ProfTalks Lectures - Enjoy a day with top lecturers!

Event Summary

ProfTalks Toronto on May 4, 2014 featured 10 outstanding Canadian and American professors presenting fascinating lectures on literature, history, music, art, science, economics and more.

Our faculty consisted of the best and the brightest. Each professor was either a recipient of the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Canada’s highest teaching award, or a finalist or winner of TVOntario’s Best Lecturer Competition. See each of our professors’ bios for further information.

Four lecture halls were in session concurrently during the day, so for each hour during the 5 hour school day, attendees had a choice of 4 lectures. Each lecture was one hour long including a Q&A period.

These memorable live lectures offered attendees the opportunity to savour the excitement of learning in the company of people who simply “love to learn”.

ProfTalks – May 4, 2014 – Venue

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ProfTalks on May 4th, 2014 took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (“MTCC”) conveniently located just west of University Ave at 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario.

Professors

May 4, 2014 - Agenda

Time Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4
9:30am - 10:30am
"Aging: Fact and Fancy"
Joe Schwarcz

McGill University

"Theatre in the 21st Century: Touchstone to Humanity"
Rod Carley

Canadore College

"The Early Life and Career of Winston Churchill"
Michael Shelden

Indiana State University

"The Search for New Earths"
Rupinder Brar

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

10:45am - 11:45am
"Try A Little Tenderness': Otis Redding, Bing Crosby and the Location of Meaning in Music"
Rob Bowman

York University

"Gabriel García Márquez: Vendor of Miracles"
Nick Mount

University of Toronto

"The Widening Gap between the Top 1% and Everyone Else: An Economic Analysis"
David Gray

University of Ottawa

"Guarding the Border: National Security and Canada's Immigration System"
Arne Kislenko

Ryerson University

Noon - 1:00pm
"Nutritional Advice-Is There A Solution to the Confusion?"
Joe Schwarcz

McGill University

"How Ancient Art Reverberates"
Diana K. McDonald

Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences

"The Early Life of and Career of Winston Churchill"
Michael Shelden

Indiana State University

"Why Sex: The Evolution of a Paradox"
Monika Havelka

University of Toronto

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm - 3:00pm
"'Try A Little Tenderness': Otis Redding, Bing Crosby and the Location of Meaning in Music"
Rob Bowman

York University

"Gabriel García Márquez: Vendor of Miracles"
Nick Mount

University of Toronto

"The Search for New Earths"
Rupinder Brar

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

"Guarding the Border: National Security and Canada's Immigration System"
Arne Kislenko

Ryerson University

3:15pm - 4:15pm
"The Widening Gap between the Top 1% and Everyone Else: An Economic Analysis"
David Gray

University of Ottawa

"How Ancient Art Reverberates"
Diana K. McDonald

Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences

"Adapting Shakespeare within a Canadian Political Context"
Rod Carley

Canadore College

"Why Sex: The Evolution of a Paradox"
Monika Havelka

University of Toronto