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Activism in the media: the effect of humour and satire on public opinion and policy
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What impact does "relevance television" have on social behaviour and policy? This series will examine the wide range of media presentations that use humour or satire to shed light on social issues and then discuss whether or not they actually have an effect. We know that humour in ... read full description
Limited to 60 participants
Dates: Feb. 1 – Mar. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W38
Category: Cultural Studies
Lecture/s: Jack Newman
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Ancient Greek philosophy and literature: from Thales to Thucydides
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Ancient Greece, or more properly classical Athens, is often seen as the foundation of western civilization. Having tried every political system known, Athens settled on democracy, which collapsed into empire in scarcely a generation. At the same time, the Greeks stepped away from the ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Feb. 7 – Mar. 28 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED 303
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W25
Category: Philosophy
Lecture/s: Thomas Hart
Term: Winter 2018
class full
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 ... read full description
Limited to 16 participants
Dates: Feb. 6 – 27 (4 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Location: CED 303
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: W16
Category: Psychology/Personal Development
Moderator/s: Lillian Mills
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Biology of our changing bodies, The
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We are all getting older – but, we can also get wiser! The more we know about the aging process, the better we will be equipped to live with it. This course will give you a better understanding of the basic biology of aging, how body functions change with age, and the potential onset ... read full description
Limited to 60 participants
Dates: Feb. 1 – Mar. 29 (8 sessions, no class Mar. 1)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W35
Category: Science
Lecture/s: Christine Dimanche
Term: Winter 2018
spaces available
Bob Dylan: words and music
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It is now 56 years since Bob Dylan recorded his first Columbia album. In that time, many imitators have come and gone, but Dylan remains one of our most fascinating and unpredictable cultural figures. His influence on the art and craft of song writing is immeasurable, and the summer 1965 release ... read full description
Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Feb. 5 – Apr. 2 (8 sessions, no class Feb. 19)
Time: Monday, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W08
Category: Music
Lecture/s: Mike Daley
Term: Winter 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 novels and biographies. The name of the book for the first session will be sent in advance to participants. Books for the remaining classes will be decided by ... read full description
Limited to 16 participants
Dates: Feb. 7 and 21, Mar. 7 and 21 (4 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: W26
Category: Literature
Moderator/s: Lindy Small and Deborah Wingate
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Brain and mind
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The brain is a most marvelous thing. In the words of Emily Dickinson, the brain is “wider than the sky,” because it can contain within itself both the whole universe and the person who perceives it. This course will introduce you to the human brain. You will find out how its ... read full description
Limited to 60 participants
Dates: Feb. 1 – Mar. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W32
Category: Science
Lecture/s: Terence W. Picton
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Celebrating women artists
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“Why have there been no great women artists?” art historian Linda Nochlin asked in 1971, when the Women's Movement was shaking up our social, political, and cultural institutions. Today we recognise the names of many ground-breaking women in the visual arts whose work has made ... read full description
Limited to 60 participants
Dates: Feb. 6 – Apr. 3 (8 sessions, no class Mar. 20)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W17
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: Gerta Moray
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Central Asia and the Silk Road
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The fabled Silk Road was an ancient 4000-mile network of trade routes that connected China to the Middle East and beyond. We will examine its fascinating history and its modern reincarnation. We’ll also explore the political and economic development of Central Asia, and look at the
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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Jan. 29 – Mar. 26 (8 sessions, no class Feb. 19)
Time: Mondays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: ILLC – International Room
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: W01
Category: History
Moderator/s: Philip Wood
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Concordance of sweet sounds: instrumental music of the Baroque
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Instrumental music came fully into its own during the 17th and 18th centuries, from early Italian canzonas to Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and sonatas, suites, and concertos by so many other great composers. Through active listening, ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 16 – Mar. 30 (7 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $83.00
Course Number: W41
Category: Music
Lecture/s: Alison Melville
Term: Winter 2018
spaces available
Creating photobooks
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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 would be better to have them all arranged in a printed ... read full description
