lunch talks

McLaughlin's Lunch Talk Series

Listen to interesting speakers on a variety of topics and eat a free lunch! Students who attend 6 lunch talks over the year will receive a Certificate of Participation, while those who attend 10 talks or more will receive a Certificate of Active. Talks take place in the Senior Common Room.

50 Years of Residence Life, Alumni Panel

Our first 50th anniversary alumni panel will feature a group of former residents of Tatham Hall, McLaughlin College’s residence building named after its first Master, George Tatham. The panelists represent the residence life experience in four different decades, and thus will give us an insight into what is common, and what has changed, over McLaughlin’s […]

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Codes, Commissioners and the State of the Municipal Ethics Regime

Since its beginnings in 2006 the Code of Conduct and Integrity Commissioner system in Ontario has attracted criticism as it maintained a bifurcated approach to ethics and left Commissioners vulnerable without clear reinforcement of their independence. Earlier this year the provincial legislature enacted new legislation aimed at changing the system and enhancing its effectiveness. The presentation will focus on where […]

Taking Care of You

This lunch talk will engage participants in exploring the idea of self-care and how it can be incorporated into the life of a busy student on the go! It will also explore the perceptions we all have about what we think our fellow students are doing, and the reality of what they actually are doing. To […]

The Trump Transition

Five Fellows of McLaughlin College will discuss the transition to the new U. S administration of President Donald Trump. Poster: Poster_Trump Transition_March 1_17 Speaker: Panel Session (Robert Drummond, Jerry Ginsburg, Ian Greene, David Leyton-Brown, Stephen Newman) Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Time: 12 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College For further […]


For the Love of Money: The Cash for Access Controversy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been the subject of media and opposition criticism during the past few months for so-called “cash for access” fund-raisers, where donors pay up to $1500 for a social event with the PM or one of his cabinet ministers.  In reaction, the PM has announced new fundraising rules to provide greater […]