All
  • All
  • Academy News
  • Newsletter

Please check your email inbox for an important message from Sharon Harris on behalf of our Board

Please check your email inbox for an important message from Sharon Harris on behalf of our Board

TAN Newsletter – April 2019

TAN Newsletter – April 2019

The April 2019 issue of the TAN Newsletter is now available. Please click the link below to view. TAN Newsletter April 2019

Time to Limber Up! May Walks are Almost Here!

Time to Limber Up! May Walks are Almost Here!

The dedicated Walks Team have been hard at work during the dreary winter months putting together an interesting array of city strolls for the coming spring. Click here for all the details on the May schedule.

Academy Forum – Preparing For 2 Degrees – Science, Planning and Action

Academy Forum – Preparing For 2 Degrees – Science, Planning and Action

The wonderful March 13 Academy Forum was presented by Linda Tu’s daughter, Christine Tu. Christine is the Director of the Office of Climate Change and Energy Management for the Region of Peel and her presentation was thoughtful, fact-filled with excellent graphics, and challenging. Christine showed us a real-time climate clock which monitors the time we…

Is It Fake News To Write A Report On A Forum That I Did Not Attend? 

Is It Fake News To Write A Report On A Forum That I Did Not Attend? 

Dr George Elliott Clarke, Professor of English, University of Toronto Is it fake news to write a report on an event that I did not attend?  I Googled that question and found no clear, definitive answer, so here goes! Like many Academicians the snow, sleet and ice have kept me away from workshops and events…

The Rap: Academy Forum February 27th

The Rap: Academy Forum February 27th

Kennedy Marshall, Dr George Elliott Clarke, Janet Tyrell Janet Tyrell, a member of the Academy, introduced our guest speaker, Professor George Elliott Clarke, Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-2017). Attendance at this forum to mark Black History Month was small due to the weather; however, the guest speaker, Professor Clarke, kept the crowd enthralled for the…

Weather Nasty? Wonder if Knox is Open or Closed?

Weather Nasty? Wonder if Knox is Open or Closed?

Check the U of T St George Campus Status website (https://www.utoronto.ca/campus-status) Or Call 416-978-SNOW (7669) The U of T tries to have the status posted by 6:30 but there may be updates throughout the day.

Queen’s Park Magical Mystery Tour – Coats-Optional Walk

Queen’s Park Magical Mystery Tour – Coats-Optional Walk

No mystery about Ken’s almost ‘coat-free’ Queen’s Park Magical Mystery Tour. For the 15 who joined Ken on this mainly indoor tour it was a total success with many delightful surprises and art galore both in and outside the hallowed grounds of the Ontario Public Service Buildings that are anchored by the ‘Macdonald Block’ (named…

A Musical Interlude with Mervon Mehta

A Musical Interlude with Mervon Mehta

By Jeanette Clark and Gillian Long Even unploughed sidewalks and extreme cold weather failed to deter enthusiastic Academy members from attending the first Forum of 2019 on January 30th – a fascinating conversation with Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts for the Royal Conservatory. As he chatted with Ernie Fallon, it was easy to…

Fire Drills at Knox

Fire Drills at Knox

We have been asked to share with you that the Facilities Department at the University of Toronto may schedule a fire drill at any day and at any time. If this happens during Academy programs, all members must join Knox staff, faculty, students and residents in quickly exiting the building and congregating in the parking…