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2016 Knox College Summer Program
Now in its 23rd year

The Knox College Summer Program is a non-degree morning lecture series for the curious mind. Located at the heart of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, the series focuses on diverse subjects with lectures presented by experts in their fields.

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1 Course $130  
2 Courses $235 save $25 when you register for two courses
3 Courses $320 save $70 when you register for three courses
4 Courses $400 save $120 when you register for four courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courses scheduled to run from August 8 – 12, 2016

COURSE A
9:00 – 10:30 AM

WHAT IS TRUTH? WHAT IS RECONCILIATION?

With reference to Mr. Justice Sinclair’s Truth and Reconciliation Report, this course will examine what is truth and what reconciliation might look like for both the Indigenous peoples of Canada and, as importantly, the rest of Canada. As a woman who has powerful connections with many major Indigenous leaders both past and present, Lee Maracle’s viewpoint and stories are bound to bring us closer to the truth of our country’s history, and the charting of a new course for a more inclusive future.

LECTURER: LEE MARACLE
Lee Maracle is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works (most recently,Celia’s Song and Memory Serves), and she is published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide. Ms. Maracle was born in North Vancouver and is a member of the Sto:Loh nation. The mother of four and grandmother of seven, Maracle is currently an instructor at First Nations House, University of Toronto. In 2009, Maracle received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University. Maracle recently received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal Youth. Maracle has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and the University of Western Washington. She just received the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.

 

COURSE B
11-00 AM – 12:30 PM

WHAT THE KIDS ARE LEARNING TODAY….

FROM THE CURRICULUM TO THE CLASSROOM

Modern age learning, or 21st century learning, takes our children and young adults on a journey that may be perceived as somewhat different from the education of previous generations. The technological revolution that has impacted most areas of our lives and of the business world has had a slow emergence in public educations. From curriculum foundations set by government policy to classroom practice that defines learning realities for our children/grandchildren, these sessions will provide participants with a deeper understanding of what is driving educational change in Ontario and beyond.

LECTURER: TODD WRIGHT
Todd Wright has most recently been a Curriculum Administrator for Information Communication Technology, eLearning and Learning Resource Services in the York Region District School Board. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator working with educators from around the world on information communication technology implementation strategies. He is currently working on projects for the Ministry of Education through the LearnTeachLead.ca initiative.

 

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Courses scheduled to run from August 15 – 19, 2016
COURSE C
9:00 – 10:30 AM

SOUNDS AND SPACES: MUSIC IN RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE CITIES

During the early modern period, European cities grew to become cultural centres, each with their own distinctive styles in painting, architecture, literature and music. This course will examine musical practice and performance in the context of particular cities during the 17th and 18th centuries. The physical spaces in which music was performed can give us important insight not only into the art of musical composition, but also it can help us to understand why particular styles of music developed. Topics of discussion will include music in Venice, Paris, Dresden, London and Rome.

LECTURER: ROSEEN GILES
Roseen Giles is completing a doctoral degree in musicology at the University of Toronto, and lectures at the Faculty of Music. Her dissertation (supervised by Domenico Pietropaolo and Gregory Johnston) explores the aesthetics of Claudio Monteverdi’s late madrigals. Her scholarly interests include music and devotional practice in the early modern period, baroque Italian poetry, the music of the Renaissance, and also the musical notation of medieval Armenia. Roseen is also an accomplished baroque flautist and is easily persuaded to illustrate her lectures with live music!

 

COURSE D
11-00 AM – 12:30 PM

WHAT LIES BENEATH: OUR PLANET EARTH

The history of our Earth and the way it works are unique among all the planetary bodies that we know. The equally unique life that has developed on Earth appears to be exquisitely dependent on when, where and how our solar system evolved and on how our planet itself functions. We will explore the extraordinary planet through specific discussions of “ages”, earthquakes, volcanoes, and water.

LECTURER: PIERRE ROBIN
Pierre Robin is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, Department of Earth Sciences. Following a Mining and Civil Engineering degree, Pierre obtained an M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Geology and tectonics; he is specifically concerned with where, why and how rocks reform, earthquake mechanisms, folding and faulting, and Plate Tectonics. He and his students have done field work in various parts of the Canadian Shield.

 

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