Senior College, University of Toronto Presents the Art Show: Andrew Baines, January 22, 2020, Senior College Centre, 11:00am-12:30pm

Art Show Opening with a Short Presentation by the Artist & Light Refreshments: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:00am-12:30pm.

The event is Free. All are welcome, but we do require registration by Monday, January 20, 2020.

Location 256 McCaul Street, Room 412.

The art show continues Monday to Friday, 10:00am-11:30am and 1:30-3:00pm. It is recommended that you make an appointment by calling (416) 978-7553.

The catalogue can be found at: https://seniorcollege.utoronto.ca/catalogue-andrew-baines-life-journey/.

 

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Previous Shows

Excursion for Fellows & External Fellows only: Tuesday, February 18th at 10:15am, Aga Khan Museum.

Outing for Fellows & External Fellows Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10:15am.
Aga Khan Museum
https://www.agakhanmuseum.org.  Deadline for registration is  2pm, February 14, 2020.

Event Plan

10:15 am Arrival and payment ($12.50 (down from $17)  admission and guided tour; $5 for members)

10:30 am Guided tour of the special exhibition: Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/exhibitions/caravans-of-gold

12:30 pm (optional) Lunch at Diwan Restaurant à la carte (at your own expense) https://diwan.agakhanmuseum.org

[You can eat instead at the Courtyard Café https://diwan.agakhanmuseum.org/cafe.html]

Ticket valid until 6 pm for return to special exhibition or Permanent collection [https://agakhanmuseum.org/exhibitions/museum-collections-blue]

2:45-3:45 pm  (optional, no extra charge) Tour of Ismaili Centre, which is located next door https://the.ismaili/ismailicentres/toronto

Getting there

By car
77 Wynford Drive. Wynford Drive is located one light north of Eglinton off Don Mills Road. Surface and underground parking available on site. You can pay the $10 flat rate in a machine or at the front desk.

By TTC—http://www.ttc.ca/Trip_planner/index.jsp:

From Dundas downtown or Broadview area
505 bus on Dundas to Broadview Station; 100 Flemingdon Park bus; exit at 100 Wynford Drive; 2 minute walk

From further south
504 bus on King Street to Broadview station; 100 Flemingdon Park bus; exit at 100 Wynford Drive; 2 minute walk

From uptown
Eglinton subway station; 34C Eglinton East bus toward Flemingdon Park; exit at Wynford Drive at Garamond Court,; walk two minutes

Online registration is closed.

 

Excursion for Fellows & External Fellows: Thursday, January 23rd at 10:45am, Royal Ontario Museum. Fellows only

Outing for Fellows Thursday, January 23rd, 10:45am.
Royal Ontario Museum

Time: 10:45 am – 12:45pm

Lunch after the event: 1:00pm. Optional lunch in the Clay Restaurant at the Gardiner Museum across the street https://www.clay.restaurant (at your own expense)

Cost: No admission fee required for the ROM visit or the Gardiner Café.

Registration: Limited to 16 Fellows, so please register as soon as possible.

PLAN FOR THE EVENT

Meet at the President’s Choice School Entrance off Queen’s Park on the south side of the Museum next to the former Planetarium. at 10:45 A.M. https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/presidents-choice-school-entrance.

 

10:45am Behind the scenes in the Entomology Department at the Royal Ontario Museum with Sebastian Kvist, who spoke to Senior College about leeches in November 2018. https://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/sebastian-kvist.

12:15pm Followed by a brief visit to the Herbarium’s collection of subarctic Ontario plants.

Please register at:

Senior College Excursion Subcommittee: Treasures of the Fisher Library, Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:30-12 noon

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:30-12 noon

Excursion to view and learn about the treasures housed in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library of the University of Toronto.  Conducted by Pearce (P.J.) Carefoote, director of the Fisher Library.  He spoke at Senior College in January of last year about how medieval manuscripts came to Toronto.

PLAN FOR THE EVENT

Meet in the lobby of the Fisher Library, just inside the second-floor entrance. Address: 120 St George Street, on the southwest corner of St. George and Hoskin.

About the Library

View from the upper level

 

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library houses the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections including books, manuscripts and other materials, and the University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services (UTARMS), which holds the official records of the University. https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/about-us

About the presenter:
Dr. Pearce J. Carefoote is Head of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto.  He holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (in Church History) from the Catholic University of Louvain, and is the author of Forbidden Fruit: Banned, Censored, and Challenged Literature from Dante to Harry Potter, with an introduction by Alberto Manguel (Toronto: Lester, Mason & Begg, 2007).  He was also curator of five exhibitions at the Fisher including “Great and Manifold: A Celebration of the Bible in English” and “The Flickering of the Flame: The Book and the Reformation”. In addition to his work at the library he is also an Anglican priest of the Diocese of Toronto.

Time: 10:30am-12pm

Lunch after the event: Lunch following the presentation:  Gallery Grill, Hart House (optional).

