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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…

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

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…

Reliable Research Confirms That Older Adults Who Volunteer Enjoy Higher Levels of Well-being, Enhanced Physical Capacity and Greater Life Satisfaction

Now is the time to test this research yourself, and, as an added benefit, get to know members from different workshops.

The Academy has a unique governing style. We have no paid staff but rely completely on member volunteers to facilitate workshops and serve on the committees that keep our Academy running smoothly. Since committee membership is limited to two – three years, this is the time of year when we look for new volunteers.

Classroom Request From Knox

Knox has asked us not to turn off the radiators in the classrooms we use for our workshops. Doing so causes the pipes to knock throughout the facility, which is not good for the pipes and is distracting for the students everywhere in the building. Thank you for your cooperation.

Ever Dreamed of Yelling “Hold the Presses, I Have a Scoop!”?

We are looking for Academy members who would like to be a “roving reporter” for our website / newsletter. Are you willing to write brief summary pieces on one or more of our 2018 Forums or Spring talks? Contact …..

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Academy Quarterly Review Q4 2018

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Welcoming the Holiday Season in Style

Some words of welcome from our President On Monday December 3rd the beautifully refurbished Wedgwood Room at the Faculty Club was the location of the popular annual luncheon that celebrates the midpoint in the Academy’s year, the festive season and the end of the calendar year. President Sharon Harris welcomed a sold-out crowd of elegantly…

Academy Debate – The 21st Century Belongs to China

There is nothing like a debate on a thought-provoking topic to get brains buzzing, ideas sprouting and an audience completely engaged. That was the scene at Knox for our last Fall Forum as we gathered for the Academy debate – Be it resolved that the 21st Century Belongs to China.