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Wednesday Talk: February 21, 2024, 1:30-3:30 pm – in-person and on Zoom. **Please note: beginning at 1:30pm**

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

Speaker: Dan Drucker, Medicine, U of T Title: “Changing Health Outcomes for People Living with Diabetes or Obesity” Abstract: Enthusiasm for gut-derived therapies stems from a precise understanding of the physiological and pharmacological roles of gut hormones in control of normal and disordered energy homeostasis, coupled with extensive clinical validation. Improved understanding of gut endocrinology […]

Wednesday Talk: February 28, 2024, 2-4 pm – in-person and on Zoom

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

Speaker: Celia Smith, CEO Luminato Festival, Toronto Title: “Arts, Culture & Creativity in a Time of Dynamic Change” Abstract: Is there space for beauty, joy, reflection and inspiration in today's Toronto? How does such a vibrant and global city present itself to the world post-COVID? What stories need to be told and what are audiences […]

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

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March 4, 2024, 2-4pm – Fellows and External Fellows Ed Yong, An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us (2022) Discussion Leader: Sara Shettleworth This book is filled with strange creatures and strange experiments; Yong is interested in what animals perceive, what they might communicate to us if they could. Humans […]

Wednesday Talk: March 6, 2024, 2-4 pm – in-person and on Zoom

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

Speaker: Morgan Barense, Neuropsyschology, U of T Title: “A smartphone Intervention to Enhance Real-World Event Memory”  Abstract: The act of remembering an everyday experience influences how we interpret the world, how we think about the future, and how we perceive ourselves. It also enhances long-term retention of the recalled content, increasing the likelihood that it […]

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 […]

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 […]