Fees for the year beginning July 1, 2022
Renewal fee (covers in-person talks, Zoom access to in-person talks, Book Club, colloquia, excursions, Meet my Colleagues, and special events). The fee is comprised of the renewal fee for the Faculty Club plus $80 for Senior College:
o Retired renewal at Faculty Club: $190 + $80 for total of $270
o Partner /spouse renewal at Faculty Club: $65 + $80 for total of $145
o First year of membership at Faculty Club: 50% reduction to $95 +$80 for total of $175
The Faculty Club will bill for these renewal fees on their July statement. Do not pay Senior College directly. The Faculty Club will collect both their renewal fee and the Senior College fee.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RENEW, please send a message to Senior College, email@example.com. We will cancel you fellowship and ask the Faculty Club to settle your account, including a prorated refund of unused fees.
For those WITHOUT A FACULTY CLUB ACCOUNT: if you were not a fellow before March 2020 and did not pay the $75 fee for January-June 2022, you will not have a Faculty Club account. Follow the instructions for joining as a new Fellow. An account will be set up for you and the Faculty Club will bill the fees owed for the coming year.
NEW: Limited access discount for those who self-identify as unable to come to the Faculty Club for reasons of health or geography: $135 not including Faculty Club membership; includes all Senior College activities presented via Zoom. Register for this limited access fellowship by clicking on this link. IMPORTANT: also cancel your Faculty Club membership if you already have one.
One of the College’s most popular activities has been the series of weekly talks during the academic year, and often into the summer. These are currently presented in a hybrid format–both in person at the Faculty Club and simultaneously online via Zoom. The presenters are both Fellows reporting on their recent work and outside academic speakers from the local area. The topics are wide-ranging and cover a broad spectrum of disciplines and subjects. The format calls for an approximately 50-minute talk followed by a coffee break and then a discussion period. The talks are usually recorded and made available on the College’s YouTube channel. (The discussion sessions, which are often very lively, are not recorded.) These talks are so popular that in-person seating is limited, and Fellows and Faculty Club members are given priority, although others are welcome if space permits.
Fellows and External Fellows are invited to take part in the Book Club sessions held monthly except in August. The annual list of readings, available on this website under Events, is balanced across a wide range of topics categorized as Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences. All sessions take place via Zoom. Upcoming monthly sessions with a link for registration are announced in the weekly publication Senior College Events.
The Colloquia provide the opportunity for Fellows & External Fellows to participate in small group discussions of particular topics and issues. Colloquia are held on a more-or-less monthly basis and are limited to about 15 participants. A committee selects topics and participants receive a reading list, featuring readily-available sources, ahead of time. Topics range over a wide variety of disciplines and much of the interest generated by this series arises from the opportunity it provides for Fellows from different fields to interact with one another. Starting from next September (2022) we will be having our colloquia in person in the Senior College rooms at 256 McCaul Street, Suite 412. Toronto, ON M5T 1W5 Canada (416) 978-7553. Before the colloquia we will have lunch at Valens on Baldwin St. with those who would like to come.
Welcome to the website of Senior College at the University of Toronto. Senior College is an organization consisting of all retired Faculty and Librarians of the University. It maintains SC Centre at 256 McCaul St on the 4th floor. This space is available to all members and is used for art shows, meetings and monthly colloquium discussion groups.
The College mounts a vibrant academic program consisting of weekly lectures, a monthly book club, and a yearly symposium. Various more informal, social activities such as Coffee hour discussions and “Meet your colleagues” allow participants to get to know each other. The key feature of SC is the diversity of career backgrounds of its Members and Fellows and the range of perspectives this diversity brings. Please explore the “Events” button to view our past, present and forthcoming activities.
As it appears that the Covid-19 pandemic is receding and public health restrictions are in the process of lifting we have returned to the Faculty Club for Wednesday lectures. We continue to mask, distance and everyone is vaccinated. What is different, of course, is that we are developing aa hybrid presentation with some attendees at home on Zoom. This allows members a choice of how they wish to participate. It also allows programming to go to out of town Fellows who could not have previously accessed it. We are recognizing differences with the hybrid model and actively refining our approach to make it equally enjoyable whether in-person or on line.
We are looking to re-open Senior College Centre which may allow for meetings and colloquia to return in person. The Book Cub has exceeded the size limitations of SCC and will remain on-line.
The last two years have been challenging and busy for SC but also quite successful in many ways. One thing is for sure – it’s never boring at the College.
Michael A. Hutcheon MD FRCPC
Principal, Senior College