Jubilee United Church

40 Underhill Drive | Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2J5 | 416.447.6846

Lecture Series

Wednesday afternoons

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Cost of Series:  $20

Individual Lectures:  $8



(Cheques payable to Jubilee United Church)

 Jubilee United Church Office

40 Underhill Drive, Don Mills M3A 2J5






 March 1:  The Supreme Court of Canada – Shaping Our Federation

This lecture will focus on important current decisions by the SCC making headlines and shaping the modern Canadian legal landscape from the interpretation of the Criminal Code to privacy to physician-assisted suicide.

March 8:  Canada’s Common Law and Civil Law Traditions – Neither Ordinary nor Gentile

This lecture will describe the common law and civil law systems / traditions recognized under Canadian Constitutional Law and will explore how similar legal issues are addressed under both systems and under First Nations legal traditions adopted by the Canadian legal system.

Presenters for these two lectures:  Partners and Associates from Baker & McKenzie, LLP, including Donna Walwyn, Jeremy Hann, Claire-Marie Colantuoni, Jennifer Bernardo and Bill Watson.

March 15:  “CanMus” – Then and Now

A personal commentary on the changes in creative music, musical life, and music consumption in Canada in the fifty years between the 1967 centennial of Confederation and 2017’s sesquicentennial.  The abbreviation “CanMus” for “Canadian Music” is a parallel to the familiar “CanLit”.

March 29:  “What is Special about Piano Music?”   NEW DATE!!

This illustrated presentation compares the piano to other instruments (strings, brass) and to other keyboard media (organ, harpsichord) and asks, “How does the structure of the human hand affect the musical structure?”  Classical and modern examples include works exploiting the piano’s capabilities apart from the keyboard.

Presenter for these two lectures:  Dr. John Beckwith


A few words about our presenters:

BAKER & McKENZIE is the largest law firm in the world with approximately 13,000 employees, including over 4000 lawyers working in 47 countries around the globe.  Baker & McKenzie LPP, an Ontario partnership, is located in Toronto and each of its presenters:  Jennifer Bernardo;

Claire-Marie Colantuoni; Jeremy Hann; Donna Walwyn (Partner): and Bill Watson (Partner) practice administrative law (employment law and pension law) and related litigation in the Toronto office.

JOHN BECKWITH is the composer of over 160 works in a variety of genres, a pianist, a writer of historical and critical works in music, and a retired academic, having served for over 40 years with the Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto, seven of them as Dean.