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onstruction of Massey College began in January 1962. Four months later, on May 25, a sunny spring day, H.R.H. the Prince Philip arrived at the site at around 11.30 a.m., to be greeted there by Founder Vincent Massey, Founding Master Robertson Davies, and Fellows of the College. Prince Philip then laid the foundation stone, after which four trumpeters from the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals played a fanfare specially written for the occasion by Captain C.A.W. Adams. They are seen here on a temporary platform, as construction workers witness the proceedings from unfinished walls. Above left: Prince Philip lays the foundation stone; right: Fanfare. See also pages 17-22.

Scholars at Risk at centre of international political and media storm

50th Anniversary of the founding of the Southam Journalism Fellowship Program

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he annual Journalism Fellowships gala celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Fellowships with a wonderfully varied evening last March 17 in Ondaatje Hall, the Common Room, and the Upper Library. With CBC Radio’s Michael Enright (Southam Fellow ’79) acting as MC, the evening included reminiscences from Enright himself, a tribute to Abe Rotstein, Senior Southam Fellow for 30 years until his retirement from the post, an important announcement from Master John Fraser (see page 7), and a keynote address by John Ibbitson, Ottawa Bureau Chief of The Globe and Mail, and himself a former Southam Fellow (’93).




hen he first arrived at Massey College a year and a half ago, Jiang Weiping, a beleaguered writer and journalist from the Chinese port city of Dalian, spoke virtually no English, and he seemed lost, if grateful. Brought to our attention by the President of PEN Canada, Senior Fellow Charlie Foran, Mr. Jiang came to Massey with only the credentials of a political prisoner of the People’s Republic of China. His horrible experience was enough to get him a respectful hearing and a perch at Massey in the Scholars at Risk Program. Little did we suspect that within a year he would be at the

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centre of an international political and media storm that would see journalists from around the world turned up at Massey’s doorstep to interview this shy and courageous man, and that Mr. Jiang’s life would be transformed as he negotiated a lucrative book contract for his dramatic story in our Common Room. Here’s his story for those of you who did not follow the amazing sequence of events (and for those among you who did but may have forgotten some of the details). Mr. Jiang was imprisoned in 2002 for five horrific years, because he had the temerity not only of uncovering corruption in the mayor’s office in Dalian, but also of getting the details published in a Hong Kong newspaper. See SCHOLARS AT RISK STORM – page 10

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The Master’s Report 3 From the Master Emerita 4 Massey Lectures: Adam Gopnik 5 Walter Gordon Symposium 6 College quiz 6 Journalism 50th anniversary 7 Journalism Fellows 1962 7 Journalism Fellows 2011-2012 9 Scholars at Risk 11 Lodging news 12 Massey Grand Rounds 13 Senior Fellows at Lunch 13 Massey Talks 15 The Master’s new book 16 Ron Thom Conceptualizes Massey College 17 Conversation: Brigitte Shim 17 Nooks & Crannies 18 Architectural comments 19 The ash tree story 20 Remembering Northrop Frye 21 College photo 22 Clarkson Citations 24 Citizenship ceremony 25 Writer-in-Residence 26 Book Club report 26 Library report 27 Connecting: Allan Peterkin 28 Massey WIDEN 29 Tutoring and mentoring 29 Kitchen creations 30 Reflections: Malcolm Lester 31 Bursaries, awards, and prizes 32 Stoicheff Scholarship 33 Gaudy Night Prizes 33 Honours for Alumn and Junior Fellows 33 First Visiting Editorial Fellow 34 LMF report 34 Alumni Gala: Judith Grant 35 Alumni Association reports 35 Gaudy Night winner 36 From the 60s 36 From the 70s 37 From the 90s 39 Art at Massey 38 From the 80s 38 From the 2000s 40 From the Don of Hall 41 The Quarter Century Fund 42 Staff news 42 Bursar’s report 42 Appeal from the Master 43

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Degrees received 3 Thank you, Donors! 5 News of Alumni 5 News of Senior Fellows 11 News of Quadranglers 26 Spotlight on High Table 27 Publications 30 Senior Residents & Visiting Scholars 35 Senior Fellows Elected 36 Marriages, Births, Deaths 37 In Memoriam 38


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ore 50th Anniversary milestones this past year – in 1962,

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construction of the College began, the cornerstone was laid, the Southam 4 Devonshire Place Journalism Fellowships inaugurated – and in this issue we’ve tried to do justice to Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2E1 <http://masseycollege.ca> these major happenings in our past, even as we’ve attempted to capture the vibrancy of our present. I took particular delight this past year in perusing Ron The Master Thom’s original architectural drawings, with their accompanying notes explaining John Fraser what he was trying to achieve with our magnificent buildings. Renowned Tel: 416-978-8448 h jfraser@masseycollege.ca architect and Senior Fellow Brigitte Shim was also a great help in clarifying Thom’s vision, so be sure to look at the interview with her that begins on page college Assistant 17. For the rest, read as you will, front to back, back to front, jumping from here Amela Marin to there as things catch your eye. And online, of course, you can jump around Tel: 416-978-2549 Fax: 416-971-3032 even more. However you’re reading this, do take your time to absorb the creative h amarin@masseycollege.ca energy and to reflect on the remarkable spirit of this place called Massey College. Administrator As always, my appreciation extends to the many Massey community Anna Luengo members and College friends who contributed to this issue in one way or Tel: 416-978-6606 Fax: 416-971-3032 another – The Master, the Master Emerita, the Administrator, the Bursar, the h annaluengo@masseycollege.ca Librarian, and the Registrar; Elizabeth MacCallum; College staff members Bursar Danylo Dzwonyk, Amela Marin, Darlene Naranjo, and Tembeka Ndlovu; Jill Clark Senior Fellows Aubie Angel, Eleanor Cook, Linda Corman, Judith Skelton Tel: 416-978-8447 Grant, and Brigitte Shim; Alumni John Court, Kari Maaren, Taylor Martin, h jclark@masseycollege.ca Sophie Mayer, Arthur E. Millward, Alexandra Sorin, Michael Treschow, Philip Bursar’s Secretary Wood, Grant Worden, and the many others who sent in their news; Junior Tembeka Ndlovu Fellows Jennifer Amadio, Arvid Ågren, Stoney Baker, Ryan Doherty, Beth Elder, Tel: 416-978-2892 Fax: 416-978-1759 Kiera Galway, Emily Graham, Tina Park, Judith Seary, Jonathan Tam, and h tndlovu@masseycollege.ca Christopher Young; Quadranglers Ramsay Derry and Malcolm Lester; Southam LibrarIAN Fellow John Ibbitson; Scholar at Risk Jiang Weiping; Senior Resident Minako Uchino; Jess Duerden and Gillian Hewitt Smith of the Institute for Canadian P.J. MacDougall Tel: 416-978-2893 Citizenship; and Roxane Bejjany of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. For photographs, thank you to Junior Fellows Julie Smitka and Utako Tanebe, Alum Uli Germann, h pmacdougall@masseycollege.ca Clara MacCallum Fraser, Head Porter Liz Hope, Senior Resident Isobel Harry, Registrar Brigitte Lacombe, Matt Glandfield, Lee Pitts, and Colleen Nicholson. Danylo Dzwonyk Tel: 416-978-2891 – Anthony Luengo, Editor

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

SUMMER 2011 Doctor of Education, Honoris Causa Nipissing University Charles Pascal Doctor of Education, Honoris Causa University of Guelph-Humber

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the chance to create an Oxbridge-style college came about because of the generosity of the Massey Foundation and the imaginative genius of Robertson Davies, he never hesitated. He even allowed Vincent Massey to have his dream of a quasi-independent governing structure similar to the great Oxbridge colleges. It is precisely that willingness to allow Massey to evolve in its own unique way over the years that has been its salvation and glory. The Masters who followed Davies have each made signal contributions to the College’s style and focus, and the evolution continues to be distinctive. Massey College still looks very much like an Oxbridge college – physically and with the continuing aid of some of the theatrics (indeed, some Oxford tyros say it looks like Oxford in a 1930s time warp!).

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hanks to a gift from Senior Fellow John Massey, we have an unusual picture in the beautiful entrance hall of our College. It is a photograph of the crest of the University of Oxford that looks as if it were taken in front of our main staircase. Except that it isn’t! It’s a computer-generated montage of the staircase with the crest of Oxford placed where it never was. Or maybe was. It’s a salute to our spiritual cousins, the colleges at Oxford and Cambridge that inspired the creation of Massey College nearly a half-century ago by Vincent Massey, Robertson Davies, and Claude Bissell. I start with this curious bit of information because a very bright Junior Fellow challenged me recently about how this “bizarre and colonial” tribute to a nonCanadian institution had found such a prominent position at our College. Why not something “Canadian” instead was the challenge, one issued somewhat dramatically. Well, not everyone appreciates whimsy and I wasn’t very successful in explaining that it was a “ghost” picture honouring our roots in the medieval collegiate tradition. The photograph also honours an ideal of community upon which the Founders of Massey College set great store. Davies and Massey were “Balliol men,” but Bissell never went to either Oxford or Cambridge for a higher degree. He went instead into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders after getting both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the U of T shortly before the Second World War. You could say that the Oxford of all three founders was mythological by the time Massey College was founded. Neither Massey nor Davies would much fancy Balliol College in Oxford today. The gowns have long gone, the politics are definitely of the Left and…well, “change and decay in all around I see” and so on and so forth. Bissell himself hugely respected the collegiate tradition but, obviously, had no nostalgia for it, and he knew that the University of Toronto could never sustain it on a level of the Oxbridge colleges. It had long been clear that the future of the U of T was to be faculty driven. Still, when

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Hanah Chapman, Psychology Christopher Ernst, History Jing Feng, Psychology Paul Furgale, Aerospace Studies Elizabeth Harper-Clark, Astronomy and Astrophysics Clement Jumbe, Adult Education and Counselling Psychology Marie-Pierre Krück, Classics Ester Pereira Neves Macedo, Theory and Policy Studies in Education Myles Leslie, Criminology Barry Rowe, Mathematics Heather Spielvogle, Social Work Master of Arts Cameron Laird, Medieval Studies David Pereira, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education Master of Education Julie Smitka, Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning Master of Nursing Robert Fraser

WINTER 2011 Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa National University of Ireland Michael Brodie

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DEGREES RECEIVED SPRING 2012 Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa University of Prince Edward Island Michael Bliss Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa Ryerson University Margaret Atwood Graeme Gibson Doctor of Medicine Shahmeer Ansari David Cape Jessica Page Carla Pajak Rami Shoucri Doctor of Music Craig Galbraith Doctor of Musical Arts Patrick Boyle Doctor of Philosophy John Eliades, Geology Neil Ernst, Computer Science Susan Hesemeier, English Adam Hitchcock, Physics Jean-François Lozier, History Tanya Morton, Social Work Cillian O’Hogan, Classics Jennifer Polk, History Damian Tarnopolsky, English Doctor of Philosophy University of Washington Katherine Bell, Communication Master of Arts Samuel Norris, Economics Master of Global Affairs Ava Dayna-Sefa

SUMMER 2012 Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa York University

Chantal Hébert Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa John Dirks Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa McMaster University

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ongratulations are due to Master Emerita Ann Saddlemyer for being elected an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy and for being awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Last year was, however, a difficult year for Professor Saddlemyer, as she struggled with cancer and recurring bouts of “organizing pneumonia” (a strange form of pneumonia that, she told us, does not respond to antibiotics), all of which made her more homebound than usual. Nonetheless, she completed the successful launch of her edition of the correspondence of W.B. Yeats and his wife, George, published two papers (see page 31), and lectured in August 2011 at the Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on Lennox Robinson and the Abbey Theatre. She continues as Corresponding Scholar to the Academy of the Shaw Festival Theatre Board, and remains on the Advisory Committee of the Council of the International Shaw Society. She also serves on a number of committees of the Royal Society of Canada. Professor Saddlemyer also continues her involvement as one of the General Editors of the Cornell Yeats and of the Selected Irish Plays series. This series is published by Colin Smythe, where the Master Emerita serves as a member of the Publishing Board, as she still does with Hedgerow Press, in British Columbia. In addition, she remains an Editorial Board member of the Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw series from U of T Press, Irish Studies Review, and the Shaw Annual; a member of the Advisory

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But there are differences, and they are crucial: • Massey has become an incredibly successful bridge community between town and gown, thanks in large part to its location in the centre of Toronto, one of the most successful multi-cultural cities of the world. • The relationship between senior and junior scholars is not exactly egalitarian, but it is more comprehensive and often more intimate than you will find at most institutions of higher learning on either side of the Atlantic or Pacific. A lot of this has to do with our small size, but also it is just as much a consequence of willingness by our Senior Fellows and Junior Fellows to allow it to happen. • Interdisciplinarity, which was at the heart of the Founders’ aspirations, is even stronger today than it was 50 years ago. Many institutions of higher learning struggle mightily to foster interdisciplinary perspectives. Few live the reality more than our College. • Our commitment to the wider community is far more than symbolic. The various public lectures like the Masseys and the Gordons, the Scholar at Risk and Junior Fellowship Mentorship programs, the growth of The Quadrangle Society – these special features of life at Massey not only distinguish the institution – they help to define it.

From the Master Emerita Master Emerita Ann Saddlemyer Boards of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, the Irish University Review, and Studi irlandesi; and a co-editor of an on-line edition of the letters between George Yeats and the poet/critic Thomas MacGreevy (http://www.macgreevy.org/collections/gyeats/index. html). This past July, Professor Saddlemyer went on a delightful Baltic cruise, which involved a considerable amount of time in St. Petersburg. Along with other members of the Massey community, we wish her a wonderful and fulfilling coming year. • At the same time, the camaraderie among kindred spirits, the fellowship that was so esteemed by the Founders, remains just as real and in touch with the everyday world as it was in the first weeks of September 1963 when Massey’s doors opened to receive the first Junior Fellows. As a benign ghost, then, John Massey’s wonderful work suits our purposes very well. This is, after all, a place that has been known to welcome ghosts. Some think this a batty notion for a home of higher learning. It may be, but as the Founding Master delighted to point out: it is not a dull notion! It’s also more than whimsy, more than a salute to roots, more than an eccentricity. It is a symbol of a place that can carry its past forward into the future with confidence and originality. John Massey’s creation, after all, is a computer-generated work of art set in an Oxbridgelooking college influenced by Japanese architecture through a modernist prism. And within these walls and all around our gracious Quadrangle, a notion as old as humanity still reigns: all people and all things are connected! 2011–2012 was a wonderful year in the history of Massey College, not because of anything spectacular, but simply because it was doing what it was created to do and continues to do best: connecting people and the ideas they bring to the table.

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Adam Gopnik delivers 2011 Massey Lectures


nce again, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (CBC) Massey College, and House of Anasi co-sponsored the renowned lecture series, the five-part Massey Lectures. In October 2011, the lectures, entitled Winter: Five Windows on the Season, were delivered by Adam Gopnik, prizewinning columnist Adam Gopnik with The New Yorker and author of best-selling works that include Paris to the Moon and The Table Comes First. This year’s lectures celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the series. The first of the public presentations, “Romantic Winter: The Season in Sight,” took place at McGill University, in Montreal, where Gopnik grew up. The subsequent four readings – “Radical Winter: The Season in Space,” “Recuperative Winter: The Season in Spirit,” “Recreational Winter: The Season at Speed,” and “Remembering Winter: The Season in Silence” – were delivered respectively at the University of King’s College, Halifax; the University of Alberta, Edmonton; the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; and, on October 26, at Koerner Hall, in Toronto. All five readings were broadcast in their entirety on the CBC Radio One program Ideas. They provide a wide-ranging exploration of different “takes” on winter by visual •

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artists, poets, composers, and explorers, as well as by thinkers in the realms of science, economics, psychology, and religion. Master John Fraser hosted a reception in the Common Room of the College after the last public lecture in Toronto. Similar receptions were hosted across Canada after each of the other lectures. A five-CD set of the 2011 Massey Lectures can be ordered from the CBC at <www.cbcshop. ca/2011-massey-lectureswinter-five-windows-onthe-season-5-cd-set. html>, and the print and e-book version from House of Anansi Press at www.houseofanansi. com/Search. aspx?k=gopnik.

Where are the old snows? Inside us, where they remain compressed, perhaps frozen, but still capable of being forced out from memory and finely articulated, or at least sweetly sung. – Adam Gopnik

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Canada’s Oldest Active Soldier__________ PETER MOON (Journalism Fellow) was invested last winter as a member of the Order of Military Merit for his service with the Canadian Rangers, which involves work with a military reserve group in northern Ontario. At 77, he is Canada’s oldest active soldier. Prior to his military career, Moon worked as a journalist with The Hamilton Spectator, the Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail.

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of Science (honoris causa) from the National University of Ireland in Dublin, Ireland on December 2011. He lives in Cambridge, MA, is Chief Scientist of Verizon Information Technology, and enjoys several advisory and research roles, including at the US National Academy of Sciences. h michael.brodie@verizon.com

1979 GARY DAVIS continues in his position as Director of the Joint Astronomy Centre in Hawaii, a post he has held for 10 years, and in which he oversees two British-owned observatories on Mauna Kea. h grdhi@hawaii.rr.com

was appointed a Fellow of the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy at the University of Ottawa in July 2011. h pcalamai@magma.ca

1987 OLIVER BOTAR was promoted to full Professor at the School of Art, University of Manitoba, where he teaches Modern and Contemporary art history. h obotar@cc.umanitoba.ca

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Walter Gordon Massey Symposium addresses “The Art of Measurement that Will Save Our Lives”

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he 2012 Walter Gordon Massey Symposium, entitled “The Art of Measurement that Will Save Our Lives” featured a keynote address by Ambassador Robert Fowler at the Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto, on the evening of March 20. His speech was followed by a discussion with Senior Resident Dr. Michael Ignatieff. Also at this evening’s session, Frank Graves, one of Canada’s leading social researchers, presented the results of his latest poll, providing insight into Canadians’ attitudes and ideals about their country’s role in the world on issues related to security, finance, and sustainability. Earlier the same day, there were three panel discussions which brought together experts to discuss and debate issues from pollution-based prosperity to international legal mechanisms that hold states to account. The first panel focused on establishing and enforcing rules for economic coordination and financial stability. On this panel were political scientist Dr. Tony Porter of McMaster University, Andrew Spence, global head of research at Toronto Dominion Bank, and political scientist Dr. Louis Pauly of the University of Toronto. The second panel addressed issues of responsibility and the limits of sovereign authority in multilateral systems affecting trade and other areas. On this panel were Ambassador David S. Wright and legal scholar Dr. Amir Attaran of the University of Ottawa. A third panel focused on issues related to the Canadian oil sands, considering questions such as how economic benefits should be ranked vis-à-vis other domestic and foreign policy priorities such as climate-change mitigation. This panel was made up of Dr. Roger Gibbins of the Canada West Foundation, Clare Demerse, past Director of Climate Change at Pembina

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Institute, and philosopher Dr. Rachel Barney of the University of Toronto. Dr Linda Goldthorp, University of Toronto’s Public Servant in Residence and former Director General of Intelligence Production at National Defence Canada, moderated the panel discussions. 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. Massey Alumnus Taylor Martin and Senior Fellow Michael Valpy were the main organizers of the 2012 event, supported by Junior Fellows Grant Bishop, Raili Lakanen, and John MacCormick; and SPPG students James Janeiro, Caitlin Schulz, and Sophie Borwein (who is also a Junior Fellow). Robertson Davies by David Levine


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College Quiz Massey College offers how many types of endowed bursaries annually? a) 3 b) 12 c) 8 d) 10 To check your answer (you’ll have to count), see the story “Bursaries, Awards, and Prizes at Massey” on page 32 .

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Communication and Media Studies, at California State University, East Bay, this September. She completed her doctorate in June.

