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Extreme weather, cancer drugs and dinosaur babies topics at Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 3:38pm
Nicolle Wahl

Wild weather patterns, early Jurassic eggs and new cancer drugs are some of the topics that will be discussed at the spring 2013 Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cres, Mississauga.

The public lectures include: discoveries at the oldest known nesting site of dinosaur eggs and babies; the potential explanations for our increasingly extreme weather; the role of economic growth and natural heritage in 21st century Canadian cities; the challenges involved in international medical humanitarian aid; and research into a new family of cancer drugs that targets diseased cells without affecting healthy cells.

The lectures will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays from April 25 to May 23 at Erindale United Church. The five-lecture series costs $55 per person (including lunch following the May 9 lecture), or $12 per individual lecture.

The spring 2013 Canadian Perspectives series features the following lectures:

• Thursday, April 25, 2013
Early Jurassic Eggs and Babies: New Directions for Dinosaur Research
Professor Robert Reisz, U of T Mississauga Department of Biology

• Thursday, May 2, 2013
What’s Up With the Weather?
David Phillips, senior climatologist at Environment Canada

• Thursday, May 9, 2013
Canadian Cities in the 21st Century—A Toronto Perspective
The Honourable David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto

• Thursday, May 16, 2013
Saving Lives: The Challenges of International Medical Humanitarian Aid
Marilyn McHarg, founding member of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders

• Thursday, May 23, 2013
Making Drug Molecules to Target Cancer
Professor Patrick Gunning, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences

The Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series informs and educates the public, offers a historical perspective on current issues and introduces new ideas and technologies that shape lives. The series is organized by the Associates of U of T Mississauga and the University of Toronto Mississauga.  Proceeds support student scholarships. 

For more information, contact Melissa Heide, alumni assistant, at 905-569-4924 or or visit


Nicolle Wahl
Marketing and Communications
U of T Mississauga