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Explore the Empire

Explore the Empire

Read more about a thrilling new entertainment experience…

Welcoming the Holiday Season in Style

Welcoming the Holiday Season in Style

Some words of welcome from our President On Monday December 3rd the beautifully refurbished Wedgwood Room at the Faculty Club was the location of the popular annual luncheon that celebrates the midpoint in the Academy’s year, the festive season and the end of the calendar year. President Sharon Harris welcomed a sold-out crowd of elegantly…

Academy Debate – The 21st Century Belongs to China

Academy Debate – The 21st Century Belongs to China

There is nothing like a debate on a thought-provoking topic to get brains buzzing, ideas sprouting and an audience completely engaged. That was the scene at Knox for our last Fall Forum as we gathered for the Academy debate – Be it resolved that the 21st Century Belongs to China.

Something To Share?

Something To Share?

Do you have information that you would like to share with other Academy members? A piece of news or an article about an Academy event? Thoughts on an interesting workshop presentation? Information on a concert you think others might be interested in? Interested in getting a group together to travel to Italy? Looking for a…

Sad Academy News

Sad Academy News

We are sad to communicate the passing of former Academy member Stephen Long. Stephen, who joined the Academy in 1998, served as Vice Chair (2001 – 2002) and Chair (2002 – 2003) of the Spring Talks Committee and was an active member of the Opinions workshop as recently as last year. Stephen’s late wife, Jean,…

A Sad Farewell

A Sad Farewell

It is with sadness that we say a fond farewell to Alex Jupp, who recently passed away. Alex joined the Academy in 1996 with his wife Norah Smith, and was an enthusiastic and active member until 2011 when ill health made it difficult for him to continue. A true renaissance man, Alex’s background as a teacher,…

November 14th Forum – Rapid Transit in Toronto

November 14th Forum – Rapid Transit in Toronto

submitted by Bridget Hough Our speaker, George Davies has been involved in transportation for many years, several as Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Transportation in the 1990s. First he disabused us of the idea (held by many) that politicians have no business in the planning of transportation, by pointing out that without financing, political will and…

Hope Lingers On

Hope Lingers On

Looking Ahead to Next Year

Looking Ahead to Next Year

With this year’s workshops well underway, it is time to think about next year!

This year’s facilitators are already thinking about their workshop plans for next year; we’d like you to think about it too. What topics would capture your imagination or pique your curiosity? Your ideas don’t have to be fully developed at this stage, so there is plenty of time to think about the details. And remember that you don’t need to want to be a facilitator in order to propose a workshop topic.

Have you thought about facilitating a workshop? Or finding a partner and co-facilitating? It is a wonderful experience to develop a topic and explore it with a group of like-minded learners. You don’t need to be an expert; you just need to be inquisitive.

Important to Note if You Are A U of T alum

Important to Note if You Are A U of T alum