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The LIFE Institute offers its members access to a variety of self-governing clubs, which meet on campus monthly throughout the LIFE year. Clubs are open to all members for a nominal annual fee.

Please register directly with the Club Coordinator (see below) before attending your first meeting, as club registration is not available through this website.




Classic Novels 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. All LIFE members are welcome to join.

Day: Saturday, April 27, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28 and Sunday, May 26
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: POD367 (April 27); Spring room location: VIC200
Coordinators: Patricia Wilkes, Simon Pearson, and Martha Wall
To Register: Call Patricia Wilkes at (416) 766-0833

Comedy Club

This interactive club is for all LIFE members who are fans of all types of comedy. Club meetings will discuss all types of comedy including TV sitcoms, movies, stand-up comics, and humorous books. Share funny stories and joke telling. Play trivia and fun interactive games to test your comedy knowledge. Joke writing and other types of writing workshops (no comedy writing experience necessary). The goal is to get together, laugh, socialize, have opportunities to tap into your comedic and creative sides and have fun! Meetings will be on the third Thursday of every month.

Day: Thursday, April 18
Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: VIC204
Coordinator: Mike Shnall
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Living Life and Loving It! Club

The Club normally meets the fourth Wednesday of the month and is meant for people whose aim is to love the life that they live. As we all know, challenges do come up and they are usually, if not always, opportunities for growth and/or change for the better. In the club we will focus on enjoying life and yet when challenges do come up transform them into opportunities. This club is recommended for people who took the course 'Live Life! Love Life!' and for members who are considering taking the course.

Day: Wednesdays, May 22 and June 26
Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: VIC204
Coordinator: Christina Demeester
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. For further information contact club coordinator Pam Hitchcock.

Coordinator: 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 to get a sense of the types of movies we enjoy: Many members like to get together at a nearby restaurant afterward. If you plan to join in the noshing and nattering, RSVP is required the Monday before the film. No need to RSVP if you’re not going to the restaurant.

Day:  First or second Tuesday 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 for membership: Send an email to

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: May 1, 15 and June 5, 19
Time: 12:10 - 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC200
To Register: Pay $10 fee online when you choose to join this club.
Questions? Contact the Club via email:


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: May 8 and June 12
Time: Second Wednesday of each month, 2– 4 p.m.
Location: VIC106
Coordinator: Harold Brief
To Register: Pay $5 fee online when you choose to join this club.
Questions? Contact the Club via email: