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Icon of the event Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada
Thu Mar 31, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Drawing on their new book Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada, Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner explore the stories of refugees from around the world who made Canada their home, with a focus on the vulnerabilities an...

Icon of the event Journalists in War Zones with Dr. Anthony Feinstein
Tue Mar 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Dr. Anthony Feinstein will discuss how journalists cope psychologically with the dangers they confront in war zones. What motivates them to do such dangerous work? How do the challenges faced by journalists in Iran, Kenya an...

Icon of the event Who Would Do That? Lecture and Book Reading
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Come meet fellow book lovers and join author Bette Logan, in her lecture about women who write, visit, and even marry infamous serial killers such as Paul Bernardo and Ted Bundy. Author Bette Logan speaks first hand about her...

Icon of the event Barry Moser
Thu May 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

The eh List Author Series presents award winning illustrator Barry Moser. His new book, We Were Brothers, renders the memories of his youth on his quest to understand how he and his identically raised brother could have becom...

Icon of the event New Faces of Fiction: Gary Barwin and Lynne Kutsukake
Thu Apr 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

The eh List Author Series presents Gary Barwin and Lynne Kutsukake as the New Faces of Fiction. Debut novels by these rising literary stars dazzle readers with tales of poignant sparks of resilience, compelling examination o...

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Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

The "Bacchae" was the last play of Euripides to be produced before the fall of Athens in 404 B.C. There would be no more great Greek tragedies. In a larger historical context: it has been suggested that the rending and con...

Icon of the event Sienese Art  of the Middle Ages: Duccio and Simone Martini
Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Painting in Gothic Siena: From the end of the thirteenth century until the onset of the Black Death, Siena was an innovative centre of Gothic painting that rivalled Florence. During this hour Professor Cunningham will examine...

Icon of the event The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 with Philippa  Sheppard
Thu May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Leading Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro has crafted a compelling account of the exciting events of 1606 in England. The year of the Gunpowder Plot and a terrible plague outbreak was also the year that London's foremost play...

Icon of the event Using Handwriting Analysis to Understand Personality
Thu Mar 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Think handwriting is obsolete? According to Clinical Social Worker Annette Poizner, your handwriting is richly expressive of who you are. In this fascinating presentation, you will analyze celebrity signatures and find out fo...

Icon of the event Lactivism with Courtney Jung
Thu Apr 28, 2016 | 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Barbara Frum

Breastfeeding has become a moral imperative for new mothers. But are women being sold a bill of goods about the merits of the practice? University of Toronto professor Courtney Jung offers a critique of how breastfeeding ...