Calendar of Events

Winter 2018 Events

LGBTQ Alumni & Friends: Private Tour of Allen Ginsberg’s Photography



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January 22
President’s Reception and Presentation
London, England

Join U of T president Meric Gertler for an event that also features Prof. Mark Kingwell. Free. 6:30–9 p.m. The Langham, 1C Portland Pl., Regent St. Register at

January 25
Alumni and Friends Dinner

Enjoy an evening of great conversation and food. Free, but please bring a food dish or beverage to share. 6–9 p.m. This event will be held at a private residence in Montreal. Register at




January 17 to March 3
Figures of Sleep
University of Toronto Art Centre/Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Is sleep in crisis? This major international exhibition, curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan, considers the cultural anxieties around sleep in times of economic, social and technological transformation. A large-scale installation by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss looks at stress-induced sleeplessness; French artist Sophie Calle’s photographs document people who spend a night sleeping in her bed; Toronto artist Jon Sasaki’s endurance dance work, “A Rest,” will be performed. Free. Tuesday to Saturday, 12–5 p.m. (to 8 p.m. on Wednesday). 15 King’s College Circle/7 Hart House Circle. For more information:


January 29 to April 27
Fleeting Moments, Floating Worlds, and the Beat Generation: The Photography of Allen Ginsberg
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
This exhibition will feature photographs – some well known, others more obscure – from the Fisher’s Ginsberg Photography Collection, the largest collection of Ginsberg prints in the world. Free. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. 120 St. George St. 416-978-5285.


Lectures and Symposia


January 19
Daniel Pink

Rotman School of Management
Daniel Pink talks about his new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Pink has written several New York Times bestsellers about work and behaviour. $37 plus HST (includes a seat and a copy of When). 8–9 a.m. Desautels Hall (second floor, South Building), 105 St. George St. For more information: 416-978-6119, or

Beginning January 30
Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series
$15 per lecture; $55 for five lectures. 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St. For more information: or

January 30
2017 Annual Research Excellence Lecture
U of T Mississauga
UTM politics prof Ronald Beiner will deliver a talk centring on Nietzsche and Heidegger, in light of the recent rise of populist right-wing ideologies and political movements. Free. 2–4 p.m. Davis Building, Rm 3130, 3359 Mississauga Rd. For more information: or 905-569-5768.

January 31
Adam Grant 
Rotman School of Management
Adam Grant discusses his new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy (co-written by Sheryl Sandberg). $34 plus HST (includes one seat and a hardcover copy of Option B). Noon–1 p.m. Desautels Hall (second floor, South Building), 105 St. George St. For more information: 416-978-6122, or

February 6
Gretchen Rubin
Rotman School of Management
Gretchen Rubin talks about her new book, The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better. $49 plus HST (includes seat, reception and copy of book). 5–6:45 p.m. Desautels Hall (second floor, South Building), 105 St. George St. For more information: 416-978-6122, or

March 1
Mobilizing Change: Enhancing Physical Activity Accessibility
Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is hosting a symposium addressing issues of accessibility and physical activity, leading up to the Paralympic Games. UTSC’s David Onley is master of ceremonies. Free. 100 Devonshire Pl. Info on speakers and tickets available soon at

March 1 and 2
Roseman Lecture in Practical Ethics
Jackman Humanities Building

Speaker: Tommy Shelby, the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard and author of Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform. Free. March 1: 2–4 p.m. March 2: 3–5 p.m. 170 St. George St. Rm 100 (main floor, Lecture Hall). For more information: 416-978-3311, or

March 6
Howard Shore
Walter Hall
Howard Shore, Louis Applebaum Distinguished Visitor in Film Composition, delivers a lecture. Free. 7:30 p.m. 80 Queen’s Pk.




January 21 to 28
New Music Festival

Faculty of Music
New Music Festival features Canadian composer, sound artist and keyboardist Nicole Lizée, the Roger D. Moore Distinguished Visitor in Composition. For a list of festival events and locations:

February 15
Teng Li and Lydia Wong
Walter Hall

Teng Li (viola) and Lydia Wong (piano) perform works from a variety of composers. Part of the Thursdays at Noon series. Free. 12:10 p.m. 80 Queen’s Pk. For more information:

March 15 to 18
Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing
MacMillan Theatre

Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing opera production. March 15 to 17: 7:30 p.m. March 18: 2:30 p.m. 80 Queen’s Pk. Tickets: 416-408-0208. For more information:


Special Events


January to March
Canadian Film Forum

Innis Town Hall
Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute present an ongoing series celebrating the very best in Canadian cinema. January 24: Sleeping Giant with director Andrew Cividino. February 28: Unarmed Verses with director Charles Officer. March 22: How Heavy This Hammer with director Kazik Radwanski. Free. 7–9 p.m. 2 Sussex Ave. Register at For more information:

March 22 to 24
Seasons by Only Human Dance Collective
Hart House Theatre

U of T’s dance club celebrates their 19th anniversary with a dance show featuring ballet, hip hop and many more genres. $15 ($12 on Thursday; group discounts available). 8 p.m. 7 Hart House Circle. For tickets: or 416-978-8849. For more information, please contact Christine Foo at or­




February 22 to 24
2018 U SPORTS National Swimming Championships

Athletic Centre

Come cheer on your Varsity Blues as they vie for national titles in the Varsity Pool. The meet will feature many international stars, including world champion Kylie Masse. February 22 to 23: 6 p.m. February 24: 5 p.m. 55 Harbord St. For tickets: For more information, please visit




January 19 to February 3
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Hart House Theatre

When a jilted lover seeks revenge, a religious community is thrown into turmoil, and the law begins to turn on the very residents it should protect. $28 ($17 for seniors, $15 for students). 8 p.m. (also 2 p.m. on February 3). 7 Hart House Circle. Tickets: 416-978-8849 or

February 8 to 10
U of T Drama Festival
Hart House Theatre

A week of competitive theatre, written, directed and performed by students in association with the U of T Drama Coalition. $12 ($10 for seniors and students). 7:30 p.m. 7 Hart House Circle. Tickets: 416-978-8849 or harthouse­.ca/u-of-t-drama-festival-2018.

March 2 to 10
Titus Andronicus
Hart House Theatre

Widely considered Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, this play tells the story of a Roman general returning from war, who becomes embroiled in a circle of bloody revenge with his enemies. Warning: Extreme violence and sexual violence. $28 ($17 for seniors, $15 for students). 8 p.m. (also 2 p.m. on March 10). 7 Hart House Circle. Tickets: or 416-978-8849.

March 15 to 17 and 22 to 24
10 Out of 12 
U of T Scarborough

10 Out of 12 is the Theatre and Performance Studies senior student production. Ever wonder what it’s like to put on a play? Anne Washburn’s comedy is a love letter to the theatre, and an exploration of the human desire to turn the mundane into the magical. Presented with Samuel French Inc. 8 p.m. Leigha Lee Browne Theatre, 1265 Military Trail. For more information: or acmconnects­