TRINITY ALUMNI MAGAZINE SPRING 2009 VOLUME 46 NUMBER 1
WEATHERING THE STORM A forward outlook on the current economic climate
FromtheProvost Financing our Future Looking beyond the economic crisis means drawing on our strengths of today and investing in tomorrow
was during the 1992 U.S. Presidential cam- able our students are, have been sadly depleted. Without further paign (when many of the upcoming class of ’13 injection of earmarked funds, the College will be less able than were busy being born) that Bill Clinton coined we would wish to recognize and reward the great potential and the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” His suc- still greater achievements of our students. We are determined to cessor, presiding in the eye of a storm (never the most elegant return to previous levels (and eventually exceed them!) when the position) and languishing in the wake of what has been widely moment is right. characterized as a U.S.-led global recession, left ofﬁce no doubt It is traditional in times of hardship to speak slightingly of thinking, “It’s the stupid economy.” And the latest incumbent, ivory towers, a biblical phrase ﬁrst found in the Song of Songs, encumbered with the follies and foibles of an inherited system, referring to the beautiful neck of Solomon’s beloved. Ivory towhas come to power on the back of a widespread popular belief ers are less loved these days, particularly by politicians, though that, “The economy: it’s stupid.” in biblical terms they were never in“Ivory towers are a luxury Indeed, this is a time marked by a bewiltended to be valued purely for themdering and dismaying lack of serious and inselves, but for the weight of wisdom society must afford. formed debate, a time when some have made and fairness of prospect they sustain. a proﬁt of doom, and others just seem to be So it is with Trinity. Costly to build and guessing haphazardly, with no great guiding Ivory towers are a luxury sociprinciples but the thought that one day someety must afford. Costly to build and maintain, they nonetheless one will be vindicated. We have had plenty of maintain, they nonetheless gain grace, Keynes: now we need more folk to show they strength and prominence with age. gain grace, strength and are able. In these pages, we pay tribute to TrinBut if they decay or are destroyed, prominence with age” ity alums making an impact in various areas of they are hard to raise again. Allowing the global ﬁnancial system. That some of our such structures to crumble is a false own sit among the world’s movers and shakers offers hope that economy, for without spires to aspire to, and hallowed halls to economic order will be restored, possibly even improved. recall, and without the fellowship and shared growth and exThe College has been sheltered to some extent from the wild perience offered by the best universities, the world would be a economic weather by a ﬁne combination of smart and industri- poorer, duller place indeed. ous ﬁnancial and investment committees, working alongside a Straitened times call for straight talking and thinking, and we campaign and development team dedicated to bringing money trust you will ﬁnd both in this issue. But as always with Trinity in, and a bursarial- and buildings-management ethos that is fun- College, there is much more: the promise of a bright future and damentally allergic to excess and waste. the recollection of a glittering past, and the ﬁrm resolve to proEven so, we have been hit hard. Decisions both prudent tect what we can and to build where we may. Whatever the woes and painful continue to be made to ensure the College will sail of the ﬁnancial world, that surely is the debt of responsibility we through the current storm unscathed and still aﬂoat even if to do owe our splendid students, in whose future we invest, and our so means facing unpleasant cutbacks and unpalatable setbacks. wonderful, loyal alums, who offer great returns, with an interest At the most basic level, for example, our endowments for schol- rate that remains happily high. ANDY ORCHARD arships and bursaries, awards that distinguish Trinity from other Provost and Vice-Chancellor colleges in Toronto and beyond, and are a mark of how remark-
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WEATHERING THE STORM
System Shift Malcolm Knight rewires the global ﬁnancial machine By Julia Belluz
Barclay’s Has Bite And her name is Geri James
By Rick McGinnis
Firm Focus Sacha Kapoor goes after his dreams and lends his expertise Vital Link Sharon Pel keeps regulators in the loop
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Skating to Victory
Kavanagh, vice-president of the Trinity College Athletic Association, has
rinity’s intramural hockey team skated to victory in the fall season, beat-
played with the team for three years.The year before he joined,Trinity broke
ing out Medicine with a 1-0 overtime win in the finals.
a five-decades-long losing streak, capturing the Jennings Cup for the first time
Team captain Andrew Kavanagh ’10 said it was great to win, but also nice
since 1956.The team won again in 2007.
to see “a big gathering of fans” cheering them on. “It was really a team effort.
To toast the fall victory, Provost Andy Orchard hosted Kavanagh’s team on
Each game we had a different player step up to the plate — a lot of teams
March 12, just four days before the fifth and final regular winter season game
have only one or two guys to carry the load.”
in the Division 1 Non-Contact league. (At press time, the team was in first
Currently, 12 of the team’s 17 members are Trinity students; some colleges don’t field teams, so it’s common for students from other colleges to join up.
place with two wins, two ties.The semi-finals were scheduled for March 23, and the finals, March 27. See the next issue of Trinity for the results.)
Smooth Landing JOHN IBBITSON ’78 WON THE 2008 Governor General’s Award for children’s literature.
governing body, the Trinity College Meeting, allocated $25,000 to the project. The University of Toronto kicked in $5,000 for the classroom component. So far, almost $22,000 has been spent. Additional common rooms will be provided with wireless access this summer.
Talk the Talk
The Landing, which takes place during the Depression, is a coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy named Ben. Although not autobiographical, the book is set in Gravenhurst, Ont., Ibbitson’s hometown. “I’ve wanted to write a book about Muskoka my entire adult life, and it was a joy to be able to do it,” he said. Ibbitson is currently the Washington correspondent for The Globe and Mail.
STUDENTS CAN NOW SURF THE Net while sitting in the Quadrangle, thanks to new wireless access points that were installed in a number of common areas and classrooms last summer. The upgrades are part of an ongoing project to provide wireless access throughout the Trinity buildings. Last summer’s initiative is largely courtesy of student funds set aside for special projects. The senior student
Doug ’59 and Ruth ’63 Grant in front of the boardroom door.
Granted and Graced
PHOTOGRAPHY: STEPHANIE LAKE
Wired to Get Wireless
TRINITY COLLEGE HOSTED 80 of the country’s top debaters for the prestigious, three-day Central Canadian Debate Championships at the end of February. Tournament director and second-year Trinity student Jason Davis, noting that the College is an ideal host, said, “Students here naturally engage in intellectual and academic discourse. Debating is a formalized version of the conversations we would normally have.” Trinity has argumentative roots: the Trinity College Literary Institute (or The Lit), a student government body founded in 1854, regularly runs in-house debates. But over the past two years, Trinity has become a force to be reckoned with in the competitive circuit. “We’ve established a reputation in a short period of time. Hosting draws even more attention and reinforces our presence,” Davis said. (As hosts, Trinity debaters served as judges and staff, but didn’t actually debate.) Starting Feb. 27, 40 teams of two from 12 schools competed until there were only
n recognition of their generosity to Trinity over the years, including to the Strength to Strength campaign, the boardroom on the sec-
ond floor of Trinity College has been named the Douglas and Ruth Grant Boardroom.
two teams left for the ﬁnal debate on March 1. Seeley Hall brimmed with excitement during the last round, which pitted McGill University against Hart House. The question up for debate was whether parents in Quebec should be allowed
to decide if their children are educated exclusively in English or in French. In the end, Saro Setrakian and Sophie Macintyre of McGill nabbed the title and the Léger Cup trophy. “They were a stronger team,” Davis conceded. SPRING 2009
OBSERVATIONS AND DISTINCTIONS WORTH NOTING at Cambridge University and a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School, Barry hopes his research and efforts will ultimately push modelling agencies to use “real” models, not just for altruistic reasons, but because it beneﬁts their bottom line: his research shows that women identify more deeply with models who closely resemble their own physical image. Barry was the guest speaker at this year’s SpeakEasy, a Trinity event geared to young alumni, on Jan. 30.
Michael Row Your Boat Ashore, Hallelujah
here was a point when Michael Braithwaite ’09
2,000-metre race with an eight-second lead. “I think
doubted he would even make it to the National
surprising is probably the best way to describe the
Rowing Championship Regatta: his ride had bailed and
race,” he said. In his fourth year of cognitive science and phi-
his accommodations had fallen through. But in the end, he made it — and walked away a champ. Braithwaite placed first in the Men’s Under 23
PHOTOGRAPHY: TOP, EMILY COLEMAN; BOTTOM, MCPL JEAN-FRAÇOIS NÉRON, RIDEAU HALL
Single Skulls category in London, Ont., winning the
In spite of the home-team upset, the Championship exceeded expectations. “When you have a room full of debaters, people who have their own opinions, you know whether or not the crowd is into it,” Davis said. “There was a lot of banging on table tops.” No greater indication of a successful debate.
Model Citizen BEN BARRY ’05 IS THE FIRST man to receive, at a ceremony last November, a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case. Given in the spirit and memory of Canada’s Famous Five, who won legal recogni-
losophy, Braithwaite is president of the Trinity College Athletic Association. He has been rowing for six years, and has been on the Varsity team for four.
