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Seriously speaking 8

Massey’s 20-year connection with Finland 12

The College presses 15

Sculpture honours two distinguished Senior Fellows 28

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MASSEY COLLEGE

Y SINCEREST THANKS to the many Massey community members and friends who contributed to this issue in one way or another — the Master and the Officers of the College; the Masters Emeriti; Sarah Moritz, Executive Assistant to the Master; Senior Fellows Aubie Angel, Jon Dellandrea, Ramsay Derry, Wendy Dobson, Jane Freeman, Judith Skelton Grant, Tom Keymer, Ivan McFarlane, Michael Marrus, Louis Pauly, Jonathan Rose, and Michael Valpy; Alumni Kevin Chan, Robert Dinsmore, Camilla Gibb, Jonathan Gouveia, Steven Heighton, Kari Maaren, Hildegard Martens, Trevor Plint, Jim Robson, Alexandra Sorin, and the many other Alumni who sent in their news; Junior Fellows Michael Amiraslani, Amy Coté, Chizoba Imoka, Eddie Kawooya, Nathan Lemphers, Rosemary Martin, Amir Abdul Reda, Thilo Schaefer, and Boaz Schuman; Quadranglers who sent in their news; Julia King, Bibliography Room Printing Fellow; Brett House, Visiting Scholar; Sanjay Khanna, former Resident Futurist; Joe Frey, College Chef; Rawi Hage, Jack McClelland Writer-in-Residence; Ann Silversides, Barbara Moon / Ars Medica Editorial Fellow; Clara MacCallum Fraser; Anne Collins, Publisher, Knopf Random Canada; Scott Sellers, Associate Publisher, and Samantha Ruinsky, Publicity, at Penguin Random House Canada; and Janie Yoon, Managing Editor, House of Anasi Press. For photographs, my thanks go to Lisa Sakulensky for the annual shot of our community in the Quadrangle; and to Mustapha Dumbuya and Luiz Hidalgo Nunes, William Southam Journalism Fellows. And, yet again, I am especially grateful to Junior Fellow Milan Ilnyckyj for his outstanding photograph on our cover and images of College life. – Anthony Luengo, Editor

4 Devonshire Place Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2E1 < masseycollege.ca > < facebook.com/MasseyCollege > THE MASTER Hugh Segal Tel: 416-978-8448 h hsegal@masseycollege.ca EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE MASTER Sarah Moritz Tel: 416-978-2549 h smoritz@masseycollege.ca BURSAR Joyee Chau Tel: 416-978-8447 h jchau@masseycollege.ca BURSAR’S ASSISTANT Tembeka Ndlovu Tel: 416-978-2892 Fax: 416-978-1759 h tndlovu@masseycollege.ca

MASSEY COLLEGE is a graduate students’ residential community affiliated with, but independent from, the University of Toronto. It provides a unique, congenial, and intellectual environment for graduate students of distinguished ability in all disciplines to share in a rich and stimulating community.

LIBRARIAN P.J. MacDougall Tel: 416-978-2893 h pmacdougall@masseycollege.ca REGISTRAR Amela Marin Tel: 416-978-2891 Fax: 416-971-3032 h amarin@masseycollege.ca

We apologize to Senior Fellow Janet Paterson for misidentifying her in the back row of last year’s photograph of the College community.

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2015–2016 • Life at Massey College • Toronto October 2016

This is the 47th annual about life at Massey College. The 2016–2017 edition is scheduled for publication in aluengo@sympatico.ca or by the fall of 2017. Submissions may be sent to the editor directly by e-mail mail to the College, no later than July 31, 2017. We welcome any comments. MasseyNews thanks the staff at Print3 Yonge & Eglinton for their support and expertise. Every reasonable effort has been made to find holders of any copyright material included. We would be pleased to have any oversights brought to our attention.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS COORDINATOR Emily Mockler Tel: 416-978-2894 h emockler@masseycollege.ca

Editor: Anthony Luengo • Desktop & Design: Brian Dench Website consultant: Clifton van der Linden

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From the Master 1 Degrees awarded 1 News from the Masters Emeriti 2 The Visitors 3 Thank you, donors! 3 Massey Grand Rounds 4 Massey Lectures 5 Junior Fellows Lecture Series 6 Massey Talks... Massey Talks... 7 CIFAR-Massey Talks 7 Seriously speaking 8 Walter Gordon Massey Symposium 9 Kierans Janigan Visiting Scholar 10 William Southam Journalism Fellows 11 Press Club 11 A 20-year Finland connection 12 Lou Clancy: Journalism Outreach 12 Massey-Walrus Internship 12 Library report 13 Publications 13 Book History and Print Culture 14 Massey Literati 14 Massey College Printing Presses 15 Reflections: Judith Skelton Grant 16 Knopf Random: Gala dinner 18 Massey, Munk, and Aga Khan 18 Writer-in-Residence 19 Writer-in-Residence 50th Anniversary 19 Barbara Moon Editorial Fellow 19 Spotlight on High Table 20 College quiz 20 Conversation: Michael Marrus 21 The Diversity Committee 22 Committee for Interfaith Dialogue 22 College photo 24 Clarkson Award citations 26 Connecting: Ivan McFarlane 27 Sculpture honours Senior Fellows 28 Senior Fellows elected 28 Art at Massey 29 Senior Fellows lunches 30 Historians’ Night 30 Senior Residents, Visiting Scholars, & Visiting Fellows 30 News of Senior Fellows 30 The LMF reports 31 Corporation Fellows’ Gaudy 32 December Gaudy / Literary Prize 32 Quadrangle Society Book Club 34 News of Quadranglers 34 Massey College Opera Club 34 Tutoring and Mentorship Program 35 Environment Committee 35 The Massey Entrepreneurs 35 Kitchen creations 36 Moot and Debate 36 Alumni Association reports 37 Marriages, births 37 In Memoriam 38 News of alumni 38 From the 1960s 38 From the 1970s 39 From the 1980s 41 From the 1990s 42 From the 2000s 43 From the Don of Hall 45 Anna Luengo Farewell 46 New Science Journalism Fellowship 46 Distinguished Graduate Award 47 Staff news 47 Bursar’s Report 48 St Catherine’s Chapel 48 Chapel Royal Announcement 48 An appeal from the Master 49

CATERING MANAGER Darlene Naranjo Tel: 416-978-2894 h dnaranjo@masseycollege.ca PORTER’S LODGE Tel: 416-978-2895 h porter@masseycollege.ca SUMMER RENTALS

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We always welcome members of the Massey Community to dine in Hall before any functions. All you need do is call the Porter at 416-978-2895 by 1 p.m. of the same day to make reservations.

Sapere Aude • Dare to be wise

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Alexandra Sorin – President h alexandrasorin@gmail.com Kari Maaren – Toronto Coordinator h kmaaren@gmail.com


2015–2016 • MasseyNews Her predecessor, Jennifer Levin Bonder, led a College-wide fundraising effort to raise money to welcome a Syrian refugee to Canada. The circle of community, College service, and Junior Fellow leadership is truly inspiring, and the new Don of Hall, Adrian De Leon, has already begun to bring his own inspired and inclusive form of leadership to Massey’s affairs. Dr. Thomas Axworthy, a longstanding Senior Fellow, with vast experience in public policy, not-for-profit engagement, and domestic and global politics, accepted the role of Public Policy Chair here at the College, and has been working with Junior Fellows on a series of events on democratic reform. The first event on Senate reform took place this past spring, and will be followed this fall with one on electoral reform. The Gordon Foundation Symposium this last year, on genuine reconciliation with our First Nations brothers and sisters, was compelling in many ways, as was the Master Hugh Segal Massey Grand Rounds Symposium on the role of analytics in medical a wonderful boon to the College, and, science and patient outcomes. at her request, all proceeds from her The Massey QC session on Judicial party went to the Journalism program. Independence was also an event Emily Mockler, who has come to us involving all aspects of the community. from House of Anansi Press, will be After many years of dedicated taking on a number of Anna’s duties. service, Senior Fellow Ramsay Derry We also have a new Bursar, stepped down as Chair of the Joyee Chau, who comes to us with Quadrangle Society Book Club, and a background in both private and John Irving, the celebrated novelist, not-​for-profit corporate finance, and graced Ramsay’s last Book Club Gala she has been fully engaged in the in May. Senior Fellow Charlie Foran financial and other life of the College. Jill Clark, our Bursar for over eight years, and Quadrangler Mary Ladky have taken over the co-chairmanship of the is now a newly elected Senior Fellow. Book Club, and are both distinguished In the spring, the Master Emeritus, writers in their own right and longtime John Fraser, announced at the end-ofmembers of the Massey community. term Evensong in St. Catherine’s New partnerships with The Walrus Chapel that Buckingham Palace has magazine, Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum, designated our College Chapel as and the Halifax Security Forum will a “Chapel Royal,” one of only three in provide opportunities for Junior Fellows Canada. This will be part of next year’s and the wider Massey community to 150th anniversary of Confederation, embrace new experiences and learning and a member of the Royal Family will be in attendance for the ceremony choices. As well, a renewed focus on Science at the College, which began at a date yet to be established. last year with the first CIFAR Massey Our outgoing Don of Hall, Thilo lecture, will continue this year with Schaefer, completed a busy year the second lecture by Joseph Henrich, with committees on diversity, gender CIFAR Senior Fellow and Professor relations, accessibility, and community of Human Evolutionary Biology at service, all of which did wonderful Harvard University. There will also be work. The “Gown Run” in support a Science Symposium this October, with of our Scholars-at-Risk program, Senior Fellows Dr. Barbara Sherwood coordinated by his predecessor, Lollar and Dr. John Dirks as chairs. Jennifer Kolz, was a great success, raising significant funds. See From the Master – page 3 Photography by Milan Ilnyckyj

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HE 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR at Massey was remarkably busy and engaging for the entire community. Aside from the usual High Tables, Gaudies, and normal calendar events, there was much to celebrate. Margaret MacMillan – the distinguished historian, Warden of St. Antony’s College at Oxford, and longtime Senior Fellow here – was a wondrous and engaging Massey Lecturer, travelling the country to address packed houses on the theme of history’s people. Two books related to Massey were also published. The first, A Meeting of Minds, by Senior Fellow Judith Grant, tells the half-century story of Massey, and is an engaging and compelling read. The second, A Celtic Temperament, by Senior Fellows Ramsay Derry and Jennifer Surridge, is a wondrous series of entries from our Founding Master’s diaries. The administrative minutiae and human foibles faced by Robertson Davies (very much a cultural and literary institution all by himself) are superbly relayed in his own words. His victories on some days, as well as his modest frustrations with the granular and petty over the rarified and noble, were most noteworthy, heartwarming, and – I should add – encouraging to read! The decision of our distinguished and long-serving Visitor, the Hon. Hal Jackman, CC, to retire, brought to an end a period of remarkable, generous, and engaged service to the College. The unanimous election in the spring of the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, as our new Visitor is a wonderful moment in College history, and we welcome her to the College. After over two decades of dedicated and inspired service, College Administrator Anna Luengo has also retired, and a garden party barbeque in the Quadrangle was held in her honour at the end of June. The admiration and affection for her and her many areas of engaged leadership at Massey – from the Southam Journalism Fellowship to the Scholarsat-Risk program, the Polanyi Prize, and so much more – was evident in the outpouring of warmth and support for her and her family. Anna has agreed to chair the Southam Fellowship Jury,

From the Master

Happiness is impossible, and even inconceivable,

Degrees awarded All degrees awarded by the University of Toronto unless otherwise specified. Our congratulations to all concerned.

FALL 2015 Doctor of Sacred Letters Honoris Causa (University of Trinity College in the University of Toronto) John Fraser Doctor of Philosophy Justin Besant Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering Gwen Healey Public Health Sciences James Martens Machine Learning Master of Arts Zachary Hope English Daniel Ioppolo Philosophy Mufei Jiang Classics Takumi Shibaike Political Science Master of Information Aeron MacHattie Paul Weitzmann Master of Public Policy Ainslee Beer Master of Science Hector Mackie Exercise Sciences Tina Marvasti Medical Science Timothy Orth-Lashley Astronomy and Astrophysics

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HIS PAST YEAR, Master Emerita Ann Saddlemyer served as Secretary to the Nominating committee, Division 3, Academy I, of the Royal Society of Canada, and continued her ongoing commitments as an editorial board member of Colin Smythe publishers, the Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw series, and the Shaw Annual; and as a member of the Advisory Boards of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, the Irish Studies Review, the Irish University Review, and Studi irlandesi. As well, she remains on the editorial board of SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, as she remains, too, with Hedgerow Press, in British Columbia. The Master Emerita also gave an invited lecture last fall at the University of Victoria on “W.B. Yeats and Artistic Collaborators,” and was on a panel discussion about Yeats, chaired by her old friend, Shelagh Rogers, the new Chancellor of the University of Victoria. She described this to us as “a wonderful reunion” and an opportunity to review theatre productions that occurred when Rogers hosted the CBC arts program.

Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa (Yale University) Rosalie Abella Doctor of Medicine Staci Miao Meghna Rajaprakash Doctor of Philosophy Susan Dunning Classics Roseen Giles Music Letitia Henville English

Master Emerita Ann Saddlemyer

John MacCormick Classics Enoch Ng Medical Science Juris Doctor Samuel Greene Pavle Levkovic Alexander Lockhart Nabila Pirani Clara Rozee Patrick Stellick Juris Doctor Master of Global Affairs James Rendell Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration Ashiq Aly-Aziz Anthony Mouchantaf Master of Arts Duc Nguyen Economics Master of Global Affairs Rebekka Bond Eddie Kawooya Digvijay Mehra Ariel Sim Master of Science Ashraf Nahle Physiology

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“headquartered” in his retirement suite in House III of the College (where, he stressed to us, he always welcomes visitors to the College, especially Alumni). On the other hand, HE SELF-DESCRIBED Fraser-MacCallum “tribe” he has stepped down from being Founding Chair of the Art send greetings to all their Massey friends. It has Canada Institute but stepped up to being a board member of been a busy year since we last heard from them in the National Ballet School. He also told us that Master Segal MasseyNews, and the following account covers just some has asked him on several occasions to deputize for him at highlights between September 2015 and this past August. College events and has gone a long way to making him feel The Master Emeritus (or “Master In Perpetuum,” to welcome at Massey events and as a Senior Resident. quote Master Segal) decided retirement wasn’t really for This past August, the Master Emeritus travelled to Europe him and took on the responsibility – or what he calls and gave a major address at the London Charterhouse on “the honour” – of being the inaugural President and the constitutional role of the Crown in Canada, parts of CEO of the National NewsMedia Council of Canada, which were subsequently published a journalism ethics board that has in The Spectator in Britain and the been fashioned from five former National Post in Canada. Also in provincial press councils across the August, he was honoured to learn country. Headquartered in Toronto, that he is to be inducted into the the organization works closely with Canadian News Hall of Fame this fall the beleaguered but still surviving in recognition of his half-century-plus newspaper industry and also to sign up in the world of Canadian journalism the new digital news media and (which began in 1960 when he leading magazine players. He says became a copy boy at the old he is very happy to be busy again Toronto Telegram). and helping with a now beleaguered Elizabeth MacCallum reports that profession and industry that has been she is loving living in Toronto’s East so good to him all his professional life. End and has found satisfying The Master Emeritus and Elizabeth volunteer work at the local public MacCallum also moved successfully school. She did another Camino trek to their new house in the Leslieville area in Europe, her fourth, and she has of Toronto’s east end, this coming after been deeply involved in supporting extensive trips to Africa and the a Syrian refugee family (a mother Far North (especially Baffin Island). and father and four girls) sponsored He continues with the Trudeau by St. Clement’s Church, where Foundation as a Senior Mentor Elizabeth sang in the choir for for another year, and also as Founding close to 50 years. President of the Canadian Institute for the Study of the Crown, which is Master Emeritus John Fraser See Master Emeritus – page 48

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The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin

ASTER HUGH SEGAL announced on March 18, 2016 that the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada, has been appointed the new Visitor of the College, effective April 1, 2016. She succeeds the Hon. H.N.R Jackman, CC OOnt CD, former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario. After the Corporation vote that confirmed Justice McLachlin’s appointment, Master Segal stated: “I speak for the entire College when I express how honoured we are that Chief Justice McLachlin has agreed to become the Head of our College. We very much look forward to welcoming her to the myriad of High Tables, round tables, concerts, Junior Fellow talks, Senior Fellow luncheons, and seasonal celebrations, debates, and symposia that form the core of College activity.”

Chief Justice McLachlin issued the following statement upon being advised of the unanimous vote of Corporation: “I very much look forward to engaging with the bright, inquisitive, and distinguished Fellows of Massey College. The contributions of Massey Alumni and Fellows, since the foundation of the College a half century ago, to the intellectual, literary, scientific, business, and public-service development of Canada are admirable. I am very pleased to have been elected Visitor. I have a special regard for my predecessor, the Hon. H.N.R. Jackman, a distinguished former Chancellor of the University of Toronto and former LieutenantGovernor of Ontario, whose philanthropic and public service to Canada and Ontario is without parallel.”

Thank you, donors! Donations made between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 Rosalie Abella Michael Adams Nora Adamson Howard Adelman Emanuel Adler Derek Allen Jamie Anderson Aubie Angel Hugh Anson-Cartwright Paola Aron Badin James Arthur Cheryl Atkinson Robert Austin Andrew Baines

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Our leading fellowship in Science, Politics, and Economics was reduced by the passing of wonderful and inspired intellectual leaders at Massey, the University of Toronto, and the wider scholarly community. The deaths of Dr. Ed Safarian, of the Rotman School and the Economics Department, political scientist Dr. Stephen Clarkson, and Dr. Ursula Franklin of Physics, Engineering, and Philosophy, were deeply felt blows to the Senior Fellowship and our entire College. After a remarkable year at Massey, we look forward to what awaits us in 2016-2017. None of this would be possible without the outstanding leadership, engagement, and support of so many members of the College community who give of their time, despite very busy lives, to mentor, lead, organize, and help fund and shape the life of this very special place. It is a continuing privilege to serve the traditions, present and future, of Massey College and this entire community.

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OR THE LAST 14 YEARS, Massey has been beyond fortunate in benefitting from the leadership, mentorship, steady hand at the tiller, sense of humour, and intellectual acuity of its Visitor, Hal Jackman. The Visitor is an Oxbridge equivalent to Chancellor, and Hal has been a wonderful and ongoing presence at High Tables, Junior Fellow events, parties, round tables, and a myriad of other happy Massey moments. He has delighted in talking with Visitor Emeritus Hal Jackman and getting to know Junior Fellows, and he has been admired and embraced by all. As a former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, the Queen’s direct representative to our province, a former Chancellor of the University of Toronto, and one of Canada’s leading voices from the highest reaches of industry and finance for greater accountability and corporate responsibility, Hal Jackman symbolizes the most compelling nexus possible of sage counsel, compelling citizenship, philanthropic leadership, and selfless support for others less fortunate. His progress to the status of Visitor Emeritus means he remains an active and engaged part of the Massey community. For that, and all his kindnesses, advice, and generosity in the past, we are deeply grateful.

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Another busy year for Massey Grand Rounds Program

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Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the MGR, left to right, Katie Dunlop, Aubie Angel, and Lily Qiu.

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ASSEY GRAND ROUNDS (MGR) is a community of Junior and Senior Fellows that engages the broader Massey family to promote discussion on topics related to health, medicine, science, policy, and social issues through regular events during the academic year. This past year, as MGR continued its tenth anniversary celebrations, it was co-chaired by Junior Fellows Lily Qiu (M.Sc., Institute of Medical Sciences) and Katie Dunlop (Ph.D., Institute of Medical Sciences), whose dedicated work was highly praised by Senior Fellow Dr. Aubie Angel, President of the Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Angel continues to guide MGR in its mentorship of and support for Junior Fellows and the wider Massey community. This past year, Dr. Angel also gave special acknowledgement to Patrick Steadman (M.D.-Ph.D., year 3) for organizing the MGR Dinners, and congratulations to Peter Liu (M.D.-Ph.D., year 1) and Alex Koven (M.D., year 2) on accepting appointments as Co-chairs for the 2016-2017 MGR program. In 2015-2016, MGR hosted four mentorship dinners, breakfast with a 2015 Gairdner International Award winner, a joint event with the LEAD program at the Faculty of Medicine, and a very successful tenth annual Massey Grand Rounds Symposium. The annual MGRGairdner breakfast mentor was Dr. Shimon Sakaguchi (Distinguished Professor, Osaka University, Japan). He is known for the discovery of regulatory T cells. The event was thought-provoking and a great way to start the annual Gairdner symposium, which MGR fellows often attend. Guest mentors for MGR dinners included a number of distinguished U of T personalities: Dean Trevor Young of the Faculty of Medicine (Senior Fellow, Psychiatry);

Dr. Derek van der Kooy (Molecular Genetics); Dr. Nav Persaud (Family and Community Medicine); Dr. David Goldbloom (Senior Fellow, Psychiatry); and Dr. Peter Zandstra (Biomedical Engineering). The guest mentor for the MGRLEAD dinner was Dr. Colleen Flood (Senior Fellow, based at the Ottawa Centre for Health Law Ethics and Policy). This year’s milestone theme on March 16 was “Addressing Personalized Medicine with Big Data.” An impressive group of interdisciplinary speakers from various fields, including Medicine and Computer Science, was brought together: Dr. Arvind Gupta (Professor, Computer Science, UBC); Dr. Stephen Scherer (Senior Fellow, U of T); and Dr. Nancy Reid (University Professor, Statistical Sciences, U of T). The afternoon panel was chaired by Dr. Michael Schull (President and CEO of ICES, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences). Panellists included Dr. Khai Truong (Computer Science, U of T); Dr. Michael Brudno (Computer Science, U of T); and Dr. Joe Geraci (Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network). To celebrate MGR’s tenth anniversary, there was a reception in the Junior Common Room, with a large inscribed cake! MGR initiatives continue through the generous support of Massey College and the guidance of Dean Trevor Young and Dr. Gillian Hawker, Chair of the Department of Medicine. Videos, courtesy of Julia Glinos, and photos by Milan Ilnyckyj, of this year’s symposium are on the following website: < www.masseygrandrounds.ca >, and MGR can be found on Twitter: @MasseyRounds. As he has in the past number of years, Dr. Angel expresses special thanks to Cristina Castellvi for her continued administrative support of MGR, as well as a note of thanks to Thomas van Ryzewyk for poster development.

