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Winter Courses 2024

Why Study Food?
Changing the Environment and Society with the Food We Eat.

6 Tuesdays 1-3pm
January 16
 to Feb. 20
Cost $90

Creative Lives
Glimpse behind the Curtain into Five Uniquely Transformative Artistic Lives

4 Fridays 7-9pm
March 1 to 22
Cost $69


Exploring the Magic and Messages of the Seventh Continent

3 Wednesdays 6:30-8:30
April 17, 24 & May 1

Cost $48

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 'You are what you eat' is a statement  that has become laden with the weight of our sketchy understanding of how food systems work. In this dynamic six week course Dr. Kelly Bronson of the University of Ottawa , will take you through the intricacies of those systems and describe how large structural changes like global capitalism have influenced food production, and with what consequences to each and every one of us.

Local creatives, Mary Pfaff, Stephen Braithwaite, Sanjeev Sivarulrasa, Marina Raike and Chris Grosset will share their unique perspectives on creativity and  their insights into the nature of inspiration. The design of their artistic practices and the projects that consume them all demonstrate a crucial cohesiveness. Through examining these practices, light will be shed on our community, our sense of belonging, and the collaborations and contributions that nurture the creative being in all of us as we discover ways to walk the creative path everyday.

Antarctica; for many a remote,foreboding but fascinating place. The 7th continent lies disconnected by the Southern Ocean convergance; isolated, unique and undisputedly cold! There is so much more to the continent than penguins and ice. In these three sessions explorer David Reid will share his experience and examine Antarctica's climate, wildlife, exploration and the ongoing science that point to what the future of Antarctica will look like.

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