In Memoriam – Barbara Chipman

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  Barbara died on September 27th and will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Barbara was a long-time member of the Academy where she shared her extensive knowledge of music and art. She was always immaculately dressed and I never saw her not wearing high-heeled shoes! For several years she organized trips…

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Update to October-at-a-Glance

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The Gardening Group will resume its Zoom meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 pm. The Coffee Chats will resume on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning on October 12 at 2 pm.

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In Remembrance – Eveleen Armour

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Alas, another long-standing member of the Academy has died. Eveleen Armour died peacefully in her sleep at her home last week. Eveleen was a vibrant member of the Academy for many years.  She was a facilitator and a chairperson of the Talks committee, and thus was a board member too. She was notable for her…

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With Sadness – Margrit Eichler

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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 Memoriam – Laura Baldwin

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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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Want to Book a Zoom meeting?

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Want to book a Zoom meeting for an Academy session? Please fill in this form and submit it. We will schedule your session and get back to you with the details.

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2021 / 2022 Workshops By Category

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Canada Reimagining CanLit: New Writing, New Views   Crime Art Crime: Fraud, Plunder and Theft of Culture Scams and Scammers   Discussion Economist Readers Events of the Fortnight New Yorker Readers Opinions A Opinions B   Film Artists’ Lives in Literature and Film Contemporary Film A Contemporary Film B Gender’s Voice in Literature and Expressive…

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WORKSHOPS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION FOR SPRING TERM 2020/21

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CANADA’S FORGOTTEN 40% – A VIRTUAL REALITY TRIP NORTH OF 60 Biweekly, Monday, 12 – 2, Week 1 Reports of Indigenous people’s issues and actions are everywhere in the media.  Join us for an Academy year of discovery.  By focusing on the realities of life in a variety of Northern communities, we will get to know…

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Remembering Alexander (Sandy) Macpherson

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The Academy lost another of its long-standing members, and a past President, when Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Macpherson died on 12 October following a brief illness.  He was a physician who trained in psychiatry and epidemiology, and became Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health in 1981. He served in that position during the early years of the…

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