art; some are linked together into scientific theories. This course will look at the way religion, art, and science approach the main questions of life:
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Limited to 60 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: YMCA (Grosvenor Room)
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F56
Category: Philosophy
Lecture/s: Terry Picton
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Introduction to the History of Global Economics
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This course will examine the various actors who play a key role in the global economy and the factors that influence it. Why are some countries rich and others poor? What are the interactions between geography, the rise of a global economy, technological innovations, and economic
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Limited to 250 participants
Dates: Oct. 14 – Dec. 2 (8 sessions)
Time: Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.*
Location: LIB72
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F78
Category: History
Lecture/s: Olivier Courteaux
Term: Fall 2017
limited spaces
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 poor 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,
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (6 sessions, no class Oct.9)
Time: Mondays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CHELSEA HOTEL (Monarch Room)
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F02
Category: Cultural Studies
Lecture/s: Hartley R. Nathan
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Last 100 Years of the Middle East: From Sykes Picot to the Qatar Conflict
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The Middle East, the birthplace of three major religions, is an area of enormous geopolitical importance. While most of its people now share a common culture, the region is marked by profound ethnic and religious diversity and wrestles with deep rooted problems. For example, there is
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CHELSEA HOTEL (Monarch Room)
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F61
Category: History
Moderator/s: Ragip Yergin
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Law and Medicine
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This course will examine the many significant intersections between law and medicine in Canada. We will begin with a consideration of the constitutional powers of the federal and provincial governments over health, including such important pieces of health legislation as the Canada Health
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 10 – Nov. 14 (6 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11: 50 a.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F18
Category: Law
Lecture/s: Eric Gertner
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
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 is sure to 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
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Limited to 15 participants
Dates: Sept. 29 – Dec. 1 (10 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: SHE637
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: F71
Category: Writing
Moderator/s: Terry Poulton and Tamara Handler
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Leonard Cohen: Words and Music
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Leonard Cohen (1934‐2016) was one of Canada’s greatest literary and musical artists, combining poetry, prose, and music in a six‐decade career. After publishing several books of poetry and prose, Cohen turned his attention to singing and writing songs in 1967. His
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Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 27 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 9)
Time: Mondays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: ILLC - International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F03
Category: Music
Lecture/s: Mike Daley
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Let’s Explore Ecology NEW
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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All organisms, no matter their size, their species, or where they live, need to interact with other organisms in their “neighborhood” and with their environment in order to survive. Ecology is the scientific study of the interactions between organisms and their environment.
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 sessions, no class Oct. 27)
Time: Fridays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F74
Category: Science
Lecture/s: Christine Dimanche
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
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
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CED303 & RAC
Fee: $72.00
Course Number: F39
Category: Psychology/Personal Development
Moderator/s: Judy Steed
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Mastering the Art of Everyday Negotiation
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Negotiation is a valuable skill. Interest‐based negotiation is a way to reach agreement and improve relationships without experiencing conflict. Consider, for example, that age‐old technique to divide a piece of cake between two children: one cuts and the other chooses.
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 25 – Nov. 6 (6 sessions, no class Oct. 9)
Time: Mondays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC Room 226
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F14
Category: Psychology/Personal Development
Moderator/s: Carolyn Filteau
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Memoir and Creative Writing Workshop
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This introductory workshop will concentrate on getting ideas, memories, and stories from your head to the page. It will advocate the “Go with the flow” techniques and offer some basic tools to help you begin writing. The class will spend time exploring:
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Limited to 20 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 17 (4 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC204
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F26
Category: Writing
Moderator/s: Donna Davey
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Modernity’s Revolutions: The Transformation of North American Society 1880‐1980
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Between 1880 and 1980, the Western world was transformed by a series of revolutions that dramatically reshaped everyday life. This course looks at some of those developments, focusing on how they played out in North America. Topics include the production revolution, the urban revolution,
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Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Nov. 14 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11: 50 a.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F19
Category: History
Moderator/s: Keith Walden
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Modigliani Uncovered
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This fall an important event will take place at the Jewish Museum in New York with the first major exhibition of the Jewish‐Italian painter and sculptor, Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920), since his 1951 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. We will explore the tragic life
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Nov. 23 – 30 (2 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $38.00
Course Number: F62
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: Osnat Lippa
Term: Fall 2017
class full
More Contemporary Legal Issues in Canada
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This course will take a close look at some of the more interesting current legal issues or cases appearing in the news, ones that have considerable impact on our daily lives or will influence and change our society. Our examination of these questions will place them within the