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Margaret MacMillan delivers 2015 Massey Lectures Photography by Rob Judges

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HIS YEAR’S MASSEY LECTURES, entitled History’s People: Personalities and the Past, were delivered in late September and early October by Senior Fellow Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and author of widely acclaimed books such as Paris 1919, The Uses and Abuses of History, and Women of the Raj. The renowned five-part lecture series is co-sponsored by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Massey College, and House of Anansi Press. After a launch in the Massey Quadrangle on September 21, 2015, the first of the public presentations, “Persuasion and the Art of Leadership,” took place at the Fredericton Playhouse, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The subsequent four presentations – “Hubris,” “Daring,” “Curiosity,” and “Observers” – were delivered respectively at the Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland; the McPherson Playhouse, Victoria, BC; Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, in Calgary, Alberta; and Koerner Hall, in Toronto. All five presentations were broadcast in their entirety on the CBC Radio One program Ideas. They considered some of the people – good and bad, explorers, and adventurers – who shaped their own times and ours. Key questions addressed included how our world would be different if Napoleon had never existed and how we would we think differently without Mohammed or Luther. Master Hugh Segal hosted a reception in the Common Room of the College after the last public lecture in Toronto. The audio version of the 2015 Massey Lectures can be ordered from iTunes at < goo.gl/Qpa24N >, and the print and electronic versions from House of Anansi Press at <houseofanansi.com/products/historyspeople >. An interview with MacMillan by Steve Paikin on TVO’s The Agenda can be viewed at < goo.gl/bTfxne >.

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If history is, as I believe, a feast, the savour comes from its people... History does not, however, offer clear guidelines for us as we make decisions in the present or blueprints as we try to anticipate the future.

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HE 2016 MASSEY LECTURES were delivered this late September and early October by Jennifer Welsh, Professor and Chair in International Relations at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Senior Research Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford, and Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect to the UN SecretaryGeneral. Entitled “The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the 21st Century,” one of each of the five lectures took place in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Halifax, and Toronto. A full report on the lectures will appear in the next issue of MasseyNews.

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HE MASSEY JUNIOR FELLOWS LECTURE SERIES (JFLS) had another banner year in 2015-2016 under the guidance of the JFLS Committee Co-Chairs, Alumnus Trevor Plint and Junior Fellow Julia Glinos. At each of the monthly sessions (listed below in chronological order of their presentation), three Junior Fellows focused on a common theme to discuss their research and find out what, if anything, they had in common. The Junior Fellow Lectures Series follows the WIDEN (Workshops for Interdiscipline Exchange and Novelty) format developed by Alumna Jessica Duffin Wolfe.

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Deception • Eddie Kawooya (Global Affairs) • Kelsey Jacobson (Drama) • Erik Herbst (Psychology)

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• Rosemary Martin (Evolutionary Biology)

• Clara Steinhagen (History of Science)

• Chloé MacKinnon (Comparative Literature and Book History)

• Misha Boutilier (Law)

The Best of All Possible Worlds • Duc Hien Nguyen (Economics)

• David Sutton (Classics)

Last Words • Ariana Ellis (Medieval Studies)

• Katie Menendez (Medieval Studies)

• Ariel Sim (Global Affairs)

• Jimmy Ba (Computer Science)

• Nathan Lemphers (Political Science)

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Massey Talks... Massey Talks... Massey Talks... Under the guidance of Junior Fellows Misha Boutilier and Kevin Chan, Massey Talks had its sixth successful year. This series provides opportunities for Junior Fellows and other members of the Massey Community to get to know Senior Fellows and Quadranglers through discussions about their research, careers, and interests as related to a common theme. The speakers at these sessions make short presentations (around 15 minutes each), followed by an informal Q&A period. Massey Talks is meant to promote interdisciplinary discussions and networking. This past year, as noted below, three other College committees also co-operated in organizing some of these sessions. All of the following five sessions were held in the Upper Library after dinner. September 30, 2015

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Evolution and Change

The Janet E. Hutchison Foundation

JEAN RILEY, Quadrangler, communications consultant, and former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Arts Centre of Canada FRANK CUNNINGHAM, Senior Fellow, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Political Science, and Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University

JAMES ORBINSKI, Senior Fellow, Physician, Chair of the Board of Directors of Dignitas International, and former President of Médecins sans Frontières MARY JO LEDDY, Senior Fellow, Founder and Director of Romero House ELIZABETH WILSON, Quadrangler, Fundraising Consultant, and former U of T Director of Development and the Breakthrough Campaign November 19, 2015

Entrepreneurship ALAN BROADBENT, Senior Fellow (Corporation), Chairman and Founder of the Maytree Foundation, and Co-Founder and Chair of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy RYAN DOHERTY, Alumnus, former Co-Chair of Massey Grand Rounds, and Co-Founder and Chair of iamsick.ca, a digital health startup.

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AST SEPTEMBER 30, in the Debates Room at U of T’s Hart House, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and Massey Talks launched an annual talk on Science and Society. The series is meant to examine questions of importance to the world that are informed by the rich interplay of ideas between science and culture. In so doing, the series explores

the connections between research and the broader community, and is intended to encourage new ways of thinking. The first lecture was given by Senior Fellow Alan Bernstein, President of CIFAR. Dr. Bernstein stressed the importance of scientifi­c questioning and the unique capacity for young minds to dig deep, challenge authority, explore

new methodologies, and ultimately contribute to a healthier and more sustainable society. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario and a Quadrangler, made the opening remarks at the event, which was moderated by Master Hugh Segal and followed by a panel discussion led by Junior Fellows Maripier Isabelle and Trevor Plint.

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Seriously speaking In the course of the year, Massey College co-operates with many individuals and organizations from the wider world on a variety of events – conferences, commemorations, panel presentations, roundtable discussions, lunches, book launches, and the like – that highlight issues of political, social, and cultural significance. Most of these events used the facilities of the College, especially the Common Room and Upper Library. Among these events in the course of the past year were the following. On September 29, the College hosted a roundtable entitled “The Resiliency Imperative: Preparing Canada for Complex Risks and Threats.” Organized (and reported on here) by Visiting Scholar Brett House and erstwhile Resident Futurist Sanjay Khanna, the roundtable explored key challenges facing Toronto and Canada, and identified potential responses at the interface of research and practical engagement. Among the participants at the event were Ontario Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and a wide cross-section of the Massey and broader communities. The roundtable’s six speakers expressed both concern about the magnitude of the issues we face and optimism about our capacity to address them. Visiting Scholar Professor Evelyn Forget underscored the need to distinguish between future shocks that arise from risk (the plausibly manageable “known unknowns”) and uncertainty (the truly exogenous, unanticipated “unknown unknowns” that can broadside societies). Proactive automatic stabilizers and institutional frameworks can be built to handle the former; communities have to remain nimble to react effectively to the latter. In preparing for future scenarios, Junior Fellow Emilie Nicolas argued for prudence, noting that, “The worst threats are often the ones we imagine.” Emilie counselled against addressing imagined issues when we have an ample supply of real problems to solve. Junior Fellow Maripier Isabelle joined fellow economist Brett House in calling for better data to ensure that outdated shibboleths are set aside and future action is grounded in empirical evidence. Sanjay Khanna emphasized, however, that the imminence, interconnectedness, and irreversibility of several macro-scale threats, climate change being the most prominent, call for an urgent social capacity-building response. CivicAction’s Linda Weichel pointed to some of the ways in which the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is undertaking efforts to translate global concerns into greater local resilience. On October 21, as part of the celebrations of the 800th Anniversary the Magna Carta, the Quadrangle Society organized a visit to Fort York, Toronto, to view one of the original copies of the Magna Carta, followed by a reception and panel discussion in the Upper Library. The panel focused on the Magna Carta’s influence on today’s legal environment, and included experts in the fields of constitutional law, gender equality, the environment and Crown spending. The panellists (and the main area of interest for each) were Madam Justice Harriet Sachs, Ontario Superior Court of Justice

(Women’s Rights); Junior Fellow Christopher Campbell-Duruflé (International and Environmental Law); Junior Fellow Kathleen Davis (Human Rights); Kevin Page, Chair of the Jean Luc Pepin (JLP) Centre at the University of Ottawa (Crown Spending); and Junior Fellow Amal Ahmed (Habeas Corpus). On October 22 in the Upper Library, a Massey Breakfast Roundtable on “Canada’s Post-Election Fiscal Capacity” featured Kevin Page, Chair of the Jean Luc Pepin (JLP) Centre at the University of Ottawa and former (and first ever) Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) for Canada; Sahir Khan, Visiting Fellow and former Assistant PBO (expenditure and revenue analysis); Dr. Halaina Gaspard, Research Coordinator and JLP Chair, institutions, stakeholder environments, and sustainability; and Robert Smith, Junior Fellow, Massey College and Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Photoraphy by Sarah Moritz

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Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien flanked by Senior Fellow John Polanyi (left) and Senior Fellow Thomas Axworthy (right). On January 19, former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien chaired a meeting in the Upper Library of the High Level Expert Group of the InterAction Council on “Bringing Peace and Security to a Divided World: Opportunities and Challenges.” (The Council’s principal members are former heads of Government from around the world.) Discussed at this meeting were the following topics: North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, the lack of dialogue between the West and Russia, Iran’s relationship with its neighbours, and the impact of Isis. In addition to Mr. Chrétien, participants at the meeting included Master Hugh Segal and Senior Fellow Thomas Axworthy, Secretary-General of the InterAction Council, as well as Senior Fellows John English, John Polanyi, Janice Gross Stein, and Lois Wilson, and Quadrangler Tony Burman.

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HE 2016 WALTER GORDON MASSEY SYMPOSIUM on Public Policy, “Restoring Respectful Relationships: Designing a Royal Proclamation of Reconciliation,” took place this past March 22-23. All four main panel sessions and the opening event on March 22 took place in the Upper Library at Massey College. Lunch roundtables were also held in the same venue and a sharing circle in the Junior Common Room (JCR), as well as two end-of-day events at Hart House: a keynote discussion on the new Royal Proclamation of Reconciliation and a closing dinner. The first day of the symposium began with welcome remarks from Chief R. Stacey LaForme of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation; Linda White, Interim Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance; and Master Hugh Segal. This was followed immediately by an introductory session delivered by Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, then by two panel discussions in the course of the day. Senior Fellow Lee Maracle moderated the first one, “The Doctrine of Discovery as an Impediment to Reconciliation,” with Victoria Freeman, author of Distant Relations: How My Ancestors Colonized North America and a member of First Story Toronto, which is based at the Native Canadian Centre in the city; and Adrian Jacobs, a member of the Cayuga First Nation

of the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, who currently works at the University of Alberta to promote Aboriginal health. The second panel focused on “Nation-to-Nation: Reconciling Aboriginal and Crown Legal Orders.” The moderator for this session was Callandra Cochrane, a Métis student in her third year at the U of T Faculty of Law and an Executive Member of the Aboriginal Law Students’ Association at U of T. The panellists for this were Mary Eberts, who has been litigation counsel to the Native Women’s Association; Deborah McGregor, a Professor at the Osgoode Law School, whose research focuses on Indigenous knowledge systems and their applications in diverse contexts, such as water and environmental governance; Douglas Sanderson, a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and an Associate Professor at the U of T Faculty of Law, whose research areas include Aboriginal and legal theory; and Paul Williams, who serves as counsel to Indigenous nations on issues such as hunting and fishing rights. The lunch roundtable on the first day focused on “Educational Institutions Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Report.” It was moderated by Audrey Rochette of the Whitesand First Nation and the Crane and Governance Leader of the Native Students’ Association at U of T. This roundtable featured Jean Becker, a member of the Nunatsiavut

Territory of Labrador, and Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Initiatives at Wilfrid Laurier University; Martin Cannon, a member of the Six Nations at Grand River Territory, whose work includes published histories of settler colonialism and sexism and racialization; Renée McGurry, Regional Coordinator for Indspire, a non-profit organization committed to closing the gap in Indigenous education; and Monica McKay, a member of the Nisga’a Nation and Director of Aboriginal Initiatives at Ryerson University. The Sharing Circle on the first day, “Experiences from Residential Schools,” featured two residential-school survivors, Christine Gigig and Celine Valencia. The keynote discussion at Hart House that ended the first day was moderated by Senior Fellow Kim Stanton and featured John Kim Bell, the first Indigenous symphonic conductor and founder of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards; and Bob Rae, former Premier of Ontario and Interim Leader of the Federal Liberal Party, and a legal advisor to Indigenous peoples across the country. The topic of this keynote discussion was “Designing a Royal Proclamation of Reconciliation.” The second day of the symposium began with a panel on “Land and Treaty Relationships,” moderated by Clara MacCallum Fraser, co-Executive Director of Shared Oath Consultation Circle,

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On January 27, there was a roundtable in the Upper Library on the report “Building Canada’s Engagement with Global Sustainable Development” from the Centre for International Policy Studies. The event featured Margaret Biggs, former President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and John McArthur, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and UN Foundation. The discussants were Junior Fellows Chizoba Imoka and Digvijay Mehra. On February 23, the Massey College Quarterly Court held a roundtable on “Judging Judges: Debating the Role of Canada’s Judiciary.” Discussed at the roundtable were the appointment of judges and their role in contemporary Canadian society. Questions addressed included: How and on what basis should judges be selected? What is the role of judges while they are sitting regarding the interpretation of law? What should be the role of judges following their retirement from their respective courts? Speakers at this event were Justice Robert Armstrong and Professors Peter Russell, Emmett MacFarlane, and Lorraine Weinrib. The keynote speaker was Justice Patrick LeSage.

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of Fort Albany First Nation off the coast of James Bay. Inaugurated in 1990 in honour of the distinguished Canadian statesman and public servant, the late Honourable Walter Gordon, the annual symposium is made possible by generously granted seed monies from the Walter and Duncan Gordon Charitable Foundation. In 2009, the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) at the University of Toronto became a partner in the Symposium. On the organizing committee of this year’s symposium were Junior Fellows Sophie Borwein, Misha Boutilier, Marisa Franz, Alexa Greig, Maripier Isabelle, and Iona Sendroiu; SPPG students Benjamin Hanff, Danton Suck, and Mohamad Yaghi; Autumn Johnson from the Aboriginal Law Students’ Association at U of T; and Audrey Rochette from the Native Students’ Association at U of T. Photographs taken over the two days of the symposium appear at < goo.gl/McIbvp >. As well, reflections on the symposium in the Toronto Star by four of the committee members can be found at < goo.gl/0azdfC >.

First Kierans Janigan Visiting Scholar Announced

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R. EVELYN FORGET, Academic Director of the Manitoba Research Data Centre at the University of Manitoba, became the first Kierans Janigan Visiting Scholar at Massey College last year. Renowned for her extensive research in health economics, she is the lead investigator on the results and trends occasioned by the mid1970s MINCOME Guaranteed Annual Income experiment in Dauphin, Manitoba. In welcoming Dr. Forget to the College, Master Hugh Segal expressed his deep gratitude to Senior Fellow Tom Kierans and Quadrangler Mary Janigan for their support of this important initiative, and he described Dr. Forget as a “leading, courageous, and entrepreneurial scholar.” Dr. Forget took up residence at the College last September.


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HE 2015-2016 WILLIAM SOUTHAM Journalism Fellows are shown here with Tanja Matuzsis (back row, left), Press and Cultural Affairs Officer at the German Consulate General in Toronto, and Walter Stechel (back row, centre), the German Consul-General in the city. The Journalism Fellows are (front row, left to right) Elizabeth Renzetti, The Globe and Mail, Kierans Janigan Fellow; Jennifer Moroz, CBC Radio-Canada Fellow; Emily Mathieu, the Toronto Star, St. Clair Balfour Fellow; and Mustapha Dumbuya, BBC Media Action, Sierra Leone, Gordon N. Fisher / JHR Fellow; and (back row, right) Luiz Hidalgo Nunes, a freelance journalist from São Paulo, Brazil, Scotiabank / CJFE Fellow. In the course of the year, the Journalism Fellows hosted a series of distinguished guests for lunch and conversation in the Private Dining Room. Among these guests were

André Alexis, novelist and winner of the Giller Prize; John Fraser, Master Emeritus; Meric Gertler, President of U of T; Brent Hawkes, Senior Pastor, Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto; Paul Martin, Canada’s Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2003 and Prime Minister from 2003 to 2006; Charles Murto, Ambassador of Finland to Canada; Ratna Omidvar, Chair, Lifeline Syria; Kevin Page, Former Parliamentary Budget Officer; Senior Fellow Pam Palmater, First Nations advocate; and Rachel Pulfer, Executive Director, Journalists for Human Rights. As part of the program, the Journalism Fellows paid overseas working visits to Berlin, Havana, and Helsinki. A full report on the activities of the 2015-2016 Journalism Fellows can be found in The Owl, available in hard copy at the College and online at < goo.gl/DGufgp >.

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The William Southam Journalism Fellows held three well-attended Press Club evenings in the Upper Library this past year. The first of these, on November 30, was on “Lessons Learned from Reporting on Ebola.” It featured Mustapha Dumbuya, the Gordon N. Fisher Journalism Fellow, and Jennifer Yang, Global Health Reporter with the Toronto Star (shown above, top right, with CBC / Radio Canada Fellow Journalism Fellow Jennifer Moroz, who moderated the discussion). The second evening, on February 24, addressed the topic “Whose news? Reflections on Diversity in the Media” had three panellists: Kamal Al-Solaylee, an Associate Professor at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism and former theatre critic for The Globe and Mail; Desmond Cole, an activist, author, and columnist at the Toronto Star with a particular interest in issues of inequality; and Hannah Sung, a video journalist with The Globe and Mail and a member of the newspaper’s diversity committee. The final Press Club evening, “Jian Ghomeshi Unravelled” on March 30, featured Toronto Star reporter Keith Donovan; Brenda Cossman, Director of the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and a Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto; and Ioanna Roumeliotis, a reporter with CBC News. The final evening’s discussion was moderated by Kierans Janigan Journalism Fellow Elizabeth Renzetti.

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AST JANUARY 28, A MORNING OF CONVERSATIONS and discussions on Finland took place in the Upper Library to celebrate the Southam Journalism Fellows’ continuing connection with Finland for the past 20 years. Tellingly titled “20 Years of Friendship – Massey College and Finland,” the event began with a welcome from Master Hugh Segal and opening remarks on “Finland in the World” from the Finnish Ambassador to Canada, Charles Murto. This was followed by two panels. On the first panel were Senior Fellow Charles Pascal, Professor of Applied Psychology and Human Development at OISE / University of Toronto and coordinator of Canada’s

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first flexible delivery Ph.D. Program in Early Learning, and Fulbright scholar William Doyle from the School of Humanities at the University of Eastern Finland, who provided “An Outsider’s Perspective on Finnish Education.” The second panel focused on “Finnish Architecture, Design, and Urban Innovation.” On it were Senior Fellow and renowned architect Brigitte Shim, Shauna McCabe, Executive Director of the Textile Museum of Canada, and Jim de Wilde, educator, venture capitalist, and Finnish aficionado. Closing remarks were by Senior Fellow Robert Johnson, Academic Advisor to the Southam Journalism Fellows and former head of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Toronto.

Lou Clancy appointed head of Journalism Outreach

OU CLANCY, A FORMER JOURNALISM FELLOW (1997), has been appointed head of Journalism Outreach and a Visiting Scholar at Massey College. In the pro-bono outreach position, Lou will work with Junior Fellows to reach out to various media to pursue digital and print opportunities with respect to assignments, internships, and related opportunities. Lou is also working with Robert Johnson, the Academic Adviser to the Journalism Fellowship, on broadening the program and

increasing the linkages between the Journalism Fellowship at Massey and similar programs elsewhere. Lou has served as a Senior VicePresident and Editor-in-Chief of Postmedia Network, Vice-President Editorial for Sun Media, Editor-inChief of the Toronto Sun, and Managing Editor of the Toronto Star, and has held senior positions at the Waterloo Record and Osprey Media, a publisher of small town newspapers in Ontario. He has also been a volunteer jury member for the Southam Fellowship program for many years at the College.

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HIS PAST WINTER, Massey College and The Walrus magazine announced the creation of the Massey-Walrus Internship program, and the first interns, Junior Fellows Kathleen Davis and Hadiya Roderique, were named in June. They were chosen from a field of 10 applicants. The program has been created to provide Junior Fellows with an opportunity to adapt their research and perspectives to long-form journalism projects supervised and published by the editorial staff at The Walrus.

Interns will spend one five-day work week in the magazine’s offices over roughly four months, after which they are expected to complete their proposed editorial projects. During this time, the interns are free to attend editorial meetings and assist in other editorial projects. Lou Clancy, Visiting Scholar, Journalism Outreach at Massey College, described the new program as “a wonderful opportunity for Massey Junior Fellows and The Walrus to collaborate on thoughtful and educational journalism.”

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HIS PAST YEAR was another busy one for the Robertson Davies Library. In addition to the usual tours and visits from researchers, classes, students, and volunteers, we collaborated in several special projects. The Barbarian Press, a private press based in British Columbia, published The Ingoldsby Legends, which contains beautiful prints of a set of woodblock illustrations in our collection engraved by the prolific British engraving firm The Dalziel Brothers. These blocks were originally donated to the Library by Robertson Davies himself. In the fall, artist and Senior Fellow John Massey photographed decorative chromolithographs from the Library’s copy of The Grammar of Ornament, published in 1856 by Owen Jones, an influential British architect and designer. Massey’s photographs grace the walls of the College’s main entranceway, shining a light on a book in our collection that is considered a masterpiece of colour printing. We worked with Sheridan College to produce a digitized version of an important film in the Library’s archives shot by Carl Dair while he was studying in Holland with the letter punch cutter, Paul Rädish. Carl Dair designed Canada’s first type face, Cartier, and his archives are in our Library. Carl Dair at Enschedé: The Last Days of Metal Type begins with a prologue by renowned Canadian type designer Rod McDonald that was shot here in the Library’s Bibliography Room. Coach House Press published an associated book, Epistles to the Torontonians, that reproduces letters, held here in the Dair archive, which he wrote back to his friends in

Hand-coloured lithograph from The birds of Africa: comprising all the species which occur in the Ethiopian region, by G. E. Shelley, published 1896-1912, a recent Library acquisition. Toronto while studying in Holland. The book includes a DVD of the film. Sheridan has also mounted the film on SOURCE, their institutional repository. It can be viewed at: < https://youtu.be/ xRn3QF7LQo0 >. To commemorate this project, Kristine Tortora, a Dair scholar, curated the brilliant exhibition in the Library’s four exhibition cases, Lest We Forget: Letters & Ephemera from the Archive of Carl Dair.

As a result of several inquiries and visits, the exhibition was held over for most of the academic term. Kristine also worked with me in the Library last year, helping to process a recent donation by Lyndsay Dobson, daughter of Bill Poole, an important printer who had a great influence on the Canadian private press movement. See Library Report – page 14

Publications ANDREW BATTERSHILL, Pillow. Toronto: Coach House, 2015. J. EDWARD CHAMBERLIN (with Daniel F. Chamberlain), “Chanting Down Babylon: Innocence and Experience in the Contemporary Humanities,” in Educating the Imagination: Northrop Frye Past, Present, and Future, Alan Bewell, Neil ten Kortenaar, and Germaine Warkentin, eds. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015: 206-226. —, Or Words to That Effect: Orality and the Writing of Literary History. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2016. ADAM CHAPNICK, “Confessions of a Teacher, and Historian, of Canadian Diplomacy,” Canadian Historical Review, 96, 2015: 576-582. — (co-ed with Christopher J. Kukucha), The Harper Era in Canadian Foreign Policy: Parliament, Politics, and Canada’s Global Posture. Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press, 2016. VINAY K. CHAUDHRI, “Achieving Intelligence Through Analogy, Prototypes and Composition,” Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2015. < www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/AAAI/AAAI15/paper/view/9772/9687 >.

