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Wednesday Talk: March 13, 2024, 2-4 pm – in-person and on Zoom

Zoom AND The Faculty Club, UofT, 41 Willcocks Street Toronto, ON M5S 1C7

Speaker: Caryl Clark, Faculty of Music, U of T Title: “Labours of Love: Resurrecting Haydn’s Orfeo” Abstract: In late May 2023, singers from the University of Toronto collaborated with members of the McGill Baroque Orchestra to stage to the North American premiere of Joseph Haydn’s Orpheus opera, L’anima del filosofo / The Soul of the Philosopher. Declared […]

Colloquium, March 14, 2024, 2-4pm – Fellows & External Fellows Only – in-person only

Senior College Centre,256 McCaul Street, Suite 412

Colloquium, March 14, 2024, 2-4pm – Fellows & External Fellows Only – in-person only Topic: "What can we do about the escalating crisis in Canadian youth mental health since 2020?" Organizer: Cynthia Smith All colloquia will be held at the Senior College Centre. Masks are advised.  Fellows & External Fellows only. Readings: The reading list will […]

Wednesday Talk: March 20, 2024, 2-4 pm – in-person and on Zoom

Zoom AND The Faculty Club, UofT, 41 Willcocks Street Toronto, ON M5S 1C7

Speaker: Matti Siemiatycki, Geography and Planning, U of T Title: “Patterns, Causes and Cures for Cost Overruns and Delays in Mega-Project Delivery” Abstract: It is all too familiar an experience that major infrastructure projects like transit lines, bridges, highways, power stations and hospitals are delivered late and over budget, straining budgets and causing great frustration […]

Wednesday Talk: March 27, 2024, 2-4 pm – in-person and on Zoom

Zoom AND The Faculty Club, UofT, 41 Willcocks Street Toronto, ON M5S 1C7

Speaker: Jesse Billett, Divinity, Trinity College, Divinity, Trinity College; Centre for Medieval Studies Title: “The Lost Chants of Anglo-Saxon England” Abstract: In 1086, two decades after the Norman Conquest, the monks of Glastonbury, the largest and wealthiest monastery in England, were ordered by their new Norman abbot to adopt a Norman chant repertory. When the […]

Book Club: April  1, 2024, 2-4pm – Fellows and External Fellows – Zoom only

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April  1, 2024, 2-4pm – Fellows and External Fellows  William Carlsen, Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood and The Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya (2017) Discussion Leader: Jim Gurd This book by journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist William Carlsen, who follows in the footsteps of […]

Wednesday Talk: April 3, 2024, 2-4 pm on Zoom [an extra, zoom-only session]

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Speaker: Rafaël Newman, Comparative Literature, Zurich Title: “The Work of Art in the Age of Neural Machine Translation” Abstract: “But the instant the criterion of authenticity ceases to be applicable to artistic production, the total function of art is reversed. Instead of being based on ritual, it begins to be based on another practice – […]

Book Club: May 6, 2024, 2-4pm – Fellows and External Fellows – Zoom only

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May 6, 2024, 2-4pm – Fellows and External Fellows  Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and The New Human (2022) Discussion Leader: William Logan Mukherjee is an accomplished and engaging writer and an oncologist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his earlier book on cancer. Here he presents the history […]

“Meet Your Colleagues” Summer Sessions Thursdays 2-4pm on Zoom only – Fellows and External Fellows only – May 30, 2024: Susan Pfeiffer

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"Meet Your Colleagues" Summer Sessions Thursdays 2-4pm on Zoom only - Fellows and External Fellows only May 30, 2024: Susan Pfeiffer Anthropology is the study of humans at the broadest of levels, both culturally and biologically; this includes their origins.  I am a biological anthropologist, which means that my focus is human evolution. Most people look puzzled […]

Book Club: June 3, 2024, 2-4pm, – Fellows and External Fellows

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June 3, 2024, 2-4pm, - Fellows and External Fellows Helen Macdonald, H Is for Hawk (2014) Discussion leader: Peter Alberti Are you ready for a strange but compelling read? Already a classic of nature writing, this award-winning work is also the unflinchingly honest memoir of a young British poet and historian who retreats from the […]

“Meet Your Colleagues” Summer Sessions Thursdays 2-4pm on Zoom only – Fellows and External Fellows only – June 13, 2024: Jonathan Dostrovsky

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"Meet Your Colleagues" Summer Sessions Thursdays 2-4pm on Zoom only - Fellows and External Fellows only June 13, 2024: Jonathan Dostrovsky Jonathan Dostrovsky Jonathan Dostrovsky will present a biographical illustrated account of his many activities which highlight several serendipitous events that significantly shaped his life and career and led to his setting up his research laboratory in […]

“Meet Your Colleagues” Summer Sessions Thursdays 2-4pm on Zoom only – Fellows and External Fellows only – June 20, 2024: John Kennedy

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"Meet Your Colleagues" Summer Sessions Thursdays 2-4pm on Zoom only - Fellows and External Fellows only June 20, 2024: John Kennedy John Kennedy is a psychologist with interests in perception and representation. His research on pictures, metaphor, symbols and illusions has led him to ask blind people to make drawings, which they do quite well, often to […]

“Meet Your Colleagues” Summer Sessions Thursdays 2-4pm on Zoom only – Fellows and External Fellows only – June 27, 2024: George Steiner (change to the program)

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"Meet Your Colleagues" Summer Sessions Thursdays 2-4pm on Zoom only - Fellows and External Fellows only June 27, 2024: George Steiner Topic: “I will not make this a high science talk. Rather, it will focus more on how I got to be where I am. It will include how, with my parents, I escaped Europe in 1939, why […]

Book Club: July 8, 2024, 2-4pm, – Fellows and External Fellows

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July 8, 2024, 2-4pm, - Fellows and External Fellows Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (2007) Discussion Leaders: Linda Hutcheon, Michael Hutcheon Have you ever felt uneasy about (or even alienated by) the directions classical music took in the twentieth century? Well, then, this is the book for you. Writing […]