September 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017 1:00-3:00 PM

Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
Masters Gallery, 2115 - 4 Street SW

The History of Self-Portraiture

Ryan Green of Masters Gallery will present an illustrated talk on self-portraiture. In it he will explore representations of the self from antiquity to the selfie. The presentation will be lecture-style so that participants can sit while they listen to Ryan and watch his digital images.

This special presentation for the CALL Arts and Humanities Speaker Series will take place at Masters Gallery.

Ryan Green is the owner and president of Masters Gallery Ltd. He is a dealer of Canadian historical, post war and contemporary art. He received his MA in Art History from the University of London, England and a BA in Art History from the University of Calgary. He has taught European and Canadian art history for the University of Calgary’s Fine Arts and continuing education departments. He is currently a board member of the Glenbow Museum and a distinguished patron of the National Gallery of Canada.

September 12, 2017
Latin American Issues Lecture Series
cSpace, Room 310, 1721-29 Ave. SW

NOTE: Change of location for this event

Victoria Simmons

The Politics of Mobility in Southern Mexico

Victoria Simmons is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation, which offers an historical account of migration on the railways of southern Mexico. Victoria has authored and co-authored publications on gender and migration in Latin America. She holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (U.N.A.M.) and a B.A. in Development Studies from the University of Calgary.

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 10:30 AM -12:00 PM
Lunch and Learn
Reader Rock Garden at McLeod Trail & 25th Ave S.E.

"LUNCH AND LEARN" will launch at Reader Rock Garden on Thursday, September 14, with a tour of the Reader Rock Garden from 10:30 AM till 12:00 PM followed by lunch at the Reader Cafe at 12:00 PM.

For complete details visit the "Lunch and Learn" web page

Monday, September 18, 2017, 1:00-3:30 PM
Special “Kickoff” Café
Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Road NW

Celebrate the beginning of the FALL Season at CALL.  Learn about new and continuing programs! Share your ideas for new Interest Groups! Socialize and enjoy light refreshments! Listen to an exciting speaker!   

Speaker: Will Ferguson
Topic: Travels to Rwanda. This prize-winning Canadian author will discuss his travel experiences and his latest book, Road Trip Rwanda.

Will FergusonWill Ferguson spent five years in Asia, based in Japan, and travelled to Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, and China. He is the author of Beyond Belfast, which charts a 560-mile walk across Northern Ireland in the rain, and Hitching Rides with Buddha, about an end-to-end journey across Japan by thumb. His work has been published in twenty-three languages and has twice been nominated for an IMPAC Dublin Award. A three-time winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour, his novel, 419, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for Literature. His most recent book is Road Trip Rwanda. He lives in Calgary with his wife Terumi, and their two sons.

Photo courtesy of Alex Ferguson, 2016.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Treks and Travels
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW


MadagascarThe majority of Madagascar’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world but poverty and habitat destruction are severely threatening its continued existence. Come to see some of this country and its unusual creatures.

Presenter: Val Scholefield

Tuesday, September  26, 2017   1:00 pm - 3:00 PM
Health and Wellness Speaker Series
Rosedale Main Hall

Hearing Loss 101 - What Everyone Should Know

Information about signs and symptoms of hearing loss, what to do if you or a loved one has hearing loss, evidence based treatment options, keeping your brain active for listening, recent research on the relationship between hearing loss and dementia/cardiovascular disease/diabetes and risk of falls as well as how to best communicate with individuals who have hearing loss.

Dr Carrie Scarff  is a Registered Audiologist, she completed her Master of Science in Audiology at Dalhousie University, clinical Audiology internships at Georgetown Medical Centre in Washington DC and The IWK Grace hospital in Halifax, and her PhD and PostDoc in Auditory Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Calgary in the area of brain plasticity and hearing research. She has publications in the areas of early identification of hearing loss and auditory cortical plasticity following hearing loss with her colleagues at The University of Calgary and Dalhousie University.

