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Academy Forum – Astronomy – A Fascinating Tour of the Universe

by Mary Doucette The Forum on October 31 treated us to a visual extravaganza of pictures from space, thanks to Tom Vassos, University of Toronto and Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Tom, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter, says he is inspired by Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Carl Sagan, among others, and…

The Beauty of Nature

The annual migration of salmon is in full display along the shores of the Humber River. Here’s a photo of a high-flying salmon trying to make it over the third dam on the Humber River, upstream from the Old Mill.

Fall Forum #2 – Sing Me a Song of Canada

submitted by Janet Broadley Thea Herman opened our second fall forum meeting of 2018, ‘Sing Me a Song of Canada’, presented by Robin Elliott, Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. Professor Elliott was introduced by Jill Humphries and thanked by Bob Accinelli. Unfortunately, the technological sources were incompatible…

Special Faculty Club Rate For Academy Members

Over the years many Academy members have enjoyed events and meals held at the Faculty Club, at 41 Willcocks Street —a couple of short blocks from Knox. All Academy members are now invited to join this club at half of the normal rate for the first year. The regular seniors’ rate is $220 annually, with…

A Typical Academy Double Bill – Our First Fall Forum of 2018

A Typical Academy Double Bill – First we learned from each other and then we socialized.

An overflow audience of new and continuing members crowded into Room 5 for the first Fall Forum of 2018 – the ever-popular Presenting our Presenters. President Sharon Harris welcomed everyone and urged us to be inspired, but not intimidated, by the excellent presentations we were about to experience.  Indeed, all three were outstanding, in very different ways.

With Sadness

Chris Clemence It is with sadness that we let you know about the passing of Academy member Chris Clemence. A member since 2003, Chris has, in recent years, been a faithful and lively member of the Economist Readers workshop. His absence is already keenly felt – especially by the ladies in the group, as Chris…

A Member in the Spotlight

Kudos and congratulations to Academy member May Cohen who has been recognized as one of the Government of Canada’s Women of Impact in Canada. She has been recognised in the STEM category. Click here to see the other illustrious women who have been recognised.

The Last Lap: Thanks for the Walks and the Memories

Waving good-bye to another successful Walks season Rene Laukat Reports From The Trail On a rain-threatening and drizzly day,seven ‘regular’ walkers showed up at the Old Mill TTC station for a near circling of the upper Humber River. Capably led by Mark Abbott, who was celebrating his birthday in this auspicious way, the group passed…

Academy Quarterly Review Q3 2018

Q3, 2018 Welcome to the New Academy Year! A Message From Our President By Sharon Harris To me, September always marks a new beginning. To slightly modify  Elizabeth Hay’s essay about this month, “Yellow school buses reappear, and brave children shoulder their knapsacks. The songbirds have gone south and … we Academy members remain”  to…