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Icon of the event The 2015 Cameron Hollyer Lecture:  Arthur Conan Doyle's
Sat Jun 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Prominent Conan Doyle scholar Clifford Goldfarb discusses Conan Doyle's Napoleonic writings including his play "Waterloo." Acclaimed Canadian actor R.H. Thomson will give a reading of the play following the lecture.

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

Icon of the event Wearable Technology
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hillary Predko is a wearable technologist and fellow at Studio [Y]. She will be discussing the current state of Wearable Technology, and the direction it is taking in the future from both a technical and social perspective.

Icon of the event Technology: Successes and Failures
Fri Jun 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pursuing a career venture in technology can bring many successes and frustrations and this is all a part of the course. Hearing other journeys is helpful and also inspiring....

Icon of the event Great Books:  Alistair MacLeod - No Great Mischief
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, Alistair MacLeod's only novel, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story,beautifully told, of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the l...

Icon of the event Arab Feminists Thoughts
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Co-editors, Ghadeer Malek and Ghaida Moussa, present on their work in Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance, which articulates the thoughts of Arab feminists through critical narratives, essay...

Icon of the event Assisted Suicide
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Dr. Peter Lin will discuss Assisted Suicide, a difficult and divisive issue touching on religious beliefs, legality, governmental policies, personal wishes and the Hippocratic Oath....

Icon of the event Is poverty a disease?  Could treating poverty work like medicine?
Tue Jun 02, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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The economic, political, and health systems in Ontario must be transformed in order to address the most powerful determinants of our health: income and income inequality. Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Ho...

Icon of the event Stories and Poems from Nunavik
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Inuit poet, storyteller and throat singer Taqralik Partridge brings to life poems and tales from Canada?s north in her distinctive and unique style....

Icon of the event National Aboriginal Day: The eh List Presents Lee Maracle and Marilyn Dumont
Sun Jun 21, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Metis poet Marilyn Dumont, author of...