Winter Lecture Series 2023
Managing Healthcare in a Digital World
Presented by Dr. Sacha Bhatia, Executive Lead, Population Health and Value-based Health Systems, Ontario Health
February 21, 2023
Never a Time Without Song
Presented by Jim Payne, Songwriter, Performer and Producer, and Adventurer
Join award-winning musician and songwriter, Jim Payne, for an entertaining and informative look at how Newfoundland and Labrador’s vibrant musical culture helped to sustain community life here from the founding of the first English community at Cupids in 1610 to the present day.
From ancient ballads and dance tunes brought here by early settlers from England, Ireland and France, to locally-composed songs that reflected the circumstances of their new and changing lifestyle, the songs tell stories of the struggle to survive in an unforgiving landscape, and celebrate the joys and triumphs of creating successful communities built from the resources of land and sea.
Despite, or perhaps because of, the challenges they faced in this unfamiliar new world, there was never a time without song.
February 28, 2023
The (Long) Age of Creativity
Presented by Dr. Emily Urquhart, Journalist
This lecture is based on my book, The Age of Creativity, a work inspired by my father, the artist Tony Urquhart, who was born and raised in Niagara Falls. As my father aged into his eighties and continued his art practice, people seemed surprised that his creativity persisted into his later years. They often used the term ‘remarkable.’
I began to wonder why we believe that creativity declines as people age, and, employing my background in journalism and my academic training in research, I set out to discover if there was any merit to these assumptions.
In this visual lecture I will present my findings on aging and creativity through a series of personal stories and artist biographies alongside images of their late-stage art, and reveal how creative work, both amateur and professional, sustains people in the third act of their lives.
March 7, 2023
Who Owns Your Grocery Store?
Presented by Jon Steinman, Author
March 14, 2023
Unveiling the Cosmos: the James Webb Space Telescope
Presented by Dr. Nathalie Ouellette, Astrophysicist and Science Communicator
March 21, 2023
Canadians on the Nile
Presented by Laura Ranieri Roy, Egyptologist, Writer, and Founder of Ancient Egypt Alive
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third-age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region and beyond.
Our goal is to present stimulating and enlightening educational programs and events that appeal to a broad range of interests.
We promote a community where we can discover new ideas from speakers who are well-informed and learn with others in a friendly environment.