Dr. Scarff currently practices at and manages her multi-site clinics 'Audiology Innovations Ltd'. in the Mission and Glenbrook areas of Calgary with her colleagues. She sits on the Board of Directors with the Deaf and Hear Alberta non-profit organization in Calgary, and is involved in educating and informing agencies, the general public and the government about hearing loss issues, new research and treatments. She takes a particular interest in brain plasticity and advancements in hearing loss treatment. She has therefore implemented newly developed listening in noise test procedures and 'LACE' listening and communication enhancement training to individuals who have difficulty hearing in noise. She and her colleagues provide the latest advancements in technology to treat sensorineural hearing loss such as with 'Lyric' implantable hearing aids, Bluetooth enabled hearing devices and rechargeable hearing devices. Dr. Scarff and her team offer thorough hearing care for their patients that goes beyond hearing aids, providing educational training, brain training and hearing assistive devices to their patients.

Friday, September 29, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 - 29 Ave. SW

The Art and Allure of Mysteries with Gail Bowen

Gail BowenGail Bowen, award-winning mystery writer, will speak on the art and allure of mysteries and engage in a lively Q&A with the audience.

She will be reading from The Winners' Circle, her latest in the nationally bestselling Joanne Kilbourn series. Book 17 is classic Gail Bowen: masterfully compelling storytelling that combines a modern, urban family with a gripping, satisfying mystery.

Gail Bowen's first Joanne Kilbourn mystery, Deadly Appearances (1990), was nominated for the W.H. Smith/Books in Canada Best First Novel Award, and A Colder Kind of Death (1995) won the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel. In 2008, Reader's Digest named Bowen Canada's Best Mystery Novelist; in 2009, she received the Derrick Murdoch Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. Bowen has also written plays that have been produced across Canada and on CBC Radio. Now retired from teaching at the First Nations University, Bowen lives in Regina.

This extra A&H session is in conjunction with the official opening of cSpace.

Photo courtesy of Madeleine Bowen-Diaz

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Treks and Travels
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW

A Tour of Southern Africa:   Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa....

Photo by Karen McDanielOur goal was to photograph everything and enjoy as much of the scenery and local culture as we could in 10 days. We had the time of our lives: saw the big five, rode elephants and walked with lions! Had the best guides, flew in eleven planes - once even over a herd of giraffe! This was not a trip for the faint of heart but we would go back in a heart beat. I will take you on a photographic journey as we saw this part of Africa, describe where we stayed and what we learned.

Presenter: Karen McDaniel

Tuesday, October 24, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Health and Wellness Speaker Series
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW

Addictions in the Adult Population

"This presentation will focus on types of addictions, societal attitudes and beliefs, and ways to support someone struggling with an addiction. Services provided by Adult Addiction Services (formerly AADAC) as well as other available community supports will also be discussed."

This will be presented by Joshua McLeod from Adult Addiction Services. The agency provides short-term outpatient treatment for those concerned with alcohol, other drugs, gambling, sex and concurrent disorder concerns. Services include individual or group counselling and women's specific services.

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Arts and Humanities
Friday, September 8, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Masters Gallery, 2115 – 4 St SW
The History of Self-Portraiture with Ryan Green

Latin American Issues
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1:30-3:00 PM
New location:
cSpace, #310, 1721 - 29 Ave. SW

The Politics of Mobility in Southern Mexico

Lunch and Learn
Thursday, Sept. 14, 10:30 AM -12:00 PM
Reader Rock Garden McLeod Trail
and 25th Ave S.E.

SPECIAL "Kickoff" CALL Café
Monday, Sept. 18, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Dalhousie Community Centre,
5432 Dalhart Road NW
Speaker: Will Ferguson
Topic: Travels to Rwanda

Treks and Travels
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:30-9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall

Health and Wellness
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
Hearing Loss 101 - What Everyone
Should Know

Arts and Humanities
Friday, September 29, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW
The Art and Allure of Mysteries with Gail Bowen

**October Events**

Treks and Travels
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7:30-9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
A Tour of Southern Africa: Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa....

Health and Wellness
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
Addictions in the Adult Population

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