trinity TRINITY ALUMNI MAGAZINE fALL 2009
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Learned and Beautiful Trinity has always been about more than setting and surpassing academic expectations
The start of the school year is always exciting and exhausting: new faces appear, old faces reappear, and the College looks its best after a summer of repair and refurbishment. The new back field is a wonderful new asset that I hope will be heavily used, and the quad, now wireless, has in recent weeks seen students lounging and labouring. The official opening of the green roof on Cartwright Hall, largely funded by the generosity of the class of ’58, takes place this month, and the re-roofing of the Larkin Building to accommodate solar panels, primarily funded by students, is well underway. Frosh week was by all accounts a great success, and at Matriculation we welcomed the incoming class of ’13, and honoured three of our own: Donald Macdonald, Margaret MacMillan, and Richard Alway. Dr. Alway, president of St. Michael’s for 18 years, gave an inspiring address and offered a wonderful vision of the importance of U of T’s individual colleges. Trinity (like St. Mike’s, like Vic) is rightly proud of its independence and its association with Canada’s greatest university (measure it how you will), as well as with the wider community of the GTA, and so it was wonderful to have present a distinguished trinity of chancellors: David Peterson, Roy McMurtry, and Bill Graham, from U of T, York University and Trinity respectively (the last two are Trinity alumni), as well as two former U of T presidents: George Connell and Rob Prichard (also both Trinity alumni), to demonstrate to the incoming class the calibre and interconnectedness of the family they are joining. (By the way, if you want to see how God and Mammon intersect, go on the Divinity boat cruise!) Trinity has never been about simply setting and surpassing academic expectations; our whole history is one in which extraand co-curricular activities have always played a great part, as this issue, which has had a facelift of its own, seeks to illustrate. The College motto, Met’agona stephanos (after the contest, the crown), neatly summarizes the twin aspects of agony and 2 trinity alumni magazine
ecstasy that accompany academic endeavour, and the final line of the College song celebrates the attainments of the women of St. Hilda’s as doctae atque bellae (learned and beautiful). Both make it clear that here, scholarship alone is not enough. Even if our Aberdeen-born founder seems suitably stern in his portraits, John Strachan was not immune to relaxation. Scotch blood, after all, flowed in his veins, sometimes in apparently undiluted quantities. At one point, the Bishop, having been told that one of his clergy was too fond of the bottle, is said to have replied: “Tut, tut: That is a most extravagant way to buy whisky; I always buy mine by the barrel.” (Presumably the same barrel he appears to be wearing in the painting that hangs in the hall that bears his name.) Strachan’s poetry is mostly eye-watering stuff, but it has its charms – A Song for the Curling Club is among his less toe-curling efforts. This month, we commemorate three decades of the George Ignatieff Theatre, with many student-organized events, including: a revival of that old Trinity favourite Saints Alive; talks and receptions for luminaries of the TCDS past and present; and workshops on stage combat, accents, direction and production, and stage-management. There is also an installation of posters from past productions now on permanent display in the JCR. And Theatre Month coincides with the premiere of a satirical play written, directed and produced by some of our older alums. In case things get too lively and carefree, however, there will be a production of No Exit (translated from Sartre’s Huis clos), the source of the notion that “Hell is other people.” Sartre may have had a point, but at Trinity, where we celebrate the perspective that there is more to life than study alone, it is perhaps appropriate to make the more pithy point that “Hell is doing nothing else.” ANDY ORCHARD Provost and Vice-Chancellor
trinity fall 2009 Volume 46 Number 2
Features 12 Renaissance women Igniting an interest in visual arts on campus
By Kristine Culp
14 In the business of books The Upjohns are bound by a love of the written word By Liz Allemang
17 Lively letters Before there were tweets … By CharlotTe Mcwilliam
20 T he elephant who stepped on a land mine Victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war By Randy Boyagoda
28 Words and pictures An assortment of original works by talented Trinity grads
Departments 4 Nota bene College observations worth noting BY Julia Leconte
27 A lumni at large The impossible can happen By John ibbitson
48 C asual conversations Barry Graham Deirdre Baker 50 Class notes News from classmates near and far 55 C alendar Things to see, hear and do 56 Trinity past Who dunnit? By Jill Rooksby
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Observations & distinctions worth noting
Lawyer, Activist, Artist
The Witness – a painting from Juricevic’s recent exhibition.
For her legal and humanitarian achievements, Diana Juricevic ’01
has not prevented her from pursuing her artistic ambitions.
was profiled last year in Chatelaine’s “80 Canadian Women to
In addition to having been exhibited at the Law Society for
Watch” series – and if you visited The Elaine Fleck Gallery last
Upper Canada and the University of Toronto, Juricevic’s portraits
month, you would have seen “How the Light Gets In,” a moving
reside in private collections around the world. Says the artist of her
exhibition of her paintings.
recent show: “Inspired by my time overseas, these paintings are
Juricevic may be an international criminal lawyer (currently split-
my way of breathing a little oxygen into the artistic soul.” The
ting her time between Toronto and The Hague), the acting director
exhibition included works such as a portrait installation that pays
of the International Human Rights Program at U of T’s Faculty of
tribute to nine women who died in Vancouver, and a playful study
Law, and a senior resident at Massey College, but her busy schedule
on laughter and love and friendship.
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Members of the extended Trinity community were among those recently honoured with three prestigious U of T awards. The Arbor Awards are given to volunteers who demonstrate exceptional personal service to the university. This year’s Trin winners are: The Rev. Bruce Barnett-Cowan ’75; Carolyn Kearns ’72; Stuart Waugh ’89; Dr. Atom Egoyan ’82; David Oxtoby ’83; Dr. Peter Russell ’55; and Maureen Simpson ’74. The Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards are given to current students to recognize extracurricular contributions. This year’s Trin winners are: David Bowden, Pratima Arapakota, Ashley McKenzie, Stephanie Nishi, Jiwoon Tina Park, Sadia Rafiquddin, Macy Siu, Sarah Yun and M. Colum Grove-White. Grove-White also won a Student Award of Excellence, and he is a recipient of the prestigious John H. Moss Scholarship.
Casual Chats, Important Ideas
Reading week is usually a time for scholars to catch up on lagging assignments or break away from schoolwork altogether. But for some students in Trinity’s International Relations program, the weeklong break in February was no doubt the highlight of their IR studies to date. Led by their instructor, Erin Mooney ’93, a visiting lecturer in the IR program, students from the fourth-year seminar course Protecting People in Peril: The Emerging International Regime and Canada’s Role, and a few other select students travelled to the United Nations headquarters in New York City. There they had audiences with senior officials, including top advisers to the UN Secretary General. Mooney’s class was awarded funds for the trip after winning U of T’s pilot International Course Module competition, administered by the Dean of Arts and Science.
The Hon. Bill Graham ’61 has no shortage of friends in high places, and he’s drawing on his connections for Conversations with the Chancellor – a new series of informal discussions between Graham and the world’s movers and shakers. A former minister of Foreign Affairs and former leader of the Official Opposition, Graham announced in 2007 that he would not be running for office again. Instead, the Liberal politico became Chancellor, the highest-ranking volunteer officer at Trinity. And now, he’s pulling from his roster of political contacts to present interactive, thought-provoking conversations on the critical issues of the day for the College community. The series kicked off on March 23 at the George Ignatieff Theatre, where Graham talked to retired General Rick Hillier, the former chief of the Defence Staff, about Canada’s mission in Afghanistan and about our country’s foreign policy. On Oct. 22, the series continues when Graham chats with Canadian political heavyweight, former prime minister Paul Martin. The long-time law-school
classmates and Cabinet colleagues will discuss, among other topics, the contents of Martin’s recently published, candid autobiography, Hell or High Water, Canadian obligations in Africa, and the crises facing Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples. Fall 2009 5
ObservatiOns & distinctiOns wOrth nOting
In Good Taste A controversial painting by Aba Bayefsky has found a new home. On March 4, trinity received a gift from the famed canadian artist’s widow, evelyn. the 1961 work – Tastemakers – features a fox, a walrus and a rooster sitting around a microphone, deciding “what to promote, what to damn.” the creatures are meant to portray cultural critics at the cbc, who bayefsky thought were inept. in a 1996 interview with c.M. donald, the artist said the painting was “a criticism of the people who did art criticism,” KangPing cui, trinity PhOtOgraPhy club
whose talk, he said, was “absolute nonsense.” the animals are rumoured to represent actual cbc personalities from that era, but despite speculation, their identities remain unknown. two of bayefsky’s three children were present at the unveiling of the piece, the second of the artist’s work to grace the walls of trinity college. the first, a portrait of Prof. hicks, hangs in the douglas and ruth grant boardroom.
Trinity played a large part in feeding thousands of children this summer. The College’s foodservices company, Sodexo, teamed up with Second Harvest, a Toronto-based organization that delivers food to those in need, to bring lunches to kids at day camps across the city. And they used the Buttery to do it. Over seven weeks in July and August, Sodexo volunteers worked in the donated space to make 30,000 nutritious lunches for the Feeding Our Future summer program, co-created by the Sodexo Foundation and Second Harvest in 2000. The program provides a daily meal for inner-city kids who want to attend free summer camps but whose parents can’t afford to send along a lunch, which is a prerequisite for accessing the programs. “It was fabulous to be involved, to help out underprivileged kids, especially when the economy was taking a beating,” says Kevin McKay, director of Trinity’s foodservices. “It was a very feelgood summer for us.” 6 trinity alumni magazine
a win for women
Accomplished fourth-year Peace and Conflict Studies student Jasmeet Sidhu ’10 is the latest recipient of the Michele Landsberg award. The $1,000 bursary is awarded annually by the Canadian Women’s Foundation to a young woman who is an outstanding feminist in the media or the field of activism. Sidhu was also the only Canadian woman to be featured in Glamour magazine’s Top 10 College Women Competition in the October issue. The competition honours budding leaders in various fields – in her case, journalism.
On March 19, Trinity officially signed the University and College Presidents’ Climate Change Statement of Action for Canada – making it the first university in Eastern Canada, and the only one in Ontario thus far, to do so. Provost Andy Orchard signed the pact, which outlines actions for making universities and colleges more environmentally responsible, and encourages them to act as leaders in pursuing solutions to the climatechange challenge – a goal the Trinity Environmental Club, the bursar, the provost and the building manager, alongside various alumni, students and staff, continually work toward in myriad ways. The agreement commits the College to environmental initiatives such as completing an emissions inventory and reducing greenhouse gas emissions on campus. The Canadian pact is an expansion of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, which more than 600 U.S. post-secondary institutions have already signed. Trinity joins 14 Canadian signatories from schools in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec. The signing ceremony took place at the end of Environfest – Trinity’s annual week of climate-conservation related activities.
Who better to write about the greatest Canadian citizens than some of today’s most accomplished Canuck scribes? In April 2008, Penguin Group (Canada) launched Extraordinary Canadians, a series of 18 biographies of the nation’s most influential people, to be released over three years. Written by Canada’s literati, recently published volumes include a biography of Norman Bethune by former governor general Adrienne Clarkson ’60, a biography of Stephen Leacock by former Trinity provost Margaret MacMillan ’66, and Trinity fellow Mark Kingwell’s bio of Glenn Gould.
Prominent public commentator and author Rudyard Griffiths ’94 tackles Canadian identity in his new book, Who We Are: A Citizen’s Manifesto, arguing that our country has become a postmodern state with no national sense of self.
The first novel by Diana Liberal Leader Michael Igna-
Fitzgerald Bryden ’84, No
tieff ’69 offers homage to his
Place Strange, tackles Arab-
mother’s family history with his
Israeli conflicts as it chronicles
latest book, True Patriot Love,
four people – each of whom
a follow-up to The Russian
is affected by a Palestinian
Album, the award-winning
terrorist. Diana is the daughter
memoir about his father’s side.
of Trinity alum Ronald Bryden ’50, co-writer of the Trinity College Dramatic Society play Saints Alive, which is being performed at Trinity this fall. Fall 2009 7
ObservatiOns & distinctiOns wOrth nOting
A Treasure In Our Backyard the past seven months of working with and around aboriginal people,” he says. “because the realization is one of a treasure in your backyard. You discover a story of your country that is incredible, that was never told to you.” after returning from each trip, however, MacParland continued to hear the same tired generalizations about native canada. “it is the constant re-articulation of the stereotype, which creates a pariah state within aboriginal communities,” he says. “the reality is, there are a lot of extraordinary, self-sufficient, self-governing communities across canada.” JOhn ginther ’10
the desire to have every canadian recognize the treasure he found is what drives MacParland and the canadian roots team. “it’s a matter of national progress. Ronan MacParland isn’t interested in stereotypes, especially when it
the separation between aboriginal and non-aboriginal canada has
comes to the aboriginal communities he visited as part of the cana-
existed unsolved and barely addressed for many years. it’s that thing
dian roots exchange – a project he conceived with fellow program
we don’t talk about,” he says. “why educate youth about aboriginal
director david berkal, and assistant professor of aboriginal studies
issues, why create a productive dialogue? so that we can see a better
and well-known First nations leader dr. cynthia wesley-esquimaux,
canada for generations to come.”
who holds the chair in aboriginal leadership at the banff centre for Leadership. canadian roots got its start when a group of 21 aboriginal and
the students captured on film their exchanges with aboriginal educators, entrepreneurs, leaders and youth during the initial trip, producing a documentary called Shielded Minds, which screened at
non-aboriginal students from five canadian universities travelled
U of t on sept. 21. as the first financial donor to the project, trinity
with wesley-esquimaux to native communities across Ontario
was crucial to the doc’s production. but more importantly, the col-
during spring break in February, hoping to foster dialogue and
lege is what MacParland calls “an incubator of ideas,” and vital to
mutual understanding. Five trinity students – MacParland,
his success and the success of the project as a whole.
deanne Leblanc, Jacqueline wong, Jesse beatson and ian wylie –
Shielded Minds ends with a quote from an aboriginal youth,
participated in the project, with two others, Josh Kelly and cailen
which sums up the message MacParland is trying to disseminate:
McQuattie, helping out on the project’s website. the trip was so
“Unity is possible.” he takes this particular quote to heart and hopes
successful that five more like it followed over the course of the sum-
canadian roots will continue to bridge the gap between aboriginal
mer in various other provinces.
and non-aboriginal people well into the future. “this education can’t
while MacParland, a fourth-year ir student, went into the project
stop here,” he says. “it has to continue and be replicated so that all
seeking an open discussion and a better comprehension of aboriginal
canadians know, understand and embrace this incredible heritage
life and issues, what he found was infinitely more satisfying. “there
that has yet to be celebrated.”
has never been a more fulfilling realization for me than has come over 8 trinity alumni magazine
For more information, visit: shieldedminds.ca or canadianroots.ca.
At the Round Table Stacey Glenney ’08 will have no problem thoroughly researching her dissertation on the international institution of Freemasonry and its response to the First World War in Canada and Britain. Thanks to the Round Table Commonwealth Awards for Young Scholars, Glenney received £1,000 and funding for a three-week research trip to Australia, where she will focus on the Masonic Museum in Sydney. Glenney was one of six students studying at UK universities to receive the prestigious award, for which there were more than 120 applicants.
A High Honour Honorary degrees were bestowed on three recipients during Trinity’s matriculation ceremony in September: Donald Macdonald ’52 was honoured with a Degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters, while Honorary fellowships were given to Margaret MacMillan ’66 and Dr. Richard Alway. Macdonald worked in federal politics for decades, from serving as parliamentary secretary in the Pearson government to working in the Cabinet and chairing a Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada during the Trudeau years. Macdonald worked as High Commissioner in London (1988 to 1991), and he currently chairs a variety of institutions, including the Trudeau Centre at the University of Toronto. MacMillan became warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, in 2007. She was provost of Trinity prior to that, and a history professor at the University of Toronto. MacMillan has strong ties in international relations and was editor of the International Journal for eight years. She serves on the boards of many institutions and foundations, including the Canadian Institute
Glenney received £1,000 and funding for a three-week research trip to Australia. In addition to the monetary award, Glenney will have her findings published, in January 2010, in The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, the oldest international affairs journal in Britain. Glenney is working on an MA in International Relations at the London School of Economics. Her research in Sydney will delve into how international organizations (such as the Freemasons) promote, and are a reflection of, Commonwealth ties.
for International Affairs. MacMillan is also a prolific and prize-winning author. Alway has dedicated his life to public service. At Trinity, he was a Cumming Fellow and was dean of men in the College for two years. He has also been acting director at the National Gallery in Ottawa, and led the charitable foundation the C.D. Howe Institute, providing bursaries for students at St. Michael’s and Trinity colleges. Currently he heads Historic Sites and Monuments, a government board in Ottawa. Earlier this year, divinity degrees were given out at the 2009 Trinity College Faculty of Divinity Convocation. The Rt. Rev. Miguel Tamayo Zaldivar, Anglican Bishop of Uruguay and Interim Bishop of Cuba, was presented with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree, and Dr. Ruth M. Rolph Bell ’56, a Member of the Order of Canada, received a Doctor of Sacred Letters degree.
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rom Archibald Lampman 1882 to Kay Graham ’36 to William Hutt ’49 to Atom Egoyan ’82, some highly creative people have graduated from Trinity College. In the following pages you’ll find poems, profiles, letters, stories and original works of art, which may make you laugh or cry, reminisce or reconsider. Or they may simply inspire you to create.
renaissance women Students with a passion for art are bringing colour to the College By Kristine Culp
Landforms, by Elena Soboleva.
Jordan, by Elisa Pelaia.
Trinity has a reputation for em-
phasizing intellectual achievement, but lately there’s been evidence of an increasing interest in visual arts. Could a renaissance be underway? In 1946, Trinity students put on what is thought to be the College’s first art show, featuring 82 works of painting, photography and handicrafts. A reviewer at the time exFrom left to right: Elisa Pelaia, pressed hope that the show would Shannon Garden-Smith, Elena Soboleva and Sophia mark “the first of a series.” Instead, Balagamwala. for reasons unknown, it was followed by a decades-long dry spell. Fast-forward to April 4, 2009. The event: the fifth annual student exhibition of visual art. This year’s show – Interplay – drew a record number of visitors, says Shannon Garden-Smith ’11, an art history student and one its organizers. “It’s wonderful to be part of it and to see it growing.” This year’s show boasted a couple of firsts. For starters, a formal 12 trinity alumni magazine
catalogue was produced. The goal was “not only to provide viewers with additional information, but to document the calibre of the work in a mode that could be disseminated and be more permanent than a one-day exhibition,” Garden-Smith says. Another first was the inclusion of guest artists from U of T’s visual arts program, who submitted paintings and works of video art, the latter of which attracted well-known Canadian video artists Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak to the show. This resurgent interest in visual arts was ignited by Elena Soboleva ’08, who now works for the Georgia Scherman Projects gallery in Toronto. In her frosh year, the 18-year-old was keen to organize a show. “It was a passion of mine, and I took it on, and everyone was so supportive,” she says. Soboleva’s enthusiasm caught on: The day before the opening, “my whole floor stayed up all night and helped me do some of the decorations and produce more artwork,” she recalls. Having spearheaded three more shows before graduating, Soboleva is thrilled the event is now in the hands of “these amazing people,” the architects of this year’s show – Garden-Smith, Sophia Balagamwala and Elisa Pelaia – who share her passion.
