Brown Bag Lunch Series

Dr. Graham Daborn speaking at a seminarEvery week, we invite ALL members and members of our local community to join us for a free, casual lunchtime learning session.

Brown Bag Lunches are meant to offer you a slice of life while you enjoy a slice of your meal. We cover topics both big and small in scope, from local to international, and from arts to sciences. We aim to offer lively talks, from engaging speakers, that anyone in the audience can enjoy. And yes, many members do actually bring their lunch to eat during the presentation.

We meet every Thursday at noon in Seminary House, Room 229 (main level). Alternate locations are noted in the schedule.


This Week's Topic


Thursday, April 13, 2017


12:00pm - 1:00pm


Seminary House - Room 229

Session Title:

Voyage to Sable Island

Guest Speaker:

Carolyn Mallory



Have you ever wanted to visit Sable Island to see the wild horses? Not only is Sable Island the home to about 500 horses, but it is also home to the largest colony of grey seals in the world! Let me share my trip with you. Experience Bald Dune. Learn about the succession of plants that happens when sand dunes change over time. Come and see the beauty of one of Canada’s most recent National Park Reserves.



Carolyn Mallory is a writer, co-author of Common Plants of Nunavut, and author of Common Insects of Nunavut. Her latest publication, Painted Skies, is a picture book about a child’s first experience with northern lights. She is hard at work on more picture books for children and a novel. Carolyn is also a watercolour artist and loves to depict the North in her work. Carolyn and her husband Mark raised their three children in Iqaluit before moving to Canada’s east coast in 2011.

She works for Adventure Canada during the summer as a guide, lecturer, and watercolour instructor. Her trips take her to Greenland, the Canadian Arctic, and to Sable Island.


Winter 2017 Schedule




Jan. 26   Wes Booth ALL Does Facebook
Feb. 2 Trevor Lloyd Incidents of Travel in Yucatan
Feb. 9 Frank Lussing The SARS Crisis of 2003 - Lessons Learned
Feb. 16 --- Weather cancellation; rescheduled to March 16
Feb. 23 Sen. Kelvin Ogilvie Dementia in Canada - A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities
Mar. 2 Anna Kiefte Be Red Cross Ready: Personal Disaster Preparedness
Mar. 9 Susan Surette-Draper La Rochelle - An Acadian Returns
Mar. 16 David Mossman A Geologist's Adventures in Machu Picchu
Mar. 23 --- Weather cancellation; rescheduled to April 13
Mar. 30 Jean Leung Journey Into the Artist Life
Apr. 6 Graham Daborn "The Sound and the Fury" : An Update on Fundy Tidal Power
Apr. 13 Carolyn Mallory Voyage to Sable Island