Lifelong learning matters.

Personal Interest

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Learn for you! Learn what you want without the pressure of assignments and exams.

Explore new spaces and places, increase your fitness levels or learn a brand new skill as you engage with others who share similar passions, hobbies and curiosity.
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Explore Your Interests

Keep your mind and body active at any age.

Increase your fitness, engage your mind and make valuable connections across the University. Regardless of your previous education or age, unique opportunities await. Explore what interests you – whether it's taking a university course just for fun, learning to play an instrument or observing a public forum.

Fitness & Health

Experience the benefits of movement! Access the Fitness & Lifestyle Centre – a full-service gym, indoor track and Aquatics Center. Interested in spin, yoga or workout classes? URFit has you covered with in-person and on demand classes!

Learn French

Bonjour! Did you know the U of R is home to La Cité's French Training Centre? Find individual or group courses, distance classes and beginner to advanced options where adults 18+ can learn one of Canada's official languages.

Public Policy Events

Engage in insightful discussions and enrich your understanding of public policy in Canada. The Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy frequently hosts events and lectures open to the public. Can't make it to a live session? You can watch past lectures on demand!

Audit a Course for 65+

Looking for a bit more to keep you and your brain challenged? You can audit an undergraduate course (without completing the coursework). If you're over 65, you can request a Seniors' Tuition Waiver and take an undergraduate course free of charge!

Dance, Music & the Arts

Unleash your creativity! Discover a new talent, nurture an existing one or just come out for some fun. Take private music lessons, join a choir or ensemble, or learn the art of Flamenco dance at the Conservatory of Performing Arts.

LLC Community Lecture Series

Discover one of our most popular Lifelong Learning Centre offerings. Back for 2023-24, challenge your mind, engage with experts from the community and get social – all within each 1-hour lecture. Topics vary throughout the year.

Seniors' University Group

Dedicated to providing affordable and engaging learning opportunities for those aged 50+. Become a Seniors' University Group member to access courses, attend special events and connect with others.

Seniors' University Group

The Seniors’ University Group (SUG), in partnership with the Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC), is thrilled to offer high-quality learning experiences to SUG members aged 50 and better.

What You Can Expect

  • Captivating course catalogue featuring a wide range of topics
  • Engaging courses without the pressure of assignments and exams
  • Opportunities to socialize after each course in the Seniors' University Group Lounge
  • Gorgeous in-person learning environment at the historic College Avenue Campus

How to Register

  1. Email with your name, phone number and which courses you wish to attend
  2. Space permitting, the Registrar will place you in the course and respond to your email requesting your payment
  3. If the course is full, you will receive an email and be placed on the course waiting list

For more information, email or visit the SUG Facebook page.