Extended Learning

Elder Learners

“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle”   Kahlil Gibran 



Winter 2019 Lectures
Pros and Cons of Cannabis for Recreational and Medicinal Use in Seniors
Dr. Melanie Kelly
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
9:45am - 11:30am
(lunch included)
  Member $20
Non-member $25


Historic Halifax Streetscapes Then and Now
Barbara Delory
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
9:45am - noon
(coffee break and lunch included)
 Member $20
Non-member $25










Protecting Oceans at Risk
Gretchen Fitzgerald
Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:45am - noon
(coffee break and lunch included)
 Member $20
Non-member $25
*series of 3 lectures for member $45
 Spring 2019 Course

Capitalism from Prosperity to Inequality

Daphna Levit

Saturdays, April 6, 13, 27 and May 4, 2019
9:30 am - noon


Member $60
Non-member $80


Winter 2019 Registration Form

For further information on Elder Learners, please contact Extended Learning at
902 420-5492 or e-mail: extend@smu.ca  

Since 1989, Elder Learners has worked with Saint Mary's University to sponsor monthly lectures on Saturday mornings during the fall and winter on the Saint Mary's campus.

For the yearly fee of $20.00 you can become a member of Elder Learners.  Membership entitles you to discounts off both the price of attendance for the Elder Learners Lectures and the fees for the Learning Unlimited courses. Anyone can join regardless of age.

You will find yourself engrossed in one of our many fascinating lectures with entertaining and well-informed presenters who make their stories come alive. Come and enjoy the fellowship and stimulating topics on lecture day and enrol in a course. A further advantage of membership is your invitation to join in the fun of the coach tours and visit interesting locations in the company of friends.

Saint Mary’s University and Elder Learners are committed to programs for life long learning.  Please join us for an interesting and rewarding experience of Lifelong Learning.