Ideas for the World Programs

The Office of the Dean of Students is running three Ideas for the World programs this semester:

IDEAS FOR THE WORLD PROGRAMS

The Office of the Dean of Students is running two Ideas for the World programs this semester:

Ideas for the World – Winter 2019  Programs

Questions about these programs can be directed to the Office of the Dean of Students at 416-585-4528 or by e-mail at vic.ideas@utoronto.ca

 

Theatre for Thought
9 weeks
The program begins on Tuesday, January 29 and ends on Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In Theatre for Thought we will examine works of theatre starting with Greek Tragedy and ending with a Contemporary Canadian play. In this program, short performances of excerpts from plays will be followed by discussion. The plays will include historically significant works and social justice writings. Topics will include the nature of justice, the importance of humour, the impact of revolution and war, the role of passion, the vehicles of social oppression, the nature of happiness, and the trials and tribulations of human relationships.

Note: This program is open to Victoria University students* as well as community members.  

*Student Mentors will need to attend a training session on Tuesday, January 22 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Please note that no class is held on February 19 due to Reading Week.

 

To register, click here.

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Cultural Concepts
5 weeks
The program begins on Wednesday, January 16 and ends on Wednesday, February 13, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In Cultural Concepts we will consider broad questions about beliefs and institutions in modern society. Discussion, hosted by Professor John Duncan, will focus around topics such as free speech, democracy, development and other current events.  Participants will be encouraged to think critically about aspects of the world around them. Discussions will be academic in nature, though not necessarily focused around a specific essay or book.

Note: This program is open to Victoria University students and community members.  

 

To register, click here.

 

Please visit our media page and Facebook page to learn more about our programs:

Media Page: http://www.vic.utoronto.ca/students/I4W/Media_Coverage_of_Ideas_for_the_World.htm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VicIdeas/

Current Students