Almonte Lectures - Almonte ON

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Location: 613-256-1355
106 Elgin St. Almonte ON K0A 1A0

This lecture series was started in 2004. It provides intellectual stimulation to the area's residents on a wide range of subjects. The choice of lecture topics is somewhat eclectic. The series' organizers seek out speakers who combine personality and presentational talent with acknowledged expertise in their chosen subject.

The lectures are normally held on the third Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Almonte United Church Social Hall. Lectures are for about an hour, with extra time for questions and discussion. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

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Almonte Lectures: Should Universities Teach Startup Culture?

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 - Fri, 24 Sep

Time: 7:30PM

Cost: free; donations accepted

Chris Evans, Executive Director to Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance, was responsible for a major redesign of the undergraduate curriculum structure at Ryerson University, and for the design of a unique curriculum focussed on entrepreneurship and innovation, a whole new field that is called “Startup Culture”. His lecture, “Should Universities Teach Startup Culture”, will explore the value of training in entrepreneurship through hands-on experience, and the role universities can pursue to make this experience meaningful in an age when more and more people are choosing unique career paths. Enrol for Zoom.

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Almonte Lectures: No Shhhing in the Library!

Fri, 29 Oct 2021 - Fri, 29 Oct

Time: 7:30PM

Cost: free; donations accepted

Local Head Librarian Christine Row will speak on the new direction for public libraries. “No Shhhing in the Library” will explore the ability of libraries to function as community centres with vibrant learning components, not dusty book repositories. Christine holds a Masters of Library and Information Science, and is eagerly transforming local libraries into welcoming spaces that suit the needs of the communities they serve. This will be a good opportunity to hear about the new direction for our library, as well as provide input for the future.. Enroll for Zoom.

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Almonte Lectures: Dirty Secrets of Oil Industry in Canada

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 - Fri, 26 Nov

Time: 7:30PM

Cost: free; donations accepted

Bill Adams. Dr. Adams is currently VP Strategic Planning for RESTCO <restco.ca>, which has been actively working on oil spill remediation technologies. His Environment Canada, DND and University of Ottawa experience with oil spillage, battery systems and electrochemicals have led him to delve deeper into the problems relating to the oil industry’s impact on the coastal waters and the North. This lecture will be an eye-opener on the inner workings of the industry, and a lively Q&A is sure to follow when we are privy to “The Dirty Secrets of the Oil Industry in Canada.” Enrol for Zoom.

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Almonte Lectures: Community Theatre

Fri, 28 Jan 2022 - Fri, 28 Jan

Time: 7:30PM

Cost: free; donations accepted

TheHumm's own Kris & Rob Riendeau. Enrol for Zoom.

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Almonte Lectures: Teaching Immigrant Children

Fri, 25 Feb 2022 - Fri, 25 Feb

Time: 7:30PM

Cost: free; donations accepted

Speaker: Johanna Filp-Hanke. Enrol for Zoom.

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Almonte Lectures: Technology in Developing Countries

Fri, 25 Mar 2022 - Fri, 25 Mar

Time: 7:30PM

Cost: free; donations accepted

Speaker: Halla Thorsteinsdottir. Enrol for Zoom.

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