Drop in and chat with fellow Academy members from the comfort of your home (via Zoom). Chat about plans for the holidays and events around Toronto. Bring your favorite beverage. If you’re not already signed up, sign up on the Special Interest Groups page.Read More
On the 40th anniversary of the publishing of Harold Troper’s and Irving Abella’s book, None Is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948, the story of the Canadian government’s refusal to allow Jewish immigration from Europe during the Holocaust, Professor Troper will discuss the unusual backstory to the writing and publication of the book, how it was received, and the impact it has had on Canadian immigration and refugee policy.Read More
One of the foremost experts on Canada’s constitutional, aboriginal and judicial politics, Peter Russell has had a distinguished career as a political scientist and prolific author. Russell was chair of the Research Advisory Committee for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and presently serves as Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Innis College, University of Toronto. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.Read More
Ken Greenberg, urban designer, active city-building advocate, author and teacher, is the former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto. He gave an information-packed presentation that was overflowing with thought-provoking ideas.Read More
Dr. Mike Daley is a musician, musicologist, writer and freelance lecturer based in Toronto. He is writing a history of live music in the Yorkville district of Toronto in the 1950s and 60s. Joseph Bloor founded Yorkville Village, an independent village from 1853-1888, which was then annexed to Toronto in 1889.Read More
Canada Tale of Two Cities – Montreal and Toronto Discussion Events of the Fortnight The Economist Readers (2 sections) New Yorker Readers Opinions A Opinions B Film Artist’s Lives Contemporary Film A Contemporary Film B Health and Personal Interests Aging Well: Health and Wellness Imperatives “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”: Travel Ideas History Ancient Greece…Read More
Barbie is now one of us! She officially became a senior citizen on March 9, 2019, having been invented 60 years ago by Ruth Handler, a mom living in Los Angeles whose husband owned a plastics manufacturing business. Giovanna Riccio led Academy members on a poetic journey using the iconic Barbie doll as a lens to view how society and the role of women have evolved over the past 60 years.
Giovanna Riccio led Academy members on a poetic journey using the iconic Barbie doll as a lens to view how society and the role of women have evolved over the past 60 years.