Cost:The event is free. Registrants are responsible for their own lunch that day.

Registration: Limited to 15 Fellows, so please register as soon as possible.

 

Senior College Excursion Subcommittee: Excursion to the lab of Dr. Laurence Harris, York University. Thursday, October 3, 2019

OCTOBER 3,  2019.   

Excursion to the lab of Dr. Laurence Harris, York University, to learn and experience the effects of gravity on our perception.  Dr. Harris spoke at Senior College last fall but will assume some missed it or don’t remember what they heard. Limited to 15 people so everyone gets a chance to try the demonstrations.

PLAN FOR THE EVENT

12:00 Meet for lunch at the Schulich Executive Dining Room near the York University subway stop (building 42 on attached map). A la carte, at your own expense. Dr. Harris will join us.

Approx. 1:40 Dr. Harris will lead us across campus to his lab. [Alternative with less walking: take the subway one more stop to Pioneer Village, which is near his lab in Building 2 in the attached map.]

2:00 Room 1015 Sherman Health Sciences Research Centre. Dr. Harris will make a presentation about his research and answer questions.

3:00 Experience some of the effects in Dr. Harris’ lab across the hall from Room 1015.

4:00  Leave for the nearby subway stop at Pioneer Village.

PRESENTATION: “PRISONERS OF GRAVITY”

We have evolved and grown up in the constant presence of the gravitational pull of the Earth. Dealing with gravity is an essential element of our behaviour and our perceptions. Gravity information is picked up by organs in our skull and is used to maintain stability under the constant threat of gravity. Recently we have found that our brains use gravity not only for stability but also as a reference that helps us judge distances and even help establish ownership of our bodies. Cancelling gravity in low earth orbit removes the sense of “up” but may also have other far-reaching effects. I will describe some of my experiments investigating this remarkable “sixth sense”, including an ongoing project on the International Space Station. I will also demonstrate some of the equipment that we use to alter the relationship between our gravity sensors and other senses including a Tumbling Room and a room built on its side.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Professor Laurence Harris obtained his PhD at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is the director of the Centre for Vision Research at York University, where he is a professor of Psychology. He holds the York Research Chair in Multisensory Integration and founded the international journal “Multisensory Research”. His research explores how the senses combine to generate our perception of our body and the world in which we move. He runs projects on the International Space Station and uses a variety of unique equipment for exploring the role of gravity in perception here on Earth. For more information see: http://www.yorku.ca/harris/

Time: 12pm

Location: Meet for lunch at the Schulich Executive Dining Room near the York University subway stop.

(Seymour Schulich Bldg, 111 Ian MacDonald Blvd, North York, ON M3J 1P3).

Website: http://foodservices.info.yorku.ca/restaurant/executive-dining-room-2-2/ 

Phone: (416) 736-5342

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Cost:The event is free. Registrants are responsible for their own lunch that day.

Registration: Attendance is limited to 15 persons.

Please complete the registration for the excursion on Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Walk and Dinner at the Miller Lash House, UTSC. This trip is for Fellows, External Fellows and their spouses/partners. Thursday, June 13, 2019

Join your colleagues for an al fresco dinner in a country-like setting at the Miller Lash house at UTSC. Located in the Highland Creek valley below the main UTSC campus, the Miller Lash House provides a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy a refreshing drink and/or dinner. For those who are willing and able, dinner at the Miller Lash House will be preceded by a walk (led by Jim Gurd) through parkland. The walk, which will start at the Guildwood GO station, is approximately 5 km long and is anticipated to take between 60 and 75 minutes. Those participating in the walk will meet at the Guildwood GO station between 4:00 and 4:15 pm. The route is quite flat and is paved the entire way. Those who choose not to take part in the walk will arrange their own transportation to the Miller Lash House and plan to arrive at 5:30. Following dinner, participants will find their own way home using public transport, taxis or private vehicles. 

What: Walk followed by dinner at the Miller Lash House, UTSC.

Who: This event is limited to Fellows, External Fellows and their spouses/partners. There is a maximum of 25 participants.

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Time: Meet at the Miller Lash House at 5:30 pm.  Walkers will meet at the Guildwood GO station between 4:00 and 4:15 pm. (The easiest way to get to Guildwood is to take the GO train from Union Station.  The 3:43 train from Union Station arrives at Guildwood at 4:08) Note: Following dinner,  participants will be responsible for arranging their own transportation home using public transport, taxis or private vehicles.

Deadline for Registration: June 7, 2019

Please complete the registration for the excursion on Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Senior College Excursion Subcommittee: Wandering the Waterfront.This trip is for Fellows, External Fellows and their spouses/partners. Saturday, May 11, 2019

Where & Date:

On Saturday, May 11 the Excursions Sub-committee is planning a very interesting and eye-opening waterfront field trip given by a well-known and experienced professor from the Geography and Planning Department. Dr. Tony Davis will take us to key areas in Scarborough to see and hear how the natural landscape has been substantially modified by human activity We will look at several sites that illustrate the dramatic changes along the Waterfront- Bluffers Park, the Leslie St spit, Cherry Beach, the Port Lands, the Eastern Channel and the Don River. The tour will be about 4 hours and involve some walking. Dr. Davis will prepare an informative booklet to accompany the talk. 

