The Hart House Community Members Committee presents an annual series of alumni-student dinners for an intimate group of Hart House members who are alumni, students, faculty, and staff. For the Fall 2021 term, the "dinners" will be free, virtual and on-line owing to current events.
The Fall 2021 series features
- October 13, 2021: Terry Fallis is the Stephen Leacock Humour Medal-winning novelist and author of Operation Angus.
- November 17, 2021: David Hulchanski is a professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.
- December 8, 2021: Erica Di Ruggerio, Director of Global Health at Dalla Lana at UofT – Global Health Policies in Times of Covid-19!
The Covid-19 pandemic was arguably exacerbated by the challenges of putting strong global health policies and measures in place.
With a background in global health policy, Dr. Di Ruggiero will share her perspective on how such policies could mitigate the impacts of future pandemics.
- January 19, 2022: John Jennings, founder of the Canadian Canoe Museum
“Canoeing has been insane,” says Jeremy Ward, curator of the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ont. “There have been traffic jams at the put-ins.” This was going to be the museum’s year, even despite the serial lockdowns and the post lockdown restrictions on the number of visitors. With the museum set to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022, plans were well in place to make this a very special year in the founding, and lasting, relationship between Canada and the canoe.
- February 16, 2022: Christine Burke AVP of Campus planning and Chief Planner for the University to speak to us about the campus Landmark Project. “I have been involved in the Landmark Project since 2014 when it was in its nascent phase and my team was leading the design competition. It is very exciting to see how it has evolved since then (including the addition of geothermal which Ron Saporta has been instrumental in) and to be in the construction phase."
- March 23, 2022 (in person in the Music Room!): Phillip Sohm Prof. of Art History at University College – Venetian Renaissance Art and the Ecology of Style.
More details and registration information to follow.
Housing for All? What is Wrong with Canada’s Housing System?
We have had a steady stream of federal housing programs since 1935. We now have a ten-year $80 billion National Housing Strategy (well, actually, we have a document with that title). Housing issues were widely debated in the recent federal election. Yet, after all this time and effort, who is happy with the way our housing system functions and the outcomes it is producing? Is access to home ownership becoming easier? Is the supply of rental housing at fair rents adequate? Is the number of unhoused Canadians steadily decreasing?
Prof David Hulchanski
Professor, Housing and Community Development
David Hulchanski is a professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, where he holds the endowed chair in housing. He served as the director of the Centre for Urban and Community Studies from 2000 to 2008. In the 1980’s he was a professor of community planning and housing at the University of British Columbia and director of the UBC Centre for Human Settlements.
He is a former North American editor of the journal Housing Studies. At the UofT he teaches courses on social housing and homelessness, cities and neighbourhood change, and community development. In 2013 professor Hulchanski received the University of Toronto’s Carolyn Touhy Impact on Public Policy Award.Website