Winter Course Started Jan 13

  Any lecture cancellations due to weather conditions will be posted here.

To see which tickets you purchased, Log In and look at My Account (main menu above).
If this is your first course of 2016-17, your tickets will be available at the Registrar's table at the first lecture you attend.
If not your first course of the season, your tickets will be in your ticket holder with your other tickets.
All lectures take place at the New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood       .......Directions to venue
For details of any course read more.......
To see or print the 2016-17 brochure,  go to Resources (main menu above)..

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2017-01-13Poetry Matters: Does it?  To whom? Why?

 

Next Lectures
Jan 27: From the Sonnet to Free Verse: Poetic Form
The five distinctive lines of the limerick and the fourteen lines of the sonnet are easy to spot. But much contemporary poetry falls outside these stricter forms. We’ll consider examples of both fixed and flexible structures, and ask why form matters.

Feb 3: I've got Rhythm
Feb 10: Imagery and meaning
Feb 17: Narrative and other matters

Previous lectures
Lecture 2 of 6 - Jan 20: In the Beginning was the Word
Part of the handout for this lecture is available under Resources (main menu above) to members who have logged in.

Lecture 1 of 6 - Jan 13: What’s it all About?
No handout posted.

Gary Draper, PhD, has been a librarian, a university professor, an editor, and a book-reviewer. He continues to love reading and discussing books, and has - both before and since his retirement - taught a variety of courses to third-age learning groups in southern Ontario, including three well-loved courses to GTLLI: Imaginary Worlds: Forms of Fantasy from Ancient Myth to Modern Novel (2012), Stories in Our Lives: The Ways and Whys of Narrative (2009), and How We Got Here from There: A Whirlwind Tour of Canadian Literature (2007).

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On-Line Lectures

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GTLLI continues to investigate ways to make our lectures available to those unable to attend in person. Thank you to those who respond to our request for feedback on the videos.

All 2016-17 courses are sold out, but for a limited time, as part of our trial, the following 2 lectures are available to everyone on-line, at no cost -
Dr. Goldman’s lecture Mea Culpa: Understanding Medical Errors and Moving Forward, (Nov 11)
Dr. Khan's From Avian Flu to Zika:Countering Global Epidemics with Big Data (Nov 25)

Is having a lecture available on-line of value to you? While there is not a formal feedback survey, we would appreciate any comments you provide by using Contact Us (blue bar above).
For viewing hints and a link to the videos   ......... Read more

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GTLLI’S 2016-17 Season

Previous Course

2016-10-14  Health and Health Care in Canada

Note: Dr. Danielle Martin's slide presentation is now available under Resources to members who have logged in.


Lectures
Nov 25:
From Avian Flu to Zika: Countering Global Epidemics with Big Data
A video of this lecture is available.  See the post above.
Nov 11: Mea Culpa: Understanding Medical Errors and Moving Forward
A video of this lecture is available. See the post above.

Nov 4: Our Health Care System:  Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Martin's handout and her slide presentation are available under Resources (main menu
above) to GTLLI members who have logged in.
Dr. Martin's book Better Now will be published January 2017 and can be pre-ordered wherever books are sold.
Oct 28, Lecture 3 of 6 - Physician Assisted Death. No handout.
Oct 21, Lecture 2 of 6 - The Age of Melancholy:  A Window into Brain Disorders of the Mind.
Dr. Kennedy's summary is available under Resources (main menu above) to GTLLI members who have logged in.
Oct 14,  Lecture 1 of 6 - Where have we been and where are we going?  No handout.

 

Upcoming Courses

Suspense Craft, the Spring course, starts Friday, Mar 31, 10am.  (sold out). Read more...

All tickets that you purchased will be available at the first lecture you attend.
To see which tickets you purchased, Log In and look at My Account (main menu above).
To see or print the 2016-17 brochure,  go to Resources (main menu above).
Additional lecture material (handouts, slides etc) may be available under Resources to members who have logged in.
All lectures take place at the New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood.

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Calendar for GTLLI Events - 2016-17 and 2015-16

GTLLI's complete calendar of courses, seminars and lectures is shown under Events (blue bar above).
Upcoming and current events are displayed first in chronological order.
For past events, scroll down and click on Previous Events.
For any event, follow its Find out more to see the detailed content and handouts or links often provided by a lecturer.
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20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 years of Lifelong Learning in the Georgian Triangle:

Chair Norm Pirk

Chair Norm Pirk


In October of 1995 over 100 individuals met in the Collingwood Library.  At that meeting, 37 founding families donated $50 each to  create an organization that would provide opportunities for lifelong learning in ..........

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