Limited to 4 participants
Dates: Jan. 30 – Feb. 20 (4 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: W12
Category: Pastimes
Instructor/s: Harold Hutner
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Currents in events – what matters
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In our weekly sessions the group will discuss two topics of major interest in current events, as previously selected by class participants. This is a participatory class, and everyone should want, and expect, to join in the discussion. General participation helps the group better understand ... read full description
Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Feb. 1 – Mar. 29 (8 sessions, no class March 15)
Time: Thursdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: W33
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Moderator/s: Jess Hungate
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Discussion de films francophones X
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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 ... read full description
Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Jan. 29 – Mar. 26 (8 sessions, no class Feb. 19)
Time: Mondays, 4:10 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: W11
Category: Language
Moderator/s: Françoise Mugnier
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Drawing: freehand basics II
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Freehand drawing is a natural human function, an innate non-verbal language. Drawing is not a talent; it is a skill that grows with practice. It is a means of gathering information, germinating ideas, and communicating observations. If you have attended the previous course or have the equivalent ... read full description
Limited to 25 participants
Dates: Feb. 5 – Apr. 2 (8 sessions, no class Feb. 19)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $97.00
Course Number: W05
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: Sue Ericsson, BFA, SCA
Term: Winter 2018
class full
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: Feb. 2 – Apr. 6 (10 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: W42
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Moderator/s: Lloyd Cadsby and Jay Waterman
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Future is now! (The)
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Genre films that are set in the future or in alternate realities are never so much about what is to come or what might someday be as they are cautionary portraits of present-day issues that interested the moviemakers when they were made. Whether depicting racism and prejudice (The Brother ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 2 – Mar. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W43
Category: Film
Lecture/s: Shlomo Schwartzberg
Term: Winter 2018
spaces available
Giacometti: a pure presence
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We will explore the fascinating life work and legacy of Giacometti, one of the most important and distinctive artists of the twentieth century. Like Pablo Picasso, that other giant of modernism, Giacometti's art spans painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking. He was a restless innovator ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 1 – 22 (4 sessions)
Time: Thursdays 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $56.00
Course Number: W39
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: Osnat Lippa
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Going for it! Highlights of the Toronto 2018 arts calendar
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In the spirit of the LIFE Institute’s tradition of Friday afternoon visits to galleries and key arts events, this course ensures that you will experience the best of the city’s dazzling winter cultural roster. Highlights will include visiting exceptional exhibitions, a curatorial ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Jan. 26 – Mar. 16 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.*
Location: Various GTA locations
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W45
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: Betty Ann Jordan
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Great houses of Toronto: an urban architectural odyssey
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Discover how Toronto has evolved from its first log cabin (which still survives) to the metropolis of today. This course will explore the flourishing growth and development of our city by looking at houses and some important examples of city architecture built – and sadly demolished ... read full description
Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Feb. 7 – Mar. 28 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: ILLC International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W23
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: James A.S. Thompson
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
How the city of Toronto works…and why it often doesn’t NEW
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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Come and discover how your city works, or doesn’t, with someone who’s been there and done that! This course will delve into the complex workings of Toronto’s municipal government and its delivery of services, its decision-making and policy development processes, its ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 6 – Mar. 27 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W20
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Lecture/s: Kyle Rae
Term: Winter 2018
registration closed
India’s role in world history
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In 2017, India celebrated the 70th anniversary of its independence from Great Britain. The importance of India on the global stage today must be underlined. The time when the history of India fell under the category of “subaltern studies” is over. This emerging, highly ... read full description
Limited to 150 participants
