Innis College - University of Toronto

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Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Lecture Series and Discussion Groups

A: Best of Ballet (FULL)

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.

Former Canadian Oxford Dictionary editor, Katherine Barber, is known to legions of fans as "Canada's Word Lady" but ballet is her real passion. She has taken ballet classes for over forty years, has seen thousands of performances and organizes ballet-themed group vacations.  A popular teacher of ballet appreciation courses, Ms. Barber is a highly knowledgeable balletomane who vivaciously communicates her love and knowledge of the art form while demystifying its sometimes intimidating aspects.

Course:FA18-229
Start Date:September 17, 2018
End Date:November 26, 2018
Meets:Mondays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Innis College, Town Hall
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$60.00 CAD
 0 Spaces Available

Registration for this course closes at 12:00 am on May 11, 2018.

B: You Say You Want a Revolution? 1968: The Year the World Shook (FULL)

The year 1968 was unique in modern history. Around the world, a post-war generation erupted in a spontaneous combustion of rebellion against authority in all forms. With the backdrop of an unpopular war in Vietnam, young people challenged governments and conventional behaviour and used the early days of instant global communication to create a new culture of art, music and fashion. This series will look at the explosion of political and cultural events that took place around the globe (Europe, the UK, the United States and Canada) and will reflect on their impact in 1968 ... and 50 years later.

Lecturer: Murray Campbell worked for the Globe and Mail for more than three decades as a reporter, editor, and feature writer. He wrote a column from Queen's Park for nine years and also served as bureau chief in Los Angeles and Washington. After leaving the Globe, Murray was the director of communications at an Ontario government agency. He was 18 in 1968 and he watched with amazement the extraordinary events of that year and, as the editor of his university newspaper, did his bit to shake things up.

Course:FA18-230
Start Date:September 21, 2018
End Date:November 23, 2018
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

Registration for this course closes at 12:00 am on May 11, 2018.

C: Canada's Response to Refugee Migration-An Historical Overview

Canada is a land of immigrants. But not all immigrants came for the sole purpose of seeking economic opportunity. Throughout its history, Canada has been a refuge for those fleeing persecution. This course will provide the opportunity to explore the history and development of refugee migration to Canada through case studies. It will also provide an overview of the legislative framework governing refugee determination and how it has changed and responded to evolving migration patterns and world events.

Lecturer: Rebecca McTaggart recently retired from her position as a Director General of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. While at the IRB, her responsibilities included leading regional operations for processing refugee claims from Mexico, China (Falun Gong), Colombia and Sri Lanka (Tamils). She led the work on managing refugee hearings for two marine arrivals (the Ocean Lady and the Sun Sea) and was responsible for the implementation of significant legislative changes that came into effect in 2012.

Course:FA18-231
Start Date:September 21, 2018
End Date:November 23, 2018
Meets:Fridays
Times:1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Location:Innis College, Town Hall
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$60.00 CAD
 70 Spaces Available

Registration for this course closes at 12:00 am on May 11, 2018.

D: Discussion Group (FULL)

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

Space is limited. Topics selected at the first session

Course:FA18-232
Start Date:September 17, 2018
End Date:November 26, 2018
Meets:Mondays
Times:1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:Innis Residence
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$40.00 CAD
 -1 Spaces Available

Registration for this course closes at 12:00 am on May 11, 2018.

E: Suspense Craft: The Gripping Genius of Alfred Hitchcock (FULL)

"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder" Alfred Hitchcock

In this course, we will explore the iconically suspenseful brilliance of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, whose films continue to entertain, and terrify, a half century after they first appeared in theatres.

Among the films we will feature are: Saboteur (1942), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Strangers on a Train (1951), Rear Window (1954), North by Northwest (1959) and Psycho (1960).

Lecturer: Dr. Stephen Scharper is associate professor at the School of the Environment and the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. He has taught Environment, Culture, and Film at U of T and has presented film series for LLL and in Collingwood, Ontario. A well-known contributor to the media, and a firm believer in the values of 'public scholarship,' Dr. Scharper's ability to blend the scholarly and the accessible are the hallmarks of his teaching and public speaking careers.

Course:FA18-233
Start Date:September 18, 2018
End Date:November 20, 2018
Meets:Tuesdays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$60.00 CAD
 -12 Spaces Available

Registration for this course closes at 12:00 am on May 11, 2018.