Friday, June 3, 2016

Discover the Healing Powers of Tai Chi

Sifu David Leopold
8:45 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
Ryerson Square, Victoria St. and Gould St
FREE: Reserve your spot

See Wednesday, June 1, 12:30 p.m. session for details

When is it Legal to Die in Canada?

Mark Handelman
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Library Building, LIB72, 350 Victoria Street
FREE: Reserve your seat

Review the current status of physician-assisted death legislation in Canada and Ontario, as well as the law regarding withholding and withdrawing treatment when that decision is likely to result in a patient’s death.

Essential Conversations – Who, What, Why

Resa Eisen
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Library Building, LIB72, 350 Victoria Street
FREE: Reserve your seat

Essential Conversations are about talking to the most important people in our lives about the most important things in our lives. Many of us aren’t aware of the conversations we should be having, and if we are, we aren’t sure how to have them. This session – focusing on the what, who, and how of Essential Conversations – will provide practical information in an upbeat and engaging format.

Discover the Healing Powers of Tai Chi

Sifu David Leopold
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Ryerson Square, Victoria St. and Gould St
FREE: Reserve your spot

See Wednesday, June 1, 12:30 p.m. session for details

Stella Award Presentation and Theatre Out of the Box 

THE ESTELLE CRAIG ACT II STUDIO
1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Rogers Communications Centre, Eaton Theatre,
RCC204, 80 Gould Street
Cost: $18 in advance, $20 at the door (cash only)

Theatre Out of the Box presents new plays written by our members and directed and performed by our students.

The Rise of ISIS – A New Geopolitical Challenge for the World

Dr. Olivier Courteaux
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Library Building, LIB72, 350 Victoria Street
Cost: $10 online / $15 at the door

In recent weeks, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) appears to have lost ground. That does not mean, of course, it is time to celebrate its demise. No matter what happens, the Middle East has been a theatre of much chaos, and the spiral of violence unleashed by the Syrian regime and ISIS is likely to continue unabated for quite some time. How can we explain ISIS’ impressive debut on the world stage and its rapid expansion, both in the Middle East and through its affiliates in Libya and Afghanistan? What are its objectives, and how is it financing itself? Is the international coalition finally winning, and, if so, why? These are some of the questions we will try to answer.

Ruth Lowe – The Canadian Songwriter who Launched Frank Sinatra’s Career

Tom Sandler
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Library Building, LIB72, 350 Victoria Street
FREE: Reserve your seat

Ruth Lowe wrote one of the most important songs of the big band era – “I’ll Never Smile Again”.  She was a woman far ahead of her time, the sole financial supporter of her family, a gifted, talented, and courageous artist, and a Grammy winner who changed the course of music history.  In this session, Ruth Lowe’s son, Tom Sandler, will discuss the life and times of his mother, one of the architects of the American ballad.

A Tribute to Folk Music – SOLD OUT

Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone
5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas Street East
Cost: $15 online only

Take a trip back to the 1960s coffee houses of New York City’s Greenwich Village and Toronto’s Yorkville to relive and sing the songs of Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary, and other great artists of the 1960s folk revival period.

Theatre Out of the Box 

THE ESTELLE CRAIG ACT II STUDIO
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Rogers Communications Centre, Eaton Theatre,
RCC204, 80 Gould Street
Cost: $18 in advance, $20 at the door (cash only)

See Friday, June 3, 1:30 p.m. session for details