The F. B. Watts Memorial Lectures, commonly known as the Watts Lectures, is a series of public lectures held at the University of Toronto Scarborough several times annually. It was established in 1970 and named after Fred Watts, a former professor of geography at the University of Toronto and founding member of the University of Toronto Scarborough, initially known as Scarborough College, who deceased a year before the inception of the lecture series.The series was inaugurated by Lester B. Pearson, former Prime Minister of Canada.
A public lecture is one means employed for educating the public in the arts and sciences. The Royal Institution has a long history of public lectures and demonstrations given by prominent experts in the field. In the 19th century, the popularity of the public lectures given by Sir Humphry Davy at the Royal Institution was so great that the volume of carriage traffic in Albemarle Street caused it to become the first one-way street in London. The Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures for young people are nowadays also shown on television. Alexander von Humboldt delivered a series of public lectures at the University of Berlin in the winter of 1827–1828, that formed the basis for his later work Kosmos.
The University of Toronto Scarborough, also known as U of T Scarborough or UTSC, is a satellite campus of the University of Toronto. Based in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the campus is set upon suburban parkland in the residential neighbourhood of Highland Creek. It was established in 1964 as Scarborough College, a constituent college of the Faculty of Arts and Science. The college expanded into a mid-sized university following its designation as an autonomic division of the university in 1972.
Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson was a Canadian scholar, statesman, soldier, prime minister, and diplomat, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis. He was the 14th prime minister of Canada from 22 April 1963 to 20 April 1968, as the head of two back-to-back Liberal minority governments following elections in 1963 and 1965.
Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan, OBE was a British military intelligence officer, author, and academic. During his military career, he rose to the rank of colonel and was appointed to the Order of the British Empire as an Officer (OBE). He was provost of King's College, Cambridge, 1956–66, provost of University College London, 1966–78, vice-chancellor of the University of London, and a member of the House of Lords.
Gerhard Heinrich Friedrich Otto Julius Herzberg, was a German-Canadian pioneering physicist and physical chemist, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1971, "for his contributions to the knowledge of electronic structure and geometry of molecules, particularly free radicals". Herzberg's main work concerned atomic and molecular spectroscopy. He is well known for using these techniques that determine the structures of diatomic and polyatomic molecules, including free radicals which are difficult to investigate in any other way, and for the chemical analysis of astronomical objects. Herzberg served as Chancellor of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from 1973 to 1980.
Raymond Moriyama is a Canadian architect.
University College is a constituent college of the University of Toronto, created in 1853 specifically as an institution of higher learning free of religious affiliation. It was the founding member of the university's modern collegiate system, and its non-denominationalism contrasted with contemporary colleges such as Trinity College and St. Michael's College, both of which later became part of the University of Toronto.
Events from the year 1965 in Canada.
James Maurice Stockford Careless, was a Canadian historian.
Malvern is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with a population of 44,315. It is located in the northeast corner of the city.
David Charles Onley, is a Canadian former journalist who served as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 2007 until 2014.
Keith Douglas Davey, was a Canadian politician and campaign organizer.
The University of Toronto Mississauga, commonly known by its initials UTM, is a satellite campus of the University of Toronto located in the neighbouring city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Opened in 1967 as Erindale College, UTM's campus is set on the valley of the Credit River and is the larger of the University of Toronto's two satellite campuses.
John Hamilton Andrews is an Australian architect, known for designing a number of acclaimed structures in Australia, Canada and the United States. He was Australia’s first internationally recognized architect, and the 1980 RAIA Gold Medalist.
Ruvindu Gunasekera is a Sri Lankan-born cricketer who played One Day International cricket for Canada.
Justine Blainey-Broker was a Canadian women's ice hockey player for the Toronto Lady Blues women's ice hockey program. Prior to playing for the Lady Blues, she had gone to the Ontario Court of Appeal in 1986 as part of a discrimination lawsuit regarding the Metro Toronto Hockey League.
The Asian Institute is a research centre at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and is located in the historical Devonshire House, a former residential hall of the university's Trinity College. Ritu Birla is the Richard Charles Lee Director of the Asian Institute.
Steve Joordens is a Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough.
Janice Boddy is a Canadian anthropologist, currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Boddy specializes in medical anthropology, religion, gender issues and colonialism in Sudan and the Middle East. She is the author or co-author of Wombs and Alien Spirits (1990), Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl (1995) and Civilizing Women: British Crusades in Colonial Sudan (2007). Boddy urges for a cultural contextualization of female genital mutilation in Africa by those who wish to eradicate it, in her paper Womb as oasis: the symbolic context of Pharaonic circumcision in rural Northern Sudan.
The competitions in roller sports at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto were held from July 11 to 13.
Modern pentathlon competitions at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto was held on July 18 and 19 at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House, where a temporary show jumping ring, pistol shooting range and cross-country course was constructed to host the final round of fencing, jumping and combined events. A total of two events was contested.
The men's Individual competition of the modern pentathlon events at the 2015 Pan American Games was held on July 19 at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House.
The women's Individual competition of the modern pentathlon events at the 2015 Pan American Games was held on July 18 at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House.
Roberta Frank is a philologist specializing in Old English and Old Norse language and literature. She is the Marie Borroff Professor of English, with a courtesy appointment in Linguistics, at Yale University.