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Forum #3 – Bel Canto Canada: Turning Points in 150 years of a Grand Vocal Tradition

Bel Canto Canada: Turning Points in 150 years of a Grand Vocal Tradition were outlined for an attentive audience by Wayne Gooding, retired long-time editor of Opera Canada, at the third Wednesday Forum held on February 12. The Talks Committee did well to accept Josie and Mark’s recommendation of him as an eloquent and knowledgeable…

“How to minimize the risk of falls for seniors” by Ingrid Otten, Academy Winter Forum, January 29, 2020.

“Falls are the leading cause of injury and admission to hospital for seniors.” “Two-thirds of accidental deaths among seniors are related to falls.” These were two sobering messages from Ingrid Otten, a physiotherapist who spoke at the 2nd Academy Winter Forum on January 29, 2020. Ms Otten generously offered to speak after Agnes Makowski had to cancel due to illness.

Tech Team Update

Thank you to Academy members who are coming in to test out their presentations during Tech Times. And some of you who are unable to come in are emailing your presentations to Tech Team Leadership and this is working out well. To use this service just email and Tech Team Leadership can check it…

First 2020 Spring Forum – Measles – The Disease, the Vaccine, and the Legislation

As soon as Dr Dubey and Dr Etemadi began speaking, it was evident that the issue is very complex, and that the abundance of readily available information (some credible, some completely misleading) is making it very difficult for communities like the City of Toronto to manage the best interests of all of its residents. It is an issue that involves more than practical science and logical proofs, it has an emotional component as well – and that only complicates matters. Click here to read about the excellent presentation.

Protocol For Cancelled Academy Workshops Due to Severe Weather

1. If the U of T’s St George campus closes and cancels all classes, the information will be posted on the U of T website and Knox College will be closed. In that case, Academy workshops will be cancelled for the day. A notice to that effect will be posted on our webpage – on…

We’re Moving! – Update

A momentous event ! The signing of the lease for our new home at Tartu

Academy Quarterly Review Q4 2019

Q4, 2019 Welcome To Our December 2019 Issue Welcome, somewhat belatedly, to the final AQR of 2019!! The Communications Committee hopes that you will enjoy reading the latest edition of the Academy Quarterly Review in which we showcase more of your fellow members, revealing aspects of their lives that may be unknown to you. We…

Snow Day News

While it may not look like it today, there is still lots of winter potential to come. If we have a snowy day, you may wonder whether or not it is business as usual at Knox. While we will keep you up to date, to the extent that we can, via our website News page,…

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…