Afghanistan, 'Hurricane' Hazel and Radio that May Contain Nuts

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 11:30am

Learn what it's like to interview the last Soviet cosmonaut, listen to a personal account of Mayor Hazel McCallion's remarkable life or consider the evolution of NATO's role in Afghanistan since 9/11-an eclectic and fascinating mix of topics mark the spring 2010 Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

The lectures will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursdays from April 29 to May 27 in room 2074, South Building, U of T Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road N. The series costs $55 per person; individual lectures cost $12 each, with the exception being the May 13 lecture that includes lunch ($20).

The Canadian Perspectives series features the following lectures:

•Thursday, April 29, 2010
Canada's Afghan Commitment
Professor Emeritus Desmond Morton, McGill University
•Thursday, May 6, 2010
The As It Happens Files: Radio that may contain nuts
Mary Lou Findlay, writer and broadcaster
•Thursday, May 13, 2010
A Retrospective of Hazel
Her Worship Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga
•Thursday, May 20, 2010
Pan Am and Beyond
Chancellor David Peterson, the former premier of Ontario
•Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Little Campus that Grew: You can't get there from here
Vice-President and Principal Ian Orchard, U of T Mississauga

The Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series-which is celebrating 25 years of great lectures-informs and educates the public, offers diverse perspectives on current issues and introduces new ideas and technologies that shape everyday life. The series is organized by the Associates of U of T Mississauga through the Office of Advancement at U of T Mississauga. Proceeds support student scholarships.

For more information, contact Sue Prior, manager of alumni development, at 905-828-5454 or, or visit

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