Montreal-based institute hopes to encourage learning in retirement in Quebec City

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Photo: Scott French

Wearing a street car conductor's uniform, Andrew Macdougall gives a talk about train history in Canada as Pauline Jean looks on. Regular lectures like his may be coming to Quebec City next fall.

Born at the end of the steam train era, Andrew MacDougall has been able to turn a boyhood fascination with steam engines and street cars into a life-long passion, thanks in part to the McGill Institute for Learning in Retirement which lets him share this passion with others.
The peer-based learning and teaching institute located in Montreal is now looking to spread the idea to other