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U of T’s senior college tackles controversial topic of immigration and multiculturalism at day long symposium

March 22, 2011

TORONTO, ON – U of T’s Senior Col­lege will explore the con­tro­ver­sial top­ic of immi­gra­tion and mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism at its 6th Annu­al Senior Col­lege Sym­po­sium on April 5. The title of the Sym­po­sium is Immi­gra­tion and Mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism: The Impli­ca­tions for Cana­da and the Uni­ver­si­ty.

The Sym­po­sium will fea­ture pre­sen­ta­tions and pan­el dis­cus­sions with more than a dozen experts, punc­tu­at­ed by open dis­cus­sion peri­ods through­out the day. Experts include Michael Bliss, Joseph Carens, Jack Granat­stein and Jef­fery Reitz.

Par­tic­i­pants will be encour­aged to take part in ses­sions that dis­cuss:  Immi­gra­tion Pol­i­cy: What is Best for Cana­da?; Mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism: Does it Work for Cana­da?; and Immi­gra­tion and the Impact on Uni­ver­si­ties. The Sym­po­sium winds down at 3:30pm with a wine and cheese recep­tion.

Senior Col­lege is com­posed entire­ly of retired aca­d­e­mics, librar­i­ans and senior admin­is­tra­tors of UofT. It is self-fund­ed by mem­ber­ship fees, and pro­vides mem­bers with many for­mal and infor­mal oppor­tu­ni­ties for com­mu­ni­ca­tion and exchange of ideas through­out the year.

WHEN: Tues­day, April 5, 2011.  9:30 am — 3:30 pm.

WHERE: The Fac­ul­ty Club, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, 41 Will­cocks Street, Main Floor.

WHO: Speak­ers include:

•          Pro­fes­sor Michael Bliss, His­to­ry, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
•          Pro­fes­sor Joseph Carens, Polit­i­cal Sci­ence, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
•          Pro­fes­sor Jack Granat­stein, Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus, His­to­ry, York Uni­ver­si­ty
•          Jen­nifer Grass, Coun­cil of Ontario Uni­ver­si­ties
•          Pro­fes­sor Ran­dall Hansen, Polit­i­cal Sci­ence, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
•          Mary Jo Led­dy, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Romero House
•          Pro­fes­sor Clif­ford Orwin, Polit­i­cal Sci­ence, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
•          Pro­fes­sor Jef­frey Reitz, Soci­ol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
•          Paul St. Clair, Toron­to Refugee Affairs Coun­cil
•          Pro­fes­sor Michael Tre­bil­cock, Polit­i­cal Sci­ence, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to


For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:
Pro­fes­sor Mer­ri­joy Kel­ner
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to

All wel­come. RSVP required. Cost $30, payable at the door.  For more infor­ma­tion or to RSVP, con­tact:
Pat Doher­ty
Aca­d­e­m­ic Retiree Cen­tre
(416) 978‑7553
Sym­po­sium web­site and RSVP: