Innis College - University of Toronto

Later Life Learning

Online Registration

Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Lecture Series and Discussion Groups

A - They Made a Difference: The People Who Shaped Canada (CLOSED)

A former journalist and amateur historian, Murray Campbell has always been fascinated by Canadian history. In this series, he looks at the people -- some of them household names, most of them not -- who changed the course of that history.

No lectures Monday, October 12 (Thanksgiving) and Monday, November 9 (Reading Week)

Course:FA20-251
Start Date:September 14, 2020
End Date:November 30, 2020
Meets:Mondays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Innis College, Town Hall
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$70.00 CAD
 250 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on March 14, 2020.

B - Perspectives on China (CLOSED)

A multi-speaker, multidisciplinary series, “Perspectives on China” offers LLL members a comprehensive look at China’s past, present, and (potential) future. Speakers will address China’s rich cultural heritage, contemporary economic and political policies, and the future of our Canada-China relationship.

No lecture Friday, November 13 (Reading Week)

Course:FA20-252
Start Date:September 18, 2020
End Date:November 27, 2020
Meets:Fridays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Innis College, Town Hall
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$70.00 CAD
 250 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on March 14, 2020.

C - The Secret World of Espionage (CLOSED)

The dawn of cyberwarfare, often associated with the threat of terrorism and with foreign interference in national elections, has challenged global intelligence communities. But espionage is nothing new. A tactic of ancient civilizations, it rose to prominence under Queen Elizabeth I and played a central role in the American War of Independence, the Napoleonic Wars and the First and Second World Wars. The curtain on its “golden age” was drawn in 1991 with the end of the Cold War … but did another one open? Welcome to the shadowy world of covert operations!

No lecture Friday, November 13 (Reading Week)

Course:FA20-253
Start Date:September 18, 2020
End Date:November 27, 2020
Meets:Fridays
Times:1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Location:Innis College, Town Hall
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$70.00 CAD
 250 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on March 14, 2020.

D - Current Affairs Discussion Group (CLOSED)

Maximize your Later Life Learning experience! Join our current events Discussion Group.

Space is limited. Topics selected by the participants at the first session

No session Monday, October 12, 2020 (Thanksgiving) and Monday, November 9 (Reading Week).

Course:FA20-254
Start Date:September 14, 2020
End Date:November 30, 2020
Meets:Mondays
Times:1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:Innis Residence
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$50.00 CAD
 35 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on March 14, 2020.

E - Speaking Love to Power: The Films of Frank Capra (CLOSED)

For over two decades, Hollywood director Frank Capra captivated filmgoers with movies that celebrated the common person facing the forces of greed, corporate power, and malevolence. In light of contemporary events, his films, such as It's a Wonderful Life, continue to move audiences and have enduring relevance. This course will explore Capra’s films using clips that highlight both their artistry and their abiding power.

Course:FA20-255
Start Date:September 15, 2020
End Date:November 17, 2020
Meets:Tuesdays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Cinema #8, Cineplex Varsity, ManuLife Centre
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$70.00 CAD
 350 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on March 14, 2020.

F - Books and Beyond (CLOSED)

Four books are chosen in advance, after receiving input from registrants. Members take turns facilitating discussions and share short presentations. The program fosters lively conversations and an opportunity to get to know fellow members.

Come and join us.

No session Thursday, November 12 (Reading Week)

Course:FA20-256
Start Date:September 17, 2020
End Date:November 26, 2020
Meets:Thursdays
Times:10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:Innis Residence
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$50.00 CAD
 20 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on March 14, 2020.