Extended Learning Opportunities (Learning For Life)


Hello to you all, here’s an update on the coming lectures for you. The ELO Board met last Thursday, the Program Committee on Friday. We will be starting lectures using Zoom on March 4 (Thursday mornings as always) and having five lectures in the series, ending April 1st.  This is about the time the winter session would normally be ending. This shortened session this time will give us a good idea of how different it will be to get speakers willing to do Zoom lectures and it will finish before the warm weather has us wanting to be outside -what a nice thought.


The plan is for the speaker to begin at 10am ,have a short 10 minute break to stretch your legs and then have a question and answer period following this. We think a break Is needed, but it has to be short so we don’t lose any of you! This may vary a bit, depending on the particular speaker.


Wayne and Ron will be shortly sending out a survey to see how many plan to join the lectures via Zoom, so please respond as they need to know numbers under the Zoom contract Wayne bought for us. At the present it’s for 100 people, but we can increase that if we need to. We just need to know.


They’ll also be sending out an invitation to you to join in on a trial Zoom meeting to make you familiar with how the lectures will run, and to answer any questions you have - this is planned for February 25.


This is a really condensed message, as your questions will be answered as we go along, Wayne will give you his email address for any technical questions, any others you can send to the ELO email as always.

I know most of you are familiar with Zoom, and most everyone uses it, it’s a bit different for those hosting an ELO session, but we’ll do our best.


Jackie Turbitt


ELO Speakers, March/April 2021 via Zoom at 10 AM on Thursdays 


March 4- “Music Therapy” 

Elizabeth Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Wilfred Laurier University 


March 11-“Indigenous Histories of the Grand River Territory” 

Susan Roy, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo and 

Garry Warrick, Associate Professor, Wilfred Laurier University 


March 18-“Is it wrong to Like Good Art by Bad Artists? “ 

James Skidmore, Associate Professor/Director, University of Waterloo 


March 25 ‘Global Migration Challenges” 

Sergio X. Iturri 


April 1-“The Silk Road” 

Lianne Harris, Author and Educator