2003 Remembering Massey in Iraqi Kurdistan___

TRISH GLAZEBROOK left Dalhousie to take up post as Chair, Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas, Denton. h tg@unt.edu

1996 TOM WAYMAN (Writer-in-Residence) became Associate Professor Emeritus of English, University of Calgary, last March.

2001 KATHERINE (KATE) BELL (Journalism Fellow) became an Assistant Professor,

LYDIA SHASWAR (Scholar at Risk) is living in Iraqi Kurdistan, where she is a Senior Officer with Kurdistan Save the Children, working in the field of special education and focusing on mainstreaming disabilities. In a recent communication she wrote: “I still have in my heart and in my inner vision the quiet, peaceful garden at the entrance to the College and the reflective sanctuary of my carrel, where I spent the best moments of my scholarly life. I wish I were able to come and see the place once again and to be again part

of the quiet understanding and friendly co-operation of the Massey College community of scholars.” h lshaswar@hotmail.com

2004 NATALIE PAPOUTSIS completed her doctorate in Drama and won the Clifford Leech Prize for outstanding dissertation. She is currently taking time off from lecturing to work as a speechwriter for the Government of Ontario. h natalie.papoutsis@gmail.com

ANDREW PILLIAR is currently completing a Master of Laws degree at UBC and is the head of the Massey College Vancouver Alumni Association. He was also named a Fellow of Action Canada (see story on page 33). h andrew.pilliar@gmail.com

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

50th Anniversary of the founding of the Southam Journalism Fellowship Program

Master Fraser makes important announcement at the Journalism Fellowships 50th Anniversary gala night Dear Colleagues, Canadian journalistic history. Ondaatje Hall has been In co-operation with the the scene of many University of Toronto, it memorable occasions, and funded an annual journalism this 50th anniversary fellowship program that celebration of the would allow three mid-career Journalism Fellowships Canadian journalists to take ranks very high among eight months off from their them. work – the equivalent of an You see before you academic year – to spend tonight a humbled and taking university courses almost speechless Master. I under the mentorship of a see all my journalism senior academic adviser. The colleagues, of course, some idea was to allow a period of of whom go back to my grace to ponder a professional own earliest days in the life already in progress, and to profession. It is wonderful see if there were any new Fifty years ago, the first Southam Fellows were so many of you came directions or enhancements appointed. They were, left to right, Andrew tonight. Thank you for your MacFarlane, The Toronto Telegram; Claude Tessier, which such a privilege could support. offer. A year after the Le Soleil; Stephen Franklin, Weekend Magazine; I also see the benefactors program was launched, and William Gold, Calgary Herald. and I say a big “Thank Massey College opened its you!” to all of you too, and not just for the loot that doors and the program found a campus home where it kept us alive but for your faith in the program and this has been ever since. College, and, indeed, in the future of intelligent, Shortly after I was elected Master, the Southam responsible journalism in Canada and the world. Newspaper Group and the Southam Fellowships (as So tonight it is to both the journalists and the they were known then) came under the control of the benefactors that I want to direct my recovery from Canwest media group, and the association between the near-speechlessness. Just about everyone here knows the fellowships and Massey College ended. So, too, did our story of this journalism program, but there are few that right to call the now unfunded program the Southam don’t or only have a hazy idea about it. Besides, it is also Fellowships because Canwest owned that title. Thus was good form to recap. Let’s see if I can be concise. born the current name: the Canadian Journalism Fifty years ago, the Southam Newspaper Group Fellowships. began the single most selfless gift in the annals of See JOURNALISM – page 8


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Raising Money to Buy a Laser Gun _______

DONNA VAKALIS participated in this year’s Olympic Games in London as a member of the Canadian women’s modern pentathlon team, competing in swimming, fencing, horseback riding, running, and shooting. To help pay for the equipment for these different sports (including a laser gun!), Donna launched a successful online fundraising campaign to which many of her fellow Masseyites contributed. To celebrate Donna’s Olympic participation, Junior Fellows, Alumni, and other community members gathered in the Common Room to view her final performances on the last day of the games. Donna’s website is at http://thisisdonna.com/world, a wideranging interview with her can be found at http://originsofpolitics.

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ca/2012/07/26/donna, and related cartoons can be viewed at http://www. masseycollege.ca/alumni/ westofbathurst/westofbathurst120723. html. Hard on the heels of the Olympics, Donna started working on her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto this fall.

2005 Alumni Trio Works on Elgar____________

SYLVIA NICKERSON completed graphic design work for Catherine Manoukian’s upcoming recording of Elgar’s violin concerto. A third Alum, Tara Vongpaisal, wrote the liner notes on Elgar. A true collaboration born at Massey, the resulting disk will be released sometime in the next year. h s.nickerson@utoronto.ca

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2006 FRANK COULSON is currently Professor of Classics in the Department of Greek and Latin at the Ohio State University, where he serves as Director of the Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies. His research focuses on the reception of Ovid in the Middle Ages, and he has recently published a volume with Cambridge University Press on this topic. He and his partner, Todd, are proud pet parents to Odysseus, Ajax, Fredegond, and Lilibet. h coulson.1@osu.edu

2008 SUSAN DELACOURT (Journalism Fellow), senior political writer for the Toronto Star on Parliament Hill, won the Charles Lynch Award for coverage of national affairs. / continued on page 8...

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Thank you, donors! Arthur English Diana Ericson Gay Evans John Evans George Fallis Curtis Faught Catherine Fauquier Federal Elevator Systems Inc. Anthony Feinstein George Fetherling Marilyn Field-Marsham Alice Finlay Terence Finlay Patricia Fischer Alison Fisher Derek Fisher James Fleck Patricia Fleming Colleen Flood Charles Foran Sally Forrest Anne Fotheringham Ursula Franklin John Fraser C. Brad Fraught Jane Freeman Kathleen Freeman Martin Friedland

Journalism Continued from page 7 For me the story that ensued was amazing. Within one day of my phone call with Leonard Asper, the head of Canwest, I was sitting beside Shira Herzog of the Kahanoff Foundation at a luncheon and she asked me why I was so “down.” She said she had never seen me depressed before. So I told her what was what and, before the lunch was over, she told me her foundation would likely sponsor one fellowship. That’s when I knew the program wouldn’t die and that my job was to work on keeping those three original fellowships endowed. That was a dozen years ago. We already had the Alva Foundation gift of the Gordon Fisher Fellow, and we got the Webster-McConnell Fellow from guess which two foundations, thanks to the adroit work and support of Norman Webster. (See page 32 for more details on these.) We also received wonderful gifts from past Southam Fellows and Canadian Journalism fellows, many of whom are in Hall tonight. We got and still get amazing support from the CBC, from Torstar, from CTV, from Tom Keirans and Mary Janigan, from the Jackman Foundation, from Scotiabank and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, and from the Canadian Journalism Foundation. Two days before he died, the late St. Clair Balfour gave us a magnificent gift that partially funded an endowed fellowship, and just this year his daughter Lisa Balfour Bowen and her husband, Walter Bowen, and St. Clair Balfour’s son and namesake, Clair Balfour, and

Marci McDonald also gave us magnificent gifts. And that did it. All those original fellowships are now endowed forever. No one can now take this program away. Of course, I’d like another fellowship or two endowed, but that takes time, and in the meantime our friends have all stayed loyal. We will be offering six fellowships shortly, four Canadian and two from outside the program itself. We are as highly regarded as our partners, the Neiman Fellowships at Harvard and the Knight-Wallace Fellowships at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. So tonight we not only celebrate the half-century of this program. I am also pleased to announce a third name change. Canwest still owns title to the legal phrase “Southam Fellowships,” and all former Southam Fellows can always proudly think of themselves as such. As of this moment, however, the program is going to be renamed after the founder of these famous newspapers. So…. welcome, in 2012, to the “William Southam Fellowship Program,” where journalists collectively will once again be known as Southam Fellows along with their individual fellowship names, two of which honour the late Gordon N. Fisher and the late St. Clair Balfour. By bringing back this great name to once again adorn the program it created, we are restoring not just a name but also a spirit of generosity and altruism that has been unparalleled in the annals of Canadian journalism. I can assure all of you that this is a very proud moment for an almost speechless Master. Thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart.

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continued from page 7 ... / She has been covering the capital since 1980s as a reporter, bureau chief, and columnist. Susan is the author of three books on Canadian politics. This award was established in honour of Charles Lynch, a legendary parliamentary journalist, author, and former war correspondent.


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Heather Jessup was shortlisted for the 2012 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize for her first novel, The Lightning Field, published by Gaspereau Press. Heather is currently a doctoral candidate in English Literature at the University of Toronto and an Instructor in creative writing at Dalhousie University. She was co-editor and publisher at Delirium Press chapbooks in Montreal from 2004–2008. Heather’s fiction, poetry, and reviews have appeared in publications such as PRISM International, The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, Grain, Denver Quarterly, The Fiddlehead, and Matrix Magazine. h www.heatherjessup.ca

candidate in Medical Biophysics, and she is the Business Development Officer for Hypothesis Journal, an electronic interdisciplinary journal newsletter that is available for free at http://www.hypothesisjournal.com. She is graduating this fall and will then pursue a post-doc in Boston, furthering her work in cancer research. RAMI SHOUCRI is living in Toronto. He is h dembowy@lunenfeld.ca Family Medicine Resident at St. Michael’s Hospital.

2009 DANIEL GOLDBLOOM lives in Toronto. He recently received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Toronto. h dgoldbloom@mccarthy.ca.

JULIA LOCKHART recently completed her Juris Doctorate. She is currently living in Vancouver. h juliakl@interchange.ubc.ca

2011 Luis Horacio Nájera-Castillo (Journalism Fellow) was accepted as a Graduate Student at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He is Research Fellow at The Citizen Lab and The Canada Centre for Global Security Studies. h najeraluish@gmail.com

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Happiness is impossible, and even inconceivable, to a mind without scope and without pause,

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Journalism Fellows 2011–2012

Photography by MCpl Dany Veillette, Rideau Hall

Thank you, donors! Allan Gotlieb Jonathan Gouveia Gowlings Law Firm Catherine Graham Ronald Graham William Graham Jack Granatstein Judith Grant Charlotte Gray John Gray Richard Greene Edward Greenspan Annaluisa Greppi-Barrett Scott Griffin Franklyn Griffiths Phyllis Grosskurth Richard Gwyn Elizabeth Haddon Annemarie Hagan Cecil Hahn Ralph Halbert Victor Harding

The 2011–2012 Journalism Fellows are shown here in the Upper Library with the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, on October 26, 2011, who met with them for a wide-ranging, off-the-record discussion in the Private Dining Room. Left to right are Robert Cribb, Kierans Janigan Fellow, from the Toronto Star; Elizabeth Bowie, CBC/Radio-Canada Fellow, from CBC Radio; Lee Pitts, St. Clair Balfour Fellow, CBC TV and Radio; the Governor General; Ato Dadzie, Gordon N. Fisher Fellow, from Joy FM, Ghana; Shawn Micaleff, Webster/McConnell Fellow, from Spacing magazine; John Fraser, Master; and Louis Horacio Nájera, Scotiabank/CJFE Fellow. During the year, the Journalism Fellows hosted a series of distinguished guests for lunch and conversation in the Private Dining Room. Among the guests, in addition to the Governor General, were Tony Burman, former head of CBC News and Al Jazeera English; David Crombie, former Mayor of Toronto; Matt Galloway from CBC Radio; Linda Goldthorp, Director General, Intelligence Production, at National Defence Canada; John Honderich, former Publisher of the Toronto Star; Michael Ignatieff, former head of the Liberal Party; Mary Jo Leddy, Founding Director of Romero

House; Patrick LeSage, former Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice; Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford; Adam Vaughan, Toronto City Councillor; Michael Winter, Writer-in-Residence; and Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The Fellows also paid working visits to Quebec City, Berlin, New Orleans, Helsinki, and Copenhagen. A full report on the activities of the 2011–2012 Journalism Fellows can be found in The Owl, available in hard copy from the College Administrator, Anna Luengo, or online at www.masseycollege.ca/journalism-fellows/the-owl.

Jeffrey Harris Joan Harrison Jim Harvey Lynn Hasher Margaret Hayes Nona Heaslip Ralph Heintzman Gerald Helleiner Peter Herrndorf Shira Herzog Ernest Hillen David Hilton Rahim Hirji Brian Hodges Mimi Hollenberg Patricia Holtz Thomas Homer-Dixon Michiel Horn

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Next year’s issue of MasseyNews will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the College. The issue will include a two-page spread of images from 50 years of College members at play and otherwise during their time at Massey. Please retrieve your old photos and send us one for the album, identifying yourself and the occasion. E-mail a high resolution scan to the Editor at aluengo@sympatico.ca, or post a hard copy to the Editor c/o the College (we guarantee to send it back if you include a return address). Deadline: June 30, 2013. Thank you!

a mind driven by craving, pleasure or fear. To be happy, you must be reasonable, or you must be tamed.

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Thank you, donors! Ann Hutchison George Hutchison Janet E. Hutchison Foundation Catherine Hyland Robert Hyland Frank Iacobucci IBM Canada Eva Innes Jackman Foundation Henry Jackman Maruja Jackman Trinity Jackman Heather Jackson Karl Jaffary David James Norman Jewison Prabhat Jha Andrew Johnson Robert Johnson Robert Johnstone George Jonas Charles Jones Kahanoff Foundation George Kapelos Christine Karcza Martin Katz Alison Keith Merrijoy Kelner Patricia Kennedy Bruce Kidd Thomas Kierans Elizabeth Kilbourn Stanislav Kirschbaum Pia Kleber Stephen Klimczuk Terrence Knight Jeffrey Kofman Judy Korthals Nancy Kroeker Eva Kushner Sonia Labatt Michael Laine Nancy Lang Susan Lang



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The response to their publication was quick and relentless from the imperious, powerful mayor, the then up-and-coming Bo Xilai, and his strong-willed wife, lawyer Gu Kailai. This sequence of events eventually led to the fall of the two of them. Bo was the fastest rising politician in China, all set to ascend the highest offices in the land until he was disgraced, purged, and arrested along with Gu. She was formally charged with and subsequently found guilty of the poisoning murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. It was all, to say the least, a sensational story and one quickly picked up by journalists from around the world. As Time magazine reported in its May 7, 2012 issue, “The now 55-year-old reporter’s story might have been just another example of a renegade voice silenced in China – until the ignominious fall of Bo and Gu this spring….” What ensued after Mr. Jiang’s imprisonment was a bit of a trial, albeit an ultimately rewarding one, for Massey’s Scholars at Risk and for the College itself. He had been happily and quietly working in the non-resident and Visiting Scholar study carrel area below Houses I and II (which has the unfortunate nickname of “The Lubyanka” (the old KGB headquarters and associated prison in Moscow), which, I might add, Mr. Jiang thought was hilarious. He had been trying to write his experiences with no particular hope of publication when the world’s journalists suddenly started beating a path to his doorway. In one three-week period, he was interviewed not only by all the local media, but also by journalists from The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, and the Financial Times in Britain; The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal in the United States; and journalists from Japan, Taiwan, France, and other countries. And these were just the print media outlets. Often enough, College members would walk into the Quadrangle and find the eversmiling Mr. Jiang surrounded by microphones and cameras. Eventually, this all led to a book contract and other arrangements that will bring some muchneeded revenue to the Jiang family. So – happy denouement! – the book is now being written at Massey (mind you, still in the Lubyanka), and Massey College will be very proud to host its launch in Toronto when it is published. At the moment, Jiang Weiping is the standard bearer for the Scholars at Risk Program, one of many who have been helped since the program started. College Administrator Anna Luengo, under whose expert supervision the program has expanded, provides more details about the program on this facing page. Editor’s Note: Jiang Weiping was interviewed in the Upper Library for Toronto’s CityNews. You can view this exchange at www.citytv.com/toronto/ citynews/topic/the_inside_story_with_avery_haines/ article/205047--the-inside-story-former-politicalprisoner-reacts-to-china-s-corruption-scandal.

Chinese journalist Jiang Weiping, participant in Massey’s Scholars at Risk program, speaks to members of the Massey community in the Upper Library about his experiences in China.

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After first briefly noting long-standing differences between the United States and Canada, characterizing the former as “fundamentally an open society” and the latter as “fundamentally closed,” Ibbitson presented an optimistic picture of the future of the US, characterizing that country as “creative,” and “resilient,” even if at times “infuriating.” He also remarked on fundamental changes in Canada under the current Conservative government, presenting these as based essentially on a shift in the governing consensus of this country from the “Laurentian elites” of Toronto and Montreal to one dominated by “Western politicians and Western political and cultural values, buttressed by suburban immigrant and non-immigrant Ontario voters.” Ibbitson ended his presentation by expressing a hopeful view of both the United States and Canada, but on a cautionary note: Americans need to get their politicians “to take a few sensible steps,” while Canadians need to get theirs “to open a window or two.” The evening ended with Lisa Balfour Bowen, the senior member of the Southam family, saying a few words about her family’s long-standing commitment to the Southam Fellowship Program, and Michael Enright thanking Anna Luengo, for her outstanding work as Administrator of the program and for putting the whole evening together. She received a standing ovation from the packed audience in Ondaatje Hall.

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NYU Scholars at Risk program launches network in Canada by Anna Luengo, College Administrator


n June 22, the New York University Scholars at about when Graeme Gibson, a former President of PEN, Risk (SAR) network held a very successful day of approached the then newly elected Master, who was duly meetings at Massey that ended with a keynote address by convinced that Massey was a good place to provide both the Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor a friendly atmosphere and practical assistance to writers of the University of Winnipeg. Mr. Axworthy spoke and scholars caught out by sectarian violence or totalitarian eloquently of the need for universities to take on regimes, and who were attempting to pull their lives programs such as this. With the launch, SAR network together after escaping to Canada. That was in 1995. aims to work with a wider group of institutions of higher Since then, and with special help from the then Dean of education to organize and coordinate Graduate Studies at U of T, Senior Fellow Scholars at Risk, PAST and historian Michael Marrus, the member activities in Canada. As their invitation stated, “by coming together to & PRESENT, AT MASSEY program has expanded into what is today: launch the new section, higher education an exemplary example of an academic Martha Kuwee Kumsa (Ethiopia) institutions, academic leadership, staff community reaching out to the world to Reza Baraheni (Iran) and students in Canada send a strong offer protection, practical sustenance, and Mulatu Mekonnen (Ethiopia) message of solidarity with colleagues and Dabala Olana (Ethiopia) the hope of a better future. The program, Lydia Shaswar (Iraqi Kurdistan) institutions in places where intellectual thanks to generous donations from the Ihsan Alariqi (Yemen) freedom is restricted, and research, Donner Canadian Foundation, U of T, Patricia Suarez (Colombia) publication, teaching, and learning are and individuals ranging from ballet Humay Agayeva (Azerbaijian) repressed.” superstar and Senior Fellow Mikhail Clement Jumbe (Zimbabwe) Several members of these institutions Baryshnikov to children’s book artist Ian Fereshteh Molavi (Iran) attended and there was much discussion Wallace, is now endowed with over Ramin Jahanbegloo (Iran) on how to introduce SAR into their $1-million and is jointly administered Moain Sadeq (Gaza) faculties. Then Quadrangler (now Senior by Massey College and the School of José David Arango (Colombia) Fellow) Charles Foran, the award-winning Graduate Studies, University of Toronto. François Ndayizigiye (Rwanda) author and President of PEN Canada, The Scholars at Risk NYU network Soroush Dabbagh (Iran) gave the lunchtime address, and a panel (http://scholarsatrisk.nyu.edu) now addressing “Why a SAR network in Canada? ” included extends across North America and internationally, with Master John Fraser and Robert Quinn, Executive an ever-growing list of scholars, as more and more of them Director of Scholars at Risk at New York University. Past seek a respite or refuge from their troubled countries. Massey Scholar at Risk Clement Jumbe shared his story, We were able to give some words of wisdom at the launch, as did Anna Dolidze from Georgia, who is the Scholar at having had 12 years of experience working with such Risk at Western University, in London, Ontario. scholars in Canada. At the end of the day at a reception Massey’s SAR program (http://www.masseycollege.ca/ in the Common Room, there was much enthusiasm members/scholars-at-risk) was first inaugurated as the among the attendees as they considered the possibilities Writer-in-Exile program with PEN Canada, and came of introducing at-risk scholars to their institutions. •

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JAMIE ANDERSON and his wife, Patsy Anderson, were honoured with the 2012 Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) last March. They received the honour at a special ceremony in Vancouver during AFP’s 49th International Conference on Fundraising, the largest gathering of fundraisers in the world. h jamie.anderson@rbccm.com

ALAN BERNSTEIN was appointed President and CEO, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in Toronto. h abernstein@vaccineeenterprise.org

MICHAEL BLISS served as President, American Osler Society.