Dates: Feb. 3 – Mar. 31 (8 sessions; no class Feb. 17)
Time: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.*
Location: to be announced
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W47
Category: History
Lecture/s: Olivier Courteaux
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Into the mystic: the philosophy of consciousness, love, and being
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Come on a journey across time and culture to understand how we can change our awareness to achieve feelings of love, belonging, and mindfulness. We’ll explore the world of positive psychology, which includes the study of altered states of consciousness and our search for meaning in life, ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 5 – Apr. 2 (8 sessions, no class Feb. 19)
Time: Mondays, 2: 10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W09
Category: Philosophy
Lecture/s: David Chandross
Term: Winter 2018
class full
iPad basics course – for beginners
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Are you a new or inexperienced user of your iPad? This course, for people with iPads using the latest operating system (iOS 11.x), will introduce the Settings options and explain the basics of some of the programs that come with your iPad, such as Mail, Safari, Contacts, iTunes, Music, and ... read full description
Limited to 15 participants
Dates: Feb. 1 – Mar. 29 (8 sessions; one class within these dates to be cancelled)
Time: Thursdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CED 303
Fee: $60.00
Course Number: W31
Category: Technology
Moderator/s: Dorothy Rubinoff
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Latch on! “Fats” Waller and the Harlem Renaissance
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Let’s set off on a fabulously entertaining musical journey through the life, times, humour, and incredible music of Thomas “Fats” Waller – one of the greatest jazz pianists, composers, popular songwriters, and beloved entertainers of the 20th century! We'll ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 6 – Apr. 3 (8 sessions, no class Mar. 6)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W18
Category: Music
Lecture/s: Jordan Klapman
Term: Winter 2018
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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
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Limited to 12 participants
Dates: Feb. 1 – Apr. 5 (10 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED 303
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: W36
Category: Writing
Moderator/s: Terry Poulton and Tamara Handler
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Lessons of the Vietnam war
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The documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has called America’s war in Vietnam the most important event in American history since the civil war. Many Americans hoped that they had finally left Vietnam behind them after the last helicopter rose from the doomed U.S. embassy in Saigon. The former ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Feb. 5 – Mar. 19 (6 sessions, no class Feb. 19)
Time: Mondays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC226
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: W10
Category: History
Moderator/s: Suzette Blom
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
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 30 participants
Dates: Feb. 7 – Mar. 28 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CED 303 and RAC Studio II
Fee: $72.00
Course Number: W24
Category: Psychology/Personal Development
Moderator/s: Judy Steed
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Magna Carta and the making of the modern world
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The year 2015 marked the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the landmark charter that placed limits on the power of the English king. Some of the Magna Carta’s principles - the right to trial by peers and due process - have become basic to common law. The charter influenced the creation ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 5 – Apr. 2 (8 sessions, no class Feb. 19)
Time: Mondays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W02
Category: History
Lecture/s: Carolyn Harris
Term: Winter 2018
spaces available
New global economy (The): international business, anti-globalization, and working in the age of populism
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This lecture series will explore the changing nature of the international economy, with an emphasis on the 30-year rise of globalization. We will examine how the recent backlash to globalization has led to a surge of populism and protectionism, resulting in uncertainty and upheaval across ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 5 – Apr. 2 (8 sessions, no class Feb. 19)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W06
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Lecture/s: Mohamed Elmi
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Ordinary is extraordinary: art, self-expression and well-being
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Eclectic cartoonist and teacher Lynda Barry argues that drawing/doodling taps into “a state of mind which is not accessible by thinking; it seems to require a participation with something…physical we move, like a pen [or] pencil.” Inspired by Barry, we will embark on a ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Feb. 4 – Apr. 1 (8 sessions; no class Feb. 18)
Time: Sundays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W49
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: Rosalin Krieger
Term: Winter 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. The ... read full description
Limited to 4 participants
Dates: Jan. 30 – Feb. 20 (4 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC607A
Fee: $40.00
Course Number: W19
Category: Pastimes
Moderator/s: Harold Hutner
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Paths to reconciliation with Canada’s indigenous peoples
