Time: Live and livestreamed lectures are presented Friday mornings 10:00am until 12 noon.
Videos of lectures are available 1-2 days after the presentation until the end of the GTLLI season.
Sales Dates: Traditionally, sales took place in May/June on this website.
During the pandemic, sales occur 2 months before the lectures.
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Fridays 10am – noon
Location 1: Live lectures (when possible)
Live lectures: The New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, east off Hurontario, north of Poplar Sideroad.
Attendees will be seated after 9:30 when sound checks with the lecturer have been completed.
Parking: on site but hampered by nearby construction traffic. Please co-operate with the parking attendants. Carpooling is strongly recommended.
Refreshments: coffee, tea, juice and water are provided at the break. Please do not take liquid into the sanctuary.
Locations 2,3: Livestreamed lectures (when offered)
Simcoe St. Theatre, Collingwood, Station on the Green, Creemore
Coffee is provided at the break.
Tickets for locations 1, 2,and 3 – New Life Church, Simcoe St Theatre and Station on the Green
Your personalized tickets for the entire season will be available in a GTLLI lanyard at the first lecture you attend.
The tickets in the lanyard are your admittance to lectures.
Locations 1, 2 and 3 are limited to 2 tickets per course.
When sales are limited to Volunteers, Founders and Past GTLLI Chairs, you may buy for any Active Member.
When sales are limited to Active Members, the second ticket must also be for an Active Member
When sales are open to Account Holders and the public, anyone with an account can buy for anyone with a GTLLI account.
Walk-in tickets (locations 1, 2, and 3): a limited number are available for $10 (cash) at each lecture, space permitting.
You will be seated after regular ticket holders…….read more
Location 4: Livestreamed lectures to your device/home (when offered)
Anyone with a GTLLI account may buy. Only 1 per household is required.
Tickets for livestreamed to home lectures take the form of a Pass which is placed in your GTLLI account at the time of purchase.
To access the lecture at viewing time, you log in and click on the Pass in your account.
Recorded videos –
For a printable description of this series… 2021-Spring-Brochure
Mar 26: Hotter, Wetter, Wilder: How Canadian Society and the Capital Markets Must Prepare for Irreversible Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risk
Extreme weather risk, driven by a changing climate, is contributing to costly floods, fires, hail and wind storms across Canada. Is Canada prepared? Recognizing that climate change is irreversible, this talk will emphasize Canada’s current state of preparedness for this, and the need to adapt quickly in anticipation of a more challenging future, along with the need – and practical means – to limit Canada’s most costly extreme weather risk:
community and residential flooding.
Lecturer: Dr. Blair Feltmate, Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Ecology (University of Toronto), is Professor and Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo, a member of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Council, Global Risk Institute, and Chair, Adaptation Committee, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices (Environment and Climate Change Canada). Blair has written textbooks on Sustainable Banking (University of Toronto Press), and Aquatic Ecology (CAB International). He is on the Advisory Board, Climate Change, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (Ontario).
Apr 9: Mozart Matters….
The precocious genius who can still define humanity for us 230 years after his death. His life story, comprehensively documented is mired in myth. The peerless perfection of his creativity evokes both reverence in listeners and trepidation in performers. “Music that is too easy for amateurs and too difficult for professionals” is the all too simplistic misquotation.
Lecturer: Brian Carlile, is a multifaceted professional musician whose career as an orchestral and chamber music player has involved performance and studio recordings world- wide. His media work includes the award-winning ITV production “The Forsyte Saga”, music arranger credits for film, TV and radio and for his work as “music fixer” on the 1999 Oscar nominated film “Hilary and Jackie”.
Apr 16: Importance of Political Trust in Society
This lecture will examine the role trust plays in democracy. For a society to function it is necessary for the public to trust politics, our institutions and each other. Across Western democracies there has been a steady decline in trust. This talk will trace why this has occurred, what effect it has had and how we can fix it.
Apr 23: Populism in 21st Century Politics While not a new phenomenon, populism has become a mainstream political movement in the 21st Century. Populist leaders in Greece, Brazil, the UK, and elsewhere have won elections and have governed. This talk will examine the concept of populism, discuss at it is, and what it is not, and finally examine the long-term viability of populism as a political force.
