Secret spy school, crime scene analysis, eating globally topics at Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series

Leaf image for Canadian Perspective lecture series
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 11:21am
Jane Stirling

A Second World War top-secret spy school in Canada, the role of forensic anthropology in solving crimes and the 10,000-mile diet are some of the topics that will be discussed at the fall 2012 Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cres, Mississauga.
The public lectures include: an insider’s look into one of the most important Second World War spy schools in the world on the shores of Lake Ontario; the role of forensic anthropology in locating, documenting, recovering and analyzing human remains from crime scenes such as the Pickton pig farm in B.C.; and a book that takes a critical look at the “eating local” and “sustainable farming” movement.

The lectures will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays from Oct. 11 to Nov. 8 at Erindale United Church. The five-lecture series costs $55 per person (including lunch following the Oct. 25 lecture), or $12 per individual lecture.

The fall 2012 Canadian Perspectives series features the following lectures:

• Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
Extraordinary Lives: Inspiring Women of Peel

Gail Crawford, historian, author of Extraordinary Lives: Inspiring Women of Peel

• Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
A Life in the Theatre: From Stage-Struck Kid to Stage-Driven Adult

Richard Ouzounian, theatre critic of the Toronto Star, Canadian Theatre Reporter and Variety

• Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Inside Camp-X

Lynn Philip Hodgson, founding director of the Camp-X Historical Society, author of Inside Camp-X

• Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet

Professor Pierre Desrochers, U of T Mississauga Department of Geography, author of The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet

• Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
Forensic Anthropology – The Pickton Case

Professor Tracy Rogers, U of T Mississauga Department of Anthropology, primary forensic anthropologist on the Pickton investigation

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 events.utm@utoronto.ca or visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/perspectives.


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Jane Stirling
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