Senior Academy

Senior Academy

Day Trip to Montreal

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Price: $80.00
Price includes: Transportation, Catered lunch and ticket to the 1:00 p.m. matinee performance

Performance of The Hockey Sweater
The Segal is continuing its mission to bring great Canadian stories to the stage with the development of another brand new musical. The Segal has commissioned and will produce the world premiere of the musical adaptation of Roch Carrier’s beloved story: The Hockey Sweater. The production will pay homage to this treasured Quebec story by reinventing the classic tale about one of Montreal’s greatest passions into a modern musical for the whole family.

In 1946, Roch Carrier lived for one thing only: hockey. When his favorite hockey sweater–the glorious “tricolore”–becomes tattered and too small, his mother insists he get a new one. But when a mail‑ order mix-up leaves him dressed in enemy colours, Roch must learn the importance of what’s in your heart, even when it’s not on your sleeve.

Segal Centre for the Performing Arts
5170 chemin De la Cote-Sainte-Catherine
Montreal, QC  H3W 1M7

Deadline to register: October 25th, as space is limited.
To register, contact Continuing Education:
Tel.: 819-822-9670

Fall 2017 Lecture Series: Global Issues and Informed Perspectives

Location: Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, 9 Speid Street, Lennoxville.
Cost: $10.00 per lecture or $40.00 for lecture series  (6 lectures with coffee, tea and sweets).
Registration is required as seating is limited.

To register, contact: Bishop’s University Senior Academy for Lifelong Learning
Tel: 819-822-9670

Scientific Evidence about Climate Change

Thursday October 5th
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

“In this lecture, I will explain the basics of the greenhouse effect and how it is enhanced by increased concentrations of gasses such as CO2, methane etc . I will further present some scientific evidence for the ongoing global warming trend.”  Dr. Elisabeth Levac

Dr. Elisabeth Levac
Social Sciences, Environment and Geography
Bishop’s University

Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy

Tuesday, October 10th
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

“Our government has a clear vision on how best to tackle poverty and inequality. We firmly  believe that women and girls must be empowered as they are true agents of change.” The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau
Free admission

Syria Inside Out: The Road to Civil War and What is Happening Now

Wednesday October 18th
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

A discussion of the complicated ethnic and religious context of Syria, as well as the heartbreaking effects of its civil war on the Syrian people, their land, and their cultural legacy.

Dr. Michele Murray
Dean of Arts and Science
Bishop’s University

House of Trump, Game of Cons: This Is Not Fiction

Thursday October 26th
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

From real-estate mogul to reality-TV star to most unlikely president in modern American history: the reasons for the rise of Donald Trump to the Oval Office, an assessment of his presidency to date and the future prospects for the Trump White House.

Dr. Daniel Miller
Department Chair, Religion
Bishop’s University

Peacekeeping Intelligence: a well-informed peace in the making

Thursday November 2nd
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

This presentation will address the issues and stakes relative to the new UN peacekeeping Intelligence Policy. It will present the evolution of intelligence at the UN and the key role it plays in the success of peacekeeping missions.

Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé
Politics and International Studies
Bishop’s University

Stolen Sisters and Indigenous Grassroots Strategies for Change

Thursday November 9th
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada have only recently gained national attention, but have long been a concern for Indigenous peoples. This work is located within the context of how a colonial violence continues today, the creative and resourceful ways Indigenous families and communities have addressed the murders and disappearances and which highlights the strength, resilience and resurgence of Indigenous peoples in Canada today.

Dr. Vicki Chartrand
Sociology Department
Bishop’s University