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Icon of the event Is poverty a disease?  Could treating poverty work like medicine?
Tue Jun 02, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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The economic, political, and health systems in Ontario must be transformed in order to address the most powerful determinants of our health: income and income inequality. Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Ho...

Icon of the event Ninth Annual June Callwood Lecture: David Suzuki
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Drawing on his own experiences, Dr. David Suzuki challenges us to live with courage, conviction and passion as we learn from the past and look confidently to a sustainable future....

Icon of the event Kazuo Ishiguro -  SOLD OUT
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Kazuo Ishiguro, the critically acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Come Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of 'Riverdale, East of the Don'
Sat Mar 28, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Elizabeth Gillian (Liz) Muir has lived in both the southern and northern parts of Riverdale. A former educator and an historian, she has written extensively about women in early Canada. She has also written stories for childr...

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...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Euripedes - Medea
Fri May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Euripedes, who Aristotle called 'the most tragic' of the Greek tragedians, gives us in Medea, one of literature's most vivid psychological portraits of woman scorned. This lecture highlights the playwright' social critique, ...

Icon of the event 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour - SOLD OUT
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

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 Jane Urquhart
Wed Apr 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The internationally acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event The 2015 Cameron Hollyer Lecture:  Arthur Conan Doyle's
Sat Jun 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Prominent Conan Doyle scholar Clifford Goldfarb discusses Conan Doyle's Napoleonic writings including his play "Waterloo." Acclaimed Canadian actor R.H. Thomson will give a reading of the play following the lecture.

Icon of the event Guy Vanderhaeghe
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories. A virtuoso collection of stories from the multi award winning novelist of The Englishman's Boy....