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A Ramble on the Humber Trails

Sheltering from the heat and admiring indigenous artwork Under the guidance of leader Jennifer Worth, the Academy walkers headed south from the Old Mill along the Discovery Walk on the Shared Path of the beautiful Humber trails, admiring, en route, the indigenous artwork painted on various bridge support columns. At the end of the route,…

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Hot Enough For You??

Well, for the 10 intrepid Academy walkers who gathered one steamy Tuesday morning at St. Clair West Station, it certainly was hot enough…. but it got even hotter as they wandered the trails of the beautiful historic Wychwood Park Community, past Casa Loma with a peek into Spadina Gardens, then down the many steps into the shade of the Nordheimer Ravine, and ending our near-two-hour steamy journey in the air-conditioned spaces of Boccone Deli on Yonge Street for a delicious lunch.

report from the trails by Renje Laukat

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An Adventure ‘Across the Water’

Thanks to Mike Foss for leading us onto sandy beaches and shady trails on the beautiful Toronto Islands on July 10th.  There were 15 of the ‘long’ walkers disembarking the Toronto Island ferry at Hanlan’s Island, with most joining the ‘short’ walkers  a couple of hours later for lunch in the shade of the Island…

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Academy Quarterly Review Q2 2018 – full version

Q2, 2018 Welcome to the new Academy Quarterly Review Welcome to issue two of the Academy Quarterly Review – fondly referred to as AQR! Our website brings you Academy information and news on a regular basis. Information on Walks, Forums, Talks, Member Spotlights, accomplishments and opportunities can now be seen “as they happen,” as it…

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What Lies Ahead For University Education? Spring Talk #3 2018

Thoughts from Gillian Long

Dr. Michael Benarroch, Provost and Vice President, Academic at Ryerson University since July 2017, delivered the Third Spring Talk on Wednesday April 25th 2018. His topic was Being Bold and Pushing Boundaries: Thoughts on the Future of University Education. He is the bold child of immigrants from Tangiers (to chilly Winnipeg!) and was the first member of his family to push boundaries by graduating from university. A large, engaged audience listened closely to his thoughts on the future of university education and later asked many pertinent questions.

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