Sue and Dolly, by Sophia Balagamwala
Meat, by Shannon Garden-Smith
“We pulled a series of all-nighters to install the work and make sure Interplay was as great as it could be,” says Pelaia ’10, who is studying art history. It was “really hectic but it was totally worth it,” adds Balagamwala ’10, who is majoring in visual arts and political science. The group is especially pleased to have broadened student involvement this year. Weeks before the show, they distributed small postcards with half-finished images during mealtimes in Strachan Hall and encouraged everyone to “do art.” Some students were so taken with the project that they worked on elaborate drawings and collages. The finished postcards – more than 250 – were strung together into a playful, mobile-like installation and hung up for the show. “Students loved it,” Pelaia said. “It looked kind of like a large net of postcards – it was really interesting.” As usual, the show uncovered hidden talent among students who don’t formally study fine arts. “I was really overwhelmed,” says Pelaia. “I had no idea there were so many artistic people here. It’s something everyone who has studied at Trinity should come out and experience.”
Garden-Smith points out that the College itself is inspiring: “We’re surrounded by wonderful art,” she says – from the grand medieval tapestry in Strachan Hall to the Group of Seven paintings in the Rigby Room to lesser-known gems such as a print by German artist Kathe Schmidt Kollwitz. So while the College is clearly not the epicentre of visual arts, it does ensure that the creatively inclined can access unique experiences. In fact, this is one of the reasons Balagamwala enrolled. “I chose Trinity because of its reputation and its environment,” she says. “I believe that in small communities there is always more support and motivation for people to pursue their passions and interests.” Naturally, she wasn’t disappointed. “Trinity has given us a tremendous opportunity and a lot of exposure by providing the resources to curate an art show and publish a catalogue,” says Balagamwala. She predicts that next year’s show will be “even bigger and grander” as more students are energized to participate. “The most important thing is that Trinity artists get encouragement, and I think this show has really done that. The artists looked extremely proud, and thanked us.” Fall 2009 13
in the business of books The Upjohns read, publish, stack, sell, donate …
uy and Sandra Upjohn are both book-bound. After getting married in Trinity’s chapel, which was then in what is now known as Seeley Hall, following graduation – “We thought of [Trinity] like home,” says Guy ’55 (“and all our friends knew how to get there,” Sandra ’55 adds) – Guy was hired by Pitman Publishing Ltd. to train at the company’s branches in Europe so he could then come back to Canada to “run things.” During their first three years as newlyweds, the couple lived in Bath, London, and Bangor, Ireland. Guy learned the tricks of the trade; they both picked up accents. “I was earning a couple of pounds a week, and it was great for me professionally and us personally,” he says, adding that the couple actually benefited enormously from it. “It was just what we needed to do,” he says. “We put ourselves in a situation where we had to make the marriage work, just the two of us.” After returning to North America, Guy became president of Pitman Publishing’s
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subsidiary, Hunter Rose, a book manufacturing company in Toronto. Being a rare combination of literary luminary and an intensely likable fellow, Guy is fondly recalled in illustrator Frank Newfeld’s memoir, Drawing on Type, for his impact on, and effectiveness in, colour printing. Another memoir, Roy MacSkimming’s The Perilous Trade: Publishing Canada’s Writers, makes specific reference to Guy’s “generosity, for which he was known,” following a fire at Anansi Press. Guy, for the record, is credited with saving half the books from the blaze. Both Sandra and Guy have genes that predispose them to devote themselves to the written word. Guy’s father, Frank, was vice-president of Macmillan Canada and president of St. Martin’s Press in New York. Sandra’s dad was J. Kemp Waldie, the publisher behind the Toronto-based Golden Dog Press, which operated until the 1930s, producing “exquisite” editions. Waldie also happened to be a preeminent private collector of spectacularly crafted rare works, ranging from 15thcentury titles with hand-cut wood-block
By Liz Allemang
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illustrations to an assortment of Eric Gill’s contributions to modern printmaking (the latter forming the basis of an awardwinning catalogue that Guy co-edited). When Waldie passed away, Sandra and Guy inherited his library. After much discussion with each other and their two children (following in the family footsteps, their daughter, Rebecca Upjohn, is author of the prized children’s picture book Lily and the Paper Man), the Upjohns decided to donate the collection to Trinity.
ful for what they’ve given, but thankful just to know them.” Their “presence” at the library spans various incarnations – from subterranean to spectacular. Both agree, however, that they spend more time at the College’s library now than they did as undergrads. “It was in a basement, for heaven’s sake,” Sandra says, laughing. “It was not the most pleasant place to be.” In spite of its lacklustre location, the Upjohns would come to devote many
“We wanted the books to go somewhere where they would be looked at and looked after,” says Sandra. “These books are largely quite old and they’ve survived to this point; we thought they belonged somewhere where they would continue to live and be read,” says Guy. Over the span of several years, the Upjohns have donated hundreds of titles. This year, they made the last of three major donations. An exhibition featuring some of their collection is planned for the coming spring, which will coincide with the Upjohns’ 55th reunion. “It’s a spectacular collection,” says Linda Corman, Nicholls librarian and director of the John W. Graham Library in the Munk Centre. “[They] have contributed so much ... a lot of material contributions, obviously, but they’ve also contributed their time and presence. I’m thank-
hours to, and at, the stacks in the College’s basement, and later, those at the Graham Library. In 1981, at the insistence of their friend, the late Rupert Schieder ’38, they got involved in Trinity’s Friends of the Library – which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2005. By that point, the Friends had raised $3 million, and been largely responsible, along with Corman, for John W. Graham coming to fruition. The Friends have since pledged another million to be distributed by 2015. “[Schieder] told me, ‘There’s this thing called Friends of the Library. They need someone to take care of publicity.’ And I said, ‘I don’t know how to do that,’” Guy recalls. “To which he responded, ‘Neither do they.’ ” “It’s hard to say no,” Sandra admits. Based on the couple’s contributions, one wonders if they ever have. Guy has held different posts with the
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Friends, from treasurer to president, and produced for them a quirky, fact-filled compendium called Trinity College Book of Days. He is best known for his steadfast devotion to the popular annual book sale, which raises $125,000 to $140,000 each year. He has done everything from creating the sale’s promotional posters (featuring the now iconic “Little Man” image, which Guy has named M.A. Stephanos, after the Trinity motto) to lifting boxes. “Though, at my age, I’m trying to remove myself from the heavy lifting.” That’s been difficult to do: So identified with the sale has Guy become that boxes of books will randomly appear on his doorstep. Counting himself among the donors, Guy also used to support the sale as a customer. “Until I got cut off. We don’t buy books there anymore,” says Guy. As he explains quite convincingly (though perhaps not to Sandra, who rolls her eyes at the mention), he sees a lot of books as a volunteer before the shopping begins. One year he returned home from the sale (“triumphant,” he says) with what he thought was a one-of-a-kind, musthave treasure. Upon cracking the cover of the obscure French translation text, “I saw my name written in pen. I had bought back my book and didn’t realize it until I was bragging about the remarkable find to Sandra.” “It went back to the sale,” she says. When pressed for a catalyst to their contributions to the library – and what drives them to log full-time hours planning sales, attending Friends meetings, lifting book crates and donating a priceless family collection, when they already have an active retirement of concerts, operas, continuing-ed courses, grandchildren and weeks spent at their second home, a remote, off-the-grid cabin near Algonquin Park – the answer is simple: “We’re interested in books,” says Guy. “We both grew up around books. Our entire business life was based on books.” “You’re still in the book business,” says Sandra, quick to correct.
lively letters Decades before Twitter, two lifelong friends did much of their gossiping by snail mail contributed by charlotte mcwilliam Fall 2009 17
“It means you are in reality a Spanish adventuress, reared up, bound hand and foot, by Victorian shackles.”
Dorothy to Erica in the summer of 1929
oet, journalist, novelist, and one of Trinity College’s most famous alumni in the field of Canadian literature, Dorothy Livesay ’31 was born 100 years ago on Oct. 12. The writer, social activist, teacher, wife and mother won many awards and honours, including the Royal Society’s Lorne Pierce medal and two Governor General’s awards for poetry. This year also marks the anniversary of the birth of another 1931 modern languages graduate, Livesay’s lifelong friend, Erica (Mundy) Ransom, also a lover of the arts, a teacher and devoted wife and mother. The two wrote to each other regularly for more than 60 years; many of those letters are in the possession of their surviving families. Excerpts from their early correspondence – previously unpublished – are a lively insight into student life of the period, starting in the summer of 1929 when Dorothy, or Dee as she liked to be called, was working at the Winnipeg Free Press:
I am surprised that your fair-haired luncheon companion did so well on his exams – but highly pleased as well … he must be a wonder, after such an unscholastic year. Your Natty dreams are coming true. He has begun to rush me. But I have learned a lesson from you, and will ruthlessly shake him off. It is a bit difficult though, when no one else rushes en même temps. A lot of nice men on staff. But I may not be staying long. Yes, I admit it: there’s not enough work to do and I haven’t learned how to write a news story yet. The latter might come with practice, but there’s no likely remedy for the former in this dull town … I feel that I should like to elope so don’t be surprised if my next is from South America or Alaska. Yours, somewhat ironed.
The course of friendship doesn’t always run smooth, however, and there were times when Dee was frustrated by her faithful friend. Later that summer she wrote: It has taken Nat to explain you. I asked, did he know you?
Congrats. etc. From what the family wires, you and I are tied and
“Oh yes. Met her at Ronstance’s.”
Evelyn has second. Can such things be? I am utterly flabbergasted at
“What do you think of her?”
the result of writing two (or was it one?) English essay out of four, one
“Um-m. She has ‘distinct possibilities.’ ”
French out of three – together with an inadequate reading of texts.
That, from a male, was highly significant. It means you are in real-
Unlucky in love, you know, brings luck in everything else. So my
ity a Spanish adventuress, reared up, bound hand and foot, by Vic-
cursed reputation [“academic”] is again what I despise. – You must
torian shackles. It is truly extraordinary. But … it explains why both
be feeling bucked: so for your pleasure I am glad …
sides of you antagonize me. If only you’d break away and become
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“We are in many ways each other’s opposite, but we have a lot more in common than concern for the international and the underdog.”
courtesy of judy Ransom
Erica to Dorothy in the 1980s
wholly loose, you’d have an exciting life. Damn this pen. [changes to pencil after several blotched words.]
Fifty years later, after visiting Dee at her retreat on Galiano Island, B.C., Erica was more reflective in her appreciation of her friend:
An exciting life. As it is, you must settle on the Neds of life, not the Andrew Allans [a
That was such an exceptionally happy day yesterday. I felt half a cen-
fellow student and theatre enthusiast who was the head of CBC radio
tury or more had slipped away and we had re-established our warm
drama from 1943 through the Golden Age of Radio]. They would be
understanding of long ago for which the intervening years had failed
bewildered, startled. The Neds would be too simple to worry, too wise to
to create the right opportunity – perhaps the serenity of your sylvan
try to understand. They would accept – and think: “Women are all like
retreat helped. We are in many ways each other’s opposite, but we
that.” Then they would make the best of it.
have a lot more in common than concern for the international and
This does not sound very flattering, does it? I am not good for much except a concentrated energy for honesty that is in itself a pendulum – now this way, now that. If you can stand me you are admirable. I always wonder why you do. Why? Why? Why?
the underdog. You are famous now, outgoing, ebullient. I am obscure, reserved, with no particular talents – yet in our own way, each of us can never merge with the crowd, and even I in my limited sphere am trying to make what contribution I can towards peace and goodwill.
Erica did continue to “stand” Dee, and the correspondence flowed unabated throughout the fall, winter and spring of 192930, when Dee spent her third year studying in Aix-en-Provence, France. A letter written by Erica indicates the admiration she has for her non-conformist friend:
I was most interested to read Room of One’s Own in the watches of the night on the plane. You may be surprised to know that it is your poetry, not your prose, which awakes response in me, and that a very warm one. To me, your prose is a scrapbook in which you try to explain what has gone before. I do appreciate and, in my small way, attempt understanding too, but that vision is blurred, to my mind,
The Chronicle is frightfully late this term, but I’ll send it to you as soon as it appears. I wrote a terribly satirical article. I tried to copy the clever way you and Andrew Allan write … O Dot dearest! Do please write me
by looking through the spectacles of the present … You may snort, if you like, at my ignorance daring to comment on Can. Lit., but nevertheless, some of your poetic images enchant me.
a nice long letter soon and tell me the lovely things you are doing since you got your hair cut – I just love the wicked way you express yourself.
