Welcome to Senior College!

Important notice regarding SC Fellow/External Fellow fees for 2022: $75 now due for the period January 1-June 30, 2022. Spouse and Joint Plan payments are $30.

Good news! Senior College will return to the Faculty Club on February 2nd and remain on Zoom. You will have a choice of hearing the Wednesday speakers at the Faculty Club, preceded by an optional lunch from the menu, or continuing as before on Zoom, or some of each. Your fee will cover the cost of a Faculty Club membership and of the Zoom broadcasts. The Colloquium and Book Club will remain on Zoom.

Fellows and External Fellows: $75.

Payment methods If you put the $75 Faculty Club refund you received in 2020 into trust toward future fees, now is the time to use it. Use this link to do so: https://forms.office.com/r/X46NjcQgkV.

Otherwise, all payments can be made online at Senior College Payments – University of Toronto (utoronto.ca).

Fellows/External Fellow pay: $75.

Spouses/Partners of paying Fellows and External Fellows: $30.

Fellows paying Faculty Club fees through the joint plan: $30.

Date:  Wednesday April 20, 2022

Location: Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Avenue

Registration for the 17th Annual Senior College Symposium:

The 2022 Symposium will again take place as an in-person event in the Faculty Club and will include its excellent food services, including a morning refreshment break, a buffet lunch, and a wine-and-cheese reception afterwards. An option for Zoom participation is also available. Please note that the Faculty Club will continue to follow U of T protocols requiring proof of vaccination for entry and masks when not eating or drinking.

NEW TODAY: Attached is a PDF file of the program for the event, giving detailed descriptions for speakers and their topics and indicating timing throughout the day. Note also the extended deadline of Sun. April 10 for in-person registration at the early fee. Any further information about the event will be posted on this website.

Advance registration is required. Registration is open to the wider university community and the public as well as to retired U of T faculty and librarians.

  • In-person registration closed at noon on Thurs. April 14.
  • The fee for Zoom participation is $20, using this link. The deadline for registering by Zoom is noon on Mon. April 18.

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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.


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.