JOHN COURT (et al), “Contesting Mad Versus Bad: The Evolution of Forensic Mental Health Services and Law at Toronto,” Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 21: 6, 2014: 918-936. — (et al), “The Disjointed Historical Trajectory of Anorexia Nervosa Before 1970,” Current Psychiatry Reports, 18: 10, 2016. < link.springer.com/ article/10.1007/s11920-015-0641-6 >. RITA SHELTON DEVERELL, “Epilogue” in Florence Bean James and Jean Freeman, Fists upon a Star: A Memoir of Love, Theatre, and Escape from McCarthyism. Regina: University of Regina Press, 2015. PETER D. DONNELLY (et al), “Public Health, Youth Violence and Perpetrator Well-Being,” Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21: 3, 2015: 322-333. — (et al), “Structural Determinants of Youth Bullying and Fighting in 79 countries,” Journal of Adolescent Health, 57: 6: 2015: 643-50. COLLEEN M. FLOOD (co-ed with Jennifer A. Chandler), Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada. Toronto: Lexis/Nexus, 2016.

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AST SEPTEMBER, THE UNIVERSITY of Toronto’s Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture (BHPC), based at Massey, welcomed an energetic new cohort of students from eight different home units. As usual, most incoming students were from our principal sponsors, the Department of English and the Faculty of Information, but there was also strong representation from the departments of Comparative Literature, Medieval Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Italian, Religion, and the History and Philosophy of Science. In a university as large as this one, like-minded students pursuing similar research in different disciplines might never connect with one another, were it not for programs like ours. It is one of the pleasures of directing BHPC to see the transformative effect on students’ research projects, and their intellectual development in general, which results from the multi-disciplinary environment we nurture. All students take a core course on the principles of book history, taught this year by Professor Heather Murray (English), before moving on to winter courses at different levels: for the Master’s cohort, Book History in Practice (Professor Greta Golick, Information); for the Ph.D. cohort, an advanced seminar, the topic of which changes each year. This time, Professor Pamela Klassen (Religion) taught an enthralling course on “Mediascapes: Texts, Stories, Land,” drawing on her current research on the material practices of storytelling in exchanges between Christian missionaries and Indigenous peoples in early 20th-century Canada. Outside the curriculum, BHPC students gave papers at major international conferences in the field, including the annual meeting of the Society for

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NDER THE GUIDANCE of Junior Fellows Nicole Birch-Bailey and Chris Kelleher, Massey Literati was launched this past spring. The series is meant to celebrate the College’s literary roots in the present by encouraging more encounters with contemporary authors, thereby offering opportunities to speak directly with them about their work. Massey Literati hosted award-winning novelist Pasha Malla at its inaugural evening on April 15 in the Upper Library. The evening featured a reading by Malla, followed by an interview and Q & A session.

the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (brought to Montreal this year by BHPC alumnus Eli MacLaren, who now teaches at McGill). Our own annual conference focused on the theme of print, colonialism, and decolonization, and drew participation from several neighbouring universities, as well as from U of T. Congratulations to the student organizers (Greg Fewster, Nick Field, Julia King, and Sarah Truman) for putting on such a stimulating event. Throughout the year, we also welcomed distinguished visiting lecturers on a range of topics, two highlights being our keynote Jackson Lecture on histories and theories of the alphabet by Johanna Drucker (UCLA), and Houari Touati (Sorbonne) on medieval Islamic calligraphy. We congratulate our program coordinator, Sarah Rolfe Prodan, on starting a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard this Fall. Thankfully, BHPC administration will remain in excellent hands: those of Julia King, a recent program alumna, who is also, thanks to her training in the Bibliography Room, an accomplished letterpress printer.

Library report Continued from page 13 Working closely with Lyndsay, Kristine has been instrumental in assuring that a complete collection of his printed work from Poole Hall Press and his archive have been donated to the Library. Preservation and conservation concerns in the Library’s physical space have prompted a professional study of our Bibliography Room by museum-planning consultants Lundholm Associates. We are lacking proper archival temperature controls and storage space for a valuable collection of rare and unique books and materials. Their report made a series of important recommendations. These include a redesign of the room to separate the printing operations from the rare book and archival collections, and the installation of compact shelving and a Liebert temperature control system. Fundraising initiatives are in the works to make this plan a reality, a necessity if we are to ensure the future of an important historical collection in the care of Massey College. A group of students from U of T’s Engineering Strategies and Practice (ESP) program subsequently designed a fire-prevention system for the room in consultation with the Lundholm report. I would like to extend a special thank you to Judith Grant, James Carley and Ann Hutchison of the Hutchison Foundation, Anonymous, the Faculty of Information, Pat Fleming, Tom Keymer, and the small army of volunteers for their continuing support during these difficult years of decreased funding for acquisitions and staff in the Library.

Publications DAVID F. FORTE, “Religion and the Republic,” Public Discourse, 2015. < www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/07/14671 >. Reprinted in Engage, 16, 3, 2015. < www.fed-soc.org/publications/detail/religion-and-the-republic >.

CHARLOTTE GRAY, “A Strangely Obtuse Country,” review of A Celtic Temperament: Robertson Davies as Diarist, Jennifer Surridge and Ramsay Derry, eds., in Literary Review of Canada, March 2016.

—, “Taking the Measure of the West,” Library of Law and Liberty, 2015. < www.libertylawsite.org/2015/10/22/taking-the-measure-of-the-west >.

NICHOLAS HALMI, “The Anti-Historicist Historicism of German Romantic Architecture,” European Romantic Review, 26, 2015: 789-807.

BRYAN GAENSLER (et al), “Constraints on the Distribution and Energetics of Fast Radio Bursts using Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulations,” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 451, 4, 2015: 4277-4289.

—, “The Theorization of Style” in Romanticism and Knowledge, Stefanie Fricke, Felicitas Meiner, and Katharina Pink, eds. Trier: WVT, 2015: 73-86.

— (et al), “Broadband Radio Polarimetry and Faraday Rotation of 563 Extragalactic Radio Sources,” The Astrophysical Journal, 815, 1, 49, 2015. < iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0004-637X/815/1/49/pdf > CAMILLA GIBB, This Is Happy. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2015. DAVID GOLDBLOOM (with Pier Bryden), How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist. Toronto: Simon & Schuster, 2016. KATHERINE GOVIER, The Three Sisters Bar and Hotel. Toronto: Harper Avenue, 2016.

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RICK HALPERN (with Alex Lichtenstein), Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. MICHAEL W. HIGGINS, Jean Vanier: Logician of the Heart. Toronto: Novalis, 2016. —, “A Joy, Not a Nuisance: What the Disabled Taught Jean Vanier,” Commonweal, December 15, 2015. < www.commonwealmagazine.org/joy-not-nuisance > LINDA HUTCHEON and MICHAEL HUTCHEON, “Jazz, Opera and the Ideologies of Race,” in Opera in a Multicultural World: Coloniality, Culture, Performance, Mary I. Ingraham, Joseph K. So, and Roy Moodley, eds. New York and London: Routledge, 2016: 21-33.

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A very short history of the Massey College printing presses by JULIA KING, Bibliography Room Printing Fellow

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INE PRINTING, which has always been strong in Canada, is especially strong at Massey College. The Bibliography Room of the Robertson Davies Library is particularly active during the school year, when a dedicated group of volunteers, apprentices, fellows, and members of the printing community come together to continue that tradition of fine press printing. None of this would be possible, however, without the antique Victorian presses that are housed in the room. These presses, which

The eagle atop the mid-19th century Columbian Press

are used today for teaching as well as printing, have unique individual histories. The very first press at the Bibliography Room was the 1870 Improved Albion Press, which is still used for the bulk of teaching today. This press, which now sits closest to the Bibliography Room door, was sold to the College for a nominal sum by typographer Carl Dair, along with his printing equipment. Dair had originally purchased this press from the Chiswick Press in 1959 in hopes of setting up his own imprint, Orchard Press. The Albion press is ideal for small presswork; Leonard and Virginia Woolf owned a similar model that they used to do their own printing in Bloomsbury. A smaller tabletop version of the Albion Press, dated 1852, was presented to the University of Toronto by Roy Thomson in 1963. These presses are relatively small, and are ideal for the creation of bookmarks, postcards, and small broadsheets. The three larger platen presses in the Bibliography Room are much more imposing. The Washington Press, which was deposited on permanent loan by the firm of Sydney R. Stone, was so large that bringing it down the stairs into the basement was a serious concern. The Columbian was manufactured in Edinburgh in the mid-19th century for an American buyer (hence the large eagle as its counterweight), but had ended up instead with a firm in Durham, where

The Imperial Press, 1848 it made its way to a Mr. John McCain, a Canadian student studying in Newcastle. He sold the press to the College for the handsome sum of $750 in 1971, and it is still the most expensive press in the Bibliography Room. See A very short history – page 17

Publications L. ANN JERVIS, “Worlds of Judgement: John 9,” in Conception, Reception and the Spirit: Essays in Honour of Andrew T. Lincoln, J. G. McConville and L. Pietersen, eds. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2015: 48-57. ROBERT E. JOHNSON, «Создание жизненного пространства: податливость и жесткость советских и постсоветских городских условий.» В книге: В поисках истины: Сборник статей и воспоминаний памяти профессора Н. В. Блинова. (РОССПЭН: Москва, 2016). [“Making Space: The Malleability and Rigidity of Soviet Urban and Post-Soviet Environments.”] — (with Laura Johnson), Regent Park Redux: Reinventing Public Housing in Canada. New York and London: Routledge, 2016. SANJAY KHANNA, “This Baby’s Life.” < ucobserver.org/society/2016/01/baby_life > HALIA KOO, Voyage, vitesse et altérité selon Paul Morand et Nicolas Bouvier. Paris: Éditions Honoré Champion, 2015. SYLVIE A. LAMOUREUX (et al), Norme(s) Linguistique(s): questionnements et applications. Actes du colloque Latinus 2012. Montpellier, France : Éditions Cladole, 2015.

BRYCE LARKE (et al), “Therapeutic Approaches for New World Hantaviruses,” Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases, 7, 2015: 230-239. MASSIMO MACCHERINI (et al), “From Bench to Bedside: Can the Improvements in Left Ventricular Assist Device Design Mitigate Adverse Events and Increase Survival?” The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 151, 1, 2016: 213–217. BURTON MacDONALD, “The Bronze Age: Archaeological Differences between the Southern Transjordan/Edomite Plateau and the Southern Ghors, the Northeast `Arabah, and the Faynan Region,” Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan, XII. Amman, Jordan: Department of Antiquities, 2016. — (et al), The Shammakh to Ayl Archaeological Survey, Southern Jordan (20102012). Archaeological Reports, 24. Boston, MA: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2016. AKAASH MAHARAJ, “NATO and the Lessons of Afghanistan,” Oxford Today, December 7, 2015. < http://bit.ly/1sirkfw >

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Reflections

“Reflections” is a regular feature of MasseyNews. In this brief piece, a longstanding, prominent member of our community reflects on her association with the College. The content and approach are entirely at the discretion of the writer. Photography by Milan Ilnycky

by JUDITH SKELTON GRANT

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RITING A HISTORY OF MASSEY COLLEGE had its ups and downs right from the beginning. Around 2003, John Fraser approached me to write such a history for Massey’s 50th year. But then, just as I was about to plunge into the necessary research, the College ran out of money and the request was withdrawn! A year later, he approached me again, this time offering a healthy stipend and funding for expenses like trips to interview key individuals, photocopying, and permissions. Fortunately, financial support remained steady from that point on. There were ups and downs regarding information about the College’s primary Founders, the members of the Massey Foundation. Initially, I had assumed that a portrait of Vincent Massey, the main Founder, would have to be constructed from his autobiography, What’s Past Is Prologue, and from Claude Bissell’s two-volume biography of him. Indeed, I’d written a draft based on those sources when Senior Fellow Wendy Dobson drew my attention to Karen A. Finlay’s The Force of Culture: Vincent Massey and Canadian Sovereignty, a new book on Massey that laid out relevant ways of thinking about his life and attitudes and that was much more careful and precise in its handling of material than the books I’d started with. The Force of Culture caused a re-writing of the chapter on Massey. Then, when John Fraser invited the current members of the Massey Foundation to dine at the College and made sure that I met them, I learned that the Massey Foundation kept not

Judith Skelton Grant only minutes of its meetings but also careful files of correspondence among its members, and that the bulk of these files had been deposited in the National Archives. This trove of information was closed, but the Masseys gave me full access and the right to quote. They did so even though they knew the papers contained details and vivid statements of the family row over the College’s endowment that blighted relations between Vincent, his brother Raymond, and his nephew

Geoffrey in the final years of Vincent’s life, and that moved Raymond and Geoffrey to threaten the College with a lawsuit. The papers made it possible to understand the sequence of events in April and May 1973, when Robertson Davies finally came round to supporting the admission of women, and they provided copies of the letters that Raymond, Hart, and Geoffrey Massey had written in support of this radical change, letters that weren’t preserved in the College correspondence or in minutes of the meeting of Corporation, the College’s governing body, where they were instrumental in influencing its decision to admit women. (The originals of the letters were discovered much later in Robertson Davies’ retirement office in House III, when Pendragon Ink, the company that managed his literary estate, moved out.) At the aforementioned dinner, the Masseys told me that there was a book of minutes of Foundation meetings – a resource that would have made my life as College historian much easier – only to admit several months later that the book had gone missing when the Foundation’s headquarters had been moved. Right to the conclusion of my research, as I read through the boxes of College files stored in the Colin Friesen Room and in a cupboard in the Round Room; considered the files kept by the Master, the Bursar, the College Administrator, and Dons of Hall; looked at the College’s annual magazine and the occasional Junior Fellows’ year books; and interviewed key and representative College members, there were many “ups” – See Reflections – page 17

Publications —, “An Open Letter to David Cameron from the World’s Parliamentarians,” The Huffington Post, May 12, 2016. < http://maharaj.ca/1sNiJSn > DAVID M. MALONE (with Simon Chesterman and Ian Johnstone), The Law and Practice of the United Nations, 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. MICHAEL MARRUS, Lessons of the Holocaust. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. — (with Robert Paxton), Vichy et les Juifs (new ed.). Paris : Éditions Calmann Levy, 2016. DANIELLE MARTIN (with J.Tepper), “Failure Is the New Success,” February 11, 2016. < http://www.longwoods.com/content/24489 > — (with C. Frank and R.Y. McMurty), “Debate: What Is the Best Way to Achieve Needed Reform In Our Health-Care System?” Canadian Orthopaedic Association Bulletin, Spring 2015. < http://www.coa-aco.org/coa-bulletin/ issue-108/ > SANDRA MARTIN, A Good Death. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2016.

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ROBERT McGILL, “Against Mastery: Teaching Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water,” The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, 3, 2, 2016: 241-254. —, “Alice Munro and Personal Development,” in The Cambridge Companion to Alice Munro, David Staines, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, 136-153. JACQUELINE MURRAY (with Peter Wolf), “Faculty Experience Teaching in an Interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar Program: The Case of the University of Guelph.” Canadian Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7, 1, 2016. < ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1232&context=cjsotl_rcacea > —, “Educating Citizen-Scholars: Interdisciplinary First-Year Seminars at the University of Guelph,” in James Arvanitakis and David J Hornsby, eds., Universities, Citizen Scholars and the Future of Higher Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016: 37-53. AKWASI OWUSU-BEMPAH (with J. E. Cobbina and K. Bender), “Perceptions of Race, Crime, and Policing Among Ferguson Protesters,” Journal of Crime and Justice, 39, 2016: 210-229.

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Reflections Continued from page 16 little bursts of insight and amusement that kept me engaged and served to enrich the account of the College’s first 50 years. Contemporary accounts, I quickly realized, are essential to any lively evocation of the life of the College. Those periods – when reports of committees were attached to the minutes of meetings of Corporation, when the Junior Fellows created year books, and when minutes were taken at the weekly meetings of College Officers – provide much more interesting resources for an evocation of College life than those that lack such documents. A major “down” was the discovery that the recent shift from paper to digital records resulted in the preservation of few documents for the years from 2006 to 2013. For that period, I had to acquire essential information by means of interviews and by asking Officers of the College to create certain documents. If there are to be future installments of Massey College’s history, thought needs to be given immediately to record keeping, including interviews. I was able to draw on interviews I’d conducted in the early 1980s for my biography of Robertson Davies and on ones recorded in 1991 by a student hired to elicit information from the College’s Senior Fellows, as well as on interviews I undertook personally between 2004 and 2013. A future historian will need similar resources. In addition to A Meeting of Minds: The Massey College Story, the writing of which she reflects on above, Senior Fellow Judith Skelton Grant is the author or editor of eight books. These include the authorized biography of Robertson Davies and A Bibliography of Robertson Davies (written with Carl Spadoni). h judithskg@gmail.com

A very short history of the Massey College printing presses Continued from page 15 Rounding out the collection of iron platen presses is the 1848 Imperial Press. Roy Gurney negotiated for this press from a Boy Scout troop that met in the basement of the Riverdale Presbyterian Church in Toronto. They were happy to let it go for $125, including delivery, preferring to spend their time camping rather than printing!

The Improved Albion Press, 1870

Nelson Adams, College Printer and Alumnus (1976)

These iron hand presses are complemented by a relatively “modern” mid-century Vandercook Proof Press No. 1, a Vandercook No. 15, and an early 20th-century Haddon “Swift” press, recognizable by its treadle and “clam-shell” motion. Both these presses were donated in 2013 by the College’s first printing assistant, Senior Fellow Michael Laine. Over the course of the past two years, we have been dedicated to repairing and modifying each of these presses so that they not only work, but work in a way that is sustainable and contributes to the proper wear and tear of each machine so that they are available for years to come.

Publications PAMELA D. PALMATER, Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Grassroots Citizens. Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2015. —, “Shining a Light on Dark Places: Addressing Police Racism and Sexualized Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls in the Inquiry,” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, 2016. SUSAN PFEIFFER, “An Exploration of Interpersonal Violence among Holocene Foragers of Southern Africa,” International Journal of Palaeopathology, 13, 2016: 27-38. < dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2016.01.001 >

—, “The Father of Petroleum: A Galician Mystery,” New Views, American Association of Polish-Jewish Studies, 2016. < aapjstudies.org/manager/ external/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Schatzker%2C%20Petroleum%202.pdf > STEPHEN W. SCHERER, “A window into Autism through DNA,” in Autism: The Gift That Needs to Be Opened, Autism Society, Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s: Flanker Press, 2015. — (et al), “Clinically Relevant Copy Number Variations Detected in Cerebral Palsy,” Nature Communications, 6, 7949, 2015.

— (et al), “Maize, Fish and Deer: Investigating Dietary Staples Among Ancestral Huron-Wendat Villages, as Documented from Tooth Samples,” American Antiquity, July, 2016.

NEIL SEEMAN, “Use Data to Challenge Mental-Health Stigma,” Nature, 528, 2015: 309. < www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/1.19033!/menu/main/ topColumns/topLeftColumn/pdf/528309a.pdf >

GORDON RIXON, “Locating Hegel’s Aufhebung and Tracing Lonergan’s ‘Sublation,’” The Heythrop Journal, 57, 3, 2016: 492-510.

HUGH SEGAL, Two Freedoms. Toronto: Dundurn, 2016.

VALERIE SCHATZKER, The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015.

JULIE SMITKA, “Exploring Portraiture in Teaching Practice,” Art Education, 68, 5, 2015: 20-26.

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Knopf Random Canada Group publisher speaks at gala dinner There is great and enduring value in the particularity of a book, and in the individuality of the effort required to make it, in the time it takes to dig down to a narrative worth writing. The intimacy of encountering a truthful, powerful, individual voice, expanding in such a one-to-one way what we know about the world, about people, is the gift a book is truly designed to deliver. – Anne Collins, Publisher, Knopf Random Canada

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Massey and Munk partner lecture series with Aga Khan Museum

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HIS PAST SPRING, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto – along with Massey College, the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Canadian Arab Institute, and other organizations – launched an annual series of lectures, “Islam and Muslims in the 21st Century.” The series is meant to encourage thought-provoking conversations about Muslims and Islam today by exploring questions of identity and belonging, youth and integration, and immigration and settlement. It features scholars and journalists, and the lecturers this past spring and summer included Toronto Star columnist Haroon Siddiqui on “Media, Muslims, and Free Speech”; Walid Saleh, Chair of the Institute of Islamic Studies at U of T on “The Qur’an in the 21st Century”; and Globe and Mail columnists Sheema Khan on “New Reflections on Being Female, Canadian, and Muslim” and Doug Saunders on “Refugees, Immigrants, and Citizens: The Muslim Diaspora Experience in the West.” More on the series can be The Aga Khan Museum found at < goo.gl/Rthua4 >.

NNE COLLINS, PUBLISHER at Knopf Random Canada Group and Vice-President at Penguin Random House Canada, was the guest speaker on March 11, 2015 at the annual gala dinner hosted by the Alumni Association, the Southam Journalism Fellowship Program, and the Quadrangle Society. Collins spoke on the privilege and deep satisfaction of working as an editor with notable writers such as Julian Barnes, Karen Connelly, Douglas Copeland, and Alissa York, as well as about the challenges of book publishing in a digital era. In the course of her presentation, Collins spoke of moving from the editor-dominated, deadline-driven field of journalism to the world of book publishing, one in which authors spend “two, three, sometimes ten years,

thinking and imagining their way through something” as they “call on the depths of what they think and feel and can winkle out of the world.” As she very vividly described them at another point in her speech, these are “writers working overtime to persuade things to slowly give up their heat.” Collins paid particular attention to working with Romeo Dallaire, characterizing his books as proof that “trauma doesn’t only produce victims.” Addressing the issue of books in our digital era, Collins mentioned working with Douglas Coupland on his new book Big Rot, which reflects his thinking that books and fiction are “kind of over.” However, as she was quick to point out, he makes this point in a book! In her own words, this “delights me and makes my head hurt at the same time.”

Publications JOHN REIBETANZ, Where We Live. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016. —, “Liberation,” “Thoreau’s Pencils,” The Fiddlehead, 266, Winter 2016: 35-36. —, “Decipherings,” “The Barovier Wedding Cup,” “Bird’s Nest Hunt,” The Malahat Review, 194, Spring 2016, 8-12. ANGELA STERRITT, Chapter in The Canadian History of Social Change: Social Movements that Changed Our Lives, Elisa Birnbaum, compiler and producer, Nicole Zummach, ed. Toronto: See Change Magazine, 2016. ROSEMARY SULLIVAN, Stalin’s Daughter. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2015.

YEW-MIN TZENG, “Inhibition of Growth, Migration and Invasion of Human Bladder Cancer Cells by Antrocin, a Sesquiterpene Lactone Isolated from Antrodia Cinnamomea, and Its Molecular Mechanisms,” Cancer Letters, 373, 2016:174-184. TARA VONGPAISAL (with D. Caruso and Z. Yuan), “Dance Movements Enhance Song Learning in Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants,” Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 835, 2016. < journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00835/full > GERMAINE WARKENTIN (co-ed. with Alan Bewell and Neil ten Kortenaar), Educating the Imagination: Northrop Frye Past, Present and Future. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015.