Ben Barry poses with Governor General Michaëlle Jean after accepting his award.
tion for women in 1929, the award honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to promote the equality of girls and women in Canada. For his part, Barry has been challenging the way beauty standards are presented by
the fashion industry and the media since he was a teenager. Founder and CEO of Ben Barry Agency Inc., an internationally recognized modelling consultancy, he was also a key player in the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. Currently a PhD candidate
Leading by Example SARAH YUN ’09 HAS A RÉSUMÉ that reads as if she should be leading a country. In due time, perhaps. The fourth-year English and political science student won this year’s Faculty of Arts & Science Dean’s Student Leadership Award, a distinction that recognizes her involvement on-campus and beyond, and includes a $500 scholarship. Declaring herself “humbled and honoured,” by her win, Yun said, “Students are doing amazing things on this campus, and I feel truly blessed to be a part of that.” Part of that indeed. Yun is chair of the student division of the G8 Research Group (G8RG), currently preparing a team of students to travel to Italy this July for the 2009 G8 Summit, and a team leader with the Trinity branch of Lawyers Feed the Hungry. In Sarah Yun the past she was also involved
with the WUSC Refugee Student Program, and was president of the English Students’ Union, co-ordinator of the Environmental Networking Fair, and a violin soloist with Hart House Chamber Strings, among other accomplishments. Yun’s post-summer plans are still up in the air, but it’s no surprise she has options. She is eagerly awaiting responses
from master’s programs in social policy for the 2009-2010 academic year, and plans to apply to law school this fall for the following year.
Reach Past the Stars
10th book by Rose Murray ’63 has hit shelves.
lucked out. This is one of the ﬁrst times photos have been taken of extrasolar planetary systems. (At the same time as Macintosh and Marois made their discovery, another team announced an image of a planet
Waugh’s depictions of Oxford and Cambridge
spans more than 20 countries, including parts of
in the 1920s.”
southeast Asia, where he served as a diplomat.
A Taste of Canada: A Culinary Journey shows
John Allore ’86 contributed a chapter to
how distinctive Canadian cuisine can be, and how
Criminal Investigative Failures, which recounts the
the country’s land, climate and people shape it.
unsolved murder of his sister, Theresa Allore, who
Martin Hunter ’55 has published a memoir
An infrared image of the HR8799 planetary system taken with the Keck telescope.The three planets are labelled — b, c and d — and their orbital motion is shown.The central pattern of coloured speckles is light from the star scattered by the telescope and Earth’s atmosphere, like a “lens flare” in a camera.
disappeared in November 1978.
Complementing the stories are recipes assembled by his wife, Dorothy (Pointing) ’62. Arch Haslett ’63 fought a debilitating illness and lived to write (and publish) a book about
of his life up until age 24. Young Hunting includes
T. A. Keenleyside ’62 has published a book
it. Wing to Wing chronicles the personal and physi-
his years at Trinity, which he describes as a
about his travel experiences. Missing The Bus,
cal journey Haslett took to cope with his illness
“whacking good time in the afterglow of Evelyn
Making The Connection: Tales and Tastes of Travel
and promote healing.
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TO MOST PEOPLE, HR8799 IS just a series of letters and numbers. But to Bruce Macintosh ’88 it represents something profoundly signiﬁcant: it’s the name of the star marking the spot where he and a team of astronomers, led by Macintosh and Christian Marois, discovered three giant planets (ﬁve to 10 times the mass of Jupiter) outside of our solar system. The star, which is 130 light years away in the constellation Pegasus, can be seen with
binoculars but not with the naked eye. The planets, on the other hand, can’t even be spotted with a conventional telescope because they are obscured by starlight. “Stars are very bright and planets are very faint,” Macintosh said. “For example, Jupiter is one billion times darker than the sun.” Stationed in Hawaii, Macintosh and his colleagues used a highly specialized telescope camera equipped with a mirror that changes its shape a thousand times a second to correct for the turbulence of the Earth’s atmosphere. They started their search by observing young stars, looking for relatively “new” planets that were still molten and glowing. And they
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fornia, is leading a $20-million joint Canadian-American project striving to improve the technology used to view and photograph planets similar to Jupiter. “The Holy Grail is to ﬁnd planets that are like Earth,” he said, “though that’s 10 or 20 years away.” ■
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Vital Organ Post-surgery, the instrument is recovering, but still needs a transfusion BY JUDY STOFFMAN
hen Erik Penz and Priya Suagh got engaged, they had only one place in mind for their wedding: Trinity College Chapel, with sunlight slanting in through the stained glass windows and soaring organ music to lift the soul. Penz’s mother, Catherine (Adamson) Ruskin ’67, sang in Trinity’s chapel choir as a student. She advocated for music that steered clear of wedding clichés. The young couple chose Sir Hubert Parry’s I was Glad for the procession, Charles-Marie Widor’s Toccata for the recessional, and, for Canadian content, Healey Willan’s Christe, Redemptor omnium for the organ prelude. “John Tuttle [Trinity’s Director of Music] had tremendous patience in advising what music would be appropriate,” Penz recalls, “and went above and beyond to hunt down sheet music and pull together an incredible choir. After the wedding, many people commented on how amazing the music was.” As Trinity’s organist and choirmaster, the energetic Tuttle only plays at the chapel’s weddings — there’s an average of 55 per year — when he has time. (Outgoing Bevan Organ Scholar Christopher Ku plays most of them.) If the music sounded particularly ﬁne on that day last November, it is likely because the organ had recently been overhauled, thanks, in part, to Cuban-born José Ordonez ’50. Ordonez, who had retired to Florida after a long career as an educator, returned to Toronto every summer to visit friends, staying in a room at the College. When he died last year, he left a bequest to contribute to restoring the organ. Built by Casavant Frères of Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., and installed in the chapel in 1954, the instrument desperately needed to have its 1,400 pipes replaced, or at least dismantled and cleaned. More than half a century of organists playing it had taken a toll. But sending the pipes back to Casavant Frères for cleaning, or buying new ones, would have cost more money than was available for the project, Tuttle says. As luck would have it, he found out from local organ builder Thomas Linken that Holy Trinity Church, next door to Toronto’s Eaton Centre, was about to replace its organ (which had been having mechanical troubles, but still worked) after inheriting one from another institution.
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“Some of its pipes were lovely,” Tuttle says of Holy Trinity’s organ. “Some made by Casavant, some by Samuel Warren, a famous organ builder from the 1800s.” They weren’t brand new, but they were a huge improvement over the well-worn pipes on Trinity chapel’s organ. And best of all, Holy Trinity was offering the pipes for free. With new pipes in hand, there was still the labour issue to solve: Who was going to install them? To complete the project within the allotted budget, Tuttle and Linken decided to tackle the swap themselves. When you glance up to the choir loft from the nave, the 17 fat, bronze-coloured pipes you see fronting the Trinity organ are only for show; they emit no sound. The real music is produced behind them — in the organ chamber, a small, cedar-lined room reached via a catwalk — by a forest of narrow, upright pipes. Tuttle and Linken spent much of last summer in that hot little chamber, removing 1,200 of the dirty and damaged pipes and replacing many of them with those from Holy Trinity. They also vacuumed and washed the entire mechanism and the remaining 200 pipes. The enhanced tonal quality was worth the grunt work. But further restoration is required. The organ’s console, slightly larger than an upright piano and the instrument’s nerve centre, is overdue for a mechanical system rebuild. Some pedal notes are loose, making it difﬁcult to play accurately. Tuttle enumerates additional problems that could be addressed if another “organ donor” came forward: “The keyboards and pedalboard need to be refurbished so they have a consistent feel and don’t clack; the combination action, which allows the organist to turn stops on and off by pushing preset buttons, is unreliable.” If existing parts could be replaced with modern electronic switches and memories, the organ would perform even better than it did when it was ﬁrst built. Tuttle would also like to see “a snappy little trumpet stop” added “to play brides up the aisle,” making weddings at Trinity even more exciting. He estimates it will cost between $100,000 and $150,000 to complete all of the required work. “If we raise more, we’d have the money to endow the instrument, which is an integral part of worship here,” says Tuttle, who strives to introduce his students to music of substance and imagination. “I tell my students that trivial music leads the way to trivial faith.” ■
KU-DOS! Ku’s original three-year term was extended
While at Trinity, Ku was also working toward
College’s Bevan Organ Scholar Christopher Ku
twice, first for a year and then for two more
his master’s in musicology at the University of
is leaving. And he’ll be missed. “He is not just
years. “We bent the rules a little bit,” Tuttle says.
Toronto. Having now completed that, he has
an excellent musician, but an excellent church
The Bevan Organ Scholarship is a wonderful
applied to various PhD programs, hoping to focus
musician,” says John Tuttle, Trinity’s organist and
opportunity for an undergraduate music student
his research on the way that church music shifted
director of music.
to gain valuable experience working as a church
in the 16th century as Latin was phased out in
“It’s been a wonderful experience,” says
musician, “but with a safety net,” Tuttle says.
favour of English.
Ku, who appreciated working closely with di-
The Scholar’s primary responsibilities are
As for finding Ku’s replacement, Tuttle says
vinity students, knowing they’ll take what they
assisting the head organist and playing at the
there are already a number of candidates; the
learned about music at Trinity back to their
various services divinity students attend as
search has begun in U of T’s faculty of music. Look
part of their studies.
for an announcement in the next issue of Trinity.
PHOTOGRAPHY: PAUL CHMIELOWIEC
After six years of piping out good tunes, Trinity
Weathering the Storm For months now, Canadian news media have spouted doom and gloom about the economy â€” and with good reason. On only one other occasion since the Second World War have the major economic powers of the world concurrently slid into a recession. In the past six months, the Bank of Canada slashed its benchmark rate to a 50-year low, Statistics Canada reported the first trade deficit in 30 years, and the Harper government tabled its federal budget, confirming a deficit will ensue, and thus evoking a collective sigh from its voting public. But even as domestic and international economies fall apart, there are people who are trying to hold things together, striving to ensure this sort of thing doesnâ€™t happen again, helping to shape the future of finance. In the following pages, we profile a selection of such people. Catch a glimmer of their optimism as you read their stories.
