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THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021 ~ 1:30 P.M.

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GUEST SPEAKER: Ken Bartlett
TOPIC: The Most Perfect Paradise: The Papal Palace in Rome
Kenneth Bartlett received his PhD (1978) from the University of Toronto where he is Professor of History and Renaissance Studies (Victoria College). In 2006 Prof. Bartlett was awarded an inaugural President's Teaching Award, which carries with it membership in the University of Toronto Academy of Teaching, and in 2007 an inaugural government of Ontario LIFT (Leadership in Faculty Teaching) award by the province. In 2007 he was a finalist in the TVO Best Lecturer TV series.
 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2021 ~ 1:30 P.M.

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GUEST SPEAKER: Smera Sukumar
TOPIC: Nature Reserves Program
Ontario Nature has been protecting significant natural areas within their nature reserve system since 1961. With 26 properties totaling 3,108 hectares (7,679 acres), these reserves protect some of the best remnants of Ontario's most imperiled, biodiverse and vulnerable habitats.
 



THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021 ~ 1:30 P.M.

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GUEST SPEAKER: Pearce Carefoote
TOPIC: Forbidden Fruit: Banned, Censored, and Challenged Books from Dante to Harry Potter
Pearce J. (P.J.) Carefoote is the Head of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology in Church History from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and a Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. He is the author of Great and Manifold: A Celebration of the Bible in English, Calvin by the Book, and Forbidden Fruit: Banned, Censored and Challenged Books from Dante to Harry Potter.
 



THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021 ~ 1:30 P.M.

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GUEST SPEAKER: Sean Sportun, Toronto Crime Stoppers
TOPIC: Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a global and multi-faceted phenomenon. It "...is a growing concern, not just in Toronto but in the Greater Toronto Area," former Chief Mark Saunders said. "These victims could be your daughter, your niece or the girl next door." Crime Stoppers is committed to educating the public on the signs of human trafficking and letting them know how to report the crime anonymously.
 



THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2021 ~ 1:30 P.M.

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GUEST SPEAKER: Jules Porter
TOPIC: Jays Care Foundation
Jays Care creates programs that provide gender equity for all children and youth as well as developing inclusive programs with Indigenous communities to promote the health and well-being of children, youth and families. They implement adaptive and accessible strategies for children and youth living with cognitive and physical disabilities.