Spring Lecture Series 2016

May 4th – The Search for Life in the Cosmos
Dr. Michael Reid, Researcher, Lecturer & Public Outreach Coordinator, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto

Have you ever wondered if life exists anywhere other than on Earth? If there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, why have we not encountered it yet?


May 11th – Neurorehabilitation Through Dance
Dr. Joseph DeSouza, Associate Professor, Centre for Vision Research, York University

Learn how the exercise of dance is helping people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).


May 18th – Another Side of Mozart Revealed
Brian Carlile, Professional Musician, and Andrew Chan, Harpist

Brian Carlile – Mozart produced an inexhaustible stream of correspondence covering his life highlights, tours, amours, colleagues, employers, and triumphs.

Andrew Chan will introduce the harp and answer questions on the instrument’s construction, development, and techniques.


May 25th – Innovation to Reach the World’s Poorest of the Poor
Dr. Joseph Wong, Ralph & Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation; Professor & Canada Research Chair, Political Science, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Poverty reduction is a global priority in the developing world and here in Canada.


June 1st – Technologies for Healthy Aging
Nora Young, Host of CBC Radio’s Spark; Author of The Virtual Self

As we enter the era of the Internet of Things, more and more technology promises to help us lead active, safe lives, from ‘smart’ pill dispensers to wearable health monitors.


June 8th – Changing Technology and the Reporting of News
Bill Cunningham, Pioneer of Television Journalism; War Correspondent; Award-Winning Producer of News & Documentaries; Editor; Program Host; Network Executive; Professor

Learn about the evolution of TV News. Mr. Cunningham will discuss the transition from print and radio to TV as the main news source

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