George Davies – In Memoriam

  George Davies, 1946-2023 George Davies was a kind, gentle and insightful person who cared for the needs of others.  Through the many roles that he played as a professional, colleague, friend, and family man, he was highly regarded as someone with integrity, a strategic thinker who was not afraid to speak up defending the…

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The Persian Empire

Bi-weekly;  Week One; Friday;  12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
In-person **NEW**

This workshop offers every member the exciting opportunity to actively participate in exploring the history and culture of the Persians. Far from being the barbarians of the Greek imagination, the Persian Empire was sophisticated, powerful, economically strong, and intellectually gifted. We will examine the rise and spread of this Empire from its modest beginnings to the time it dominated as history’s first great superpower, ruling the largest of all ancient world empires. We will meet the Great Kings of Persia, the queens, the tax-collectors, the soldiers, the eunuchs and the concubines; discuss their religious ideas, their politics, where they lived, and why they are so absent in Western histories.

Every participant will be expected to participate in discussions and provide a presentation on topics chosen from ‘THE PERSIANS’ by L. L. Jones, (Basic Books 2022) using whatever accompanying research they have discovered.

The main idea of this workshop is that we will all have fun learning from each other about a brilliant, complex and influential civilization. Come join us!

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10 Benefits of Lifelong Learning

Experience the Benefits of Lifelong Learning! When we reach “retirement age”, we have also gained a lot of wisdom to share with others. If we can all integrate lifelong learning into our lives, we will reap many benefits. The following are ten specific benefits that lifelong learning brings to our lives.

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Dr. Jean Marmoreo: MAiD: Where We Have Come, Where We are Going? Wednesday, April 26, at 10:15 a.m. (Spring Talk #3) at Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue.

Jean Marmoreo has been a family doctor for over 46 years and a MAiD assessor provider since the enactment of Bill C-14 in 2016.
She is co-author of “The Last Doctor: Lessons in Living from the Front Lines of Medical Assistance in Dying”, a book that tells the end-of-life journey of seven patients and the perspective she gained from assisting them.Coffee at 9:30 a.m. – Speaker at 10:15 a.m.

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The Honourable David Crombie – “Why the Upcoming Mayoral Race Matters.” 0n Wednesday, April 19 at 10:15 a.m. (Spring Talk # 2) at Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue.

The Honourable David Crombie After serving as one of Toronto’s most popular mayors from 1972-78, Crombie moved to federal politics and served as a cabinet minister in a number of important portfolios. On his return to municipal affairs he continues to make a number of significant contributions: as Chair of the Royal Commission on the Future of…

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