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Icon of the event 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Louise Arbour, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, joins us for the Third Annual Bluma Lecture. Few people have tackled more wicked problems so when she asks if our rea...

Icon of the event Canada Reads: One Book to Break Barriers
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Mary Ito, host of CBC Radio One's Fresh Air, as we celebrate the launch of the 2015 edition of Canada Reads....

Icon of the event Peter Carey
Thu Jan 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Australia's two time Booker Prize winner on his new novel...

Icon of the event An afternoon with three Chicago poets in Toronto
Tue Mar 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Peter O'Leary, John Tipton and Michael Autrey are contemporary poets, all resident in Chicago. Not necessarily traditional, all are committed to the poetic tradition, notably to the example of the Modernists. Each poet will r...

Icon of the event Transgender Rights in Canada
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a discussion with Rachel Clark, who is a LGBT rights advocate working with organizations, such as Amnesty International and the National Organization for Women. She is the Executive Producer and appeared in the do...

Icon of the event John Vaillant
Tue Jan 13, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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John Vaillant, the #1 bestselling, award-winning author of...

Icon of the event Arresting Hope: Women Taking Action in Prison Health Inside Out
Tue Mar 03, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ruth Elwood Martin and Mo Korchinski discuss their new edited book (with Lynn Fels and Carl Leggo): a story about women in a provincial prison in Canada, how creative leadership fosters opportunities for transformation, and h...

Icon of the event Miranda July
Thu Jan 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Miranda July is an acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of...

Icon of the event What Can Scientists Learn about Work from the People Who Do it?
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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In Europe, Asia and Latin America supermarket checkout clerks work sitting down. In North America, they stand all day and have leg and back problems. Why?...

Icon of the event Norman Doidge, M.D.
Tue Feb 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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In his revolutionary new book...