Senior College Program Archives
Sept. 16 Christopher Innes and Brigitte Bogar If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On (Chair: Suzanne Hidi)
Sept. 23 Keith Oatley Why reading fiction is good for you. The psychology of literary and film art (Chair: Suzanne Hidi) (AUDIO)
Sept. 30 Mladen Vranic Diabetes epidemic: where are we now? (Chair: Harold Atwood) CANCELLED
Oct. 7 Suzanne Hidi Power of interest in enhancing motivation and learning (Chair: Cornelia Baines) (AUDIO)
Oct. 14 Roger Martin State of capitalism (Chair: Peter Russell) (AUDIO)
Oct. 21 Amu Sarkar Sorrow of South East Asia: Largest mass poisoning in history caused by drinking underground water contaminated with toxic metals (Chair: Harry Schachter)
Oct. 28 John English Canada and the Arctic Council (Chair: Peter Russell)
Nov. 4 Derek Pensler How Jews became Israelis (Chair: Martin Klein) (AUDIO)
Nov. 11 Peter Kotanen Do invading plants escape their enemies? (Chair: Nancy Dengler) (AUDIO)
Nov. 18 Toni Healey The Lexicographer and Her Craft: Writing a Dictionary of Old English in the Digital Age (Chair: Linda Hutcheon)
Nov. 25 Stevie Cameron Robert Pickton and Canada’s Missing Women (Chair: Peter Russell)
Jan. 8, 2014 Meric Gertler: The University and the City: a Case Study (Chair: Peter Russell)
Jan. 15, 2014 Frank Iacobucci: Role of the Supreme Court of Canada: Its History and Challenges (Chair: Peter Russell) (VIDEO)
Jan. 22, 2014 Bert Hall: History of Technology, War Technology (Chair: Martin Klein) (VIDEO)
Jan. 29, 2014 Dennis Duffy: Jimmy Gatz’s Journey to Oz and What he Found There: What Scott Fitzgerald Owed to the Wonderful Wizard (Chair: Linda Hutcheon) (VIDEO)
Feb. 5, 2014 – – – – – – -TALK CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. RESCHEDULED FOR APR 2, 2014- – – – – –
Feb. 12, 2014 Master Class Players: Fryderyk Chopin: Patriot and Poet. Piano Recital. (Chair: Deanna Bogdan) Biographies
Feb. 19, 2014 Reading Week – – – – – – – – – – – -NO PROGRAM- – – – – – – – – – –
Feb. 26, 2014 John Percy: The Births, Lives, and Bizarre Deaths of Stars (Chair: Harold Atwood)
Mar. 5, 2014 Cornelia Baines: Do Wind Turbines Cause Serious Harm to Health? (Chair: Bibhu Mohanty) (VIDEO)
Mar. 12, 2014 Helen Lenskyj: No More Rainbows: Sexual Diversity and the Sochi 2014 Olympics (Chair: Roselyn Stone) (VIDEO)
Mar. 19, 2014 Hans de Groot: Words and Music in the Songs of Robert Burns (Chair: Orest Rudzik) (VIDEO)
Mar. 26, 2014 Peter Silverman: The Underside of Consumerism: the Rhetoric and the Reality (Chair: Joe Whitney) (VIDEO)
Apr. 2, 2014 Frederick Lowy: Whither Psychiatry: Neuropsych or Psychosocial? (Chair: Harold Atwood)
Senior College Program Fall 2014
Sept. 17, 2014 Kevin Kain:Forget impact factors; how can our research have real impact? (Chair: Michael Hutcheon).
Sept. 24, 2014 George Elliot Clark: Why not an ‘African-Canadian’ Epic?Lessons from Pratt and Walcott, Etc. (Chair: Linda Hutcheon). N.B. This Talk will start at 9:30am. Lunch will be served at 11:30am. (VIDEO)
Oct. 1, 2014 Charles Chaffey: Brother Marie-Victorin: Pioneer of French-Canadian science (Chair: JohnMcClelland). (VIDEO)
Oct. 8, 2014 Paul Stevens: Churchill’s war horse: Children’s literature and the pleasures of war (Chair: Linda Hutcheon). (VIDEO)
Oct. 29 2014 Sally Armstrong: The News: a remarkable shift in the status of women is reducing poverty, cutting conflict and improving the economy (Chair: Jim Gurd).
Nov.12, 2014 Daphne Maurer: Your name is green trimmed with silver: The colourful world of synaesthesia (Chair: John Kennedy). (VIDEO)
Nov.19, 2014 Ron Baecker: Designing technology for seniors (Chair: Suzanne Hidi). (VIDEO)
Nov.26, 2014 Chandler Davis: The next thousand years or so (Chair: MartinKlein). (VIDEO)
Nov. 27, 2103: “Reflections on 50 Years of China Study” Bernie Frolic (Peter Hajnal, Chair) description
Nov. 20, 2013: “Demographics” David Foot (Blossom Wigdor, Chair) description
Nov. 6, 2013, 2-4pm, COUNCIL MEETING, Health Sciences Building, Room 270.
Oct. 24, 2013: COLLOQUIUM: “The Science Problem in Society” description
Oct. 9, 2013: “Why Mothers Want to Mother: Neuropsychology and Effects of Early Experience” Alison Fleming, University of Toronto, Mississauga (John Kennedy and John Youson, Chairs) description podcast video
Sept. 26, 2013: COLLOQUIUM “Aboriginal People”
Sept. 25, 2013: “Opera: Aldeburgh Connection” Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata (Linda Hutcheon, Chair)
Sept. 18, 2013: “Bats in My Hair” Brock Fenton, University of Western Ontario (John Youson, Chair)
Wednesday, May 29, 2013: Annual General Meeting Open to Fellows and Members only, Faculty Club Upper Dining Room.
Thursday, May 9, 2013: Colloquium Open to Fellows in good standing only. Faculty Club, Foulds Room.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013: Senior College Symposium, all-day event at the Faculty Club.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013: Council Meeting Fellows and Members only, HS-207.
Thursday, April 4, 2013: Field Trip to Moose Factory, Charles Pachter Studio Senior College Fellows and Members only
Re: Robert Johnson
Wednesday, April 3, 2013: 9-10:00 PM CBC Radio One (99.1 Toronto)
REVISING HISTORY, Part 1; Program 1 will be rebroadcast on Ideas in the Afternoon on Monday, April 8, 2-3:00 PM
What happens when historians go searching for new evidence about the nation’s past? It can change the way its citizens think about their country as well as their identity. And it can upset both citizens and those who govern them. In Part 1 of this 2-part series, historian Robert Johnson looks at what happens when Russians begin to examine Stalin’s vaunted role as a leader during World War II. Part 2 – about the Vietnam War – airs on Thursday, May 2.
The program will also be available on podcast at the CBC Ideas website: http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2013: Revising the Revisionists : How History is Written, Rewritten, and (sometimes) UnwrittenRobert Johnson (History) (Chair: Metta Spencer) (video)
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2013: The Basilica of St. Peter and the Apostolic Palace in RomeKenneth Bartlett (Department of History and Renaissance Studies) (Chair: Giuliana Katz) (video)
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013: Genetic Modification in Agriculture Paul Thompson (IHPST and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) (Chair: Jim Gurd) (VIDEO)
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013: Modern Concepts of AddictionHarold Kalant (Pharmacology) (Chair: Harold Atwood) (VIDEO)
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013: The Pace of Change: From Gutenberg to TwitterCalvin (Kelly) Gotlieb (Computer Science) (Chair: Scott Rogers)