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From 2008 – 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) heard compelling testimony from more than 6,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis survivors of Canada’s residential school system. That system, and the official government policies that sanctioned it for more ... read full description
Limited to 34 participants
Dates: Jan. 30 – Mar. 20 (8 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11: 50 a.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: W13
Category: Cultural Studies
Moderator/s: Nestor Golets
Term: Winter 2018
class full
People, politics 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 a collegial ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Jan. 29 – Apr. 2 (9 sessions, no class Feb. 19)
Time: Mondays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $65.00
Course Number: W03
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Moderator/s: Lloyd Cadsby and Jay Waterman
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Rethinking Asia’s influence in the 20th century
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Asia, as it turns out, has played a decisive role in shaping the 20th century. In 1905, Japan’s overwhelming victory over Czarist Russia had the effect of challenging the system of alliances in Europe, which contributed to the outbreak of the First World War. The Second World War ... read full description
Limited to 150 participants
Dates: Feb. 3 – Mar. 31 (8 sessions; no class Feb. 17)
Time: Saturdays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.*
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W48
Category: History
Lecture/s: Olivier Courteaux
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Rise of identity politics, The
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Why do some countries oppose-same sex marriage or ban women wearing headscarves, while others impose gender quotas in support of women in leadership positions? In this lecture series, using a comparative perspective, we will explore the causes and consequences of policies put forth by ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 1 – Mar. 22 (8 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W37
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Lecture/s: Ruby Latif
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Roll Over Beethoven
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Come and celebrate the legends of rock n’ roll. With plenty of golden oldies coming at you every step of the way, this course will examine the roots of rock n’ roll – how it evolved out of the American rural south and how the independent record labels and radio stations ... read full description
Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Feb. 7 – Mar. 28 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W28
Category: Music
Lecture/s: Tom Plewman
Term: Winter 2018
spaces available
Shaw Festival preview
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These spirited lectures will enrich your theatre‐going experience. Talks on selected plays being offered this season at the Shaw Festival will be spiced with lively anecdotes, readings, short scene presentations, discussions, and background information on authors and theatre history. ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: March 27 – April 17 (4 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon*
Location: VIC502
Fee: $82.00
Course Number: W14
Category: Theatre
Instructor/s: Vrenia Ivonoffski
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Should Kathleen win?
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The provincial Liberals have been in power since 2003. Thus, the upcoming 2018 election will mark 15 years of Liberal governance, some of which have been marked by controversy and scandal. Can Kathleen Wynne lead the Liberals to another victory? Should she?

Let’s explore ... read full description
Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Feb. 5 – Apr. 2 (8 sessions, no class Feb. 19)
Time: Mondays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W07
Category: Politics/Public Affairs
Lecture/s: Omar Ha-Redeye
Term: Winter 2018
spaces available
Significant Canadian criminal trials
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In this course we will examine and analyze Canadian criminal proceedings that were shocking, precedent-setting, or controversial. Verdicts and outcomes were sometimes reflective of societal prejudices and in many cases injustices resulted. Cases that will be discussed include Susan Nelles, ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Feb. 7 – Mar. 14 (6 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CED 303
Fee: $50.00
Course Number: W29
Category: Law
Moderator/s: Alex Borman
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Slavery in the ancient world
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Slavery was ubiquitous in the ancient world. While it was regarded as a necessary evil, a poor and landless existence was considered to be far worse. Under the Greeks, slavery became a phenomenon, never seen before or elsewhere, in which entire nations were reduced to bondage. At its height, ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Feb. 2 – Mar. 23 (8 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W44
Category: History
Lecture/s: David Lipovitch
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Telling the truth: the art of the memoir
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This course will explore how different writers, artists, poets, and thinkers, amongst others, tell the story of their lives. Writer Haruki Murakami conducts a series of interviews so that one of the world's great conductors, Seiji Ozawa, can share the story of his life and career in New ... read full description
Limited to 30 participants
Dates: Feb. 5 – Apr. 2 (8 sessions, no class Feb. 19)
Time: Mondays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: ILLC226
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W04
Category: Literature
Lecture/s: Jeffrey Canton
Term: Winter 2018
limited spaces
Theatre alive!
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Wednesday, February 14, 1 p.m.