R. PAUL THOMPSON, A Remarkable Journey: The Story of Evolution. London: TOM WAYMAN, The Shadows We Mistake for Love. Madeira Park, BC: Reaktion Books, 2015. Douglas & McIntyre, 2015. RON THOMPSON, A Person of Letters. Toronto: Martin Scribler Media, 2015. —, “Avant-garde or Lost Platoon? Postmodernism as Social Control,” ALEXIS TROUBETZKOY, St. Petersburg Connection: Russian-American Friendship from Revolution to Revolution. Toronto: Dundurn, 2016.

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L Rawi Hage

Writer-in-Residence 2015–2016

AST YEAR, RAWI HAGE. was named the Jack McClelland Writer-in-Residence, taking up that position during the second term. Hage was born in Beirut, Lebanon. After establishing himself as a photographer, whose work has been widely exhibited and acquired by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and working as a cab driver in Montreal, he decided to pursue writing. De Niro’s Game (2006), his first novel, won the 2008 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for English Fiction. It also received two Quebec awards, the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and the McAusian First Book Prize. His second novel, Cockroach (2008) was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Both this novel and his third one, Carnival (2012), also won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. Sponsored by the U of T Department of English and hosted at Massey College, the Writer-inResidence Program last year featured a non-credit creative writing seminar on fiction offered at the College and, as always, the writer was available to members of the Massey community for consultations on writing. Past writers in the program include David Bezmozgis, Austin Clark, Barbara Gowdy, Tomson Highway, Joy Kogawa, Don McKay, Shani Mootoo, Al Moritz, Michael Redhill, and Michael Winter.

Writer-in-Residence Program celebrates 50th anniversary

Camilla Gibb

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HE JACK McCLELLAND Wr iter- in-Residence Progra m celebrated its 50th anniversary in the Upper Librar y on March 15. Among the readers at the event were the 2016 Writer-in-Residence Rawi Hage and past Writers-inResidence Camilla Gibb, Steve n Heighton, and Jane Urquhart.

Jane Urquhart

Photography by Mark Raynes-Roberts (Gibb & Urquhart) and Mary Huggard (Heighton)

Fourth Barbara Moon Editorial Fellow

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NN SILVERSIDES was resident at Massey College for one term last year as the fourth Barbara Moon / Ars Medica Editorial Fellow. In that capacity, she offered inter-professional creative writing workshops to undergraduate and graduate students from all 11 clinical faculties at the University of Toronto. She also organized a session on “Comics and Health Care” on November 18 in the Upper Library, with panellists Dr. Mike Evans, founder of the Ann Silversides Health Design Lab (< www.youtube.com/c/docmikeevans >); Shelley Wall (an instructor in Biomedical Communications at U of T); and cartoonist Sarafin (< asylumsquad.ca > ). Silversides herself is a journalist, editor, and educator specializing in health and medical issues. She was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2014 National Magazine Awards for her article on OxyContin-related deaths in Ontario, two CIHR health journalism awards, and the 2004 Atkinson Foundation Fellowship in Public Policy. She has also contributed to the CBC radio program Ideas. Launched in 2011, the Barbara Moon Fellowship is sponsored yearly by the Moon estate and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. A celebrated lifelong journalist and editor, Barbara Moon won a Maclean-Hunter first prize for Editorial Achievement, the University of Western Ontario’s President’s Medal, and the National Magazine Foundation’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. She died in 2009.

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Spotlight on High Table Photography by Anthony Luengo

Throughout the academic year, the College hosts fortnightly High Table Dinners, at which distinguished, specially invited guests join our Master, the Visitor, Senior and Junior Fellows, and Alumni for an evening of conversation and dining. The following is a list of these guests for 2015-2016. The Hon. Jean Augustine Politics and Education Mr. Aaron Berhane Journalism Ms. Constance Bolt Arts Dr. Andrew Boozary Medicine Ms. Rosemarie Brisson Liaison, Quadrangle Society and Alumni Ms. Elaine Campbell MaRS Mr. Richard Chambers Director, U of T Multi-Faith Centre Mr. Graeme Clark Finance Ms. Helene Clarkson President of the Board, Esprit Orchestra

At the High Table on October 30, 2015, Master Hugh Segal pays tribute and conveys best wishes to Bursar Jill Clark on her retirement. Prof. Angela Hildyard Education and VP, Human Resources and Equity Ms. Sara Jackman Social Work Ms. Christine Karcza Consulting and 2004 Clarkson Laureate Mr. El-Farouk Khaki Law Dr. Mary Ladky Education

Dr. John Cunningham History, Bill Graham Centre

Mr. David Landaverde Staff

Mr. Andray Domise Finance and Activism

Ms. Evva Massey Theatre

Mr. Mustapha Dumbuya Gordon N. Fisher / Journalists for Human Rights Fellow

Ms. Emily Mathieu St. Clair Balfour Fellow

Rabbi Edward Goldfarb Religion Mrs. Fagi Goldfarb Mr. Rawi Hage 2016 Jack McClelland Writer-in-Residence Mr. Phil Hall Poetry Ms. Claudia Hepburn Education and Entrepreneurship Mr. Graeme Hepburn Economics

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Mrs. Harriet McFarlane Education

Ms. Djanet Sears Playwriting

Ms. Mary McGeer Music

Ms. Ann Silversides Barbara Moon Editorial Fellow

Prof. Allison Morehead Art History

Ms. Alexandra Sorin President, Massey College Alumni Association

Ms. Jennifer Moroz CBC Radio-Canada Fellow Mr. Samer Muscati Law

Ms. Madeleine Thien Writing Ms. Cynthia Webb Fundraising

Ms. Tembeka Ndlovu Bursar’s Assistant

Ms. Elizabeth Wilson Fundraising

Ms. Sarah Parsons Massey York Fellow

Dr. Rose Wolfe Chancellor Emerita

Ms. Elizabeth Renzetti Kierans Janigan Fellow

College quiz

What do you think the percentage increase has been at Massey College in the following categories between 1999 and 2014? 1. Continuing and Associate Senior Fellows 75% 125% 425% 2. Junior Fellows (resident and non-resident} 10% 40% 60% 3. Quadranglers 48%

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For the correct answers, see page 44

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Photography by Anthony Luengo

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A Continuing Senior Fellow at Massey College since 1996 and a Senior Resident at the College since 2004, Michael R. Marrus is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto, where he also served as Dean of Graduate Studies, 1997-2004. He is the author or co-author of eight books, including Vichy France and the Jews (with Robert Paxton), The Holocaust in History, and, most recently, Lessons of the Holocaust.

Conversation with Michael Marrus Congratulations on the publication of your new book, Lessons of the Holocaust. Let’s begin by addressing the question of why you wrote it.

And how specifically is that mentoring approach reflected in the book?

I am now at a time in my career, which goes back nearly half a century, when I have the luxury to reflect on all that I have lived through in my professional life, including the birth and growth of the field of Holocaust Studies. When I was an undergraduate, here at the University of Toronto, no such field existed. Now it is vigorous, international, and contributed to by highly accomplished scholars of every possible background. Having lived through its evolution from the beginning, I now have the time to reflect with fellow scholars in the area about what we are doing, when and how we differ from each other, and how our views differ from more common, popular understandings of the matter. Quite simply, I felt the need to write down all of this. And, as I did so, I began to weave into the narrative some personal recollections and experiences, including looking back at my education at the University of Toronto and then at the University of California at Berkeley, and all that has happened since my earliest years as an historian.

This relates to how historians interpret the past they study. Of course, this is a big and difficult subject in so many ways, and I think it is particularly so when one deals with subjects, such as the Holocaust, that are deeply involved in matters of identity, painful moral issues, and often highly problematic questions related to the past. Navigating all this requires selfdiscipline, self-reflection, and careful attention to what are the appropriate questions that historians can pose and try to answer. This is what I urge students constantly to do. “Tell me why your topic is important,” I ask them. “Explain why should I care about this?” And “What questions are you going to ask in order to tell your story and to get to the heart of the matter?”. Learning how to answer such questions teaches us about the past, and it also, I believe, teaches us about ourselves.

But the book is not a memoir, is it?

Let’s put it this way. I have these things that, shall we say, I want to get off my chest. I want to explain to myself what it is that I am doing as an historian. As far as reviews and the public at large are concerned, I’ll take my chances. But what really counts is whether I am satisfied that I have done my best. That’s the mature scholar in me speaking, I guess. Like every experienced scholar, I do what I do because I love and am committed to it, and I also want to answer critical questions and excite other people about these questions. The theme of my book is one of the main questions people ask about the Holocaust, namely its “lessons.” As my readers know, I have come to be quite skeptical about this approach to Holocaust history. See Conversation – page 23

Not all of it, but some is. I certainly didn’t really intend to write a memoir, but people with whom I shared my ideas encouraged me to include personal reflections and memories related to my research in the area. So I did that, and one of the consequences, as you probably noticed, is that I stopped worrying about footnotes. I just wrote. And lo and behold, I discovered how much I enjoyed doing so. So much so that I may never write another footnote again! This all has a bit to do with mentoring, with which I have had some involvement here at Massey, sharing with some of my students and some of my younger colleagues what I have lived through professionally and what I think of what my colleagues and I have been doing over the years.

What exactly do you mean by that?

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The Diversity Committee by CHIZOBA IMOKA

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N THE SPRING of 2014, Massey’s Diversity Committee started its transition from the peripheral status it held without a political mandate toward the integral role it has come to play at the College. This committee has been guided by the goal of making Massey more representative of the wider society, that is, more inclusive and equitable for all regardless of race, social class, sexuality, and other such factors. The committee drew upon an action plan that was created through a four-month long consultation with Junior and Senior Fellows and Quadranglers. With this plan as a guide, the committee worked to identify programs, policies, and practices at Massey that needed to be changed and/or incorporated further into College life. Accordingly, we were very proud to kick off a number of important initiatives at the College this past year. These initiatives are profiled below: • Collaborations with the Massey kitchen to celebrate student-led cultural events such as Diwali, the Lunar New Year, and the Philippines’ and Nigeria’s independence days. • Massey’s first-ever Black History Month celebrations, including a High Table with the theme of Celebrating Excellence & The ExtraOrdinary. The celebrations, organized by Junior Fellows Eddie Kawooya and Anthony Briggs

At the Black History Month High Table on February 25, left to right, front row: Djanet Sears, Senior Fellow; Chizoba Imoka, Junior Fellow and Diversity Committee Chair (Fall); Jean Augustine, Senior Fellow; and Tembeka Ndlovu, Bursar's Assistant; left to right, back row: Swathi Swaminathan, Junior Fellow and Diversity Committee Chair (Spring); Kwame McKenzie, Senior Fellow; Aaron Berhane, Alumnus; Andray Domise, Co-Founder,Techsdale; Eddie Kawooya and Anthony Briggs, Junior Fellows; and six members of HeartBeat, the U of T Gospel Choir. featured a speaker series, a weekly newsletter, and culminated with a High Table that hosted Hon. Jean Augustine, the Member of Parliament who originally led the creation of Black History Month in Canada. • The start of an institutional process of attracting First Nations students as Junior Fellows through a partnership between the University of Toronto First Nations House and Massey College.

• An event for Indigenous Education Week hosted in collaboration with the University of Toronto First Nations House. • A panel discussion on Institutionalized Colonialism and De-Colonizing Spaces in collaboration with the UTGSU Race and Ethnicity Caucus, U of T’s First Nations House, the UTGSU Equity and Advocacy Committee, and the Equity Ideas Fund. See The Diversity Committee – page 45

The Committee for Interfaith Dialogue

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HE COMMITTEE for Interfaith Dialogue was established this year based on informal religious exchanges among Massey Junior Fellows held during the previous academic year. The first group – Boaz Schuman, Zach Paikin, and myself – sought to bridge religious gaps by visiting prayer sites of Abrahamic faith communities in the Toronto area. By the end of the term, we had visited a Catholic, a Protestant, and a Russian Orthodox church, as well as a mosque and a synagogue. The Committee found a wider audience. Celia Byrne, Benjamin Gillard, and I, as the founding presidents, organized three conferences oriented toward bridging gaps between a variety of faith traditions. Our first conference in November brought together representatives of the Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths at Massey College to discuss social activism and interfaith dialogue. Our second conference in March featured three female representatives from the three

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At the first conference of the Committee for Interfaith Dialogue, left to right: Héctor Acero Ferrer, from the Scarboro Missions Interfaith Department, where he leads the “Youth in Dialogue” initiative; Amir Abdul Reda, Junior Fellow and founding president of the committee; H.E. Sungjang Rinpoche, Director of Tibet Compassion International; Rizwan Mohammad, from the Canadian Council of Muslim Women's Project Communitas, a national youth-led, resilience-building initiative; and Danny Richmond, Program Manager at Inspirit Foundation and Director of Community Engagement at Ve’ahavta, a Jewish charitable social service organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people of all faiths who are marginalized by poverty. Abrahamic faith traditions, who discussed gender issues in interfaith dialogue. In April, our third and final conference of the year was jointly organized with the Intercultural Dialogue Initiative. With the gracious contribution of Senior Fellow Professor Robert Austin as our moderator, this brought together academics from across Canada to discuss

religious sectarianism in the Middle East. We strove to bring dialogue among multiple faith communities to Massey College and to contribute to our academic life. It is our hope that next year’s team can widen its audience in the Massey community and bring interfaith dialogue to the College in even better ways.

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Conversation with Michael Marrus

Continued from page 21 How do you think historians go about studying the past, and what do you think is the value of this if it isn’t learning “lessons”? As much and as best as possible, I think that what historians do is to get out of the world in which they live and into the world they are studying. I talk about this in my book when I use the metaphor of travel, which, as I recall, was once put to me by one of my mentors, the great historian George Mosse of the University of Wisconsin. In history, as he put it, we travel to another time, certainly, and maybe to another place. We leave our own world and we enter another, putting aside our own present-day concerns and biases, and we enter that different world to attempt to understand it as fully and as accurately as we can. When our voyage is over, we return home. But something in us has changed. In our travels, we have seen another world. We return to the world in which we have lived before, but our lives will have been enriched, our intellectual horizons extended. Travelling in this way is, I think, the work of the historian.

I’ll say this: there are different ways that communities respond to catastrophe, and one way is to be highly respectful of survivors, to honour them, and to seek in their testimonies a kind of unchallenged account of wrongdoing. For my part, while I certainly think that survivors deserve respect, I do not believe that there’s some sort of higher wisdom that you get from having suffered. Most important, survivors do not all think alike. Indeed, they often differ sharply among themselves. And they forget. And their recollections are often coloured by their post-ordeal lives. Let’s now talk a bit about Israel, which you also deal with in the book. You cover the Eichmann trial, of course, but I was particularly taken with your comparison of Ben Gurion and Begin in the establishment of the State of Israel. I understood from what I read that Ben Gurion during the 1950s said, “Let’s move on,” while Begin responded, “No, we’re not going to forget the Holocaust.” Yes, that’s essentially correct. In the Israeli nation-building enterprise, which was so blazingly powerful, the last thing leaders like Ben Gurion wanted to do was to ruminate on the powerlessness of the past. He was the state builder getting on with reaching a reparations agreement with Germany and forging a postwar national identity. Begin represented a different phase. For much of his emotional life he was still there in Europe, where he had miraculously survived and where so many of his family and people had been murdered. Need I say, this clash of two extraordinarily powerful personalities not only marked the postwar era, but also continues, in some sense, to define sharp clashes of opinion today. So it is with great catastrophes, I should add. Getting over them is not easy – and this applies to victims, perpetrators, and bystanders.

Does one also bring back lessons from this exercise? No. As an historian, I’m not here to seek and provide lessons. At least, not lessons as conventionally understood, formulae that in all likelihood reinforce preconceptions and provide guidance for the present. Rather, I think it is the job of historians to try to understand the world they have entered and to answer the questions they have posed, based on the evidence they find. Let me add that, in due course, others will come along and ask new questions and find new evidence that will change our understandings. That’s why history is constantly being rewritten. How does this relate to Holocaust history? I have to tell you that I was astounded to read that, as little as a half century ago, there was virtually no Holocaust history to be found. Not so astounding when you think of how the ordeals of other groups so often received such little serious attention from historians in the immediate wake of their catastrophes. Think of the histories of Aboriginal peoples, for example, or Africans during the slave trade. Think of women’s history, or the histories of all kinds of other groups that are now much studied. It’s obvious to us now what we missed back then, but at the time it wasn’t very obvious at all. In the specific case of the Holocaust, would you say the lack of attention or silence in its immediate aftermath reflected shock? Denial? I’d say both, depending on who you were. I’d also say that it takes time for most peoples to deal with a catastrophe like the Holocaust. For victims or even their descendants, there’s a kind of shame associated with being victimized that has to be overcome. Hearing you talk about all this, it’s really striking me how calm you are, both here and in the book itself, about this highly charged subject. You obviously believe this is necessary for “getting it right,” as you quote one of your own professors as having said. Well, I do my best. I do think that fairness, even-handedness, and a professional demeanour are things that can be learned and are among the requirements of most professionals – and for good reason. If I’m understanding you correctly, you work hard and calmly as an historian to pin down objective truths. Let me ask you this, then: as you strive for historical objectivity, to what extent do you take into account what’s in the popular discourse about the Holocaust, including the views of those who experienced it directly? What about the views of survivors, for example?

And now I understand you’re working on a revision of your earlier book on Nuremberg. Yes, right now I’m committed to doing a revision of that book, and also I am thinking of a book on international humanitarian law, which is what I’m currently teaching. Speaking of law, you did a Masters in Law after retiring as Dean of Graduate Studies at U of T. What led you to do that? Well, for a start, I had no intention of practising law at that stage of my life. But I was interested in the law as a path I had not taken. My father was a lawyer, and I always said at school, when asked, that I was going to be a lawyer. But even after I decided to become an academic, I always wondered what being a lawyer was all about. And so when I had a year’s leave following my time as Dean of the Graduate Studies, I wanted to find out. But let me add that, once engaged in the study of law, I became completely absorbed by it. This was, for me, an entirely different discipline than history – but at least as challenging, rewarding, and compelling as an intellectual discipline. After taking my law degree, I should add, I started to do law-related scholarship. I wrote a book on restitution, I wrote some articles, and I taught for a few years in the Faculty of Law at U of T. I taught a course called “Great Trials in History” and one on “Political Trials.” I continue to teach in the legal field through the evolution of international humanitarian law, which is the law of war. This has all come under Massey’s umbrella, so to speak, to my great delight and with the support of two masters, John Fraser and Hugh Segal, and I should add from the recent Visitor, Hal Jackman. Many thanks, Michael, for your time today. My pleasure.

to a mind without scope and without pause, a mind driven by craving, pleasure or fear.

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Clarkson Award Citations The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson presents the Clarkson Laureateship in Public Service awards to Mark Bonham, Chizoba Imoka, and Jennifer Levin Bonder on the evening of January 8, 2016

The 2016 - 2017 Clarkson Laureateship in Public Service CALL FOR NOMINATIONS ❖ Named in honour of the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada, the Clarkson Laureateship in Public Service seeks to honour each year a member of the Massey College community whose conspicuous commitment to public service is worthy of emulation and appreciation.

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SENIOR FELLOW, an expert in financial and business market theory, and an integral part of University College, Mark Bonham has engaged with immense determination, insight, and generosity in support of a more profound understanding here at the university and beyond of sexual diversity and identity dynamics. He is the founder and key benefactor of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University College; he has founded two fund-management corporations in Canada; and he is a recipient of the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto and of an Alumni Influence Award from University College. His two books, Champions: Biographies of Global LGBTQ Pioneers (2014) and Notables: 101 Global LGBTQ People Who Changed the World (2015), are celebrations of the courage, leadership, determination, and creativity that has made this world a better place. He is a founding member of the Canadian Business History Association, whose views on stock-market volatility and association are broadly sought and valued. If citizenship is about leading and inspiring and making it possible for others to aspire to do the same, Mark Bonham deeply reflects the very core of those values central to Massey College and to our society.

Chizoba Imoka

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JUNIOR FELLOW and doctoral candidate here at Massey College, the founder and Executive Director of the Unveiling Africa Foundation that united Nigerian teenagers around the world, Chizoba Imoka has been working tirelessly to build public support for a new approach to highschool education across Africa, an approach that reflects African history, culture, and values, thereby facilitating high levels of academic achievement and attainment for African high-school students. She is a tireless leader on diversity and fairness issues, as well as on women’s rights, safety, and empowerment. Chizoba has led both the Diversity and International Development Committees here at the College, resulting in the celebration of the importance and imperatives surrounding diversity and its fulsome embrace that includes hard-hitting symposia and papers on international development. Chizoba has immense standing as a crusader for progressive pedagogies in Africa, and is a determined proponent of new and more rooted approaches to international development and responsible investment. If being a citizen of the world is part of the Massey College ethos, then Chizoba is a heroic and unstinting personification of that enduring and vital value.

Nominations may be made by any member of the College community. This includes the Senior and Junior Fellowship, members of the Alumni Association and the Quadrangle Society, and College staff. Nominations should be in the form of a letter or e-mail to the College Registrar, Amela Marin, and arrive no later than October 31, 2016. Nominators should explain succinctly why they think someone is worthy of the Clarkson Laureateship and, where appropriate, supply any supporting evidence and/or names of supporting nominators.

❖ Please send nominations to: Ms. Amela Marin Registrar’s Office Massey College 4 Devonshire Place Toronto Ontario M5S 2E1

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Jennifer Levin Bonder

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ENNIFER LEVIN BONDER is well known to everyone in this hall, this College, this university, and this city and province, and will, no doubt, be some day equally well known right across Canada. Aside from carrying a full load as a doctoral student, T.A., and College Alumna, she is a tireless, self-effacing, and utterly selfless volunteer in support of a host of important efforts, from the Responsibility to Protect Organization at the Munk Centre to the Lifeline Syria refugee engagement, which she now leads here at Massey, to having been Don of Hall, and chief returning officer and chair of many house committees. If the spirit of this place, as conceived by its founders and benefactors, is the creation of the broad, interdisciplinary. and fully engaged citizen – in every noble sense of what that kind of citizenship means – then Jennifer Levin Bonder is the perfect reflection of our Founders’ vision and the purpose of this College.

and learned your place in the world and what things in it can really serve you.

Three award photo photographs by Mustapha Dumbuya

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Connecting with Ivan McFarlane

Massey College is a place – a state of mind, even – where connections are made, ones that bridge disciplines, town and gown, and cultures of various kinds. In this column, members of our community share their thoughts with us about interdisciplinarity, links between the academy and the wider world, and about the very purpose of academic institutions. Massey College may not be specifically mentioned in these pieces, but its presence as a facilitating environment can always be assumed. This year, Senior Fellow Ivan McFarlane shares his thoughts with us on his – and his wife Harriet’s – many active connections at Massey College.