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MICHAEL CHARLES was presented with the Ontario Professional Engineering Awards Gold Medal in recognition of outstanding accomplishments and contributions made to society and the engineering profession as a citizen and as a professional engineer. As well, he received the Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award at Hart House for sustained leadership and service to the University of Toronto. h michael.charles@utoronto.ca

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Thank you, donors! Heinz Langer Peter Large John Lawson Julian Lebenhaft Keith Leckie Mary Jo Leddy Eugene Lee Marilyn Legge Patrick LeSage Malcolm Lester Jill Levenson Trevor Levere Michael Levine Joyce Lewis Peter Lewis William Littler Alison Loat Katharine Lochnan George Logan John Loosemore Keith Lowe John Lownsbrough Frederick Lowy Anthony Luengo Shirley Ma Joan MacCallum Catherine Macdonald Jocelyn MacDonald John MacFarlane

MARK CHEETHAM won the Exhibition of the Year Award (juried) from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries for Jack Chambers: The Light From the Darkness / Silver Paintings and Film Work. h mark.cheetham@utoronto.ca

IAN CLARK was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

STEPHEN CLARKSON was awarded the American Political Science Association’s Seymour Martin Lipset prize for his publication, Dependent America? How Canada and Mexico Construct US Power. He also delivered papers on his new book at the Institut des Amériques, Paris, and at the University of Jena, Germany. He spent three months at the Free University, Berlin, starting a new project on how new international economic rules are diffused within Europe-North America-South America. He had fun debating with Jack Granatstein in Koerner Hall the preposterous resolution that “The United States has Coveted Canada since the War of 1812,” an event organized within Luminato and the ROM’s History Wars series of public debates. This fall, he will be teaching his three half-courses and giving the new crop of six outstanding Journalism Fellows dubious academic advice which he believes they will do well to ignore. h stephen.clarkson@utoronto.ca

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he dust never settles at the Lodging. Ever. It’s not metaphorical. It’s not people. It’s real dust, construction dust. Ask Norma Briones, who keeps the place running. We have been living with construction around the Lodging for 16 of our 17 years: Munk Centre #1, the Massey Library, the Prosperity Centre, Munk Centre #2, and now the Athletic Centre. So Norma keeps on dusting and dusting. Aargh! But, as always, we carry on. After spending summer 2011 at our Ontario cottage hidden in the tool shed with his one solar panel and laptop while beavering away at his ninth book, The Secret of the Crown, Master John leapt back into the College

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NATALIE ZEMON DAVIS was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in recognition of “her distinguished contributions to the field of history, notably her pioneering approach to previously unexamined aspects of social history.” h nz.davis@utoronto.ca

JOHN DIRKS reports another great Gairdner year. The Canada Gairdner Awardees spoke at 21 Canadian academic centres, culminating in three days of symposia in Toronto. These symposia celebrated the 90th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, which included a gala dinner held at Massey College. A special highlight was the international receptions held at Canadian Embassies in the countries of the award recipients: the United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan. Personally, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and was inducted to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in recognition of his transforming the Gairdner Foundation International Awards into one of the most prestigious awards programs for medical research in the world, and for his huge impact in every field he has touched, including scientific and

fray at full speed. Sunday evening with the Fraser girls began right away, too, and this did help mollify a mother whose heart and mind were still on Split Rock Island. The Talisker Players rehearsals returned to our basement once again last year. Norma cooked up the first Junior Fellow buffet, whose Alternate Dining Society extravaganzas on Gaudy nights gain in fame. American non-res Junior Fellow Ryan Stoner took up residence in the Lodging twice in the fall. Tom Delworth, former Trinity Provost, also stayed with us, as did Kevin G. Lowther, and his wife, Mary. See FROM THE LODGING – page 14 •

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academic achievements in nephrology. Also this past year, he and his wife, Fay Dirks, marked their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration at the College on September 23, 2011. h john.dirks@gairdner.org

HENRY van DRIEL has completed a four-year term on the Senior Executive of the Canadian Association of Physicists, most recently as Past President, and currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Educational Trust Fund. h vandriel@physics.utoronto.ca

ANTHONY FEINSTEIN produced a documentary, Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, that was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award. h ant.feinstein@utoronto.ca

DAVID GOLDBLOOM was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. During the past year he was appointed Chair, Mental Health Commission of Canada, and Chair, Board of Governors, Stratford Shakespeare Festival. h david_goldbloom@camh.net

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

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Another successful year for Massey Grand Rounds by Aubie Angel, Ryan Doherty, and Judith Seary


assey Grand Rounds (MGR) is made up of members of the Massey College community, including physicians, medical students, and graduate students in areas related to Medicine and Health Sciences. Guided by Senior Fellow Dr. Aubie Angel, President of Friends of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FCIHR), and its Co-Chairs, Junior Fellows Ryan Doherty and Judith Seary, MGR convenes monthly during the school term, and serves as a discussion forum for topics related to the above areas. It also organizes additional events in the course of the year. Last year, MGR once again successfully hosted six guest mentors during its monthly dinners. Once again also, MGR organized a Gairdner Breakfast Meeting, this time featuring Dr. Michael Hayden, Director and Senior Scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia. Last March 28, MGR capped off the academic year with the 6th annual Massey Grand Rounds symposium entitled “Equity in Health Care: Access and Outcomes.” Members of the Massey and University of Toronto communities filled the Upper Library and Common Room, while the University of Toronto Mississauga campus and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

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• • • The speakers this past • year at these well- • attended lunches • were (in order of the presentations): •

(NOSM) campuses joined the proceedings remotely via videocast. This allowed Dr. Roger Strasser, Dean of Medicine at NOSM and who was not actually in Toronto, to give his welcoming remarks, alongside Master John Fraser, Dr. Aubie Angel, and Dr. Catherine Whiteside, Dean of Medicine at U of T. Former CMA President Dr. Jeff Turnbull, Dr. Eva Grunfeld, Dr. Jeremiah Hurley, Dr. Richard Glazier, and Senior Fellow Professor Michael Bliss shared their perspectives on health care equity and sustainability. The afternoon concluded with lively panel discussions moderated by Senior Fellow Dr. James Orbinski, and Senior Fellow Dr. David Goldbloom masterfully summarized the program highlights in iambic pentameter. Videos from the event can be viewed at www.youtube.com/friendsofcihr and photos at www. masseygrandrounds.ca. MGR is particularly grateful for sponsorship support from the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, as well as from the Quarter Century Fund and Quadrangle Society of Massey College. MGR would also like to thank everyone who planned, participated in, and supported the symposium.

John Fraser, “What I Did During My Summer Holidays” Prabhat Jha, “Major Themes of the Copenhagen Consensus 2012 (CC12) Review of Disease Control” Michael Ignatieff, “Sovereigns: Governments and Economic Crisis” Wendy Dobson, “Canada’s Overdue Re-engagement with Dynamic Asia” Howard M. Clarke, “Difficult Births, Weak Arms, and Surgical Intervention” Robert Sharpe, “The Lazier Murder: Prince Edward County, 1884” Charles Pachter, “The Artist’s Life – How I Learned to Survive and Thrive in Canada”

Thank you, donors! Charles Pachter David Palmer David Pantalony Mary Ann Parker Roger Parkinson James Parrish Rose Patten Louis Pauly Peter Pauly James Paupst Derek Penslar John Pepall Douglas Perovic Susan Perren Jack Petch Allan Peterkin David Peterson Heather Peterson Gaylanne Phelan Tony Pigott John Polanyi Julian Porter Frank Potter Neville Poy Vivienne Poy Prince Edward County Community Foundation Dorothy Pringle Brenda Proulx

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CHANTAL HÉBERT was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada “for her professional achievements as a journalist and columnist whose contributions to English- and Frenchlanguage media provide a unique perspective on Canadian politics.” h chebert@thestar.ca

ERIC JACKMAN was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. h fjackman@invictainvestments.com

DAVID JAMES received the 2011 Annual Award from the British Society of Rheology for his contributions to the understanding of flow properties of viscoelastic fluids. h david.james@utoronto.ca

RAY JAYAWARDHANA was married this year and appointed University of Toronto President’s Senior Advisor on Science Engagement. h rayjay@astro.utoronto.ca

BRUCE KIDD was appointed Warden, Hart House, University of Toronto. h bruce.kidd@utoronto.ca

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TOM KIERANS had his appointment as Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, extended to an unprecedented third term, as have his appointments to the Selection Boards for Canada Excellence Research Chairs and Vanier-Banting. As well, he was appointed to a committee advising the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions. He remains as Vice-Chair of Mount Sinai Hospital and Co-Chair of its Research Committee. h t.kierans@on.aibn.com

JILL LEVENSON published five articles connected with a book project about Shakespeare’s influence on modern drama. She became Honorary Vice-President, International Shakespeare Association, and Honorary Advisor for the Shanghai Theatre Academy and College of Foreign Languages, Donghua University, Shanghai. She retired in June and was named Professor Emeritus, English, University of Toronto. h jilleven@trinity.utoronto.ca

KATHARINE LOCHNAN is working on a major exhibition called “The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky” to open in 2016. h katharine_lochnan@ago.net

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Thank you, donors! Jean Riley Morton Ritts Gordon Rixon William Roberts Judith Robertson Sheila Robinson William Robson Robin Roger Jonathan Rose Seamus Ross Sandra Rotman Abraham Rotstein Karin Ruehrdanz William Rueter Alan Rugman Aubrey Russell Peter Russell Harriet Sachs Ann Saddlemyer Richard Sadleir Edward Safarian The St. George’s Society of Toronto Mark Sarner Beth Savan Bruno Scherzinger Lionel Schipper Clayton Scott

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Massey). Jessie Fraser and her godfather, Massey Chapel choir director Tom Fitches, hit the keyboard, Senior Fellow Peter Martin tuned his violin, Alum Kari Maaren charmed little Pippa Nugent McKee with special piano tunes, and we raised the roof, complete with descant and the help of assorted Masseyites in holiday mood. Christmas dinner, however, was historically small, just 12 of us, including Junior Fellows Yonsue Kim, Johanna Rodda, and Alum Anna Shamaeva, now a newly landed immigrant. The youngest Miss Fraser continued holiday festivities with a New Year’s Eve dance party in the Common Room. Senior Fellow Ralph Heintzman returned in the winter with his wife, Jane, to launch his new book, Rediscovering Reverence. Then there was Junior Fellow Darragh McGee, who moved into the guest room after major knee surgery for an athletic injury, which, unfortunately, delayed his sport-recruiting research in Ghana. Alumni Sylvia Nickerson and John Neary came from Hamilton with their son, Colin, who was intrigued with Maddy, the latest Irish Terrier-inResidence and bane of all College rodents. In the second term of deadlines and viruses of all sorts, we did our best to lighten up. Another moot court reappeared for what I can attest was not just a scotch tasting around our dining table. The Winter Ball brought out my flower-arranging talents and the tietying skills of the Master of the Bow Tie (John provided lessons in this art). The winter also brought our old friend Bishop Jo Fricker and his wife, Shirley, with her brilliant oneliners that left us holding our sides at a great reunion dinner with the Rev. Canon Cheryl Palmer and her husband, then College Assistant (now Registrar) Danylo Dzwonyk.

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Kevin is the author of The American Odyssey of John Kizell: A South Carolina Slave Returns to Fight the Slave Trade in His African Homeland (the story of a South Carolina slave who made his way back to Africa, via Nova Scotia, to found a settlement for freed slaves in Sierra Leone). In October, I retreated to our French house, and daughter Kate joined me for a few days’ walk in the Lot Valley. Back at the Lodging, a Scotch tasting took over our dining room after Junior Fellow Grant Bishop’s and Quadrangler Kirby Chown’s Moot Debate in the Upper Library. My godson Nick Intscher stayed while investigating a Master’s in Political Science at U of T and a Massey fellowship, but LSE won the day (he told me that the latter replied much faster). As well, Antoine Dionne-Charest, son of Premier Jean Charest of Quebec joined Clara and me for breakfasts when he came to get to know Massey and U of T. John, meanwhile, was working full-time last fall revising his book, not to speak of full-time at Massey with the students, the Quadrangle Society Book Club, The Monday Club (though he is no longer president); and the Talisker Players (of which he is Patron). Somehow he also had time to co-found the Friends of the Canadian Crown, work on the board of the Canadian Journalism Foundation, and enjoy the limelight being Scot of the Year (whatever that means), complete with a rhymed louange from Senior Fellow Alexander McCall Smith. And let me not forget: John had knee surgery to repair a spectacular leap the year before. And all the preceding took place just in the autumn. No wonder, then, that we slept for a week in France before joining the Journalism Fellows for a spectacular week in Berlin in early December, returning in time for a traditional carol party, which Clara insisted on organizing in memory of family life BM (before

See FROM THE LODGING – page 16

David Scott Iain Scott Robin Sears Ellen Seligman Saad Shah Jack Shapiro Robert Sharpe Sandra Shaul Gerald Sheff Barbara Sherwood Lollar Sara Shettleworth Brigitte Shim David Silcox Brian Silverman Donald Simpson Caspar Sinnige Ernest Sirluck David Sisam Anna Skorzewska



News of senior fellows

BARBARA SHERWOOD LOLLAR was the recipient of the 2012 Eni Protection of the Environment Prize. This prestigious award is presented for outstanding research and innovation in areas concerning the environmental impact of human activities, specifically protection and restoration of the environment, with a special focus on research and innovative technologies to eliminate pollutants and to improve environmental conditions. The award was presented at the Quirinale Palace in Rome this past June 15 by the President of Italy. h bslollar@chem.utoronto.ca

FREDERICK H. LOWY recently completed his second mandate as President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University in Montreal. He will return to Toronto this fall and expects to be active at Massey College during this academic year. h frederick.lowy@concordia.ca

MINELLE MAHTANI won the Glenda Laws Award from the Association of American Geographers for outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues. h mahtani@utsc.utoronto.ca

news of senior fellows

DAVID MALONE reports that the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) continues to be a great place to work. His book Does the Elephant Dance: Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy spent four months on the Indian bestseller list in 2011, but, he reported directly to us, “the sales prospects of my latest one, Nepal in Transition: From People’s War to Fragile Peace, are considerably less rosy!” He visits the College quite often, always with pleasure. Floreat Massey! h dmalone@idrc.ca

LORNA MARSDEN was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. h lmarsden@yorku.ca

CHARLES PACHTER was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada “for his contributions to the arts community as an iconic artist, and for his charitable activities.” h pachterc@gmail.com

RICHARD PELTIER won the Herzberg Gold Medal from NSERC. h peltier@atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca

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Thank you, donors! Philip Slayton Donald Smith Mark Smith Elizabeth Smyth Harley Smyth Greg Sorbara Martine Sorin Wilson Southam Linda Spalding

Under the able guidance of Junior Fellows Tina Park and Linda van Waes, this series of presentations had a second successful year. Described as “a forum for Junior Fellows to learn about the life and work of Senior Fellows and other distinguished community members,” the series offers informal after-dinner presentations by speakers, along with lots of opportunity for questions and general discussion. All of the following four were held in the Upper Library.

Rosemary Speirs James Spence Katherine Spence Cathy Spoel

October 18


Michael Bliss (Senior Fellow), University Professor Emeritus, historian, and author

Lorna Marsden (Senior Fellow), former Senator of Canada, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Toronto, and former President and Vice-Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University and of York University

Mark Starowicz

R. H. Thompson (Quadrangler), actor and director

Andrew Stewart

Christine Karcza (Quadrangler), handicap-access adviser Mark Starowicz (Senior Fellow), Executive Director of Documentary Programing, CBC Television

Mark Stabile Jamison Steeve Don Stevenson Nalini Stewart



Jim Coutts (Quadrangler), former secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Director of the Board of the Hospital for Sick Children and Foundation, and Chairman and CEO of Canadian Investment Capital Limited

Bill Graham (Senior Fellow), former Canadian politician and Professor of Law

Alexander Stuart

Margaret MacMillan (Senior Fellow), Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, Professor of International History at the University of Oxford, and author

Alan Sullivan

Charles Pachter (Senior Fellow), painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer

Judith Stoffman

John Sewell (Quadrangler), community activist, housing administrator, journalist, and author, and former Councillor and Mayor of Toronto.

Rosemary Speirs (Quadrangler), journalist and volunteer

Interested in being a speaker at Massey Talks? If so, please contact Tina Park at park.tina@gmail.com

Roy Stuart Jennifer Surridge Ryerson Symons Ethel Teitelbaum Douglas Thompson Paul Thompson

News of senior fellows

ALAN RUGMAN is currently Head of the School of International Business and Strategy at Henley Business School, University of Reading, England. He was recently elected Dean of the Fellows of the Academy of International Business, and informs us that this is the only post of Dean he would accept, as it is only active for one week a year (at the annual AIB conference), which allows him time to continue his research in international business. h a.rugman@henley.reading.ac.uk

MOLLY SHOICHET was awarded the Order of Ontario in 2011 and became a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science the same year. In 2012, she was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and won the Clemson Award from the American Society for Biomaterials.v She continues to advance knowledge in regenerative medicine strategies of the brain and spinal cord. h molly.shoichet@utoronto.ca, www.ecf.utoronto.ca/~molly/

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Wendy Thompson •

LOUIS SIMINOVITCH was awarded the Order of Ontario.

h lsimin@mshri.on.ca

MICHAEL VALPY, former writer at The Globe and Mail, was awarded the 2012 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy, which is sponsored by the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, the Toronto Star, and the Honderich family. For the fellowship, he will explore social cohesion in Canada. He also taught last winter in the journalism graduate program of Western University, in London, Ontario, as a CanWest Journalism Fellow. h mvalpy@globeandmail.ca

JUDY WATT-WATSON is the new President of the Canadian Pain Society. The society represents clinicians, as well as clinical and basic scientists across Canada, who are involved in improving the science and practice of pain management. She is Professor Emerita, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. h j.watt.watson@utoronto.ca

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Reception at Queen’s Park to honour the Master’s new book

Robert van Pelt Adam Vaughan Joan Vanduzer Rudolph Vezer Robert Vipond Diane Walker Janet Walker Ken Walker Ian Wallace Helen Walsh Michael Walsh Charles Ward Germaine Warkentin Judith Watt-Watson Alex Waugh Cynthia Webb

On April 2, 2012, the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, the Honourable David C. Onley, and Mrs. Onley (second and third right) gave a special reception at Queen’s Park, in Toronto, in honour of Master John Fraser for the publication of his latest book, The Secret of the Crown. Nearly 130 Senior and Junior Fellows attended, along with Alumni and Quadranglers and College Officers.

Ian Webb Norman Webster Harriet Sis Bunting Weld Richard Wernham Julia West Grace Westcott Hilary Weston Bruce Westwood Pamela Wheaton Rodney White Susan White Blossom Wigdor Mary Williamson Elizabeth Wilson Lois Wilson Susan Wilson Richard Winter Eleanor Wittlin Rose Wolfe Judith Wolfson Janet Wright Morden Yolles Joan York Marion York Eric Young James Young Jacob Ziegel Adam Zimmerman


From the Lodging

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Jo had come to conduct the early morning Ash Wednesday service next day. During breaks in the social whirl, I might add, I prepared a talk for the Quadrangle Book Club, attended the first joint conference of the Canadian Pain Coalition and the Canadian Pain Society, and wrote an article on pain for Maclean’s (http://www2. macleans.ca/2012/03/15/the-latest-opium-war). Graham Abbey’s newly formed Groundling Theatre, where Jessie Fraser is putting in a great deal of her theatrical talents, rehearsed The Seven Ages of Man in the Lodging basement over several winter evenings. The entire cast dined in the house – everywhere in the house – before performing at the George Ignatieff Theatre. Martin Knelman of the Toronto Star described the show as “magical.” After hosting Massey lecturer Adam Gopnik in the fall, we left him in Clara’s good care when he returned last March to give the Larkin-Stuart Lectures (co-sponsored by Trinity College and St. Thomas’s Anglican Church). At that time we were in Ottawa for John to launch The Secret of the Crown, debate Senior Fellow Michael Bliss yet again on the monarchy before a crowd stacked with loyal Alum and Fraser friends, and host the Ottawa chapter of the Massey Alum Society. John’s book launch in Toronto drew a large crowd of his fans to the Quadrangle to enjoy a summer-like early April day filled with the strains of our favourite fiddler, Alum Christopher MacDonald. Bishop Barbel Potter of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany and Dr. Jan Love, United Methodist Dean of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia, came to celebrate Senior Fellow Lois Wilson’s 85th birthday symposium at Emmanuel College in midApril. Old friends tenor Ian Bostrich and pianist Julius

Drake, famous for playing four-hand piano with his sister at Clara’s baptism in London, stayed a few days to perform lieder at Koerner Hall, followed by a festive dinner that included a birthday cake and song for my sister, Quadrangler Joan MacCallum. “Oh! I forgot you were here,” I welcomed Senior Fellow and now former Senior Resident Michael Valpy one morning. He wasn’t the first guest I forgot was coming. Then there are the “John said I could come and stay” surprises at the front door: Alum Pierre Lairez, for example, who baked us a fine French pie. After John officiated at the public marriage vows of Alum Jacquie To and John Rabinovitch, we escaped in the late spring to our French retreat in Milhars, while Junior Fellow Julia Lockhart’s family stayed for graduation celebrations, and Junior Fellow Beth Elder moved in to help Clara look after Maddy as Clara frantically finished her Master’s of Urban Planning at Ryerson before decamping. This past spring meant travel for all the MacCallum Fraser girls (yours truly included). Kate spent nearly three months in her beloved Brazil, then returned to her work with the New Arrivals project, which opens up minds to the gifts of new Canadians. Jessie meanwhile was surviving a four-week Columbia Theatre School workshop in Saratoga, which followed commedia dell’arte work for a few days in New York. Then she was on to Halifax for more theatre workshops. Clara and I went walking in the Pays Basque in the western Pyrenees. Then she was off on a grand tour of Europe that ended at a swing-dance camp in Herräng, Sweden. Now it’s job hunting and the real world for her, leaving us an empty nest. Well, not really. No doubt, there’ll be more construction dust and many more interesting and delightful people coming to stay.

