What is a Master Class?

TLC’s Master Class is a new series of public lectures featuring some of Canada’s best teachers talking about unique topics of interest in your local community.

The inaugural lectures are scheduled to begin in Spring 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario. Each lecture will run for 60 minutes, and be followed by a 30-minute opportunity meet the professor and event sponsors.

Registration Fees

  • Under 10—free
  • Students and Seniors (55 and over)—$15
  • General Admission—$30

How to Register

  • Register Online at Eventbrite
  • Complete your personal details
  • Pay using your credit card
  • Save/print your tickets
  • Collect your tax-deductible receipt when you arrive



Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:30 to 7:00 pm
David Braley Health Sciences Centre Auditorium
100 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON  L8P 1H6

There’s no fighting it. Each of us will die. In death the mystery deepens, touching on notions of spirituality. What was this vessel in which we travelled?  How much do you know and how much do you want to know?

Dr. Bruce Wainman

Dr. Bruce Wainman

Professor of Anatomy, McMaster University

Bruce Wainman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, an Adjunct Member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Coordinator of Biological Sciences for the Ontario Midwifery Consortium. He is presently the Director of the Education Program in Anatomy as well as the Surgical Skills Lab at McMaster University.

His teaching excellence has been rewarded multiple times through the McMaster Students Union, the 2013 President’s Award for Educational Innovation, the Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award in 2015 and Canada’s most presitigious teaching honour, a 3M National Teaching Fellowship.


How therapy dogs do the extraordinary

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
5:30 to 7:00 pm
David Braley Health Sciences Centre
Room 2035 (second floor)
100 Main Street West

Hamilton, ON  L8P 1H6

What effects can a visit from an ordinary family dog have on people who are isolated, ill or elderly?
Learn about the powerful dog-human bond, and how therapy animals can profoundly impact people’s health and well-being.

Dr. Andrea Buchholz

Dr. Andrea Buchholz

Professor of Applied Human Nutrition, University of Guelph

Andrea Buchholz is an outstanding teacher, mentor and leader in Nutrition education at the University of Guelph.  In 2016, she was named a 3M National Teaching Fellow in recognition of her educational leadership and excellence in university teaching.

Andrea is also passionate about her experience as being one-half of a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog team, with the other half being Dylan, her 9 year old Poodle/Shih Tzu cross. Join her as she delves into the literature to consider the evidence of the many effects of therapy dogs on humans.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
5:30 to 7:00 pm
David Braley Health Sciences Centre
100 Main Street West (downtown Hamilton)

Hamilton, ON  L8P 1H6

Why do shoes cost more than a week’s worth of groceries? Why do we borrow more than we earn? Why does money matter? Come discover how your financial habits affect people you care about and how the system around the world affects you and your community. You work hard for your money . . . learn how to make it work hard for you!

This event has been postponed. 

Dr. Arshad Ahmad

Dr. Arshad Ahmad

Professor of Finance, McMaster University

Arshad Ahmad is the Vice-Provost, Teaching & Learning and Director of McMaster University’s MacPherson Institute.  He is passionate about teaching.

In 1992, he was named a 3M National Teaching Fellowship.  He is past president of The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and past Vice-President of The International Consortium for Educational Development consisting of 24 member organizations worldwide. Both seek to improve the quality of the student learning experience.