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Past Lectures

Water/Bodies: Healing Trauma, Celebrating Resilience with The Rev’d Evan Smith, Audrey Huntley, and Monica Sehovic Bowen Forrester

May 16, 2018
A part of the Niigaani-gichigami Water Festival


Living Gratitude: Traditional Anishnaabe Teachings on Water with Giidaakunadaad (The Spirit Who Lives in High Places) Nancy Rowe

May 16, 2018
A part of the Niigaani-gichigami Water Festival

Please note that due to a technical issue, this lecture recording ends early.


Water for Life: PWRDF & Sustainable Development Goal #6 (Clean Water & Sanitation)

May 9, 2018
A part of the Niigaani-gichigami Water Festival


Exile, Eviction & Finding a New Home with Alfred Barahona

April 18, 2018
A Truth & Reconciliation Series Lecture


The Spiritual Practice of Storytelling with The Dean

March 14, 2018
A Lenten Lecture


The Spiritual Practice of Silence with The Vicar

March 7, 2018
A Lenten Lecture

This interactive lecture includes ten minutes of silence beginning around the 49:00 minute mark, ending around 59:00 if you wish to participate. The silence is followed by chanting and goodbyes – the Q&A portion of the lecture was not recorded.


The Meaning of the Wreath: “The Light of Christ” with Bishop Kevin Robertson

January 10, 2018
An Advent Series Lecture


 The Meaning of the Wreath: “Peace” with Bishop Riscylla Shaw

December 13, 2017
An Advent Series Lecture


The Meaning of the Wreath: “Love” With The Vicar, Rev’d Leigh Kern and The Dean

December 6, 2017
An Advent Series Lecture | The Vicar| Rev’d Leigh Kern | The Dean 


The Meaning of the Wreath: “Hope” With Bishop Jenny Andison

November 29, 2017
An Advent Series Lecture | 1 | 2 | 3 


“On Reconciliation” With Bishop Mark MacDonald

November 14, 2017
A Truth & Reconciliation Series Lecture | 1 | 2 | 3  Q&A Audio: 1 | 2


“Nuclear Weapons & Christian Witness in an Anxious Age”

November 8, 2017
A Lecture with The Rev’d Tyler-Wigg-Stevenson | Audio: 1 | 2 | 3 Q&A Audio: 1

Watch a video of the lecture on YouTube here.


Snell Lectures 2017: “Beyond the Mustard Seed”

September 27, 2017: “The View from Hoskin North”
An Lecture with The Rev’d Dr. Christopher Brittain | Lecture Audio: 1 | 2 Q&A Audio: 1 | 2

(Regrettably, audio from “The View from Hoskin South” with The Rt. Rev’d Stephen Andrews is not available)


The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

September 13, 2017: “The Dutch Golden Age and the Protestant Aesthetic”
An Art History Lecture with Adam Busiakiewicz | Audio: 1 | 2 | 3

October 11, 2017: “The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation: Music and the Reformation”
A Lecture with Robert Busiakiewicz| Audio: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

(Regrettably, audio from Father Carefoote’s lecture on October 25 is not available)


“Truth & Reconciliation” Lecture Series

October 4, 2017: Jenna Wirch & The Rev’d Evan Smith
on “Indigenous Adoptees: Healing Through Resistance”
Lecture Audio: Intro | Evan: 1 | 2 | Jenna: 1 | 2 | Q&A

September 20, 2017: Melanie Delva
on “Beyond Guilt: Canadians and the Future of Reconciliation”
Lecture Audio: 12   Q&A Audio: 1 | 2

April 26, 2017: The Reverend Leigh Kern
on “Civilizing the Wild: Entitlement, Colonialism, and Race at the Red River”
Audio: 1 | 2 | Q&A
Please note that recording begins abruptly; some portions of the Q&A audio are inaudible

March 29, 2017: The Reverend Chris Harper
on “The Next Step on the Bridge of Healing: My Journey as a Cree Priest”
Audio: 1 | 2 | 3 | Q&A

January 18, 2017: Lee Maracle
“Thinking Locally: How People can Respond to the TRC Calls to Action”
Audio: 1 | 2 | 3

September 21, 2016: Bishop Mark MacDonald
on “The Doctrine of Discovery and our Relationship to the Land”
Audio: 1 | 2 | 3


Niigaani Gichigami Water Festival, May 2017

May 24, 2017: Dr. Stephen Scharper
on “Sacred Waters: The Flow from Commodity to Gift”
Audio: 1 | 2 | Q&A: 1 | 2
Please note that some portions of the Q&A audio are inaudible

May 31, 2017: Drs. Bonnie McElhinny & Debby Danard
on “Grief, Healing & Water”
Audio: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5


Body & Soul Lecture Series: Lent 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
“Sexuality”
Dean Andrew Asbil: 1 | 2 | 3 | Q&A

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
“Mental Health”
Dr. Trevor Young: 1 | 2 | Q&A: 1 | 2 | 3

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
“Aging”
The Rev’d Dr. Tim Elliott: 1 | 2 | 3 | Q&A

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
“Food & Land”
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat: 1 | 2 | Q&A
Please note that some portions of the Q&A audio are inaudible


“The Word Made Global: The Changing Shape of Christianity and its Implications for Urban Ministry” with Mark Gornik

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


A Black Canadian Journey: A Night of Storytelling

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Cyd Redmond: 1 | 2
  • Terry Downey: 1
  • Nadine Williams: 1
  • Q&A: 1


The God of the Advent – God for Today, Advent 2016 with Archbishop Colin Johnson

Part 1: “A Disturbing God”: Intro | 1 | 2 (Discussion) | 3
(Note: Part two contains discussion, parts of which are inaudible)

Part 2: “A Compassionate God”: 1 | 2 (Discussion) | 3 | 4 | 5 (Q&A)
(Note: Part two contains discussion, parts of which are inaudible)

Part 3: “An Inviting God”: Audio not available


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