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

1962–2012 • 50th Anniversary of the start of construction of Massey College

Ron Thom conceptualizes Massey College

Architect’s sketch of the south elevation. See also pages 18-20.

Conversation with Brigitte Shim Senior Fellow Brigitte Shim is a principal of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto, who are committed to realizing innovative and exploratory built work that engages architecture, landscape, and furniture. Shim-Sutcliffe have been the recipients of 12 Governor General’s Medals and Awards for Architecture for public and private projects. She has been a member of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto since 1988. We spoke with her this past August. How did you become associated with Massey College? In 1990, I was asked to serve on a large University of Toronto committee and had the good fortune of sitting next to Master Ann Saddlemyer. We quickly realized our shared interest in architecture, and she invited me to become a member of the newly formed Massey College Architectural Advisory Committee. Other committee members included Hart Massey, Massey family member and an architect, artist, and jeweller; Bob McIntyre and Stephen Quigley, who both worked with Ron Thom; Stephen Otto, architectural historian; Master Saddlemyer; and College Bursar Samina Khan. I served for many years on that committee, which was dedicated to retaining the architectural integrity of Massey, while also accommodating the needs of its evolving and dynamic community. Please tell us more about the work of that committee. Well, for one thing, we set in motion the designation of Massey College as a young 1960s heritage building in the City of Toronto. Why was that? As a new building, Massey College was not, of course, under any threat of demolition at the time of its designation. See CONVERSATION – page 18

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1962–2012 • 50th Anniversary of the start of construction of Massey College

Nooks & Crannies


Like Ontario, Massey College offers “more to discover” for those adventurous enough to strike out beyond the well-trodden paths of familiar spaces such as the Common Room, the Upper Library, Ondaatje Hall, and the Quadrangle – or, for that matter, for those curious enough to look more closely at what’s in the purview of such familiar places. Last year, for example, we featured “The Heritage Cupboard,” located in the north-east corner of the Common Room.

This year, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of our College by H.R.H. the Prince Philip, in May 1962, we thought it fitting to encourage you to pay more attention to some architectural details that you may not have looked at very closely or possibly even missed altogether. To help orient you, we’re providing a brief and enlightening passage below from Douglas Shadbolt’s book on Ron Thom to accompany our visual “close-ups.”





A The front gate B Metalwork in the open corners of the brick fence of the Lodging C The parapet D Gargoyles?

Still further embellishment included the addition of decorative metal screens in the gates and above the parapet of the Porter’s Lodge, and in the open corners of the brick fence of the Master’s Lodge. These metalwork items are true “extras” …probably added to solve problems of security that were not readily apparent earlier. The overall effect of this and other enrichment is to give the building an affinity with the older colleges on the campus, which were designed in traditional styles, but it stops short of conformity to those styles. From Douglas Shadbolt, Ron Thom: The Shaping of an Architect, Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1995, p. 72 18

Conversation with Brigitte Shim Continued from page 17

Our committee’s desire to get the designation was driven by what we saw as the need to educate members of the Massey and wider university communities, as well as the public at large, about the remarkable architectural gift that is Massey College. Then, when John Fraser became the Master of Massey College, in 1995, my role on the Architectural Advisory Committee evolved into becoming College Architect. How and why did that change come about? It happened this way. One of my first encounters with Master Fraser was just after Facilities at the University of Toronto had replaced a portion of the oak floor in the Common Room. After a quick review, I had to educate the newly appointed Master about the acceptable standards for replacement at Massey, which were clearly established by the existing building. I took the opportunity and the time to remind the Master of his crucial stewardship role as Massey’s leader. I advised that the wood oak floor that had been installed be rejected, and an acceptable replacement oak floor was subsequently installed. When you sit in the Common Room today, you cannot tell where the oak floor was replaced, which shows you that our efforts were successful.

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

1962–2012 • 50th Anniversary of the start of construction of Massey College

So you’re saying that Master Fraser is a champion of the architectural qualities and integrity of the College. Quite definitely. Since my first encounter with him, I’ve known him to be tireless in that regard. Tell us a bit about Thom’s original conception of the College. What did he have in mind, and how did his conception transform the original site? Before construction of the College began, the site was an empty lot with a group of trees in the middle. Vincent Massey’s vision for Massey College was to create a new academic community, and the new building needed to support Massey’s vision. Ron Thom’s architectural response was formed by a stepped urban wall housing resident rooms and offices all looking inward, while simultaneously protecting the existing trees on the site and transforming them into the centrepiece of a new outdoor courtyard, the Quadrangle, which has become the heart and soul of the College. When you enter Massey College, you enter an outdoor space and cross a bridge that leaves the outside world and the rest of the university behind. Once inside the College, you move fluidly between interior and exterior areas, as well as between public and private ones, all of which create rich, satisfying spatial experiences.

Early architectural drawing of the front entrance of Massey College.

What do you think of Thom’s modifications of his originally submitted plans (for example, his shift from a low hip to flat roof in the main building)? Ron Thom’s original competition entry with its low hip roof recalls the Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright on the University of Chicago campus. The project’s transformation to the current Massey College reflects the use of brick as the primary building material used both inside and outside. The College is actually an early work of Thom’s and his modifications – and those requested of the other competing architects: Carmen Corneil, Arthur Erickson, and John Parkin– were made at the request of a jury that included Vincent Massey and two Massey family members who were architects: Hart Massey, his son, and Geoffrey Massey, his nephew. How was the building originally received? When it opened, the architectural press was, in fact, mostly negative. Modern buildings like Sidney Smith on the St. George campus and the original Terminal 1 at Pearson Airport were considered to truly reflect the times.

In architectural notes archived in the College Library, Ron Thom explains two key components and the general character of the buildings. Sapere Aude • Dare to Know

See CONVERSATION – page 20 19

1962–2012 • 50th Anniversary of the start of construction of Massey College

Conversation with Brigitte Shim Continued from page 19

Massey College, on the other hand, was intended by Thom to fit into its local context, a new place that was not as demonstrative of its modernity as other contemporary landmarks. Now, five decades later, we understand that a building could be both modern and “traditional” at the same time, striking a new balance that will be a new model for coming generations. What do you yourself find particularly outstanding about the building and its site?

Are there any final thoughts you’d like to share with us, especially regarding the architecture of the College and your relationship with it? At the outset, a great deal of effort went into the selection of the architect, the design process, and the physical realization of the building. For the last five decades, Massey College has quite clearly evolved into a very vibrant community.

I see the building as providing not only the physical armature that supports that community, but also as helping to shape that community. A great building like Massey College needs good friends who both understand its architectural legacy and its special, multiple-faceted community. We all need to work together to ensure that the College continues to age graciously. Photography by Elizabeth Hope

Once inside the Quadrangle and the other areas of College, as I mentioned earlier, you move easily and pleasurably among its spaces. Then there’s the Dining Room, which hovers a full floor above the Quadrangle, and is one of the finest modern rooms in Canada. The tables, chairs, and lights were designed by Ron Thom. Sugar and cream servers were commissioned and executed by silversmiths in England. This room is an exemplary demonstration of the integration of architecture and its allied arts. Like the Quadrangle, Ondaatje Hall – a wonderful room where both everyday meals and special celebrations take place – is central to the life of the College.

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…more planting is suggested than is commonly found in an English Quadrangle. It is felt the seasonal transformation wrought by such planting could not help but add immensely to the richness of the buildings and to the life within. – Ron Thom Very sadly, one of the ashes in the Quadrangle had to be cut down this past summer, the victim of the invasive and highly destructive emerald ash borer beetle. The ash was almost as old as the College but was beyond saving, even after being injected with anti-borer-beetle agents. The tree came down in one day.

Happiness is impossible, and even inconceivable, to a mind without scope and without pause,

MasseyNews • 2011 –2012

July 14, 2012 marked the centenary of the birth of Northrop Frye, renowned literary theorist and critic, second Massey Lecturer (The Educated Imagination, 1962), and, from 1967–1987, a Senior Fellow at Massey College, then a Senior Fellow Emeritus until his death in 1991. He is fondly and respectfully remembered here by a Senior Fellow who knew him well and by an Alum. As well, on page 38, a former Don of Hall recalls Frye’s support at a Corporation meeting.

Remembering Northrop Frye


1912 - 1991


by John Court

he Junior Fellows, Senior Fellows, and staff at Massey were huge “Fryedolators” (Margaret Atwood’s non-ironic turn of phrase, I believe) during the two decades that he and his office were at the College. We were honoured that he was here and always enjoyed his company, and that of his Secretary, Jane Welch Widdicomb. We even designed a line of Norrie-wear sweatshirts, in periodic editions, much as is still done now for Masseywear. At the time, we advertised the sweatshirts as “a fashionable item of informal apparel.” (After my own Norrie sweatshirt shrank from washing after many years, my young daughter proudly took it over.) Frye also helped to open up the College in other ways. After Master Robertson Davies granted his Secretary Moira Whalon the privilege of lunching in the otherwise males-only Dining Hall, Frye immediately announced to the Master that his secretary would do so as well. Both women by Eleanor Cook were soon followed by other women on staff such e was a shy man, as everyone knew, Though shy, he could certainly deal with as Pat Kennedy, the Bursar’s Secretary. A few years yet formidable, as everyone also knew. He social challenges. Once, after a pleasant dinner, a later, in 1974, the College welcomed its first had little or no small talk, but his responses chatty woman decided to lecture him on Blake. female Junior Fellows and a year later Master could be memorable. On Berkeley in the sixties: Blake, she claimed, is better read without the Emerita Ann Saddlemyer attended a Corporation “We found ourselves so homesick for a sight of critics, who just get in the way, etc., etc. Her meeting as Massey’s first female Senior Fellow. the middle classes that we took to going to mortified writer husband, for whom she was I like to think of Norrie as playing a quiet but church again.” What Shakespearean character mischievously staging this and enjoying herself important role in all these changes. would he most like to play? Prospero, everyone hugely, kept trying to stop her. No use. Drama. assumed. His unexpected reply: “Thersites.” Would Frye be courteous but untruthful, or John Court is Archivist at the Centre for Addiction He must have felt like railing just then. Once, would he turn ironic? Finally she stopped, gazing and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, and an hoping to surprise him, I said: “Owls are said to limpidly into his eyes. He looked back, beaming Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the Faculty of hoot in spondees (‘hoo, hoo’), but barred owls mildly, and replied: “Blake was always very Medicine. He was a Junior Fellow, 1970–1973, hoot in choriambs.” Frye replied without a pause pleased when children liked his poetry.” Silence. during which time he served as Co-editor of the – without a pause – “Hyenas howl in paeons.” And how had he found something both truthful Massey Bull. He has been a member of Massey’s He was quite right. (And I was slightly wrong: a and polite to say? (And removed himself from Quarter-Century Fund Committee since 1996. choriamb goes “TA-ta-ta-TA” and a barred owl the horns of her dilemma, substituting goes “TA-TA-ta-TA.”) something subtler of his own?) “Forty years of Sometimes we caught glimpses of the mind at teaching, my dear,” he replied later. Well yes, and work: “I lost sleep thinking about the difference something more. As always. between ‘break up’ and ‘break down.’” (In the Polemical Introduction to Anatomy of Criticism, Senior Fellow Eleanor Cook is a Professor Emerita some prepositions have been revised because of of Victoria College, University of Toronto. Among their faint but unmistakable metaphorical force.) other works, she is the author of Browning’s – from "Is Northrop Frye a Sun-Myth?", written under At a dinner for a visiting American, I announced Lyrics: An Exploration, A Reader’s Guide to the naughty pseudonym Llar Eggub, also a Welsh village dessert as “proper pumpkin pie.” The visitor noted Wallace Stevens, and the entry for “Herman in "Under Milkwood" by Dylan Thomas. Original article that “proper” is British; an American would say Northrop Frye” at the Dictionary of Canadian in the Northrop Frye Fonds at the Victoria University “real.” Frye replied, “Aristotle versus Plato,” to the Biography Online (http://www.biographi. Library, 1988, Box 51. Full text at http://fryeblog. visitor’s delight. ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=8425). blog.lib.mcmaster.ca/is-northrop-frye-a-sun-myth.

The Informal Frye


Frye is reputed to have a “tabernacle” at Massey College. But who’s ever been in there? Don’t even pretend you have, or will.

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The 2012–2013 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. 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.

ere’s what they say about JIM FLECK, a Senior Fellow of this College and one of its very generous benefactors: he’s a big man, they say, a big man with a big heart and a generous pocket. They say it because it’s true, but on the issues of the size of his heart and the depth of his pockets, we can’t even begin to compete in honouring him. Jim has already been honoured for his enthusiasms and generosity all across this country. Rooms, floors, whole wings and buildings have been named after him. Any more Fleck wings, in fact, and he can take flight. We have no honorary degree to offer him, we can’t chisel his name into the brickworks, and he’s already a Senior Fellow. We can’t even offer to pray for him in St. Catherine’s Chapel because his marvellous wife, Margaret, is an ordained priest and presumably has already put in a good word for him in the right place. What we can do, however, is give him some money – probably not a patch on what he has given away, but still quite a lot for us – and make him give it away, too! More important, we can celebrate an instinct – the Jim Fleck instinct – that makes good his own vows to return to the society around him what he feels he received in bountiful proportions. We can celebrate a man unafraid to talk about his dreams, unafraid to shed a tear at a great concert, unafraid to be pleased with a major career in business and then throw over the whole damn thing and come and teach at the university. And earlier even: unafraid to get into government in both Ottawa and in Queen’s Park, unafraid to be a civil servant, unafraid to identify with the performing arts – all of the arts. Unafraid, even, to hit a high lob in tennis right into the sun spot of his opponent and then claim the ensuing point as his own.

❖ Please send nominations to: Mr. Danylo Dzwonyk Registrar’s Office Massey College 4 Devonshire Place Toronto Ontario M5S 2E1 ddzwonyk@masseycollege.ca


Madam Clarkson and Dr. James Fleck This is a man who knows the world he lives in, knows his own neighbourhood, and right up to this very moment works like the devil to leave it a better place. It is an instinct that has had a huge impact. The footprint of this good man on the culture of Canada is the reason, Madam Clarkson, that I have the honour to present to you Dr. James Fleck, a Clarkson Laureate in Public Service for 2012.


Nominations should be in the form of a letter or e-mail to the College Registrar, Danylo Dzwonyk, and arrive no later than January 31, 2013. 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.

Photography by Julie Smitka


Clarkson Award Citations

Madam Clarkson and Mary McGeer

ary McGeer, a member of the Quadrangle Society, makes music. Specifically, she makes it on the noble but humble viola. In a string quartet, the viola is not a prima donna like the first violin, or a brooding, Byronesque aristocrat like the cello. The viola knows its place! On the other hand, Mary McGeer plays second fiddle to no one and that’s because in a quartet or an orchestral string section, it is the violist who often holds everything together. And that is the definition of Mary McGeer. She holds things together and makes them work. As the founder of the intellectually adventurous Talisker Players, those music and words magicians who have made such a fresh, intelligent, and adventurous foray into Toronto’s musical life, she is the soul of interdisciplinary exploration, but like the instrument she plays, her organization fills a need in the middle ground between theatre and music. The Talisker Players are also Massey College’s “Musicians-inAttendance,” which is somewhat different from being “Musicians-in-Residence” in that we don’t provide beds, but we do provide rehearsal rooms and an office.

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

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avid Pereira has been a non-resident Junior Fellow of Massey College for nearly five years. During all that time, he has shown himself to be an exemplary citizen of the College and of the university at large. Even the focus of much of his formal graduate work in Sociology – the Portuguese diaspora’s understanding of gender and equity – are fused to his altruism and his notoriously capacious kind heart. We say “notorious” because David actually doesn’t know how to help himself from helping people. As a residential Don at St. Michael’s College, he tutored students having academic problems and counselled those struggling with the uncertainties of sexual identity – not an easy subject nor an easy place to do that. In the larger community, he’s worked for the “On Your Mark” program, tutoring Portuguese youth in the city, and is a facilitator in conflict resolution and communications at St. Stephen’s Community House. At the university, his work promoting understanding of gender relations has been outstanding and widely recognized, whether it was promoting equity and safe spaces for gays and lesbians, or – through his own example as an open, warm and morally-focused human being – requiring academic institutions to act with fairness and transparency. At Massey College, it is David – of course – who has facilitated for several years the annual Christmas bonus from the Junior Fellows to our hard-working staff; it is David who stood for House Committee and who chaired the Winter Ball Committee; it is David who sings in the College choir; it is David who often does weekend portering duty. The least of his many wonderful traits – the very least – is that he is utterly reliable

Madam Clarkson and David Pereira and a consummate volunteer. He is someone who would rather do things and fix things than talk about them. That is why, Madam Clarkson, it gives me such great pleasure to present to you David Pereira, a non-resident Junior Fellow of Massey College, who is one of this year’s Clarkson Laureates in Public Service.

Photography by Colleen Nicholson

In the words of Professor Emerita Ursula Franklin, a member of the selection committee for the Laureates, “It is not just by doing ostensible good works or making ostensible benefactions that mark the idea of public service. The concept of integrating artistic skills with professional presentation and then going beyond and making the skill and the presentation a gift is at the heart of any true notion of public service. That is Mary’s vocation and why she is such a source of inspiration for others.” You will not be surprised to learn that under Mary’s guidance, the Talisker players have one of the most imaginative cultural outreach programs in Canada, and they specifically focus on those members of our community who are usually overlooked by most cultural institutions. She didn’t need to go far to find partners. The list is astonishing: the Yonge Street Mission, the All Saints Church Drop-in Centre, the Fred Victor Mission, Street Haven, the House of Compassion, the Maxwell Meighen Centre, the Adelaide Resource Centre for Women, and a half dozen others. Whether it is free tickets or main stage performance at these centres, the Talisker Players and Mary McGeer care deeply about the society they live and work in. In the hands of this viola player, public service sings. Madam Clarkson: it is a great honour to present to you Mary McGeer, one of the 2012 Clarkson Laureates in Public Service.

As a partner with neighbouring Trinity College, Massey College now hosts an annual Canadian citizenship ceremony. The second of these at the College took place last February 8. Forty new citizens were sworn in at that ceremony, run by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and its partner, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), which was founded by Senior Fellows the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson (who attended the proceedings) and John Ralston Saul. The actual ceremony came at the end of a morning of round-table discussions on the topic of becoming Canadian, which were hosted by members of the College. More information on the ICC can be found at www.icc-icc.ca/en/bc. Sapere Aude • Dare to Know


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Quadrangle Society Book Club Report


by Ramsay Derry, Book Club Coordinator

he 2011–2012 book club season was a successful one, with a considerable, almost incongruous, variety. However, it seemed that all our presenters liked the books they were presenting. The meetings drew large numbers, putting added pressure on the presenters, and we are grateful to all of them for their contributions to our evenings. The season opened with Mordecai: The Life & Times, by Charles Foran, with the author and Florence Richler in conversation, a rare opportunity to feature both the author and one of the book’s central characters. In November, Ted Cape gave a jeremiad of a presentation on The Big Short, Michael Lewis’s account of the 2008 financial meltdown. This was followed by The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal, presented by Anna Porter, perhaps the most universally popular book we have done. Andrew Ignatieff explored his Russian heritage through the 1995 prize-winning (Goncourt, Médici) novel, Dreams of My Russian Summers by Alexei Makine. Many were puzzled by the choice of John Buchan’s century-old chestnut thriller, Greenmantle, but Margaret Macmillan showed how still relevant are the geopolitical forces in the Middle East that Buchan was writing about.