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System Shift Malcolm Knight rewires the global ﬁnancial machine BY JULIA BELLUZ
system reform, and the reform of ﬁnancial regulation in this credit-crunch climate — hardly shows. It could be because Knight has had to deal with similar pressures and similarly chaotic political and economic environments before. In nearly 25 years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), he worked his way up to director of departments that focused on monetary issues in the Middle East and Central Asia. While a war was raging in Afghanistan in the late1980s, Knight negotiated and managed the implementation of IMF’s US$1.1-billion macroeconomic adjustment program for neighbouring Pakistan. “Trying to make good economic policies in those sorts of conditions really requires you to think outside of the box,” he says. From 1999 to 2003, as senior deputy governor, or second-in-command, of the Bank of Canada, Knight found himself in charge of operations when the ﬁnancial world was brieﬂy thrown into turmoil with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Then most recently, starting in 2003, he was the general manager and CEO of the Basel-based Bank for International Settlements, which serves as the bank for central banks with assets of more than $550 billion. In that role, he was credited with fostering co-operation among central bankers and ﬁnancial regulators around the world, while
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the slick, artwork-laden ofﬁces of Deutsche Bank in London’s Financial District, you can hardly tell that the city has been ravaged by what is known in these parts as “the credit crunch.” High heels and polished shoes clack across the expansive lobby as eager bankers rush to work before 8 a.m. On my way to meet the recently appointed non-executive vice-chairman of the bank, Malcolm Knight, the ﬁrst sign of the global ﬁnancial crisis comes in the way of elevator chatter between two employees. “The tube was extra stuffed full of people,” complains one. “Yah, I think they might be cutting back on services now,” conjectures the other. On Knight’s ﬂoor (he is based in New York but works from here when in London), staff members swirl carts with bankers’ breakfasts — fresh fruit, bread, yogurt and coffee — about the ofﬁce. Knight shows up an hour late for our meeting, as a result of some confusion about his schedule, he says, but apologizes so profusely it is hard to hold a grudge. “I am really, really sorry,” he says. “It is not okay.” The Canadian economist, who has worked in many of the world’s ﬁnancial capitals, is disarmingly humble; at the bank he’s known for his genial charm. The pressure he is currently facing — to establish Deutsche Bank’s global policy for engaging in dialogue on ﬁnancial
In 1963, Knight went to Toronto to study political scialso making the BIS a forum in which public ofﬁcials in ence and economics at Trinity College (from which he charge of monetary policy could interact. also received an Honorary Doctorate in 2006). “When I Knight’s ﬁve-year contract with BIS was set to expire last March, but ended up being extended to June of this got to Trinity, I found very quickly that it really expanded year, when he would have been obliged to retire anyway my horizons,” he reﬂects. “It was a small college, a bit like in accordance with the company’s compulsory retirement living in a small town, but the people I met had a much age of 65. “I wasn’t too interested in retiring,” says Knight, broader education and view of what was going on in the who turns 65 on April 11. Not to mention, he adds, that world than I did. And I rapidly caught their fascination “we’re in the midst of a ﬁnancial crisis.” with world affairs, with political issues, with writing about Instead, Knight left BIS almost six months early to those issues.” secure his current post at Deutsche Bank. “These offers Four years later, having graduated from Trinity, Knight left Canada to complete a master’s (and eventually a PhD) just don’t come up all the time,” he says. in economics at the London School of Economics and Knight made his move from Basel to New York to join Political Science (LSE). It was the late-1960s, and students DB on Oct. 6, 2008, which was the beginning of one of all over Europe had their eyes on social revolution. Knight the worst weeks ever in the ﬁnancial markets. (It was just remembers the LSE as “a hot-bed of agitation against the after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy and just before [Vietnam] War.” “You had a lot of political ferment — actions were taken to inject capital into the banks in Europe ideas about how society should be organized, and whether and the U.S.) the U.S. policy of containment of In his new role, Knight gets communism really made sense.” to tackle what he considers to Knight likens that political ferbe the most interesting issue in “We should engage in ment to the current questioning of the political and economic scene right now: “How to deal with the what happened with the ﬁnancial dialogue on what constitutes present financial crisis and how system. “Was it greed, ineffecbetter regulation and to restructure the architecture of tive risk management, ineffective international ﬁnance to make the supervision? Were there problems supervision of the ﬁ nancial in the way monetary and ﬁscal polsystem work better.” He identiicies were being implemented?” fies the weaknesses that led to system, and on what He makes it clear that the weakthis crisis as an opportunity for the banks themselves need nesses of the ﬁnancial system canpositive change. “We don’t have not be addressed without engaga theory about how to go forto do to clean up their act, ing the private sector in dialogue, ward,” he admits. “There isn’t as it were” which is partly why the opportua very clear road map, but it’s nity at Deustsche Bank was one he essential to clarify that over the could not refuse. next six months.” Knight’s work at DB is mostly in an advisory capacity (to Clariﬁcation is Knight’s job. As a global wholesale bank, governments, central banks, ﬁnancial supervisory agencies DB has a vested interest in a well-regulated and stable global and academics), to put forth ﬁnancial system reform while ﬁnancial system. “We should engage in dialogue on what promoting global ﬁnancial stability. “It’s time to step back constitutes better regulation and supervision of the ﬁnanand look at the ﬁnancial system in a measured and objective cial system, and on what the banks themselves need to do to clean up their act, as it were,” he says. way,” he says. Knight believes markets must be regulated, The ﬁrst time Knight witnessed the effects of an ecoand regulators and supervisors have to ensure that ﬁnancial institutions stop taking the sorts of risks that could cause nomic crisis was in the late-1950s in his hometown of Amherstburg, in southwestern Ontario; he saw many resithe ﬁnancial system to collapse again. dents of the town, which then had a population of about Working with DB, Knight gets to travel to London 4,000, suffer long-term unemployment as a result of the often from his home in the U.S., where he and his wife North American recession. He was intrigued as to what raised two of their three daughters (the third was raised could have caused such adversity. between the U.S., Switzerland and Canada), which has
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What does the expert think about Canada’s place in this current financial crisis? “This is probably going to be a very serious and prolonged global recession,” he says. But he also notes that the banks in Canada are well-capitalized, and haven’t been as deeply involved in the risky lending associated with real estate. “My hunch is that the Canadian economy is better placed to weather this crisis than the economies of most other countries. And the reason is that for over a decade, the Canadian economy has had good fiscal policy and good monetary policy, and it is a stable economicpolicy environment.” n
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the added bonus of allowing him to return to LSE as a visiting professor in finance; that the DB position afforded him a chance to be back at his alma mater helped seal his decision, Knight says. This isn’t the first time Knight has worked at a university, however. He has always kept one finger in the academic pie, having previously held posts in the economics departments at the University of Toronto and the LSE, and as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He has frequently written about the economy for academic journals, and he was also an author on a monograph on the Canadian economy, developed for university students.
Barclay’s Has Bite And her name is Geri James BY RICK MCGINNIS
resh out of Trinity with a degree in commerce and geogAs a sort of personal mission, she makes a point of raphy, and a minor in economics, Geri James started challenging the status quo. “I like to promote women in her career with a posting she plucked off the job board the investment industry — there still aren’t many and I’m at the University of Toronto’s student employment centre. It not really sure why,” she wonders aloud. was 1984 — “not a great year for jobs,” she recalls — and at To that end, James helped launch a women’s network at the time she had no idea it would prove such a good ﬁt. BGI. She has also mentored women formally and informally, “I was hired by a firm whose and she took part in a program sponfocus was pension plans and investby Women in Capital Markets “It’s actually been exciting sored ments,” James says, “and that has that took her into high schools to advise been my whole career. I’ve changed girls thinking of a career in ﬁnance. to be part of it. I know jobs a few times, but always stayed Last November, James celebrated that sounds bad, but it’s her 10-year anniversary with Barin the investing/pension area.” clay’s. (She wears the watch she There have been startling shifts been exciting to see what received to mark the occasion proudly in the investment area of the ﬁnan— “Isn’t it pretty?” she asks, pulling cial sector in the past 20 years, but you can achieve in a bad James, now a principal at Barclay’s up her sleeve.) Two months prior to environment; that you can that, she had made a change within Global Investors Bay Street outpost, is still frustrated by one fact that make a difference and you the ﬁrm, which coincidentally coinhas hardly changed — the relative cided with the steepest free-fall of can help. I guess I’ve looked scarcity of women in the industry. the global ﬁnancial markets in years, In 2004, women made up only 19 making it seem, in retrospect, almost on the positive side” per cent of CFA charterholders, she a risky move. After ﬁve years working points out. In 2008, only 20 per cent with iShares, Barclay’s retail brand of of those awarded the CFA chartership were women — the exchange-traded funds, James moved back to the institunumber barely increased over that four-year period. tional side of the business where she began. “One of the things that appealed to me about Barclay’s Given the state of the economy, her return to instituwas that our Global CEO was a woman and the person tional investing was hardly tranquil. She had her hands who hired me was a woman,” James says. (Both positions full helping hefty clients such as pension funds steer their way through seemingly non-stop crises, including the are now occupied by men.)
