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BRANTFORD — Thanks to the Laurier Association for Lifelong Learning (LALL), Brantford adults “50 years of age and better,” will be able to take general interest, non-credit courses this spring at the Laurier Brantford campus for the first time.
“We’re committed to supporting lifelong learning for adults, which is becoming increasingly popular,” says Rebecca Kieswetter, marketing and communications co-ordinator for Laurier’s Office of Teaching Support Services. “We’ve been offering courses to the 50+ crowd in Kitchener-Waterloo for 10 years now, and are very excited to be launching our first two courses at the Brantford campus.”
Brantford’s inaugural courses will include In Search of Old Ontario and Canadian Archaeology.
Through slide presentations and printed material, In Search of Old Ontario instructor Warren Stauch (a former part-time professor in Laurier’s Geography and Environmental Studies program and a retired high school geography teacher and tourism guide) will give participants a glimpse into Ontario’s geologic and cultural history. Topics include urban and agricultural settlement, building architecture and early transportation routes. The course runs Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., beginning April 8.
Canadian Archaeology traces the archaeology of our country from the first arrival of humans 11,000 years ago to the 19th century. Instructor Gary Warrick, an associate professor of contemporary studies and Indigenous studies at Laurier Brantford, will also discuss Canada’s early hunters, fishers and longhouse farmers. The course runs Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., beginning April 8.
LALL courses are taught by current, retired or semi-retired professors or local professionals with specific expertise.
Laurier’s Waterloo campus will offer 11 LALL courses during spring 2008. The courses range from a look at what makes jazz music special to Zen psychology.
Course fees are $50, plus a $10 yearly membership fee. The courses are developed for, but not restricted to, participants 50 years of age and up. Registration for Brantford courses are by mail only.
For further course details and registration information, view the LALL spring brochure at: http://www.wlu.ca/documents/29452/LALL_Spring_2008_brochure.pdf or call 519-884-0710 ext. 4628.
LALL is a volunteer-run organization supported by Laurier’s Office of Continuing Education.
Lori Chalmers Morrison