Dee died in 1996 in Victoria. Erica died in Toronto in 2000. Fall 2009 19
the elephant who stepped on a land mine Journeying back to Sri Lanka, Randy Boyagoda questions the way we respond to victims of civil war Illustration by Sophie Casson
The driver took no notice of the young sol-
diers patrolling the road outside the airport. They were lolling about on push bikes, machine guns teetering on their laps. They looked like bored children killing time. Making full stops between each syllable, he said his name was Hemasiri, and then, without pausing for me to answer, asked if this was our first time in Sri Lanka; whether we were on holiday or business; did we find it very hot. I had requested an Englishspeaking driver from the car agency, and Hemasiri seemed keen to establish his suitability. I explained that I hadn’t been to Sri Lanka in seven years and was returning to introduce my American wife and our daughter to my family’s origins, and also to do some research for a novel. “Ah, right sir,” he answered. “I’m also here,” I continued, using a standard euphemism for
Sri Lanka’s ongoing civil war, “to write about the elephants, and how they’ve been affected by the country’s situation.” Tentatively, he said he knew of a good place to ride elephants, using another favoured euphemism. “Very safe, sir, no trouble there.” I didn’t know then that in the coming weeks, I would spend more time with this man than with anyone else except my wife and daughter. A few minutes past the airport, our car was hemmed in on all sides by traffic. We were idling. We were almost always idling during our time in Sri Lanka. After about 90 minutes of driving, from one security checkpoint into the lineup for another, this one sponsored by a local Toyota dealership, the next one by a waterpump company, I asked Hemasiri to pull over. There were mounds of bright red fruit for sale along the side of the road and we Fall 2009 21
wanted to try some. He bobbled his head and muttered, “OK. OK.” The turn signal clicking like a metronome, he inched across to the shoulder. We weren’t particularly hungry, but we needed a break from the slow, cramped drive. We had been travelling some 48 hours, two adults and a year-old baby in two bulkhead seats, and a bassinet that was off-limits whenever the plane’s seatbelt sign dinged, a noise we came to dread. There had been an unplanned layover in Singapore – 24 humid
fication. When he realized we were all going to the fruit stand, that I was about to let my American wife walk along a busy public road with our American daughter drowsing in her arms, he unbuckled his seatbelt and jumped up as if someone had thrown a snake in his lap. He managed to open the door before Anna could, and then escorted her along the dry, dusty shoulder. Beside the car, the grass was knee-high, parched and yellow-white. In the background were thick-headed
I thought about making some metaphor out of this barbed, browned fruit with a glistening, opaque core. Perhaps it could represent the island, what might be revealed by my writing about it …
hours mostly spent in a dim, dank hotel room – following an itinerary change. We had been scheduled to take a direct flight from Toronto to Colombo, arriving around midnight in late July 2007. But a few months earlier, in March, Sri Lankan authorities (unbeknownst to us) had discontinued night flights into the country, after the Tamil Tiger rebel group bombed a military installation beside the civilian airport. “Is very nice, sir. Rambutans,” said Hemasiri as he parked. He turned the name of the fruit into three long syllables. Hemasiri used didactic pronunciation and theatrical lips whenever I asked the name of something, or repeated my wife’s questions. He wouldn’t answer her directly. I don’t think he could understand Anna. She’s soft-spoken, and he was too gentlemanly, or too chauvinistic, to ask for clari22 trinity alumni magazine
palms, still as postcard pictures. Two billboards towered above the fruit stand: one advertised a guaranteed-to-work skinwhitening cream; the other introduced a mobile-phone plan for the whole family, depicting an older woman wearing a traditional sari, and a heavyset teenage girl in baggy denim and a baseball cap turned askance, her arms stretched wide, hands flashing gangland signs. I joined my wife and daughter a few feet in front of the car. Hemasiri nodded at me and then walked ahead, hailing the woman standing by the fruit. I couldn’t hear what he was saying because of the drone and chug of car engines, but she was smiling at our approach, while nodding and bagging the fruits he indicated. The vendor was very dark-skinned, and her teeth looked like badly stacked dominoes; the humidity had defeated the severe part in
her hair, and faint rings of black and grey sprang from her scalp. She hesitated to take money from me, and gave the change to Hemasiri, who handed it over, then held his palms up in front of him. He wanted me to know, I think, that he knew driver’s gratuities were included with the rental. Looking around, he tried to hurry us back to the car, back to the civilization of airconditioning and automatic door locks. He gestured that it was no problem to eat inside, but we were willing to take a little of the noontime heat to stretch our legs and enjoy the fresh tropical fruit. And so, in bad English and smiling pantomime, Hemasiri gave us a tutorial on Rambutans, assuring us that the bright red skin, covered in little hooks, was harmless to touch and easily peeled away to reveal a tasty seed. After eating one himself, he began peeling them for us, splitting open the skins with a thumbnail, popping the whitish seeds into our palms and then tossing the husks into the littered grass beside the car. I peeled one myself. Up close the skin wasn’t bright red. It had browned, either from age or road dust. But in the glaring daylight the seed remained a milky gob, vaguely sweet and watery-tasting. I thought about making some metaphor out of this barbed, browned fruit with a glistening, opaque core. Perhaps it could represent the island, what might be revealed by my writing about it, by describing the fraught situation of its storied elephants, praised centuries ago by Pliny the Elder, later prized by the courts of Indian kings, and shot by sporting Englishmen, and more recently, killed, maimed and displaced by civil war and over-development by a people that has both venerated and worked the beasts. But in reality the fruit was just another thing piled up along the traffic-choked roads. Sri Lanka’s civil war began in earnest in July 1983, when the killing of government soldiers in the northern, majorityTamil city of Jaffna led to days of antiTamil violence in Colombo, which left some 3,000 Tamils dead and led a guerilla movement to fight for a separate, Tamil homeland comprising the island’s northern and eastern parts. After claiming some
70,000 lives and displacing hundreds of thousands, many to Canada and specifically to Toronto – the site of dramatic protests against the Sri Lankan government this past spring – Asia’s longest-running civil war reached a bloody but definitive conclusion: In May, Sri Lankan military forces defeated the infamously brutal Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Now entering an era of unprecedented peace, Sri Lanka faces difficult but crucial questions about political devolution, reconciliation, economic redevelopment, and, most immediately, the status of thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils who were internally displaced by the final stages of the conflict, and are currently confined to refugee camps. During the 1983 riots, my uncle and aunt, with whom we stayed while in Colombo, sheltered two Tamil families, both of which eventually migrated to Toronto. I learned about this the day we arrived. It had taken three and a half hours to travel some 30 miles from the airport to my relatives’ house on the south side of the city. My Aunt Kusum was waiting in her garden when we got there. “There’s been a bomb scare,” she said, looking relieved to see us. “They are saying on the radio that the Tigers have a Toyota car and lorry somewhere in the city, packed with bombs.” After dropping our bags in the front hall, Hemasiri wiped his hands on his pants, wrote down his mobile number in the back of my notebook, and smiled at Kusum’s warnings about their guard dog – a Doberman that was missing part of its tongue from trying to drink water out of a piranha tank. Hemasiri said, “OK sir,” to no one in particular and went off. After he left, I asked my aunt if she knew anything else about the bomb scare. Seeming more apologetic for the inconvenience than worried about our safety, she said she knew nothing except what she’d already told us. I wondered about the other people I had seen stuck on the road: schoolboys in white uniforms, gathered at the back window of a city bus, crowding into each other to wave at the waiting world; a woman in a bright green sari and gleaming helmet, perched on the back of
a motorcycle, primly holding her man by the waist, staring forward blankly, bored. Nothing about their faces had suggested they knew about the bomb scare, but then I wondered how shocked or worried they would have looked anyway, living in a country that’s been at war with itself for more than 25 years. While my jetlagged daughter made delirious circles in the front room, my aunt gave us a tour of her home. She showed us the one-room annex where she and
her husband, both ethnic Sinhalese, had hidden their Tamil neighbours during the riots. My aunt also took us out to her verdant garden, where, she said in passing, she was watering plants one evening seven weeks before we arrived, when she heard a boom up the road. Tiger operatives had planted a mine in a video store, intended for a truck carrying policemen. It went off at rush hour, killing one cop and seven civilians. I asked her what she’d thought when she heard the noise. She shrugged. “Just another thunderstorm.” We returned inside for lunch and I asked to hear my aunt’s version of a story I’ve grown up with, a story that had in part prompted this visit to Sri Lanka and sparked my interest in writing about the country’s elephants. On a 1979 trip to the country with my father, we went on a safari in Yala National Park, a major
wildlife reserve. We were joined by relatives, including Kusum, my father’s baby sister, who remembered that on the first day in Yala, around dusk, the tracker had told the adults it was safe to swim in the lagoon near the lodge. “So we went,” she began. There is a picture of us playing in the water. I’m piled on top of an uncle, he’s laughing, eyes closed against all the splashing around him. Deep forest looms behind us. “Suddenly, when we looked up,” she continued, “there was an elephant on the bank, just where we were, about 100 yards away. A huge elephant! So we all kept looking at him, and all of a sudden, tracker said something, I don’t know what – they have a way of communicating with elephants – and the elephant trumpeted and started coming toward us. We panicked and you panicked,” she said to me, “and you started running.” Everyone else “started running toward the house, with elephant chasing us. We came to a clearing. Because of the clearing, elephant stopped. The two of you” [meaning me, at the time three years old, and my cousin Dilla, then six or seven] “ran fortunately into the house. But if you all had got confused and run into the jungle, that would have been the end.” Returning to Sri Lanka 28 years later to write about the elephants, I thought another visit to Yala seemed natural, even necessary, but my aunt’s face soured when I mentioned this. She warned that the northern parts of the park reached into LTTE territory. We shouldn’t take “such a chance,” she warned, just to see elephants, especially when we could see them elsewhere. She also mentioned that parts of Yala had been hit by the 2004 Tsunami; she didn’t know what we’d be able to see, and she wasn’t even sure where we would stay. Then there were the roads to consider. Congestion made worse by security checkpoints meant, she figured, that we’d have to leave before dawn just to reach Yala by dusk. A day later, Hemasiri mirrored my aunt’s sour look at the prospect of driving 200 miles across the island. So I looked into other possibilities for a safari. But I told Hemasiri that I absolutely had to visit the famous elephant orphanage Fall 2009 23
at Pinnawela, a few hours northeast of Colombo, where lives the elephant who stepped on a land mine. The road to the orphanage was narrow, uphill and all curves, and we had to thread through a slow-moving succession of ornately decorated Ashok Leyland shipping trucks and overcrowded vans, whose windows were open, hands dangling out for fresh air. Hemasiri made me nauseous the way he drove; he was rushing because he thought it vital that we get there in time to help feed the babies. When he understood that I was feeling sick, he pulled over beside a shop. He bought himself a packet of mints and had me buy a square of something red, soft and moist, wrapped in a papery green leaf. He assured me it would calm my stomach, but couldn’t explain what it was. The countermen were amused at our charades and simply bobbled when Hemasiri appealed to them for some kind of clarification or confirmation. By the time we reached our destination the mints had been finished between us and the other thing, a thick pudding of red rice or bean, which tasted a little like rosewater, had been tossed into the bushes. We arrived at the orphanage in time to help feed the babies their midday milk. Hemasiri was beaming. He held my wife’s purse like a dead rabbit while she took her turn dipping an oversized baby bottle into the pink mouth of a waist-high elephant calf. We were standing along the perimeter of a smelly paddock crowded with foreigners and blackflies, and with hangers-on selling paper bags stuffed with finger-sized bananas. “Babies love, sir! Take!” The place was carnival-loud and strobe-like with camera flashes. But I hadn’t come to Pinnawela to feed baby elephants. I had come because I wanted to see one of the most famous and pathetic victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war, the elephant who stepped on a land mine. After feeding the babies, we walked over to watch the main herd graze on a plain, with cloud-capped green hills behind them. We queued up with the rest of the tourists to take pictures of ourselves, of our daughter standing in front of the herd, and of the three-legged elephant, 24 trinity alumni magazine
who was standing away from the other adults. She would look around, searching for fresh grass, and then move here and there in a broken lunge. Later, I heard her hiss at a mahout who was hurrying her across a road to join the rest of the herd at their watering hole. I left Hemasiri and my wife and daughter standing in a crowd along the rocky bank of a glittering wide river, watching the elephants bathe and play. There was something I needed to know. Walking back to the complex, I was approached
“The terrorists use a kind of bomb with small iron balls, one centimetre in diameter. The iron balls spread throughout the air. The tusker got hit and was blinded.”
by a mother and daughter, begging so that the young girl, who had cloudy eyes, could get an operation. “Cancer, sir,” the mother pleaded. When I reminded her that I’d given them something earlier that same day, they walked away without another word. Moments later, I was met by a very helpful-seeming man, who nodded at all of my queries. He began leading me
around. After about 20 minutes, when I pressed him on it, he admitted he didn’t actually work at the orphanage. He gave me a pamphlet for his spice garden, “very close by, sir,” and wouldn’t leave my side until I promised to visit. He left me with a security guard, who took me over to his commanding officer, who kept asking, “You want to make complaint sir?” I tried again with the women at the ticket kiosk, and with a couple of idle mahouts, thin, deeply tanned, tough-looking men – over and over I got the same crinkling eyes, humble smiles, bobbling heads, a few condescendingly encouraging nods at my bad mixing of English and Sinhala. I felt stuck in a nation of Uriah Heeps. Eventually I made Hemasiri understand what I wanted. He consulted with a security officer and then walked with me to a bunker-like building behind the feeding paddock. He placed a heavy hand on my shoulder when we neared; this was strange: Hemasiri usually made a show of being too humble even to shake my hand. With his free hand he hailed the first person he saw. Smattered into his Sinhala were the words “my good friend,” and “pro-fess-or.” A few minutes later, I met a veterinarian in a tiny office. The air conditioning was off. It was hot and still, the air ripe with straw and fresh dung. The walls were greenish, and a weak overhead light buzzed like bugs. Greenflies were making mad bomber rushes around my head. The building itself was quiet, and people were watching us through the windowed door. I felt like I was sitting in an empty aquarium. The vet was young and seemed flattered by my interest. He was very willing to speak. When I asked him about how wild elephants have fared during the civil war, he mentioned a recent but failed joint venture with the German government to fit the three-legged cow with a prosthetic limb. He also spoke of the orphanage’s resident tusker, an old blind bull. “The terrorists use a kind of bomb with small iron balls, one centimetre in diameter. The iron balls spread throughout the air. The tusker got hit and was blinded.” And beyond such obvious evidence? I asked. He said warfare in the forested areas of
the contested northwest reroutes elephant migration patterns; elephants escape the fighting and make it to more peaceful areas only to encounter expanding farmlands, irrigation tanks and wells. When babies fall into these holes, they’re abandoned, and then “the wildlife department secures that baby. To rehabilitate it, they need a place like this.” The young vet then detailed the orphanage’s success: from housing five orphans in 1975 to running a full-scale conservation project and major eco-tourism site, with 81 resident elephants, 45 bred in captivity and, over the years, 60 returned to the wild. He smiled reporting these numbers. His pride made sense. In addition to rescuing elephants from conflict situations, the orphanage is trying to repopulate a species whose numbers have fallen precipitously, from between 12,000 and 15,000 at the turn of the 19th century, to an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 today. The expansion of coffee, rubber and tea plantations at the expense of forested land during the British administration of the island was a major cause of the elephant’s decline; another was the white hunter’s sporting spirit. In an 1850 account, one man alone, a Major Rogers, is heroically credited with more than 1,400 fearless elephant kills. (Rogers was later killed by lightning.) Over the past 100 years, Sri Lanka’s forest cover has declined even more drastically, from 70 down to 24 per cent of the island’s total area, confining elephants to a dry-zone landscape of thorn forest and scrub grass. And as the human population increased from four to 20 million over the same period – a population perpetually pushed about by civil war – these lands have been increasingly converted to paddy fields and farms, with tragically deep wells. After telling me about the orphanage’s ongoing mission, the vet spoke enthusiastically of its plans for expansion. But he made it clear he didn’t see the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants as an end in and of itself. Rather, he regarded protecting and strengthening the Sri Lankan sub-species of Asian elephant as significant to the larger project of conserving
the island’s biodiversity. As we left Pinnawela, I felt heartened by such zeal, by his commitment to a natural pluralism in a country cut apart by exclusionary and purist notions of land and identity. But I also couldn’t help noting an underlying fatalism in the orphanage’s ambition to expand – an inherent expectation that the need for such an operation would only increase in future years. Driving north after leaving the orphanage, we passed one of many signs advertising a luscious and exotic spice garden nearby. Standing beside one sign was the man who had given me a pamphlet, which I had tossed into a trash barrel as soon as he left me alone. In the rearview mirror I saw him walk onto the road behind our car, hands raised above his head in bewilderment. We spent a night in the holy city of Kandy, a natural stopping point between Colombo and Minneriya National Park, where I had decided to go on a safari after speaking with a wildlife photogra-
pher based in Colombo. I had met him through a mutual contact in Toronto. He had guaranteed wild elephant sightings there at this time of year. He called Minneriya “Elephant City.” I knew of the place because an uncle, learning of my plans to write about how Sri Lankans live alongside elephants, had sent me links to YouTube footage of wild elephants ramming
cars in this area. The road north from Kandy to Habarana, the town closest to Minneriya, was the only good driving we had while in Sri Lanka. We were headed along a major road that intersected with another, which led to Jaffna, the Tamilmajority city at the northernmost part of the island, and a permanent site of conflict during the civil war. But as we drove on, I never knew how far we were from Jaffna; black boxes, bluntly suggestive shapes, had been placed over the distance indicators. At the time, I didn’t dwell too much on this. I was too excited about the great time we were making. I was also too busy imagining what this safari would be like. I had told myself in advance and repeatedly, that going on an elephant safari as an adult with my own family, and as a writer, would not support the heightened expectations I’d developed for it, through years of hearing about my first safari, and over the course of this trip. Still, memories of my father’s grand storytelling and the prospect of soon telling my own stories made me secretly desperate for something dramatic to happen. We travelled to Minneriya with a naturalist named Nadeera, who was affiliated with our hotel, an eco-resort that featured LCD flat-screen televisions in every room and guest-services booklets bound in the thatched leaves of local trees. In addition to his work at the resort, Nadeera wanted me to know, he conducted research for the national wildlife department. After hammering through a spindly forest along a narrow mud-rutted lane, we came to a great green clearing, a platter-flat sheen of blue-black water snaking across it. Eventually, we parked 100 yards or so from where a herd of 80-odd elephants had settled in for the evening. Some were standing around, others grazing, drinking, walking back and forth from the water’s edge along well-tamped, dung-littered ground. Some babies were playing, moving backward in clumsy single file. None of them paid attention to the half dozen jeeps, SUVs and trucks arranged nearby at haphazard angles, their passengers marvelling and taking pictures in the receding light. Fall 2009 25
While we watched, Nadeera explained how the reliably lush conditions around this ancient water tank encourage hundreds of elephants to migrate here for the dry season, which begins in early August. He spoke more generally about the ways of elephants. Listening to him, I felt certain that 30 years ago, going into Yala, my father hadn’t learned such things from his tracker that I, feeling about as rugged as a canvas book-bag, was now learning from my naturalist: that elephant herds are matriarchies, for instance, and the females defend the herd; that bull elephants are cowards and loners. As Nadeera continued his lesson, I was rightly troubled to discover that during dry times, local farmers sneak their cattle into the national park to graze and drink alongside the very elephants whose land they’ve already taken. And, 20 minutes before we found the main herd, I had been righteously upset when a boisterous truckload of other people, driving behind us, had gone offroad to get a closer look at the rarest of Sri Lankan elephants: one of an estimated 25 tuskers still alive in the wild, who had moments earlier broken through forest cover and stopped because of our own gawking traffic. While the rest of us were standing and staring at the elephants, Hemasiri, who had quietly tagged along for the safari, was availing himself of the refreshment cooler the hotel had packed for us. Later he was hogging Nadeera’s binoculars. The young jeep driver was gentle with the baby. The whole scene felt like personal history repeated as sweet, soft farce, and I felt underwhelmed at the prospect of future storytelling, at least until the overcrowded truck that had gone after the tusker reappeared. It drove past us and stopped directly in front of an elephant that had, at some point, encountered a poacher: she had a bullet hole in one of her ears. There was about 25 yards between them. The truck began revving its engine. “It’s going to charge,” Nadeera predicted, indicating the way the elephant was shaking her head and swinging her trunk in the dust. A few moments later she roared – a terrible trumpet sound. Then she put her head 26 trinity alumni magazine
down and ran at the truck, which reversed in a jumpy motion. Its escape tactic was to drive around the herd. The charger picked up speed. The truck peeled off to the side and the elephant slowed, then warily rejoined the herd, which had also become agitated. The babies had stopped playing,
The elephant put her head down and ran at the truck, which reversed in a jumpy motion.
the adults had stopped eating and drinking. They were all looking around. The whole event took a few minutes at most. It was a near tragedy. It was outrageous. It was great. I had made an audiotape of the safari. Listening to this segment, I can’t ignore the rush of excitement that comes into my voice when the elephant begins to charge, or the sense of satisfied outrage, afterward, describing the thrilled looks and happy chatter of the people in the truck.
