LinR is proud to offer the program’s first online offerings, in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021! Our lectures and workshops will be online only until further notice. You can read participant feedback about our new online format here. When it’s safe to do so, the LinR program looks forward to offering both in-person and online offerings. Currently, our lectures and workshops are being offered via Zoom. We provide instructions, workshops, and resources to improve participants’ Zoom experience.
Our registration process has changed. Please see our registration page for details. We will be updating some policies as well.
The LinR Team continues to work remotely. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email (Learning.in.Retirement@carleton.ca) or leave a voicemail at (613-520-3699) with your questions or concerns. Jessica or Nora will promptly return your call from a Carleton University Learning in Retirement cell phone.
The Learning in Retirement (LinR) program is a non-credit program, open to adults of all ages who are interested in life-long learning. LinR provides the opportunity to learn for personal satisfaction while participating in a community of life-long learners who enjoy reading, listening to, and discussing topics of common interest. There are no required readings, exams, or age limits.
We offer a unique variety of lecture series, writing workshops, and language workshops taught by experts.
Topics offered include art history, music, science, politics, history, religion, social studies, philosophy, memoir writing, language, and more.
One-time single lecture presentations complement our regular sessions.
New for Fall 2020: LinR proud to offer the program’s first online offerings! When it’s safe to do so, the LinR program looks forwarding to offering both in-person and online offerings.
We announce upcoming session’s registration dates on our website. To have the information sent directly to you, join our email list, which we use to announce the beginning of each registration period, as well as the upcoming lecture titles and links to details. We never share your information with other groups, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Currently, Learning in Retirement lecturers have the option to publicly share their lecture slides/resources. If these files are shared with the LinR office, they will be sent out to participants via email within 2 business days. The Learning in Retirement program respects copyright laws and intellectual property rights and will not post content should a lecturer choose not to publicly share their intellectual property.
Yes! At the end of each series/workshop/lecture participants will receive an email inviting them to provide their feedback on that offering, and the program as a whole. Participants’ anonymous feedback is gathered into a report that is reviewed by Learning in Retirement, and passed on to the lecturer. The Learning in Retirement program encourages feedback and invites participants to email or call us directly should they have any immediate concerns.
Registration is required for all lecture series, workshops and single lecture presentations and a variety of registration options are available. Please visit our website at carleton.ca/linr/registration/ for our registration details and dates.
Yes, LinR is proud to offer gift certificates that can be applied to any lecture series/workshop/single lecture presentation fee, main campus parking or supply fee(s) associated with the LinR program. To purchase a gift certificate, please go here.
Yes. If a class is full you have the option of being placed on the lecture series waiting list. All waiting list requests are processed in sequence by the date/time they were received. Learning in Retirement staff monitor waiting lists daily. When a space becomes available the person at the top of the list will be contacted via email and given the opportunity to register and pay for the lecture series. If the first person on the list declines the spot, we then move to the next person on the waiting list.
LinR hires Carleton faculty, contract instructors, and some experts from the community to offer two-hour lectures, and six-week (two hours each) lecture series on academic topics. We also offer some writing workshops. If you have a topic that you think is appropriate for our program, send us some information about yourself and the topic to Learning.in.Retirement@carleton.ca.
Our fees vary for lectures, lecture series, workshop series, and language workshops. Each offering’s fee is listed along with its description (see the session page(s) within our Lectures and Workshops website section. Fees are typically raised a small amount each year to cover the costs involved in running the program. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have moved to an entirely online lecture and workshop format until further notice. While adjusting to and building best practices for the new format, we temporarily lowered our fees for the fall. Fees have now been restored to the levels set for Spring 2020.