The next Academy Walk – Baby Point

Date and time:   Wednesday August 11 starting at 10 AM. Meeting place:          Old Mill Subway Station Route:                          Baby Point – we will climb the hill to Baby Point and descend by stairs  in the Magwood Sanctuary to the…

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With Sadness…Viki Colledge

It is sad to report that Viki Colledge died at Kingston on June 24th.   Viki was not recently active in the Academy because she and her late husband, Ray, moved to Kingston a few years ago.   In her more active academy years Viki was the newsletter editor (1996-8) and later a cofacilitator (2012-4) in the…

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With Sadness – Margrit Eichler

Sadly we report the death of Margrit Eichler, on July 8th. Margrit was an accomplished scholar, mentor, activist and adventurer.  She was born and educated in Germany and received her MA and PhD from the United States. Most recently she was Professor Emerita of the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).  …

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In Remembrance… Jean Iverson

Jean died peacefully on June 25th, she was 96. It is due to Jean’s extraordinary organizational skills that the Academy has such a robust structure.  She was the board’s secretary for the first ten years of the Academy’s existence and during that time she established the operating procedures and unfailingly supported the members of the…

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In Memoriam – Laura Baldwin

Remembering Laura Baldwin With profound sorrow we share with you that the Academy has lost one of its greatest friends. Long-time member Laura Baldwin died peacefully on Sunday May 23, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her children Judy, Tricia and Andrew. As many of you knew, Laura had been battling cancer for some time.…

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Academy Spring Talk – Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment

  In the sixth and final spring talk, Sarah Milroy, chief curator of the McMichael Collection, offered a tantalizing glimpse of the gallery’s upcoming blockbuster show featuring Canadian female artists in the interwar period. What a treat! Who were these uninvited? They were dozens of inspired creators – some familiar, some obscure, some anonymous -…

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Academy Spring Talk – Music and Propaganda during WWII

Our Spring Talk on May 12 featured Dr. Robin Elliott, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, presenting “Music and Propaganda during World War II.” Classical music was popular in Europe while pop music was more dominant in North America. Both played a part in the propaganda of WW II. Hitler greatly admired Austrian -born composer,…

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Update on Our Gardening Special Interest Group

The Gardening Special Interest group meets on the first Thursday of the month, May through August, from 2-4 pm. It appeals to gardeners of all stripes. At the moment we have 15 participants. Yesterday, May 6, we enjoyed a wonderful presentation on roses from Ross Linton. However, future sessions will not include formal presentations. Discussions will focus on…

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