2019-2020 Speakers

head shot of womanSeptember 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m. NOTE earlier start time

Add Women, Make Change? Women as Provincial and Territorial Leaders in Canada

Sylvia Bashevkin, political science professor, author and speaker will kick off our CFUW 100 anniversary celebrations by speaking about how women are making a difference as public leaders in the provinces and the territories.

head shot of womanOctober 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

EDUCATION NIGHT Global Water Crisis

Dr Romila Verma, is a lecturer, researcher, speaker, and consultant. She will speak about the global water crisis and solutions for our reckless consumption of water.

head shot of manNovember 25, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

CFUW GUEST NIGHT Journalism Today

Steve Paikin, television anchor, journalist, author, and documentary producer will speak about current hot news topics, business models of journalism, the role of journalism/journalists and fake news.

head shot of womanJanuary 27, 2020 7:30 p.m.

MEN’S NIGHT Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns

Dr. Najma Ahmed, Associate professor of surgery at St. Michael's Hospital will speak about Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns, an advocacy group she co-founded to promote gun control in Canada.

head shot of manFebruary 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

The Ward

John Lorinc will speak about The Ward, Toronto’s original working class enclave with a rich history. He will also talk about the revelations discovered about this neigbourhood during an archaeological dig next to City Hall.
head shot of womanCANCELLED
March 30, 2020, 7:30 pm.

Canadian Women in the Sky

Elizabeth Muir, writer, researcher, editor and speaker will share the stories of how Canadian women broke through the sky blue ceiling, first as passengers on planes, then as pilots and stewardesses, and finally as astronauts.

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April 27, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

Annual General Meeting

Medical Cannabis for Seniors

Teresa Turner, Cannabis Educator, will give us a brief history of cannabis in Canada. She will talk to us the different kinds of cannabinoids, potential benefits when using it, and how to obtain legal cannabis if needed. She will also talk about the future of cannabis internationally.

head shot of manCANCELLED
May 27, 2020, 5:30 p.m.


Not your grandparents’ weather!

David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada will address the question: What’s happening to our weather? It has become clear that the Earth is warming and the number of weather-related disasters appears on the rise. We can no longer assume that yesterday’s weather will apply tomorrow.