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she was promoted to director, business management. “In this new role, I will still spend part of my time with some of our institutional clients, helping them with investment strategy,” she says, “but I will take on broader business-management responsibilities, including oversight of our legal, compliance, ﬁnance and accounting groups in Canada.” Trying times to be managing anything in the investment world, to be sure, but James says she enjoys the challenge, especially after the illusions and overconﬁdence of the boom years. “It’s actually been exciting to be part of it. I know that sounds bad, but it’s been exciting to see what you can achieve in a bad environment; that you can make a difference and you can help. I guess I’ve looked on the positive side.” ■
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failure of ﬁrms like Bear Stearns, and the fallout from Bernard Madoff ’s massive Ponzi scheme. “All of a sudden clients wanted to know, ‘What are my assets right now? What’s my exposure to Bear Stearns, to Lehman, to all those various ﬁrms?’ And the latest was Madoff. How do we help them not panic?” James points out that Barclay’s was lucky because it didn’t have exposure to many of the failing ﬁrms. “We didn’t have Madoff, we got out of Bear Stearns early, saw Lehman coming. In fact, our sister company, Barclay’s Capital, ended up buying Lehman. It was a huge gain for us as a ﬁrm because we were able to grow into an area we wanted to by buying assets at a discount.” In February, James made yet another in-house move when
Firm Focus Sacha Kapoor goes after his dreams and lends his expertise BY KRISTINE CULP
ou might come across Sacha Kapoor in the Buttery, helping a student with an economics question. You might see him studying at St. Hilda’s Residence, the door to his room open to visitors. Or you might meet him in Strachan Hall as he shares a high table dinner with peers and professors. Kapoor, 32, is an academic don at Trinity. A University of Toronto doctoral student in economics, he lives in residence and is available to undergraduates as a personal tutor in economics, math and statistics. He and the other 10 academic dons are an invaluable resource for Trinity students, who can tap the dons’ expertise in everything
from art history to physics. “My door is always open to the students here,” Kapoor says. And students appreciate this marvellous resource: “Sacha is my residence-ﬂoor don,” says Alec Hughes, a second-year student in the mathematics and physics specialist program. “He has been extremely helpful to me this year in providing academic advice, helping me ﬁnd a summer position in physics, and just giving perspective on university life in general.” Kapoor says working as a don is both interesting and rewarding. He enjoys engaging with the students, whom he describes as bright, ambitious, good-natured and “good
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Trinity’s academic dons are one of our
of every day. They offer one-on-one and
THE 2008-09 ACADEMIC DONS
best investments in our students. We’re
group tutoring, as well as personal and
Emre Gonlugur – art history
the only college at the University of
academic counselling. For both current
Sacha Kapoor – economics
Toronto to offer such a program, which
and future students, having the support
Andrew Crabtree - English
has grad-school or professional-faculty
of older, experienced scholars is an
Sean Lafferty – history
students, and experts in their respective
Vanessa Peters – social sciences Navindra Persaud – life sciences
fields assisting undergrad students making
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the transition from high school. Dons
set out to raise $3 million to endow the
ensure they don’t fall through the cracks
Academic Dons Program, so that Trinity’s
Yoav Farkash – life sciences
as they navigate the wider, and at times
students will continue to be able to take
Nicholas Riegel – philosophy
seemingly overwhelming, U of T campus.
advantage of this superior and unique
Arjun Tremblay – political science
Academic dons live at the College
program. We’re still working toward
Patricia Greve – political science and
and are available to Trinity students, both
that goal — contributions are always
resident and non-resident, every hour
welcomed and appreciated.
Ozgur Gurel – political theory
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He then spent a few years doing everything from factory work to bartending, jobs that he says prompted him to start “asking economic questions.” When eventually he returned to Queens to finish his undergrad, his academic career took off. He did his master’s at U of T, and is currently in his fourth year of doctoral research, which focuses on internal workplace organization. Expecting to complete his PhD next year and then pursue a career in academia, Kapoor will face a job market currently in the doldrums, since many universities have imposed hiring freezes. The economic downturn will last a couple of years, Kapoor speculates, but he’s not entirely pessimistic: “These periods of recovery are not always bad,” he says. “Firms are forced to become more efficient.” And people and organizations are resilient and creative in the face of adversity, he adds. That kind of outlook may be among the most valuable benefits Kapoor provides to the students he works with. n
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human beings.” He values the rich, cross-disciplinary interaction with the other Trinity dons. And he says tutoring gives him the chance to become more effective at communicating economic themes. “It contributes to my development — I’ll be a better teacher, a better researcher.” But Kapoor emphasizes that his primary role is to be there for Trinity students, who have the advantage of not being forced to compete with other U of T students for a tutor’s time. “They can simply book a meeting with one of us,” he says. “Students at other colleges have to hire tutors to get the same type of access.” And that can cost more than $40 per hour. Although he is clearly thriving in the university setting, Kapoor’s own academic path wasn’t always so clear. Growing up in Brampton, Ont., where his family settled after emigrating from India in the 1970s, Kapoor knew his parents expected their two sons to become educated professionals. Still, after two years at Queens, he quit university.
Vital Link Sharon Pel keeps regulators in the loop BY LEAH STOKES
egulation, traditionally a dreaded term, is suddenly hip again. For Sharon Pel ’79, this comes as little surprise. As senior vice-president of Legal and Business Affairs for TMX Group, part of Pel’s job is to sit across the table from regulators. And since mid-2008, when the current ﬁnancial crisis accelerated, she’s been pulling up her chair even closer. “Our advice is being sought from various government departments on how to address the crisis,” says Pel, 52. In the current economic climate, she supports regulatory reform and transparent trading, so it’s a point of pride for her that one of TMX Group’s core business strategies has always been the latter. “If it’s on the Toronto Stock Exchange you know what it is, you can see it, and you know how it trades,” she says. Pel is the third child in a family of four children, born and raised in Toronto by Dutch parents. For her ﬁrst round of post-secondary education, she opted to stay in her hometown, and live at home. “I was sure I wanted to go to the University of Toronto, and I wanted a small college with high academic standards where there would be a sense
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of community,” she says. “My choice was Trinity.” Her career path, on the other hand, wasn’t quite so decisive. “I went to Trinity thinking I was going to be an archeologist. Isn’t that funny?” Instead, the experience of working a summer job in the labour relations department of Air Canada inspired her to become a labour lawyer. “Once I got to law school, though, I saw all the possible paths and found I really liked corporate and securities law,” she says. “Corporate law is about taking problems and solving them.” After getting her LLB from the University of Ottawa in 1982, Pel articled at Tory Tory DesLauriers & Binnington (Torys LLP) until the fall of 1983, when she took the bar admission course. She was called to the bar a year later, and returned to Torys as an associate lawyer shortly after. She was made a partner in 1990. During her 21-year stint with the firm, Pel focused primarily on mergers, securities transactions and corporate ﬁnance. This expertise was in fact what led to her current position with TMX Group. In 2002, still with Torys, Pel helped TMX Group do a corporate reorganization, and she put
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“It’s no good being a pessimist. You’ve got to look forward, not backward...It’s been a bit of a perfect storm of things going wrong… Anyone who thought the upward swing would continue unabated isn’t old enough to have seen a market correction before”
together its initial public offering (IPO) transaction. A year later, the company asked her to come on board as its general counsel. “I had worked closely with the senior executives over the many months of the IPO and I liked them,” she says, reﬂecting on why she accepted the offer. Pel’s job has “six main buckets,” as she calls them, including litigation, managing contracts and governance. But one of her most important roles is dealing with securities regulators in both Canada and the U.S. “The TSX’s main regulatory body is the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), so we’re required to operate our business in a particular fashion,” she says. “When we want to make changes [which could mean making acquisitions or generating new products in-house], we need to speak to the OSC and other regulators so they’re aware of what we’re doing, and seek approval when necessary — I’m the legal adviser behind a lot of this stuff.” The biggest adjustments in making the jump from Torys to TMX Group, Pel says, were having a boss (“in private practice you are essentially self-employed”), and dealing with one rather than multiple clients (“though you still have to deal with competing demands for your time in both environments”). Luckily, she has mastered the art of balancing her time, even in her personal life. When she’s not being Mom to her 15-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, whom she calls her “life’s greatest work and achievement,” she packs
in travelling, reading, gardening and sports. More than six years after starting at TMX Group, Pel continues to ﬁnd her job highly rewarding. “The business is fascinating, and right now [ﬁnance is] in a period of dramatic change, both domestically and globally. I love a good challenge.” Since she helped take it public, TMX Group — which up until June of last year was called TSX Group Inc. — has undergone a period of rapid growth. In 2008 alone, the company acquired the Montreal Exchange (this merger was what prompted the name change from TSX to TMX), and increased its stake in the Boston Options Exchange Group to a majority position. As a result of the ﬁnancial crisis, Pel says TMX Group ﬁnds companies doing fewer IPOs as there is less available capital to invest, and she notes there has been high volatility. “It’s a lack of predictability that makes people nervous,” Pel says. Though, as she wisely points out: “Lots of people make money from volatility in the markets.” Overall, she is optimistic: “It’s no good being a pessimist. You’ve got to look forward, not backward.” She also points out that the market correction was inevitable, if a little surprising, considering the extent of the crisis that has emerged. “It’s been a bit of a perfect storm of things going wrong…Anyone who thought the upward swing would continue unabated isn’t old enough to have seen a market correction before.” ■ SPRING 2009
The Negotiator Graeme Clark represents Canada at the world table BY LIZ ALLEMANG
hile much of the world seems to be swept up in Obamamania, Graeme Clark expresses only restrained delight about his proximity to the new American President. “I’m trying not to get too attached. There’s a good chance I’ll have moved before the end of Obama’s ﬁrst term,” he says. Of course, as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) and a key player in Canada’s role in the upcoming Summit of the Americas, Clark is used to discussing politics without an overarching sense of partisanship. Pressed about why he made the jump from English and history student to diplomat, this Ottawa-born son of a civil servant explains that his father “was also in the Canadian Foreign Service.” Yet there’s nothing nepotistic about his career path. Clark spent most of his childhood in the cities where his father was stationed: there were European stints in Paris, Brussels and London, followed by a return to Canada’s capital for several years. But while government has dictated the majority of his (albeit brieﬂy inhabited) hometowns, Clark did make one pivotal decision regarding his geographic locale. After ﬁnishing high school, he was eager to attend a post-secondary institution away from home (which at that time was Ottawa), and chose Trinity College at the University of Toronto. “I probably should have gone to McGill,” he says (both of his parents studied at the Montreal university), “but
