Past Speakers

Sep 22, 2023
Ron Brown
Top 170 Unusual Things to See in Ontario

Jun 9, 2023
Paul Kelly
Did you eat today? Thank a Bee!

May 10, 2023
Allan Levine
The Jewish Experience in Toronto

Apr 21, 2023
Roy Baskind
’Domestic Terror Threats’ in your Nervous System: Autoimmune neurological diseases, disorders…

Mar 10, 2023
Ross King
Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven (and Tom Thomson)

Feb 10, 2023
Patricia Wright
The Lemurs of Madagascar

Jan 13, 2023
Lynne Golding
Brampton, Ontario as a Window on Life in Canada during World War One

Nov 25, 2022
Michael Enright
Surviving the Media Maze: With all this information, where is the wisdom?

Nov 4, 2022
Tim Cook
Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War

Oct 14, 2022
Ellen Schwartzel
Discover Toronto’s Ravines

Sep 16, 2022
Ivan Semeniuk
Cosmic Questions (and Answers!): Exploring the Universe from Aristotle to Webb

Jun 10, 2022
The Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett
Religious Freedom: Whose Freedom Is It?

May 27, 2022
Eric McGeer
“We are getting a Canadian occupation ...” : The Nijmegen Salient 1944-45

Apr 29, 2022
James Lockyer
Wrongful Convictions in Canada

Apr 1, 2022
Adam Shoalts
Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic

Mar 15, 2022
Christopher Dummitt
What’s so evil about the Notwithstanding Clause?

Mar 4, 2022
Panel Discussion
The COVID 19 Pandemic in Perspective – Two Years On

Feb 11, 2022
Terry Glavin and Chris Alexander
The Crisis in Afghanistan Six Months On

Jan 14, 2022
Dr. Patricia Brubaker
The Discovery of Insulin: a cure from death (due to diabetes)

Nov 26, 2021
Rick Phillips
The Symphonies of Beethoven – the Universe in Music

Nov 5, 2021
Tim Cook
Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada’s Second World War

Oct 15, 2021
Nicola Ross
Hiking Where Your Heart is

Sep 27, 2021
Prof. Neville Thompson
Winston Churchill, Mackenzie King and Appeasement

Sep 17, 2021
David Lindsay
Birds of Ontario: An introduction to Birdwatching

Jul 22, 2021
Professor Amos Jones
What the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and its Observances Reveal about Human Relations Today

Jun 4, 2021
Professor Doug Perovic
The 4N6 of Engineering Failure Investigations and Why Accidents Do NOT Happen

May 7, 2021
Dr. David Fell
Matters of the Heart: Staying Alive

Apr 16, 2021
Dr. Carolyn Snider
Caring During COVID

Feb 19, 2021
Panel Discussion
Paving the Way for Change: Anti-Black Systemic Racism and the Church

Mar 6, 2020
Kevin White
Funny Business: Writing TV Comedies in Canada

Feb 7, 2020
Kevin Sylvester
Why the Olympics Stink… and Why They Don’t

Jan 17, 2020
Christopher Moore
Parliaments & Power: Canada in the Parliamentary World

Nov 22, 2019
Dr. Samantha Yammine
23 & You: The Future Science & Ethics of Genetics

Nov 4, 2019
Erna Paris
Remembering the Holocaust: Past, Present and Future

Oct 18, 2019
Robert Sharpe
The Persons Case: The Origins and Legacy of the Fight for Legal Personhood

Sep 13, 2019
Panel Discussion
Artificial Intelligence:Fact, Fiction and the Re-imagination of Humanity

Jun 7, 2019
Kathleen Wynne
Reflections on Five Years as Premier, the 2018 Election and the Year Since

May 10, 2019
Professor Nick Eyles
Canada Rocks: 4 Billion Years of Environmental Change

Apr 26, 2019
Arlene Chan
The Chinese in Toronto: Then and Now

Mar 29, 2019
Professor Patrice Dutil
Sir John A.: The Life and Contested Legacy of Canada’s First Prime Minister

Mar 1, 2019
Rick Phillips
RITES OF PASSION – The St. Matthew Passion by J. S. Bach

Feb 8, 2019
Randall Hansen
The Global Refugee Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Solutions

Jan 11, 2019
Panel Discussion
Technology, Truth and Trust – Democracy in a Digital Media Age

Nov 2, 2018
Professor Jack Granatstein
Canada’s Hundred Days, 1918: The Greatest Victory

Oct 12, 2018
Bob Rae
Why Rights Matter, and are Good Politics Too

Sep 28, 2018
Rahul Singh
Innovative solutions to disaster response

Jun 8, 2018
Dr. Eric McGeer
Beneath Sicilian Skies… : The Canadians in Sicily, 1943

May 25, 2018
Jennifer Bonnell
Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley

Apr 20, 2018
Julian Porter
17 Paintings That Scream 'Magnificent!'

Feb 23, 2018
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
Civics 101: Toronto Edition

Jan 19, 2018
Peter H. Russell
Canada’s Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests