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Announcing the Winter Lecture Series

LLM announces another outstanding winter lecture season, offered virtually only.

On Tuesdays from January 10 to February 28, 2023, Carolyn Harris is presenting The Nordic Nations: A History and on Thursdays from January 12 to March 2, 2023, Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux brings us Understanding Current Indigenous Issues.  LLM is pleased to be featuring these renowned speakers and their timely and popular topics this winter.

The virtual lecture format is:

 10:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.        Lecture        

 11:10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.         Brief Break             

 11:20 a.m. to 12:00 noon       Q&A             

 12:00 noon                              Lecture ends             

Please note that all lectures will be recorded. These recordings will be available to all participants for one week. You will receive an email with a link to the recording.

LLM’s two virtual lecture series will be something to look forward to this winter.

 

 

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The Nordic Nations: A History

This series will examine the history and culture of the Nordic Nations: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland from the Viking Age to the present day.

Brief Introduction to Understanding Current Indigenous Issues

This lecture series on Understanding Current Indigenous Issues will address the historical foundations of the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada, review key legislation and pertinent case law, unpack the treaty and land claims process and debate the benefits for Canadians when it comes to resolution of historical and contemporary grievances. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux is an Indigenous woman with 40 years of experience working with on-reserve and off-reserve peoples, leading training workshops, and writing and teaching in community and academic settings. Come prepared to ask hard questions, enter debate when necessary and learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation process Canadians are engaged in. We are living in changing times and Indigenous prophecy, teachings and knowledge have much to offer as we work together to build a better future for all.

 

Starting October 25, LLM lectures will only be available virtually

Starting this fall, LLM had a dream to provide top-quality lectures to both in-person and virtual audiences, which we referred to as a “hybrid model.” However, while our lectures are always subject to internet issues, our Technology Committee encountered too many technical problems to continue with the current hybrid approach. These challenges prevented LLM from providing the best lecture experience possible. We would like to thank our Technology Committee, who have worked diligently to resolve service integration, acoustics and conductivity issues.

In the past week, the quality of our lectures has been particularly disappointing. But we don’t want you to miss out. So, the good news is that our speakers have kindly agreed to re-record last week’s sessions and you will receive the link to those recordings in the coming week.

Starting November 1st, LLM lectures will only be available virtually. We hope that this move will improve the quality of LLM lectures for our valued audience.

For information regarding refunds, please send us an email using the “Contact Us” section of the web page. 

 

 

 

Brendan Meagher

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lifelong Learning Mississauga’s Treasurer, Brendan Meagher, on October 13, 2022.

Brendan was a founding member of LLM and served in a variety of volunteer capacities, including Treasurer of the Board, throughout LLM’s ten-year history. Everyone who worked alongside Brendan to bring 40 lecture series to older adults in Mississauga appreciated his perseverance in keeping the finances straight, his willingness to learn any skill necessary to support the lectures, and his unfailing gentlemanliness and good grace in the face of all challenges that presented themselves.

Participants and LLM’s long list of speakers will remember fondly Brendan’s reliable management of all the AV challenges week after week, his diligence in sorting out any glitches that showed up, and the good humour that guided everything he did.

We will all thoroughly miss the tall, dignified gentleman with the cheerful Irish lilt who was such an important part of LLM’s successes for the past ten years.

 

 

 

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Announcing Fall Lecture Series

LLM announces another outstanding fall lecture season, offered both virtually and in-person.

On Tuesdays from October 11 to November 29, 2022, Olivier Courteaux is presenting China: The History and Geopolitics of a Superpower and on Thursdays from October 13 to December 1, 2022, Howard Mednick brings us What Is This Thing Called Classical Music? LLM is pleased to be featuring these renowned speakers and their timely and popular topics this fall.

To accommodate both audiences the format of the lectures has changed. The new format is:

                       In-person                                                                   Virtual

10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.       Coffee             10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.        Coffee at home

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.        Lecture          10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.        Lecture

11:35 a.m. to noon                  Q&A                11:35 a.m. to noon                 Q&A

Please note that all lectures will be recorded. These recordings will be available to all participants for one week. You will receive an email with a link to the recording.

The venue for the in-person lectures is Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Crescent, Mississauga. To avoid the very sharp turn at Dundas Crescent turn onto Robinson Street.  Then turn left on Adamson St. and follow Adamson to the end. Adamson ends at the rear church parking lot.  If you require wheelchair access, drive around the church to access the front parking lot.  Please note that the roadway around the church is a fire route.  Any cars parked in the fire route will be tagged and towed. 

Participants are asked to respect all current public health measures, which can be found at https://www.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/covid-19-recovery/current-measures-and-restrictions/

Whether in person or virtual, LLM’s two fall lecture series will be something to look forward to as we emerge from the restrictions of this long pandemic.

 

 

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China: The History and Geopolitics of a Superpower

A new world order is emerging as proposed in 2013 by Xi Jinping: “The realization of the Chinese dream will bring happiness to the Chinese people as well as to the other peoples of the world.” Behind the words, what is China really up to?

What is This Thing Called Classical Music?

This lecture series will review several styles, genres and formats of classical music. We will come away with a better understanding of what classical music is all about.  

 

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