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 27 – Nov. 1 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F42
Category: Law
Moderator/s: Alex Borman and Sandra Kingston
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
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
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Limited to 4 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – 24 (4 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11: 50 a.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F20-OCT
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Harold Hutner
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
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
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Limited to 4 participants
Dates: Nov. 7 – 28 (4 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11: 50 a.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F20-NOV
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Harold Hutner
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Photoshop Elements: 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). You’ll be introduced to a variety of the program’s
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Limited to 12 participants
Dates: Oct. 18 – Nov. 22 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F40
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Edward Zamble and Nan Weiner
Term: Fall 2017
limited spaces
Plagues of the New World
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In 1492, the first voyage of Christopher Columbus ushered in a new era of global travel and trade. In his wake, followed ships full of European adventurers and settlers, African slaves, domestic plants and animals, rats, fleas, mosquitoes, and other stowaways, including smallpox,
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Nov. 14 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CHELSEA HOTEL (Monarch Room)
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F28
Category: Science
Moderator/s: Judy Beamish
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Politics and Current Events
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Here’s a course that will keep you up to date with the current happenings and larger political developments in Canada – from the local to the provincial to the federal issues that affect our daily lives and our country’s future. Class members will be encouraged to
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Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Sept. 28 – Nov. 30 (10 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: F52
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Moderator/s: David Fleming
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
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. 25 – Dec. 4 (10 sessions, no class Oct. 9)
Time: Mondays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: F04
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Moderator/s: Lloyd Cadsby and Jay Waterman
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Power of Activism in Promoting Change
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Not long ago, an activist was thought to be a marginalized and radical personality who could be violent and dangerous. While some activists (terrorists and extremist nationalists) still fit this description, the term is now viewed more more positively and includes diverse personalities
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Oct. 10 – Nov. 28 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: ILLC ROOM 226
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F22
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Moderator/s: Lawrence Altrows and Lester Brown
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Practical Personal Investing
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This course will give you an unbiased, non‐promotional view of financial markets and investments. You will learn practical aspects of personal finances such as investing in ETFs and stocks, managing risk, diversification, assets allocation, and different investment strategies.
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 27 – Nov. 1 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 4:10 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC226
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F48
Category: Finance
Moderator/s: Greg Shtock
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Refugee Migration to Canada: Overview and Case Studies
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Canada is a land of immigrants. But not all immigrants came for the sole purpose of seeking economic opportunity. Throughout its history, Canada has been a refuge for those fleeing persecution. This course will provide the opportunity to explore the history and development of
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Nov. 14 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 p.m – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CHELSEA HOTEL (Monarch Room)
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F33
Category: History
Moderator/s: Rebecca McTaggart
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Religion in Politics throughout the Ages: What Do We Continue to Fear?
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For many, the link between religion in politics in our society and the violence it is creating in many parts of the world is both unprecedented and dangerous. We have only to look at two of the top global problems currently facing our own Western society, the cult of ISIS (Daesh) and
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 23 – Nov. 27 (6 sessions)
Time: Mondays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CHELSEA HOTEL (Monarch Room)
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F15
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Moderator/s: Alan L. Simons
Term: Fall 2017
limited spaces
Science for Dummies
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Are you intrigued by today’s amazing scientific developments, and would love some further explanation and a chance to discuss their implications? Well, here’s a course that will introduce you to the enormously exciting changes taking place in science. The prestigious
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Limited to 100 participants
Dates: Oct. 4 – Nov. 8 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC International Room
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F43
Category: Science
Moderator/s: Dr. Charles Wright
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Simply Brill: Great Songwriters and Songs of the 1960s
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Come and celebrate the hugely popular hit songs of the 1960s, created by several teams of young Jewish‐ American songwriters who worked in and around Manhattan's famous Brill Building, located on Broadway in the heart of the music district, and which was New York’s last major
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 30 (8 sessions; no class Oct. 19)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F57
Category: Music
Lecture/s: Jordan Klapman
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
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 computer and how to name and organize them. You will also learn how to e‐mail photos and search for photos that have previously been filed.
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Limited to 6 participants
Dates: Oct. 30 (1 session)
Time: Monday, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $25.00
Course Number: F08
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Nan Weiner
Term: Fall 2017
class full
Sorting Out Your Photographs: An Introduction (2pm)
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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 computer and how to name and organize them. You will also learn how to e‐mail photos and search for photos that have previously been filed.
