As part of its mandate “to facilitate and encourage retirees’ involvement and contribution to the larger community beyond the University,” the Senior College formed a Speakers Bureau that commenced service in the fall of 2010. The Bureau lists retired faculty, librarians and senior administrators who are willing to give talks or lead discussions about the subjects on which they have expertise. The list is distributed to schools, seniors’ homes, service clubs and other organizations in the GTA community.
When SC receives requests for speakers, the SC Administrator contacts the person requested or an appropriate member of the Bureau, if the request indicates a topic but not a speaker. Members of the Bureau who are invited to speak decide whether they wish to accept the invitation. The Bureau’s policy is not to charge a speaker’s fee. However, Bureau speakers may accept any honoraria that are offered and contributions to their travel expenses.
We hope that you will be willing to contribute to this program of sharing the wealth of knowledge and experience in our retiree community at the University of Toronto with the larger community in which we live. We look forward to hearing from you.
For more information:
Contact us:Administrator, Senior College
University of Toronto
256 McCaul Street, Suite 412
Toronto, ON M5T 1W5 Canada