Explore a new interest with our Continuing Education programming.

UWC’s continuing education programming offers members and non-members a lecture series on various topics throughout the year. Our Continuing Education committee is well-read and well-connected to retired university faculty and other subject matter experts who know how to make learning engaging and enjoyable. Classes take place in UWC’s theatre at Ralph Connor House, which is equipped with a modern sound system and AV equipment.

Are you looking for something “different” to read? Not enchanted by current best seller lists? Expand your horizons and join us as our new series ‘Under the Radar’ uncovers authors and genres that may be overlooked, underrated, or forgotten.

Our six experts will share some of the lesser-known writers and subjects that fascinate them. These may be unfamiliar to you now, but come to enjoy a lively mix of lecture and discussion to launch your exploration after the course.

April 9: Charlene Diehl  “Hiding in Plain Sight: Exploring New Territory in Contemporary Writing”
April 16: Pam Perkins  “Spirit of Enlightened Curiosity: British Women Travellers in Post-Napoleonic Europe”
April 23: Michael Bumsted ”Did Goodreads Kill the Cult Classic?: How the New Media Landscape is Making it Harder for Mystery Writers to Build Under the Radar Success”
April 30: David Annandale “The Joy of Fear: An Introduction to Horror Fiction”
May 7: Lucas Tromly “Echotourism: Re-Enacting Historical Journeys”
May 14: Vanessa Warne “Against the World: The Poetry of Michael Field”

Presentations start at 9:45 and run until 11:30. Come at 9:15 for your choice of beverage, and sign up for lunch after each presentation!

Course fee: Members: $65 Non-members: $80

Registration closes Thursday, April 4th. Sign up by email to uwc@mymts.net, by calling UWC at (204) 954-7880, or online. You can also visit UWC at 54 West Gate Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 to 4:30. We are asking everyone to pay when you register – cash, cheque, debit and e-transfer to uwcfin@mymts.net all work!

Come learn with us!

Registration for the Power of Print: Under the Radar is now open. Please sign up using the form below, or contact UWC at 204-954-7880 or uwc@mymts.net.

    Past series have included the following subjects:
    • The Power of Print lecture series featuring studies of female protagonists, memoirs, mysteries, and Indigenous writers
    • World Issues series examining subjects such as terrorism, world hunger, infectious diseases, and water sustainability.
    • Canada in a Time of Change delving into public policy, media, and foreign affairs.
    • Hidden from History – Herstory looking at women’s experience from 1940-1970.

    Stay for lunch and get to know us.

    Our continuing education programming is open to the public, and it’s a great way to get to know the club if you’re considering becoming a member. Informal discussions often carry on over an enjoyable lunch after the class, creating the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with club members.