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Limited to 5 participants
Dates: Oct. 30 (1 session)
Time: Monday, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $25.00
Course Number: F08-2PM
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Nan Weiner
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Stay Calm and Put the Kettle On! Investigating British Detective Mysteries
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If there is one thing the British can do besides making a good cuppa, it’s writing good detective mysteries, whether for publication or for TV. What do these “whodunits” teach us and why do we love them so much? Looking at a variety of works such as
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Limited to 100 participants
Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 26 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 8)
Time: Sundays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: POD370
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F80
Category: Literature
Lecture/s: Melanie Santarossa
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Sustaining the Social Fabric of Downtown Toronto
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The traditional neighbourhood social fabric is much less present in the vertical towers springing up across downtown Toronto. What will it be like to live, work, study, shop, or play in that future? Will there be places that are important for people? What, if anything, should we do
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 31 (6 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: RAMADA PLAZA
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F21
Category: Cultural Studies
Moderator/s: Bob Fabian
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
TED Talks: Shaping Ourselves and the 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
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 27 – Nov. 1 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC 226
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: F44
Category: Cultural Studies
Moderator/s: Ken Smookler
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Theatre Alive!
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Undercover
Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Avenue
A world premiere
Created by Rebecca Northan and Bruce Horak; Co‐produced by Tarragon Theatre & Vertigo Theatre
One grizzled cop.
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Limited to 102 participants
Dates: Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov.15, & Dec. 13
Time: Wednesday afternoons (see times above)
Location: Various
Fee: $97.00
Course Number: F47
Category: Theatre
Coordinator/s: Rayna Jolley, assisted by Florence Silver
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
They Went Thataway! – The Long and Troubled History of the Western
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The American Western has always been about the settling of a nation. But that goal has never been an easy or simple one. From Stagecoach to Unforgiven, the Western has long reflected the conflict between the lone hero (Shane), who attempts to bring civility, and the
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (6 sessions, no class Oct. 9)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: F09
Category: Film
Lecture/s: Kevin Courrier
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Thursday Morning at the Opera
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Götterdämmerung by Wagner, starring Hildegard Behrens and Siegfried Jerusalem
Manon Lescaut by Puccini, starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann
Macbeth by Verdi, starring Zeljko Lucic and Maria
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Sept. 28 – Dec. 7 (10 sessions, no class Oct. 19)
Time: Thursdays, *10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $80.00
Course Number: F53
Category: Music
Moderator/s: Marcel Deurvorst
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Tyrants, Dictators, and Democrats: Hitler, Mao, Churchill, and Roosevelt
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In this course, participants will take a close look at four of the most influential and/or dangerous leaders of the twentieth century. We will focus on the lives and background of each of these leaders, with emphasis on the special abilities and skills each possessed that enabled them
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Limited to 100 participants
Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 27 (8 sessions, no class Oct. 9)
Time: Mondays, 12: 10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F10
Category: History
Lecture/s: James A.S. Thompson
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Uncovered: Dylan & Springsteen
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Presented by The Musical Stage Company
 
The music of legendary singers/songwriters is brought to life by Canada’s leading musical theatre artists in The Musical Stage Company’s annual UnCovered concert at the stunning
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Limited to 100 participants
Dates: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Koerner Hall, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West
Fee: $42.00
Course Number: F49
Category: Music
Coordinator/s: Rayna Jolley
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Understanding our Nutritional Needs
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Nutrition is a fundamental biological science that involves the working of every cell of every organ in our body. To fully grasp the nature of our nutritional needs, we must have a clear understanding of how the human body works. Through lecture and discussions, participants will gain
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 28 – Nov. 16 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: F63
Category: Health
Moderator/s: Zak Sabry
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
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
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Limited to 58 participants
Dates: Friday, Dec. 8
Time: 2:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Location: Lobby of the Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Ontario
Fee: $25.00
Course Number: F75
Category: Miscellaneous
Instructor/s: John Webb
Term: Fall 2017
class full
Weird and Wonderful: The Art Market Exposed
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What makes a Basquiat or Picasso painting worth nine figures? Can women be good artists? Does being gay or black or indigenous help? What about the people who collect art and the venues to source it? To frame or not to frame? Does one need to be rich to buy and collect art? Is there a
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Limited to 50 participants
Dates: Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: RAMADA PLAZA
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F27
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: Mark Gleberzon
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Where Are the Flying Cars? An Irreverent Approach to Technology and its Applications
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Technology is in itself neither good nor bad. However, its applications and their uses often arouse very mixed and partisan opinions. This course will introduce you to current technologies related to financial security, surveillance, social media, machine intelligence, robotics, and
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Limited to 60 participants
Dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: YMCA (Grosvenor Room)
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: F60
Category: Technology
Lecture/s: Alex Ferworn
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed
Wills and Estate Planning: Updates, Issues, Legacy Planning
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Careful estate planning takes time and patience. And some expert advice helps too! This course will update you on recent changes in estate planning, estate administration, and taxes on death. As estates become larger and more complex, both in assets and in family structure (blended
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Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Sept. 28 – Oct. 19 (4 sessions)
Time: Thursdays 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: F58
Category: Law
Moderator/s: Gary Opolsky and Leonard Bosschart
Term: Fall 2017
registration closed