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Icon of the event Fixing our broken food system
Tue Apr 07, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Our food system is not working properly. Diet-related illnesses are on the rise. Many farmers are going broke. Water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture keep increasing. In part II of this serie...

Icon of the event THE SECOND:  A Novel about Spirituality, Religion, and Politics by Alan J Cooper
Tue Apr 14, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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A half-century ago, when baby boomers reached their teens, there began a giant drop in traditional church attendance. At the same time, there came to grow a spiritual hunger as manifested in ecological awareness, human rights...

Icon of the event Homelessness in Canada
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Stephen Gaetz discusses the situation of homelessness in Canada. Drawing from leading research, he explores the causes and conditions of homelessness in Canada, beginning with the rise of mass homelessness in the 1980s and 9...

Icon of the event Do Canada and the United States have striking resemblances?
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Much has been said about American exceptionalism -- the idea that the...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Aeschylus - The Oresteia
Fri Jun 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In the Oresteia, the only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity, Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from...

Icon of the event Can the Arctic Council survive?
Tue May 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Arctic Council was created in 1996 in the aftermath of the Cold War and when barriers dividing the Arctic nations had fallen down. Since its creation, the Council has had many successes and the United States, originally i...

Icon of the event Depression
Tue Mar 31, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Everyone has felt sadness but when is it depression?...

Icon of the event Making space for peace:
Tue May 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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International protective accompaniment as alter-geopolitics...

Icon of the event Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In this talk, Montreal poet and non-fiction writer Mark Abley explores the paradox of Duncan Campbell Scott and explains his relevance for Canadians today. Scott was one of the major Canadian poets of the early 20th century, ...

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...