And so I found my 21st-century safari story: a tale of morally perfected exhilaration, achieved by first vicariously enjoying someone else’s reckless play with an angry elephant, and then condemning them for distressing a poor animal for their own selfish entertainment. The first person to hear it was my uncle Ajith, Kusum’s husband, who had also been at Yala in 1979. When I told him back in Colombo about the three-legged elephant, he nodded familiarly and called it a sin. And when I told him what had happened on the safari, he was incensed. He said he thought such people should be trampled to death by elephants for treating them like that. This was exactly the type of response I was hoping for in going after this story: absolute anger at the human penchant for mean folly; absolute tenderness toward noble, innocent and wronged animal life. A few days later, our last in Sri Lanka, my uncle told us two stories of his own while he drove us to his rowing club for drinks. We were travelling on the same back road, he said, that he’d taken one evening in July 1983, during the riots. He’d dropped my grandfather at his house and was rushing home to make the government-imposed curfew when he hit stopped traffic on Colombo’s main artery, Galle Road. A mob of young Sinhalese men had pulled a man from his car and were hacking him to death. Someone was pouring petrol over the man’s head when Ajith turned his car around. Further along the same road, we passed a fortified area. He said it was the army headquarters, the place “where, last year, the pregnant woman blew herself up trying to kill the army chief.” His voice was matter-of-fact. He was far less angry and upset over stories about a man being hacked to death by a mob and about a pregnant suicide bomber than he had been over stories about a three-legged orphan elephant, or about a wild elephant hemmed in by a revving truck full of laughing idiots. Such, I think, are among the few assured sympathies of our age. In expressing them, I don’t think my uncle is very different from you or me. But he drives these clotted Sri Lankan roads all the time. What’s our excuse?
sometimes the impossible happens In politics, and in your profession
By John ibbitson
Nov. 4, 2008, 240,000 Chicagoans gathered in Grant Park to celebrate Barack Obama’s victory. Their howl of exultation when the networks declared him elected just after 11 p.m. was unlike anything you’d find at a rock concert or a football game, because this was real, this night meant something. On television, veteran broadcasters wept with joy. In the history of the republic, there had been few moments to equal this night. And I was there, telling Canadians the story for the Globe and Mail. It had been a long road. I was in my mid-30s before I finally stumbled onto journalism as the answer to a decade of asking myself what I was going to do with myself. It was a decade after that before the Globe hired me, which in my biased opinion is the best thing that can happen to a journalist. I went to Washington in April 2007 with a mandate to write commentary and analysis on American politics and society. And in December of that year, in a football arena in Columbia, S.C., I watched for the first time in person as Barack Obama spoke at a rally. Suddenly I realized that this underdog candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination – dismissed by polls and pundits as having no hope of defeating inevitable nominee Hillary Clinton – was a political force of nature unlike anything anyone had witnessed. “You gotta get me into the paper. You gotta get me into the paper,” I begged the Sunday editor, who relented. “It is probably impossible for Barack Obama to overcome Hillary Clinton’s organization and the support she commands within the senior ranks of the Democratic Party,” I wrote that night. “But the impossible sometimes happens in politics. If it does, then yesterday will go down in history as the day the impossible started to come true.” At least, it was starting to come true for me. Every day that followed was a joy. Months of rallies and debates and getting lost on back roads in South Carolina and Texas and Wyoming and countless points in between. Iowa and New Hampshire, where the primary fight really began; North Caro-
lina and Indiana, where it ended. John McCain. Sarah Palin! The October economic crisis. The election, the inauguration – we had eight people sleeping at our place the night before – the economic near-death experience, the epic fight over health care. America in the Age of Obama is the best political story on the planet. Covering that story for what has become one of the world’s finest English-language newspapers is a high honour and a hell of a lot of fun. The day before the election, the Canada Council for the Arts called. My novel The Landing, which had been published by Kids Can Press a few months before, had won the Governor General’s award for children’s literature. This was the end of another long road. I had been trying to write something about Muskoka, Ont., the place where I grew up, and where my family has deep roots, for nigh on 30 years. When that story finally emerged as a novel for young readers, I privately concluded that this was the best thing I’d ever written. That a jury of my peers agreed was satisfying beyond words. And then, along came McClelland and Stewart with a proposal. If I could write a short, sharp book comparing the Canadian and American political cultures in the wake of the two elections in eight weeks, they could have it in stores in eight weeks. I did, and they did. The result was Open & Shut: Why America Has Barack Obama and Canada Has Stephen Harper. May I point out that it makes a lovely Christmas gift? At 54, you ought to know who you are. I am more craftsman than artist. For me, it’s all about telling a story, as simply and clearly as I can. Most of what I write is ephemera, eclipsed by the events of the next day. But the Globe, Kids Can and McClelland and Stewart encourage me to tell stories about things that matter to me, and that I believe might matter to others. This is perfect happiness. Fall 2009 27
words and pictures An assortment of original works by talented Trinity grads
Vertigo A white sail turns near Honorat where monks make word to their beads and tour boats land and leave like prying bees do, since bees too turn phases where they go, spying into flower after flower, flying their dizzy, fretter’s chores, making pollen move. A white sail turns near Honorat and the common gull
glides by. A white sail yaws and forever-going zephyrs confide in the trees they shake. Waves of every size are spat up by the sea. How should it feel to be free? Standing in the surf below a millstone sky he sees everything that moves and wants to be unmoved, himself.
James Arthur’s ’98 poem Vertigo was first printed in Shenandoah in 2008. It is also the title poem of his first book, expected to be published within the year.
The evolution of Trinity’s “arts and letters” publication 1880 The first issue of the Rouge et Noir, named for the school colours, is published in January as a “private enterprise.” After the first issue appears, a College meeting is held and the publication is adopted as Trinity’s de facto “newspaper.” This decision is made partly to address a sentiment of discontent among students who feel they have no venue for expressing an intelligent interest in College affairs. Giving them voice in a College paper is thought to be a remedy. Rouge et Noir is tabloid style and includes College news, essays, editorials and poetry, and Archibald Lampman is one of its early editors.
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1887 The Christmas issue is the last of the Rouge et Noir, and the only one with a cover. In the previous seven years, many editorials considered “revolutionary” by the College governing bodies had been written by students on subjects such as co-education. Trinity’s 1895-96 Year Book reflects on the response those “authorities” had: “History relates that those high in authority, the College magnates, returned their copies unopened. One distinguished member of Corporation is credited with having advised undergraduates to ‘keep their literary talents for the Canadian Monthly and their wit for the Episcopon.’”
1888 The Rouge et Noir banner is dropped, and in its place, the first issue of the Trinity University Review is published in January. The name change is meant in part to identify the paper with Trinity and proclaim its “university character.” The first issue of the Review also states another reason: “Moreover, to call a College paper after the College colours, is meaningless performance at best. We do not wish to be thought Radical …” In its new incarnation, the Review becomes more of a “journal of literature.”
Hugh Laidlaw ’80 (Div.), recently retired, has had his cartoons published in Canada Lutheran magazine. He continues to develop his website, MiracleCartoons.ca.
Tom Horacek ’03 is the author of All We Ever Do Is Talk About Wood, a collection of gag cartoons published by the prestigious Montreal firm Drawn & Quarterly.
“Ah, the ol’ campus! This place brings back a lot of repressed memories.”
1902 The first issue of the St. Hilda’s Chronicle is published. The women of the College start it after deciding that the column allotted to them in the Review isn’t enough space. It follows a short-lived predecessor that ran between December 1900 and October 1901, which quickly became unpopular after its quality deteriorated due to an overworked staff. The Chronicle is intended “solely for the amusement of women,” and is a forum for aspiring writers and poets such as Dorothy Livesay.
1940 In April, the Chronicle and the Review formally announce their amalgamation “based on the wide support of their shareholders and contributors.” In the Chronicle’s last issue, the merger is written about in the form of a charming, fictitious account of a man and a woman marrying, called “Old Shoes and Rice.” In the first issue of the newly merged publication, the editors note that going forward they will look to the “renaissance of the Review, which is to focus on all the intellectual forces of Trinity’s men and women in one medium expression.”
1944 Roloff Beny, who had been working as the Review’s assistant editor since 1942, in addition to being a contributing writer, wins a competition to design the publication’s cover. His winning image, pictured here, is featured from December 1943 to summer 1945 in various colour schemes. Beny goes on to become one of Canada’s foremost photographers. His circle of friends includes luminaries of arts and literature such as Laurence Olivier, Jean Cocteau and Henry Moore.
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The Classics Sicilian square, a year ago: The passeggiata’s ebb-and-flow Hurls men like me toward the stream Of girls from Berlusconi’s team. Despite the pre-election chill, The right-wing girls are dressed to kill, Revealing what’s beneath their coat To court the crucial cleavage vote, And help ensure you’re fixed on sex When it comes time to mark your X. The tactics couldn’t be more crude – My Anglo-Saxon attitude (Shaped by the Greek and Roman greats, And not Italian fashion plates) Says politics, for all its flaws, Should speak of morals, justice, laws And other virtues we’d still prize If life weren’t such a compromise. But Berlusconi’s T and A Has made me feel so yesterday, A guy who thumbed old books at Trin, And now recoils from sudden skin.
Reality is who you know. If life’s a cheesy TV show Where made-up models flash a smile To cover up their boss’s guile – Democracy’s hormonal boost – Then, sure, feel free to be seduced. But Sicily holds deeper things Than what the present moment brings To easily distracted males Who overlook the ancient tales That caught my eye at Trinity: Here, Hades stole Persephone, Attracted by her girlish shape (These days we’d have to call it rape), And hid her beauty underground Where sleaziness becomes profound The moment that it’s turned to verse. Don’t let me say the world’s got worse – The classicist retrieves the past, And finds in stories built to last An awfulness beyond compare With girls who charm the village square.
Globe and Mail reporter John Allemang ’74 co-founded the International Deadline Poets Organization with New York author Calvin Trillin.
The evolution of Trinity’s “arts and letters” publication 1945 This Christmas issue of the Review is the first to cry out for visual arts submissions to accompany the literary content. A note on page 43 insists that “the Review wants pictures and drawings in every issue.” From this point on there are indeed more images, starting with the January 1945 issue featuring a photograph of the provost’s gate, taken by L.W. Stock, and what looks to be a photograph of a painting by Evelyn McKay called Franck’s Symphony.
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1970 The physical format of the Review evolved slowly. Starting in a tabloidstyle “newspaper” format in the 1880s, a simple beige cover is added in June 1905. Three years later, the cover’s colour is changed to red. And finally, in the fall of 1922, the Review takes the shape and style of a small booklet. The format takes a brief psychedelic turn in the ’60s and ’70s – the issue pictured here, in the Review’s most radical format ever, was produced as an envelope stuffed with various pieces of literature. But eventually, it returns to the current small-booklet style.
2009 Decades later, the Trinity University Review is still an important tool of expression for students engaged in the creative arts. Several of the young women on the editorial board of the issue pictured here are the same students profiled in “renaissance women”on page 12. Pick up a copy at the College to see some great Trinity talent in everything from poetry to fiction to visual arts. And while you’re here, visit Sylvia Lassam, the Rolph-Bell Archivist, to see the Review’s evolution for yourself.
Donorsâ€™ Report 2008-2009
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Donors’ Report 2008-2009
An exemplary way to rise above Donors Trinity’s loyal supporters contributed generously in a time of economic uncertainty
Dear fellow graduates and friends, I would like to extend my deep appreciation for your wonderful response this year to Trinity’s financial needs. In an economically difficult time, you supported the College generously and loyally. Our students have been the beneficiaries – they, and we, are very grateful. The Strength to Strength campaign to grow Trinity’s endowments will be ending shortly, and we have every hope of exceeding the $15-million target. The annual fund, made up of more than 1,400 Provost Committee and Trinity Circle donors, raised in excess of $750,000. We will do our best to steward your donations effectively with an eye to the future, keeping costs down and directing funds to our students’ most immediate needs. For example, several new awards will be added to our scholarship program this year. Named for the Salterrae Society, they will be funded by redirecting the costs of the Society’s annual dinner so that some of our brightest and most deserving students may receive the financial assistance they need to continue their studies. We are grateful to the members of the Society for their assistance and understanding. It has been a good year. On behalf of the Development Committee, the College and its students, thank you for your part in making it possible. Sincerely,
Terry Grier ’58 Chair, Development Committee
Development Committee Members 2008-2009 Terry Grier ’58, Chair Karen Bleasby ’77, Chair, Parents’ Committee
David Bronskill ’96, Chair, Executive Committee of Convocation John Goodwin ’57, Member-at-large Carolyn Kearns ’72, Member-at-large
Andy Orchard Provost & Vice-Chancellor Susan Perren, Director Development & Alumni Affairs Rob Cassels ’76, Chair, Board of Trustees Bill VanderBurgh ’69, Chair, Provost’s Committee
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Trinity College thanks everyone who has made a gift to the College. Your support is vital to our success and to the education of our students. This roster recognizes alumni and friends who gave $100 or more from May 1, 2008, to April 30, 2009. Your generosity is truly appreciated.
Trinity College expresses its sincere appreciation to these alumni and friends who have contributed $100,000 or more to the College during their lifetime. Anonymous 2 Ann ’57 & Duncan ’52 Abraham Charles ’62 & Marilyn ’65 Baillie James C. Baillie ’59 James ’84 & Heidi Balsillie Ruth M.C. Rolph Bell ’56 Jalynn Bennett ’66 John C. Bonnycastle ’57 William J. Corcoran ’55 Miranda Davies ’63 W. Thomas Delworth & Pamela Osler Delworth ’61 Peter ’49 & Jane ’50 Dobell George A. Fierheller ’55 James & Margaret ’82 Fleck James E. Fordyce ’67 Norman Fraser ’65 John ’57 & Mary K. ’58 Goodwin William C. ’61 & Catherine ’63 Graham Marylo Graham ’52 Douglas ’59 & Ruth ’63 Grant Donna J. Haley ’51 Graham & Mary B. ’78 Hallward William B. ’53 & Patricia ’54 Harris William L.B. Heath ’50 Phyllis Saunders Holmes ’37 William B.G. Humphries ’66 Frederic L.R. (Eric) Jackman ’57 John B. Lawson ’48 George ’82 & Leanne Lewis Victoria Matthews ’76 E. Richard S. McLaughlin ’48 R. Peter ’73 & Virginia ’74 McLaughlin Peter & Melanie Munk Desmond Neill
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Hilary Nicholls ’59 Thomas Rahilly ’66 & Jean Fraser ’70 Flavia C. Redelmeier ’48 Ted ’57 & Loretta Rogers Donald M. Ross ’54 Gary W. Ross ’69 Michael ’68 & Sheila ’68 Royce William ’56 & Meredith Saunderson Wes Scott ’68 Victor Seabrook ’51 Robert & Jessica ’45 Shelley Patricia Simpson ’56 Stephen ’61 & Jane ’61 Smith Colleen Stanley ’49 Mary B. Stedman ’44 Anne Stinson ’45 William Stinson ’55 Martha J. Tory ’76 Nicola Tory ’85 Guy ’55 & Sandra ’55 Upjohn Deborah Vernon William R. Waters Lucienne Watt Jack Whiteside ’63 Colin C. Williams Michael H. Wilson ’59 Adam Zimmerman ’50 The J.P. Bickell Foundation Consolidated-Bathurst Inc. Cosma International Group of Magna International Inc. The Friends of the Trinity College Library William & Nona Heaslip The Hope Charitable Foundation The Jessie Ball duPont Fund The Henry White Kinnear Foundation The Kresge Foundation The Peter Munk Charitable Foundation The Samuel W. Stedman Foundation Students of Trinity College
Provost’s Committee members are those who have made annual gifts to the College of $1,000 or more, including gifts to a variety of funds, campaign pledge payments and gifts-in-kind.
