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Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

Senior College Centre: Event Archives


October 1, 2013, 12noon-2pm: New Retiree Reception Keynote speaker: Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, Expert Lead, Ontario Seniors Strategy. Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals.  A special welcome for recent retirees and those soon to retire. Co-sponsored by ARC, RALUT and Senior College. 256 McCaul Street, Room 406.  PDF of Dr. Sinha’s power point presentation.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 2-4pm: Opening Reception for My Retirement Exhibit with refreshments. 256 McCaul Street, Suite 412.

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12noon to 2pm: ARC Volunteer Appreciation Day featuring a light lunch; RSVP required.   256 McCaul Street, Suite 412.


Thursday, October 4, 12noon-2pm: Changing Gears: New Retiree Welcome Lunch with keynote speaker Jean Edward Smith, Senior Scholar, Columbia University. Location 256 McCaul Street, Room 406. RSVP here. (video)

Friday, September 21, 1:30pm: Meet The Artist Sewell Russell, Hot Shot Photos Art Exhibit at ARC. RSVP here. (video)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 9am-1pm: An AED/CPR training session will be offered here at ARC – more participants are welcome to join us. Cost: $63+HST. Interested? Contact or 416 978 7553.

June 1 through September 30, 2012: Hot Shot Photos Art Exhibit at ARC. Seven original works by Sewell Russell. Opening reception/ Meet the Artist social Friday, September 21, 1:30pm.

March 30 through May 31, 2012:  African Signatures Art Exhibit at ARC. Opening reception/ Meet the Artist social (Meet The Artist Invite Sigmon) will be held on Friday, March 30, from 2pm to 3:30pm; RSVP to  Eight original works by retired professor Becky Sigmon of Anthropology at UTM. View video of Becky Sigmon at her Meet The Artist Reception on March 30, 2012.

Tuesday, April 14, 10am-12noon: Retirement Information Session #2: Services and Programs for Retirees at the University of Toronto. Governing Council Chambers.

2012 Weekly on Wednesdays, from January 11 through March 21, 2012, 3-5pm: Senior College Weekly Program. Faculty Club.


Every Tuesday, September 27 through November 29, 2011, 10am-noon: Senior College Weekly Program.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM : New Retiree Event at ARC. ARC, RALUT and Senior College are co-sponsoring this “welcome” event and hope to meet many new retirees who are interested in getting involved. Speeches will be kept to a minimum! Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP as space is limited: Click here to link to RSVP form.

Wednesday, May 4, 3-4pm: Volunteer Recognition Reception Recognizing the contributions of our eight regular volunteers: Cara Bruni, Doug Creelman, Stephanie Friel, Rick Hayward, Alexander Ma, John David Stewart, Mary Vohryzek and Kiana Xu.

Thursday, April 28, 2-4pm: Retirement Information Session #2 Services and Opportunities for Retirees at UofT. Governing Council Chambers.  This is a companion to the Retirement Information Session #1 held on Tuesday, April 19.

Friday, March 4, 2-4pm: Work-Study Appreciation Day All are welcome to drop by ARC and say thanks to our Work-Study students, who finish the Work-Study program year today!

January 10 through March 31: Patricia Vicari: Visual Forays, 2000-2010 The Academic Retiree Centre presents an exhibit of works by artist Patricia Vicari, retired Professor of English at University College and the Division of Humanities, Scarborough College, University of Toronto.

Friday, January 14, 2-3:30pm: Visit with Patricia Vicari at a Meet The Artist social. Please RSVP to by Tuesday, January 11. …Meet The Artist Invite


Tuesdays, October 5 through December 7, 10am:  Senior College Weekly Program. Faculty Club.

Friday, October 1, 2010: Happy Anniversary to the Academic Retiree Centre!  Drop by for a piece of cake and to sign our 1st birthday card.

September 13 to December 10: Patricia Howard: Recent Watercolours and Portrait Drawings   The Academic Retiree Centre presents an exhibit of seven works by artist Patricia Howard, retired Professor of English at New and Innis Colleges, University of Toronto.

Friday, September 17, 2-3:30pm:  Visit with Patricia Howard at a Meet The Artist social on Friday, September 17, 2:00-3:30pm. Please RSVP to by Tuesday, September 14 …Meet The Artist

May 1 to July 30: Vernissage 2, art in oil, acrylic, pencil, by Professor Emeritus Denis Bouchard, ARC’s reception area.

Thursday, May 27, 10am-noon: Senior College 1st Annual General Meeting, Faculty Club.

Wednesday, May 12, 1-2:30pm: Volunteer Recognition Reception, ARC.

January 15 to April 30: Vernissage, by Professor Emeritus Denis Bouchard, ARC’s reception area.

Wednesday, April 28: Retirement Information Session #2. Governing Council Chambers  webcast

Friday, April 16, 2010: 1:30 to 3pm: Meet the Artist, with Professor Emeritus Denis Bouchard. video

April 13, 2010: 5th Annual Senior Scholars Symposium.

Wednesday, March 3, 1:30-3:30 pm: Work-Study Student Appreciation Day & Farewell Drop-In. All are welcome to stop by and say thanks and good-bye (for now!) to our stellar 2009/10 Work-Study students, Madeha Batool and Tina Baoukian.  Cake & coffee will be served.


Thursday, October 1, 2009, 4-6pm: Official Opening of the Academic Retiree Centre Reception with addresses by President David Naylor, Vice-Provost Edith Hillan, UTFA President George Luste and ARC Board of Management Co-Chair Peter Russell. 256 McCaul Street, 4th floor …video

Thursday, June 18, 2009: Inaugural Meeting of Senior College Council.

Thursday, May 14, 2009: Organizational Meeting of Fellows, Senior College.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009: 4th Annual Senior Scholars Symposium.