Welcome to Senior College!

Important notice regarding SC Fellow/External Fellow fees for 2021: $25 now due

There were no fees charged to renewing fellows from January 1- June 30, 2021 and an introductory fee of $25 was paid by those joining us during this period. At this point, $25 is due for July 1-December 31, 2021. Click here to pay.

In light of potentially higher fees when  the Faculty Club reopens, we recommend that Fellows and External Fellows allow any refund credits left in trust with Senior College to be retained as a credit toward what are likely to be higher future fees.

Popular Events

Weekly Talks

One of the College’s most popular activities has been a series of weekly talks held at the Faculty Club during the academic year. The presenters are often Fellows reporting on their recent work, but outside speakers are also invited. The topics are wide-ranging and cover a broad spectrum of disciplines and subjects. The format calls for an approximately one-hour talk followed by a coffee break and then a discussion period. The talks are usually recorded and made available as either streaming or downloadable podcasts. The discussion sessions, which are often very lively, are not recorded. The sessions are so popular that seating is limited and Fellows are given priority although others are welcome if space permits.

Book Club

The club sessions are open to all Fellows and External Fellows of Senior College on a first-come, first served basis until the maximum number of participants is reached. Registration open up a few weeks beforehand.

Colloquiums

Although the weekly talks have proven to be very popular some Fellows & External Fellows have sought opportunities for more direct participation in discussions of particular topics and issues. To this end a more-or-less monthly series of colloquia has been established. A committee selects topics which participants, limited in number to about fifteen, are expected to become informed about prior to each meeting. A reading list, featuring readily-available sources, is circulated to participants ahead of time. Topics range over a wide variety of disciplines and much of the interest generated by this series arises from the opportunity it provides for Fellows from very different fields to interact with one another.

Welcome to the website of Senior College at the University of Toronto. Senior College is an organization consisting of all retired Faculty and Librarians of the University. It maintains SC Centre at 256 McCaul St on the 4th floor. This space is available to all members and is used for art shows, meetings and monthly colloquium discussion groups.

The College mounts a vibrant academic program consisting of weekly lectures, a monthly book club, and a yearly symposium. Various more informal, social activities such as Coffee hour discussions and “Meet your colleagues” allow participants to get to know each other. The key feature of SC is the diversity of career backgrounds of its Members and Fellows and the range of perspectives this diversity brings. Please explore the “Events” button to view our past, present and forthcoming activities.