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Description

Most lectures are presented on Fridays at 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. In the summertime, lectures are presented on Wednesdays only, at the same times.
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Section(s) offered

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Oct 25, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 18, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 18, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Tony Frayne

 

By now we will know the results of the Federal election. Why did it turn out as it did and what will be the impacts on Canadian policy?

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Oct 25, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 18, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 18, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Louis-Olivier Batty

 

Mr. Batty is involved in the Hydro Québec program ‘L’Électrification des transports’, a key element in meeting Québec government goals to attack climate change. In this lecture he will describe the initiatives under the program (for example vehicle recharge points) as well as the results so far and forecast for coming years.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Oct 25, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 18, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 18, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: John Felvinci

 

The 18th Amendment, or the Volstead Act, which brought in Prohibition to the USA, was passed on October 28, 1919, over the veto of President Wilson. In this lecture we will show the origins of this law, its devastating effects in the 1920s and its final repeal as the 21st Amendment in 1933.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Nov 01, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 25, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 25, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Katherine Waters

 

“Eleanor Marx changed the world. In the process she changed herself." Rachel Holmes’s magnificent biography tells us how she did it. Based on Holmes’ biography, this presentation will recount Eleanor’s turbulent political and personal life, her relationship with her two beloved fathers, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and her involvement with the various strands of late nineteenth century European socialism.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Nov 01, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 25, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 25, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Malcolm Goldstein

 

Varèse was one of the outstanding composers of the 20th century. He created music with a physical/acoustic awareness of “sound as living matter” and he envisioned the future of electronic music. This talk will focus on his ideas and his place in 20th century music, accompanied by examples of his compositions.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Nov 01, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 25, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 25, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Richard Orlando

 

A high-definition DVD compendium of never-again-equaled dances from the golden age of the

Hollywood musical. Featured are Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly and their partners, as well as less-often-seen dancers, solo and in groups, from the 1930’s to the 1970’s.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Nov 08, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Peter Roberts

 

We take it for granted, but beyond the visible disruptions to street traffic when the city is working on the underground water network, what do you know about the source and distribution of our water, or the billions of tax dollars the city spends on distributing it? Join us for an illustrated and annotated chat about the history, geography, and operation of L’eau de Montréal.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Nov 08, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Hassan Elshafei

 

The talk will address Egypt’s transition from its prehistoric roots over 6000 years ago, to the genesis of a powerful empire that lasted several thousand years. In the mid-1960s I joined an archaeological expedition to excavate a site in Upper Egypt, the capital city of King Narmer, Egypt’s first pharaoh, circa 3500 BC. The talk will also discuss some of the daily activities on the archaeological dig.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Nov 08, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Kuai- Yu (Paul) Leong

 

As a British ally in WW1, Japan defeated the Germans in China and in the Pacific just a few months after the declaration of war. Japan's navy defended Canada’s west coast and took actions in the Mediterranean (a Churchill scheme). At the Treaty of Versailles, Japan was a big winner… Yet at last year's 100th anniversary of the Armistice, it was ‘So quiet on the Western presses’ about Japan’s role in the Great War….Why?

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
W
Time
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Nov 13, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 10, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 10, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Workshop leaders: IELC student volunteers

Want free computer coaching? Come to Brainy Bar where intermediate to advanced English learners from the School of Continuing Studies Intensive English Language and Culture (IELC) program volunteer to provide MCLL members one-on-one computer assistance in a computer lab on the 12th floor. The Brainy Bar is patterned after Apple’s Genius Bar. A wide range of digital and technological needs are explored during the workshops. Both beginners and experienced users are encouraged to participate in IELC Brainy Bar sessions.

This is an opportunity to meet students from around the world while obtaining help on a range of operating systems, hardware and software, Mac and PC computers, tablets, e-readers, smartphones, digital cameras, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, Google, Skype, etc.

Participation is free to MCLL members.

Participants can use lab computers or they can bring their own portable devices

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Nov 15, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 08, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 08, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Nadia Khawandanah

 

Safeya Binzagr is one of the pioneer artists in Saudi Arabia who paved the way for generations to enjoy and appreciate art. The lecture will highlight her 50-year-journey of achievements and how she dedicated her life and resources to the best interest of her homeland, its past and present. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Nov 15, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 08, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 08, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Harald von Cramon

 

In his second voyage, Captain Cook undertook a search for a southern continent.  His travels led to the discovery of many new islands, new fauna and flora, and unknown societies.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Nov 15, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 08, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 08, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: John Felvinci

 

This lecture will give you a detailed description on the three Science Nobel Prizes, which will be awarded in 2019.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Nov 15, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 08, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 08, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Mona Rizk

 

Visit Portugal while it still remains the cost-effective destination of choice in Europe. I will share with you my tour of Portugal taking you from Lisbon, to Porto, the Douro wine region, Evora, Algarve and lots in between. Hiking, grape harvesting, restaurants, sailing and more. All to get you ready for your own trip to Portugal.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
W
Time
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Nov 20, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.0
Location
  • Downtown, Montreal
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 17, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 17, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Workshop leaders: IELC student volunteers

Want free computer coaching? Come to Brainy Bar where intermediate to advanced English learners from the School of Continuing Studies Intensive English Language and Culture (IELC) program volunteer to provide MCLL members one-on-one computer assistance in a computer lab on the 12th floor. The Brainy Bar is patterned after Apple’s Genius Bar. A wide range of digital and technological needs are explored during the workshops. Both beginners and experienced users are encouraged to participate in IELC Brainy Bar sessions.

This is an opportunity to meet students from around the world while obtaining help on a range of operating systems, hardware and software, Mac and PC computers, tablets, e-readers, smartphones, digital cameras, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, Google, Skype, etc.

Participation is free to MCLL members.

Participants can use lab computers or they can bring their own portable devices

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