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Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event ROOM CHANGE: Cartography in Miniature
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

PLEASE NOTE: this program will now be held in the Hinton Learning Theatre on the 3rd floor....

Icon of the event The Clash of Ignorance: The West and the Muslim World
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With shocking evidence, hilarious anecdotes, heart-wrenching personal stories, and brilliant insights into world events, Dr. Shafique Virani urges us to confront the Clash of Ignorance between the West and the Muslim World, r...

Icon of the event William Morris Society Annual Event
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Annual lecture hosted by the William Morris Society

Icon of the event Driverless Cars in Toronto
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

David Ticoll, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School, University of Toronto provides a glimpse into our future with driverless cars. Learn how automated vehicles will transform our city and the ...

Icon of the event China's Great Leap Forward and Great Famine: Speaking the
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Ping-Chun Hsiung (University of Toronto) looks at China's 'Great Leap Forward', 1958-62 as a dramatic public policy failure. Economic decline fuelled the Great Famine. In turn, an estimated 33 to 55 million people died. T...

Icon of the event Author Visit:  Mireille Messier
Wed Dec 07, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Join Franco-Ontarian author Mireille Messier as she talks about her writing and publications. Mireille has published over a dozen children's books, several articles for youth magazines and has collaborated in the production ...

Icon of the event Cuba beyond the Beach - Stories of Life in Havana
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Havana is Cuba's soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World. After over a decade of visits as a teacher, researcher, and friend, Karen Dubinsky looks past political slogans and tourist postcards to the streets, ...

Icon of the event The Future Museum
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A fascinating discussion about the changing roles of museums in ├Żour ever densifying urban life - now and into the future. Fresh perspectives and new ideas with Josh Basseches (Director and CEO, Royal Ontario Museum), Stephan...

Icon of the event Ann Patchett (SOLD OUT) - Rush Seats Only
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder on her new novel, Commonwealth. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak....