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Spain with Dr. Olivier Courteaux
LIFEtravels and Worldwide Quest
Spain is a fascinating country to explore, bursting with historic treasures, architectural wonders, dramatic scenery, and charismatic cities.

The journey begins in the golden metropolis of Madrid where we find medieval mansions, royal palaces, and a plethora of artistic masterpieces including Picasso’s Guernica, Spain’s most famous artwork. From Madrid we’ll travel out to Toledo, dramatically sited at the top of gorge overlooking the river; a place where we find Roman roots, Gothic cathedrals, Sephardic synagogues crammed into the dense historical centre.

A fast train takes us south to Andalucia, a cultural melting pot of Christian and Moorish influences with ancient mosques transformed into churches, richly decorated palaces, and a cuisine infused with North African flavours. We’ll visit the highlights in the beautiful cities of Seville, Cordoba, and Granada, ending our trip in the Mediterranean seaside town of Malaga.

Don’t miss this LIFE Institute trip to Spain in the company of fellow LIFE Institute members and friends.
Tour cost (per person): $3,895 (based on a minimum of 20 participants)
Single supplement $1,295

See DETAILED ITINERARY for more information.
Date: May 15 – 24, 2019
Time: Spring 2019
Location: Spain
Cost: $3895.00
Contact: Worldwide Quest t: 1-800-387-1483 e:
Uzbekistan with Drs. Philip and Nancy Wood
LIFEtravels and Worldwide Quest
Join a modern-day caravan through Uzbekistan along the fabled Silk Route. These ancient lands were sought after and conquered by history’s legendary leaders and still today appeal to true travellers who seek out old-fashioned exploration. Traverse memorable landscapes and visit magnificent examples of Islamic architecture in streetscapes and grand buildings.

From the modern capital of Tashkent, we set off to the remote valleys of Central Asia surrounded by the Tien Shan Mountain Range where Alexander the Great founded a city in 329 BCE and where traders from China created the Silk Road in the 1st century BCE. See the beautifully intact architectural ensemble of Khiva, the living museum of Bukhara to explore this still very much lived-in old centre filled with madrassahs, minarets, a royal fortress and a mulberry tree-shaded oasis in its heart. In Samarkand discover the magnificent monuments of Tamerlane and Registan Square, possibly the most awesome single sight in Central Asia. The incredible sky-blue tile work, woven brick constructions and brilliant fabrics of the Silk Road form a mosaic of vivid snapshots and the warm hospitality is pervasive.
Tour cost (per person): US $3,695  - Single supplement US $495
See DETAILED ITINERARY for more information.
Date: September 26 – October 7, 2019
Time: Fall 2019
Location: Uzbekistan
Cost: $3695.00
Contact: Laurielle Penny, Worldwide Quest t: 416-633-5666 e:
Photography Club
2018-19 Membership
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. Register below. You must be a LIFE member to attend.
Date: Wednesdays, February 6, 20, March 6, 20 and April 3
Time: 12:10 - 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC500 for Winter 2019 semester
Cost: $10.00
Contact: Questions? Email:
LIFE's Welcome Back Event
Winter 2019
Join other new and returning LIFE members and volunteers:
  • Discover how LIFE can be an enriching and rewarding experience
  • Meet and share with other new and returning LIFE members and volunteers
  • Get new insights about Social Capital and it's importance from our guest speaker's presentation and group discussion on Toronto's first Social Capital Study
  • Learn about Life's 2019 upcoming plans
Register now.
Registration deadline is January 21
LIFE can be an enriching and rewarding experience
You must be a current 2018-19 member of LIFE to attend this event.
Date: Wednesday, January 23
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Noon)
Location: Peter Bronfman Learning Centre, 7th Floor of Heaslip House, 297 Victoria Street
Cost: Free!
Contact: The LIFE Office, e:
Triple E Investment Club
2018-19 Membership
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. Register below. You must be a LIFE member to attend.
Date: Wednesdays, February 13, March 13, and April 10
Time: Second Wednesday of each month, 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: VIC500 for Winter 2019 semester
Cost: $5.00
Contact: Questions? Email: