Canada 150 logoElderCollege is seeking instructors for courses on Canada to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday.

Continuing ed courses to celebrate Canadian sesquicentennial

ElderCollege, the Canterbury College program aimed at those 55 years and older, is seeking grad students and faculty to teach short courses on Canada’s historical, cultural and social development for Autumn 2017.

It has received a grant to celebrate the country’s sesquicentennial which will allow it to offer small honoraria to instructors.

“The grant is premised upon ElderCollege offering courses on themes and subjects related to Canada,” says director Lloyd Brown-John. “Courses could range from Canadian music and art to social and cultural history, architectural accomplishments or scientific and engineering achievements.”

Courses can be as short as a two-hour session or as long as six sessions of two hours each, but participants tend to favour shorter courses.

“The uniqueness of ElderCollege is that courses are both short and do not include assignments, tests or exams,” Dr. Brown-John says. “People take courses for the sheer joy of learning.”

Find more information on ElderCollege on its website. To discuss a proposal for a course, e-mail Brown-John at or program manager Catherine Fettes at