Innis College - University of Toronto

Later Life Learning

Online Registration

Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Lecture Series and Discussion Groups

A - Toronto City Builders on the Future of Our City (FULL) (CLOSED)

Over the past two decades, Toronto has experienced enormous growth and change. With its population and density increasing at an explosive rate, making the GTA the fourth most populous region in North America, its growth can sometimes feel intimidating. Will we recognize Toronto in 10 years? Will its neighbourhoods still offer housing and public spaces and schools for people of all ages and economic backgrounds? Can community be built?

This series gives the podium to a group of outstanding Toronto architects, urban planners and city advocates who will discuss their 'blueprints' for building a human-centred city. Among them, author and former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto, Ken Greenberg, will address Toronto in transition; Terry Montgomery and David Sisam, founding principals of the award-winning architecture firm, Montgomery Sisam Architects, will explore how architecture impacts our sense of place, health, and well-being; Professor and researcher David Hulchanski will wake us up to how race and income are dividing our city, and Gil Penalosa, founder of the internationally-recognized non-profit organization, 8-80 cities, will offer proof that when citizens come together, they can create vibrant, healthy and equitable cities that work for everyone.

No lecture on Monday, October 14, 2019 or on Monday, November 4, 2019

Course:FA19-240
Start Date:September 16, 2019
End Date:December 2, 2019
Meets:Mondays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Innis College, Town Hall
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$60.00 CAD
 -38 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on April 21, 2019.

B - World Religions (FULL) (CLOSED)

Humans have long speculated about their origins, wondered about their relationship with the world around them, and pondered the meaning of life. Different answers to these issues have been offered by the world's religions. In this course, we will examine the founding narratives and figures, beliefs, development, understanding of life and death, ethics, and rituals of nine religions. The course explores these religious traditions and illustrates the diversity of world religions. Suggested Reading: Hopfe, Lewis M., Mark R. Woodward, and Brett Hendrickson, Religions of the World. 13th ex. Boston: Pearson, 2016

Lecturer: Andrew Knight-Messenger

No lecture on Friday, November 8, 2019

Course:FA19-241
Start Date:September 20, 2019
End Date:November 29, 2019
Meets:Fridays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Innis College, Town Hall
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$60.00 CAD
 0 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on April 21, 2019.

C - The Music of Duke Ellington in Nine Themes (CLOSED)

Composer/bandleader/pianist Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974) produced some of the most enticing, provocative, and enjoyable music of the 20th century. Starting with an overview of his character and his personal style, this course will pursue nine themes that fascinated Ellington throughout his 50-year career. We will celebrate Ellington's musical encounters with Louis Armstrong, the American Ballet Theatre, and William Shakespeare and pay homage to the range of Ellington's genius from low to high, including gutbucket brass and absinthe ballads, jitterbugs and pas de deux, stride piano and indigo moods and more!

Lecturer: Jack Chambers

No lecture on Friday, November 8, 2019

Course:FA19-242
Start Date:September 20, 2019
End Date:November 29, 2019
Meets:Fridays
Times:1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Location:Innis College, Town Hall
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$60.00 CAD
 20 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on April 21, 2019.

D - Current Events Discussion Group (FULL) (CLOSED)

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

Space is limited. Topics selected at the first session

No session on Monday, October 14, 2019 or on Monday, November 4, 2019

Course:FA19-243
Start Date:September 16, 2019
End Date:December 2, 2019
Meets:Mondays
Times:1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:Innis Residence
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$40.00 CAD
 -4 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on April 21, 2019.

E - Truth at 24 Frames Per Second: The Artistic and Political History of Documentary Cinema (CLOSED)

Rooted in historical practices of ethnography, travelogue and journalism, documentary cinema holds a mirror up to the world - or does it wield a hammer? This course will examine the aesthetic, technological and ethical development of non-fiction cinema. Using clips ranging from 1920s silent films to 21st century viral videos, we will chart the evolution of a practice that has always juxtaposed artifice and authenticity. Films covered include: Nanook of the North; Las Hurdes; Let There Be Light; Warrendale; Hearts and Minds; Harlan County, USA; Paris is Burning; Cameraperson; and Hale County.

Lecturer:  Adam Nayman

Course:FA19-244
Start Date:September 17, 2019
End Date:November 19, 2019
Meets:Tuesdays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$60.00 CAD
 35 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on April 21, 2019.

F - Books and Beyond (FULL) (CLOSED)

This is the third session of a new program which centres on discussions of four books. The four titles are determined in advance after receiving input from registrants. Each book is discussed one week and then topics inspired by reading the text are chosen for presentations and discussion the following week. Registrants take turns facilitating sessions and can offer to share short presentations. The program fosters lively thoughtful discussions and provides the opportunity to get to know fellow members of LLL. Come and join us.

No session on Thursday, November 7, 2019

Course:FA19-245
Start Date:September 19, 2019
End Date:November 28, 2019
Meets:Thursdays
Times:10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:Innis Residence
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$40.00 CAD
 -1 Spaces Available

The registration period for this course ended on April 21, 2019.