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Icon of the event Fixing our broken food system
Tue Apr 07, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Our food system is not working properly. Diet-related illnesses are on the rise. Many farmers are going broke. Water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture keep increasing. In part II of this serie...

Icon of the event THE SECOND:  A Novel about Spirituality, Religion, and Politics by Alan J Cooper
Tue Apr 14, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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A half-century ago, when baby boomers reached their teens, there began a giant drop in traditional church attendance. At the same time, there came to grow a spiritual hunger as manifested in ecological awareness, human rights...

Icon of the event Homelessness in Canada
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Stephen Gaetz discusses the situation of homelessness in Canada. Drawing from leading research, he explores the causes and conditions of homelessness in Canada, beginning with the rise of mass homelessness in the 1980s and 9...

Icon of the event Do Canada and the United States have striking resemblances?
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Much has been said about American exceptionalism -- the idea that the...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Aeschylus - The Oresteia
Fri Jun 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In the Oresteia, the only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity, Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from...

Icon of the event Can the Arctic Council survive?
Tue May 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Arctic Council was created in 1996 in the aftermath of the Cold War and when barriers dividing the Arctic nations had fallen down. Since its creation, the Council has had many successes and the United States, originally i...

Icon of the event Depression
Tue Mar 31, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Everyone has felt sadness but when is it depression?...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kim Thuy - Mãn
Tue May 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Kim Thuy?s lyrical approach to fiction attracted a lot of attention with her first book, Ru, which won a Governor General?s award for fiction in French and garnered a Giller nomination for the English translation. With Mãn, s...

Icon of the event Nnedi Okorafor at the Merril Collection
Fri Mar 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor, whose books include "Akata Witch", "Lagoon" and "Who Fears Death", discusses writing and fantasy at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy. She will appe...

Icon of the event Making space for peace:
Tue May 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

International protective accompaniment as alter-geopolitics...