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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 Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Clair/Silverthorn

Kevin Spenst and Jim Smith read from their work.

Icon of the event Author Reading: Traveler's Handbooks
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Come and listen to Elena Paschinger (The Creative Traveler's Handbook) and Janice Waugh (The Solo Traveler's Handbook) presenting inspiring travel stories and giving tips and advice in their respective travel niches. Both wom...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Oct 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: St. Clair/Silverthorn

Claudio Gaudio and Stuart Ross read from their work.

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 Transculturalité et Identité dans l'oeuvre d'Hédi Bouraoui
Thu Dec 08, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hédi Bouraoui, écrivain, poète et universitaire tuniso-canadien va parler de la transcendance des frontières culturelles, d'identité et de la différence qui sont des thèmes majeurs de ses écrits et qu'il aborde tout en gardan...

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...