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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 How Offshore Tax Havens Destroy Governments
Tue Feb 10, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Offshore tax havens have become the bane of governments worldwide. As much as $21-trillion in taxable wealth belonging to corporations and wealthy individuals is being hidden in tax havens out of reach of the taxman. As a res...

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 Democracy in an era of mass surveillance: A Canadian perspective
Tue Jan 20, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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While global discussions concerning Edward Snowden's revelations have primarily focused on the actions of the National Security Agency and its British equivalent, this talk focuses on Canada's role in conducting mass surveil...

Icon of the event Deathbed Dimes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

"Deathbed dimes" exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery....

Icon of the event International Women's Day
Mon Mar 02, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Plan International Canada President and CEO, Rosemary McCarney brings her amazing professional background and broad personal knowledge and experience to an entertaining and informative talk about the struggle for girls' right...

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 Star Talks: Andrew Morton
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Britain's Andrew Morton, bestselling author of...

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 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...