$15,000 and up Anonymous 1 Ann ’57 & Duncan ’52 Abraham Marilyn ’65 & Charles ’62 Baillie James C. Baillie ’59 Ruth M.C. Rolph Bell ’56 Jalynn Bennett ’66 Carroll Bishop John ’55 & Margaret ’57 Catto Fall 2009 33
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E. Ann Chudleigh ’62 James E. Fordyce ’67 Norman Fraser ’65 William C. ’61 & Catherine ’63 Graham Douglas ’59 & Ruth ’63 Grant Donna J. Haley ’51 Mary B. ’78 & Graham Hallward Nona MacDonald Heaslip Frederic L.R. (Eric) Jackman ’57 George ’82 & Leanne Lewis Victoria Matthews ’76 Gerald Nash ’45 Desmond Neill Hilary Nicholls ’59 Jose A. Ordonez ’50 Gary W. Ross ’69 Michael ’68 & Sheila ’68 Royce William ’56 & Meredith Saunderson Wes Scott ’68 Mary B. Stedman ’44 Cosma International Group of Magna International Inc. The Henry White Kinnear Foundation
$10,000 – $14,999 Anonymous 1 William G. Dean ’ 49 George A. Fierheller ’55 John F. Futhey ’59
John ’57 & Mary K. ’58 Goodwin William L.B. Heath ’50 Ernest ’50 & Margo ’52 Howard Robert P. Hutchison ’72 & Carolyn Kearns ’72 Judith Ransom ’63 J. W. Nevil Thomas ’61 Jack Whiteside ’63 Nigel Wright ’84 The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation The Hope Charitable Foundation
$5,000 – $9,999 Anonymous 1 Derek P.H. Allen ’69 Jean Beeler T. Rodney H. Box ’48 Douglas Chambers ’61 John ’69 & Lynn ’69 Clappison Margaret E. Cockshutt ’48 William J. Corcoran ’55 Mary L. Crew ’37 J. Martha Cunningham ’81 Albert P. Fell ’52 Melanie M. Hare ’88 Lyman ’43 & Ann Henderson Martin ’55 & Judith ’55 Hunter Elizabeth Kilbourn-Mackie ’48 Philip Ko Donald S. Macdonald ’52 Ross H. Mason ’59
E. Richard S. McLaughlin ’48 Jane McMyn ’59 Donald E. Moggridge ’65 W. David ’65 & Mary ’75 Neelands Thomas Rahilly ’66 & Jean Fraser ’70 Victor Seabrook ’51 Patricia Simpson ’56 Anne R. Stinson ’45 Martha J. Tory ’76 Ann E. Tottenham ’65 Guy ’55 & Sandra ’55 Upjohn Bill VanderBurgh ’69 Manousos Vourkoutiotis ’91 & Barbara Shum ’91 The Fleck Family Foundation The Haynes-Connell Foundation The McLaughlin Scholarship Trust Fund St. Philip The Apostle Church
$1,000 – $4,999 Anonymous 17 Jacqueline A. Adain Susan Ainley ’74 Paul H. Ambrose ’66 Jim Andersen ’91 & Michelle Marion ’91 Olav J. Andrade ’83 James Appleyard ’92 Carolyn Archibald ’55
James ’66 & Penny Arthur Philip ’68 & Susan Arthur Reinhart J. Aulinger ’73 E. Dolores Backhauser ’49 Edward & Jocelyn ’63 Badovinac Daniel & Wendy Balena Helen G. Balfour William Balfour ’45 Charlene Barker Bruce ’75 & Alyson ’71 BarnettCowan Milton J. ’69 & Shirley ’69 Barry John A. Beament ’49 Allan L. Beattie ’49 David Beatty ’64 Michael ’65 & Bonnie ’66 Bedford-Jones Timothy ’76 & Candace ’76 Bermingham Jo-Anne Billinger Ann Birch ’56 John ’91 & Miranda ’92 Birch Neville E. Bishop ’58 Robert Blackadar ’50 Karen Bleasby ’77 G. Jean S. Boggs ’42 James Booth ’90 & Mary-Lynn Fulton ’90 Bruce Bowden ’68 William ’73 & Martha ’75 Bowden Walter M. Bowen & Lisa Balfour Bowen ’61 Helen Bradfield ’60
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T. David ’53 & Constance ’54 Briant Sir Roderick Brinckman ’58 David Bronskill ’96 Michael ’66 & Patricia ’66 Bronskill Ross M. Brown ’52 John D. ’57 & Joan ’57 Brownlie Patricia Carr Brückmann Robert ’62 & Carolyn ’64 Buchan Harcourt E. G. Bull ’41 George ’61 & Martha ’63 Butterfield Shirley Byrne ’52 Anne Cannon ’52 Nancy Carroll William R. Carruthers ’38 Robert G. Cassels ’76 Richard ’58 & Joan ’61 Chaffe Hugh Chambers ’56 Michael ’94 & Carrie ’95 Chong Michael A. Church ’64 Robert G. Church ’58 Graeme C. Clark ’82 Stephen R. Clarke ’68 & Elizabeth Black ’70 The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson ’60 Anne M. Cobban ’85 William A. Corbett ’53 Patricia R. Cordingley ’51 Brian & Linda Corman Martin Cosgrave Graham ’46 & Evelyn Cotter Edward Crawford ’48 Janet Curry ’55 William & Marie Dafoe Robert ’43 & Mary ’45 Dale William S. A. Dale ’44 Margaret W. Darte ’44 Miranda Davies ’63 Michael ’58 & Honor de Pencier Elsie A. Del Bianco W. Thomas Delworth & Pamela Osler Delworth ’61 Frank ’59 & Sunny ’59 Dicum Michael W. Donnelly Ian M. Douglas ’67 D. P. Mary Eliot Christopher W.W. Field ’74 Mary Finlay ’72 Ian ’70 & Nancy ’70 Forsyth Joseph W. Foster ’77 Robin Fraser ’52 Brian D. Freeland ’47 Goldwin French ’44 Virginia Froman-Wenban ’81 Hugh R. Furneaux ’62 Philippe ’80 & Gillian ’80 Garneau Jack O. Gibbons ’77 Heather V. Gibson ’73 Lucille Giles ’55 Julie Frances Gilmour ’92 Robert ’50 & Janet ’51 Gouinlock Michael & Nancy Graham ’58
Anne Greaves ’60 Margaret H. Greene ’58 Thomas M. Greene ’70 William N. Greer ’47 Terry ’58 & Ruth ’58 Grier Bruce Griffith ’68 G.T. (Tom) Gunn ’65 Peter ’69 & Susan ’69 Hand Douglas Handyside William B. Hanna ’58 Gregory M.T. Hare ’84 Michael J. Hare Christopher J. Harris ’81 & Mary Shenstone ’81 William B. ’53 & Patricia ’54 Harris David Harrison ’80 & Catherine Le Feuvre ’84 Charles Dean Hatfield ’00 Douglas C. Heighington ’78 John Hickman ’47 Andre Hidi ’82 K. Martin Hilliard Stanley Y. Ho ’94 Stanton ’51 & Elspeth ’51 Hogg Keith A. Hoilett ’60 Ian A.D. Holden ’58 Aaron Hong ’88 Ruth E. Hood ’55 William B.G. Humphries ’66 John M. Irwin ’47 Robert A. Jackson ’45 Jeremy ’59 & Stephanie ’61 Johnston Peter G. Kelk ’69 Penelope C. Kennedy ’57 Lawrence ’61 & Barbara ’61 Kerslake Simon Kingsley ’88 George Kirikos ’91 David H.W. Kirkwood ’45 John J. Kirton John Kloppenborg Madeline Koch Kathryn Anne Kotris Nancy Lang ’80 Alan Latta John B. Lawson ’48 Jennifer M. LeDain ’88 Balfour Le Gresley J. Brett G. Ledger ’73 Peter ’54 & Joyce ’54 Lewis Irina Liner Peter M. Little ’66 Arthur J. Lochead ’50 Fred Lock Yuguang Long John M. Longfield ’53 John Lownsbrough ’69 Deidre Lynch Dorothy M. MacDonald ’60 Gillian MacKay Graham ’76 George A. Mackie ’67 Margaret O. MacMillan ’66 Pepito & Elnora Magboo Timothy C. Marc ’85
Joan McCallum ’49 Michèle McCarthy ’79 Lynn M. McDonald Joyce ’61 & W. Darcy McKeough C. Michael ’55 & Jeryn ’55 McKeown David J. ’72 & Patricia ’73 McKnight Baktavar Mehta David N. Mitchell ’69 Mildred G. Moir John W. Morden ’56 Norbert & Patricia ’58 Morgenstern Theodore F. Morris ’44 Alan ’57 & Flo ’57 Morson Thomas P. Muir ’78 Barbara M.H. Murray ’66 Shanmugam Nageshwaran Gerald R. Noble ’81 Joan Northey ’59 David J. ’69 & Kathleen ’69 Oakden Robert & Dorothea Painter R. Brian Parker Donald W. Parkinson ’61 Peter R. Paterson ’61 Anthony Pawluch Ian S. Pearson ’76 Michael G. Peers ’59 Winsor ’58 & Ruth Ann ’60 Pepall Susan Perren Barbara Perrone ’82 John H. ’72 & Catherine ’74 Phillips Christine J. Prudham ’88 Kathryn Richardson ’69 John ’43 & Mary Louise ’48 Riley S. Riley-Kennedy Francois J. Roberge Michaele M. Robertson ’70 J. Nicholas ’59 & Lynn ’63 Ross Peter Rozee ’82 & Francesca Patterson ’83 Herbert J. Russell Geoffrey B. Seaborn ’73 J. Blair ’45 & Carol ’48 Seaborn John D. Seagram ’59 Helen Elizabeth Shaw ’58 Susan M. Sheen ’69 Jessica Shelley ’45 George O. Shepherd ’48 James E. Sidorchuk ’84 Suzette Silva Catherine L. Singer ’75 Margaret Sisley ’51 William P. Skinner ’52 John E. ’51 & Gayle ’51 Smallbridge Derek A. Smith ’76 Pat Smith Reta C. Smith ’57 William P. Somers ’56 Philip R.L. Somerville ’69 Christopher Spencer ’57 Colleen Stanley ’49
David P. Stanley-Porter ’53 A. Bruce Stavert ’64 Janice E. Stein J. Stuart Stephen ’39 R.D. Roy Stewart ’75 William W. Stinson ’55 Barbara Stymiest John Swinden ’60 C. Ian P. Tate ’45 Graham & Beth Taylor Robert ’64 & Mary ’64 Thomas J.D.G. Thomson ’49 Ron B. Thomson ’68 David O. Tinker L. Douglas Todgham ’66 Keith E. Townley ’75 David ’56 & Diana ’56 Trent Robert Vineberg ’72 G. Vins Stephen M. Waddams ’63 Hugh Wainwright ’58 David Roffey & Karen Walsh ’80 Kathleen Graham Ward ’75 Gordon Watson ’53 Gordon E. Webb ’76 John B. Webber ’56 John D. Whittall ’69 Reginald E. Y. Wickett ’66 Donald Wiebe G. Ronald Williams Stephen Dale Williamson Milton T. Wilson ’44 Thomas ’62 & Elizabeth ’65 Wilson Bruce Winter ’77 David ’51 & Carol ’51 Wishart John ’86 & Anne ’86 Witt Edwin Wei Lang Wong Ronald E Wootton ’07 Joan & Robert ’55 Wright Charlene S. Young ’75 Bill Young ’77 & Janet Lang ’80 The Birch Island Foundation at the Toronto Community Foundation GE Canada The George & Esther Snell Trust The Jackman Foundation The Knowles Consulting Corporation St. George’s on-the-Hill, Etobicoke TD Bank Financial Group United Way, Ottawa
Provost’s Committee members are those who have made annual gifts to the College of $1,000 or more, including gifts to a variety of funds, campaign-pledge payments and gifts-in-kind.
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Donors’ Report 2008-2009
Anonymous 1 William R. Carruthers M. Isabel Downey William G Greenfield James D.L. Howson
William S.A. Dale Margaret W. Darte M. Joan Dengis Goldwin French Mary L. Harris John M. Hodgson Eleanor M. McKay Theodore F. Morris M. Vivian L. Ritenburg Mary B. Stedman Margaret E. Tugman M. Elizabeth Waterston Jane S. Welch Milton T. Wilson
Isabel F. Pilcher
Anonymous 1 Mary L. Crew Ian F.H. & Joan Rogers
John Maybee J. Stuart Stephen
Jean G. Campbell Kenneth Cowan Philip Foulds James George Gordon T. Lucas Beatrice Saunders Alberta M. Shearer
Anonymous 1 Harcourt E.G. Bull Dorothy Cowan Robert F. Gardam Colin S. Lazier M. Isobel Robinson Charles F.S. Tidy
Anonymous 3 Margaret Agar G. Jean S. Boggs David M. Curzon Mary Louise Foulds Donald Fraser Emily J. Goodman J. Katharine Greenfield E. Margaret Hutchison Robert A. Kennedy Joan Macdonald A. Margaret W. Madden Elizabeth Rooke
Anonymous 1 Edward C. Cayley Robert G. Dale Ann & Lyman Henderson William F. McCormick Lorne P. Millar John Riley William A.E. Sheppard Sonja Sinclair
Anonymous 1 William C. Bothwell
Anonymous 1 Margaret R. Balfour William Balfour Mary A. Dale Alan J. Earp George Ferguson Mary Hawley Lois M. Hurst Robert A. Jackson David H.W. Kirkwood Elizabeth B. Leon Anne H. Morris Gerald Nash T. Eric Oakley J. Blair Seaborn Arthur F. Sellers Jessica Shelley Anne R. Stinson C. Ian P. Tate
Anonymous 2 Sonia J. Apple John E. Bethel Anne M. Burt Nancy L. Byers C. Graham Cotter Dorothy J. Curzon H. Patricia Dyke Kathleen Gerald L. Elizabeth Gibson John & Ruth Gillett Winnifred A. Herington Joan Hodgson Lorna D. Irwin Edward A. Lowry Douglas C. Matthews Barbara M. Murray James A. O’Brian Phyllis K. Pringle Flora C. Renaud Archibald F. Sheppard Robert & Anne Spence Mary T. Watson Patricia R. White
Anonymous 2 John W. Duncanson Brian D. Freeland
John W.L. Goering William N. Greer John Hickman Marion J. Holley John M. Irwin Ian M. Marr Ruth I.P. McMulkin Constance Schwenger
Anonymous 1 Douglas C. Appleton Auguste A. Bolte John C. Bothwell T. Rodney H. Box C. Dudley Burland Margaret E. Cockshutt David C. Corbett Edward Crawford James Eayrs E. Donald G. Farncomb John T. Gilbert John B. Gillespie Margot Grant Margaret M. Hewson David Higginbotham Russell Jolliffe Elizabeth Kilbourn-Mackie Rial G.R. Lawrence John B. Lawson Jocelyn Lazier M. Joyce Leech E. Richard S. McLaughlin Mary K. McPherson Arthur E. Millward Jean F. Morrison E. Ronald Niblett Carol Pollen Flavia C. Redelmeier Mary Louise Riley M. Louise Saunders Douglas S. Scott Joan E. Scott Carol Seaborn Gloria Sheard George O. Shepherd James T. Skells Patricia E. Sutherland Audrey S. Tobias Mary-Ethel Weatherseed Donna E. Wright
Anonymous 2 E. Dolores Backhauser Dorothy E. Ballentyne-Matthews John A. Beament Allan L. Beattie Nancy E. Bunt James & Sybil Butterfield Barbara B. Byers Donald W. Clark Marian Cobban William G. Dean Corinne S. Deverell Peter Dobell
Joyce P. Donald Roger S. Eaton C. Elizabeth Eayrs Robert Greene Michael Hicks Fred A.M. Huycke Elizabeth Le Maire Harold MacDonald Miriam L.I. Mazur Joan McCallum Margery McDowell William & Patricia McFarland Peter A.H. Meggs Wendy Reddy Edward Saunders Robert P. Saunders Michael & Susan Shenstone Colleen Stanley Toni J. Swalgen Ronald E. Thompson J.D.G. Thomson Peter G. Townley Mary B. Whitten James A. Winters Anne M. Wolf
Lawrence M. Baldwin R. Murray Belway Robert Blackadar Mary Butler Charles G. Cowan Jane Dobell Margaret E. Duncan Frances C. Errington Donald H. Gilchrist Robert Gouinlock Edward & Joy Green H. Donald Guthrie William L.B. Heath Ernest Howard Elizabeth Jackson Elizabeth J. Ketchum Arthur J. Lochead F. Jean C. Matthews H.I.G. Ragg Jean Roberts Elizabeth Steele-Neilson David M.G. Thomson James R. Tyrrell Robert & Ruth Walmsley
Gwen Arnoldi George M. Burrows Allan J. Challacombe George Connell Patricia R. Cordingley William M. Cox Richard M. Crabbe W.A.B. Douglas Rita Etherington Alfred M. George Diana Goad Janet R. Gouinlock James M. Grant
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Eleanor J. Devlin Jeandot Ellis Russell & Jean Graham Patricia Harris Peter & Joyce Lewis Joan Matthews-Ali Khan Roy McMurtry Barbara Munro Sarah S. Neal Borden C. Purcell Frederick Roberts Joan T. Rogers Donald M. Ross Patrick L. Ross Penelope A. Sanger Joan C. Shaw Robert D. Stupart Barbara Wilma Thamer
Stanton & Elspeth Hogg Donald P. Hunt Robert D. Johnston Pauline B. Kingston John V. Lawer Andrew M. Lawson James B. Milner G. George Muirhead Landon Pearson Richard Sadleir Victor Seabrook Margaret Sisley John E. & Gayle Smallbridge George Stegen John Stevenson Peter J. Surrey Marianne L. Whitten Warren D. Wilkins David & Carol Wishart James W. Wood
Anonymous 2 S. Duncan Abraham J. Peter Arnoldi Jeanette Maud Arthurs John Barton Christie J. Bentham Charlotte MacKay Braithwaite Ross M. Brown Joyce Burrows Shirley Byrne
Anne Cannon Donald W. Cockburn David A. Ellis Albert P. Fell Peter B.G. Ferguson Robin Fraser Charlotte M. Graham Robert J.S. Gray Michael Hall David M. Harley John G. Hooper Margo Howard Mary Hume John E. Hurst Adrian & Donald S. Macdonald William Morley Valinda Morris Mary E. Partridge Walter G. Pitman Patricia D. Roberts Marjorie M.A. Sharpe William P. Skinner Margaret Thompson Hubert L. Washington Ronald L. Watts H. Douglas Wilkins H. Donald Williams J. Peter Williamson
Anonymous 2 James Beairsto
James A. Bradshaw J. Hilary Burgess G. Austin E. Clarkson Mary L. Clements Sheila Connell William A. Corbett John T. Frame Duncan A. Gordon Rosemary Graham Elizabeth V. Harcourt-Vernon William B. Harris Nancy B.S. Hunt Jacy C. Kington Marion C. Le Bel John M. Longfield Douglas J. Maybee Margaret S. Ripley Barbara R. Sibbald David P. Stanley-Porter Donna Watts
Anonymous 3 Donald Anderson Eleanor F. Bear Constance J. Briant Wendy Butler Barbara Campbell Jane Carruthers Stephen H. Coombs William J. Corcoran Peter B. Curzon
Anonymous 3 Janet Ainslie Carolyn Archibald Heather B. Ballon M. Nanette Barkham Robert H. Bell Jane Blackstone John Catto Susan Cowan Janet Curry George A. Fierheller Harriett E.R. Goldsborough Alastair Grant Ruth E. Hood Martin & Judith Hunter Douglas I.F. Lawson C. Michael & Jeryn McKeown Sheila R. Miller William T. Mitchell Marguerite Neelands Donald Nickel Geraldine Nightingale Raimund Pahapill Stephanie M. Ross Peter H. Russell Juliana M. Saxton Bob Spinney William Stinson Margaret Szucs George S. Taylor Sandra & Guy Upjohn Mary F. Williamson Joan & Robert Wright
Anonymous 3 Rodney J. Anderson Ruth M.C. Rolph Bell Ann Birch Robert L. Borden Hugh Chambers William R.K. Crockett Frederick & Joan Cross Ian H. Daniel Gordon G. Dickson Gwendolyn D. Hancock Fall 2009 37
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Peggy Kingstone Arthur MacRae T. Ian McLeod Nancy McPhee Joan Meyer Sylvia J. Middlebro’ John W. Morden Norman J. Munn John A. & Frances Roney William & Meredith Saunderson Patricia Simpson William P. Somers Rex E.C. Southgate Eileen R. Stock Anne Thomas Ronald L.W. Till David & Diana Trent Margaret J. Walter John B. Webber Mary E. Williams
Anonymous 1 Ann Abraham John D. & Joan Brownlie R. Hugh Cameron Margaret Catto Patricia Drynan Judith Edmondson Ruby M. Elver Cecil A. Fennell William M. Franks Bruce W. Fraser John Goodwin Franklyn Griffiths Mary W. Harpur Elizabeth D. Isenberg Frederic L.R. (Eric) Jackman Penelope C. Kennedy Jill Ayre Lacey William J. Lovering James C. Mainprize Ann Malcolmson Joan McCordic Alan & Flo Morson Pamela Noxon Gwendolyn Byrne Pyke John A.G. Ricciardelli Reta C. Smith Christopher Spencer J. Beverley Stewart Melba G. Tanner Sheila Till Charles & Laura Anne Wall John N. Whiting
