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Dear Lifelong Learning Program participants,

The Lifelong Learning Program will remain online only for the Early Fall session, due to pandemic-related booking restrictions on Carleton’s campus. While we miss seeing you in person, the response to our online format makes us glad we are still able to connect, entertain, and engage.

On Wednesday, August 18 at 10 a.m., we will open registration for our Early Fall 2021 session.

While so much remains ‘on hold’, one thing remains certain: this fall our wonderful lecturers can bring you on guided travels that illuminate the past, and connect the past to the present. Use the hyperlinked titles below to find detailed descriptions, biographies, series outlines, and participant reactions. The entire Early Fall 2021 Session page is found here


Lecture Series:
Physics Around Us, with Andrew Robinson
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Sampling of the Humanities, with Sarah Cook 
Memoir Writing: Writing Stories From Your Life, with Dr. Anna Rumin  
Six Centuries of Chamber Music, with Julian Armour
Road Trip USA: Exploring the Musical History of Six American Cities, with Keith McCuaig
Art and the Mythic Environment, with Dr. Eric Weichel
Behind the Headlines: Current News and World Events, with Dr. Elliot Tepper


Reminder: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our registration process has temporarily changed. Below is important information to help you have the best registration and lecture experience.


  • Registration for Early Fall 2021 offerings will begin August 18 at 10 a.m., ET. Requests for registration before the designated days cannot be considered. Each offering will have its OWN registration form, and you will be prompted to pay immediately using our secure online payment page. Links to these registration forms plus additional registration details will be posted on our website,
  • Each registration form will require registrants to review and agree to LLeaP policies; in order to fill out your form more quickly, you may like to review these policies ahead of time.
  • You can only register one person per form. Should you wish to register with a partner or friend, an additional form must be submitted.
  • The form will automatically shift to a waiting list form once the allotted ‘seats’ have been filled. We will draw from this list if spots are released or increased, or if we offer a repeat session.



  • We have two short videos to help you install Zoom and use features that will enable the best experience in LLeaP online lectures. You will find other instructional resources on our support page to help you install and get started with Zoom:
  • If this is your first time using Zoom, and you would like to expand further than our training video, we will be holding a live training session on Wednesday, September 8, at 1:30 pm. You can register for this training session here.
  • If you can, please install the desktop application on a laptop/computer with microphone and camera.
  • We strongly recommend that you test your internet connection, camera, microphone, and settings by joining a Zoom test meeting, You will be the only person in this meeting, and it is used for the sole purpose of testing your equipment. 
  • Connected Canadians offers free one-on-one technical training and support for older adults. If you need help with Zoom or other tools, or want to learn more about how to use technology to connect to virtual programs like online support groups, learning events, and social programs, call 613-699-7896 or sign up for help at Outside of the Ottawa area, 1-877-304-5813 (toll free). We recommend that you do so before lectures begin.



  • NOTE: Our online lectures and workshops are considered live events. We may make and use recordings as a backup in case of technology problems. However, at the moment we do not share recordings, in part out of copyright and intellectual property concerns. Our approach may change in the future when we have a more secure place to store and stream recordings.

The LLeaP Team continues to work remotely. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email ( You can also leave a voicemail at (613-520-3699) with your questions or concerns, and Jessica or Nora will return your call from a Carleton University Lifelong Learning Program cell phone.

We look forward to (virtually) seeing you! 


The LLeaP Team 

Lifelong Learning Program

Centre for Initiatives in Education | Carleton University 

1516 Dunton Tower | 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON  K1S 5B6

Tel: 613-520-3699 | Web:


Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Lifelong Learning Program office on campus is closed until further notice. Our staff are working remotely and communication through email is preferred when possible. 

Note that our program name has changed from Learning in Retirement to Lifelong Learning Program; please update your bookmarks and contact list!

See our website or join our mailing list to keep informed about our upcoming programming. 

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