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I have also renewed connections OR ME, MASSEY COLLEGE IS with fellow undergrads whose AN IDEAL INCUBATOR of friendship and support in the 1960s connections. Massey’s “town and I treasure to this day. gown” mandate, its cross-disciplinarity, Newman’s Idea of the University the many and varied cultures of its has been and is continuously being members, the interaction of Senior realized here at Massey for although and Junior Fellows, the inclusion of “... [the students] cannot pursue every the Quadrangle Society, which serves subject which is open to them, they “to extend the community ideals and will be gainers by living among those philosophy of learning,” and, moreover, and under those [and with those] who the College’s physical environment all represent the whole circle....” To apply contribute to creating and sustaining Newman’s words to Massey, this meaningful connections. College is “... an assemblage of learned It continues to be my privilege [people], zealous of their own sciences, to be associated with so many young, and rivals of each other, ... brought, by positive, brilliant, and committed familiar intercourse and for the sake scholars. Theirs is not an ivory tower. of intellectual peace, to adjust to the Their ideas, research, and responses claims and relations of their respective to shared problems in an increasingly subjects of investigation. They learn to globalized world are bound to create respect, to consult, to aid each other....” major differences between the world Every day, Massey’s “town and we now inhabit and the world we all gown” mandate is a lived experience. want to live in. The Journalism Fellows with their My early education took place in professional experience of the “real” the British Empire and my colleagues world; the Quadrangle Society and I knew that “all roads lead to members whose support and London.” However, a challenging highSenior Fellow Ivan McFarlane and Quadrangler Harriet McFarlane mentorship of Junior Fellows have school chaplain, a Haligonian (King’s enhanced the intellectual and social College) by way of Trinity College, that I coordinate the Society. I took on both life of the Junior Fellowship and indeed of all of disabused us of the idea that we were assignments with great gusto. Massey; and the Junior Fellowship, increasingly “little black Englishmen.” He kept assuring us My view, and Harriet’s as well, was that, a microcosm of the wider world as it reaches out that “the 20th century belonged to Canada.” inasmuch as we were privileged to join the to the Toronto community with its activism via If I were inclined to dither, the daily flyover of community, we would serve it honourably. the Out of the Cold program and student tutoring, the Trans-Canada Airlines aircraft as it landed in We would contribute listening ears, inquisitive and in engaging in citizenship and society Jamaica probably helped me decide to throw in minds, and a healthy concern for the Junior building. my lot with Canada. Rather than Balliol, it was Fellows’ wellness, all topped up with a heavy It is a privilege and responsibility to belong Trinity College in the University of Toronto for me dollop of hospitality. We have connected with to the Massey community. and, shortly after, my own connection with the a large number of Junior Fellows beyond our Massey community began. In the spring of 1962, A founding member of the assigned mentees, and over the years our original by sheer happenstance I attended the Quadrangle Society and a Senior Fellow commitment to the Junior Fellowship has expanded cornerstone laying of Massey College and, since 2011, Ivan McFarlane attended to include Senior Fellows, Journalism Fellows, in the mid-1970s, I sought out Robertson Davies the University of Toronto, Carleton University, Visiting Scholars, members of the Quadrangle for advice regarding the presentation of a couple York University, the University of Laval, Society, and the College staff. We have remained of Trinity College Winter Seminars. and Sussex University. He was Chair in touch with Alumni and have had the satisfaction In 1996, I represented the University of of Social Science at Centennial College, of introducing Junior Fellows to Alumni who have Toronto Alumni Association at the Remembrance and served on the College of Electors, U of T’s gone on to post-doctoral studies, teaching and Day observance at Hart House that Master John National Scholarship and Awards of Excellence research positions in academia, and the business Fraser was also attending. Shortly after that, Committees, and several committees world. Here at Massey College, I am in my element my wife, Harriet, introduced me to him, at which at Trinity College. He has also long been again, surrounded by outstanding Junior Fellows point he invited me to become a founding active in Toronto’s black community. and world-renowned Senior Fellows, some of member of the Quadrangle Society. 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Senior Fellows elected

Sculpture honours distinguished Senior Fellows The annual Welcoming Barbeque during the 2015 Orientation Week last September 11 was particularly special because it provided the opportunity to honour Senior Fellows Ursula Franklin (since deceased) and (posthumously) Boris Stoicheff with the unveiling of “Sanctuary,” a bronze sculpture by Camilla Geary-Martin. After welcoming remarks from Master Hugh Segal, Master Emeritus John Fraser and Professor Henry van Driel of the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto paid tributes to Professors Franklin and Stoicheff. These tributes follow.

Grant Allen Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Louise Arbour Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario and a former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda Jean Augustine Social justice advocate, retired educator, former member of the House of Commons

Anne-Emanuelle Birn Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Dan Breznitz Director, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs Jill Clark Bursar Emerita

Kenneth Corts Vice-Dean, Faculty and Research, Rotman School of Management

Raymond De Souza Chaplain, Newman House at Queen’s University

George Dei Chair, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, OISE

Peter Donnelly President and CEO, Public Health Ontario

Lyse Doucet Chief International Correspondent, BBC

Jeffrey Dvorkin Director, Journalism Program

Nora Gillespie Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Vice-President and Provost /...

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Sculptor Camilla Geary-Martin unveils her work with the help of Master Emeritus John Fraser and Don of Hall Thilo Schaefer.

Master Emeritus John Fraser pays tribute to Professor Ursula Franklin

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HIS SCULPTURAL REPRESENTATION by Cammie Martin of what I think of as the nurturing earth is dedicated to the Senior Fellowship of Massey College in recognition of the crucial role it plays in the interchange of ideas, idealism, and the mentoring of young minds. Because the sculpture is a sphere, it “faces” the Common Room and all the Junior Fellow residences at the same time, refuge alike to resident and non-resident Junior Fellows, reminding them of the debt they owe Senior Fellows and reminding Senior Fellows of the duty they owe Junior Fellows. I was first taught this dual set of obligations by Professor Ursula Franklin shortly before my election as Master of the College in 1994. She pointed out that the job of anyone elected Master of Massey College – the principal mandate – was to ensure that this bond be protected and strengthened. That is why it is so appropriate that she and Professor Boris Stoicheff have been chosen as the quintessential Senior Fellows we honour today at this ceremony. Elsewhere in the College, you can read about the extraordinary contributions Ursula made to science and the ethics of science, as well as to the role of women in science and within the academy during her long and sometimes tumultuous career. It accompanies the United Nations Pearson Peace Medal she was awarded in 2002. Her amazing career is an achievement grounded in the dreadful experience of surviving Nazi Germany during her youth and of the subsequent haunting realization that science can be used to pervert the better part of

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human endeavour. This made of our Ursula one hell of a fighter and challenger as several university presidents came to realize, but it is also true that she always strived toward justice and the maximum possible freedom to learn and teach, all of which she saw as indivisible. Massey College, at its best, came to represent to Ursula the great possibility of sharing in academic life, sharing among scholars young and old, sharing with the wider world outside the university. Above all, she believes fervently that sharing the burden of dealing with life’s challenges, adversities, and possibilities is what we are all about, or should be about. Here, in our quiet, beautiful Quadrangle and remembered with her colleague Boris, Ursula’s contributions – like his – shine and continue to challenge.

Professor Henry van Driel pays tribute to Professor Boris Stoicheff

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ORIS STOICHEFF HAD BEEN ASSOCIATED with the University of Toronto for more than 65 years before passing away in 2010. A distinguished optical physicist, he was the advisor of 25 Ph.D. students and the recipient of numerous honours, including being named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Boris’s strong interest in helping graduate students led him to become a Senior Fellow of Massey College early in its history. He devoted tremendous energy to allow Massey to fulfill its scholarly mission, from helping to mentor graduate students to establishing a monthly luncheon gathering for Senior Fellows. However, even with his significant accomplishments, Boris was just as well known for his grace, warmth, and kindness. It is entirely fitting that Massey College should dedicate a sculpture to him and Ursula Franklin, a colleague of more than six decades, and who shared the same high standards of scientific achievement and devotion to students. Photography by Milan Ilnycky

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Senior Fellow Jon Dellandrea makes important art find

T ALL STARTED IN THE SPRING of 2015 when an eBay seller in California offered four “antique watercolours by listed Canadian artist F. Fitz Roy Dixon 1856-1914.” The paintings were lovely. The artist was relatively unknown yet recognized, with works at the ROM, The Library and Archives of Canada, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Senior Fellow Jon Dellandrea successfully bid on the four paintings. Then, on the day following his purchase, he received a call. “Don’t hang up,” said the caller. This is not a telemarketing call.... You bought some paintings on eBay today and we need to talk.” The “talk” revealed that the four purchased paintings were part of a “somewhat larger lot.” This lot included 60 or so historically significant paintings by Dixon, who emigrated to Canada in 1881. Dellandrea bought all the works, not entirely sure of what he was getting into but taking a leap of faith nonetheless. The lot had been found at a San Francisco Sunday morning flea market, where the seller had obtained an old suitcase from a “picker” who cleaned out houses and disposed of unwanted contents. The paintings had been found in an unwanted suitcase! A week or two later, when Dellandrea’s purchase arrived in Toronto, he realized he had something extraordinary on his hands. The paintings were not faded as watercolours tend to do over time, but remained as vibrant as the day they were created a century or more before – thanks to a lifetime in a suitcase. After careful research, Dellandrea discovered that the works documented Dixon’s travels, from Ceylon in the 1870s (where he grew up) to Europe in 1881 (where he voyaged en route to North America), to Manitoba 18811897 (where he arrived to work in the Land Titles Office), to Ottawa and the Gatineau region of Quebec 1897-1914 (where he spent the remainder of his life). Dellandrea’s instinct was that his finding presented an important and historically significant art document of life in the young country of Canada. He called Master Emeritus John Fraser, who introduced him to Sara Angel, Alumna and Founder and Executive Director of the Art Canada Institute, which is based at Massey College. Both she and Senior Fellow David Silcox encouraged Dellandrea to contact both the National Gallery of Canada and the Winnipeg Art Gallery about his new collection. He is now in discussion with both institutions about presenting Dixon’s work in a public exhibition. As well, Dellandrea is writing a book on the life of the artist. The eBay offering was the start of what, in Dellandrea’s own words, “continues as a project of discovery, intrigue, mystery, detective work, and more scholarly fun than one can imagine.” What does an amateur art historian do about a discovery like this? Simple. Have lunch with John Fraser, get introduced to Sara Angel, grab a coffee with David Silcox, and then get to work. After a year and a half of such work, Dellandrea has now found even more of Dixon’s paintings, including the artist’s original sketchbooks. The story of F. Fitz Roy Dixon’s life has been pieced together and the arts community is excited about the project. Through Massey College, the doors to the Canadian art community have been opened to Dellandrea. As a result, the public’s knowledge of its cultural heritage is about to change.

Old Chelsea Quebec by Canadian artist F. Fitz Roy Dixon 1898

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Senior Fellows elected May 2016 .../ Ian Hambleton Director, The Fields Institute Alejandro Jadad Interim Director, Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation Roberta Jamieson President and CEO of Indspire Ann Jervis Professor and Advanced Degree Director, Wycliffe College Gregory Kelly Executive Producer, Ideas, CBC Hayden King Director, Centre for Indigenous Studies, Ryerson University Anna Korteweg Chair, Department of Sociology, UTM Andrea Levinson Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Health and Wellness Peter Lewis Associate Vice-President for Research and Innovation Tiff Macklem Dean, Rotman School of Management Lee Maracle Activist, Writer, and Teacher, U of T First Nations House Greg Marchildon Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design Patricia McKeever Professor Emerita, Nursing John Monahan Warden, Hart House Roald Nasgaard AGO Curator, Retired Max Nemni Political scientist and writer Monique Nemni Linguist and writer /...

Happiness is impossible, and even inconceivable,

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Senior Fellows elected May 2016 .../

Kevin Page Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair on Canadian Government, University of Ottawa Djanet Sears Playwright, actor, and director

Mark Smith Financial Services Consultant, KPMG

Shafique Virani Director, Centre for South Asian Civilizations

Stephen Waddams Goodman/Schipper Chair Faculty of Law Jodi White Chair, Tides Canada Foundation

Senior Residents Visiting Scholars & Visiting Fellows In 2015-2116, Massey was home to the following Senior Residents, Visiting Scholars, and Visiting Fellows

Dr. Aubie Angel Medicine

Professor John Bishop Ethics

Senior Fellows lunches THE SPEAKERS in 2015-2016 at these ever-popular monthly lunches (in order of the presentations):

• HUGH SEGAL, “The Future of Massey College” • PETER RUSSELL, “After the Election: What Happens Next?” • RON DEIBERT, “The Needle in the Haystack: Citizenship in the Age of Big Data” • EVELYN FORGET, “The Town with No Poverty: Canada’s Experience with a Guaranteed Annual Income”

• MARY KAY O’NEIL, “A Psychoanalyst’s Gift: Lillian Malcove as Collector” • KEVIN LYNCH, “The Innovation Imperative” • BETH SAVAN, “Cycling to Sustainability” • MOHAMAD TAVAKOLI-TARGHI, “The Iran Nuclear Deal and the End of Iranian Revolutionary Radicalism”

Historians’ Night focuses on Ontario Military Hospital at Orpington

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HE ANNUAL HISTORIANS’ NIGHT, organized by Senior Fellow Roger Hall, took place this past year on April 18 in the Upper Library. Intended for all those interested in history and connected in some fashion to Massey College, the evening has for more than a decade featured eminent speakers over the years such as Senior Fellows Michael Bliss, Bob Johnson, Margaret MacMillan, Michael Marrus, and Robert Jan van Pelt. This past year’s evening, hosted by Senior Fellow Michiel Horn, a former speaker at the evening, addressed the topic of Ontario and the First World War, focusing specifically on a great wartime project of the Ontario Government that began 100 years ago in 1916: The Ontario Military Hospital at Orpington in Kent. The speaker for the evening was Roger Hall himself, who described the Orpington Hospital as “perhaps the most prominent of official responses…[a]…largely forgotten story [that] reveals a great deal about both the war and Canadian and Imperial society.” As customary, the evening also included a reception in the Common Room and dinner in Hall.

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News of Senior Fellows ROSALIE ABELLA became, last May 23, the first Canadian woman to be granted an honorary degree by Yale University. She was cited at the ceremony as “one of the world’s finest living judges” whose “pioneering judgments have extended the protection of law to all.” h rabella@scc-csc.ca HOWARD ADELMAN was honoured by Toronto’s Vietnamese community, along with other members of Holy Blossom Temple, at an event last November 11. He was among the leaders of Holy Blossom’s initiative to sponsor Vietnamese refugee families. h howarda72@gmail.com THOMAS AXWORTHY has agreed to serve as Public Policy Chair of Massey College. This pro-bono commitment on his part will allow the College to offer more roundtables, symposia, and other engagements on current domestic and international issues in public policy in the broadest interdisciplinary context. h thomasaxworthy@gmail.com

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GEORGE BAIRD has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada “for his contributions to architecture as a scholar, teacher, and practitioner.” h george.baird@daniels.utoronto.ca HOWARD CLARKE has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the newly formed International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies (ICOPLAST). The purpose of ICOPLAST is to educate, communicate, advocate, and advance the specialty of plastic surgery globally. h howard.clarke@utoronto.ca DEEPALI DEWAN was a co-applicant on a successful SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for “The Family Camera Network.” She is Senior Curator, Department of World Cultures, Royal Ontario Museum, and an Associate Professor, Department of Art, University of Toronto. h deepalid@rom.on.ca JOHN ENGLISH has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada “for his contributions as an historian, author, and administrator who has expanded our knowledge and understanding of Canada’s rich political heritage.” h john.english@utoronto.ca

to a mind without scope and without pause, a mind driven by craving, pleasure or fear.

Photography by Richard Bell & Associates Inc.

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Senior Residents Visiting Scholars & Visiting Fellows .../ Mr. Brian Bitar Political Philosophy Dr. Andrew Boozary Health Policy Dr. Cristina Catallo Nursing

The LMF reports The LMF Committee. Back row, left to right: Owen Kane (Thor); Andréanne Dion (The Scarlet Witch); Nick Reynolds (The Hulk); Thilo Schaefer (Nick Fury); Irina Sadovina (Black Widow); Ted Parker (Captain America); Kelsey Jacobson (Agent Phil Coulson). Front row, left to right: Caleb Holden (Ironman); Amy Coté (Agent Peggy Carter). Not pictured: Pascal Thibault.

Each year, our Junior Fellows elect a Lionel Massey Fund Committee, commonly referred to as the LMF. The goal of the committee is to foster a collegial atmosphere with a calendar of social activities.

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by THE LMF COMMITTEE

HE 2015-2016 year was another great one for the Lionel Massey Fund. We (see above) took up the torch from 2014-2015 co-chairs Clara Steinhagen, Caitlin Hines, Graham Carey, and Julia Lewis in March, and finished off the year with a “Day at the Beach” themed Staff Appreciation BBQ which – in spite of the weather refusing to gift us with a beach-worthy day – sent us and the College into the summer on a high note. We welcomed the College community to a successful

Alumni BBQ in August, and rang in the new academic year with a full week of whimsical orientation activities in September. Highlights included a reprise of the annual Quad Olympics (this year, featuring life-sized board games like Hungry Hungry Hippos and Battleship), a hard-fought house scavenger hunt, and a brand new “Committees Fair” to encourage fellows new and returning to get involved with various aspects of Massey life. Hallowe’ek saw the humans survive our annual game of Humans

vs. Zombies, a pumpkin-carving competition judged by Dr. Sarah Parsons, art historian and Visiting York University Fellow, and some truly terrifying Halloween costumes judged by Dr. Alison Matthews Davis and Dr. Alison Syme. Congratulations to costume contest winners Aldea Mulhern (the ghost of a re-elected Stephen Harper), Rosie Martin (the guitar player from Mad Max), Connor Sebastyen (a “formal apology”) and Peter Liu (a Ninja, demonstration included). See The LMF reports – page 33

Professor Michael Coutanche Film Ryerson Fellow Dr. John Dirks Medicine Dr. Evelyn Forget Community Health Sciences and Economics, Kierans Janigan Visiting Scholar Professor Ursula Franklin Engineering Mr. Phil Hall Poetry Ms. April Hickox Arts Mrs. Claudia Hepburn Education and Entrepreneurship Mr. Graeme Hepburn Economics Mr. Brett House Finance and Economics Dr. Margret Hovanec Psychology /...

News of Senior Fellows COLLEEN FLOOD was appointed last September as Director of the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa. h colleenmarionflood@gmail.com MERIC GERTLER has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada “for his research in urban geography, notably for his influential studies of innovation, technology, and development in cities.” h president@utoronto.ca RICK HALPERN has finished his term as Dean at the University of Toronto, Scarborough and is currently on leave. h rick.halpern@utoronto.ca ANN JERVIS received a five-year SSHRC Grant of $72,000 for her project on Paul’s view of time. h a.jervis@wycliffe.utoronto.ca GEORGE KAPELOS was co-curator of an exhibition on the 1958 Toronto City Hall and Square competition and its impact. The exhibition was at Ryerson University’s Paul H. Cocker Gallery. h gkapelos@ryerson.ca

TOM KIERANS was appointed a Board Member of the Literary Review of Canada in July 2015, a Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs this past March, and a Member of the Massey College Corporation this past May. h t.kierans@on.aibn.com PIA KLEBER has been named to the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Germany, that country’s highest civic honour. h pia.kleber@utoronto.ca MARY JO LEDDY was appointed an Honorary Fellow at the University of St. Michael’s College at U of T in October 2015. h m.leddy@utoronto.ca BARBARA LOLLAR was promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada “for her revolutionary contributions to geochemistry, notably in the development of innovative mechanisms for groundwater remediation, and for her discovery of ancient fluids that hold implications for life on other planets.” h bslollar@chem.utoronto.ca MARGARET MacMILLAN was promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada “for her eminent studies of international relations history, and for her leading contributions to public discourse on history and current affairs.” h margaret.macmillan@sant.ox.ac.uk

To be happy, you must be reasonable, or you must be tamed.

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Senior Residents Visiting Scholars & Visiting Fellows .../ Professor Robert Johnson History Professor Paul Knox Journalism Professor Richard Lobdell Economics Dr. Frederick Lowy Psychiatry Professor Michael Marrus History Professor Allison Morehead Art History Professor Leo Panitch Political Science Professor Sarah Parsons Art History, York Fellow

Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar Earth Sciences

Professor Dot Tuer Cultural History and Visual Studies, OCAD Fellow

Dr. Peter Warrian Economics

Dr. Kernaghan Webb Law

Mr. Jonathan Weisstub Law and Public Policy

Prizes on Corporation Fellows’ Gaudy night

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AST YEAR, copies of Judith Skelton Grant’s A Meeting of Minds: The Massey College Story, as well as cash prizes, were presented to Junior Fellows at the Corporation Fellows’ Gaudy night on March 18 (the last High Table for the academic year). Of long standing, the Moira Whalon Prize honours Junior Fellows who – in the opinion of the Master and Officers, Don of Hall, and Junior Fellow members of the House Committee – have contributed most to the College spirit and its values. It is named in honour of Massey’s first Secretary of Corporation (and Robertson Davies’ long-time assistant). In addition to the book prize, each winner of this award receives a cheque for $250. Last year, the prize was awarded jointly to Swathi Swaminathan and Digvijay Mehra. The second long-standing award is the Morris Wayman Prize, given to the Junior Fellows who did the most to explain their work to the community, or fostered interdisciplinary understanding. The prize, named after the late Professor Morris Wayman, was awarded jointly last year to Emily Macrae and Alexandra Harris, each of whom received a book and a cheque for $250. As well that evening, Rachel Mazzara and Philip Sayers, as joint winners of the Vincent Del Buono Prize for outstanding contribution to the Junior Fellowship, each received a copy of the book and $250.

(The late Mr. Del Buono was a former Don of Hall and one of the first Adrienne Clarkson Laureates in Public Service.) The book prize was also handed out to Junior Fellows who had completed their Ph.D. in the past year. The recipients in this category were Mariana Bockarova (Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning), Graham Carey (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Ryan Doherty (Medical Biophysics), Si Yue Guo (Chemistry), James Martens (Computer Science), Gail Prasad (Languages and Literacies Education), Nicolas Quesada (Physics), Lewis Reis (Biomaterials and

Biomedical Engineering), Marty Rotenberg (Medicine), Angela Schwarzkopf (Music), and Aaron Wright (History and Philosophy of Science). As customary at this evening, the College kitchen and serving staff assembled in Ondaatje Hall to be publicly thanked by the Master and the community, and, for good measure, the new Don of Hall, Marc de Leon, had buckets of water ceremoniously poured on him at the edge of the larger Quadrangle pond.

December Gaudy and Literary Prizes

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HE 2015 December Gaudy took place in Ondaatje Hall on December 5. The evening included the customary musical offerings from the College Choir and other musicians and a reading by Donna Segal, and also featured a bake sale organized by the Massey Refugee Support Initiative (MRSI) that raised just over $1500 for the cause, and – of course – the announcement of the winner (and runners-up) of the December Gaudy Literary Prize. The challenge for the prize was, as always, to write something about College life or College people that was either pithy or witty (preferably both) in 100 words or less.

