Innis College - University of Toronto

Later Life Learning

Online Registration

Winter 2020

Winter 2020 Lecture Series and Discussion Groups

A - Best of Ballet

Ballet, one of the world's greatest life-enhancing high art forms, beautifully combines visual arts, music, drama, and movement in one package. If your experience of ballet begins and ends with Nutcracker, you will be surprised and elated to discover how rich, varied, exciting, and downright enjoyable ballet is. If you are already a ballet fan, enrich your experience with insights into its history and all its aspects as developed over 200 years by the great choreographers whose works form the backbone of the repertoire. Video clips and demonstrations will help you identify distinctive choreographic styles and understand the physical challenges inherent in ballet.

Lectures by Katherine Barber

No class on Monday, February 17, 2020 for Reading Week

Course:WN20-246
Start Date:January 13, 2020
End Date:March 23, 2020
Meets:Mondays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Innis College, Town Hall
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$60.00 CAD
 250 Spaces Available

Registration for this course opens at 12:30 pm on November 21, 2019.

B - A Guide to the Outer Edge of Cinema

Cinema today is in the middle of a wild growth spurt, a period of historic and unprecedented invention. Drawing on clips from his own films, and from his extensive experimental work, Guy Maddin offers a guided exploration of the dynamic expansion of cinema from its most durable storytelling structures to today’s unexpected new forms and territories. 

Topics will include: the explosion of variety in documentary; the personal essay or diary film; infotainments; virtual reality & interactive movies; TikToks, Instagram, FaceBook and other short social media posts; security-cam narratives; filmmaking through creative copyright infringement; and, perhaps the scariest stories of all, the news!

Lectures by Guy Maddin

No lecture on Friday, February 21, 2020 for Reading Week

Course:WN20-247
Start Date:January 17, 2020
End Date:March 27, 2020
Meets:Fridays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Innis College, Town Hall
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$60.00 CAD
 250 Spaces Available

Registration for this course opens at 12:30 pm on November 21, 2019.

C - Black History in Canada

The course will explore the presence of free and enslaved Africans in New France and the British colonies and post-Confederation Canada. We examine persons of African descent in British North America and the ‘passengers’ of the Underground Railroad to assess the structures of African Canadian communities, institutions and abolition movements. Through lectures, videos, radio interviews and sound clips, we will consider the impact and contributions of African Canadians to the emerging Canadian nation.

Lectures by Channon Oyeniran

No lecture on Friday, February 21, 2020 for Reading Week

Course:WN20-248
Start Date:January 17, 2020
End Date:March 27, 2020
Meets:Fridays
Times:1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Location:Innis College, Town Hall
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$60.00 CAD
 250 Spaces Available

Registration for this course opens at 12:30 pm on November 21, 2019.

D - Discussion Group

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, January 27, 2020 or on Monday, February 17, 2020

Course:WN20-249
Start Date:January 13, 2020
End Date:March 30, 2020
Meets:Mondays
Times:1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:Innis Residence
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$40.00 CAD
 35 Spaces Available

Registration for this course opens at 12:30 pm on November 21, 2019.

F - Books and Beyond

This program 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, February 20, 2020 for Reading Week

Course:WN20-250
Start Date:January 16, 2020
End Date:March 26, 2020
Meets:Thursdays
Times:10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:Innis Residence
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$40.00 CAD
 20 Spaces Available

Registration for this course opens at 12:30 pm on November 21, 2019.