Ross King’s Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution and the Group of Seven was given an enthusiastic and enlightening presentation by the UBC art historian John O’Brian. Colum McCann’s powerful novel Let the Great World Spin was given a lively presentation by Elizabeth MacCallum, which led to an equally lively discussion. For our gala dinner entertainment, we invoked the spirit of Founding Master Robertson Davies with a preview of his diaries, including passages about the founding of the College presented by Jennifer Surridge, his daughter and literary executor, in conversation with me, and performed in stentorian voice by Graham Abbey. Our meetings are open to the whole Massey community – current and emeriti Senior Fellows, Journalism and Junior Fellows, Alumni, Residents, Officers, and staff – as well as Quadranglers, and our gatherings have become a popular forum for people to meet and exchange ideas. Meetings are held in the Upper Library at 7:45 p.m. once a month from October to May, preceded by coffee and dessert. Many dine beforehand in the hall. Two or three times a year we send out an e-mail (or snail mail) newsletter with up-dated schedules and additional information about the books and presenters.

QUADRANGLE SOCIETY • BOOK CLUB • 2012 – 2013 Monday, October 1, 2012 Richard Gwyn, Sir John A. Macdonald, Vol. 1, The Man Who Made Us, and Vol. 2, Nation Maker, Richard Gwyn in conversation with Ramsay Derry Monday, November 5, 2012 James Fitzgerald: What Disturbs Our Blood, presented by Robin Roger Monday, December 3, 2012 Room by Emma Donaghue, presented by Sandra Martin Monday, January 7, 2013 Joseph Roth: The Radetsky March, presented by Graeme Gibson Monday, February 4, 2013 The Memory Chalet by Tony Judt, presented by Michael Marrus

Monday, March 4, 2013 Presenter TBA

Monday, April 1, 2013 Presenter TBA (Easter Monday)

Monday, May 6, 2013 Gala – Speaker TBA

Michael Winter

Writer-in-Residence 2011–2012

Last year, Michael Winter was named the Jack McClelland Writer-in-Residence, taking up that position during the second term. Winter is the author of two collections of short stories and four novels. His first novel, This All Happened, was nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and won the inaugural Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Winterset Award (an award created by Quadrangler and biographer Richard Gwynn in honour of his late wife, Sandra). Winter’s most recent novel The Death of Donna Whalen was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers Prize. His work has also been shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Trillium Book Award. The Writer-in-Residence Program is jointly sponsored by Massey College and the Department of English at the University of Toronto. In addition to presenting seminars on creative writing through the Department of English, the writers make themselves available to members of the Massey community for consultations on writing. Past writers in the program include Austin Clark, Kildare Dobbs, Marilyn Dumont, Barbara Gowdy, Steven Heighton, Don McKay, Michael Redhill, Jane Urquhart, and Tom Wayman.

• News of quadranglers • News of quadranglers • IAN BURGHAM read with Scottish poet John Glenday and with A.F Moritz at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. Also that month, he read his poetry with A.F. Moritz and Todd Swift at Canada House in London. He announced that he is now publishing with Quattro Books and will launch a new poetry collection this November. burgham@queensu.ca ELIZABETH COMPER and her husband, Anthony, were appointed Members of the Order of Canada “for their commitment to the community at large as active volunteers and philanthropists.” ecomper@blackberry.rogers.net ELIZABETH DOWDESWELL was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her contributions to public and environmental policy. edowdeswell@ sympatico.ca CHARLES FORAN was awarded the 2011 Governor General’s award for non-fiction for Mordecai: The Life & Times. In addition to this prestigous award, Foran’s biography of Mordecai Richler won the 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, the 2011 Hilary Weston Prize for Non-Fiction, and the 2011 Canadian Jewish Book Award. It was also nominated for the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award. cforan@hotmail.com 26

GRAEME GIBSON spoke at the Gairdner Museum as part of the LRC series. The title of his talk was “Echoes of a Working Eden.” graeme.owtoad@gmail.com

RICHARD GWYN won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, Volume Two: 1867–1891. In its citation, the Writers Trust of Canada jury praised the work as “a fully-rounded and compelling portrait of our first prime minister’s public and private life,” one that gives us “a politician who was far more shrewd and tough than either the debonair image he himself cultivated, or the caricature imprinted on too much of our history.” gwynr@sympatico.ca STUART MCLEAN was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada “for his contributions to Canadian culture as a storyteller and broadcaster, as well as for his many charitable activities.” stmcclean@interlog.com ROGER PARKINSON joined the Canadian Committee of Human Rights Watch. rogerparkinson@rogers.com GREG SORBARA came second in a singles tennis match with Master John Fraser last January. gregsorbara@rogers.com

Happiness is impossible, and even inconceivable,

Library Report by P.J. MACDOUGALL, College Librarian


Photo credit: Jennette Weber

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heels continued to turn in the Robertson Davies Library this year. Life began with a new Mission Statement and Mandate to focus our goals and strengthen ties with the Book History and Print Culture Collaborative (BHPC) program (for details, see http:// www.masseycollege.ca/library/ mission-statement-and-mandate.) The exhibition cases were put to good use by Massey Junior Fellow and BHPC/Religion student Elizabeth Klaiber, who mounted “Fighting the Giant & Fighting Death: An Exhibition of Bible Illustrations from the Robertson Davies Library Collection.” In the fall, BHPC student Matt Schneider mounted “Material Narratives: The Book That Was” for his practicum course in the program. Our printer, Brian Maloney, mounted a summer exhibition displaying leaves from the library’s copy of Otto F. Ege’s “Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts.” Our efforts were encouraged by an anonymous donation to fund the Printing Fellowship Program that was matched by the Vellum leaf from an illuminated Medieval manuscript Faculty of Information’s iSchool, one France (Beauvais); Late XIIIth Century Missal (Missale of the founding departments in the Bellovacense) from the Collection of Otto F. Ege. BHPC program. This will allow us to give a small stipend to BHPC to the late Canadian artist Fred Hagan, and a painting students who apprentice with Brian in the Print Shop by Canadian artist Ken Lochhead of his brother, to learn letterpress printing and provide Douglas Lochhead (1922–2011), our Founding demonstrations on the presses to graduate classes. Librarian. This painting now hangs proudly in the Printing apprentices accepted this year were Massey Library. In addition, Senior Fellow Charles Pachter gave Junior Fellows Elizabeth Krasner (Architecture/MArch) us a copy of an exquisitely illustrated portfolio with text and Andrea Stuart (Music/BHPC). Junior Fellow that he printed at the Massey College Press in 1968. Chelsea Jeffrey (Museum Studies/BHPC) was accepted The highlight of the year was “Get the Lead Out: a as the BHPC printing apprentice, and she also spent Symposium of Letterpress Printers,” an event organized time volunteering in the shop to help Brian begin by Heather Jessup, a Massey Alum. Held in the library, cataloguing our large collection of wood type. the panel discussion was moderated by type designer Cole Brager began work with us in the fall and has Rod McDonald, and included Brian Maloney; Stan helped tremendously in arranging the Upper Library, Bevington, founder of Coach House Books; Will boxing and organizing books, and in processing Rueter of Aliquando Press; Patrick Griffin, founder of donations to the library. Ingrid Reiche, an iSchool Canada Type; and Andrew Steeves, founder of student, joined us in January to learn rare book Gaspereau Press. There was standing room only at this cataloguing working with our collection of type event! After the discussion, Brian opened the print shop specimens, as part of the Faculty of Information’s for people to print their own copy of a broadside course “Information Professional Practicum.” designed by our senior printing apprentice, Massey Many gifts came our way this year, including Junior Fellow Elisa Tersigni (BHPC/English): “Keep another large accession in the Aliquando Press Calm & Print On.” donation, a collection of private press books belonging to a mind without scope and without pause, a mind driven by craving, pleasure or fear.

Spotlight on High Table Throughout the academic year, the College hosts fortnightly High Table Dinners, at which distinguished guests rub shoulders with our Junior Fellows and Alumni. The following is our list of specially invited guests for 2011–2012. Mr. Graham Abbey Actor Dr. Avie Bennett Chancellor Emeritus,York University Ms. Elizabeth Bowie CBC/Radio-Canada Journalism Fellow The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson Former Governor General of Canada Professor Brian Corman Dean, School of Graduate Studies Mr. Robert Cribb Kierans Janigan Journalism Fellow Mr. Ato Dadzie Gordon N. Fisher Journalism Fellow Mr. Jonathan Dart British Consul General, Toronto The Hon. Kenneth Dryden Sports and Politics Mrs. Evva Massey Henry Drama Professor J.N. Patterson Hume Master Emeritus Dr. Michael Ignatieff Senior Resident, History The Hon. H.N.R. Jackman Visitor and Former LieutenantGovernor of Ontario Dr. Laura Levin York Fellow, Theatre Dr. Sheldon Levy President and Vice-Chancellor, Ryerson University Dr. Henrietta Leyser Senior Resident, Medieval Studies Dr. Margaret MacMillan Warden, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford Mr. Shawn Micallef Webser McConnell Journalism Fellow Mr. Luis Nájera Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellow Mr. Lee Pitts St. Clair Balfour Journalism Fellow Professor Thomas Symons Founding President, Trent University The Very Rev. and Hon. Lois Wilson Former Senator and Moderator of the United Church of Canada Mr. Michael Winter Writer-in-Residence


Connecting with Allan Peterkin It hardly bears repeating that 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 will 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 Allan Peterkin shares his thoughts with us on “Healing and the Arts.”


xciting developments are and humanistic response to the scientific, evidencehappening in clinical education across based, and technical imperatives of their studies. New Canada. Health faculties are acknowledging that research performed right here at our university confirms our graduates need not only be competent that reading literature actually enhances the empathy of technically, but also need to be reflective, caring, the reader. This will be a “Lunch and Learn” this fall, so well-rounded individuals capable of nuanced stay tuned! communication and critical thinking. Here at the We’ve also established a new partnership with the University of Toronto, partly because of the great Art Gallery of Ontario which has resulted in the size of our institution, there haven’t always been creation of an art appreciation/visual narrative elective regular opportunities for students and scholars for medical students and the creation of a “Duets” from the arts and humanities to meet with their dialogue series where an artist interacts with a healthcounterparts in medicine, nursing, and allied care professional around themes such as plagues, gender, disciplines. In my view, those of us involved in and plastic surgery. health care desperately need the critical lenses In May 2011, we hosted the first national provided by the humanities in order to counter a conference on health, the arts, and humanities called sort of utilitarian pragmatism that clinical training Creating Space at Mount Sinai Hospital. We were produces. We need to recover a sense of aesthetic overwhelmed by the number of submissions from purpose in what we do and find, of what across the country and from all creative and learning Allan Peterkin constitutes the art of modern healing. At the same disciplines for this one-day event. I’m happy to report time, we hear increasingly from humanities scholars that they want that Creating Space met again this past May in Banff, and will do so more access to the worlds of the clinic, medical classroom, and again in Quebec City in 2013 to facilitate collaboration and learning in operating room, and to speak directly with patients and practitioners in this burgeoning field. And our first Poet in Residence is now in place at order to better ground, disseminate, and “embody” their critical theory. Mount Sinai Hospital this fall: she is Ronna Bloom, who has been For the last couple of years, I’ve been privileged to head a new awarded an Ontario Arts Council Artist in the Workplace grant. We’re initiative at the University of Toronto called the Program in Health, very excited about this new development. Arts and Humanities. We publish a literary magazine called Ars Massey College has, of course, long embraced interdisciplinary Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, which intellectual and creative exchange and, with the encouragement of Master seeks out the voices of patients, their families, health-care workers, wellJohn Fraser, the College has recently partnered with Ars Medica and the medical school to create the Barbara Moon Editorial Fellowship. The established authors, and what I call “medicine watchers.” The journal initiative commemorates one of Canada’s great journalists and critics. has become the voice of the health humanities in Canada and is one of Each year, students from all nine of our health faculties will be invited to a handful of journals worldwide dealing exclusively with the themes of apply for the writing workshop led by a renowned Canadian author. Last illness, recovery, experiences of the body, and encounters with health year they worked with journalist Josh Knelman, and this fall they are care. These pieces are powerful and beautifully crafted and, like all being mentored by the BC poet John Donlan to enhance their narrative good writing, they push readers (including students) to challenge and communication skills in the service of their patients and clients. Some personal biases and assumptions and thereby stretch their worldview. will deepen their craft and become published authors who will bridge Here at the University of Toronto, we now hold monthly “Lunch clinical and creative worlds for themselves and for their readers. and Learns” with themes such as “Poisons in Opera,” “The Aesthetics My hope is that all of us at Massey will help to shape the discourse of the Waiting Room,” “Illness in Graphic Memoir,” and “Theatrical around the humanities in health care and the role of the arts in healing Exercises for Being Present with Your Body in the Clinic.” The goal of on our own campus and across Canada. For information on how to these seminars is to get people to “think outside the box” and to become a part of the Health, Arts, and Humanities community, I encourage them to engage both sides of their brain in their learning, encourage you to visit www.health-humanities.com, where you’ll find practice, and personal reflection. We also have a monthly documentary links to like-minded scholars across disciplines and information about series called “Docs For Docs,” curated by a grad student in film and a upcoming seminars, workshops, writing contests, and conferences. medical student, and for most showings we have had the filmmakers Allan Peterkin is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family themselves present to answer questions about their work. In addition, a Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he heads the Program in new monthly close-reading group within the English department for Health, Arts and Humanities He is the author of a dozen books for clinical and English students has taken shape, as has a monthly adults and children. Recent titles include a picture book titled The medical-history study group. Flyaway Blanket (Magination Press, 2012) and Staying Human I’m also delighted to report that our medical students have, of their during Residency Training: How To Survive and Thrive after Medical own volition, just compiled a “Companion Curriculum” that matches School (University of Toronto Press, 5th ed., 2012). He co-edited the a poem, short story, graphic strip, or memoir excerpt to every lecture or anthology Body & Soul: Narratives of Healing from Ars Medica seminar they have in their four full years of study, starting with the (University of Toronto Press, 2011). He is a founding editor of Ars poetry of dissection. (Resident Junior Fellow Jesse Kancir was one of Medica and has been a Senior Fellow at Massey College since 2008. the key leads in this initiative.) In my mind, this is a powerful aesthetic 28

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

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Massey WIDEN


naugurated in 2010–2011, the Massey WIDEN series had another banner year in 2011–2012 under the guidance of the Junior Fellows Lecture Series Committee: Arvid Ågren, Justin Besant, Saba Mir, Elizabeth Krasner, Utako Tanebe, Louis-Philippe Thibault, and Neil Williams. 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.

CHANGE Moderator: Junior Fellow Arvid Ågren • “Take Your Right to the City: An Examination of Tempelhof Airport,” Elizabeth Krasner (Architecture)

• “The Economic Consequences and Constitutionality of Penalties for Anti-Competitive Conduct in Canada’s Competition Act,” Grant Bishop (Law)

• “Urban Image and Self-Awareness,” Yonsue Kim (East Asian Studies) • “Health care: Veni, Vidi, Twitti,” Cisco Grajales (Medical Sciences)


• “Computer-aided Drug Development,” or “How Is a Laptop like a Test Tube?” Abraham Heifets (Computer Science)

Moderator: Senior Fellow Michael Valpy


• “Epidemiology: Why Bad Diseases Happen to Good People,” Diana Withrow (Epidemiology)

Moderator: Journalism Fellow Shawn Micallef

• “A Narrative of the Egyptian Revolution as a Reclamation of Public Space,” Sherif Kinawy (Civil Engineering)

• “Can Selfishness Be Harnessed for Common Interests?” Wesley George (Computer Science)


• “How the Victorians Talked about Non-British People; or, Struggling Against Being Racist When That’s All You Know How to Be,” Letitia Henville (English Literature)

Moderator: Junior Fellow Jessica Duffin-Wolfe • “Wissen soellen alle saeligen: An Unexpected Finding of a Medieval Hoheliedauslegung,” Johanna Rodda (Medieval Studies) • “Famous Mistakes of Mathematics,” Louis-Philippe Thibault (Mathematics) • “Oops, We Did It Again! Pollsters Explain Why They Weren’t as Good as Promised,” Sam Norris (Economics)

SENSES Moderator: Saul Rae Fellow Sanjay Khanna • “Tasting Cosmopolitanism in the City: The Different Forms and Value of Everyday Cosmopolitanism,” Sarah Cappeliez (Sociology) • “Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments 2.0: A Lecture Recital,” Erik Leung (Music) • “The Molecular Fingerprint of Disease: Sherlock Holmes Meets Watson and Crick,” Justin Besant (Biomedical Engineering)

WASTE Moderator: Senior Fellow Beth Savan • “Laneway Housing: Inhabiting Wasted Spaces Within the City,” Utako Tanebe (Architecture) • “Waste not, Want not: Using CSIA to Monitor the Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater,” Calvin Chan (Geology)

• “Temples for the Modern India: Indian Industrial Tourism and Nation Building,” Alex McCarter (Art History) • “A Study in Renaissance Humanism: The Humanitas, Hierarchy of Classical Figures, and Calumny of Apelles Frontispieces from the Early Sixteenth-Century Printed Editions of Desiderius Erasmus’ Adagiorum Chiliades,” Neil Williams (History)

THE GOOD LIFE Moderator: Senior Resident James Merrett

• “So You Want to Be an Expert Witness?”, Daniel Goldbloom (Law)

• “Is There a Future for Utopia in the Twenty-First Century?”, Chris Young (Information Studies)


• “Nutrition: Essential for a Good Life,” Mary Scourboutakos (Nutritional Science)

Moderator: Journalism Fellow Ato Kwamena Dadzie

• “Money/Health/Taste/Nature: Hunting for ‘The Good Life’ in Canadian Wild Food Commodity Chains,” Dylan Gordon (Anthropology)

• “Two Theories of Justice,” Anu Koshal (Law)

THE FUTURE Moderator: Journalism Fellow Lee Pitts

• “Literary Critics Among the Biologists: The Case of Robert Frost’s ‘Design’”, Daniel Newman (English Literature)

• “How the Law Anticipates Everything (Even If It Didn’t See It Coming),” Liron Taub (Law)


• “More than a Feeling: Can Emotions Sneak into Politics?” James McKee (Political Science)

• “House as a Repository: Reading the Future in Toronto’s Early Twentieth-Century Houses,” Avery Guthrie (Architecture) • “Character, Fate, and Responsibility in Ancient Philosophy,” John MacCormick (Classics)

Moderator: Junior Fellow Louis-Philippe Thibault • “The Myth of Rational Choice: Or Why Rick Santorum Swept the Kansas Primary,” Amy Kishek (Political Science) • “Internet Elites, the Crowd, and the Media: What Determines Wikipedia Content?,” Peter Wills (Civil Engineering)

RELATIONSHIPS Moderators: Master John Fraser and Elizabeth MacCallum • “Notes from the Vial: A Glimpse of the Scandalous Side of Chemistry,” Trevor Plint (Chemical Engineering)

• “Model Systems in Medicine: Fishing, Flying, and Worming Our Way Toward Better Health,” Ashish Deshwar (Medicine)

Another Tutoring and Mentoring Program success story by Emily Graham

“Hey Emily – I got an offer from U of T!”


received this text message from Shardae, my 18-year-old tutee several months ago, as Ontario universities were rolling out their acceptance letters for undergraduate programs beginning this fall. Shardae’s successfully graduating from high school with an 80%+ average and being accepted at all three of the universities to which she applied are precisely the kind of outcomes that Massey’s Student Tutoring and Mentoring Program, started in in 2002, aims to generate. My participation in the program started in

2005 during my first year of law school, and it has happily continued through 2012 (even though I have since graduated and am no longer a Junior Fellow). I worked with Shardae through her Grade 11 and 12 years in many of her subjects, including Math, Law, Economics, History, and Science. I have seen first-hand the incredible progress a student can make with the encouragement, guidance, assistance, and mentorship that the Massey tutors provide. Shardae is a first-generation Canadian, and will be the first member of her family to attend university. She has replaced uncertainty and lack of confidence (“But how will I

keep up? What do you mean they won’t stop to let us write everything down?”) with maturity and selfassuredness (“Emily, I won another scholarship!”), and she leaves the tutoring program well-equipped to face the challenges that will inevitably confront her as she works toward her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at York University. Those of us working in the Massey tutoring program look forward to welcoming the next group of tutees this coming year. Emily Graham (’05) has been an associate lawyer at Lenczner Slaght in Toronto since 2009.

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


Kitchen Creations Slow-Roasted Salmon with Tamarind, Ginger, and Chipotle

You’ll need…

2 dried chipotle chilies

2 cloves

And here’s what you do… l. In a medium skillet, cook the chipotle chilies over moderate heat, turning until they are toasted, about 4 minutes. Cool, then break up the chipotles, discarding the stems and seeds.

1 tbsp cumin seeds

2. In a grinder or mini chopper, combine the chipotles, cloves, cumin seeds, and peppercorns.

1 tsp black peppercorns 3 tbsp vegetable oil plus more

Grind to a powder.

for the baking dish

4 large garlic cloves, minced

3. In the same pan, heat the 3 tablespoons of oil.

3 medium shallots, minced

Add the garlic shallots and ginger and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.

