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)

Note:  The Fall 2020 lectures will be online as webinars.  Members will register via the Zoom link that will be provided in early August, 2020

Registration dates will be announced in early August via an email to all LLL members.  

Course:FA20-251
Start Date:September 14, 2020
End Date:November 30, 2020
Meets:Mondays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Virtual via Zoom Webinar
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$70.00 CAD
 1000 Spaces Available

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

B - Perspectives on China (CLOSED)

Speakers will explore a broad range of historical and contemporary aspects of China. They include: former Canadian ambassador to China, John McCallum; Professor Vic Falkenheim; former Canadian senator, Vivienne Poy and Dr. Jack Leong; VP Art and Culture and Senior Curator at the ROM, Dr. Chen Shen; former director Canadian International Educational Association (Guangzhou), Paul Kozyn; mystery author, Ian Hamilton; Professor Gary Crawford; doctoral candidate ( U of T) and research associate International Drug Policy Unit ( LSE), Emile Dirks; director of Starlight Chinese Opera, Alice Chan; and research associate at U of T’s Citizen Lab, Dr. Christopher Parsons.

No lecture Monday, November 13 (Reading Week)

Note:  The Fall 2020 lectures will be online as webinars.  Members will register via the Zoom link that will be provided in early August, 2020

Registration dates will be announced in early August via an email to all LLL members.  

Course:FA20-252
Start Date:September 18, 2020
End Date:November 27, 2020
Meets:Fridays
Times:10:00 am to 11:45 am
Location:Virtual via Zoom Webinar
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$70.00 CAD
 1000 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)

Note:  The Fall 2020 lectures will be online as webinars.  Members will register via the Zoom link that will be provided in early August, 2020

Registration dates will be announced in early August via an email to all LLL members.  

Course:FA20-253
Start Date:September 18, 2020
End Date:November 27, 2020
Meets:Fridays
Times:1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Location:Virtual via Zoom Webinar
Enrollment Fee: No Refunds$70.00 CAD
 1000 Spaces Available

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

D - Current Affairs Discussion Group (FULL)

Join an engaged, interested group of Later Life Learning members to delve into the stories behind current events. You’ll have an opportunity to consider perspectives and topics that might not have even been on your radar. The topics we discuss are selected by the group members at our first session.

No session Monday, October 12, 2020 (Thanksgiving) and Monday, November 9 (Reading Week). Group meetings will be via Zoom.

After you have registered and prior to the first session you will be sent the Zoom link to join the meetings.

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

Registration for this course closes at 12:00 am on August 15, 2020.

F - Books and Beyond (FULL)

Books and Beyond is a group of book lovers who meet for 10 weeks to discuss chosen books and topics related to the book author, theme and plot. Come and join us.

No session Thursday, November 12 (Reading Week)

Group meetings will be via Zoom. After you have registered and prior to the first session you will be sent the Zoom link to join the meetings as well as book selections.

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

Registration for this course closes at 12:00 am on August 15, 2020.