Lecturer: Dr. Michael Johns is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Laurentian University. He has also held the positions of Vice Dean of Arts and Chair of both the Dept. of Political Science and the Dept. of Marketing and Management. Dr. Johns writes and teaches courses on International Relations, Comparative Politics, European and American Politics as well as Federalism and Electoral Systems.
Apr 30: Forensics in Crime Solving
This lecture will define the evolving field of police forensics with an overview of the protocols governing crime scenes, warrants, security, and the processing of physical evidence.
May 7: Trophies and Talismans: The Traffic of Human Remains.
The use and movement of human remains are the result of large, intricate networks that span the globe, crossing boundaries within and between private, public and religious institutions. This lecture looks at the deeply embedded tradition of collecting and displaying/venerating human remains in contemporary Western society.
Lecturer: Dr. Myriam Nafte, a forensic anthropologist, is an active advisor and consultant for criminal casework across North America. She received a Specialized Honors B.A. in Medical Anthropology from York University, a B.Ed. degree in Science from Brock University, and completed an M.A. and Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology [Skeletal Biology] at McMaster University. Dr. Nafte is an instructor at McMaster University teaching various courses and is the author of numerous articles and books, including Flesh and Bone: An Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, and the forthcoming anthology Trophies and Talismans: The Traffic of Human Remains.
For a printable description of this course …GTLLI-2021-Winter-Brochure
Dr. Thomas Stiff is a science educator and lecturer who has held research and consulting positions for national and international organizations including the Canadian Space Agency, the National Research Council, and Space Center Houston. He holds a MSc in Physics and a PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics.
Jan 8: The Race for Space – The Politics and Science of the ‘Final Frontier’
In the 1950’s the Soviet Union shocked the free world with the successful launch of Sputnik 1. This talk will reveal the technical and political battles that dominated the subsequent race to the Moon and their impact on modern society. The space race continues today but between mega-corporations. The new goal is to return to the Moon and then on to Mars. Why are we going back, and what’s at stake?
Jan 15: From Tang to Tricorders – Inventions and Innovations for Space Technology
For more than 50 years NASA and its R & D contractors have been producing products and services for the Space industry, including those required for life aboard the International Space Station. Many of these products and technologies find their way into our homes and everyday life every year. This talk will discuss a few of NASA’s most important “spin off” technologies, and introduce some of the products currently under development, including solar powered electric airplanes and nanobots designed to enhance human surgical procedures.
Jan 22: Canadians in Space – From Training to Touchdown Guest Lecturer: Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams
Dr. Williams will discuss his career, including what it takes to be an astronaut and what it’s like to live and work in space. Dr. Williams is an astronaut, aquanaut, jet pilot, ER doctor, scientist, and CEO. He has flown to space on two space shuttles, logging over 13 million kms. in space and over 17 hours of spacewalks. He has lived and worked on the world’s only undersea research habitat, and is the recipient of six honorary degrees, the Order of Canada, and the Order of Ontario. Dr. Williams was Director of The Space & Life Sciences Directorate at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and is currently the Director of the Centre for Medical Robotics at McMaster University.
Jan 29: A Manned Mission to Mars
No longer the stuff of science fiction, NASA’s Mars Exploration Program could see humans on Mars by the 2030’s. Who will go? How will they cope with the long journey, and what will life be like when they get there? What technology is required for long term flight, and what resources are necessary to sustain life on Mars?
Feb 5: Space Suits and Cinema – Getting the Space Science Right (and wrong!) in the Movies
From 1902’s “A Trip to the Moon” to 2018’s “First Man”, filmmakers have depicted living and working in space, with various degrees of success. Pop culture can be an excellent vehicle for sharing information about space but what happens when false claims, or unscientific “facts” are introduced to millions of viewers? Who got the science right? Why does it matter?
Feb 12: Hello?…Is There Anybody Out There?
Is there life on other planets? Do we have the technology to determine whether other intelligence exists? The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute uses a variety of technologies to search for interstellar communications. While Area 51 inhabitants, alien invasions, and little green men are definitely NOT on the radar, what DO we know right now, and how do we know it?
Guest Lecturer: Paul Delaney, BSc, Canberra and MSc, Victoria, has worked as a nuclear physicist for Atomic Energy Canada and a support astronomer at the McGraw Hill Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University, and the Director of the Campus Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory in Toronto.
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