2 tbsp minced fresh ginger 2 tbsp tamarind paste

Stir in the ground spices and cook for approximately 2 minutes.

2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Add the tamarind and maple syrup, and season with a big pinch of salt.


kosher salt

Chef Silvana Valdes

Turn off the heat.

2 ½ pound whole fillet

4. Preheat the oven to 300o.

of skinned salmon

Lightly season the salmon with the kosher salt.

Bon App´etit!

Oil a large glass or baking dish. Spread the dry paste on both sides of the salmon and set the salmon back down in the dish. Fold the tail under to make an even thickness. Let the salmon come to room temperature, approximately 30 minutes. 5. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the salmon for about 35 minutes, until barely opaque in the centre. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve.



Katherine Bell, “Affective Expertise: The Journalistic Ethics of Celebrity Sourcing,” in Global Media Ethics: Problems and Perspectives, S.J.A. Ward, ed. Boston: WileyBlackwell, 2012.

Michael Bliss, Writing History: A Professor’s Life. Toronto: Dundurn, 2011. Oliver A.I. Botar (co-ed. with Isabel Wunsche), Biocentrism and Modernism. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2011.


John P.M. Court, “Introducing Darwinism to Toronto’s Post-1887 Reconstituted Medical School,” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 28:1, 2012, 191–212.

Abdallah Daar and Peter Singer, The Grandest Challenge: Taking Life-Saving Science from Lab to Village. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2011.

Anthony Feinstein, Battle Scarred: Hidden Costs of the Border War. Cape Town: Tafelberg Press, 2011.

Peter Calamai, The Real World of Sherlock Holmes. Toronto: Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, 2011.

____, Michael Rabin. America’s Virtuoso Violinist, Second ed. New York: Amadeus Press, 2011.

Mark Cheetham, Artwriting, Nation, and Cosmopolitanism in Britain: The

John Fraser, The Secret of the Crown. Toronto: Anansi, 2012. Trish Glazebrook (ed.), Heidegger on Science. Albany: State University of New York

____, Remembering Postmodernism: Trends in Canadian Art, 1970–1990. Second,

____, “Women and Climate Change: A Case-Study from Northeast Ghana,” Hypatia 26: 4

“Englishness” of English Art Theory since the 18th Century. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012. revised ed. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Ian D. Clark (with David Trick and Richard Van Loon), Academic Reform: Policy Options for Improving the Quality and Cost-effectiveness of Undergraduate Education in Ontario. Montreal and Kingston, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011.

Adrienne Clarkson, Room for All of Us. Toronto: Penguin, 2011. STEPHEN CLARKSON (with Matto Mildenberger), Dependent America? How Canada and Mexico Construct US Power. Washington and Toronto: Woodrow Wilson Press and University of Toronto Press, 2011. 30

Press, 2012.

2011, 762–782.

David Goldbloom (co-ed with Jon Davine), Psychiatry in Primary Care: A Concise Canadian Pocket Guide. Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2011.

Richard J. Gwyn, Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, Vol. 2, 1867–1891. Toronto, Random House, 2011.

Abraham Heifets (with Igor Jurisica), “SCRIPDB: A Portal for Easy Access to Syntheses, Chemicals and Reactions in Patents,” Nucleic Acids Research, 40, 2012, D428–D433.

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

Reflections by Malcolm Lester “Reflections” is a regular feature of MasseyNews. In this brief piece, long-standing, prominent members of our community reflect on their association with the College. The content and approach are entirely at the discretion of the writer.


y association with Massey What, I wondered, had changed their began about 12 years ago, when I was mind, since they had seemed so unhappy the invited to join the Quadrangle Society. evening before? “You didn’t tell us of the At that time I was a member of the Toronto connection between Robertson Davies and Spinoza Society, a book club where we read only Massey College,” he said. “We’re delighted to one text, Spinoza’s Ethics. We had just invited a be staying here, at a place that was once his noted Spinoza scholar, Yirmiyahu Yovel, who was home. Robertson Davies is our favourite teaching in New York at the New School for Social author!” Research, to spend a weekend in Toronto and I didn’t know Robertson Davies, but participate in our Spinoza discussions. Yovel agreed, I treasure my own connections with Massey. and a weekend was set for him and his wife to join I treasure sitting in the quad in the late us in Toronto. Rather than putting them up in a afternoon as the shadows begin to fall, a time hotel, I thought I would use my new connection of silence, peace, and deep reflection. I treasure with Massey, and arrange for them to stay at the the community of friends and colleagues I’ve College. They had never been to Toronto before, established at Massey over the years, and their Massey was centrally located, and, besides, I was companionship at lunches, at receptions, and at sure that, as an academic, he would enjoy staying at special evenings. And I treasure being part of the College because of its connection to the the intellectual fellowship that characterizes all University of Toronto. who are fortunate to be affiliated with this very The Yovels arrived on a cold, wintry unique institution. February evening. We had met them at the airport and then drove them to the College. Malcolm Lester has been involved in Canadian When the porter opened the door to their room, publishing since 1964. He has held positions I could sense their disappointment: the room such as Managing Editor of Holt, Rinehart and was cold, dark, and spare. Did we come to Winston, General Manager of Coles Publishing, Malcolm Lester Toronto, I felt he was thinking, to spend our and President of Lester & Orpen Dennys. time in accommodations as dismal as these? Why The Literary Review of Canada named three of couldn’t they have booked us at least in the nearby Holiday Inn? L&OD’s titles, None is Too Many, Obasan, and The Rites of Spring, The Spinoza weekend was not off to a good start. as among the most important Canadian books of the twentieth century. When I arrived the next morning to pick them up, I feared the worst, Currently, he is the Publisher of Malcolm Lester & Associates, that they had spent a dismal night, and were in no mood for a daylong providing custom publishing services for organizations discussion of Spinoza. Instead, Professor Yovel was beaming. They had had as diverse as the Gairdner Foundation, the York Club, a wonderful night, and were thoroughly enjoying their stay at Massey. and Holy Blossom Temple. •



Katharine Lochnan, “Corcomroe Abbey Ship Graffito: A Sacred and Secular Symbol,” The Other Clare, 35, 2011, 39–49.

John Lownsbrough, The Best Place to Be: Expo 67 and its Time. Toronto: Allen Lane Canada/Penguin Canada, 2012.

Lorna Marsden, Canadian Women & the Struggle for Equality. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Helen Marshall, Hair Side, Flesh Side. Forest Hill, Maryland: ChiZine and


ROBIN ROGER (co-ed. with Allison Crawford, Rex Kay, Aaron Orkin, Allan Peterkin, and Ronald Ruskin), Body & Soul: Narratives of Healing from Ars Medica. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

Alan M. Rugman (with Simon Collinson), International Business, Sixth edition. London, Pearson and Prentice-Hall, 2012.

ANN SADDLEMYER, Introduction to Il Teatro ‘Povero’ di Lady Gregory. Torino: Trauben, 2011. ____, “The Poeticizing of Synge,” in Synge and His Influences: Centenary Essays from the Synge Summer School, Patrick Lonergan (ed.). Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2011.

Cemetery Dance Publications, 2012.

Sandra Martin, Working the Dead Beat: 50 Lives that Changed Canada. Toronto: Anansi, 2012.

Robert J. Sharpe, The Lazier Murder: Prince Edward County, 1884. Toronto: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and University of Toronto Press, 2012.

Allan Peterkin, The Flyaway Blanket. Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2012. ____, One Thousand Mustaches: A Cultural History of the Mo. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012.

____, Staying Human during Residency Training: How To Survive and Thrive after Medical School, Fifth ed. University of Toronto Press, 2012).

William B.P. Robson, “Fixing MP Pensions: Parliamentarians Must Lead Canada’s

Stephen Bede Scharper (co-ed. with Ingrid Leman Stefanovic), The Natural City: Re-Envisioning the Built Environment. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

Joe Sornberger, Dreams & Due Diligence: Till and McCulloch’s Stem Cell Discovery and Legacy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

Germaine Warkentin, “Radisson Ėdité par l’Abbé Bernou: Les Prétendues « Pétitions » de 1677 et 1681,” in Éditer la Nouvelle-France, Grégoire Holtz and Andreas Motsch. eds. Québec : Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2012:151–175.

Move to Fairer and Better-Funded Retirements,” C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder 146, January 2012.

____, The Writings of Pierre-Esprit Radisson. Vol.1: The Voyages, 1668. Toronto and Montreal:

Take Richer Payments Later,” C.D. Howe Institute Ebrief 131, March 2012.

Tom Wayman, Dirty Snow. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 2012.

____, “What to Do About Seniors’ Benefits in Canada: The Case for Letting Recipients

The Champlain Society and McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012.

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


Life at Massey College

Bursaries, awards, and prizes at Massey


ver the years, Massey College has been the happy recipient of many gifts to support Junior Fellows in their residential and other costs. It all began in 1963 with a generous gift from Frederic C. Hudd, a close friend of Vincent Massey. For years, Hudd bursaries for resident Junior Fellows were the only financial assistance the College could offer. For the past 20 years, however, many other gifts have been donated, and Massey now assists both resident and non-resident Junior Fellows in a variety of ways.

We also now offer a comprehensive group of annual awards and prizes that do much to foster community spirit through recognition of outstanding achievement in College life. Bursaries, awards, and prizes, along with Journalism Fellowships and Scholar at Risk bursaries, now total around $10-million in endowment funds, an exceptional figure for a very small college. Here (below and top right, facing page) is a complete list of Massey’s current offerings.

Endowed bursaries The Frederic C. Hudd Bursaries Donated by the late Frederic C. Hudd, these bursaries help resident Junior Fellows to defray some of the costs of their stay at Massey.

The Scholar a Risk Bursary Program These bursaries support international scholars and writers caught out by religious, sectarian, or political violence.

The Gordon N. Fisher Journalism Fellowship In 1990, the family of the late Gordon N. Fisher and associates at Southam Press Inc. donated a large sum through the Alva Foundation to the University of Toronto to endow a journalism fellowship to be awarded annually to a “new Commonwealth mid-career journalist,” who would then become a member of the Southam Journalism Fellowships.

The Masters’ Bursaries in honour of Master Emerita Ann Saddlemyer These assist non-resident Junior Fellows to defray the cost of meals at the College.

The Evelyn and Rita Catherall Travel Bursaries Thanks to Senior Fellows Fergus Craik and Anne Craik, these travel bursaries assist Junior Fellows to further their academic studies by attending events associated with their work in locations other than Toronto, or to participate in summer projects associated with their work.

Sir Christopher Ondaatje Residential Bursaries Senior Fellow Sir Christopher Ondaatje gave a generous gift to the College in 1996 to create these bursaries for Junior Fellows interested in international work, as well as for Junior Fellows from foreign countries for whom tuition fees are much higher than for Canadian students.

The Royal St. George’s Society Bursaries Initiated in 2002, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Royal St. George’s Society of Toronto, this generous donation supports worthy scholars at the College.


Robertson Davies Residential Bursaries Mrs. Brenda Davies and Senior Fellow Jennifer Surridge, the wife and daughter of the Founding Master, donated the proceeds of the sale of a section of land in the Caledon district of Ontario. Matched by an anonymous donor, these funds created bursaries to aid students in need who are working in the areas of particular interest to the Founding Master (e.g., English literature, religion, psychology, book history, tricksters, and ghosts).

The Malone Bursaries Originally based on a donation by Senior Fellow David Malone from the proceeds of a sale of a Group of Seven painting, these bursaries have since been matched by other donations, including ones from The Quadrangle Society. These bursaries are directed particularly to students in political science and government policy.

Southam Fellowship Program Intended for journalists in mid-career, this long-established program now consists of three endowed fellowships and three fellowships supported annually by several donors. The three endowed fellowships (Webster-McConnell, Balfour, and Fisher) now exist thanks to generous funding from various sources, principally the Alva Foundation, the Howard Webster Foundation, the McConnell Family Foundation, the late St.Clair Balfour, the late Hamilton Southam, the Toronto Star, and the generosity of former members of the program. The completion of the endowment funding for the Balfour Fellowship occurred in late 2011 thanks to very generous gifts from the children of the late St. Clair Balfour and their spouses (Lisa Balfour Bowen and Walter Bowen; Clair Balfour and Marci McDonald), as well as gifts from other family members, including Wilson Southam and Nancy Southam.

The Douglas Lochhead Bursaries These bursaries are designated to assist foreign and foreign-born Massey College resident Junior Fellows. They are endowed thanks to a very generous gift ($1-million) from an anonymous donor and Alumnus who wanted to honour the memory of our Founding Librarian.

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The Thomas H.B. Symons Bursary Endowed to honour the Founding President of Trent University, this bursary supports a Junior Fellow whose work focuses on Canadian Studies.

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Annual prizes awarded with funds held at Massey College The Moira Whalon Prize

The Morris Wayman Prize

Named in honour of the late Moira Whalon, the first College Secretary, this prize – consisting of cash and a first edition of a Robertson Davies’ work – is funded by a small bequest she left to the College. It is given at Fellows’ Gaudy to the Junior Fellow who best expresses the College spirit.

The late Morris Wayman, a Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto, was part of a group of science professors who met regularly for lunch or dinner conversation in the Private Dining Room. When Professor Wayman died in 1997, his family gave a generous gift from his estate to the College that funds a prize, consisting of a cash award and a copy of the official history of University of Toronto, to the Junior Fellow who makes the greatest effort to share his or her academic specialty or special interest with the larger community. This prize is awarded at Fellows’ Gaudy.

The Clarkson Laureateships in Public Service Named in honour of the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada, this award is given to members of the Massey community who has made conspicuous contributions to the public good. The two or three annual honorees get a certificate and $1000 cheque to be donated to a cause of their own choosing.

Inaugural Boris P. Stoicheff Memorial Graduate Scholarship awarded


he first Boris P. Stoicheff Memorial Graduate Scholarship was awarded last June 13 at the Canadian Association of Physicists’ Congress at the University of Calgary. The award of $3,000 was Boris Stoicheff presented to Wilson Brenna, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, by Professor Peter Stoicheff, son of the late Boris Stoicheff, a much revered and long-time Senior Fellow of Massey College. The annual endowed award is administered by the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Optical Society of America Foundation (OSAF). It is given to a graduate student who has demonstrated both research excellence and significant service to the optics or physics community (http://www.cap.ca/en/studentseducators/stoicheff-scholarship/ eligibility-and-criteria). Boris Stoicheff was an internationally renowned laser spectroscopist, and served as President of CAP (1983-1984) and of OSAF (1976). His many honours and awards included the Order of Canada, the Canadian Association of Physicists’ Gold Medal, the Royal Society of Canada’s Tory Medal, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Skopje, Toronto, Windsor, and York. Among his other contributions to Massey, he was for many years the prime mover of the monthly Senior Fellows luncheons, which continue to this day.


The Massey College Doctoral Prizes

The Vincent Del Buono Prize

These are awarded to all Junior Fellows or Alumni who have gained their doctoral degrees (including jurist doctorates and medical doctorates). The prize is a reference work with a special plaque, printed on the College presses and signed by the Visitor and the Master, and that notes the student’s achievement. These awards are given out at Fellows’ Gaudy.

Named in honour of the late Vincent Del Buono, a former Don of Hall and one of the first Clarkson Laureates in Public Service, this is awarded to the Junior Fellow who, in the opinion of the current Don of Hall, has made a significant contribution to the governance of the Junior Fellowship or to the wellbeing of the College. This award is presented by the Don of Hall at Fellows’ Gaudy.

Prizes on Fellows’ Gaudy night

ast year, numerous prizes were presented to Junior Fellows at the Fellows’ Gaudy night (the last High Table for the academic year). Of long standing, the Moira Whalon Prize honours a Junior Fellow who – in the opinion of the Master and Officers, Don of Hall, and Junior Fellow members of the House Committee – has 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). The prize consists of a first edition copy of a Davies work (presented by Pendragon Ink) and a cheque for $1,000. Last year, the prize was awarded to Sherif Kinawy. The second long-standing award is the Morris Wayman Prize, given to the Junior Fellow who did the most to explain his or her work to the community, or fostered interdisciplinary understanding. The prize, awarded last year to Erik Leung, consists of a reference book, a plaque, and a cheque for $1,000, and is named after the late Professor Morris Wayman from the University of Toronto. His son, the poet Tom Wayman, was Writer-in-Residence in 1996, and

he and his family set up the prize in Professor Wayman’s honour. In addition, the Vincent Del Buono Prize (a book and $300), for outstanding contribution by a Junior Fellow to the Junior Fellowship, was presented to Kiera Galway. (The late Mr. Del Buono was a former Don of Hall and one of the first Adrienne Clarkson Laureates in Public Service.) In addition on this Gaudy night, funds provided by an anonymous Senior Fellow donor are used to give a reference book prize, along with a plaque printed in our presses, to every Junior Fellow who “has completed the work to become a doctor of the university.” Last year’s recipients were Sabrina Bandali (Juris Doctor), Hanah Chapman (Psychology), Elizabeth Harper-Clark (Astronomy and Astrophysics), Sarah Knudson (Sociology), William Morrison (Juris Doctor), Natalie Papoutsis (Drama), David Pereyra (Theology), Barry Rowe (Mathematics), Ilene Solomon (Juris Doctor), Heather Spielvogle (Social Work), and Greg West (Psychology).

Honours for Alumn and Junior Fellows Andrew Pilliar (’04) was named a Fellow of Action Canada, which is dedicated to building leadership for Canada’s future (http://www.actioncanada.ca/en). He is currently completing a Master of Laws degree at UBC and is the head of the Massey College Vancouver Alumni Association. Also named a Fellow of Action Canada this past year was non-resident Junior Fellow Cliff van der Linden. He is the founder and Executive Director of Vote Compass, an independent organization committed to fostering democratic engagement and advancing electoral literacy, and is currently working on his Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science. Another non-resident Junior Fellow honoured this year was Sara Angel, who was awarded a Trudeau Scholarship by the Trudeau Foundation (http://www. trudeaufoundation.ca/en/community/sara-angel). One of Canada’s leading visual arts journalists, Sara is now working on her Ph.D. in Art History.

Happiness is impossible, and even inconceivable, to a mind without scope and without pause, a mind driven by craving, pleasure or fear.