Date: May 11 2019.   

Time: Meet in front of Hart House on the main campus at 9:45 am

Lunch: Bring a packed lunch and we can picnic in a lovely area along the beach.

Transportation: In order to get to all the sites we have arranged a bus for which we will be asking $20 from each participant. We will begin the trip on the main campus in front of Hart House where the bus will meet us.

Cost:$20 per person.

Please mail your cheque in the amount of $20 per person paid in the name of  “University of Toronto” to:

Vennese Croasdaile
Administrator, Senior College
University of Toronto
256 McCaul Street, Suite 412
Toronto, ON M5T 1W5 Canada

Registration: Attendance is limited to 25 persons 

Please complete the registration for the excursion on Saturday, May 11, 2019

    Please mail cheque to: Senior College University of Toronto 256 McCaul Street, Suite 412 Toronto, ON. M5T 1W5
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Senior College Excursion Subcommittee: A Day of Legal Architectural History for Fellows and External Fellows, March 19, 2019

Where: A morning tour of magnificent Osgoode Hall at 130 Queen St West at University Ave given by a staff guide, followed by lunch in the elegant & wood-paneled restaurant.

After lunch, there will be a shorter tour of Campbell House at 160 Queen St W.

Access: via subway go to Osgoode Station (to avoid stairs exit through the Four Seasons exit on the southeast side and then cross Queen St. By streetcar take the Queen car to University Ave.

Time: Meet at 10:00 am in the rotunda of Osgoode Hall by the Statue where our guide Elise will be waiting. Enter by the door facing Queen St West. All visitors must go through a security check so allow extra time before the tour begins. The 90-minute tour will start promptly at 10:15 and will include the Benchers Chambers, the Great Library and court rooms and the judges’ chambers.

We will be seated for lunch at 11:45 and may have the opportunity to see robed judges and lawyers also having lun0ch. The restaurant is licensed.

After lunch we will proceed to Campbell House across the street for a 30-40 minute tour of the house. The artist and exhibit Redefining Home: A Story of Japanese Resettlement can be seen on free time.

Accessibility: Osgoode Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities but does have stairs. Let us know in advance and we can see what arrangements they can make. Campbell House, other than the main floor, has a number of twisting stairs.

Cost: The morning tour is free. Lunch is ordered from the menu (https://lso.ca/about-lso/osgoode-hall-restaurant ) and paid for individually. Campbell House is $6 and paid individually at the door.

Registration: Attendance is limited to 20 persons. Register below.

Prior Reading: For background history and to help you develop your questions (which the guide welcomes) please visit websites on Osgoode Hall and Campbell House Museum.

Registration is closed.

 

 

Tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (the “Opera House”), January 31, 2019 – Fellows Only.

The Excursions Subcommittee of Senior College has arranged a backstage tour for Fellows and External Fellows of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (to most of us, the “Opera House”) to take place on Thursday, January 31 of this year. The tour will start at 10 am and will be followed by a concert (see details below) in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre from 12 to 1 pm. Following the concert, those who wish will go for lunch at Little Anthony’s Italian Restaurant, just across the street from the Four Seasons Centre (https://www.littleanthonys.ca/), where a three course meal (https://www.littleanthonys.ca/pages/winterlicious) will be available for $28 as part of the Winterlicious program. (The à la carte menu may be available for those who wish to order from it, but the restaurant has indicated that with a group such as ours they prefer that we use the Winterlicious menu for purposes of efficiency.)

If you wish to attend this event, please complete and submit the form below by 12 noon, January 28. Registration is limited to a maximum of 25 people. The tour and concert are free, but you will have to pay for your lunch.

Please note that this event is restricted to Fellows and External Fellows only. If there are unfilled spaces after the deadline of 12 pm, January 28, consideration will be given to guests of Fellows and External Fellows. If you would like to invite a guest, please contact Jim Gurd at gurd@utsc.utoronto.ca with your request.

What: A Backstage Tour of Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts–followed by a Concert in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and lunch at L’il Anthony’s.

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019: 10 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch at L’il Anthony’s. Please meet at the stage door on Richmond Street at 9:45. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is 145 Queen St W – Stage Door is located on Richmond Street.

 

Concert: Hugo Kitano presents a varied program of virtuosic works for solo piano that include the Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110, by Ludwig van Beethoven and the Polonaise-fantaisie, Op. 61, by Frédéric Chopin.

If you would like to attend this event please provide your name, check the appropriate box and submit not later than 12 noon on January 28.

Registration for this event is full. To put your name on the wait list please complete the following form.

Registration is closed.