Anonymous 3 Douglas S. Allen Douglas A. Bean Neville E. Bishop Sir Roderick Brinckman Ian M. Cameron Richard Chaffe Robert G. Church
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Ian G. Clarkson Judith M. Cowan James A. Cran Nicholas Czapary Michael de Pencier Marion I. Doheny William A. Empke John R.H. Fowler Elisabeth A. Gibson Mary K. (Jamie) Goodwin Michael & Nancy Graham Margaret H. Greene Terry & Ruth Grier V.E. Marilyn Grimshaw William B. Hanna Ian A.D. Holden Judith James Charles Johnston John H. Kenney Suzanne J. Kilpatrick Janice G. Latcham Bruce D. Lister Molly E. Logan Nora E. Losey Patricia A.J. Luxton Patricia & Norbert Morgenstern David W. Morris John R. Neal Peter N. O’Flynn Desmond M. O’Rorke Orville F. Osborne Winsor Pepall Adrienne Price-Williams D. Anthony Raymond Alison J. Sanders Pamela M. Scott Helen Elizabeth Shaw Philip L. Spencer Ted Stephenson Marion J. Timberg Janet R. Van Nostrand Carol F. Verity E. Patricia Vicari C. Ann Wainwright Hugh D. Wainwright
Anonymous 2 John Charles Amesbury James C. Baillie Norah Bolton Frances Clarkson Hal Davies Frank & Sunny Dicum John F. Evans John F. Futhey David R.W. Gawley Timothy & Helen Gibson J. Peter Giffen J. Douglas Grant Victoria A. Grant Susan E. Houston Maruja Jackman Jeremy Johnston William R.M. Johnston Susan J. Leslie
Sandra Lovering Elizabeth W. MacIntyre Marion E.K. Magee Ross H. Mason Jane McMyn Alan R. Mills Hilary Nicholls Joan Northey Michael G. Peers John D. Rathbone Tim Reid J. Nicholas Ross Peter G. Saunderson John D. Seagram David J.D. Sims Michael G. Wade Molly Weaver Witold M. Weynerowski Michael H. Wilson Nancy J. Woods
Anonymous 2 Elizabeth A. & Hugh Anson-Cartwright Geraldine C. Anthony John E. Balmer Helen Bradfield Elizabeth C. Brown Katharine A. Brown Sandra M. Brown Patricia F. Campbell The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson Lionel T. Colman Burn Creeggan Adrienne DuBois Sheila Margaret Dutton Mary Jane Edwards Alan J.H. Ferguson David Flint Anne Greaves Myra Hiemstra Keith A. Hoilett Victoria Innes Eleanor A. Langdon Robert C. Lee Carole Leith John H. Macaulay Dorothy M. MacDonald Susan Merry Jayne Ford Mulvaney Sandra Munn Ruth Ann Pepall Catherine A. Richardson H.C. Evan Schulman David Skene-Melvin John Swinden Nancy P. Van Nooten Paul Vereshack Wendy Weaver Marianne Margaret Wilkinson Barbara K. Zeibots
Anonymous 1 Lisa Balfour Bowen &
Walter M. Bowen Alice Bastedo George Butterfield Joan Chaffe Douglas Chambers Jean Crockett W. Thomas Delworth & Pamela Osler Delworth Jean Elliott William C. Graham Richard E. Hamilton John M. Hill Stephanie Johnston A. Sydney Kanya-Forstner Lawrence & Barbara Kerslake Olivia Lee Barry H. Matheson Helen McFadden Joyce & Darcy McKeough Duncan McLaren A. Warren Moysey Margot E. Northey Donald W. Parkinson Peter R. Paterson Malcolm P. Shiner Stephen & Jane Smith Margaret M. Stanford Sheila M. Tait J.W. Nevil Thomas
Anonymous 3 Peter Adamson Charles Baillie Patricia Bays Donelda Booth James Boyles Robert Buchan E. Ann Chudleigh Ronald G. Cooper Ramsay Derry Jane E.A. Emery Mary G. Evans Hugh R. Furneaux Sandra D. German Jill H. Hill Peter H. Howden Terence & Dorothy Keenleyside Charles MacNab Gillian Marwick Jane McWhinney Christopher S. (Kit) Moore James Pierce David A. Plant Barbara A. Priscus W. John Pyke William Rollason Thomas Wilson Gerald C.V. Wright Priscilla J.M. Wright
Anonymous 7 M. Erica Armstrong Edward & Jocelyn Badovinac
John R. Belleghem Keith E. Boast Martha Butterfield John H. Carter Moira E. Creighton Miranda Davies Robert S. Dinsmore Jane D. Godbehere Barry Graham Catherine Graham Ruth Grant Edward Guthrie Alice L. Haigh C. Mary A. Hall Joan B. Hayes Vivian Johnston Susan J. Knight Donald MacDonald Susan Port Carolyn Purden Anthony Judith Ransom Allan G. Raymond Christopher G. Riggs Suzanne Rollason Lynn Ross Ian A. Shaw J. Christopher Snyder H. Diane Thornton John Van-Lane Stephen M. Waddams James Walker Jack Whiteside M. Patricia Winter
Anonymous 3 George W. Beal David Beatty Carolyn A. Buchan Elizabeth G. Burton John & Mary Chipman William N. Christensen Michael Church John W. Craig James Dingle Milton F. Dorman Elizabeth A. Holmes Brian Hull James Humphries Janet C. Hunter Primrose Ketchum William A. Kilfoyle James Petrie McIntosh Jeannie T. Parker Julian W.O. Patrick Miriam Petrovich James J. Rayner Gilbert J. Reid Andrew M. Robinson Walter Ross Susan A. Scott Cynthia M. Smith A. Bruce Stavert Janet E. Stewart Mary & Robert Thomas Christopher W.C. Thomson Fall 2009 39
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Alan Toff Robert G. Tucker
Anonymous 1 Brian G. Armstrong Mark Armstrong Marilyn Baillie Anne G. Banani Margret E. Beaney Michael Bedford-Jones John D. Bowden Heather A. Cook Gail J. Cranston Janet Dewan Norman Fraser Thomas L. Granger G.T. (Tom) Gunn J.A. Harwood-Jones William Hayes Priscilla H. Healy Diana E. Inselberg Gerald P. Loweth John C. McLeod Donald E. Moggridge Peter & Susan Moogk Martha (Marty) Moore David Neelands Peter C.S. Nicoll Donald M. Powell Terry K. Pratt Paul Stockdale Robert R. Stone Barbara E. Tangney Mary E. Thompson Ann E. Tottenham Stephanie Walker Elizabeth Wilson John de Pencier Wright
Anonymous 4 Paul H. Ambrose James & Penny Arthur Brian George Barbeau Bonnie Bedford-Jones Linda C. Bell Jalynn Bennett George A. Biggar Terry A. Bisset Michael & Patricia Bronskill Anne Cooper Gail Corbett Bothwell Richard V.P. Eagan Carol Finlay Dianne M. Fisher Alan Gill Karen Holmes William B.G. Humphries Carole A. Judd Kirby Monroe Keyser Jean M. Lee Peter M. Little Gay Loveland Peter MacDonald Margaret O. MacMillan
R. Terrence MacTaggart David S. Milne Barbara M.H. Murray Geoffrey C. Niles M. Dianne O’Neill Thomas Rahilly Elizabeth Ridgely Joanne E. Ross Mary E. Sheldon
Maureen I.F. Harris Kathryn A. Horne Franklin A. Hough Ronald E. Hutchison Jenny H. Le Riche Christopher J. Loat J. Ross MacDonald George A. Mackie Ellen McLeod
Bruce Griffith Frederick Heimbecker Susan Hunt Judith A.E. Jackson Gary B. McKinnon Carolyn K. McMaster Alexander O. Miller Katherine Racette Michael & Sheila Royce
W. David Sinclair Stephen B.H. Smith Karen Spence Mary F. Stewart John O. Stubbs Rosemary J. Tanner L. Douglas Todgham Norman F. Trowell Janet F. Watson Reginald E.Y. Wickett
Karen Melville Virginia C. Miller Elizabeth K. Mitchell Michael E. Moffatt James E. Neufeld Dean K. Purdy Ralph J.T. Smye Peter L.D. Southam Clare Stockdale Stephen E. Traviss Catherine L. Veale Lois M. Wyndham
Alena Schram Wes Scott Donald K. Dunbar Smyth Phyllis Taylor Ron B. Thomson Mary Walker
Anonymous 2 Douglas H. Arrell Peter K. Ayers T. Allen Box Susan Corben Byram John A.B. Callum Christina S.R. Cameron Ian M. Douglas Laurence G. Duby Richard Earle Richard L. Evans James E. Fordyce George A. Griffith
Anonymous 2 John B. Anderson Philip & Susan Arthur Bruce Bowden Marilyn Box Pamela Brook Glenna Carr Stephen R. Clarke Sally M.H. Forrest C. Alan Gallichan Douglas K. Gray
Anonymous 2 Derek P.H. Allen Milton J. & Shirley Barry John & Lynn Clappison Charles F. Clark Judith Elizabeth Clarke Deborah L. Davis Jean Yundt Gomez J. Richard Grynoch Sharyn Hall Peter & Susan Hand David L. Jeanes Brian & Elizabeth Jones Peter G. Kelk John Lownsbrough Merike Madisso J. Fraser B. Mills
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David N. Mitchell Peter W.G. Moore David J. & Kathleen Oakden Kathryn Richardson Gregor M. Robinson Peter C. Roe Gary W. Ross Susan M. Sheen Philip R.L. Somerville Norman Trainor Bill VanderBurgh John D. Whittall Byron B. Yates
Jacqueline Baker Loach Richard A. MacKenzie Donald B. MacLeod David J. McKnight Janet B. Morgan Leigh Parish John H. Phillips Janet M. Sidey Brent Swanick Robert Vineberg
Anonymous 1 Elizabeth Black John E. Bradley Ian & Nancy Forsyth Jean Fraser Julian A. Graham Thomas M. Greene C.M. Victor Harding Patricia I. Laidlaw Mark Curfoot Mollington Garth A. Parish Michaele M. Robertson John B. Scopis Phillip S. Swift Wendy S. Trainor J. Douglas Varey Brian E. Woodrow
Reinhart J. Aulinger Marian Binkley William Bowden Thomas C. Brown H.A. (Sandy) Bruce Paul R. Chapman James R. Christopher Heather V. Gibson Brenda L. Halliday Philip C. Hebert Joanne E. Leatch J. Brett G. Ledger Jane E. Love Patricia McKnight R. Peter McLaughlin Robert W. Morse Harold F. Roberts Christopher Robinson Geoffrey B. Seaborn Almos T. Tassonyi
Anonymous 4 Alyson Mary Barnett-Cowan Philip M. Brown Robert & Kristine Burr D. Susan Butler Pamela J. Chellew Peter R. Coffin John A. Foulds Gillian E. Hicks Helga Jeanes Barry A. Johnson David O. Jones Anthony Lea H.A. Patrick & M. Victoria Little Peter F. Love Timothy I. MacDonald Joanne Morrow Naomi Ridout Isabel M. Weeks-Lambert David P. Worts
Johanna Ethel Bertin David E. Burt Mary Finlay Anne I. Godfrey Diana S. Heath Edgar N. Holland Robert P. Hutchison & Carolyn Kearns Patricia Kenyon-Mills A. Thomas Little
Anonymous 1 Susan Ainley John C. Allemang Mark Conrad Baetz Patricia M.W. Beck Terry Brown Jonathan Eayrs Christopher W.W. Field John C. Mavity Lance E. McIntosh Michael D. Milne Catherine Phillips James A. Powell Elizabeth J. Price Robert B. Reid Janice Seger-Lambert Maureen L. Simpson John G. Stephen Jane Waterston
Bruce Barnett-Cowan Robert G. Bettson Martha Bowden Kenneth R. Chapman Lesley Chisholm Lorraine M. Clarkson Janet D. Cottrelle Linda Medland Davis Morrey M. Ewing John S. Floras Stephen J. Hanns
Philip C. Hobson Thomas M. Hurka Alan G. Lossing Heather A. MacKay Francesca E. Mallin Mary J. Neelands Margaret Reid Ian F. Ross Larry W. Scott Catherine L. Singer Ian J.W. Smith R.D. Roy Stewart Barbora Streibl Christine Tausig-Ford Keith E. Townley Kathleen Graham Ward Charlene S. Young Roger Young
Anonymous 2 Robert I. Algie Jamie & Patsy Anderson James E. Bagnall Susan E. Beayni Timothy & Candace Bermingham Parth M. Bhatt Cynthia Bowden Lynn E. Brennan Ian Brown Robert G. Cassels Douglas J. Corkum David L. Danner Gordon F. Davies Pamela J. Davies Michael S. Dunn Gillian MacKay Graham Alexandra J. Harrison Wendy M. Kirk C. Robert Loney Victoria Matthews Isabelle Mikosza Karl Miller James T. Neilson Pamela Orr Ian S. Pearson Ann Pigott Michael G. Quigley Virginia Seaborn Derek A. Smith Katherine R. Smith Charles R.C. Spencer Martha J. Tory Gordon E. Webb R. Ross Wells Jerry P. Wilk Diana Wong David A.S. Wright
Karen Bleasby Michael S. Boyd Wendy Brown Catherine M. Bunting John N. Canning Tony V. Coletta
Thomas DeWolf David R. Dodds William Walter Foote Joseph W. Foster Jack O. Gibbons Karl Gravitis Mark Henry & Doretta Thompson Shirley Houston Bruce Mansbridge Tam F. Matthews Rosemary McLeese Richey S. Morrow David W. Penhorwood M. Philip Poole M. Anne Smith Keith P. Smithers Peter K. Whimster Margaret-Ann Wilkinson Bruce Winter Bill Young
Mary S. Aduckiewicz Donald Allan J. David Bell Christopher M. Briggs Jacqueline Carlos Mary C. Crocker Michael Ellison Diane Gherson Douglas Gies Mary B. & Graham Hallward Jonathan L. Hart Douglas C. Heighington John & Susan Holladay Mary J. Holmen P. Keith Hyde David R. Johnson Kevin & Deborah Johnson Ian Joseph James W. Leatch Wayne D. & Melanie Lord Stephen A. McLachlin Thomas P. Muir Elizabeth Jane Speakman Daniel R. Van Alstine Nancy I. Walden Marika A. Wilbiks Douglas J.S. Younger
Anonymous 1 Michael S. Andison Graham Beer Julia Brennan Christopher L. Cantlon Susan V. Corrigan M. Jane Croteau Eric David Martha L. Foote Mary-Ann George Hilary Heeney Nina Lapin Patti MacNicol MichĂ¨le McCarthy Seana B. McKenna Fall 2009 41
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M.M. McLaren Alice Medcof Paul T. Mozarowski Lawrence L. Schembri Fiona S. Strachan Paul W. Timmins D. Blake Woodside Michael Zeitlin
Anonymous 2 John D. Abraham Frances & P. Mark Armstrong Blake Ashforth James W. Billington Alec K. Clute Heather S. Crysdale M. Anne Curtis Philippe & Gillian Garneau Mitchell T. Goodjohn David A. Harrison Michael Heeney Victor Holysh David Ing William J. Keel Howard Kwan Janet Lang Nancy Lang G. Bradley Lennon Robert W. Macaulay Kate Merriman S. Steven & Pamela M. Popoff Linda Shum Victoria Mok Siu Marc H.J.J. Stevens David Roffey & Karen Walsh Donald C. Weaver
Anonymous 1 C. Scott Allington James B. Baidacoff Carolyn (Kostandoff) Berthelet Alexandra Bezeredi Christopher Bradley John Carruthers Corey B. Copeland J. Martha Cunningham Paul D. Engels Julia G. Ford Virginia Froman-Wenban Peter Gerhardt Andrew L. Griffith Jane Harrigan Christopher J. Harris & Mary Shenstone Campbell R. Harvey Roland E.W. Kuhn & Susan Haight Janet B. Lewis J.C. David Long Randall W. Martin Christopher J. Matthews Gerald R. Noble J. Geoffrey Nugent Elizabeth A. Read
Helen Robson Robert A. Ross Olive Shepherd James H. Stonehouse J. Fraser Wright
Helen Angus David Aston David Brinton Graeme C. Clark M. Dianne Collins Walter Deller Caroline Despard Atom Egoyan Margaret & Jim Fleck Kevin Flynn Ruth M. Foster Elizabeth Freeman-Shaw Andre Hidi Ivana Jackson Catherine Y. Kozma M. George Lewis Laura A. Master Michael H. McMurray Adrienne A. Morey Barbara Perrone Peter Rozee Craig Thorburn Ann Louise Vehovec Paul Wickens Heidi M. Zetzsche
Anonymous 2 Olav J. Andrade Mary E. Bond Richard W. Burgess & Louise Stephens Jeom J. Chung Clive H.J. Coombs Michael James Crawford Nick B. Cuberovic Patrick Gaskin Sharon Geraghty William Hearn Arthur M. Heinmaa Helen Kong-Ting Tracy L. Lucato Katherine Mansfield Judith E. McAdam Susan Mendes de Franca David K. Miller & Bruna Gambino Carol E. Moore David M. Oxtoby Francesca Patterson Christopher Reed Leah Taylor Roy Nicholas Voudouris Andrea L. Wood
Michael A. Bird Thomas Connell James E. Dudley
Sheila L. Duncan Michelle B. French Martin T. Guest Andrew Hainsworth Gregory M.T. Hare Robyn Heins Christopher & Karla Honey Boubacar Keita Kenneth C. Kidd Catherine Le Feuvre Claudia L. Morawetz Meghan Robertson Julie Scott James E. Sidorchuk Lee Anne Tibbles Jonathan M. A. Wright Nigel Wright
Margaret J. Atkinson Angela L. Baker Cynthia Caron Thorburn A. Bryn Casson Suet Chan Robert C. Clubbe Anne M. Cobban Kristen Collins-Aiello Aidan C. Cosgrave Carole Crompton David A. Dell Andrea E. Engels Drew A. Foley Neil Guthrie Mihkel Harilaid Rebecca Kingston James J. Lefebvre Valerae Luck Fiona Main Timothy C. Marc Kelly E. Miller William Rutherdale Peter J. Shephard
Anonymous 1 Dino V. Assenza Janice M. Barnett Rodney R. Branch Pier K. Bryden Sally J. Casey Simon A. Clements Carolyn E. Dell Andrew J. Foley Neil S. Gordon Andrew J.A. Kriegler David G. Morgan Robert L. Needham Rachel E. Rempel Sarah E. Richardson Beverley E. Tyndall John & Anne Witt
Anonymous 1 Joanna M. Beyersbergen Kim Bilous
Kenneth Biniaris Frances E. Bryant-Scott Anna Castello Helga I. Elliott Dimitri P. Fitsialos John M. Fletcher Caroline A. Gillespie John R. Graham J. Andrew Guy Tamara A. Mawhinney Jean Mitchell Margaret E.G. Murray Gillian Tao-Yin Wan Annelies Weiser John Wilton
David Bruce Bryant-Scott Julia Stephani Cunningham-Ind Melanie M. Hare Natasha Hassan Timothy C. Heeney Aaron Hong Simon Kingsley Hendrik Kraay Robert C. Lando Jennifer M. LeDain W. Lorne & Lynn Mitchell Lisa M. Powell Christine J. Prudham Douglas L. Saunders Kevin M. Stockall Steve Tenai James G. Westwood
Anonymous 1 Robert Aglialoro Lesley Barclay Morgan Conn William Cruse Walter W. Davison Jeremy Devereux Jane Greaves Shuna Heeney Kenneth K. Oppel & Philippa Sheppard Margaret E. Symons Marion R. Vincett
Dennis B.A. Berk James Booth & Mary-Lynn Fulton Alison J. Brown Prue Chambers Christine Chow Colin D. Furness William K. Gilders Kevin Goldthorp & Diane Mendes de Franca J.T. Griffin Evan S. Howard Eleanor Katrin Latta Kirk A. Lee Nicholas P. McHaffie
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Richard D. Phillips Valerie Pronovost Burkhard E. Steinberg Neil Sternthal Ronald M. Tam Livia C. Wong Stephanie Wood