Specifically this year, the challenge was to write something about College life, or College people, using the Massey College motto: Sapere aude. The judge for the contest this time was Senior Fellow Richard Greene. The third prize was awarded to Junior Fellow Maud Rozee and the second prize to Senior Fellow (and Alumnus) Marcin Kedzior. The first prize of two tickets to the College winegrazing evening was awarded to Senior Fellow Robert Johnson for the following submission: See December Gaudy – page 33

News of Senior Fellows DAVID MALONE continues to enjoy exploring Japan and more exotic parts of Asia, and to stirring up ideas within the UN system whenever possible. He still often works with colleagues he first met while a resident at Massey nearly 30 years ago. Details on the new edition of his book The Law and Practice of the United Nations can be found in the Publications section, on page 16. < www.unu.edu > MICHAEL MARRUS delivered the 2016 Bogdanow Lectures at the University of Manchester, as well as other lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the City University of New York. Details on his new book, Lessons of the Holocaust, which was launched at Massey College, can be found in the Publications section, on p. 16. h michael.marrus@utoronto.ca DANIELLE MARTIN was the recipient of the 2015-2016 IHSPR Article of the Year Award and was named Canada’s eighth most powerful doctor by the Medical Post in September 2015. h danielle.martin@wchospital.ca

ROGER MARTIN has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada “for his leadership in business education and for his innovative studies in corporate management.” h martin@rotman.utoronto.ca JAMES ORBINSKI has received the 2016 Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. h jorbinski@balsillieschool.ca CHARLES PACHTER had his work on display in an exhibition entitled “The British Loyalist Legacy and the Creation of Modern Canada.” The exhibition – jointly sponsored by Massey College and the London Charterhouse and held this past August in the Great Hall at the Charterhouse – featured some of Pachter’s paintings that explore and interpret the Loyalist Decade from 1783-1793. The exhibition was Pachter’s first solo exhibition in London. It then moved on to Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University. h pachterc@gmail.com

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December Gaudy and Literary Prizes Continued from page 32

Oh, a wise guy, eh?! Who would dare be wise When Larry, Moe, and Curly Stick their fingers in your eyes For being so, and yet In spite of all the yelling True wisdom can be found In listening, not telling. If wisdom is a journey Across unsolid ground The wise course is to ask questions And not to expound Some combination of Half-truths and speculation. Perhaps the greater wisdom lies In silent meditation. Wisdom can be retrograde Like Sisyphus’s boulder. But sometimes, like beauty, wisdom lies In the eye of the beholder. – Robert Johnson

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In November, we were treated to performances of all sorts at the Coffee House hosted by Benjamin Gillard and Celia Byrne, and joined the Gender Relations and Equity Committee to organize a trip to the movies to see Suffragette. In December, we enshrined in Massey tradition our annual Tree Trimming Party and Master and Fellows High Table, replete with gingerbread decorating contest (we’ve done it twice – that means Robertson Davies invented it, right?). Thank you to Dr. Allison Morehead, Visiting Scholar from Queen’s University, for judging our somewhat edible creations. Photography by Milan Ilnyckyj

Photography by Milan Ilnyckyj

The LMF reports

The Winter Ball The new year saw the College focus its efforts on the Winter Ball (which co-chairs Clara Steinhagen and Frank Leenders, along with their committee, led with aplomb). In February, we sold (and ate) pounds upon pounds of Valentines Candygrams, and in March the Rozee sisters hosted a fantastic Tea Hut for the fellowship. March also saw this year’s Massey Murder game, themed as an academic job search that invited Junior Fellows to apply for the job of “Last Professor Standing” at “Prestige University.” Congratulations to winners – if anyone really wins the job search – Aldea Mulhern and Ted Parker. Congratulations also to House III, winners of the House Cup for the second year running. It was a hard-fought race, and Houses III, IV, and V sat in virtual ties until the final tallies. On March 18, we formally installed Claire Jensen, Ioana Sendriou, Frank Leenders, Morgan Tomalty, and Delila Bikic as the 2016-2017 co-chairs. We feel very lucky to have had the chance to serve this amazing community together this year, and we know we leave the social life of the college in the best possible hands. We can’t wait to see what they come up with for next year, and we wish them the very best of luck! Avengers Assemble!

News of Senior Fellows STEPHEN SCHERER was identified this past January as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by The Intellectual Property (IP) and Science business of Thomson Reuters. Also this past year, he was given the Autism Ontario Gerry Bloomfield Professional Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders. h stephen.scherer@sickkids.ca NEIL SEEMAN became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, RIWI Corp. (CSE: RIW) this past June. RIWI is the global data collection company he founded in 2009 based on his patents and later pandemic surveillance research prepared at Massey College for the Ontario government. RIWI’s data philanthropy focuses on mental health and global public health emergencies such as Zika. h neil@riwi.com < http://riwi.com > ELIZABETH SMYTH was awarded one of two Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Awards. This award recognizes exemplary University faculty who have a sustained record of administrative contributions. She currently serves as Vice-Dean, Programs, at the School of Graduate Studies. h liz.smyth@utoronto.ca

KIM STANTON has been appointed to a new Federal Advisory Council tasked with supporting the development of the Government of Canada’s Federal Strategy Against Gender-based Violence. She is currently Legal Director of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). h stanton@stantonlex.ca ROSEMARY SULLIVAN was awarded the 2015 Hilary Weston Prize for Nonfiction for her novel Stalin’s Daughter, which also won the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize. It was also praised, among other commendations, as Book of the Year by the Daily Mail, One of the Best Books of 2015 by Newsday, and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2015 by The New York Times. h rosesullivan@sympatico.ca WARREN WINKLER has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada “for his contributions to the advancement of Canadian labour law and for making the justice system more effective and accessible as former chief justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal.” h winklerw@rogers.com

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Quadrangle Society Book Club report

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All about opera

by RAMSAY DERRY, Book Club Coordinator

HE 2015-2016 SEASON, our seventeenth, flourished with three coordinators, as Mary Ladky and Charlie Foran took over from Ramsay Derry. It opened with the Master, in his role as Hugh Segal, delivering a masterful analysis of Henry Kissinger’s recent gigantic overview of diplomatic history, World Order. This was followed by Anthony Trollope’s microscopic study of 19th-century English ecclesiastical politics, Framley Parsonage, perfectly matched with Master Emeritus John Fraser. Our December selection was Tom Rand’s Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis, with the author in conversation – or rather, in lively argument – with Alumnus Gregor Robinson. In January, Quadrangler Naomi Duguid presented the Iranian novel My Uncle Napoleon, by Iraj Pezeshkzad, and the discussion was enlivened by Professor Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. We wanted to discuss Alice Munro again as, since our last discussion of her work, she had won the Nobel Prize, and so Charlie Foran presented her most recent collection of stories, Dear Life. We also wanted to consider a residential school memoir and chose Up Ghost River: A Chief’s Journey through the Turbulent Waters of Native History by Edmund Metatawabin with Alexandra Shimo. Our guest presenter for that was the book’s editor, Amanda Lewis, who spoke of it especially as an example of the genre of personal memoir. At the final regular meeting of the year, Senior Fellow Michael Marrus gave a characteristically lively presentation of the Erik Larsen’s Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. For many years we had tried to invite John Irving, one of the major novelists of our era, to be our Gala Dinner speaker, but could never find dates that matched. This year we succeeded, and he gave us a generous, frank, and thoughtful talk in conversation with Charlie Foran. It was a particular pleasure to welcome John and Janet to the Massey community. The book club is an initiative of the Quadrangle Society, but our meetings are occasions for the entire Massey community – Senior Fellows, Junior Fellows, Residents, Quadranglers, Alumni, and staff members – to get together. Mary Ladky (h mladkyhk@hotmail.com) and Charlie Foran are coordinators for the 2016-2017 season. As in the past, our meetings begin at 7:45 p.m. and dinner reservations should be made with the Porter.

Ein Schlangenschweif schlägt sich ihm auf: wen er damit umschlingt und fest umschliesst, dem brechen die Glieder wie Glas! A serpent's tail he twists about him: if he coils it across you and grips you tight, your bones will break like glass.

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HE NOW WELL-ESTABLISHED Massey College Opera Club, under the ongoing guidance of Quadrangler Ian Scott, presented seven successful evenings to our community last year in the Upper Library. This began with, in Ian’s words, a “feisty and insightful exchange” between Robert Harris, of the CBC and The Globe and Mail, and online opera blogger John Gilks, who debated the changing role of the opera critic in the online media environment. This was followed by Senior Fellows Linda and Michael Hutcheon, who spoke about their recent book, Four Songs, which takes a close look at the last operas of Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten. At the end of the first term, there was a presentation by Thom McKercher, the Director of Classics and Jazz for Universal Music, on the profound changes in today’s CD and DVD recording and streaming industries. Ian himself made the first presentation in the winter term, on Wagner’s Siegfried, which was followed, as he characterized them, by “two fascinating and highly contrasted discussions of alternative approaches to production values when staging baroque operas”: Joel Ivany spoke on updating Mozart’s operas and Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Zingg on the evolution of Opera Atelier, the worldrenowned company which they co-founded. The last Opera Club evening featured Wendy Nielsen, Head of Voice Studies at U of T and Head Vocal Consultant to the Canadian Opera Company, and graduate student Kari Abraham of the Faculty of Music. They discussed the challenges of teaching and learning how to sing opera.

News of Quadranglers The Quadrangle Society Newsletter can be accessed online at < goo.gl/w6jiOz >

Corruption’s global summit in Indonesia in October 2015, and a month later addressed the NATO Parliamentary Assembly on responding to international terrorism. h akaash@maharaj.org < www.maharaj.org >

ISABEL BASSETT has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada “for her community engagement and commitment to the advancement of women and public service, notably in educational broadcasting.” She has MARTHA PERRY was appointed President of the Board of Trustees of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools. She is currently Principal of St. Clement’s also been honoured with the Order of Ontario for serving the people of the School in Toronto. h mperry@scs.on.ca province as “a high-school teacher, and then as a journalist, writer, broadcaster, and member of the Ontario Legislature – all of which made her well-suited CETA RAMKHALAWANSINGH has cofounded the Campaign for an Equal for the role of Chair and CEO of TVOntario.” h ibassett@sympatico.ca Senate for Canada, and was elected to the Board of the Harold Innis STUART COXE is Executive Producer of DreamFunded, a new reality format Foundation. h eta_r@yahoo.ca for CTV/ABC TV, as well as of Becoming Canadian, a series on Canadian GILBERT JAMES REID is a writer of the TV series, The Great War Tour and Immigration for CBC Television. h stuartcoxe@gmail.com of episodes of the series Great Tank Battles. < www.gilbertreid.com > MICHAEL LEVINE received a 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performing CLAYTON SCOTT is now a presenter and performer in music-appreciation Arts Program for his involvement with the screen production of King Lear. classes at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. h mlevine@genericproductionsinc.ca < www.genericproductionsinc.ca > h clayton@claytonscottmusic.com < www.claytonscottmusic.com > AKAASH MAHARAJ was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (FRAS) ROSS SKOGGARD has been appointed Executive Producer of Huronia and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (FRCGS). Players, based in Midland, Ontario. h rskoggard@rogers.com He convened and led the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against < www.huroniaplayers.ca >

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Lucia Lin, a student at Harbord Collegiate Institute, being tutored in the Common Room by Junior Fellow Katie Menendez.

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by BOAZ SCHUMAN

HIS NOW WELLESTABLISHED program, which I co-chair with Jason Brennan, pairs Massey Junior Fellows with high-school students from Toronto’s Harbord Collegiate Institute who are considering post-­secondary education, with special preference given to the underprivileged. The JFs involved provide academic tutoring, as well as any needed help on resumés and the like. Our practice is to match JFs with students who need help in disciplines related to theirs. A JF doing his Master’s in Physics, for example, might be paired with a student in need of help with

Mathematics, while a student struggling with her writing might be tutored by someone doing her Ph.D. in English or Philosophy. Tutors meet their assigned students on Saturday and / or Sunday mornings in the Massey College Common Room for two-hour sessions. The program has also recently secured funds for an Ontario University Application Centre bursary for one high school student who completes the program. The Tutoring and Mentorship Program is an excellent way of serving Massey’s stated aim to “nourish learning and serve the public good.” We are heartened by the support it receives from the Massey community.

The Environment Committee

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by NATHAN LEMPHERS and ROSEMARY MARTIN

HE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE began the fall term with a chilly field trip to the University of Toronto’s Koffler Scientific Reserve to hike and learn about biodiversity. We also hosted a number of talks, panels, and workshops, starting off with a presentation on urban cycling policy. February saw collaboration with Massey Talks, co-hosting a panel discussion on Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment. Soon after came an advocacy simulation workshop on acid rain, a discussion on oil pipeline capacity modelling and federal climate policy, and a presentation on green roofs. We ended the school year with another chilly field trip, this time to Toronto’s Evergreen Brickworks. Perhaps the most meaningful effort on the part of the Environment Committee this year was our support of the U of T < 350.org > student group (led by Junior Fellow Milan Ilnyckyj) petition to U of T president Meric Gertler requesting the University to divest its endowment and pension from the fossil fuel industry. We were able to gather many signatures from a range of Massey College Junior and Senior Fellows, Quadranglers, and Alum for a letter supporting the petition. We also hosted a panel discussion on the findings of the President’s Advisory Committee on Fossil Fuel Divestment and garnered JCR support for a letter urging President Gertler to accept his committee’s recommendations. Although the President’s response was less forthright than we had hoped, the Massey Environment Committee looks forward to continued involvement in the discussion of environmentally responsible and ethical investment by both the University and Massey College. Next year, we eagerly anticipate fruitful collaborations with other committees, even more panels and discussions, and field trips in warmer weather! The Massey Environment Committee would like to extend its thanks to the following speakers who contributed their valuable time and insight, and without whom we would not have been able to host so many events this year: Senior Fellows Jack Costello, Stephen Sharper, and John Godfrey; Alumn Chris Maddison; Quadranglers Deanna Horton and Adèle Hurley; Eli Angen (Pembina Institute); Jeremy Runnalls (Corporate Knights Magazine), Jen Hill (Ph.D. candidate, U of T), Dr. Matt Hoffman (Political Science, U of T), and Dr. Peter Burns (Medical Biophysics, U of T). Photography by Milan Ilnyckyj

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HE MASSEY ENTREPRENEURS is a group of Junior Fellows and Alumni dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurship within the Massey community. During the academic year, the group holds an informal monthly meeting with a guest speaker, followed by a question-and-answer session. Topics covered by speakers this past year included the power of data to inform a business’s internal processes, the characteristics venture capitalists look for in an investment, the fostering of entrepreneurship among students, and the origins of a technology-based legal services start-up. The highlight of the meetings was the spirited discussion following the speaker’s remarks, during which attendees often raised particular issues of interest arising from their own start-ups. The level of entrepreneurial experience among members ranged from the idea stage to seats on several boards, which led to a variety of perspectives on every topic. The group fulfilled its goal of bringing together Massey’s aspiring and accomplished entrepreneurs together once a month, and the we hope that the founder of the next billion-dollar company will donate a plaque to commemorate the contribution of the Massey Entrepreneurs to his or her successful enterprise!

At the Koffler Scientific Reserve last Fall, left to right: Elizabeth Neswald (former Visiting Scholar); Rosemary Marchant, Amit Deshwar, Chris Maddison, and Patrick Steadman (Alumni); Marie-Camille Lalande; Nathan Lemphers, Rosemary Martin, and Christopher Campbell-Duruflé (Junior Fellows); and Carolina Delgado.

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Kitchen Cre�tions

Roasted rack of lamb

with tamarind and pistachio crust 2 servings

Here's what you’ll need... 2 lb lamb racks 20 gr tamarind paste 1 tbsp honey

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20 gr unsalted pistachio nuts, shelled and crushed

Here’s what you’ll do...

1. Clean the two lamb racks. 2. Sear them on a flat top grill. Set them aside.

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Add water to the tamarind paste. Cook until soft. Pass the paste through a sieve to remove seeds and skins. Add honey to the paste and apply to the seared lamb racks. Sprinkle the crushed pistachios on the lamb racks.

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WO MORE-OR-LESS SERIOUS deliberations occurred at the annual Massey Moot and Massey Debate, each followed by a gathering and scotch tasting in the Master’s Lodging. The first deliberation, the Massey Moot on October 14 in the Upper Library, focused on the problem of implementing a controversial mandatory cooking and cleaning curriculum designed to prepare Resident Junior Fellows for their eventual departure from the safe, nurturing halls of the College. Addressing the problem were Junior Fellows Jim Robson, Emilie Lahaie, Anthony Mouchantaf, and Tajja Isen. The bench was made up of the Honourable George Strathy, current Chief Justice of Ontario, the Honourable Stephen Goudge, formerly of the Ontario Court of Appeal, and Ms. Trisha Jackson, a senior partner at Torys LLP. The Massey Debate was held on March 21 and also took place in the Upper Library.

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Senior Fellow Bob Rae moderates the Massey Debate between (left to right) Ariel Sim and Digvijay Mehra (against) and Jason Brennan and Judith Brunton (for). It focused on the following: “Be it resolved that morale and intellectual life at Massey College will improve if marijuana is legally available from the College Bar.” The debaters this year (all Junior Fellows) were Jason Brennan and Judith Brunton (for), and Ariel Sim and Digvijay Mehra (against).

The moderator of the debate was Senior Fellow Bob Rae. The Massey Moot was organized by Junior Fellows Sally Wong and Sandy Lockhart, who also organized the Massey Debate along with Junior Fellow Nick Reynolds.

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N THE SECOND YEAR of Master Segal’s tenure, the Alumni have continued to participate enthusiastically in Massey life. The Alumni Dine-in-Hall Evenings, which take place once per term, have continued to draw many Alumni back to Massey for food, drinks, and conversation. As well, the 2016 version of the annual Massey College Alumni Association / William Southam Journalism Fellowships Program / Quadrangle Society Gala Dinner (MCAAWSJFPQSGD for short!) was well attended and involved an informative keynote speech from Anne Collins, “Book Publishing: The Importance of Thinking Slow in a World That’s Moving Fast” (see page 18). Alumni contributed both talents and bids to January’s Talent Auction, which this year benefited the Junior Fellow initiative to sponsor a family of Syrian refugees. Alumni are encouraged to participate next year as well. If you are looking for an excuse to visit Massey on a regular basis and you quite like music, please consider joining the Massey choir, which contains numerous Alumni members. The choir meets on Monday evenings and performs at key events throughout the year. Membership is a great way of keeping in touch with the College. As usual, I am writing this article in May, months before the annual summer LMF/Alumni barbecue. I predict that it

1) went smoothly, 2) was interrupted by no more than two raccoons and possibly a family of ducks, and 3) left everyone satisfied, if a little damp (I also predict that it rained). I would remind Alumni that there are many ways to keep in touch with the College (see below), including the low-traffic Alumni listserv; the Alumni database (if the College Kari Maaren doesn’t have your current contact information, please send it to Alexandra Sorin at masseycollegealumni@gmail.com); the Massey College Facebook group; and the Massey College Twitter feed (@MasseyAlumni). The Alumni website is, alas, now out of date. If any recent Alumni are interested in doing anything both web- and Alumni-related, please get in touch with us. The 2015-2016 Toronto Alumni members included Rosemary Marchant, Smadar Peretz, Heather Sheridan, Alexandra Sorin, and Katherine Verhagen. The president continues to be yours truly.

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reunions around the world and in Toronto. The low-key Dine-in-Hall Dinners were very well attended and we were happy to see Alumni at every High Table. In January, by pure coincidence, Master Hugh Segal, Master Emeritus John Fraser, and Elizabeth MacCallum all made their way out West to Victoria and Vancouver, BC, where they were able to catch up with Alumni over brunch and dinner. We are thrilled to have so many Alumni participating and attending events at the College. They can be found singing in the choir, attending regular dinners, going to the Massey Lectures, Grand Rounds, Book Club sessions, Massey Entrepreneur Evenings, BBQs, auctions, and so much more. This year the Alumni Association joined the Quadrangle Association’s partnering program. Our main goal was to enhance the mentorship connection between Alumni and Junior Fellows by matching Junior Fellows with Alumni in the same field or with similar interests. We were overwhelmed with the number of Alumni who signed up to become mentors, a guiding force, or even a supportive friend with similar experiences. In 2016-2017 we have plans to organize more low-key events to encourage people within similar fields to chat, catch up, and answer questions Junior Fellows may have.

MARRIAGES Susan Pfeiffer (Senior Fellow) and Eaton Lattman May 2015 Vinay Chaudhri (’91) and Ruchi Trehan January 17, 2016 Colleen Flood (’93 and Senior Fellow) and Matthew Brougham January 17, 2016 Franklin Griffiths (Senior Fellow) and Marcia McClung (Quadrangler) June 22, 2016 Ankita Jauhari (’07) and Christopher MacDonald (’08) July 10, 2016

BIRTHS Beatrice November 12, 2015 to Victoria Arrandale (’07) and Taylor Martin (’09) Wolf Thorndale November 29, 2015 to Jessica Duffin Wolfe (‘10) and Daniel Goldbloom (’09) Adaline Louisa March 10, 2016 to Alisa Henry (Almas) (‘04) Kai Crawford April 27, 2016 to Naoko Shida Hawkins (‘07) and Gordon Hawkins (‘08) Finn Myles August 4, 2016 to Claire Battershill (’09) and Cillian O’Hogan (’06)

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KARI MAAREN: h kmaaren@gmail.com ALEXANDRA SORIN: h alexandrasorin@gmail.com MASSEY ALUMNI LISTSERV: Subscribe via h listserv@listserv.utoronto.ca FACEBOOK: < www.facebook.com/MasseyCollege > TWITTER: < twitter.com/MasseyCollege > and twitter.com/MasseyAlumni > (Twitter feed @MasseyAlumni) LINKEDIN: < www.linkedin.com/groups/Massey-College-3952912 >

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IN MEMORIAM We regret to announce the passing of the following members of our community. Robert Alden on May 23, 2016 Junior Fellow, 1963-1965 Austin Clarke on June 26, 2015 Founding Quadrangler Stephen Clarkson on February 28, 2016 Senior Fellow Ursula Franklin on July 22, 2016 Senior Fellow Edward Safarian on January 30, 2016 Senior Fellow Allan Somersall on December 18, 2015 Junior Fellow, 1970-1972

IN MEMORIAM

STEPHEN CLARKSON (1937-2016) by Louis Pauly, Senior Fellow We mourn the passing of Senior Fellow Stephen Clarkson. There is no doubt that the College was close to his heart during the last chapter of his long career at the University of Toronto. Elected to the Massey fellowship in 2005, he served in 2009 as Academic Advisor to the Canadian Journalism Fellowship Program, which subsequently was renamed The William Southam Journalism Fellowship Program or, as it had been fondly known for decades, the Southams. /...

