Mitchell Marcus “City Building Through Creativity: the Redevelopment of the Downsview Airport Lands.” On Wednesday, May 10 at 10:15 a.m. (Spring Talk # 5) at Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue.

Mitchell Marcus is a cultural entrepreneur, Founding Artistic Director of The Musical Stage Company, and presently the Executive Director of Site Activation and Programming for the Downsview Airport Lands redevelopment project (Northcrest Developments). Mitchell Marcus will share his vision for the transformation of this 370 acre heritage land into one of Toronto’s most culture-forward, innovative communities.

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Andrew Kirsch: “Discussion with a Spy: What CSIS is.  What it does. Why it’s important for you to know more about it.” Wednesday, May 3 at 10:15 a.m. (Spring Talk #4) at Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue.

Andrew Kirsch, former Canadian Spy, gives a rarely seen peak behind the curtain of Canada’s intelligence agency.  He explains what the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is and what it’s really like to work there. In a ten-year career with CSIS, Andrew held roles as a policy analyst, a field investigator, ultimately leading teams on clandestine warranted special operations. Andrew now works as a consultant in cybersecurity with Kirsch Consulting Group Inc.

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Mitchell Marcus “City Building Through Creativity: the Redevelopment of the Downsview Airport Lands.” On Wednesday, May 10 at 10:15 a.m. (Spring Talk # 5) at Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue.

Mitchell Marcus is a cultural entrepreneur, Founding Artistic Director of The Musical Stage Company, and presently the Executive Director of Site Activation and Programming for the Downsview Airport Lands redevelopment project (Northcrest Developments). Mitchell Marcus will share his vision for the transformation of this 370 acre heritage land into one of Toronto’s most culture-forward, innovative communities.

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Andrew Kirsch: “Discussion with a Spy: What CSIS is.  What it does. Why it’s important for you to know more about it.” Wednesday, May 3 at 10:15 a.m. (Spring Talk #4) at Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue.

Andrew Kirsch, former Canadian Spy, gives a rarely seen peak behind the curtain of Canada’s intelligence agency.  He explains what the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is and what it’s really like to work there. In a ten-year career with CSIS, Andrew held roles as a policy analyst, a field investigator, ultimately leading teams on clandestine warranted special operations. Andrew now works as a consultant in cybersecurity with Kirsch Consulting Group Inc.

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Artists’ Lives

Bi-weekly;  Week Two;  Tuesday;  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Online via Zoom

Small group workshop therefore membership will be limited

Join us as we continue our exploration of various artists’ lives, artwork, influences, challenges, themes, philosophies, and legacies. Using various texts (e.g. novels, biographies, films, podcasts, interviews), we’ll also analyze representations of these lives. Possible artists include Yinka Shonibare, Suzanne Valadon, Barbara Hepworth, Käthe Kollwicz, Prudence Heward, Niki de Saint Phalle, Katsushika Oi/Katsushika Hokusai, Daphne Odjig, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Amrita Sher-Gil, Egon Schiele, and Maira Kalman. Members are expected to read, watch, or listen to each session’s text/s and present once. Presentations should include interesting research findings, thought-provoking discussion prompts, and, ideally, some images. Note: this is a smaller-group workshop with one in-depth presentation and extensive discussion per session.

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John Fraser: Integrity in the Fourth Estate: Ensuring Media Remains Ethical and Honest in a Digital Age, on Wednesday, April 12 at 10:15 a.m. (Spring Talk #1) at Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue.

John Fraser is a renowned Toronto journalist, editor, author and scholar. His adventurous career has taken him from being the Globe and Mail’s “eyes on the ground” in China in the late seventies, to facilitating ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov’s defection to the West, to being the beloved Master of Toronto’s Massey College . It is in his current role as Executive Chair of the News Media Council that he will assist us to better understand the world of control, ethics and honesty in today’s media.

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