Past Lectures - Spring 2018

March 6th

Jordan Klapman

Educator, professional pianist/music director and record producer

“Get Happy! Hollywood’s Oscar-winning Songs”

March 13th

Robert Douglas

Writer, history and social science teacher, high school and university teacher

“The Better Angels of our Nature”

March 20th

“It could have been me!” Community Impacts of Hate Crime"

Dr. Barbara Perry

Director, Criminology and Justice, U.O.I T; Chair, International Network on Hate Studies

March 27th

David Thurlow

Researcher, Speaker and Writer aboutTechnology Adoption and Policy

“What’s Your Ride in 2025? - Autonomous Vehicles and Community Values"

April 3rd

April Nicolle

Outdoor Educator 

Evergreen Brick Works, Canada’s first large-scale community environmental centre

April 10th

Joe Fiorito

Former Toronto Star columnist 

“Stories about people of Toronto”

April 17th

Dr. Robert Galway


The Early Airfields of Toronto

April 24th

Scott Dobson


Saving the World; one turtle at a time

Past Lectures - Fall 2017

Oct. 3rd


Douglas Gibson 

Oct. 3rd


Douglas Gibson 

One of Canada’s leading editors and publishers for 40 years

1867-2017 Canada’s Greatest Storytellers/Les Grand Raconteurs Canadiens 

Oct. 10th

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Linda Lowery

Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Coordinator with Durham District School Board

A Wakeup Call: Lyme Disease - A “Silent Epidemic”

Oct. 17th

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Chris Allum

(Senior Advisor, Investor (Engagement and Stakeholder Partnerships)

 Ontario Securities Commission

“Protect your Money”

Oct. 24th

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Dr. Milos R. Popovic

(Associate Scientific Director at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute; Professor in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering University of Toronto

“Neuroplasticity: Restoring function after a stroke. How neuroprosthesis for reaching and grasping can be used to overcome paralysis”

Oct. 31st

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Linda McQuaig

Journalist, non-fiction author, columnist

“Reclaiming Populism in the Age of Trump”

Nov. 7th

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Heather Bambrick

JUNO-nominated vocalist, Jazz FM radio host, educator

Jazz: Music of the people”

Nov. 14th

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Christine Elliott

Ontario’s Patient Ombudsman

"Bridging the Healthcare Gaps: Our Journey So Far”

Nov. 21st


Ray & Mary Ann Anderson

Members of Toronto Camera Club

"Wonders of Asia”