The Humans
By Stephen Karam
A Canadian Stage and Citadel Theatre production
Canadian Premiere
Breaking with tradition, Eric Blake has brought his family to ... read full description
Limited to 100 participants
Dates: Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Mar. 28, Apr. 11
Time: Wednesday afternoons (see times above)
Location: as indicated
Fee: $97.00
Course Number: W30
Category: Theatre
Coordinator/s: Rayna Jolley assisted by Florence Silver
Term: Winter 2018
registration closed
Through an architect’s eye: my favourite cities
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Join Shermeen on a journey through Rome, Paris, Florence/Savannah, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin exploring architecture old and new. This course will take participants on a journey to cities she has explored extensively, looking at architectural styles, iconic buildings and
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Limited to 80 participants
Dates: Feb. 4 – Mar. 18 (6 sessions; no class Feb. 18)
Time: Sundays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: W50
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: Shermeen Beg
Term: Winter 2018
spaces available
Thursday morning at the opera
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Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart
Don Pasquale by Donizetti
La Donna del Lago by Rossini
Un Ballo in Maschera by Verdi
Lohengrin by Wagner

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Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 1 – Apr. 5 (10 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, *10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $80.00
Course Number: W34
Category: Music
Moderator/s: Marcel Deurvorst
Term: Winter 2018
class full
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 20 participants
Dates: Feb. 2 – Mar. 2 (5 sessions)
Time: Fridays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $45.00
Course Number: W46
Category: Travel
Moderator/s: Vince Fearon and Chris Van Duelmen
Term: Winter 2018
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View from anthropology: Where did we come from? Where are we going?
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From time immemorial, people have asked where humanity came from and where it is going. Now, recent anthropological discoveries have shed exciting new light on these fundamental questions. In this introductory-level course, we'll consider how evidence from genetics and linguistics has led to ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 6 – Mar. 13 (6 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: TEXTILE MUSEUM
Fee: $74.00
Course Number: W21
Category: Cultural Studies
Lecture/s: Dennis Bartels
Term: Winter 2018
class full
War and peace in the Middle East
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This lecture series is for participants who are interested in understanding the underlying issues and conflicts that have besieged the Middle East, from the civil war in Syria to the rise of Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and ISIS, to the strife in Iraq, the terror in Yemen and the ... read full description
Limited to 40 participants
Dates: Jan. 30 – Apr. 3 (10 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: CED303
Fee: $70.00
Course Number: W22
Category: History
Moderator/s: Amnon Zohar
Term: Winter 2018
class full
Wizard of odd: the films of David Lynch
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David Lynch is America's premiere pop Surrealist. Since blowing minds at midnight with Eraserhead in 1977, Montana's most famous Eagle Scout has made some of the most powerful, provocative, and iconic American movies of the era – Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, ... read full description
Limited to 120 participants
Dates: Feb. 7 – Mar. 28 (8 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: ILLC International Room
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W27
Category: Film
Lecture/s: Adam Nayman
Term: Winter 2018
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World religions: a Rubik’s cube
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Globalization and technologies have combined to create a dazzling multi-faith community in the Toronto area. This course will examine the nuances and complexity of the major world religions by comparing them to a Rubik’s cube. The cube’s three planes represent the three major ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Feb. 6 – Apr. 3 (8 sessions, no class Mar. 20)
Time: Tuesdays, 10:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $92.00
Course Number: W15
Category: Philosophy
Lecture/s: Anthony Muhitch
Term: Winter 2018
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Yayoi Kusama: infinity mirrors
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This spring an exciting major exhibit, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, will open at the AGO, featuring six of this avante-garde artist’s Infinity Mirror Rooms, in which the use of mirrors and lights creates magical and kaleidoscopic effects. Also included in this travelling ... read full description
Limited to 70 participants
Dates: Mar. 8 and 15 (2 sessions)
Time: Thursdays, 2:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Textile Museum
Fee: $38.00
Course Number: W40
Category: Art/Art History/Architecture
Lecture/s: Osnat Lippa
Term: Winter 2018
class full