Life at Massey College

Junior Fellows at play Each year, our Junior Fellows elect a Lionel Massey Fund Committee, locally and fondly known as the LMF. The goal of the committee is to foster a collegial atmosphere with a calendar of social activities. 2011–2012 co-chairs Jennifer Amadio, Beth Elder, Kiera Galway, Jonathan Tam, and Christopher Young report on the year’s proceedings.


omehow between classes, papers, research, and exams, Junior Fellows found time last year to come up for air and enjoy the wide array of social activities at Massey. The LMF worked hard to offer many opportunities for fun, food, and fellowship, beginning the year with no fewer than three summer barbecues to keep in touch with fellow Fellows who were in Toronto over the warmer months. We also took a road trip to Stratford to explore the city and see Jesus Christ Superstar. Orientation week provided an opportunity for returning Fellows to welcome new ones while playing board games, checking out the Distillery District, or belting out some karaoke. It also included the first House Cup event, as House II won the prize during the Scavenger Hunt. As it turned out, this was foreshadowing for their coming victory. This year’s LMF put a new emphasis on integrating all Junior Fellows into College life and, to that end, abolished the non-residential “House VI.” Instead, the LMF allocated each non-resident to one of the five Houses, thus providing a “home” at the College. The LMF also initiated the inaugural House Cup, fostering friendly competition between the Houses in events like the annual Orientation Scavenger Hunt, a PieMaking Contest, Gingerbread Housebuilding (judged by our very own architecture fellows), and Tea Hut videos. They also organized events around several theme weeks, which often included a movie hosted by our resident cinematographer, Ruedi Willenberg. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for members of the College to gather and remember

what we are thankful for, including this wonderful community. Three turkeys, countless side dishes, and zero working light bulbs later, we dined in Hall by candlelight and then retired to the better lit Common Room, where Saba won the prize for Best Pie. “Halloweek” was particularly exciting as our special guest judge, the Governor General, the Right Honourable David Johnston, awarded House IV the prize for Best Pumpkin for their John-o’-Lantern. The LMF continued the new yet popular tradition of candy grams and Elizabeth Klaiber beat out some tough competition to win the costume contest as a lady lounging in the tub. A new addition to Halloweek this year was the Humans vs. Zombies game, in which the Alpha zombie gradually turned humans over to the dark side. In a dramatic final battle in the quad, humans managed to triumph over evil and survive until rescue day. We ended the first semester with Holiday Week, a week-long celebration anticipating Hanukkah and Christmas. We decorated the Common Room tree, drank mulled wine, and showed our creativity through gingerbread architecture. In February, Junior Fellows expressed their affection for one another with Candy Grams for Valentine’s Day. The mood around the College was tense, however, as the Murder Game was fully under way. Dylan Gordon used his stealth and his bare feet to his advantage to win the award as the Deadliest Assassin, a feat which included a fivehour-long stakeout in House V. The College hosted many other social events over the year such as Raclette, always a favourite

Visiting Editorial Fellow named


and particularly popular with Alumni. The Coffeehouse and Tea Hut showcased the amazing variety of Junior Fellow talent. The Coffeehouse also made Massey history this year as the first-ever live tweeted event at the College. In addition to submissions from each House on “Why we love Massey,” the Tea Hut saw the first annual awarding of the House Cup, won by House II. The enthusiasm of the Journalism Fellows was electric as they treated Massey College to a Game Show and a fantastic Journalism Fellows’ party. The second annual Ossington Pub Crawl was just as much fun as the first, where we were once again treated to the culinary genius of Kiera Galway. And Wine Grazing gave our taste buds the chance to travel throughout Italy. The various other committees at the College kept fellows busy attending special events, writing year-book bios, and ordering Masseywear. The Winter Ball Committee held a masquerade ball with live entertainment that will surely be remembered. The Sunday Supper Club continued as a staple for hungry fellows on Sundays, as did Sunday Sundae, which, for some, acted as a meal replacement. The Junior Fellow Lecture Series – or WIDEN, as it’s now called – also allowed Fellows to socialize while sharing details of their academic research on multidisciplinary panels (see page 29 for more details on the series). Last but not least, Massey’s newest committee, CATS, held an impressive number of events, including the well-attended Super Bowl Party. Junior Fellows also paid homage to our illustrious Master, who enjoyed two particularly exciting honours this year. First, Fellows were able to help Master John Fraser launch his book The Secret of the Crown: Canada’s Affair with Royalty. Second, thanks to the generosity of Michael Macmillan and the College Visitor, Hal Jackman, Fellows were also able to attend the Tartan Day celebration, where our tartan-clad Master was awarded the honour of “Scot of the Year, 2012.” Fellows’ Gaudy gave the LMF a chance to thank those in the College who were particularly involved and helped us out during the year, especially our LMF Committee of Jen Arnold, Cai Durbin, Trevor Plint, and Diana Withrow; our Don of Hall, Stoney Baker; and our honourary sixth member, Ruedi Willenberg, without whom we would be lost. The end of the year is, of course, always bittersweet, but it was truly an honour to serve as the LMF co-chairs. Thanks to everyone for a fabulous year, and best of luck to the new LMF and Don in welcoming the fellowship this fall.

ohn Donlan has been named the second Barbara Moon Visiting Editorial Fellow, and will be living in residence this fall term. This fellowship has been funded by Barbara Moon’s husband, Wynne Thomas, the former editor of the Imperial Oil Review, and the fellowship has an experimental life of five years, when it will be assessed. As Editorial Fellow, John will work with the Massey community on various projects related to editing and outreach to the broader editing community. Donlan is a reference librarian at the Vancouver Public Library and a poetry editor with Brick Books. His poems and reviews have appeared in leading journals in Canada and the United States. Additionally, he has given readings and conducted writing workshops in schools,

libraries, universities, and art galleries throughout Canada and the United States. His collections of poetry include Domestic Economy, Baysville, Green Man, and Spirit Engine, and his poetry has appeared in publications such as The Antigonish Review, The Canadian Forum, The Fiddlehead, The Literary Review of Canada, The Malahat Review, and Quarry. Griffin Poetry Prize winner Don McKay has described Donlan as “one of our finest poets working at full stretch.” 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.


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

Photography by Anthony Luengo

MasseyNews • 2011–2012

Judith Grant speaks at Alumni Gala dinner


he biographer of Robertson Davies, Senior Fellow Judith Skelton Grant, was the guest speaker at the annual gala dinner on April 20, 2012 hosted by the Alumni Association. Dr. Grant talked about events leading up to the admission of women in 1974, and about the challenges they raised for writing a history of Massey College for its 50th year in 2013–2014. Chief among these, Dr. Grant explained, was assessing the different strongly held views about what led Corporation, on May 11, 1973, to take the unanimous decision, “in principle, that women should be admitted to Junior and Senior Fellowships in the College,” with admission to be based solely on a student’s academic record. At this historic meeting, letters from three family members of the Massey Foundation – Hart, Raymond, and Geoffrey – supporting this change were read out. Dr. Grant made that support clear in direct statements that she quoted from these letters. Earlier, Master Robertson Davies had Judith Grant at Alumni Gala opposed the change, believing it to be against the wishes of the Founders, but, once the Masseys’ letters arrived, he changed his views. Reflecting about the crucial meeting, Davies wrote in his diary: “if the remaining founders agree, we shall do what the times suggest we do; everybody speaks, and all speak well.”


Toronto chapter by Kari Maaren


his past year, the Toronto chapter has concentrated on bringing Alumni together in a series of gatherings throughout the year, averaging one official get-together every three months. Our chapter worked with Alexandra Sorin, the Canadian and International Coordinator, to run these gatherings. In the fall of 2011 and the winter of 2012, Alumni were invited to dine in Hall, and on both occasions the dining hall was full as Alumni from the last several decades joined the current Fellows for dinner. The spring of 2012 saw our annual gala occur a little later than usual to accommodate a special Journalism Fellows gala. This past summer, the Toronto Alumni and the LMF put on their usual joint barbecue. Despite the fact that this took place on a long weekend, it was very well attended, and participants lingered in the Quadrangle long past the anticipated end of the event. The Alumni database is now functional, and we have also been working on expanding our electronic footprint (see the bottom of this page for details). If you have recently changed your contact information, please e-mail Alexandra so that she can add the new information to the database. The Alumni listserv continues to keep Alumni informed about Massey-related events and news, and the website (see below) is always available as well. If you want to sign up for the listserv, you can find the instructions on the website. Any questions about the website or the Toronto chapter in general can be directed to me at my e-mail address at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in starting or contributing to an Alumni chapter in a city other than Toronto, please contact Alexandra. Thanks to the other members of the Toronto Alumni committee for their support this past year: Rosemary Marchant, Smadar Peretz, Heather Sheridan, and Katherine Verhagen. My thanks also to Alexandra Sorin.

Canadian and International chapters by Alexandra Sorin


e now have, in addition to the Toronto chapter, over 30 chapters throughout the rest of Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Reunions were held in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, Sudbury, Waterloo, Kingston, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Barcelona, New York, and Boston. These reunions have enabled Alumni to connect with old friends and make new ones too! Our email list is growing and, as Kari has mentioned, we are keeping up with technology and social media with a Facebook group and page, as well as Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. There are many more changes to come and we look forward to reconnecting with all of you and seeing you at our next chapter event, wherever in the world that may be. Don’t forget to follow us via the Internet and to send a quick email notifying me of any home and email address changes. Please spread the word and don’t hesitate to email me with any questions or request to join one of your local chapters. Thank you to all the chapter coordinators, to Amela Marin, the Master, and especially to Mary Graham, to whom we wish a very happy retirement!!

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Senior Residents & Visiting Scholars In 2011–2112, Massey was home to the following Senior Residents and Visiting Scholars. Warmly welcomed, they were active members of our community during the year. Aubie Angel Medicine Ted Cape Business Stephen Clarkson Political Science John Dirks Medicine Ursula Franklin Physics/Metallurgy Rudyard Griffiths Dominion Institute Ernest Hamm History of Science Isobel Harry Culture/Human Rights Stephen Herbert Health Care Services Margret Hovanec Lupina Foundation Michael Ignatieff History Adrian Kent Physics Sanjay Khanna Journalism Josh Knelman Journalism Laura Levin Theatre (York Fellow) Patrick Luciani Salonspeakers Burton MacDonald Religious Studies Amela Marin Writing Michael Marrus History Rosemary Meier Psychiatry James Merrett Theology Anna Porter Publishing Sheila Robinson Gairdner Foundation Abraham Rotstein Economics Neil Sandell Journalism Neil Seeman Health System Policy /...


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Senior Residents & Visiting Scholars

Who was Massey’s Robespierre?

Barbara Sherwood Lollar Chemistry David Staines Canadian Studies Jennifer Surridge Pendragon Ink Pat Thompson Metcalfe Foundation Fellow Minako Uchino Medicine Michael Valpy Journalism Peter Warrian Lupina Foundation Ian Webb Finance Michael Winter Writing Dan White Director, Book History and Print Culture Zsuzsanna Zsohar Broadcasting

SENIOR FELLOWS ELECTED 2011–2012 All academic affiliations are with the University of Toronto unless otherwise stated. Larry Alford Chief Librarian Anita Anand Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and the School of Public Policy & Governance Lisa Balfour Bowen Philanthropist Melvin Samuel Cappe Former Clerk of the Privy Council and former Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Kenneth Dryden Author and Politician Charles Foran Author and President of PEN Canada Robert Gibbs Professor of Philosophy and Director, Jackman Humanities Institute Edward Greenspan Senior Partner, Greenspan Partners, and Lecturer, Faculty of Law Ann Hutchison Professor, Department of English, Glendon College, York University



by Arthur E. Millward


here is a story to be told behind my year (1969–1970) as Don of Hall. Perhaps my inability to tell it may provoke some knowledgeable survivor of the era into divulging the facts. I ought to know something, since something must have occurred during my first year as a Junior Fellow, some slow machinations for the unravelling and ravelling of the regulations governing the appointment of the Don of Hall. But I don’t. My year was not so much a revolutionary year as a consequence of revolution. For I was the first elected Don of Hall. My predecessors had all been appointed, by whom I don’t know, but one can assume a heavy influence from Master Davies. It was, consequently, taken for granted that he was not pleased by this insurgence of democratization, however it had happened. There was, also, an expectation that the revolutionary spirit which had gained an election would go on to elect a revolutionary Don. But the body of Junior Fellows was not uniformly revolutionary, and there were those who hoped to mollify the Master by electing a reactionary Don. In most respects I was not a promising candidate. The majority of Junior Fellows were in their twenties. I was one of a sprinkling to reach our early forties. I was also an Anglican cleric, which, incidentally, provided me the privilege of occasionally officiating in the College chapel; and a classicist, which facilitated my introducing a few ephemeral variations to the College graces. All qualifications which might have reassured the Master but not inspired the electorate. A visit was paid to me, not quite at dead of night, by my handler (a non-resident) from the conspiratorial cell. Who constituted the cell was never revealed to me. There was no campaigning (at least, that I recall). Certainly I never stood up to announce a platform. But the energetic cell promoted me, and I was elected. I have, I regret to record, no recollection of

1960s Arthur E. Millward congratulating my opponent on a well-fought fight. The Master showed neither relief nor disappointment, but I think those who feared a conflict with an independent Don were wrong. What was important to the Master was personality, and I disclosed to him nothing that elicited his interest or respect. Our relations through the year were civil, nothing more. Not that that entirely obliterated my symbolic position as the representative of revolution, and there was one incident at least which appeared to illustrate the cost of change. I had developed a cyst on my cheek and had it removed through the University health service (to my annoyance, under the health-care rules of the time, the surgery was termed cosmetic, so I had to pay). It happened that on the day of the surgery I had an appointment with the Master on some routine business, now long forgotten. I entered his office still bandaged but with the ill-esteemed wound beginning to leak, so that when I emerged with a bloodied face, it was not difficult for a story to blossom that, in my defence of the rights of the revolution, See FROM THE 1960s – page 37

The Winner of the 2011 Christmas Gaudy Literary Prize Last year, community members were asked to submit a credible piece of prose or poetry on any subject whatsoever in 150 words or fewer that had nothing whatsoever to do with Massey College, but that included ten well-known College-related words or phrases. For the purposes of the competition, any two-word phrase in the following list was to be counted as one word: snuff, Night Porter, gown, Master, Low Table, port, Upper Library, WIDEN, Don of Hall, Common Room. Elizabeth MacCallum judged the competition, and Bursar Emeritus Peter Lewis won with the following entry, for which he was awarded a ticket to the annual Wine- Grazing Evening. In addition to first prize, Peter also came in third place for his entry “A Christmas Carroll?”, an unprecedented double win at this popular annual competition.

Christmas in Wales Hi! My name’s Julienne, and I’m, like, your guide for this tour of the port city of Gown (or Gowyynn) on the Welsh coast, the 17th century vision of Master Town Planner David “Snuff” WIDEN. Any of yous, like, care to guess how he got that name? No? On your right, ancient Donof Hall with its cool Upper Library – because it was, like, restricted to the gentry in days of yore – stands at the top of Low Table Street (it’s, like, below the water table!). Joke! To the left is the road to Llanddeiniolen. Today “Bontnewydd” is, like, more common. “Room” (Rhyllom) is just up the road, where you can get, like, great meals with Crempogau and Cawl Mamgu. That’s about it I guess. Be sure to check in with the Night Porter when you get back to The Everlasting Arms. Hope you enjoyed the tour!

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

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Coming back home by Philip Wood


I learnt to dislike at Massey, first came to however, was the game of chess. I Toronto just over four thought I was a reasonable player, decades ago for a year of but at that time there were several research toward my Master’s superb players in residence and it degree in surgery. Massey was most discouraging to be College looked to be a very constantly beaten – and quite handy place, being so close to decisively so. the Medical Sciences building In those days, there was a and Toronto General Hospital, definite anglophile bias to 4 where I did some clinical Devonshire Place, and I was very research and where my fiancée also surprised to understand that, was interning. There were other as a British citizen, I was eligible medics at the College, including at that time to vote in the Gordon Johnson, now a provincial election. I was Professor of Ophthalmology at canvassed by several members of Morfields in the UK. the College who all had very Massey became a home strong views about the various away from home for me as a candidates for the riding of resident Junior Fellow in 1971– Trinity-St. Paul’s, but it looked 1972, shortly after my time at to me as though the “big blue the University of Cambridge. To machine” of the Tories was be sure, the heating and dining bound to form the next were both much better at government. Nonetheless, the Massey. I thought the food was Rev. Dan Heap with the NDP just fabulous, and I really Philip Wood had a strong following at the enjoyed delicacies such as avocado College. One eager Junior Fellow stuffed with prawn salad. So I simply could not supporter of his had so exhausted himself chasing up understand why some Junior Fellows chose to make an votes that he as good as fell asleep at my desk trying to official complaint about the food around March time. get me on his side! In any event, I decided not to vote. (Then, again, I have never lived at a College where It was a privilege to meet residents and visitors, there are no complaints about the food.) One thing all of whom had interesting points of view and equally interesting personalities, all the way from Sergeant Major McCracken at the front gate with his waxed From the 1960s Continued from page 36 moustache to Robertson Davies at High Table. Davies’ storytelling at the Christmas banquet was legendary, but I had been physically attacked by the enraged Master. I would like to have seen more of him on a daily basis. Of course, Miss Whalon, his assistant, fiercely The most memorable visitor we had for an informal contradicted this interpretation of events. after-dinner discussion in the second term was Lester Most who write of their years at the College Pearson. He seemed in excellent health at the time but, emphasize the importance of the interaction with very unfortunately, died later that same year. different minds and disciplines. While this introvert Many years later in Africa, I needed academic dress has only happy memories of his Massey friendships, for a formal occasion, but I could not find my M.A. including one with a Soviet exchange student and one gown. After thinking about it for a while, I concluded: with a refugee from the Hungarian uprising, what “I left it at Massey College, where it is now being worn remains most vivid is the experience of living in such by the ghost of Robertson Davies!” So if anyone a beautiful setting. Most people spend their lives in happens to see the Founding Master striding across the indifferent surroundings, their homes at best comfortable quad at midnight wearing it, please get it from him to through familiarity, their workplaces often dreary. Even return to me. As it turned out, I came to appreciate the when the influence is unregarded, however, it is an Canadian way of life during my time at Massey. Witness opening of the spirit to be able to live and work even the fact that my Canadian wife and I have just retired to briefly in a place where the eye falls upon beauty a condo in downtown Toronto after many years away. at every turn.


Arthur E. Millward was a resident Junior Fellow from 1968 to 1971. Following his retirement in 1991 after 25 years of sitting at desks in classrooms, 25 of employment in libraries, and eight of various church and teaching jobs, he found perhaps not greater success but, as his photo suggests, greater satisfaction in baking sweetmeats and making jellies and jams.

Philip Wood graduated from the University of Cambridge as a medical doctor in 1967, and he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1971. He was involved in surgery and medical education in church hospitals and state universities in Africa from 1973–2012. He and his wife retired to Toronto this past August. pandnwood@yahoo.com

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


SENIOR FELLOWS ELECTED 2011–2012 Alexander Neef Director General, Canadian Opera Company Craig Thorburn Senior Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP David Staines Professor, Department of English, University of Ottawa Senior Fellow Emerita Mary Graham Registrar Emerita

MARRIAGES Ray Jayawardhana (Senior Fellow) and Kathryn Simms May 12, 2012

BIRTHS Brigid Mary Dawn – January 13, 2012, to Meg Logue Malone (’07) and Toby Malone (’06)

IN MEMORIAM We regret to announce the passing of the following members of our community. Richard Landon, Senior Fellow on October 5, 2011 Joyce Lewis, Quadrangler on April 29, 2012 Desmond Neill, Senior Fellow and former College Librarian on June 13, 2012 John Lipscomb Junior Fellow, ’85–’86 on January 15, 2012 Gary Arthur Oakes Southam Fellow, ’68–’69 On October 11, 2011 Beverly Arthur Richardson Junior Fellow, ’65–’66 on December 21, 2010 Rodney White,

Senior Fellow on July 5, 2012



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In MemoriaM Richard Landon (1942–2011)

by John Fraser Massey College lost one of its most illustrious Senior Fellows with the death last October of Professor Richard Landon, the legendary head of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. He was also the husband of Marie Korey, a former College Librarian. Richard Landon was the man who brought the University of Toronto and its increasingly famous rare book library to considerable international regard. Starting as a young cataloguer at the Fisher in 1967, when the library had around 40,000 volumes, he was primarily responsible for building the collection to its current remarkable holdings of over 700,000 volumes. Its specialist areas brought scholars from universities around the world to Toronto, and his name became a byword for academic integrity and perspicacity. At Massey College, with its small specialist library focusing on the world of 19th-century book publishing, Richard took pride in his wife’s custodianship, and he was a generous benefactor, both of books and of funds.

Frye on side

SSHRC or an NSRC did not necessarily imply lesser academic by Michael Treschow quality in a Junior Fellow. It just happened that I was n the early 1980s, Massey sitting a couple of seats over College had come under new from Northrop Frye, who after a leadership. One of the challenges moment shook his head and the Master and the Board were muttered in a deliberately loud facing was the erosion of the aside, “Many of the best English principal of the endowment over graduate students don’t have an previous years. One obvious SSHRC.” The increase was solution to this difficulty was to nevertheless approved and raise the fees for the Junior everyone found their way, one Fellows. When the Board came to way or another, but it certainly discuss this course of action, they has always remained gratifying invited me, as Don of Hall, to to recall Professor Frye’s attend and represent the students’ sympathetic comment. interests. Michael Treschow was a I do not remember how resident Junior Fellow from much of an increase was being 1983 to 1985 and Don considered, but do recall that it of Hall, 1984–1985. He is felt onerous. When I explained now an Associate Professor that this increase would prove to in the Department of Critical be a hardship for some of the Studies at the Okanagan Junior Fellows, perhaps Michael Treschow campus of the University of insurmountable in some cases, I British Columbia, a department which he headed was met with some incredulity. One Board member from 2007 to 2009. His principal area of research expressed the assumption that all Junior Fellows had is Old English Prose Literature, with a focus on generous grants from SSHRC or NSRC and the like, King Alfred the Great. His current work includes given their high calibre, and that therefore they could a translation of John Scotus Eriugena’s commentary all surely afford this increase. Other Board members on the Gospel of John and a digital edition of concurred. There was silence when I offered the Alfred’s Soliloquies. His broad interest is in narrative rejoinder that not all Junior Fellows had such grants and its effects. michael.treschow@ubc.ca (the case at the time), and that not having an



Art at Massey

In addition, he was proud of the College’s role as a supporter of book history and print culture, and many of the events that he presided over at the Fisher Library were either preceded or followed by receptions or dinners at Massey College. The world of books in Canada and the world has lost a very great friend, and the University of Toronto has lost an innovative genius. Richard’s ability to work though the hundreds of catalogues to find the special works that enhanced the Fisher’s collection was legendary, and his persuasive and charming personality convinced many owners of rare books to entrust the precious objects of their libraries to the Fisher and Professor Landon’s care.


A memorial celebration of Richard Landon’s life was held on November 15, 2011 at the Chapel of Knox College, University of Toronto.

 Hanging at the entrance to Ondaatje Hall, “Pope Blessing Moose” was donated to Massey College last year by the painter and Senior Fellow Charles Pachter. Whimsically Canadian and gently affectionate and mocking at the same time, this addition to the College’s art collection recalls his “Queen Riding Moose” series of paintings (http://www.cpachter.com/?p=441&album=2&gallery=4). Sapere Aude • Dare to know

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Lessons learned by Grant Worden

JOYCE LEWIS (1932–2012)


assey College was very good to me. First – and most important – I met my now wife at Massey. I also made many life-long friends, and learned valuable lessons about humility, seizing the moment, and trust. Allow me to reflect on each of these.

by Elizabeth MacCallum Joyce Lewis, enthusiastic Quadrangler and wife of Senior Fellow and Bursar Emeritus Peter Lewis, died last April. Her quick death from cancer was unexpected and shocked all who knew her, almost as much as realizing that she was nearly 80.

Humility I’m not certain whether it really was a tradition for the newly elected Don of Hall to celebrate his or her election by going for a swim in the pond in the Quadrangle. However, after a little cajolling and much talk about the immediately preceding Don and the one before that, as well as about how it would be a shame for an unbroken line of tradition to come to an end, I found myself waist deep in cold water – fully clothed – surrounded by well-wishers cheering from dry land. A few friends joined me for a dip that night. To this day I thank them for their solidarity, if not for their photography. I am more certain that it was a tradition for the Don of Hall to perform at the Christmas Gaudy. In retrospect, however, it was naïve of me to think that I could dust off my underused classical-guitar skills in time for the event. What seemed a good idea at the time quickly turned into a disaster. After an elegant evening of sophisticated performances and inspired readings, it was my turn. While I settled in uncomfortably on stage, I realized – Gasp! – that Margaret Atwood was sitting not three feet away from me. Steeling myself, I struggled valiantly through a torrid rendition of some now-long-forgotten holiday classic. As my ten fingers turned to thumbs, I wondered whether I might salvage my performance (or at least distract the attentive audience) from my musical incompetence, by smashing my guitar on stage in a furious Pete Townshend impersonation. Thankfully, good sense prevailed. As the final notes died away to polite applause, Master John Fraser rushed to my rescue, proclaiming me to be a better lawyer than guitar player. Thankfully, he has turned out to be right.

Seizing the moment To this day, I wish that I had summoned the courage to invite Pierre Trudeau to join me for a game of pool. As Don during Mr. Trudeau’s visit to Massey, I had the privilege of introducing him at dinner, and of having the opportunity to have a quiet moment to speak with him afterwards. Later, after he had retired to his room, it occurred to me to ask Mr. Trudeau to play a game of pool. I did not, and from time to time wistfully wonder how I would have fared against the architect of Canada’s Just Society.

1990s Grant Worden

Trust I am also certain that someone in the “Massey Murder Game” had to be eliminated first. I just didn’t expect that person to be me. Being an “A-type” personality, I was keen to win. Recognizing my relative inexperience at the game, I placed my trust in a friend, who was a mentor and a fellow law student. This, you might think, was my first mistake. And you would be right. As my friend and I plotted the demise of our fellow Fellows, the courtyard clock sounded to start the game… and I was immediately “killed,” As it turned out, I was my friend’s target! In this case, enlightenment came with “death” and a lesson hard learned about trusting fellow law students. However, in a remarkable twist of fate I was later able to spin my quick exit from the game into a catchy number titled “Massey Murder Blues,” which I performed to great acclaim at a subsequent Gaudy. Thankfully, my guitar and my pride are both still in one piece. Grant Worden was a Junior Fellow from 1995– 1998 and was Don of Hall in 1996–1997. He is married to Eleanor Colledge, who was Junior Fellow from 1994–1998. Grant and Eleanor live in Riverdale, Toronto, with their children Kenneth (9), Erik (7), and Klara (4). Grant practises intellectual property and product liability litigation, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and biotechnology disputes, at Torys LLP. On weekends he also practises chauffeuring the three kids to hockey, soccer, gymnastics, and dance classes – and he loves every minute of it. gworden@torys.com

Happiness is impossible, and even inconceivable, to a mind without scope and without pause,

With her quick intellect, excellent memory, and endless curiosity, Joyce threw herself into whatever she was doing. Often, for example, she suggested book titles to Ramsay Derry for the Quadrangle Society Book club based on her wide reading. When Peter recently found Joyce’s CV, he was amazed by everything she had done, much of which he knew nothing about. She was quite a shy woman, but that didn’t mean she didn’t have opinions as strong as her great laugh. Joyce graduated from Trinity College in Honours English in 1954. When living in Peterborough while Peter was Bursar at Trent, she audited Gordon Roper’s classes and received a Canada Council grant to travel to Ireland to research Frances Stewart, an early pioneer of Upper Canada. Later, as a parishioner at St. Clement’s Anglican Church, Toronto, she wrote an intelligent and evocative history of the first hundred years of that church. When most are complaining about memory loss, the redoubtable Joyce earned an M.A. in history in 2006, at the age of 74. She was an active member of the Friends of the Trinity Library, working with Senior Fellow Linda Corman, Director of the John W. Graham Library at the University of Trinity College, to produce highly popular themed Christmas party programs. She also was in charge of Canadian non-fiction for the famed annual Trinity book sale. Singing in front of her in the St. Clement’s choir as I did for 30 years allowed me to enjoy her quiet but trenchant humour, her profound faith, and her sympathetic ear. The second-row altos just won’t be the same without her. Joyce’s funeral was held on May 3 at St. Clement’s Church. 39

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In MemoriaM

Facing the music…and dancing by Sophie Mayer

DESMOND NEILL (1924–2012)

by John Fraser and Linda Corman, Director, John W. Graham Library, University of Trinity College Desmond Neill, the second Librarian of Massey College (19751990), died this past June in Oxford, to which he had just recently returned. He was a former Senior Fellow on Corporation, and a Professor of English and an instructor in the (then) Faculty of Library Science at the University of Toronto. As well, he was a devoted Friend of the Library at Trinity College, for which he received an Arbor Award for distinguished voluntary service to the University of Toronto. Dr. Neill’s career as an illustrious and leading figure in the world of books was well established in the United Kingdom as a librarian at the Bodleian Library when he accepted Robertson Davies’ offer to come to Canada and head up the collection at Massey College. He was responsible for many fine innovations and additions at the College Library, and his close relationship with key figures – with Master Davies, of course, but also with Patterson Hume, the second Master – ensured that our Library was well protected from what Desmond would later refer as “the infidels.” These were the "dollarsand-cents boys" who were always nibbling at the Library budget and could not understand why a research library was important to a residential graduate community of scholars. As the third Master discovered, sometimes to her chagrin, Desmond knew how to defend his turf! The personal relationships he established with both senior and junior scholars were important to both sides. A shy man, Dr. Neill nevertheless worked hard and fought tenaciously for those whose work he esteemed. The late and eminent Professor Douglas Le Pan spoke for many when he told the current Master early on in his time at the College that Desmond had given Massey real academic clout. The funeral of Desmond Neill took place last June 26 at the Chapel of Balliol College, Oxford.



y time at Massey College was a whirl. Literally. It was intellectual (even at breakfast, theoretical physics and radical theology were inescapable, and surprisingly companionable); social (unavoidable when you share a bathroom with several other Junior Fellows and – occasionally – the ghost of Robertson Davies); but also physical. As Michael McGillion never tires of reminding me, I introduced myself to my fellow Junior Fellows during a pre-term Frisbee game on Toronto Island by declaring that physical humiliation was not my definition of fun. Amazingly, my time at Massey appeared to improve both my social and physical coordination, although I never did quite become a Vampire Slayer. Perhaps it was the practice gained in negotiating the stone steps of the courtyard in deep snow, (medicinally) full of Bar Steward Jeff Wadsworth’s excellent cocktails, while being pelted viciously with ice-cored snowballs by some notable members of the international news media? Or the equally tricky ice croquet, which combined gamesmanship with an obstacle course, turning Massey into a very chilly version of the Red Queen’s court in Alice in Wonderland? Or maybe it was avoiding fleeing the Murder Game’s soon-to-be victims? Winters could be long and cold, yet there was never any shortage of entertainment to stop Junior Fellows cooped up in the bar – ahem, library – from actually killing each other. And there was plenty of celebration of the extremes of Canadian weather, too. Massey graciously introduced many newcomers to the frozen North to the wonders of winter sports, with skating, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing at Hart House Farm. Not to forget sauna-ing, definitely my favourite. When sports weren’t being played, or watched with bated breath as during the 2002 Winter Olympics finals (when, with typical Massey generosity, watching Americans were made honorary Canadians), there were opportunities for getting into the fling of things less competitively. Mens sana in corpore sano was modelled, literally, with swing dance classes in the library – not to mention belly dancing, self-defence, and Levi Namaseb introducing some game (but hopeless) folk to Khoisan dance, with bells on. Many was the High Table followed by dancing in the Common Room (followed by extra-curricular group research into the diversity of Toronto’s bars and clubs). Often fun and formless, the dancing was occasionally corralled by the fabulous house ceilidh band or by the surprisingly taxing line-dancing classes of Senior Fellow David James – taxing, surprisingly, not only on the body (and occasionally the dress straps: Clara Fraser once saved me from a genuine wardrobe malfunction), but also the mind. “It’s slightly unnerving, too, to discover that a world-famous humanitarian doesn’t know his left from his right, as I did when colliding on a particularly complex jump-turn with James Orbinski.

2000s Sophie Mayer But most Junior (and Senior) fellows were extremely graceful, and Talent Nights included exhibitions of every dance form imaginable: ballet en pointe, tap, swing, you name it. Kim Solga even managed to persuade both me and the far more capable, fencing-trained Matthew Peros to engage in some Matrix-slow-time stage-fighting when the playreading club (including Kari Maaren, Caitlin Finlayson, and Jenn Stephenson, the latter two of whom bravely volunteered to watch) performed a scene from Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet. Through Clarissa Hurley, we even managed some “authentic” costumes from the U of T Drama department’s stores, although I hazard that I was far more pleased with my gown than Matthew was with his codpiece. Dancing and dressing up came together at the annual Winter Balls, agonized over for months, with themed invitations and decorations. Part of the flurry of end-of-term activities – selling Massey merchandise, eating our way through the Christmas Gaudy, the somewhat secondary completion of term papers – the Winter Ball, like the Halloween party, was an opportunity to put on our glad rags and celebrate all we had to be glad for. And if I learned anything from Massey, it’s that there’s no better way to do that than face the music and dance. Sophie Mayer was a Junior Fellow, 2000–2004, and Don of Hall, 2001–2002. A writer based in London, UK, she is the author of two collections of poetry, Her Various Scalpels (2009) and The Private Parts of Girls (2011), and an academic book, The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love (2009). She teaches creative writing at various universities and free speech classes for English PEN. sophie@sophiemayer.net

a mind driven by craving, pleasure or fear. To be happy, you must be reasonable, or you must be tamed.

MasseyNews • 2011 –2012

Ideals are challenged and new ideas considered and shared

In MemoriaM

by Stoney Baker


e’ve had another wonderful year at Massey College and it is impossible not to look back with gratitude. As a group, we shared experiences and created memories which we will cherish long into the future. What makes Massey College such a special place in my mind is not the cuisine (though consistent), architecture (though splendid), location (though ideal) or John Fraser (though an asset who will be missed). Rather, it is the unforgettable conversations, where long-held ideals are challenged and new ideas considered and shared. The community was full of many great conversations in 2011–2012. The House Committee (Lucas Badenduck, Dylan Gordon, Letitia Henville, Yonsue Kim, Elizabeth Krasner, Massieh Moayedi, and James Tay) made wonderful contributions throughout the year and deserve our heartfelt thanks. While we had a few fiery moments, for which I blame my reddish hair above all else, we also had a very successful year. Thank you for all your hard work on QCF, on Executive Committee Sizes, and on the issues surrounding halfyear residency, among many others. Finally, thank you for not bringing up the kitchen, not even once. Junior Fellow orientation was perfectly orchestrated by our exuberant LMF. What better way to start of the year than a night out in Korea Town singing karaoke with a group of graduate and professional school students you have met only five days prior? I would like to thank the LMF (Jennifer Amadio, Beth Elder, Kiera Galway, Jonathan Tam, and Christopher Young) and their committee (Jennifer Arnold, Cai Durbin, Trevor Plint, and Diana Withrow) for a year chock full of fantastic social events. Your innovations were extremely successful and the House Cup built a lot of community spirit. (For more details on LMF activites, see page 34)

This year the Massey WIDEN/Junior Fellow Lecture Series continued to blossom (see page 29), thanks to Arvid Ågren and his wonderful committee (Louis-Philippe Thibault, Utako Tanebe, Sarah Cappeliez, Justin Besant, Elizabeth Krasner, Neil Williams, and Saba Mir). If you were unable to make it out to this series this year, be sure to do so in 2012– 2013 by joining the Junior Fellows as they discuss their research and disciplines in an interdisciplinary dialogue. Many thanks are also due to the Winter Ball committee (Anne AhrensEmbleton, Sarah Harland-Logan, Erik Leung, James Tay, Lluis Vena, Jennifer Bonder, Raili Lakanen, and Trevor Plint), who managed to transform the Common Room and Ondaatje Hall, filling the latter with giant round balloons that hung from the ceiling is deep reds and gold. Thanks are also due to those who organized the Walter Gordon Symposium (page 6) and the Grand Rounds (page 13), Raclette night, the debates, Coffee House and Tea Hut, movie viewing, and those less formal events that bring us together and allow all the members of this community to share their talents, passions, and interests. There is not enough space in Massey News to thank all the members of the community who deserve it, but know that we are grateful for all of your varied contributions. It has been a truly wonderful year!

From the Don of Hall

Stoney Elsebeth Baker is entering the third year of her joint juris doctorate and Master’s in Social Work. Born and raised in Toronto, Ms. Baker completed her undergraduate studies in Peace and Conflict Studies and Political Science at the University of Toronto.

This building should be capable of being seen in many ways, and of unfolding itself by degrees – probably never completely. It represents to the student within, a condensed piece of the world that must accommodate all his changing moods and attitudes. It should be as many things as possible to as many people as possible. – Ron Thom You must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion,

RODNEY WHITE (1943-2012)

Senior Fellow and Emeritus Professor Rodney (Rod) White died peacefully on July 5 after a very short illness. Born in Preston, Lancashire, he was educated at the Universities of Oxford, Pennsylvania State, and Bristol. Before his arrival in Canada, he held teaching posts at Northwestern University and the University of Ibadan. After coming to the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto in 1974, Professor White quickly established himself as an internationally renowned authority in transdisciplinary and international research. This included a diverse range of topics in urban and environmental infrastructure and management, adaptation to climate change, and environmental liability and the insurance industry. Later in his career, he collaborated with others in research and teaching on risk analysis and environmental finance, and he was one of the founders of the Centre for Environment, which has since become the School of the Environment at U of T. Professor White also served for ten years as Director of the (then) Institute for Environmental Studies. In this role, he had a reputation as a leader with a heart: always clear headed, focused, a good listener, attentive, brilliant with an elegant simplicity and a deep concern and understanding for his students. Professor White was a prolific author of books and scholarly papers, and he leaves a strong and enduring legacy both within and well beyond the university community he so much enjoyed. Flags were flown at half-mast in his honour on the three University of Toronto campuses on July 10, the day of his funeral. He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife, Sue, daughters Kathryn and Alyson, sons-in-law Tim Laceby and Shaun Parker, and grandchildren Isabelle and Oliver.


Life at Massey College

Report from the Bursar’s office by Jill Clark, Bursar


by JILL CLARK, Bursar The Quarter Century Fund (QCF) was established in 1989, and significant donations were received in the first five years to establish the original fund of approximately $125,000. The goal continues to be to pay out inflation-adjusted earnings each year, adding unspent amounts to an expendable fund for future years. The fund is currently valued at $170,000 and pays out approximately $6,000 per year to be expended on approved projects initiated by the QCF Committee. These include activities that encourage interaction between Alumni and Junior Fellows, purchases that benefit Junior Fellows’ social and academic activities, and capital purchases that upgrade the College’s premises. This past year, the QCF subsidized events such as Raclette Night, the Winter Ball, and the Junior Fellow Lecture Series, and provided funds for the purchasing of new sofas for the “Puffy Couch Room” (now covered in leather and not so puffy), as well as passes to the AGO and to performances of the Canadian Opera Company. The fund also contributes to the cost of Massey Grand Rounds (see page 13).

Ankita Jauhari and her assistant, Calvin Chan, achieved sales of over $314,000, up $90,000 from the previous year, a doubling of revenue in the past four years. This income flows directly into operations, allowing us to maintain our property and add upgrades to our facilities. The success this year relates directly to the efforts of Ankita and the summer support team: College Administrator Anna Luengo, summer assistant Calvin, our porters Liz Hope and Eric Schuppert, and our maintenance team made up of Building Supervisor Kelly Gale, Victor Silva, Joyce Blake, and Eduarda Soares. Catering is our third revenue source. It’s a business run entirely by the kitchen staff, efficiently guided and managed by Catering Manager Darlene Naranjo. Sales in this area are over $600,000 and the profits supplement the fees received from the Junior Fellows, our fourth key source of revenue. Three years ago, our students allowed us to increase rates to a competitive level on campus, helping us to adequately cover their accommodation costs. In accepting annual inflationary increases, the students have contributed substantially to a balanced operating statement. In return, we have awarded them bursaries of $221,000 this past year, an increase of 17% in four years. My sincerest thanks to all the supporters and staff of the College.

Amela’s photograph by Matt Glandfield

The Quarter Century Fund (QCF)

our years ago, newly arrived at Massey, I was jolted into the reality of my new job as the market crashed and we watched our funds diminish with the market decline. Our bursaries had dipped to $77,000 and we sustained an operating loss. In retrospect, if it had to happen, the timing was advantageous. In my first term, I had no choice but to focus on determining our funding requirements. The market crash urged us, as a team, to find ways to maintain a reliable source of operating funds that could supplement bursaries and projects when necessary, while building endowed and restricted funds. There are four main areas of revenue that make it possible to do so, the foremost being fundraising. John Fraser, as we all know, is brilliant at creating an atmosphere that results in support for the College. The Senior Fellows and Quadrangle Society alone contribute over $230,000 per year to the College programs. In addition this past year, individuals, foundations, and corporations gave over $1,250,000 to fund the Journalism Fellowship Program, the Library, the Visitors’ Challenge, bursaries, and operations. Massey would be a very different College without this ongoing support (see pages 32-33 for more details). Our second source of revenue is the summer rental program, which turns us into a very profitable B & B in the warmer months. This past summer, Alumn

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Mary Graham

Danylo Dzwonyk

Amela Marin

Mary Graham retired this past April after four years as Registrar. In his tribute to her, Master John Fraser spoke of her “efficiency, kindliness and grace.” Taking her place is Danylo Dzwonyk, formerly the College Assistant, described by the Master as “a College loyalist and enthusiast who brings his own unique approach and temperament to the job of Registrar.” The new College Assistant is Amela Marin, who has been part of the Massey community for many years, notably through her association with our Writer in Exile and Scholar at Risk Programs. Most recently she was the Executive Director of the Canadian Drama Foundation and Playwrights Guild of Canada. She is also a published author. At the gate, Eric Schuppert joined us in August 2011 as our evening Porter. The dining hall and kitchen have a few new faces. Serving tables are Christopher Conseco and Joanna Garcia, both students at Humber College. Hiro Sito joined us this past year, but we will be seeing less of him as he takes on a new teaching position in Mathematics. Two assistant cooks, Kisho Sathcunun and Thambithurai Theepan, remain behind the scenes. No doubt, though, you have noticed their great salads at lunch. Please welcome all of our new staff when you visit the College.


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

The General Endowment of Massey College An Appeal from the Master

Income from the general endowment of Massey College supports a whole host of events and College projects. Any gifts to Massey College directed toward the General Endowment may seem less glamorous or urgent than gifts for projects like the Quarter Century Fund or the Visitors' Challenge, but they are essential to the running of the College and just as deeply appreciated. Massey College's cherished independence within the University of Toronto is guaranteed by this fund, which finances our operations. If you are able to give a donation of any size to the General Endowment, it will be deeply appreciated and duly acknowledged with a charitable receipt. The donors of gifts of $10,000 or more are always recorded on the Benefactions Board in the Round Room, but the College appreciates all gifts great and small. Thank you for your careful consideration, John Fraser Photography by Anthony Luengo


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