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Are you looking for other people with similar interests to your own? Or do you want to learn something new in a social setting? LIFE has a variety of clubs that meet on campus monthly throughout the year and are open to all members for no charge or for a nominal annual fee. 


The Blue Zone Club NEW

This new club is based on the Blue Zones, areas of higher than typical concentration of centenarians (people over 100 years old), discovered by Dan Buettner and the National Geographic over a decade ago, but practised for hundreds of years. These areas have nothing in common geographically, being as far apart as Costa Rica and Japan. However, there are common life habits that seem to relate to the unusual concentration of healthy older people and we will try to research ways to adopt these habits. You must be a LIFE member to attend.
: Fourth Wednesday of each month, March 25 and April 22
: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: SHE652
Coordinator: Leo Greenberg
To Register:

Classic Novel Book Club

Let’s revisit and rediscover the great works of fiction that have stood the test of time. Their themes are universal, their characters memorable, their scope large, and their insight profound. Join us as we meet - usually on the fourth Saturday or Sunday of every month - to savour some literary classics. You must be a LIFE member to attend.

Day: Saturday, January 25, March 28 and Sunday, February 23
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: TRS2-164
Coordinators: Patricia Wilkes, Simon Pearson, and Martha Wall

To Register
 Contact Patricia Wilkes at (416) 766-0833


Climate Change Club NEW

We are pleased to announce the formation of a new Climate Action Club for LIFE members who are eager to join forces to learn more about climate change and its effects, to discuss the issues and potential solutions and to learn how to support local organizations who are active in the climate change movement.Please join us for the inaugural meeting on Wednesday, April 1 at 10 a.m. in Room CED303 of The Chang School, 297 Victoria Street, Ryerson University. The purpose of this meeting is to meet each other, to determine how much interest there is among members and to forge out a plan for future activities.Please join us if want to meet others who are interested and/or passionate or if you simply want to know what this is all about.  
Meeting first Wednesday of every month. You must be a LIFE member to attend.

Day: Wednesday, April 1, May 6, June 3
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: CED303
Coordinators: Peggi Liswood

To Register: 


Lunch Club

The Lunch Club normally meets the fourth Thursday of the month, except July and August, and December when we join LIFE for its winter holiday lunch. Exact dates are confirmed at the beginning of each month. Lunch may be at an ethnic restaurant or one that is a neighbourhood favourite or unique in some other way. Members recommend restaurants that are reasonably priced and accessible via TTC and share in the responsibility of organizing lunches. All members are sent notices of up-coming lunches beforehand and must reply if they plan to attend. Most restaurants are small and space is limited so reservations are necessary. You must be a LIFE member to attend. 

Coordinator: Pam Hitchcock
To Register: 
Contact Pam Hitchcock

Movie Club

All LIFE members are welcome to join the Movie Club for monthly matinees. Membership is free and emails are sent to club members with complete details regarding each month’s film. Check the club blog get a sense of the types of movies we enjoyMany members like to get together at a nearby restaurant afterward. If you plan to join in the noshing and nattering, RSVP is required the Saturday before the film. No need to RSVP if you’re not going to the restaurant. You must be a LIFE member to attend

Day:  First or second Sunday of each month, depending on the arrival date of new films

Time:  Early to mid-afternoon

Location:  A cinema easily reached via TTC

Coordinator:  Terry Poulton

To register: Contact Terry Poulton at

Photography Club

Are you interested in photography? Do you want to be able to make better images? Our meetings will feature discussions of ideas and techniques, equipment, computer software, common problems, etc. In addition to professional photographers who speak to our club, we include sharing and constructive feedback for each other’s images, and sometimes group shoots or gallery visits. The club is aimed at those who already have some experience making photos, but LIFE members at any level of expertise are welcome. A schedule of topics will be chosen at the beginning of each term. You must be a LIFE member to attend. 

Dates: First and Third Wednesday of each month: Feb. 5, 19 & Mar. 4, 18 & Apr. 1
Time: 12:10 - 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC106

To Register:  Pay $10 fee online when you choose to join this club.
To get onto our email mailing list immediately - please send a copy of your paid club registration receipt to
Contact the Club via email:

Table Tennis Club

How about playing table tennis? In the LIFE Table Tennis Club, you can learn a new skill, choose to add to your table tennis skills, or participate in friendly matches, all within a fun social setting. Games are played in the historic Maple Leaf Gardens (4th floor). The club brings together former, current, and new players in a friendly social environment and strives to meet members' interests; be it casual play, informal instruction, or friendly matches. Bring a paddle if you have one... if not, no problem, we have extras. Come join the fun – as one member wrote – “I’m absolutely delighted with the club” – come experience it yourself. You must be a LIFE Member to participate.

Dates: Weekly as posted to members; 2:30 – 4:30pm  *as of January the club will be playing every Tuesday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm.*

Location: Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carleton Street, 4th Floor mezzanine
Coordinators: Michael Berger; Kerry Markle
To Register

Triple-E Investment Club

The Triple-E Investment Club meets monthly to monitor the investment scene, to learn how to put together portfolios, and to enhance our investing knowledge. At club meetings we review the economic events of the past month, make presentations, review reports and books, and discuss issues raised by members. You must be a LIFE member to attend.

Day: Second Wednesday of each month, February 12, March 11, April 8
Time: 2– 4 p.m.
Location: SHE652
Coordinator: Warren Mackenzie

To Register: Pay $5 fee online when you choose to join this club. 
Questions? Contact the Club via email:


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