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Icon of the event Is there a war on science?
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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As governments and corporations scramble to pull the plug on research that proves that they are poisoning our planet and other disturbing findings, it seems the powerful have declared a war on science. But there are scientist...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Cecil Foster - In Conversation
Thu Feb 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Join Donna Bailey Nurse in Conversation with Author Cecil Foster.

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 Can We Draw A Line in the Tar Sands?
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Drawing on the recent book A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice this talk will explore how Tar sands "development" comes with enormous environmental and human costs. Co-editor Stephen D'arcy will share...

Icon of the event 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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 Sarah Radcliffe: The Fear Fix
Wed Jan 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

All children and teens experience stress, worry and fear - and parents need to know how to help! Learn how to help your child (and yourself!) cope with anxious feelings caused by:...

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize Awards
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Toronto Public Library and Harbourfront Centre's International Festival of Authors present an evening with the five finalists of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction. A lively discussion followed by an audience ...

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 Miranda July
Thu Jan 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Miranda July is an acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Miriam Toews
Mon Feb 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Rogers Writers' Trust Ficiton Prize, Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist and Governor General's Award winner Miriam Toews on...