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Trinity was my contrarian’s decision.” He adds: “It was really about the pull of Toronto in the 1970s — it was glorious to be a student on campus then.” What he remembers most fondly, aside from the College’s striking Gothic architecture, is Trinity’s proximity to Honest Ed’s emporium, which was the destination of choice for bargain-bin canvas tennis shoes and freebie turkeys. “It was the fact that I could walk there, or to Kensington Market or the Manulife Centre to buy a bottle of wine for a party on Saturday night,” he says. “For a guy brought up in Ottawa, with its grey, bureaucratic buildings and culture dominated by politics, it was exposure to this wonderfully multicultural existence.” Move over Europe. Still, after obtaining his degree at Trinity, Clark went back to England to do his graduate studies. While at Oxford, he worked in French as a freelance journalist for Radio-Canada and le Devoir, and graduated with a master’s in literature in 1986. The following year he wrote the Foreign Service exam. “There was no trigger, no magic formula that led me to the Foreign Service,” he says. “I jumped through different hoops. I considered going to law school. I certainly disregarded being an academic — I didn’t take that path. I was too impatient.” Meanwhile, his Trinity friends and classmates herded themselves into graduate programs, with most, he recalls, staying in academia. “I guess I was the black sheep.” At some point between Oxford and his ﬁrst job with
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In 1997, Clark was appointed as the Canadian Ambassador to Peru and Bolivia. He recalls the experience with a particular (diplomatic-like, if you will) partiality. “I had four very happy years in Peru. It was deeply fascinating, if troubled.” Clark’s posting spanned the disintegration of thenpresident Alberto Fujimori’s government in 2000. “Part of my role was to work with the OAS to support Peru through its political transition,” he says, noting how the country fell apart along with the government of its leader — who would later serve prison time for human rights abuses — only to become what Clark now describes as a “cultural and economic superstar.” After his posting in Peru at the height of its tumult, Clark’s 2006 move to his current post at the Canadian
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the Foreign Service, Clark had developed an attraction to Latin culture, in all of its expressions. “Coming out of school, I barely knew Latin America. I barely spoke Spanish,” he says. His newfound passion for the culture, along with the requisite professional skills, landed him his ﬁrst job, in 1989, with the Department of External Affairs and International Trade at the Canadian Embassy in San José, Costa Rica, covering Nicaragua, Panama and Honduras. Following that, Clark had a slew of assignments at headquarters in Ottawa — in the International Security and Defence Relations Division; in the Ofﬁce of the Minister of Foreign Affairs; and as a legislative assistant in the Prime Minister’s Ofﬁce — before eventually getting another placement south of the border.
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Mission to the OAS in steady Washington, D.C., might “It’s not glamorous. It’s not for personal pleasure and seem comparatively ﬂat-line. He doesn’t ﬁnd it so at all. beneﬁt. [My friends] express a great sense of pity rather “It’s an exciting place to be, and an exciting place to than envy [of my position],” he says, though he makes be right now,” he says, adding that his assignment comes sure to add that in December he did have one opportunity with the perk of a much-coveted view. to get up early and swim while in El Salvador. “My ofﬁce looks out on to Pennsylvania Avenue and In representing Canada at the negotiating table, ﬁnding the inauguration route.” (In January, he braved security common ground isn’t as difﬁcult as operating in uncomcheckpoints and camped out in the embassy.) mon languages, Clark says. Getting 34 nations to agree to a As Washington welcomes change in the form of President shared goal or policy is tough; ﬁnding language that pleases Barack Obama, Clark foresees a time of metamorphosis each of them is trickier still. Finding language that pleases for the world, and for the Western Hemisphere in each of them and translates into their respective mother particular. And although he doesn’t articulate it as tongues can be, at times, nearly impossible. such, Clark will in fact be integral to “There are days when you go back that metamorphosis. and forth for hours making a case for He describes his role — Canada’s the inclusion or omission of an adverb National Co-ordinator — at the or an adjective,” he says. “One of the wonderful upcoming Fifth Summit of the AmeriBut such tests have honed his negocas in Trinidad and Tobago from April tiation skills (which he says are “usethings about being 17 to 19, as being one of the senior ful” personally, although he denies a Canadian is government ofﬁcials tasked with preusing this ability for dinnertime paring “the substantive aspects of the bantering), and have allowed him to bringing a value of Summit,” of which there are many, build trusting relationships with other and with “ensuring that it is a success member countries in the OAS. consensus-building from [Canada’s] perspective.” The “Sometimes you have to be tough, and compromise pressure to do that mounts daily as but I prefer to work a little more quicurrent economic and political realietly. I might save conversations for the to the table” ties sink in. corridor. It’s a non-hectoring style,” The Summit of the Americas is he says. “One of the wonderful things one of only a few multilateral platabout being a Canadian is bringing a forms for negotiation in the world value of consensus-building and com— the only forum where democratically elected Heads of promise to the table. It’s the way we function as ofﬁcials and State from 34 countries and governments of the Western diplomats. It’s a reﬂection of who we are as citizens. After Hemisphere meet to discuss global issues and — the real negotiating, these are people I can still have a coffee with at challenge — establish solutions. the end of the day.” Those solutions are then carried out by the OAS, which Ever the diplomat, Clark isn’t giving much away about seeks to strengthen democracy and promote human rights, the upcoming Summit’s agenda. But he points out that as well as tackle many of the problems shared by Western there is only so much he can say. nations, such as terrorism and — particularly relevant to Back in January, he said: “It’s clear the current ecothis Summit — poverty. nomic crisis will be on the agenda. But it’s really too early By the time this year’s gathering is underway, reps from to tell in what form or guise as we’re still three months member countries will have conferred at least six times in away. A lot can change in three months.” D.C., and gathered in various host countries. With change being a deﬁning attribute of the Foreign With so much on the agenda, Clark says, reps spend Service, Clark surmises he’ll be in Washington just long their time “at boardroom tables, rather than enjoying the enough to receive a few visitors. (Friends have recently colour and culture.” The perks come in other forms, he expressed interest in the re-energized capital, he says.) says: for example, witnessing developments come to frui“Appointments are usually four years and then — who tion as a result of the “occasionally onerous” multilateral knows? Picking up and moving is what’s wrenching about the job,” he says. “It’s also what’s so exciting.” ■ negotiation process.
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Casual Conversation Getting to know Trinity’s fellows and associates
here’s a whole group of people who are afﬁliated with, though not necessarily grads of, Trinity College. The fellows and associates, whose expertise runs the gamut from theoretical physics to literature to immunology, include some of U of T’s ﬁnest faculty. Part of Trinity’s wider intellectual community, they give talks and lectures at the College, contribute to its wealth of cross-disciplinary resources, mingle with Trinity folk at high table and other College events, and mentor students. In this new department, we will get to know them a little better, starting with Mark Stabile and Michael Marrus. Look for more introductions in the issues that follow.
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MARK STABILE ’95,TRINITY FELLOW SINCE 2002 Fellowship Musings: “The thing that’s kinda fun is you get to help with undergrad admissions. You read through applications and give your comments and ranking. I don’t know what they do with them but presumably they take them into account when they’re making decisions. So you see all the new students applying to Trin and try to convince yourself they’re as bright and fun as the ones who were there when you were there.” Where you’ll ﬁnd him at U of T: “Half of my life is I am the director of the new School of Public Policy and Governance at U of T. The other half of me is a professor of economics at the Rotman School of Management.” What gets him up in the morning (besides his four-month-old baby, Bruno): “Part of what I work on is how we fund our healthcare system. Most people in Canada know our system is funded largely publicly, and that it’s strapped for cash. The government is ﬁnding it really hard to do more without raising taxes — everybody gets angry when you raise taxes.
So one project I’m working on is how to increase the funding that goes into healthcare without raising taxes.” As if that doesn’t keep him busy enough: “The other part of what I do is the economics of child health and development. Speciﬁcally, right now I’m working on a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, looking at whether the money we spend to help the children of low-income families, works. In particular, it considers whether child tax beneﬁts help these children have healthier lives and improve their school performance.” (And, he adds, the good news is, they do.) What he took away from Trinity: “On one of my ﬁrst couple of days there the Provost had a dinner. He said, and maybe he still does this: ‘Look to your left, look to your right. Chances are you’ll marry one of those two people.’ So you sort of look to your left and to your right and you laugh. And in this case, well, maybe she wasn’t right next to me, but she wasn’t too far down the table. It’s a bit ridiculous, but we’re happy.” SPRING 2009
MICHAEL MARRUS,TRINITY FELLOW SINCE 1987
“If each of us was doing now what we did when we went to grad school, the world would be a pretty dull place. Far from forcing us to stick to one theme for our whole lives, university encourages
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us to explore”
Fellowship Musings: “The model that we’re dealing with comes from Oxford and Cambridge, where fellows customarily lived in the college and were part of the college community, taught there and had a lot of their adult lives there. We don’t. So what is the association? It is, in a word, what you make of it.” Where you’ll ﬁnd him at U of T: “This semester I teach two courses: one at the Law School, called Modern Political Trials; and one in the Department of History, called Great Trials in History.” What keeps him tied to his desk: “I’m just ﬁnishing a book called Some Measure of Justice, which examines the Holocaust-era restitution campaign of the 1990s. It’s about the major issues that arose in the U.S. having to do with Swiss banks, German industry and insurance and art — the story is, in large part, one of Holocaust
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survivors and their families who used the courts to seek restitution for wrongs done during the Second World War.” Some Measure of Justice is slated to be published this November by the University of Wisconsin Press. The book is partially a product of a lecture series Marrus recently gave at the University of Wisconsin, which covered the same subject as his book. Boiling his book down to a universal theme: “I’m interested in the way the law deals with historical wrongs — that’s a big subject, widespread in many regions of the world. It’s a subject we’re occupied by here in Canada, in particular with aboriginal people and residential schools. The issue is how does the law contend with wrongs done, not in the immediate past, which is what the law usually does, but wrongs done in the distant past? And what’s the point of that?”
