THE THOMAS MORE
RESEARCH CENTRE


THE THOMAS MORE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING INC.

The Thomas More Research Centre was originally founded in 1959, as an adjunct to The Thomas More Institute. Since re-establishing itself in 2015, as the Thomas More Research Centre for Lifelong Learning Inc. (TMRC), it continues the mission to encourage and support innovative research relating to continuing adult education.

Members of TMRC pursue individual research projects in an interdisciplinary setting in which peer review and critical thinking are strongly encouraged. Their research is further advanced and disseminated through the workshops and colloquia they offer, both to the Thomas More Institute community and to the general public. Among the research projects currently underway are: The Work of Hannah Arendt (Noga Emanuel), Non-local Consciousness (Stephen Machnik) and Metaresearch: A Bird’s Eye View of Research as a Sub-Culture (Joan Kahn).

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote innovative research that inspires and facilitates life-long learning

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

  1. To consolidate the historical link between the  current Thomas More Research Centre (TMRC) and the preceding Thomas More Research Institute (TMRI)
  2. To support ongoing research projects, including presentations, lectures, seminars, workshops, discussions, symposia, publications, etc.
  3. To encourage new research projects
  4. To recruit new members to TMRC
  5. To continually develop and refine the research skills of TMRC members
  6. To encourage members to attend research conferences
  7. To invite stimulating speakers
  8. To seek and follow through on future fundraising opportunities

TMRC is currently seeking new research members from the TMI community. To apply for membership, interested individuals are asked to submit their responses to the following email address: info@thomasmoreresearchcentre.ca

TMRC OFFICERS

 

Joan Kahn, PhD

President

Mickey de Takacsy

Vice President

 

 

James Sangster

Secretary

Heather Stephens, PhD

Treasurer

 

  • info_outlineBooks: TMI Papers launch
    • E. de Neeve. Decoding the Economy: Understanding Change with Bernard Lonergan. 2008.

      M.T. Carley. Creative Learning and Living: The Human Element. 2005.

      P. Dias and C. Tansey, eds. Informed Dialogue: facets of group reading-discussions. 2004.

      G. MacGuigan. Someone Here, Someone There. 1992.

      J. Martin O’Hara, ed. Curiosity at the Center of One’s Life: Statements and Questions of R. Eric O’Connor. 1987.

      E. de Neeve and H. Loiselle, eds. Future Insight: Conversations on Latent Futures with David H. Hubel, Alfred Eichner, David Tracy. 1984.

      G. MacGuigan and H. Loiselle, eds. The Desert in Landscapes of the Heart: Thoughts and Questions of W. Derby, C. Going. 1983.

      P. Lambert, C. Tansey, C. Going, eds. Caring about Meaning: Patterns in the Life of Bernard Lonergan. 1982.

      M. Mason, T. Mason, eds. Inquiry and Attunement: Five Interviews about Adult Learning with Directors of the Thomas More Institute of Montreal. 1981.

      G. Going, ed. Dialogues in Celebration: Twelve Interviews. 1980.

      E. Cahn, C. Going, eds. The Question as Commitment: A Symposium. 1979.

      C. Going, ed. Conversations with Eric Voegelin. 1978.

      R.E. O’Connor, ed. Bernard Lonergan: 3 Lectures. 1977.

  • info_outlineBooks: Other launch
    • E. Elizabeth Cran. Success on the Edge. 2003.

      E. Elizabeth Cran. A Brief History of the Parish of Saint Simon and Saint Jude (1799-1970).

  • info_outlineOther Publications launch
    • Method Journal of Lonergan Studies, Spring 2001: Article by Therese Mason, “A Woman of Common Sense Addresses the High Culture.”

      Method Journal of Lonergan Studies, Spring 1997: Article by Eileen de Neeve, “Suspicion and Recovery: Ethical Approaches to Economics.”

      McGill Journal of Education, Fall 1980: Interview of Louis Belzile, TMI artist-teacher, by Martin O’Hara, entitled “The Privileged Moment.”

      Festschrift in honour of Father Lonergan, 1980: Taped interview by Eric O’Connor entitled “Education and Method: Learning Mathematics,” Marquette University Press.

      Creative Memory ― Five Suggestions for Categorization of Adult Learning, 1975: Publication in Adult Education, vol. XXVI, no. 1, of presentations by Martin O’Hara, Stanislaus Machnik, Gert Morgenstern, Charlotte Tansey, and Eric O’Connor at the AUEC Adult Education Research Conference in Chicago, April 17-19, 1974.

      Collection of Essays, 1973: Abraham Rotstein’s 1969 TMI Convocation address published in a collection of his essays.

      University Affairs, November 1971: Contributions by E. O’Connor and C. Tansey.

      Canadian Forum, 1968: Article comparing the TMI and Rochdale. (The TMI courses were just beginning in Toronto.)

      Canadian Federation for the Humanities: Article by Charlotte Tansey published in a book to celebrate an anniversary of the Federation (circa 1995).

      Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR): The TMIR session on “Questions from Adult Learners to Religionists” published in the Society’s annual proceedings.

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