Anonymous 2 Jim Andersen Patrick Argiro John Birch Bai-Sen Cheng Darina De Souza Leticia I. Gracia Anne M. Heath Donald Douglas Henderson George Kirikos Jennifer L. McConnell Peter B. Moore Charles Morgan Gary Nevison Philip D. Panet Bernice P. Pang Shanna C. Rosen Michael J.A. Rutherford Kathleen E. Skerrett Suzanne J. Spragge Manousos Vourkoutiotis & Barbara Shum Jennifer L. Yang
Anonymous 1 James Appleyard Miranda Birch Derek A. Davidson Alexander Dick Julie Frances Gilmour Matthew Heeney Abhaya V. Kulkarni Michelle Marion Jacqueline Margaret Mason Carol L. Overing Peter Popalis Cindy Woodland Esther Joy Zurba Mateusz J. Zurowski
Anonymous 1 Soomie L. Ahn Susan Elisabeth Bronskill Richard N.K. Chong Heidi Clark George Kosmas Andrew McFarlane Jivantha Jayanil Mendis S. Ayse Tuzlak
Anonymous 1 Diana Barrigar Manuel P. Bettencourt Michael Chong Fall 2009 43
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Mary E. Conliffe David Andrew Cunningham Jeffrey Dickson & Shanen Carter Stanley Y. Ho Colby S. Linthwaite Gabrielle McIntire Shung Hon Bennett Mui Nicholas Papachrysostomou Barbara Ramsay
Anonymous 1 Carrie Chong Brooke & Sharmila Clark James Richard Glover Leyland Gordon Allyson R. Kilbrai Astrid V. Lange Robin Leighton Lee Susan Hae-Kyung Lee Warren N. Leibovitch Wing-Hung Christine Pun Martin Rudi Sommerfeld Matthew Son-Kun Soo
David Bronskill Marc Giampietri Mary Ruth Glover Alina Goetz Nuno Gomes Mildred Jean Hope Ann C. MacDonald Hatice Ebru Pakdil-Notidis
Gordon A. Nicholson Mary Ryback Rilla J. Sommerville Edwin Wong Ka Chun Philip Wong
Stella Kim John Thenganatt
Anonymous 1 Randy Boyagoda G. Diann Carpenter Danielle Simone Kotras Christopher Ross Nazar Jonathan Royce
Charles Dean Hatfield Thomas Gerald O’Shaughnessy Richard Charles Vincent
Vanessa Bastos Kalam Chan Sharifa Gomez Rosalind Hunter Claire Elizabeth Miller
Alaina Claire Boyer Maja Corbic Carrie Lynde
Anonymous 1 Catherine Butler Peter Josselyn Shuo-Yen Lin John Philip Loosemore David Matheson
Jason Chung Edward Lynde
Trevor Martin Balena
2006 Cora Liu
Karen A. Bone Aurora O. Chan Susan Elizabeth Haig Ronald E. Wootton
Victoria Rose A.P. Long
Rolando Alvendia & Carolina Molina Susan Borinsky Daniel Brunet & Linda Russell Young-Ju & Kumduk Cho Doh Chung Andrew & Shawn Clark Susanne Craig William & Marie Dafoe Danny & Kathryn Daniel Tony Di Matteo Peter D. Dungan Joe Felix Li De Fu & Ying Li Daniel & Deborah Glenney Rani Gossai Gang Hong & Yumin Xu Gordon & Melanie Houston Brian Hutchison David Job & Joan Walters Michael & Susan Johnston Gerret Kavanagh George & Gemma King Nenad & Manja Kircanski Philip Ko Luigi LaRocca Frederick H. Lochovsky Joe Luong & Lan Hoang Pepito Magboo Tom Magyarody & Christa Jeney Stan Maj & Mary Pigott Karim Manji Gerry & Mary McNestry
Donald Neal & Alexandra Stevenson Sing Ngai Michael Ostroff Brian & Julia Paris Zulficar Rahim Donato A. Ruggiero Gareth & Gail Seaward Gerald Shadeed Howard Shen & Sharon Li Tom & Beth Sibley Pat Smith Peter & Eva Smith Graham & Beth Taylor Dino & Nota Tsalikis Richard & Ada Tsang K.Y. Tung John & Dianne Vanstone Ian & Ailsa Wiggins Sergio Zanetti & Vivian Marcuzzi Yi Zeng & Roug Fan
Anonymous 8 June L. Abel Daphne E. Alley Robert C. Austin Daniel & Wendy Balena Helen G. Balfour Mary Balfour Douglas F. Ball Spartak Balliu Charlene Barker Catherine Barley Evelyn D. Bayefsky Jean Beeler Dr. & Mrs. James Bell Keith Bell Jo-Anne Billinger Brian Bimm Malcolm Binks John R. Birkett Carroll Bishop Poa Mary-Louise Bishop Max Borinsky Timothy Bowden Dr. & Mrs. Richard Bower Derek H. Burney Patrick Dennis Burns John Butler Nancy Carroll Noah Carroll Ruth Casey Christopher Caton W. Peter Caven Rita Chan Lin Kong Cheng Wah Lai Cheng J. Geoffrey Chick J.R. Chretien Doris Chung Flavio Coceani Mary Conacher Rodney Edward Cook Andrew Cooper Martin Cosgrave
J.E. Cruise Geoffrey M.C. Dale B. Elizabeth Davidson Audrey Davies Janet Dickson Michael W. Donnelly Dennis Duffy D.P. Mary Eliot Eileen L. Embleton Carol Fahey Erin Filey-Wronecki Frederick Flahiff Aaron Paul Gairdner Lucille Giles Arisa Goldstone Dermot Grove-White Jenilee Guebert Nancy Guebert Diana Gwiazda Douglas Handyside Christopher Hart Mary Hatch Andrew Heard Philip Hobbs & Maureen Norman Elaine M. Hooker Rolf Hoppe Caroline Penny Hori Karl Jageman David G. Jones Glenn & Sharon Josselyn David J. Kee Margaret Kelch Mary M. Kilgour Genevieve Killin John Kloppenborg Madeline Koch Kathryn Anne Kotris Ian Lambie Marion Lane Sylvia A. Lassam Ryan Bennett Lavallee Balfour Le Gresley P.D. Lee Muriel Lettner Christopher James Lind Irina Liner Fred Lock Yuguang Long John Lu Ming Chu Lu Deidre Lynch M. Clare MacLellan Christopher Markou David McClean Jane McClure Lois McDonald Lynn M. McDonald Maureen McDonald Frank McGillicuddy Baktavar Mehta Terry Meyer Richard G. Miller Geraldine R. Moir Mildred G. Moir Arthur Moss Gerry Mueller
Deceased individuals listed contributed $100 or more between May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009. Bold indicates members of the Provost’s Commitee (gifts of $1000+). 44 trinity alumni magazine
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Fellows & Staff
Doreen Muller Shanmugam Nageshwaran Desmond Neill Michele Noble Jeanette E. Olney Anthony Pawluch M.J. Petersen Burfield Henri Pilon Linda K. Ploeger Michael Power Lida Preyma Hank & Agnes Puurveen Hao Qian Cindy Rapley Peter I. Rhodes S. Riley-Kennedy Francois J. Roberge Gordon Roberts Lynn Robertson
Jill Rooksby Nancy Rosenfeld Borden D. Rosiak Alan Rugman Herbert J. Russell Nancy E. Scott Ramine Shaw Ursula Shaw Suzette Silva Pat Smith Stauffer J. Smith Shelly Sookman Denis W. Stairs Joan Strachan Barbara Stymiest Jeanne-Mey Sun Deborah Thompson Leslie Thomson Keith Thomson
Barbara C. Tilley Lee Irving Turner G. Vins Mary Vipond George M. Von Furstenberg Chris Watson Hazel A. White Dr. M.G. Wiebe & Dr. L.L. Cuddy Ronald Willer Martin Williams Stephen Dale Williamson Dennis Hin Ning & Shun-Lai Wong Edwin Wei Lang Wong Lilly Wong Tak F. Wong Robert W. Worthy A. Keith Young Kenneth J. Yule Linda Zambolin
Anonymous 1 Robert & Gail Corbett Bothwell Patricia Carr Bruckmann William G. Chisholm Penny J. Cole Michael P. Collins Alan Coode Brian & Linda Corman Alexander & Ann Dalzell Elsie A. Del Bianco Eric William Domville Brenda Duchesne Douglas J. Fox Miroslaw Grochowski Peter & Helena Hallett Karen Hanley Michael J. Hare Michael Heslip Marty Hilliard Jennifer Mae Holland Michael & Linda Hutcheon Kenneth R. Jackson John J. Kirton Alan Latta Nicole Maury Dale F. McInnes Keel David Michaud Roger Neck Martin Newman Andrew Orchard Robert & Dorothea Painter Julia S. Paris R. Brian Parker Louis W. Pauly & Caryl Clark Amanda W. Peet Susan Perren Sharon E. Reid Rachel Richards Pedro Roy Rodas David J. Rowe Sirpa K. Ruotsalainen Ludvig Satel Jeannelle Savona Roger M. Savory Jacob Spelt Robert A. Spencer David O. Tinker Deirdre W.J. Vincent Thuy Vu Wesley Wark Gordon Watson Donald & Gloria Wiebe Jill C. Willard G. Ronald & Joyce Williams Irving Zeitlin
All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church Church of St. Andrew, Scarborough St. Georgeâ€™s-on-the-Hill, Etobicoke St. James the Apostle Anglican Church, Brampton Fall 2009 45
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St. Philip the Apostle Church, Toronto St. Timothy’s Church, Agincourt
Anonymous 1 Cosma International Group of Magna International Inc. The Huntress Company Hydro One Employees’ and Pensioners’ Charity Trust Fund The Knowles Consulting Corp. Manulife Financial Sceptre Investment Counsel Ltd. Simms Personal Counselling Service TD Bank Financial Group
Anonymous 1 The Birch Island Foundation at the Toronto Community Foundation The Fleck Family Foundation The Haynes-Connell Foundation The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation The Hope Charitable Foundation The Jackman Foundation The Henry White Kinnear Foundation The McLaughlin Scholarship Trust Fund The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation The George & Esther Snell Trust
Bequests received through these estates have provided long-term support for the College’s endowments. Anonymous 2 Estate of Gordon K. Askwith Estate of David C. Bolton Estate of Alice M. Buscombe Estate of Margot E. Clarkson Estate of Eugene R. Fairweather Estate of Kathleen M. Gibb Estate of Natalie S. HosfordRahn Estate of Gertrude E. Lean Estate of Elizabeth Lindsay Estate of Margaret E.B. Martin Estate of Jose A. Ordonez Estate of Mary G.B. Thomas Estate of Olwen Walker Estate of James Walters Estate of Marion Waugh Estate of M. Margaret Westgate
Deceased individuals listed contributed $100 or more between May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009. Bold indicates members of the Provost’s Commitee (gifts of $1000+). 46 trinity alumni magazine
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Gerald Larkin Society
Trinity College would like to express its thanks to these alumni and many others who have made a planned gift annuity, charitable remainder trust or purchase of an insurance policy that the College will realize in the future. Anonymous 25 Geoffrey Adams ’47 George W. Beal ’64 John A. Beament ’49 W. Donald Bean ’62 Allan Beattie ’49 Maia Bhojwani ’73 Norah Bolton ’59 Allan Bond John C. Bothwell ’48 John D. Bowden ’65 T. Rodney H. Box ’48 William J. Bradley ’73 Pamela Brook ’68 Shirley Byrne ’52 Marion D. Cameron ’41 E. Ann Chudleigh ’62 Philip Clendenning ’65 Donald W. Cockburn ’52 Lionel T. Colman ’60 Maurice R. Cooke ’51 Patricia R. Cordingley ’51 Martin Cosgrave Robert G. ’43 & Mary ’45 Dale Janice Davidson ’69 Corinne S. Deverell ’49 Sheilagh Perkins Dubois ’65 John W. Duncanson ’47 Muriel Eames ’29 L.A. David Edgeworth ’65 Mary Jane Edwards ’60 D.P. Mary Eliot Mary Finlay ’72 Drew A. Foley ’85 Marian E. Fowler Norman Fraser ’65 Robin Fraser ’52 John T. Gilbert ’48 Eleanor Gooday ’69 John ’57 & Mary K. (Jamie) ’58 Goodwin Marylo Graham ’52 Terry ’58 & Ruth ’58 Grier Alice L. Haigh ’63 Donna Haley Gerald Haworth ’49 William L.B. Heath ’50 Ann & Lyman ’43 Henderson Robert Warren Hoke ’70 Ruth E. Hood ’55 Susan E. Houston ’59 Ernest ’50 & Margo ’52 Howard Susan Huggard ’51 E. Margaret Hutchison ’42 Deone Jackman ’58 & Eugene Goldwasser
W. Bruce ’59 & Irene Jardine Norah Kennedy ’49 Penelope Kennedy ’57 Elizabeth J. Ketchum ’50 Elizabeth Kilbourn-Mackie ’48 John King Patricia Kraemer Margaret Large-Cardoso John B. Lawson ’48 M.M. Elizabeth Lindsay ’40 Patrick ’71 & Margaret ’71 Little Ruth Loukidelis ’55 Edward A. Lowry ’46 Margaret O. MacMillan ’66 A. Margaret W. Madden ’42 Helen McFadden ’61 Ivan ’65 & Harriet McFarlane David J. ’72 & Patricia ’73 McKnight R. Peter ’73 & Virginia ’74 McLaughlin James & Jane ’59 McMyn Janice Melendez ’77 Virginia C. Miller ’67 Janet B. Morgan ’72 Alan ’57 & Flo ’57 Morson Margaret Munro ’39 Gerald Nash ’45 Hilary Nicholls ’59 Joan Northey ’59 J. Geoffrey Nugent ’81 Robert & Dorothea Painter Peter R. Paterson ’61 Winsor ’58 & Ruth Ann ’60 Pepall Anne Powell ’47 Raymond Pryke ’51 Carolyn Purden Anthony ’63 Flavia C. Redelmeier ’48 Thomas Richardson ’60 Alwyn Robertson ’78 Peter C. Roe ’69
Michael ’68 & Sheila ’68 Royce Alan C. Ryley ’52 Nancy Salter ’76 Roger Savory Karen A. Scherl ’82 Wes Scott ’68 J. Blair ’47 & Carol ’48 Seaborn Sonja Sinclair ’43 Diane J. Smith ’64 Joyce Sowby ’50 Christopher Spencer ’57 & Colleen Stanley ’49 Astrid Stec ’65 Mary B. Stedman ’44 Marc H. J.J. Stevens ’80 Margaret Swayze ’70 Judith Tait ’62 F. Margaret Thompson ’39 David M.G. Thomson ’50 James D. Tomlinson ’75 Robert G. Tucker ’64 E. Patricia Vicari ’58 Wendy Weaver ’60 Elizabeth Wells Jack Whiteside ’63 Nancy Williams ’50 Mary F. Williamson ’55 Milton T. Wilson ’44 Robert E. Wilson ’59 James A. Winters ’49 Helen Woolley ’52 Robert W. Worthy
Trinity College extends its thanks to the companies that have generously matched gifts made by their employees and to the alumni who made the match possible.
Stephen R. Bronfman Foundation Nancy Rosenfeld Brookfield Properties P. Keith Hyde ’78 Chubb Insurance Company of Canada Suet Chan ’85 Ernst & Young Philip ’68 & Susan Arthur John Bonnycastle ’57 John Callum ’67 Peter Little ’66 Kathryn Richardson ’69 John Swinden ’60 Martha Tory ’76 General Electric Canada Inc. Paul Ambrose ’66 Ketchum Canada Inc. Joanna Beyersbergen ’87 Pearson Education Canada Suzanne Schaan ’86 Talisman Energy Inc. John Bonnycastle ’57
Madeleine Bain ’45 Mary Anne Brinckman ’58 Howard Buchner ’47 Alessandro De Rango Kathleen Gilling ’83 Kathleen Graham ’36 Marion Hare ’57 Tetsuro (Robert) Nishimura ’56 Rosemary Partridge ’41 Isobel Leroy Preston ’34 Ted Rogers ’57 Hendrik Stokreef ’56 Robert Walmsley ’50 Anne Walters ’30 Isobel Wilkinson ’51
BMO Financial Group James Baidacoff ’81
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GeTTinG To know TriniTy’s fellows And AssociATes
Barry Graham Trinity Associate 2008 to 2010; sessional lecturer in the divinity program
I don’t know exactly what an associate does. I think that would be a good thing for you to expose to the world.
containing all the chants. They’re in library catalogues, in schools and museums. A lot are in archives; some are in church vestries.
Where do your conversations end up?
Tell us about your next book:
I once got into a discussion with the provost about manuscripts on sealskin in Iceland. In Europe they tended to use more conventional things like sheep or goat or a cat …
Bohemian and Moravian Antiphonaries 1420-1620. A gradual has the music for the mass, and an antiphonary has music of a similar nature for the daily office. As to publication, once I finish the book, I have to show it to various publishers and hope one will run with it. No advances in this game. The new book, like the earlier one, will have a print run of only 500. The earlier effort was commercial and received no subsidy, which most academic books do. The market is very limited. It will have only about 71 manuscripts listed.
Talk about your role at Trin:
How were you seduced by graduals?
It was sort of by accident. I was taking a master’s of theology at Trinity, and the dean at the time had been interested in this stuff for a while. He had a few microfilms of these kinds of books and he suggested for one of my courses that I transcribe them. And they’re very beautiful. So I thought, gee, I’ll try to find some more. It was an opportunity to advance knowledge. You’d have thought most of this stuff would have been well-investigated, certainly in Western Europe. However, being Bohemia, and then the Czech Republic (at that time Czechoslovakia), the communists were in power and religious studies weren’t particularly encouraged. Some books had been looked at from a musicological point of view, but from the point of view of liturgical documents, that just wasn’t done. What is a gradual anyway? And where do you find them?
A gradual is the song before the gospel is read. And a gradual is also a book 48 trinity alumni magazine
Three plates from Graham’s 2007 book, Bohemian and Moravian Graduals 1420-1620, which features 134 manuscripts, described codilogically. About 120 pages of the book are devoted to sociological and historical details of the time period derived through a close studying of the manuscripts.
Deirdre Baker Trinity fellow since 2008; English prof, specializing in children’s literature Talk about your role at Trin:
It seems like, if you’re going to be a fellow, you should do more than sit on committees. I would really like to interact with the students more. I talked to the head of the Trin English Society and she was really excited. She said she had no idea faculty were interested in that at all. Even if it’s meeting once a month and having a different faculty member bring a text, and sitting around and reading it and talking about it … it’s more of a relationship and a more informal setting. Students learn better in that environment.
