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Icon of the event The Biology of Bloodthirsty Disease Vectors
Tue Oct 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks infect over half a billion people and kill some two million every year globally. Professor Jean-Paul Paluzzi discusses the biology of these blood-feeders and how we can use it against t...

Icon of the event Mining the Data: What Can We Learn About Infectious Diseases?
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Statistics is about understanding the world around us. Professor Hanna Jankowski shows us how statisticians are using data to surveil and report on infectious diseases and to learn more about how to manage these diseases....

Icon of the event Can We Go Beyond Treating the Symptoms of Disease?
Mon Nov 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imagine reversing blindness or the devastation associated with stroke. This is the promise of regenerative medicine and the Shoichet lab's research at the intersection of engineering and medicine. With Dr. Molly Shoichet, Uni...

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Mental Health and Migration
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A narrative-based workshop exploring experiences of moving to a new country: migration, stress, mental health, culture-shock, racism and resiliency. Provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). In partnership wi...

Icon of the event Senior Licensing and Winter Driving
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

A representative from the Ministry of Transportation will talk about the license renewal process for seniors 80 and older, and safe winter driving tips. You will learn about testing requirements and the collision reporting pr...

Icon of the event Uncovering the Mystic World of Dreams
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

Dreams are sacred scripts directing us towards greater clarity, purpose and self-awareness. Until a few centuries ago, dreams were highly regarded, but, as shifts occurred towards rational thought and technology the wisdom of...

Icon of the event Meditation
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Jane Finch Family health presents a talk on meditation. Learn about stress and meditation techniques to cope with life's stressors....

Icon of the event Older Caregiver Cafes
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

When was the last time you took a rejuvenating break? You're invited to join other family caregivers to socialize, learn, relax and be entertained in a series of interactive workshops:...

Icon of the event Mitzvah Technique
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Healthy postural body usage is introduced through gentle chair exercises involving sitting, standing, and walking. The Mitzvah Technique can be readily applied to all your daily activities, from sitting at the computer, to mo...

Icon of the event Nordic Pole Walking
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Nordic Pole Walking (NPW) is a highly effective low-impact aerobic activity that combines the ease of walking and the benefits of an upper body strength training workout using lightweight walking poles. The activity is very e...