Author: Almonte Lectures

  • What makes a city age-friendly?

    Friday, 25 October 2019 Speaker: Louise Plouffe Lecture title: What makes a city age-friendly? Lecture Summary Major global trends in this century include the aging of the population and urbanization.  However, most cities and towns are built to accommodate a working age-population and their families, with little thought of the growing numbers of increasingly older persons with […]

  • We have seen the media and it is US!

    Friday, 29 November 2019 Speakers: Edith Cody-Rice and Brent Eades Lecture title: We have seen the media and it is US! Lecture Summary Why do news organizations report news the way they do? It is because that is what we will read, listen to, watch or pay for. This lecture will start with a short history […]

  • Dr Norman Bethune: Medical and Political Revolutionary

    Friday, 24 April 2020 Speaker: Ross Lambert Lecture title: Dr Norman Bethune: Medical and Political Revolutionary Lecture Summary Bethune’s story is known by many Canadians but by no means all.  He is, however, known and revered by one billion Chinese.  A significant chapter of his life was the Spanish Civil War where he served as a doctor […]