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TAN Newsletter – December 2019

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

Celebrating the Season in Style!

The annual Holiday Luncheon at the Faculty Club was an especially joyous occasion today, December 11th.  A capacity crowd of elegantly attired Academy members were enjoying a delicious festive buffet and chatting animatedly with friends when President Doug Wilson rose to speak.  He first introduced our guest of honour, Dr Maureen MacDonald, the Dean of…

We Have a New Home!

The Academy has a new home! Message from our President, W. Douglas Wilson. It was with great pleasure that I made the eagerly awaited announcement at our Holiday Luncheon today. An agreement has been signed and we will move into our new home in September. The location is Tartu College, 310 Bloor West, most conveniently…

In Pursuit of Continuous Improvement

Over the past few days, our Facilitators have been receiving the results of the surveys that were recently circulated to their workshops. This is an important initiative for us at the Academy, as it provides us with valuable intelligence on what works well and what it is time to adapt or change. The survey also…

Around the Academy

Leo and Mike’s facilitator, Brian O’Leary, received a  surprise gift at the end of Thursday’s class. The personalized 3D-printed statue was made by talented workshop member, Brian Gaston.

Academy Debate – The World Would Be A Better Place With More Women Leaders

The annual Academy Debate took place on Wednesday November 13th. This year it was proposed that ‘The world would be a better place with more Women Leaders’. Linda Tu moderated the proceedings. On the Pro side, the debaters were Margrit Eichler and Michael Cole, on the Con side, they were Dan McCabe and Sheila Hickie.…

Something to Explore

Here is something you might like to explore during the holiday break. Click here to download 576 Free Art Books From The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Have an idea for a workshop topic?

The Academy’s Curriculum Committee welcomes suggestions for workshop topics and facilitators for future years’ programs. A workshop proposal may be as general or specific as you wish. For example, all of the following would be acceptable: China; Chinese History; the Ming Dynasty; the Communist Revolution in China; Mao Zedong. We are always looking for new…

Remembering the Fallen

Thanks to Rene Laukat for sending along these photos of this moving display at the Manulife HQ on Bloor St. “Remembering the Fallen” is comprised of more than 12,000 flags – apparently one flag for every 10 Canadian Forces member fallen during both war time and peacekeeping missions. A very impressive display that carries a…

A Fond Farewell…

The Academy says a fond farewell to long-time Academy member Finlay Mackenzie who sadly passed away on November 2, 2019. Finlay was unwaveringly passionate about ideas, current events and thoughtful conversation; he shall be missed. Please click here to view Finlay’s obituary.