Workshops By Category (2024 – 2025)

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** New workshop descriptions and information for 2024/2025 will be available March 20, 2024 ** Most workshops meet every other week for 6 sessions in each of the Fall and Winter terms beginning as follows:   Week 1 Start (Fall Term / Week Starting TBA), Week 2 Start (Fall Term / Week Starting TBA) Week…

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Randomization

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In response to some concerns about randomization being raised, an adhoc committee, stemming from the Long Range Planning consultation meetings in the Fall of 2023, was struck.

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Have an Idea for a Workshop?

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The success of the Academy is based on courses / workshops that focus on peer learning.  Each year the Academy seeks to develop and to offer a variety of new workshops in addition to long standing ones.  This year the Curriculum Committee would like to include some suggestions arising from the ongoing Long Range Planning deliberations.

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2023 2024 Opinions

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Bi-weekly;  Week One;  Thursday;  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WINTER TERM ONLY – Hybrid **NEW Format**

Participants select a presentation topic from a curated list of articles under Workshop Materials below. The articles typically have appeared in well-known Canadian and US monthly journals or the Opinion/Editorial pages (Globe & Mail, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, etc) covering a wide range of current interests- from abortion rights to xenophobia in society. Anything is fair game except “no Trump”. There is “tech”, pop culture, arts, business, politics, international affairs, health & religion. You may also propose an article not on the list to the Facilitators. There will be two 25-minute presentations / workshop session.

This workshop will have a new delivery format, called “Hybrid mode” where some participants can be remote on Zoom, while others are simultaneously in-person in the classroom. Total attendance is limited to 25 participants with any combination of remote and up to 12 in-class. NOTE: Please indicate your preference when registering, however you are free to decide the day before each workshop by notifying a facilitator.

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2023 2024 Celebration Of Song

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Bi-weekly;  Week Two;  Friday;  12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Online via Zoom **NEW**

Songs are a vital part of our lives. First, participants will give presentations on their choice of performers (e.g., Tiny Tim, the Beatles, Mel Torme), composers (e.g., Cole Porter, Jim Webb, Lennon & McCartney), historical period or favourite songs.  Second, we can choose to sing the songs we discuss acapella or with accompaniment.  Just listening is welcome as well.  Third, we explore what makes music appealing.  It’s relaxing, fun and informative.

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Workshops By Category (2024 – 2025)

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** New workshop descriptions and information for 2024/2025 will be available March 20, 2024 **   Most workshops meet every other week for 6 sessions in each of the Fall and Winter terms beginning as follows: Week 1 Start (Fall Term / Week Starting TBA), Week 2 Start (Fall Term / Week Starting TBA) Week…

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Book Review – Mother Load: Memoirs of Struggle and Strength

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In intimate terms, six women members of the Academy for Lifelong Learning Toronto set out their memories of their mothers and their own mothering. Often, mother figures were grandmothers, aunts, sisters, daughters and friends. Brenda M. Doyle, Melanie Faye, Nancy Garrow, Kathy Honickman, Jennifer Walcott and Ellen O’Donnell Walters wrote their memoirs of mothering.

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