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Playing the terrae filius by ROBERT DINSMORE

and direct a critical eye and satirical verse at his betters. S ONE OF THE I prepared my notes and FORTUNATE group of met with Mr. Davies again, and Junior Fellows in that first with Vincent Massey, the College year of Massey College, 1963Visitor and head of the Massey 1964, I was there during the Foundation, to give them a preview formative stages of a social of my intentions. After some minor community. Several incidents suggestions regarding the “humour in that time contributed to the of insult,” I went ahead with “communal spirit” of the College. rhymed couplets, and readied Even before we moved in, myself for the night. It was all as we watched what little we could see of the building under very hush-hush, of course. construction, we became aware Mr. Davies rightly expected of the chief architectural feature the interruption to undercut that was the cause of some the usual stuffiness of such speculation in the media. occasions. I couldn’t even confide The almost featureless outer walls in my closest friends. emphasized the inward-looking On the night itself, Mr. Massey nature of the scholarly activities first presented the Master with within. Every suite looked out on a Loving Cup, to be known as the Quadrangle – the pool, the the Founders’ Cup, symbol of tower with the St. Catherine bell, community life, and a Visitors’ Book, the lighted windows of the symbol of hospitality. As Mr. Davies Common Room. Robert Dinsmore responded in conventional terms, Once the physical structure was I loudly interrupted from the back open for business, with the Master, Robertson Davies, of the Hall, demanding to be heard. I was invited to the and his family in residence, more of the social structure lectern, and began my tirade. (Not much of one, began to develop. Meals in Hall and Common Room of course.) conversations were principal methods for establishing My main point concerned the scrutiny we had all connections that lasted long after. experienced in those early days, as if Massey College The event I remember best was the official opening and everything associated with it were on a microscope of Massey College, on October 4, 1963. I had been slide, being examined, tested, and evaluated by just called in by Mr. Davies early in September, and asked about anyone in the University community who felt to play the role of terrae filius, an academic clown qualified to pass judgement. or “allowed fool,” who, as a representative of the Junior Fellows, was to interrupt the opening ceremony, See From the 1960s – page 40

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DALE TAYLOR initiated a multi-year Toronto Ravine Revitalization Study being undertaken by U of T Faculty of Forestry to replicate a U of T 1977 base-line study. More at < goo.gl/bx1BDx > h daletaylor@rogers.com

JOHN COURT has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto. h john.court@utoronto.ca h john.court@camh.ca

1965 DAVID FORTE has been appointed Garwood Visiting Professor at Princeton University. h d.forte@csuohio.edu

1974 TOM COOPER has just finished his sabbatical year at Stanford, Berkeley, the University of Hawaii, and the East-West Center, completing the companion study of the Pacific to his Atlantic region study. He is now working on publishing the sabbatical results, as well as on a musical and a book. He remains a professor in Boston and welcomes communication from old friends, who are warmly welcomed to visit him. h twcooper@comcast.net

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A College cat and other adventures Not long after, I got the go-ahead and was given a room on the main HEN I HEARD that floor, House II, Room II, so that my Massey College was cat could easily go in and out of admitting women for the window into the Quadrangle. the first time, I was intrigued. Moira Whelan helped to allay It was 1974 and I lived at any remaining anxiety and I soon St. Hilda’s College, next door discovered that Davies was to Massey, where I held a Trinity accepting of idiosyncrasies, and College Fellowship and was may have even profiled my cat enrolled in graduate studies in one of his ghost stories. in Sociology. Looking back, I remember News circulated that the my time at Massey with much Master, Robertson Davies, had fondness. At the time, since I had objected to admitting women. been at St. Hilda’s, I was already Davies, a famous author, was used to Oxford-imported traditions an imposing figure with his long such as High Table, Latin prayers, white beard, cane, and cloak, and the wearing of academic and was often seen walking gowns to dinner. Academic gowns in this area of the university. were an extremely useful item The objection attributed to him of attire as they could hide any was that he had wished to respect degree of carelessness in dress. the Founders’ intentions and that Making a quick dash to the dining he questioned whether women room after the bell had sounded could even be serious scholars. and before the prayer started I turned this objection over in Hildegard Martens happened often enough, my mind and feared that Davies especially when one was engrossed in writing. might indeed question my seriousness if he knew that As I finished my Ph.D. dissertation while at Massey, I expected to bring my large Persian cat if I were to be I churned out many drafts on my typewriter, this being accepted into the College. For that reason, I decided a time before personal computers. And there were I would apply to be a non-resident only that first year, moments when I needed to get away from all of this and was delighted when my application was accepted. concerted effort, so that playing croquet in the Quad I applied to be a resident in 1975, but again the after dinner with other Fellows such as Brian McGing, problem loomed as to what to do with my cat, so Georges Monette, John Hepburn, and Lillian Chanady I explained my dilemma to the Bursar, Colin Friesen. provided a wonderful respite from the lonely task He seemed skeptical until I revealed to him my passion of writing. for my research – the relationship of economics and by HILDEGARD MARTENS

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From the 1970s

religious ideology among Russian Mennonites in Canada.

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BARRY MONSON retired at the end of 2015 as a Professor of Mathematics at the University of New Brunswick. h monson@unb.ca

MASSIMO MACCHERINI (Siena Fellow) has been appointed Director of the Transplant and VAD program of Tuscany region. h massimomaccherini@icloud.com

1979 JACQUELINE MURRAY has been appointed the 2016-2017 Donald Bullough Fellow in Mediaeval History at St. Andrews University, Scotland. h jacqueline.murray@uoguelph.ca

1983 YEW-MIN TZENG was appointed President of National Taitung University this past February. h president@nttu.edu.tw; < wpresident.nttu.edu.tw/bin/home.php >

NICHOLAS HALMI was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship for 2015-2017. h nicholas.halmi@ell.ox.ac.uk < users.ox.ac.uk/~engf0119 >

1991 VINAY CHAUDHRI is now an Independent Consultant at Stanford University. He is Program Director at the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center of SRI International, Menlo Park, California. h Vinay_chaudhri@yahoo.com

IN MEMORIAM .../ Stephen regularly attended College events, and he especially enjoyed meeting new people in Ondaatje Hall. Some five decades before he joined the Massey community, a few years after graduating at the top of his class at Upper Canada College, Stephen earned his bachelor’s degree across the street at Trinity College. A Rhodes Scholarship then took him to Oxford, and after that he proceeded to the Sorbonne for doctoral studies. Modern History and languages had led him to Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and then to the analysis of Marxist-Leninist thought as applied to the problem of economic development. Stephen came back to Canada and to U of T in 1964, when he joined the Department of Political Economy. In a sense, he was the last member of that department, for after it split in 1982 into Economics, Commerce, and Political Science, he refused to reconcile himself to that fact and continued to use the old department’s stationery. That suggests the adjectives describing his personality and distinguished scholarly career. “Stubborn” surely comes to mind. “Passionate” as well, especially concerning his family, his students, and his country. His colleagues and friends would add “gentlemanly,” “courageous, “and “faithful.” No doubt, his students and many Massey Junior Fellows would include “inspiring,” “rigorous,” and “generous.” Stephen was, in fact, a devoted mentor and teacher to generations of colleagues and students. He was also a distinguished Canadian nationalist, one who long ago took his political energies directly into the electoral arena as an aspirant for public office.

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IN MEMORIAM .../ Alas, his real vocation remained scholarly, and for that he was much-respected and wellrecognized. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of a Killam Senior Research Fellowship, a Canada-US Fulbright Scholarship, the John Dafoe Prize for Distinguished Writing, a Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction (with Christina McCall), the John Porter Award from the Canadian Anthropology and Sociology Association, the Konrad Adenauer Research Award, and many grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. During the past 15 years, he held coveted visiting positions at the Free University in Berlin, the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, the Law Commission of Canada, the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, and the European University Institute. Despite the accolades, Stephen’s public presentations and published work retained the radical, iconoclastic edge of his youth. He believed that social democracy was possible, and like his hero, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, he believed that Canada could and should be more independent, more successful, and more egalitarian. He never gave up.

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Here’s a brief sample of what I declaimed:

As this was the mid-seventies, the social issues of the day were the Vietnam War, student representation in university governance, and the women’s liberation movement. Yet, conversations at Massey were more likely to be about the classics or philosophy, so that as a sociologist I often found myself on the fringe. Still, I would argue vociferously for women’s rights and, while some students came at this topic from a more conservative perspective than I did, the respectful, open atmosphere at Massey allowed a diversity of opinions to be expressed. I went on to stay at the College until I received my Ph.D. in 1977, the first woman at Massey to do so. And 30 years later, in 2007, my son, James Martens, was accepted as a Junior Fellow. Now I could attend Alumni functions knowing that he was also enjoying the stimulating life I had enjoyed so many years earlier!

Curios you’ve made us; post-graduate specimen slides. Experiments in living where nothing hides Within these walls from ever-watchful eyes That want to know the who’s, where’s, what’s, and why’s Of all our lives. The demonstrators? No one ephemeral: A former newsman, a former Governor-General. Shakespeare wrote, “There is no slander in an allowed fool, though he do nothing but rail.” In my doggerel verses, there was minimal slander and precious little railing. Mr. Massey responded in kind, and I was invited to join the dignitaries at High Table, where we shared wine from the Founders’ Cup. Then everyone retired to the Common Room for refreshments and good cheer. After that first year, having “taken the measure of my powers,” I stepped back (see the “Peter Principle”) and became what I had intended originally, a highschool teacher. But I’ve never forgotten how important the development of that first Massey community, and my small part in that development, had been for me. When Bob Dinsmore left Massey College in 1964, he became a high-school teacher in Scarborough of English, Introductory Latin (very briefly), Film Arts, and Desk-Top Publishing/Yearbook. After 32+ years in the trenches, and a brief stint as Department Head, he took early retirement in 1997 for health reasons. With a fellow teacher, he co-founded and operated a very small publishing business, writing and editing instructional materials and aids for high-school English teachers, making use of his long teaching experience. New and readily available computer sources for similar materials soon left him and his partner behind, however. Since closing the business in 2005, Bob has been enjoying a non-productive retirement. h rswandins@rogers.com

News of Alumni

1993 Award for Harper Biography JOHN IBBITSON (Journalism Fellow) has been awarded the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The Ottawa-based Globe and Mail journalist won the $25,000 prize for Stephen Harper, a biography of the former Prime Minister. He received the award at the annual Politics and the Pen Gala held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa last April 20. h jibbitson@globeandmail.com

1995 VINCENT GAUDET was appointed Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo this past July. h vcgaudet@uwaterloo.ca

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Hildegard Martens was a non-resident Junior Fellow in 1974-1975 and a resident from 1975 to 1978. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto in 1977. For the next two years she held a post-doctoral Fellowship and a grant from the Secretary of State to do research on German immigrants to Toronto, publishing her findings. In 1980, she was hired as a Research Economist with the Ministry of Labour and stayed with the Government of Ontario for the next 25 years, working in several ministries and retiring from the civil service as a Senior Economist with the Ministry of Finance in 2005. Her son, James Martens, was a Junior Fellow at Massey from 2007 to 2010. She is currently involved in writing projects. h hildegard.martens@rogers.com

EDWARD (TED) WILSON (Senior Resident) has been appointed Education Manager of the Royal Forestry Society. h ted.wilson@rfs.org.uk

1997 WALEED QIRBI became Director of Canspect Corporation this past June. h waleed@voicepc.ca

1999 GIB van ERT was appointed Executive Legal Officer to Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and Massey College Visitor. h gib@gibvanert.com < gibvanert.com > SADIA ZAMAN has been appointed Managing Director of the Royal Ontario Museum. h sambim@bell.net

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Knock! Knock! “Turn down that music!”

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by JONATHAN ROSE

OR A YOUNG ENGINEER a ridiculous sport if there ever was one. entering the second year of A more serious basketball team had a Master’s program, Massey limited success in the U of T intramural College was a stunning experience. league. I met brilliant, thoughtful, and funny Dinner and lunch were always Ph.D. students studying English and times to laugh and learn from the great medieval history, as well as energetic breadth of insights and understanding and eloquent lawyers, medical students, from other fellows, including some very Senior Fellows, and others, all of whom entertaining and interesting Senior illuminated different parts of human Fellows. My ability to speak French was thought and experience. To this day somewhat improved at the French I use a simple but powerful notion an table, in part due to the very gracious English Ph.D. happened to mention in tolerance of the francophone JFs. passing: that you can’t effectively talk At the end of the day, the about a topic without first naming it. wonderful mixture of Massey created My time at Massey was at the a “mixed marriage” when I was able to beginning of the transition from the first woo (and keep) a delightful Master of Master (Davies) to the second (Hume). English as my wife. I had an affinity to Hume as he had A Junior Fellow from 1981-1984, taught me first-year computer Jonathan Rose is now a Professor in programming, a subject I now teach. the Department of Electrical and On the other hand, Davies was Computer Engineering at the University legendary (in many ways) among the of Toronto. He research field for over more senior Junior Fellows. So when 27 years was in the area of FieldDavies rattled my door (it wasn’t a Jonathan Rose Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs, knock) to ask me to turn my music focusing on their architecture and related CAD algorithms.). down (which was flowing around the corner from my He has recently changed his focus (somewhat radically!) to House III room into his newly occupied House IV suite), supporting the Automation of Medicine. He served as Chair I was struck speechless. Perhaps this was because I was of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering only half-dressed – and certainly not wearing a gown! from 2004 to 2009, and currently serves as Director of the My fondest memories are of the friends and the fun. Engineering Business Minor and Chair of the Advisory There was the time I subverted my friend Murray Mazer’s Board of the Engineering Entrepreneurship Hatchery. box lunch order by augmenting what he wrote in the order Jonathan is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, the Canadian book with extra strange ingredients. The rule was we had to Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Canada, eat half of whatever sandwich was thus created. As a result, and is a Foreign Member of the American National we became early proponents of peanut butter and chicken Academy of Engineering. He is a Senior Fellow of Massey sandwiches. On the LMF we pioneered some of the College and a member of the College Corporation. earliest sporting teams: the most enjoyable was broomball,

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RITA SHELTON DEVERELL (Senior Resident) was a Screenwriting Mentor at the Canadian Senior Artists Research Network from November to May this past year. h ritadeverell@ca.inter.net

Personal testimony in Geneva

ROBIN RIX was appointed Director, Research and Strategy in the office of the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario. h robin.rix@gmail.com

2002 HALIA KOO was appointed an Assistant Professor of French at Memorial University of Newfoundland. h hkoo@mun.ca

AARON BERHANE (Journalism Fellow) went to Geneva in June to present personal testimony and deliver a speech on the issue of Eritrean jailed journalists to the Commission of Inquiry of Human Rights in Eritrea. h aaron@meftih.ca SYLVIE LAMOUREUX has been appointed a Fellow of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. h sylvie.lamoureux@gmail.com JOHN MAYBERRY (York Fellow) was appointed Master of Winters College, York University. h mayberry@yorku.ca

To be happy, you must be wise. – George Santayana

URSULA FRANKLIN (1921-2016) by Michael Valpy, Senior Fellow Ursula Martius Franklin, renowned scientist, political and social activist, an icon of Canadian feminism and pacifism, and a profound, wise mentor to generations of young scholars, lived a life shaped by what she labelled her “moral mortgage.” Having survived a Nazi labour camp and the Holocaust murder of her Jewish mother’s family, she believed she had a responsibility to live her life in a way that mattered to the world and justified her survival over the survival of others. Ursula committed herself to social justice and to deeply engaged citizenship. Throughout her long life, she promoted the peaceful uses of science and an understanding of the social cohesion of technology. In the war’s aftermath, she completed her doctorate in experimental physics at the Technical University of Berlin. She won a post-doctoral scholarship to study in Canada, where she met her husband- to-be, Fred Franklin, also a German immigrant. They joined the pacifist Society of Friends (the Quakers) and married in 1952. Once on academic staff at the University of Toronto, she refused to do teaching or research that could ultimately benefit the military. Instead, she did pioneering work in the new science of archaeometry, /...

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Life at Massey College

IN MEMORIAM

A place with so much to value by JANE FREEMAN

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Her research into the presence of the radioactive isotope strontium-90 in children’s baby teeth was famously credited in the 1960s with helping to persuade the American government to cease atmospheric nuclear testing. Her expertise in metallurgy and crystallography and her knowledge of how materials have been used throughout history provided the backdrop for her seminal work on technology – exploring how tools used in certain ways shaped human organization, culture, and mindsets. She distinguished between the holistic technology of creative artisans and the prescriptive technologies of large corporations and bureaucracies. Ursula likened her approach to activism to what she called the earthworm theory of civic engagement: “From earthworms we learn that before anything grows there has to be prepared soil…. Unless there is that prepared soil, no new thoughts and no new ways of dealing with problems will ever arise.” In 1997, when the University of Toronto awarded former US president George H.W. Bush an honorary degree, Ursula led a walkout from Convocation Hall, waving her cap to a thousand cheering protesters. At Massey College, where she had an office for most of her last 25 years, she found her true academic home. As Master Hugh Segal characterized her, Ursula “was very much at the spiritual and intellectual centre” of the College and her interaction with Junior Fellows “inspired and magical.” /...

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thinking, “That’s the very sort of DECIDED TO APPLY to community I’ve been looking for.” become a Junior Fellow of I asked one of the Masseyites Massey College at approximately involved in the show about the 7:50 p.m., on a Wednesday College and was immediately evening in April 1994. I remember invited to lunch, where I found the moment clearly. I was a Ph.D. the Dining Hall full of the same student embarking on writing my communal comfort I’d witnessed thesis at the time, and I was finding in the theatre. I applied that year doctoral work to be a rather solitary to join the fun. business. I was also stage managing The play’s title, The Art of a play called The Art of Success at Success, reminds me of one of the Robert Gill Theatre, directed many events I’ve enjoyed at Massey by Craig Walker, a Masseyite over the years. Several years ago, (a descriptor that meant nothing to I attended a panel discussion in the me yet). During rehearsals, I heard Common Room on the topic, “How frequent references to Massey do you define success?”. The panel College because, in addition to the was comprised of the sorts of production’s director, our sound conspicuously successful people technician and a few of the actors one often meets at Massey were also either Junior Fellows or (a Nobel Laureate, a mover and Journalism Fellows. shaker from NSERC, and John In the first week of our run, we Fraser, our beloved Master had what cast members referred to Emeritus). The woman from NSERC as “Massey Night,” an evening on was introduced with a list of which the Massey community had Jane Freeman impressive accomplishments, booked a large block of tickets to but she began by saying she regarded her 27-year-long the show. I vividly remember being up in the production marriage as her greatest success. Her marriage hadn’t booth at the back of the theatre looking out over the been included in her CV, of course, and the answer caught audience as they waited for the opening curtain. Most our attention. I remember clearly what she said next. audience members sat quietly, reading their program, or “I believe that in order to experience success you must live chatting to the person beside them. In the middle of the according to what you value. If you don’t do so, you won’t house, however, there was a busy beehive of happiness: experience a feeling of success, no matter how many a group of 30-40 people who all knew each other, who accomplishments are listed on your CV.” were turning in their seats to talk to those in the rows According to that definition, the “art of my grad-school behind them, engaged, listening, and laughing, until the success” owes a great deal to Massey. house lights dimmed and they suddenly became silent and focused. As I looked out over the group, I remember See from the 1990s – page 44 Photography by Anthony Luengo

the examination, analysis, and dating of ancient materials revealing how people in the past used tools and occupied landscapes.

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News of Alumni

2004

2007

TEDDY KATZ (Journalism Fellow) was appointed VicePresident, Media Relations, for SHAD, a charitable organization which helps Canada’s best and brightest high-school students reach their full potential. He also served as Director of Communications and Chief Spokesperson of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. h teddyfabiana@gmail.com

LIANE FAULDER (Journalism Fellow) won an emerging playwright award from the Alberta Playwrights Network for her play The Long Walk Home, which is based on her book of the same name. She wrote the first draft of the play while at Massey and taking a course at U of T. h liane.rae@gmail.com

ATHAR MALIK was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Intellectual Property Review. h athar.malik@gmail.com

2005 ROXANA SULTAN was appointed Vice-President, Strategy and Clinical Operations, for the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, a children’s mental health treatment, research, and teaching institution. h r.sultan888@gmail.com

Sapere Aude • Dare to be wise

ERIC FOSS (Journalism Fellow) is now a self-employed digital journalist. h foss.eric@gmail.com < fosseric7.wix.com/photo-studio-r > JAMES MARTENS received his Ph.D. in Machine Learning from the University of Toronto in the Fall of 2015 and has just begun working at Google DeepMind in London, United Kingdom. h james.martens@gmail.com


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A space both formal and as comfortable as a family living room I was amazed that the space felt simultaneously formal but as comfortable HE BEST PARTS of my time as a family living room. I walked halfway as a Junior Fellow were the up the stairwell to read the inscription of friendships formed with other the Founders’ intention for the College. Fellows and with College staff, I was captivated by all of the words, but constant exposure to diverse ideas, the last half of the last sentence, “…the and the robust calendar of academic College will nourish learning and serve and social opportunities that often the public good,” resonated particularly pushed me out of my comfort zone. strongly with me. Massey seemed to As an urban planner by education and inhabit a wonderful physical space that a civic-minded urban-development would support my graduate work and professional, I tend to look at the professional interests while broadening world in terms of how places are built my intellectual and personal horizons. and the relationship between form, September 2000 marked the beginning function, and an organization’s culture. of a two-year fellowship that remains one Therefore, it is no surprise that my of my best experiences. most vivid impression of Massey is As I had surmised a few months the brilliance of the building’s design earlier, the JCR was well suited to host and the way it continues to foster a range of events that brought us an incomparable amount of learning, together: pre- and post-meal socializing, humour, and memories. line-dancing lessons, pumpkin-carving My first encounter with the contests, intense “bluff” matches, pre-High College occurred in the spring of Table and pre-low table festivities, 2000. I was in the final term of welcoming heads of states, watching the Jonathan Gouveia my undergraduate degree at the events of 9/11 unfold, observing people university and was returning in the fall traversing the Quadrangle, sniffing snuff, imbibing sherry, to start the graduate urban-planning program. A professor cheering on Team Canada as both the men’s and women’s mentioned during one of my final classes that Massey was hockey teams beat the United States at the 2002 Olympics, a fantastic graduate college. I set out that same afternoon and much, much more. The longer I was at Massey, the more to explore the place. I realized the many ways in which the uniquely designed Massey’s impressive design began to reveal itself as building fostered a strong culture that perfectly aligned with I walked through the gate: the peaceful Quadrangle, the imposing clock tower, the unexpected fish pond and fountain, the College’s mission. The house system, which created small groupings of Junior Fellows, Senior Fellows, Journalism Fellows, and the dramatic views of the Junior Common Room and and others from a diverse mix of backgrounds, stimulated Ondaatje Hall. The JCR had a mix of Junior Fellows studying hours of discussions and formed lasting friendships. and socializing in a space that seemed unusually beautiful

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From the 2000s

and yet functional for a contemporary university building.

See From the 2000s – page 44

News of Alumni TIMOTHY SAYLE has been appointed an Assistant Professor in Modern Global Security in the Department of History at U of T. h tim.sayle@utoronto.ca

2009 AKWASI OWUSU-BEMPAH has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at U of T. h a.o.bempah@utoronto.ca TINA PARK participated last September in a debate on “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) in the Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York. An interview with Tina about her participation, its bearing on the current Syrian refugee crisis, and how she felt about speaking at the United Nations can be found at U of T News, < goo.gl/r3Wtls >.

