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Hot Enough For You??

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

An Adventure ‘Across the Water’

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…

A Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell

It is with sadness that we say a fond farewell to former Academy member Lyla Barclay, who passed away recently of Parkinsons Disease. Lyla and her husband, Tony, joined the Academy together in 1995, and were active members for 20 years. Lyla’s involvement in the Academy was varied – running the gamut from President to…

Academy Quarterly Review Q2 2018 – full version

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…

With Sadness

With Sadness

It is with sadness that we communicate the passing of Liz Feltes – a valued member of the Academy family since 2005. Current members fondly recall the lively and engaging workshops that Liz led on topics like History of the English Language and Memoirs. Like Liz, the workshops were always intelligent and thoughtful. In addition…

Feedback Sought

Feedback Sought

We have had our new website up and running for 6 months now, but work on it has not stopped. We want to ensure that we keep it current, relevant, and fit for purpose. Are you a website user? Either regulary or periodically? Do you have feedback about things that work for you and /…

Introducing our 2018/2019 Board

Introducing our 2018/2019 Board

At our AGM on June 5th, the members of our Board for 2018/19 were confirmed. This group of dedicated volunteers will provide the guidance and leadership for the Academy for the coming year.

Click here to see the full list of Board and Committee members for the forthcoming Academy year:

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

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.

Exploring Our Website

Exploring Our Website

Our new website has all of the same information you are used to, as well as some nifty new features. We invite you to explore. This…..