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Monarch butterfly discussion kicks off GTLLI series

The Georgian Triangle Lifelong Learning Institute is bringing back in-person professional lectures on Friday mornings this fall, beginning with the 'Perspective' series

Lifelong learning is back and in-person in the Georgian Triangle with two upcoming lecture series hosted in Collingwood. 

The Georgian Triangle Lifelong Learning Institute is bringing back its Friday morning university-level lectures beginning with a discussion on the Monarch butterfly and the threat presented by changes in its habitat starting on Sept. 9. 

Leading the lecture will be Western University Professor Jeremy McNeil, who will be sharing his research on the importance of insects in food webs, and contributing factors to the Monarch's decline. 

The rest of the September series, called Perspective, will include lectures on the link between concussion and dementia by Dr. Arthur Brown on Sept. 16; the ethics and social impacts of today's artificial intelligence systems by Dr. Luke Stark on Sept. 23; and the question of achieving net zero for Canadian climate policy with Debora VanNijnatten. 

The lectures take place Friday mornings at New Life Church, and can be streamed later by anyone who purchases a pass. 

There will be a six-week fall series starting in October to highlight the challenges of powering a sustainable world. Each of the lectures will explore a topic within the theme of electricity and power generation, storage, and distribution. 

To buy tickets or read more about the upcoming lectures visit Passes for the Perspective series are $40 and it's $60 for the fall series. For assistance contact [email protected] or call 705-300-3251 and a volunteer will help you. 

The Georgian Triangle Lifelong Learning series is run by volunteers and has been offering area audiences exceptional quality, university-level lectures by experts and academics for 26 years.