Tina is a co-founder of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and currently its Executive Director. h executive.director@ccr2p.org < http://ccr2p.org > Travelling through outer space with pen and mind IVAN SEMENIUK (Journalism Fellow) was awarded the 2016 Fleming Medal and Citation from the Royal Canadian Institute for Science for his “outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science.” In his praise of Semeniuk, David Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail, described his colleague as “a world-class science correspondent who travels the world and outer space with his pen and his mind.” h isemeniuk@globeandmail.com

Happiness is impossible, and even inconceivable,

IN MEMORIAM .../ It’s little exaggeration to say that there were lineups of students, especially young women, to visit her office in the northwest corner of the College Quad. Dr. Kim Stanton, now Legal Director of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), was a doctoral student when she first met Ursula. “She was very encouraging when I wasn’t feeling confident about my thinking. She was just enormously supportive and gave me confidence to persevere with my work.” Ursula had a sharp, sardonic wit and a huge heart. She also loved beauty in all its forms. In the words of Senior Fellow James Orbinski: “She loved the beauty of a good, well-structured argument. She loved the beauty of crystals and the laws of thermo-dynamics. She loved the beauty of nature and its intricateness.” She also loved good art, poetry, and classical music, and she and her husband, Fred, would often debate what piece of music they would listen to in the evening. June Callwood once asked her how she acquired such “an exquisitely developed conscience.” Ursula replied: “You tune it like an instrument. You know, when people start singing they develop an ear. They develop their voice. They begin to hear dissonances that they didn’t hear before. You become attuned to having to make responsible and moral decisions. … [In Quakerism] you don’t have a creed, you don’t sign something; the only proof of your faith or lack of faith is how you conduct your life. Consequently it’s like singing. At every point you say, ‘Am I in tune?’”. A longer version of this obituary, titled “Scientist had a passion for peace,” originally appeared in The Globe and Mail on July 27, 2016 and can be accessed at < goo.gl/C705iK >.

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EDWARD SAFARIAN (1924-2016) by Wendy Dobson, Senior Fellow Canada lost an enlightened and valuable source of economic thought with the passing in January of Edward Safarian in his 92nd year. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Professor Safarian completed a Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley, returning to Canada and working at the forerunner of Statistics Canada from 1950 to 1955. He then joined the University of Saskatchewan, before moving in 1966 to the University of Toronto, where he was Dean of the School of Graduate Studies from 1971 to 1976.

From the 1990s

I value the academic home I’ve found here – the mind jazz of dinner conversations through which people from diverse disciplines help each other to see issues from unexplored angles. I also value the mentorship I’ve received and the feeling of community I have when I’m here – the warmth with which strangers introduce themselves simply because as Fellows we welcome fellowship. I value the music, the literary events, the Robbie Burns Night, and the Massey Lectures. Most of all, I value the life-long friendships I’ve made here. In the last month alone, I’ve seen or talked to seven Massey friends from my cohort, and we were together here more than 20 years ago. Now that’s how I define a successful graduate student experience. Jane Freeman is the Founding Director of the School of Graduate Studies’ Office of English Language and Writing Support (ELWS), a Senior Fellow, and a Member of Corporation. She recently collaborated with Ursula Franklin on a book of Ursula’s unpublished lectures and interviews entitled Ursula Franklin Speaks: Thoughts and Afterthoughts, 1986-2012. h jane.freeman@utoronto.ca

College quiz ANSWERS

From the 2000s

Jonathan Gouveia was a Junior Fellow from 2000 2002. Following completion of his Masters in Urban Planning in 2002, he joined Brookfield, where he worked on real-estate acquisition deals and development projects. In 2004, he moved in New York City and joined the Bloomberg administration, leading a number of mayoral priority projects at the intersection of real-estate development, economic development, and urban planning. Jonathan is currently working on the redevelopment of New York’s Pennsylvania Station. h jonathan.gouveia@alumni.utoronto.ca

Continued from page 20 The percentage increase (and actual numbers) in the following categories between 1999 and 2014:

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3. Quadranglers 2. Junior Fellows (resident and 48% non-resident) 28% 10% ✔ 167% ✔ 40% (an increase of 222, 60% from 133 to 355)

(an increase of 251, from 77 to 328)

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2012

BETH ELDER has been appointed Senior Policy Analyst at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure. She also got engaged to Massey Alumn Chris Dewey. h bethelder@gmail.com

MICHAEL IGNATIEFF (Senior Resident) has been appointed President of the Central European University in Budapest. < www.michaelignatieff.ca >

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GRAHAM CAREY is now a Technology Analyst at Emerald Technology Ventures in Toronto. h graham.h.carey@gmail.com h graham.carey@emerald-ventures.com

JULIE SMITKA has been appointed a Department Head at the Peel District School Board. h julie.smitka@utoronto.ca

2013

DUNCAN PIKE became Campaigns and Advocacy Coordinator for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression this past March. h dpjpike@gmail.com

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Of course, Junior Fellows are creative and we tend to create opportunities that reflect the era in which we were resident. For example, the Puffy Couch Room likely doesn’t appear on any floor plans, and in the not-so-distant future new Junior Fellows probably will not understand the phrase “Buffy on the Puffy.” I am deeply grateful for the time I spent as a Junior Fellow. I enjoyed it so much that I can easily be convinced to travel to Toronto from New York, where I now live, for a Massey event. I have now also become member of the Quadrangle Society and look forward to an ongoing connection to the College.

1. Continuing and Associate Senior Fellows

A mentor and source of support for students and faculty alike, he remained active as teacher and researcher at the Rotman School of Management after his retirement in 1989 from the Departmentof Economics. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 2005 he received the Order of Canada. His final publication, which appeared just months before his death, was a C.D. Howe Institute Commentary calling for the simplification of Canada’s opaque and restrictive screening of foreign direct investment. While the Foreign Investment Review Agency, National Energy Program, and other obstacles to prosperity have been dismantled, and Canada has become a supporter of free trade (in large part due to his earlier work), lack of regulatory transparency and restrictions on investments by large state enterprises persist and prevent Canadians from taking full advantage of international investment.

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IN MEMORIAM

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by THILO SCHAEFER

HE END OF A MASSEY TERM is always bittersweet. Saying goodbye to close friends, whether old or new, is never pleasant. However, I can’t help but smile when I reflect on the people I’ve gotten to know, the fun times we’ve had, and the amazing things we’ve accomplished together over the past eight months. This has truly been another remarkable year at the College. What makes Massey Massey is the spirit of fellowship that brings together kind, eclectic, and brilliant individuals from across its constituent groups in the pursuit of knowledge and with the drive to make a difference. And what things we have accomplished (as you can read in more detail elsewhere in this issue of MasseyNews). This past year featured Massey’s first ever Black History Month High Table, as well as the second annual International Women’s Day High Table. Both the 10th Massey Grand Rounds Symposium and the Walter Gordon Symposium on reconciliation between Canada and Indigenous peoples were resounding successes, while panel discussions on the Jian Ghomeshi verdict and other related subjects marked the beginning of an open conversation on the subjects of sexual harassment and assault. The Christmas Gaudy bake sale and the Robbie Burns Night Charity Auction raised record sums in support of our community’s effort to sponsor a refugee family to come to Canada. Finally, I would like to highlight the Junior Fellowship’s recent decision to guarantee a seat on our elected representative body, the House Committee, to a member of the Accessibility, Diversity, and Gender Relations Committees. I hope this serves to demonstrate that equity and inclusivity are among the top priorities of the Junior Fellowship. I am confident that we are moving down a path that will make Massey a safer and more welcoming community that combines eccentric traditions with a genuine respect for difference. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me this past year or has in any way contributed to

The Diversity Committee Continued from page 22 • The preliminary steps for an annual anti-oppression and equity training for Massey student leaders and administrators in the fall of 2016. To facilitate this, a partnership was created between Massey and the Office of Anti-Racism at the University of Toronto. • To facilitate Massey’s journey toward creating an equitable and inclusive space, a draft equity statement was created and circulated for feedback.

“Canada’s policies on foreign direct investment,” he wrote, “are in disarray.” Recognized as ahead of his time, Professor Safarian pioneered the study of foreign direct investment in Canada, and published his path-breaking findings in Foreign Ownership of Canadian Industry in 1966. Subsequently, he expanded his focus to the positive impacts of Canadians investing abroad, opening new markets, and exporting Canadian goods and services.

Thilo Schaefer “keeping Massey great.” I would also like to wish our new Don of Hall, Adrian De Leon, all the best for 2016-2017. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer, and I look forward to seeing you all at in the course of the new academic year! Thilo Schaefer, hailing from the distant land of Bathurst and College, went to the University of Toronto Schools before graduating with a B.A. in Politics and Economics from Queen’s University and a M.A. in Human Geography from the University of Toronto. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Political Theory at U of T. He is a former camp counsellor, travel aficionado, food lover, and sports fan, and is currently participating in a residency program at the Banff Centre to develop a social venture addressing inequality in the Canadian labour market.

With the feedback incorporated, the equity statement will be presented once again to the Massey community for consideration.

• To guide the process of increasing representation at Massey, a data collection form on diversity- and equity-related metrics for incoming fellows was created.

• To continue the process of making diversity and equity central to College life, an equity and inclusivity secretariat was created through the JCR to include the co-chairs of the Diversity, Gender Relations, and Accessibility committees. The JCR also amended its constitution to include a representative of this secretariat as a member of the House Committee.

• Diversity Committee Co-chair Chizoba Imoka and Events Director Digvijay Mehra represented the committee on a roundtable discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals and its implications for Canada. • Inspired by the discussion coming out of the Oscars, where diverse actors were very underrepresented, the committee held a panel discussion on diversity in the film industry in Canada.

a mind driven by craving, pleasure or fear.

At a Festschrift in 2004 marking his 80th birthday, papers by colleagues from Canada and abroad celebrating his life’s work produced the volume Governance, Multinationals and Growth. As his Rotman School colleague and frequent collaborator, Walid Hejazi, noted, “It may have been a celebration of his life’s work, but by no means did it mark its conclusion.” His life interests extended far beyond his 60-plus years of academic output. These included fishing, travelling, and the arts. He had a particularly deep interest in rugs from Armenia and the Caucasus. They decorated every floor and wall where he lived, and a number were contributed to a recent exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada, whose members often met at his home. Rugs he chose also decorate the public rooms at Massey College, where he became a Senior Fellow in 1971. Professor Safarian was a member of the legendary Poet’s Corner, a Friday lunch salon frequented by Toronto’s pre-eminent novelists, poets, photographers, performers, and broadcasters since the 1980s. As a former colleague pointed out, his capacity for work and play was easily under-estimated.

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Massey a unique and joyful experience for 21 years An excerpt from Anna’s Luengo’s farewell speech upon her retirement

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Rather than an energetic fireball, he was thoughtful, hard-working and relentless, and he had a remarkable capacity to listen and put issues into context. Professor Safarian was thinking ahead even at the end. His son David tells of finding among his father’s possessions a passport renewal request – for 10 years! This obituary draws on a longer one that appeared in The Globe and Mail on February 16, 2016, “Economist Ed Safarian was ‘ahead of his time’” by Peter Shawn Taylor, which can be accessed at < goo.gl/A4wuCz >.

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HE WILIAM SOUTHAM JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM was given a significant boost last spring with the addition of a Science Journalism Fellowship. Thanks to a generous donation from the McLaughlin Centre at U of T and the initiative of its Director and Massey Senior Fellow Dr. Stephen Scherer, the McLaughlin Centre Journalism Fellowship attracted applications from journalists across Canada. The inaugural fellowship was awarded to Jim Lebans of CBC/Radio-Canada’s Quirks and Quarks.

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HAT A FORMATIVE TIME these past 21 years at Massey have been for me. Working here has been a unique and joyful experience. Where else can you find a place like this? Even during the freezing days of January and February – as the gale-force winds blew under my door – I would feel so very grateful to be in this place. And, of course, the people here! I’ve always felt a strong kinship with the Senior and Junior Fellows, College Staff, Quadranglers, and the Journalism Fellows, whose program I have administered since 2000. I remain and will continue to remain in touch with many of you, a number of whom have become close friends. I have always encouraged everyone at Massey to stay connected to each other. And that is so easy to do here. Just turn up for lunch and you never know who you will sit next to or how the conversation will go. That is something I love about

Massey – the ease with which we are forever learning new things or opening up to people of so many different backgrounds. That is the norm at Massey and I encourage anyone who is still new at the College to just throw themselves into the enriching life of this place. In addition to my work with the Journalism Fellowship program, I’d like to mention my other roles at Massey: liaising with the CBC on the Massey Lectures, the Walter Gordon Massey Symposia work that I did with Junior Fellows, and the Scholars-at-Risk program that I have run for the past 16 years. These programs have always convinced me of the importance of bringing people together and having them engage in meaningful ways with one another. To our many benefactors who believe in what we are doing at Massey, thank you. Special thanks to the Gordon N. Fisher family, the St. Clair Balfour Family, and the Webster/McConnell Family Foundations, and to the CBC.

To the late Stephen Clarkson and Nora Born Clarkson, thank you for your generous donation to these Fellowships, which encouraged me to plan today’s event. Thank you to John Fraser for inveigling me to come to Massey from Saturday Night magazine, where he had hired me in the first place; to Master Segal for all his kindnesses; to Senior Fellow Bob Johnson for his steadfast support and being an integral part of our Southam team; to all our past Southam Fellows; and to our German and Finnish friends for their many years of solidarity with the Southams. And special thanks to members of the Massey staff who have helped with planning tonight, and to our housekeepers who have been so loyal and with whom I’ve worked for so many years. Thank you all for your overwhelming and generous support. I am deeply touched by your presence here today.

What a joy it’s been for me to work these past 21 years in this very unique place, even during the freezing days of January and February, when gale-force winds blew through the front entrance of House V and then under my door. That often made me remember Ron Thom, our brilliant architect from BC! To be happy, you must be reasonable, or you must be tamed.


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Chizoba Imoka awarded Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award

Photography - Anna: Milan Ilnycky; David: Anthony Luengo

On April 27, a celebratory lunch was held in the Lodging to honour Junior Fellow Chizoba Imoka, who was awarded the Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award (< goo.gl/WikzRU >). Attending the lunch were: Front row, seated, left to right: Junior Fellow Kathleen Davis, Chizoba Imoka, and Junior Fellow Dina Fergani; Back row (standing), left to right: Senior Fellow Ivan McFarlane, College Administrator Anna Luengo, Master Hugh Segal, Quadrangler Joan Vanduzer, Junior Fellow Amir Abdul Reda, Bursar's Assistant Tembeka Ndlovu, Don of Hall Marc De Leon, Junior Fellow Digvijay Mehra, and Registrar Amela Marin.

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After two years of commuting to Massey College from her home in Kingston, Rosemarie Brisson, Advisor, Outreach and Liaison, resigned last May. She is now Parliamentary Affairs Advisor for three Independent Senators. Anna Luengo Anna Luengo, College Administrator, retired at the end of June after 21 years at the College. See page 46. Joyee Chau Joyee Chau was appointed College Bursar on February 1. A graduate in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business, she has held progressively more responsible roles at Superior Propane, Revlon Canada, Rogers Wireless, and Deloitte LLP. In the not-for-profit sector, Joyee is Secretary to the Board and Finance Committee Member at the Cecil Community Centre, and was a national finance

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Canada Geese made appearances in the Quad in late April and early May, leaving evidence of their stopovers on Massey’s lawn and pathways. Inspired by their visits, the newly elected Don of Hall composed the verse below.

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advisory committee member for the Girl Guides of Canada. Emily Mockler

Emily Mockler was appointed Programs and Events Coordinator, effective August 2. Reporting to the Registrar, Emily’s work will involve coordinating the William Southam Journalism Fellowship Program, the Scholars-at-Risk Program, and the Polanyi Prize, among other areas of programs and events management. A graduate with honours in History and Political Science from Dalhousie University, Emily comes to the College with over eight years’ experience at House of Anansi Press, where she worked extensively with authors, journalists, and the media. David Landaverde Last December 2, David Landaverde was honoured at High Table for his 20 years of service in Ondaatje Hall.

Perhaps Old Man Winter Was feeling quite mean; This is not what we wanted When we prayed for more green.

You must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion,

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REATED IN 1963 by Tanya Moiseiwitsch, the renowned theatre designer, the inter-faith St. Catherine’s Chapel lies at the heart of Massey College. Named after Catherine of Alexandria, patron saint of scholars, it is a quiet space where prayer, meditation, and monthly worship services take place. Each term, two Eucharist services (Wednesday mornings) and two Evensong services (Sunday afternoons) are followed by convivial refreshments. The services feature homilies by members of the College and guests. Over the past year, we heard from Senior Fellows Archbishop Terry Finlay (Chapel Committee), John Fraser (Master Emeritus), and Stephen Scharper; Quadrangler the Rev. Tim Elliot; and long-time friend of the College the Rev. Cheryl Palmer. This coming year, our homilists will include the Rt. Honourable Adrienne Clarkson (Senior Fellow), Bishop Mark MacDonald (National Indigenous Bishop), Father Damien MacPherson (Ecumenical Officer of the Archdiocese of Toronto), and Sister Constance Joanna (Anglican Sisterhood of St. John the Divine). As well as reflection and prayer, Chapel services feature music sung by the Chapel Quartet, under the direction of Tom Fitches (Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa, Order of Toronto Diocese). The Eucharist, Evensong, and Carol services feature music that reaches all the way across the great traditions of Anglo-Catholic worship (Radcliff, Blow, Byrd, Palestrina, Purcell, and Scarlatti, among many others), right up to the present with new commissions (Busiakiewicz). These ecumenical services are organized by the Chapel Committee and are open to all. The Chapel will receive the designation of Chapel Royal in 2017 (see right).

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T’S WITH GREAT PLEASURE that I provide my first Bursar’s report. Since I joined I have been overwhelmed by warm wishes from the Massey community, and I immediately knew that I had joined a very special place. For example, where else can I witness someone physically ringing a lunch bell promptly at 12:15 p.m.? Every time I see our formidable Head Porter, Liz Hope, do this, it not only transports me back in time but also reminds me why I am here.

2015-2016 Financial Update The operating fund experienced a small deficit in the year ending April 30, 2016, after providing $100,000 in our capital improvement fund, which is the targeted annual amount required to maintain day-to-day operations. We continue to have a strong but tight balance sheet, with over $10.5 million in restricted and endowed funds, an increase of $0.6 million compared to prior year. However, only $0.9 million of this total is in the General Endowment Fund, which has not changed from prior year. We hope to increase this in the future to enable more financial flexibility. Due to the community’s continued generosity and support, donations were $1.5 million, an increase of $0.8 million compared to prior year. The Senior Fellows and Quadrangle Society members jointly donated $0.2 million, and bequests amounted to $0.6 million, with further bequests slated for the 2016-2017 year.

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HE COLLEGE CHAPEL will be honoured by the Queen as part of the Canadian sesquicentennial celebrations on July 1, 2017. The chapel will become the third “Chapel Royal” in Canada, and preparations are already underway to get ready for the official announcement and subsequent celebration. The honour has come about after a direct appeal to the Queen by both the Master and the Master Emeritus. John Fraser had been working on the project for several years, and Hugh Segal has been supporting it enthusiastically. It was announced to Corporation last spring. The key element in the honour is related to Massey College’s new partnership with the Mississauga and New Credit First Nation. With this initiative, the College hopes to engage its community in both reconciliation and education as it develops fellowship with its Mississauga partners. The other two Chapels Royal in Canada are associated with the Mohawk First Nation. The Massey College Chapel, however, will be the first interdenominational Chapel Royal anywhere in the world.

Our investments reflected the state of the markets and experienced a small loss compared to prior year. Fortunately, the markets have rebounded slightly with stronger Canadian equity and bond returns, and we have recouped that loss since. As always, we will continue to monitor the investment portfolio closely and act accordingly. Overall, the College is currently financially stable and able to manage the status quo, but without much room to change or improve. This is because of a tightly balanced operating fund where revenues are maximized and expenses are minimized. To ensure both future sustainability and flexibility, we will need to increase unrestricted donations for the benefit of general College use through the General Endowment Fund.

2016-2017 Operating Fund Budget The operating fund is budgeted to balance with revenue and expenses expected to be $2.4 million, but providing only $62,000 for capital improvements, which is lower than the targeted amount of $100,000. In general, revenue and expenses are budgeted to increase in line with inflation forecasts. I would like to thank everyone for welcoming me to my new role, especially my predecessor, Bursar Emerita Jill Clark, for her tireless wisdom and patience. I am very much looking forward to another successful year in 2016-2017.

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The three Fraser-MacCallum daughters are now all living and thriving in Toronto. Jessie Fraser continues her life in theatre. Currently, she is Assistant Artistic Director of Groundling Theatre, and she also worked on a very successful small theatre experimental play entitled Sheets. Kate Fraser concluded successful assignments with Schools Without Borders and other related contractual work, and has made the big decision to go back to university to do graduate studies in Social Work. Clara Fraser continues her doctoral work at York University in urban studies, with a focus on Aboriginal issues. All three send their best wishes to their many Massey friends, but wish to inform the Editor of MasseyNews that they are bowing out of an annual accounting of their activities! Nonetheless, they remain closely connected to the College in many ways, including through Facebook. Finally, we are pleased to report that Maddie – the successor to Maggie, Massey’s famous Irish terrier and chief scourge of squirrels – is thriving and also sends best wishes!

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The year at St. Catherine’s Chapel


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DEAR COLLEAGUES,

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HIS FALL, UNDER THE DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP of Senior Fellow Michael MacMillan as Chair, a campaign for Massey is being launched, the energizing theme of which is “More Massey for a Better World.” What “More Massey” means is a mix of capital improvements to ensure an accessible College, and strengthening our endowments so that Massey can afford to serve its community more effectively. College utilization by all parts of the Fellowship, Quadrangle Society, and Alumni has increased tenfold over the last decade, but our staff complement and operating budget has remained static. Clearly, we need to expand our base. The core idea at the root of our College’s creation was the broadening of life prospects and sense of citizenship through the interdisciplinary experience and through learning from one another, across the humanities, sciences, arts and professions. This has never mattered more in our city, province, country, or world, making what Massey means, and stands for, absolutely compelling and important. As is the case with the federated Colleges (we are an independent College), Massey’s budget receives no support from the University of Toronto. Our revenues are limited to yields from our modest endowments, as well as income from catering and the summer rentals program, Resident Junior Fellow fees, and donations from Senior Fellows, Quadrangle Society members, and Alumni. While our books are balanced, our margins are very tight. Challenges like upgrading our website, purchasing new beds, and doing necessary remodelling of the Robertson Davies Library to protect our rare book collection from mould and moisture require funds we simply do not have. These capital challenges are not covered by our agreement with the University, and are necessary in order for us to better serve the Massey community, which uses the College three times more frequently than was the case ten years ago. Your support has never mattered more. I urge you, wherever possible, to err on the generous side!

Hugh Segal, CM Master, Massey College

To be happy, you must be wise. – George Santayana

Photography by Anthony Luengo

Many thanks,

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MILAN ILNYCKYJ

Sapere Aude â&#x20AC;¢ Dare to be wise

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Massey News 2015-16  
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