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Arts and Culture

Your Meaningful Life: Explore, Discover and Design

Date: February 28 to March 28, 2018

Based on the writings and wisdom of Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, The Dalai Lama, & Byron Katie, this popular 5-part series will focus on personal transformation as you shape your life. 

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Understanding the Brain

Date: March 13 to April 3, 2018

The Brain, how it works and its relationship to the mind is the subject of growing interest. This course aims to provide accessible information on the brain and the mind from a neuroscience perspective. We aim to separate facts from myths while exploring themes and possibilities that are relevant to the everyday lives of the participants. This course is designed for the general public, offering everyone an opportunity to learn about what’s on the cutting-edge of neuroscience

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Introduction to International Human Rights

Date: March 14 to April 4th, 2018

International Human Rights are at the forefront of all world events. This course will provide an opportunity to have a greater understanding of their history and the new challenges that are emerging with the advent of new technologies, climate change and other developing factors.

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Tango Through Time

Date: April 12 to May 10, 2018 (note: there will be no class on May 3)

This course offers an inside view of Tango music in the context of the growth and development of the art form’s instrumental and stylistic innovations in relation to societal change. Tracing the historical and stylistic musical trajectories of Tango and discussing its multiple dimensions: music, dance, and poetry.

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Leonard Cohen: In Words and Music

Date: March 21 to April 11, 2018 (to be confirmed)

An examination of Leonard Cohen's phenomenal work and personal journey: from young McGill poet to acclaimed singer, composer, and songwriter.

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Ateliers sur la Santé Mentale (in French)

en collaboration avec le Mouvement Santé mentale Québec

This course is online. You may register at anytime.
(This course is conducted in French)

This series of two webinars is intended for practitioners, individuals, workplaces and communities interested in creating, developing, and strengthening mental health.

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The Practical Guide to Financial Planning

Date: February 6 to March 6, 2018

How can you gain more control of your finances? Debbie Leahy, Investment Advisor, provides information on retirement, investments, insurance, and how to make these work for you.

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Leonard Cohen: In Words and Music Photo credit: Rama, Wikimedia Commons

Past Offerings

Navigating a Lifetime of Change

Date: November 1 to 29, 2017

Time for a change? Discover, explore, and chart a strategy for successfully managing important shifts in your life. A great group coaching experience led by Professional Certified Coach, Michael Cullen.

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Introduction aux arts numériques - En collaboration avec la Société des arts technologiques (in French)

Date: November 6 to December 4, 2017
(This course is conducted in French)

Explore and experience the digital arts! Virtual reality, interactive installations and dome immersive projections are just some of the examples of today’s digital media. Experience it for yourself and learn about its origins and roles in all forms of art!

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Coûts, mythes, solutions : les visages complexes des inégalités (in French)

(This course is conducted in French)

Economic and Social Inequality are on the rise in developed countries. Quebec, in spite of being one of the most egalitarian societies in North America, has not been spared.  There are multiple causes and these seriously impact prosperity and well-being.  This is a 4-part series of classes on Social Inequality.  Participants may choose to register for the whole series or take an individual class.

The course will be re-scheduled. New dates will be announced as soon as possible. If you wish to be informed when new dates are available please email prizma.scs [at] mcgill.ca (subject: In%C3%A9galit%C3%A9s%20sociales)

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Beethoven - Passion romantique (in English)

Discover Beethoven as you’ve never known him - the man, his work, and the revolutionary time during which he created his best-loved compositions. Learn about our Beethoven VIP Course and Concerts Package, in collaboration with the Montreal Chamber Music Festival.

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CPAC 101 Topics in Citizenship and Social Engagement (1 credit)

Date: August 9 to 12, 2017
(This course is conducted in French)
(In collaboration with the Institut du Nouveau Monde)

This course encourages a reflection on social change in the socio-political context of Quebec.

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