Seniors College Association of Nova Scotia (SCANS)

Viola Desmond Lecture
At a ceremony in Province House on April 15, 2010, as Nova Scotia’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honorable Dr. Mayann Francis ONS executed the Royal Prerogative of Mercy to grant posthumously a Free Pardon to Viola Desmond.  How did this pardon come to be? What was the story behind Viola Desmond’s conviction? To learn more about the cruel act on November 8, 1946 that gained world-wide attention and made this pardon necessary, to hear how being arrested and imprisoned affected Viola, and how freeing an innocent Black woman has impacted Dr. Francis, you can watch this online presentation.

SCANS held an Information session on January 9th covering their Winter schedule of classes, which start in February. To see a recording of the presentations click here.
Dalhousie University

Become a more informed consumer! Dal is presenting its 17th Mini Medical School starting on January 18th. They run until March 8th every Wednesday from 7-8 pm AST. All are invited to these lectures on various aspects of health care. The presentations are delivered via MS Teams. For more information and the link to join click here.
Osteoporosis Canada together with Canada’s National Ballet School brings you Dance!

Ballet for Bone Health. This virtual adult ballet class is a great way to learn the basics of ballet and to discover the joy of dance.
York University

January 29,2023, 11 am to 1 pm Atlantic Time: a series on COVID’s Impact on Canada’s health care system

Coping in Silence: COVID’s Impact on Marginalized Communities

Speakers & Topics they each address:
(1) Michaela Hynie, Professor, Toronto’s York U, Faculty of Health, Department of Psychology, Resilience in the face of crisis—again: Sources of support and strength during COVID among Canadians with a recent history of forced displacement
(2) Nazilla Khanlou, Associate Professor, York U., Faculty of Health, School of Nursing, The Shadow Pandemic: Gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic
(3) Jonathan Weiss, Professor, York U., Faculty of Health, Department of Psychology, Coping and Resilience During the Pandemic for Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities

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College and University Retiree Associations of Canada (CURAC)

ADRP is an active member of the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada (CURAC). One of the benefits is the many learning opportunities that are shared through the work of the Later Life Learning (LLL) Committee of CURAC. It provides a calendar of learning events offered by member associations across Canada. Please note that many events are free. Some require a small fee or an annual fee comparable to Seniors College Association of NS (SCANS).
The Calendar of Events:
About the LLL:

A non-profit nationwide network with 80,000 members of the education retiree community. A membership fee of $70 annually provides access to a wealth of workshops and webinars of interest to Canadian retirees.
The Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education

AROHE is a nonprofit association that champions transformative practices to support all stages of faculty and staff retirement, their mutually beneficial engagement, and continuing contributions to their academic institutions. By sharing research, innovative ideas, and successful practices, AROHE emphasizes the development and enhancement of campus-based retiree organizations and programs which support this continuing engagement in higher education.
November Newsletter
Compiled by Susan Holmes