The Seniors’ Education Centre at the University of Regina,
Saskatchewan, offer it’s members a stimulating way to enjoy lunch
and learn at the same time. Noon-Hour Forums, held over nine Thursdays,
host a wide range of topics. The subjects for this semester, taken from
their winter 2005-2006 course catalog, include the following:
Working Toward a Walkable City – A discussion
of what some citizens are doing to make Regina a safe place to walk.
Secrets Revealed: Privacy in the Public Eye –
A discussion about the public’s “right to know.”
Coffee with the Boys – A discussion with 16 retired
gentlemen who have been gathering for coffee, deep discussions, and interesting
explorations every Friday morning for the past several years.
The Dominion and the Rising Sun: Canada Encounters Japan, 1929-1941
– A discussion about the first major study of Canada’s diplomatic
arrival in Japan and, by extension, East Asia.
Life of Refugees After Resettling in Canada: A discussion
about the financial, family life, social/traditional values, communication,
language and culture adjustments of new arrivals to Canada.
Africa: Political Instability and Conflicts: Root Causes and
Possible Solutions: A discussion of the extent of the conflicts
around Africa and a possible explanation of the dynamics behind these
Terrorism from Samson to Attic: A discussion of the
connection between terrorism and biblical religion.
Brain Awareness: How Our Emotions Work: A discussion
of how emotions are organized in the brain, the purpose of emotions and
why it is important to develop an awareness about how we feel.
Another Type of World: A Different Kind of West: The
Canadian West as an Intellectual Frontier: A discussion of how the Canadian
west was shaped, not by violence, but by the competition of ideas.