Seeds of inspiration: “I’ve been reading around this and studying it for some time. It came up in my law degree because you have to do a mini thesis, and mine was on apologies and justice for historical wrongs.” Where you’ll ﬁnd Marrus this May: “In the spring I’ll be going to South Africa, where I’ll be a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town, talking to law and history students. They’re very interested in justice for historic wrongs because of apartheid, so my work is very relevant to them, and theirs to me.” On the Larkin-Stuart Lecture: “It’s a big deal. I’ve spoken at Trinity in the past, but I was honoured to be invited.” Marrus delivered this year’s sold-out Larkin-Stuart Lecture — Justice and Theatre: Great Moments in Great Trials — on March 25 and 26. ■
ClassNotes N E W S F R O M C L A S S M AT E S N E A R & F A R
1940s A biography of the Rt. Rev. James Charles MacLeod Clarke ’45, The Whistling Bishop by Emily-Jane Hills Orford, documents the Anglican bishop’s life, primarily as a missionary to the Inuit in Northern Canada during the 1950s and early ’60s.
1950s Walter Pitman ’52 has published Elmer Iseler: Choral Visionary. Frank Thompson ’52 has published India in Mind: A Memoir. He lives with his wife, Elaine (Hunt) ’52, near Nobel, Ont. Philip and Diana (Burdock) Weinstein ’57 recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Karleen Bradford ’59 has published Dragonmaster.
1960s Clive Thomson ’68 was appointed professor and director of the School of Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts at the University of Guelph last July. The appointment follows 14 years at the University of Western Ontario, where he was chair of the Department of French Studies and cross-appointed to the Department of Psychiatry. He also has an established private practice as a psychoanalyst in Guelph, Ont. Michael Ignatieff ’69 has been named interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and will likely be elected its ofﬁcial leader at the party’s spring Leadership Convention. Ignatieff holds an honorary
doctorate from the College (1999). His father, George, was Provost from 1978 to 1982.
1970s Peter F. Love ’71 has been appointed, by the Canadian Investments Awards, to the 2008 jury for the Green Company Award. Alan Hibben ’75 has been appointed to the board of directors of Pinetree Capital Ltd., and is a member of its audit committee. Rev. Michael Fleming ’76 was installed as Canon at Christ Church Cathedral at the synod of the Diocese of Ottawa. John Cruickshank ’76 became the new publisher of the Toronto Star in October of last year.
1980s Rev. Robert Cross ’82 is retired and living in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., where he is involved in St. Mark’s Anglican Church, the Rotary Club and the Caribbean Workers Outreach Program. Caroline Despard ’82 was named the 2008 Family Physician of the Year for the region of southwestern Ontario, and was recognized with a special award from the John Howard Society for the work she did with the Vietnamese Outreach Program in London, Ont. Karim H. Ismail ’82 has published Keep Any Promise: A Blueprint for Designing Your Future, a self-help guide drawing on his extensive experience in setting and achieving goals. Alanna Mitchell ’82, who was a science and health reporter for The Globe and Mail for 14 years, has
published her second book, Sea Sick: the Hidden Crisis in the Global Ocean. Andrea Wood ’83 has been appointed head of media and entertainment law at Bennett Jones LLP. Very Rev. Michael Hawkins ’88 was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Saskatchewan on Dec. 6 at a synod held at St. Alban’s Cathedral in Prince Albert, Sask. Paul Paton ’88 recently moved from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., to the Paciﬁc McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, Calif., where he was appointed associate professor and director of the Ethics Across the Professions Initiative. He obtained his doctorate in law from Stanford in June of last year, and was reappointed vice-chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Ethics and Professional Issues Committee in August. Karen Woodman ’88 is a senior lecturer in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and course co-ordinator for the Master of Education in TESOL and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. She is also currently chair of the Teacher Education Interest Section for the international TESOL organization.
1990s Patrick Cain ’91 is a web editor at the Toronto Star. He produces a weekly interactive map that looks at various aspects of life — from impaired driving to school vaccination rates — in the Toronto area.
Sean Morley ’92 was appointed to the board of directors of the Toronto Port Authority in December of last year. Ian Bell ’92 is a federal Crown prosecutor working in the courts at Old City Hall in Toronto. Kate Broer ’93 has been named one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars in the category of lawyers under 40. Jean Jerome C. Baudry ’94 has been appointed by the Canadian Investments Awards to the 2008 jury for the Green Company Award.
2000s Andrew Duncan ’00 was deployed to Afghanistan from April to November 2007 as the J2 Operations ofﬁcer to the Joint Task Force Commander, and was awarded the General Campaign Star. Upon his return, he was posted to the Canadian Forces School of Military Intelligence in Kingston, Ont., as the Land Warfare Ofﬁcer instructor. Alex Waxman ’07 is currently working for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in New Delhi, India, specializing in determining which Somali and Burmese refugee cases fall within the grounds of the International Refugee Convention. Jasmeet Sidhu ’10 and Sadia Raﬁquddin ’09 were listed as two of Canada’s Top 100 Powerful Women in 2008 by the Women’s Executive Network — both in the Future Leaders category. Elizabeth Abbott’s book Sugar: A Bittersweet History was one of two runners-up for the 2008 Charles Taylor Prize for literary non-ﬁction. SPRING 2009
ClassNotes She was awarded a $2,000 honorarium. Dr. Abbott was Trinity’s Dean of Women from 1991 to 2004. Peter Munk, a member of Trinity’s Salterrae Society, and Steven Jarislowsky, whose daughter Alexandra is a Trinity grad (’91), were both elevated to Companion of the Order of Canada.
MARRIAGES Ian R. J. Still ’92 and Julie A. Flynn: Oct. 4, 2008, in Hamilton. In attendance were Roland Haage ’92, Don Booth ’93, Drew Markham ’93, Mark Marshall ’94 and James Phillips ’93. Peter Land ’93 and Britt Nyman: Nov. 1, 2008, in Petersﬁeld, Hants., England. In attendance were Andrew McFarlane ’93 and Michael Klosowski ’93. Litza Smirnakis ’99 and Nick Roustas: July 8, 2008, in Toronto. Dr. William Aspy ’00 and Dr. Laura Di Quinzio: Sept. 27, 2008, in Halifax. In attendance were Michael Jessop ’01, Hamish Mar-
shall ’00, Dr. Peter Mack ’00, Ian Smith ’00, Robert “Beowulf” Addinal ’00 and Andrew Duncan ’00.
B I RT H S Michael Zeitlin ’79 and Denyse Wilson: a son, Leo David Zeitlin, Aug. 6, 2008, in Vancouver. Catherine Parubets ’90 and Alex Hazlitt: a daughter, Elizabeth Catriona, Sept. 11, 2008, in Cobourg, Ont. Christie Sutherland ’92 and Joseph Laposata: a son, Albert Michael, April 29, 2008, in Toronto. Patrick Cain ’91 and Catharine Tunnacliffe: a daughter, Margaret Eleanor Tunnacliffe Cain, Dec. 2, 2008, in Toronto. Kimberley (Barrett) ’93 and John Korinek: a son, Jacob Henry Barrett Korinek, Sept. 22, 2008, in Toronto. Charlotte E. Masemann ’94 and Erik de Vries: a daughter, Anna Claire Masemann de Vries, Aug. 20, 2008, in Ottawa. Kathryn (Andruchuk) ’95 and
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Dean Hegan: a daughter, Gabriella Sophie, June 22, 2008, in Calgary. Jaimie (Clark) ’02 and Daniel Atkins: a daughter, Katherine Joy, Aug. 23, 2008, in Moose Jaw, Sask. John and Nina (Wright) Atkinson: a daughter, Bryn Elizabeth Wright Atkinson, Nov. 4, 2008, in Toronto, granddaughter of Betty Anne ’60 and Hugh Anson-Cartwright. Ryan and Michael Barnett-Cowan: a daughter, Quinn Mary Grace, Sept. 27, 2008, in Toronto, granddaughter of Alyson ’71 and Bruce ’75 Barnett-Cowan. David and Karyn (McMahon) Bradﬁeld: a daughter, Gwen Elena, Dec. 2, 2008, in Brooklyn, N.Y., granddaughter of Robert and Helen (Pepall) Bradﬁeld ’60 and grandniece of Winsor ’58 and Ruth (Scott) ’60 Pepall. Robert Creighton and Dearbhia Lynch: a son, Finlay Cormac Kevany Creighton, Sept. 2, 2008, grandson of Donald and Moira ’63 (Davidson) Creighton. Sheila (Creighton) and Richard Band: a son, Quinlan Harry Robert Band, Sept. 13, 2008, in Vancouver, grandson of Donald and Moira ’63 (Davidson) Creighton. Molly Finlay and Sam Robinson: a daughter, Elle Mackenzie Robinson, Dec. 5, 2008, in Toronto, granddaughter of Carol ’66 (Blyth) and Bryan Finlay. Jonathan and Valerie Greer: a daughter, Julia Shaughnessy, Sept. 26, 2008, granddaughter of William ’47 and Rina Greer. Caitlin and Ted Burns: a son, Edward Dillon Southwood, Nov. 19, 2008, in Palo Alto, Calif., greatgrandson of Philippa Jahn ’39 and grandson of John ’68 and Penny Pepperell. John Philip Ferrar and Edit Ketchum: a daughter, Ana Soﬁa Hungerford Ketchum, Aug. 23, 2008, in Bucharest, Romania,
granddaughter of Dr. J. Anthony ’69 and Mary Ketchum. Bruce and Kathleen Langstaff: twins, a son, James Kent, and a daughter, Claire Lillian, Aug. 15, 2008, in Richmond Hill, Ont., grandchildren of J. Bruce ’63 and Judy Langstaff. Hugh and Margot Macdonnell: a son, George Edward Chapman, Aug. 8, 2008, in New Jersey, grandson of Patricia Macdonnell ’48. Hope and Michael Nightingale/ Thomas: a son, Matthew, Oct. 9, 2008, in Toronto, grandson of George ’54 and Geraldine ’55 Nightingale. Christopher and Jessica Seed: a daughter, Stella Violet Seys, Oct. 12, 2008, in Toronto, granddaughter of Michael and Cara Peterman (Caroline Willmott) ’66 and great-niece of Judy Willmott ’70. Joe Sedgwick and Dimitra Paganos: a daughter, Evyenia Sophia, Oct. 6, 2008, granddaughter of Patricia Sedgwick ’56. Katie Wilson and Reuben East: a son, Gabriel Thomas Wilson-East, Dec. 29, 2008, in Ottawa, grandson of Tom ’62 and Elizabeth ’65 Wilson.
D E AT H S Allen: Lorna Margeret, Aug. 3, 2008, in Windsor, Ont., mother of Donald V. ’66 and mother-in-law of Nancy ’65 (Riggs) Allen. Ashton: Isabel, Sept. 4, 2008, in Toronto, mother of Roger Ashton ’70. Askwith: Gordon Kingsford ’49, Oct. 6, 2008, in Hamilton. Baillie: Jean Elizabeth Margaret, Dec. 4, 2008, in Beaverton, Ont., mother of James C. Baillie ’59. Bain: Madeleine (Armour) ’45, Oct. 8, 2008, in Toronto, grandmother of Thomas Kruger ’99. Baker: Kelly Michael, Sept. 4, 2008, in Calgary, brother of Katherine Baker-Ross ’05. Bell-Irving: Robin ’45, Aug. 28,
2008, in Vancouver, brother of the late Peter Bell-Irving ’44. Blagrave: Charles Nisbet Patrick ’49, Feb. 20 in Rothesay, N.B. Brauch: Klaus A. ’73, May 2007 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Brumlik: Joan (Newson) ’55, Dec. 30, 2008, in Edmonton. Boehm: Judith Ann, Sept. 29, 2008, in Toronto, mother-in-law of Arden Boehm ’83. Campbell: Colin Kydd, Sept. 9, 2008, in Hamilton, father of Ian Campbell ’84. Case: Jessie, Dec. 26, 2008, in Burlington, Ont., sister of Joyce Beverley ’39. Clark: Brian Montgomery, Sept. 10, 2008, in Toronto, husband of Phoebe Wright ’81. Clements: Pamela Dora, Oct. 17, 2008, in Port Hope, Ont., mother of Simon Clements ’86. Cloutier: Gerard H., Aug. 11, 2008, in Montreal, father of Anne Cloutier ’91. Cook: Jane Smith, Nov. 13, 2008, in Toronto, mother of the late John Cook ’61. Cornforth: Stephen Harold ’61, Oct. 17, 2008, in Toronto, father of Ward B. Cornforth ’87. Coyle: Francis Gordon ’48, Nov. 17, 2008, in Toronto. Crabtree: Alan Hanson, Oct. 18, 2008, in Toronto, brother of Peter A. Crabtree ’55. Crossey: Richard Edward, Oct. 28, 2008, in Toronto, grandfather of Ethan Hoddes ’07. Dale: Elinor Jessie Gordon, Oct. 9, 2008, in Collingwood, Ont., wife of Hugh Dale ’50 and mother of Sarah Isbister ’71. Deane: Dorothy Jane (Metcalf ) ’35, Dec. 23, 2008, in Toronto. Delamere: Diana (McMillan) ’56, Sept. 3, 2008, in Toronto. Disher: Irwin Scott, Sept. 22, 2008, in Montreal, father of Charlotte Disher ’77.
built a communications empire — comprising cable TV,
Communications titan Edward (Ted) Samuel Rogers
radio and television stations, magazine publishing (he ac-
died Dec. 2, 2008, of congestive heart failure at age
quired Maclean Hunter Ltd. in a $3-billion deal in 1994),
75, leaving an empire as complex as the man himself.
residential telephone services, and the country’s largest
Rogers was exposed early to the path his life would
wireless network — through relentless hard work and
take. His father started radio station
an astute grasp of the labyrinthine
CFRB (which was sold after Ted Rogers
government and legal regulations af-
Sr. died in 1939), and invented a radio
fecting each of its components. And
in which tubes replaced batteries, al-
it made him the second wealthiest
lowing it to be plugged into the wall. At
Canadian, with a personal net worth
Upper Canada College, a young Rogers
estimated at more than $7 billion.
revealed his enterprising spirit early
In the last few years, his focus
by rigging up an antenna to screen TV
was philanthropic, including: mul-
shows in his dorm room — defying the
tiple donations to Trinity, some of
private school’s rules — and charging
which went to support the John W.
admission. After graduating from Trin-
Graham library, named in honour
ity College in 1957, he studied law at
of Roger’s stepfather and mentor, John Graham ’34; the establishment
U of T and worked briefly at what is now Torys LLP. He retained a lifelong connection with
of the Rogers Department of Electrical and Computer
the Tory family, but his fascination with gadgetry drew
Engineering at U of T; and the Rogers School of Manage-
him inexorably to his true passion.
ment at Ryerson University.
Ted Rogers’ illustrious career began in radio. At
His one big regret was that he was unable to ful-
26 he used an inheritance to buy Toronto’s first FM
fill a vow to his mother to buy back CFRB — some-
station, CHFI. By 1967, he had secured his first 300
thing he was still trying to negotiate just before he died.
cable-TV customers, and he spent the next 20 years
Ted Rogers is survived by his wife, Loretta, and their
expanding his franchise.
four children, two of whom hold senior positions at RCI:
Resourceful and resilient, a risk-taker with a drive that more than compensated for his physical frailties, he
Dodds: Douglas ’78, Sept. 14, 2008, in Toronto, brother of David R. Dodds ’77. Donkin: William Reid Q.C. ’48, Sept. 22, 2008, in Waterdown, Ont., husband of the late Kate Donkin ’48 and father of David Donkin ’90. Foster: Colin Edward, Nov. 10, 2008, in Vancouver, stepfather of Martin Guest ’84. Gartshore: John Alexander ’51, Sept. 13, 2008, in Toronto. Guthro: James Gregory, Nov. 11, 2008, in Toronto, father of Lisa Guthro ’79. Guest: Helen Nancy (McKnight) ’66, Nov. 18, 2008, in Toronto, wife of John R. Guest ’67. Hamilton: David Ashbury ’77,
Edward is cable division president and Melinda is vicepresident, strategy and development.
Feb. 6 in St. Catharines, Ont. Hardacre: Walter Oliver, Nov. 11, 2008, in Toronto, father of Nancy Diane Stinson ’72 and Gordon Hardacre ’66, and father-in-law of Enid Hardacre ’65. Harricks: Ruth Elenah, Oct. 3, 2008, in Toronto, mother of Paul Harricks ’76 and sister-in-law of Patricia Sedgwick ’56. Hawkins: Murray Kennedy, Oct. 1, 2008, in Toronto, father of Meredith Ann Hawkins ’88. Healy: Elsie Miriam Nish, Feb. 14 in Toronto, mother of Priscilla Healy ’65. Henderson: Marjorie E. (Peat) ’66, Nov. 24, 2008, in Breckenridge, Minn. Herodek: Yoly Rose, Dec. 24,
2008, in Mississauga, Ont., mother of Christine (Herodek) Old ’59. Hill-Crawford: Pamela Frances, Feb. 1 in San Diego, Calif., daughter of John Longﬁeld ’53. Holmes: Murray, Sept. 4, 2008, in Toronto, father of Karen Holmes ’66 and grandfather of Valerie Eisenhauer ’96. Holmes: Phyllis (Saunders) ’37, Aug. 26, 2008, in Toronto, sister of Beatrice Saunders ’40 and the late Robert Saunders ’31, and aunt of Janet (Hampson) Farrell ’75. Hunter: Morris, Sept. 28, 2008, in Orangeville, Ont., father-in-law of John Cruickshank ’76. Jarvis: Arthur Mountain ’44, Oct. 29, 2008, in Toronto. Johnson: Marie Lynn, Sept. 24, SPRING 2009
ClassNotes 2008, in Mount Forest, Ont., mother of Colin R. Johnson ’77. Laidlaw: Nancy Burke, June 17, 2008, in Duncan, B.C., mother of Hugh Laidlaw ’80 (Div.). Lawer: Audrey Stella Russell, Nov. 12, 2008, in Toronto, wife of John V. Lawer ’51. Lawes: Judith Anne, Jan. 4 in Whitby, Ont., sister of Sheila ’68 and sister-in-law of Michael ’68 Royce. Lindsay: M. M. Elizabeth (Betty) ’40, Aug. 19, 2008, in Ottawa. Lindvik: Gunnar Kristian ’50, Feb. 3 in Oslo, Norway. Longﬁeld: Alan Paul, Dec. 10, 2008, in Whitby, Ont., brother of John M. Longﬁeld ’53. MacCallum: Hugh Henry Reid ’51, July 18, 2008, in Toronto. Mackie: Dorothy Caulﬁeld, Sept. 13, 2008, in Maple, Ont., mother of George Mackie ’67. McCardle: James Joachim, Aug. 29, 2008, in Ottawa, father of Bennett E. McCardle ’74. McGibbon: David Richard ’61, Feb. 12 in Beaconsﬁeld, Que. McLean: John Dunbar, Nov. 14, 2008, in Oakville, Ont., husband of the late Maud Jocelyn McLean ’46 and brother of Mary McLean ’46. McLean: Maud Jocelyn (Hicks) ’46, Nov. 18, 2008, in Oakville, Ont., wife of the late John Dunbar McLean ’46 and sister of Michael K. Hicks ’49.
McMinn: Joan, Nov. 8, 2008, in Toronto, sister-in-law of Natalie McMinn ’54. Meertens: Anita, Dec. 12, 2008, in London, Ont., grandmother of Gemma Cox ’11. Meynell: David Balfour, Oct. 5, 2008, in Toronto, husband of Margaret (Shotton) Meynell ’56. Mickleburgh: Brita Helena, Dec. 2, 2008, in Newmarket, Ont., mother of Norma Mickleburgh ’72. Mortimer: Charles Stuart MacIvor ’48, Sept. 18, 2008, in Toronto. Moulton: Daisy Christina, Aug. 24, 2008, in Campbellford, Ont., grandmother of Keir Moulton ’01. Neelands: Christine Martin, Oct. 1, 2008, in Toronto, wife of the late Donald Neelands ’38. Norman: Jeffrey Alan ’51, Sept. 3, 2008, in Toronto. Norman: Marilyn Jean, Oct. 7, 2008, in Kingston, Ont., sister-in-law of William ’61 and Nancy Whitla. Orford: Elizabeth Metcalf, Nov. 11, 2008, in Toronto, sister of Emily Goodman ’42 and aunt of Roger H. Goodman ’76. Pace: Alexander Murray, Feb. 12 in Oakville, Ont., grandson of A. Murray Pace ’53. Partridge: Helen Rosemary “Tibs” (Annesley) ’41, Nov. 3, 2008, in Toronto. Penhorwood: William H., Sept. 16, 2008, in Toronto, father
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of David Penhorwood ’77. Plunkett: Edith Mary (Latter) ’35, Sept. 8, 2008, in Whitby, Ont., sister of Val Firstbrook ’42. Pritchard: Doris Alice, Nov. 4, 2008, in Toronto, grandmother of Carrie Lynde ’02. Prokos: Chloe Eleanor Margaret, Aug. 26, 2008, in Toronto, sister of Frances Errington ’50. Rahimi: Alexander E.R. ’87, Feb. 15. Ramsay: John Murray, Nov. 4, 2008, in Western Canada, husband of Leah (Lowe) Ramsay ’45. Roell: Kathleen Macdonald, Aug. 2, 2008, in Toronto, sister of D’Arcy K de B. Macdonald ’35. Rose: Clayton Crawford, Sept. 16, 2008, in Collingwood, Ont., father of David Rose ’76 and grandfather of Colin Rose ’08. Seaborn: Edward Arthur, Feb. 23 in Meaford, Ont., brother of J. Blair ’45 and brother-in-law of Carol ’48 Seaborn. Sedgwick: Henry Francis Hugh, Sept. 23, 2008, in Toronto, husband of Patricia (Eckardt) Sedgwick ’56. Sims: Henry A. ’37, Nov. 21, 2008, in Ottawa. Sinclair: Eleanor Frances ’43, Oct. 20, 2008, in Toronto. Smye: Dorothy Jean, Jan. 3 in Oakville, Ont., mother of Randy (Ralph) J. Smye ’67. Spragge: John C., December 2008, in Toronto, father of Suzanne Spragge ’91. Stanley: Mary Elizabeth, Nov. 25, 2008, in Toronto, wife of F. Gordon Stanley ’48. Stewart: Pauline, Nov. 2, 2008, in London, Ont., sister of Ann Galbraith ’53 and sister-in-law of John Galbraith ’51. Strutt: James William, Nov. 8, 2008, husband of the late Audrey Elizabeth Strutt ’50. Taylor: Christopher Norman, Aug. 18, 2008, in London,
England, brother of Robin Boys ’51. Tomic: Joan (Ottewell) ’40, January 2008 in Ferndale, Mich. Tomlinson: Lillias, Nov. 13, 2008, in Toronto, aunt of Barbara Thamer ’54 and George Tomlinson Gunn ’65. Vingoe: Joan Lilly Hope, Sept. 16, 2008, in Toronto, mother of D. Grant Vingoe ’80. von Bredow: Mattias Wichard, Sept. 6, 2008, in Beamsville, Ont., father of Astrid von dem Hagen ’70 and grandfather of Veronica Kitchen ’01. Walsh: Peter Desmond, Aug. 25, 2008, in Cowansville, Que., father of Karen Walsh ’80. Walmsley: Robert J. K. ’50, Nov. 19, 2008, in Toronto, husband of Ruth Walmsley ’50 and father of Ann P. Walmsley ’78. Weekes: Jennifer (Maynard) ’71, Dec. 28, 2008, in Gravenhurst, Ont., wife of Robert Weekes ’71 and sister-in-law of John ’66 and Arlene ’66 Weekes. Weynerowski: Witold Maciej ’59, Feb. 17 in Chelsea, Que. Wiles: Sydney Thomas, Dec. 27, 2008, in Mississauga, Ont., father of Chris Wiles ’82. Wilkie: Trevor Spragge Wilkie, Oct. 13, 2008, in Niagara Falls, Ont., grandfather of Miranda Birch ’92. Wood: John David Stephenson ’06, Nov. 30, 2008, in Toronto. Woolverton: Mary Jarvis ’36, Aug. 28, 2008, in Toronto. Wolf: Maximillian Leopold, Oct. 10, 2008, in Toronto, brotherin-law of Anne M. Wolf ’49. Wylie: Gladys Dobbie, Oct. 9, 2008, in Toronto, mother of Lynda and mother-in-law of Michael Thompson ’62, and grandmother of Aaron Thompson ’99. Young: David, Dec. 10, 2008, in Oakville, Ont., brother of Marcia Blundell ’60. ■
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LECTURES April 1, April 8 and April 22: Alumni Lecture Series This year’s theme, Canada’s Recent Constitutional Crisis: Political, Historical, and Legal Perspectives, will feature: Chancellor the Hon. Bill Graham; Prof. Robert Bothwell, head of Trinity’s International Relations Program and Fellow of Trinity College; and Prof. Peter Russell, University Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Toronto, and Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College. April 1: Bill Graham “A Politician’s Take on the Constitutional Crisis.” April 8: Robert Bothwell “The Constitutional Crisis in
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DIVINITY May 12: Divinity Convocation Honorary graduands will be Dr. Ruth Bell ’56 and the Rt. Rev. Miguel Tamayo Zalvidar. Strachan Hall, 8 p.m. June 15 to 17: Divinity Associates Conference Your People Shall be my People: Anglicans and Lutherans Together; Visions for the Future. In early July 2001, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada and the National Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada passed the Waterloo Declaration of Full Communion of the two churches. Keynote speakers, the Very Rev. Peter Wall, Rector, Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton and Dean of Niagara, and the Rev. Michael Pryse, Bishop of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, will set the framework
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PHOTOGRAPHY: CLAIRE LABRECQUE
The Case of the Coloured Windows When you think of the artwork at Trinity College, you probably recollect the paintings and tapestries lining our public spaces. There’s no doubt these are lovely, but the stained glass punctuating Trinity’s stone walls is perhaps the oldest, most impressive art on campus—and in some ways, the most mysterious. We know where most of the panes originated. Those in Strachan Hall were produced by the late, revered stainedglass artist Yvonne Williams and her colleagues. One made in 1941 displays 17 heraldic College and school coats of arms. Trinity benefactor the late Gerald Larkin commissioned her to produce ﬁve other panels for the dining hall. The three that were completed feature imposing, shadowy ﬁgures. Williams was also instrumental in recovering fragments from the windows in the chapel at Trinity’s original Queen Street location, most of which were the work of well-known Toronto ﬁrm McCausland & Co., and which she incorporated into panes in the current chapel. Some of the smallest and most beautiful examples are the only pieces salvaged from the central window of the old sanctuary: three angel ﬁgures, now perched above the chapel’s eastern doorway. Records reveal, too, the origin of the soaring panes behind the High Altar. Commissioned in 1955 by the chapel’s architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott from English firm James Powell & Sons, the glass was carefully packed into 21 cases, along with the requisite metal bars and rods, and shipped across the Atlantic. But there are six pieces of stained glass in the College for which the provenance, beyond a few details and a lot of speculation, is a mystery. Donated by Constance Greening Matthews in 1956, they are housed in the Lady Chapel and the Provost’s Lodge, and thought to be European. Whatever the origin of Trinity’s stained glass, however, each piece cries out to be studied further, to have its unique characteristics showcased, perhaps in future Trinity Past columns…. – Jill Rooksby
Pictured above: This bishop riding a horse is one of Trinity’s stained-glass mysteries — it sits in the Provost’s Lodge.
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