When we came back here [she and her husband, to Toronto from New Jersey], I needed to get a job of some sort but didn’t want to teach. So I worked at Indigo – which was really funny. For my mom it was entirely humiliating. There I was with a PhD working for $8 an hour. But I’m actually so glad I did it. Selling books to people for their kids was great. I’m so evangelical about it. And it was great having kids or their parents come in and say, “Oh that book you suggested, I just loved it.” When did your love of children’s lit start?
My parents read to me, and we also belonged to two libraries. Buying books wasn’t so affordable and we didn’t have a television. So if you walked through our house, you would be likely to find everyone reading children’s books. It was
kAngping cui, TriniTy phoTogrAphy club
Where were you before U of T?
a house so small that it was a way for us to have time for ourselves, to lose ourselves in our stories. I still remember that feeling. Friday nights we would go to the public library, and then the feeling of waking up on Saturday morning – such a luxury of anticipation. We would keep the books by our pillows so we could start reading before we got called to do chores.
What are you on fire about?
Getting people who don’t think about children’s lit to think about it seriously. It’s great literature. Everybody was a child – that’s a universal experience. And the books we read as children are way more formative than the material we read as adults. Rereading children’s lit is a way to understand yourself as an adult. Fall 2009 49
Observations & distinctions worth noting
of directors of the International
on Quebec’s lower north
Centre for Human Rights and
shore, but wishes the weather would improve.
Mary Stedman ’44
Democratic Development, a Governor-in-Council
Marc Stevens ’80 has
received the Lieutenant
Jean (Case) Morrison ’48
appointment. As head of this
published Escape, Evasion and
Governor’s Ontario Heritage
has published Labour Pains:
organization, Braun will work
Revenge, relating the true-life
Award for lifetime
Thunder Bay’s Working Class in
to enhance the promotion,
story of his father, the only
achievement in February.
the Wheat Boom Era.
advocacy, and defence of
German Jew known to have piloted R.A.F. bombers against
was appointed an Officer
democratic and human rights internationally.
his own country in the Second
of the Order of Canada
William Somers ’55
Deborah Levere ’74
for “enhancing Canada’s
retired as a judge of the
retired from Nortel in Saint John,
Michael Scott McCaffrey
Ontario Superior Court
N.B., in 2005. Now semi-retired
’81 has been appointed to the
in the field of nutritional
(Toronto) on his 75th
in Niagara Falls, Ont., she works
Immigration and Refugee Board
sciences, and for his
birthday in February 2008.
part time in a winery and for a
of Canada. Prior to this, he was
contributions to the
Peter Sisam ’59 threw the
wine tour company, serves as
a counsellor in immigration and
improvement of nutritional
ceremonial first pitch at the
secretary of the Niagara chapter
a program manager with the
requirements for children
Blue Jays’ 2009 home opener
of the Ontario Wine Society, and
Canadian embassies in Cuba
in developing countries.”
at the Rogers Centre in April.
volunteers with Big Sisters.
and Jordan, and a counsellor in
R. Roy McMurtry ’54
The Sisams have attended every
The Rev. Dr. William
immigration and an operations
was appointed an Officer of
season opening since 1977.
Pursel ’75 (Div.) was made
manager with the Canadian
the Order of Canada “for his
Honorary Canon of St. Stephen’s
embassy in Russia.
distinguished career of public
Cathedral in Harrisburg, Penn.,
service, notably as chief
Jeannie Thomas Parker
on All Saints Day 2008.
justice of Ontario, and for
’64 has published electronically
Cameron Campbell ’77
The Rev. R. Trent
his extensive volunteer
her book The Mythic Chinese
has been at Ontario Hydro
Fraser ’90 was honoured
involvement in many social
Unicorn, available online at
and Ontario Power Generation
with a commendation from
and multicultural initiatives.”
for more than 27 years, and
the Dean and Chapter of the
Mary Louise Dickson ’62
Nora Polley ’69 will retire
has been managing editor
Cathedral Church of St. Paul in
was appointed to the Order
from stage management at the
of POWERNews since the
Detroit, Mich., for “his constant
of Ontario in January for her
end of her 37th season at the
early part of the decade. He
prayer and steadfast support
work as a lawyer, educator
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
recently received OPG’s 2008
of the worship and ministry
and advocate for people
and hopes to continue work in
Community Service Excellence
of the Cathedral.” After more
the theatre’s archives.
Award in recognition of his
than seven years as rector of
George Biggar ’66
Church of the Redeemer, he left
George Beaton ’52
was awarded the Law Society
work to launch and promote the Princess Margaret Hospital’s
Michigan on May 1 to become
Medal from the Law Society of
Canon Dr. Alyson
inaugural Ride to Conquer
rector of the Zabriskie Memorial
Upper Canada, in recognition
Barnett-Cowan ’71, ’75
Cancer, an event for which
Church of St. John the
of his work with Legal Aid
(MDiv.), ’87 (MTh.) has been
last year he raised thousands
Evangelist, an Anglo-Catholic
Ontario. The Law Society
appointed director for unity,
parish in Newport, R. I.
described him as “a passionate
faith and order at the Anglican
advocate for the right of low-
Bruce Patterson ’90 was
income Ontarians to access
Aurel Braun ’71 was
Anthony Hitsman ’80 is
Laurent herald and registrar of
the justice system.”
appointed chair of the board
happily gardening in retirement
the Canadian Heraldic Authority
50 trinity alumni magazine
recently appointed Saint-
at the Office of the Secretary
working in New Delhi for
Andrew Beatty ’90: a daughter,
grandson of Erica (Watson) ’63
to the Governor General.
the United Nations High
Viola, March 27 in Toronto,
and Robert Armstrong.
Declan Hill ’93 has
Commissioner for Refugees as a
granddaughter of Debbie and
Josh and Nancy (Ross) Purvis:
received his doctorate from
junior legal officer specializing
David R. Beatty ’64.
a daughter, Jan. 15 in London,
the University of Oxford for
in Burmese and Somali cases.
Gordon ’95 and Stephanie
England, granddaughter of Nick
(Faseruk) Smith: a daughter,
and Lynn ’63 Ross.
Claire Elizabeth Louise, July 25.
Jen and Braden Bennett: a
Louise James ’95 and Peter
daughter, Jan. 10 in Vancouver,
Alexander: a daughter, Beatrice
granddaughter of Jalynn
his thesis Greed and Glory: match-fixing in professional football. The thesis was turned into a best-selling book,
published in 10 languages, and
Jane (Cogan) Graham ’61 and
Patricia, April 9 in Toronto.
won the prestigious Play the
Dr. Donald E. Upton: May 4,
Derek Sutton ’99 and Sara Platt
Martha Rahilly and Sam
Game award, given out by the
2008, in Calgary.
’00: a son, Nicholas Owen, Aug.
Weeman: a son, Conrad Samuel,
Anthony (Tony) H. Parker ’87
25, 2008, in Toronto.
July 4 in Toronto, grandson of
organization Play the Game.
and Dawn Machado: Aug. 14
Megan (Lush) ’03, ’05 (Div.)
Tom Rahilly ’66 and Jeanie
The award pays tribute to an
and Christopher Jull: a son;
individual or a group of people
Jonathan Edmund Bays ’90
and little brother for Matthew,
Jeannie and Paolo Melardi: a
who have made an outstanding
and Karla Taylor: Aug. 22 in
Andrew Lucas, Feb. 19 in
son, Liam Antonio, March 18
effort to strengthen the basic
New York. Officiating was the
in Toronto, nephew of Hugh
ethical values of sport.
bridegroom’s father, the Rt. Rev.
Hugh and Katy (Ritcey) Sisley:
Fletcher Clark ’99.
Eric Bays, retired bishop of the
twins, Stephanie Nicole and
diocese of Qu’Appelle. Also in
Philip James, April 20 in
Hamish Marshall ’00
attendance was the bridegroom’s
Toronto, grandchildren of
served as a pollster for Stephen
mother, Patricia A. Bays ’62.
Margaret Sisley ’51.
Harper in the 2008 federal
Michael Rutherford ’92 and
Bay and Dave Seglins: a son,
Ambridge: Charlotte, March
election, and has since joined
Lisa Ennis: May 16 in Ottawa.
James Andrew Ryley, April 24 in
25 in Toronto, sister-in-law of
Angus Reid Strategies as
Three other alumni attended:
Toronto, grandson of A.C. (Pat)
Norman Brooke Bell ’43.
research director of public
Lisa’s mother, Joanne Ennis
Anderson: John Burns, April
affairs in Vancouver.
’63, Melissa Sergiades ’93 and
Timothy Goodwin and Sally
in Toronto, father of John B.
Irina Dumitrescu ’03 has
André Moniz ’93.
Crate: a son, Henry John
Anderson ’68 and grandfather
received her PhD in English
Matthew Johnston ’06 and
Frizelle, April 17 in Fredericton,
of Paul Gordon Andrews ’99.
literature from Yale University,
Michelle Choi ’06: Dec. 28,
N.B., grandson of John ’57 and
Auckland: Edith (Dalton) ’51,
specializing in Anglo-Saxon
2008, in Stoke Newington,
Mary (Jamie) ’58 Goodwin.
March 19 in Kingston, Ont.
literature. She is currently an
Blair and Pam (Avery) Hudson:
Austring: Anne, Jan. 28 in
a son, Graeme William John,
Brandon, Man., grandmother of
Feb. 28 in Victoria, B.C.,
Matthew McCormick ’03.
grandson of Jane Avery ’59.
Bain: James Davidson, March
Rocco De Simone and Martha
15 in Toronto, father of James
assistant professor of English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Ashutosh Jha ’06
has received Accenture’s
Elizabeth Armstrong ’84: twins,
Morden: a daughter, Taylor
R. Bain ’69 and Alexander D.
Hero Award for corporate
Sadie Jean and Neil Walter, Jan.
Caitlyn, May 27 in Toronto,
Bain ’70, and grandfather of
citizenship. Accenture is a
8 in Toronto.
granddaughter of the Hon. John
Thomas Kruger ’99.
Ward ’87 and Nisa Cornforth: a
’63 and Joyce Morden.
Ball: Roger John Tudor, March
son, Harrison Stephen, March 7
Andrew Armstrong and Joanna
31 in Kelowna, B.C., husband
Rotenberg: a son, Robert
of Barbara Massey ’61.
Alex Waxman ’07 is presently
Laura (Boujoff) ’90 and D.
Samuel, March 24 in Toronto,
Beattie: B. Elinore, May 13 in Fall 2009 51
Observations & distinctions worth noting
Christensen: Diane ’57, April
Ford: Eric J. ’52, Jan. 15 in
Beverley: John Cumming, Jan.
21 in Port Hope, Ont.
Hall: Ronald Jeffrey ’70, April 3
16 in Toronto, son of Joyce
Copeland: George William,
Forrester: Cynthia Margaret,
in Thornhill, Ont.
March 13 in Toronto, father of
March 14 in Toronto, sister of
Halverson: Hazen David, March
Birchall: Sylvia ’47, Feb. 2
Corey B. Copeland ’81.
Eve Roberts ’61.
10 in New Hamburg, Ont., step-
in Toronto, sister of T. Eric
Crane: Dixie J.A. (Richards), April
Fulford: Dwight Wilder ’53, Jan.
father of Peter Kunashko ’79.
28 in Toronto, wife of the late
23 in Ottawa, father of Wilder
Hamilton: David Ashbury ’77,
Blagrave: Charles Nisbet
Canon David H.M. Crane ’43.
D. Fulford ’80 and Martha B.
Feb. 6 in St. Catharines, Ont.
Patrick ’49, Feb. 20 in
Crispo: John ’56, April 27 in
Healy: Elise N., Feb. 14 in
Rothesay, N. B.
Gale: Elizabeth Sandor, March
Toronto, mother of C. Ross
Blair: Sidney Robert, April 18
Davies: Robert W. ’40, Jan. 20
24 in Toronto, grandmother of
Healy ’64 and Priscilla H.
in Vancouver, brother of Mona
Jonathan Lofft ’05.
Blair Bandeen ’54.
Dimock: Frank Currey ’45, April
Galloway: Robert (Bob) James
Heisey: W. Lawrence, O.C. ’52,
Blaker: the Rt. Hon. Lord Peter
13 in Toronto.
’41, June 1 in Fergus, Ont.
May 28 in Toronto.
K.C.M.G. ’44, July 5 in London,
Dominco: Mary ’39, Jan. 27 in
Gawley: Edward James ’50, May
Hill-Crawford: Pamela Frances,
5 in Oakville, Ont.
Feb. 1 in San Diego, Calif.,
Block: Peter Josef, March 16
Elson: John F. ’66, June 2 in
Girgrah: Margaret “Peggy,” April
daughter of John Longfield ’53.
in Toronto, father of David A.
28 in Toronto, mother of Dr.
Hickey: Katherine Caroline
Flannery: Dr. John G., May 19
Nigel Girgrah ’84.
Stevens, April 22 in London,
Boehm: Arden Lynn (Patterson)
in Toronto, father of James
Greffe: Renee, May 31,
Ont., mother-in-law of Theo van
’83, May 22 in Toronto.
granddaughter of William
Brown: Frederick, Jan. 24 in Sudbury, Ont., father of Nancy Elizabeth Lightfoot ’77. Brown: Gerald W., Feb. 6 in Hamilton, Ont., husband of Jacqueline Brown ’45 and father of David M. Brown ’76 and Daniel A. Brown ’76. Butterfield: James ’49, May 23 in Victoria, B.C. Campbell: Ian William ’70, May 11 in Norwood, Ont. Campbell: M. Susan (Hutchison) ’63, April 20 in Toronto. Cannon: Doris May, July 13 in North York, Ont., wife of the Hon. Justice Cecil J. Cannon ’47. Cardy: A. Gordon ’41, Jan. 29 in Toronto. Careless: Prof. James Maurice Stockford ’40, April 6 in Toronto, father of Anthony G. S. Careless ’66 and Virginia A. S. Careless ’68. 52 trinity alumni magazine
Alex Rahimi ’87 died Feb. 15 in Hamburg, Germany. He was
43. It is an enduring image from the early 1980s at Trinity College: Alex Rahimi, full of wit and vigour, surrounded by friends, exploring worlds within and without. After Trinity, he would go on to put his gregarious spirit to work in the service of design projects from Europe to St. George Street in Toronto. He sought to bring together principles of peace, spirituality and an abiding respect for the natural environment and the whole human family. In this he was visionary, believing that livable spaces could be designed to reflect and nurture these principles. His passing is a consummate loss. But with loss comes reflection. Many of us, men and women of the College, along with family and other friends, gathered May 3 in Toronto to offer up a piece of our own spirit in celebration of Alex’s life. And coming together, we remembered the Alex Rahimi of Trinity. He was a handsome young man who delighted in the simple joy of being. One often felt he had only just realized he was alive. And the shock of this discovery gave him a warmth and glow that enveloped everyone nearby. Alex’s compassion and unpretentious enthusiasm for pleasures both simple and profound led so many of us to reopen our eyes and our hearts to the life around us and within us. His whimsy, though, could be deceiving, as he had a considerable intellect that would show itself in sudden insights and discoveries. Alex could bring rigour of thought to problems and issues when he chose to. He was a complex man of genuine depth and naive joy; of penetrating eyes and a beautiful smile. It was his unique combination of brilliance and faith in the beauty of life that made him special.
Holysh: Philip David, March 17
Honorary Trinity Fellow Romeo
in Surrey, B.C., brother of Victor
LeBlanc, the first Acadian to be appointed Governor General of Canada, died June 24 after a lengthy illness. He was 81. Born in the tiny farming community of Memramcook in southeastern New Brunswick, LeBlanc worked as a teacher and then as a journalist – in 1960, he joined CBC’s Frenchlanguage radio service in Ottawa and did stints in New York, Washington, Algeria and Cyprus – before moving to the political arena. Dubbed the “fishermen’s minister” during his tenure as federal fisheries minister in the Trudeau cabinet, he was instrumental in establishing Canada’s 322-kilometre offshore economic zone and helping to shape the International Law of the Sea. Made a Senator in 1984, LeBlanc was appointed Speaker of the Senate in 1993 and became Governor General in 1995. One of his significant acts as Governor General was to proclaim June 21 National Aboriginal Day. LeBlanc used his background to show how francophones outside Quebec can thrive in Canada and how French and English can co-operate, citing his Acadian ancestral history as an example of how past wrongs can be overcome rather than being allowed to fester and poison the future. Known as the Godfather of New Brunswick for his ability to control patronage and government projects, he was praised by New Brunswick’s Premier Shawn Graham for being an ambassador for the province around the world. LeBlanc’s son Dominic ’89, who inherited his father’s interest in politics, is the Liberal MP for the riding of Beauséjour.
Holysh ’80. Howitt: Henry Robinson ’38, Feb, 26 in Guelph, Ont. Hudson: the Hon. John Drew Hammersley ’48, May 23 in Collingwood, Ont. Hunt: William George, Jan. 12 in Halifax, husband of Cynthia (Tate) Hunt ’49. Hutchison: Jessica, Jan. 26 in Toronto, stepmother of the Most Rev. Andrew S. Hutchison ’69. Irwin: Herbert James Franklin, March 28 in Orillia, Ont., husband of Lorna (Fraser) Irwin ’46. Kauluma: the Rt. Rev. James H. ’74, April 2007 in Namibia. Larner: Gordon Clarence, Jan. 26 in Mississauga, Ont., father of Steven Larner ’83. Leishman: Edward Eaton “Ted” ’48, April 23 in Orillia, Ont. Lennie: Capt. D. Grant, May 2 in St. Catharines, Ont., husband of Elizabeth (Sproatt) Lennie’52. Lindegger: Robert, April 20
’67, May 15 in Oxford, England.
Milligan: Victor, March 4 in
Nash: Donald Ewart, April 7 in
in Toronto, father of Monika
Maybee: John Ryerson “Jack”
Mopti, Mali, father of Jeffrey
Owen Sound, Ont., brother of
’39, May 22 in Ottawa.
Gerald Nash ’45.
Lindvik: Gunnar Kristian ’50,
McClintock: James Carson,
Mills: Willo, March 17 in
Noble: William Charles ’65,
Feb. 3 in Oslo, Norway.
March 3 in Newmarket,
Toronto, mother of Geoffrey D.
Lowther: Frederick Arthur, May
Ont., grandfather of Andrea
Mills ’76 and grandmother of
Orr: Donald Temple ’75, Feb.
18, father of Phyllis Lowther
Peter G. Mills ’04.
7 in Toronto, son of the late
Smith ’68 and Kathryn
McGibbon: David Richard ’61,
Morden: John Grant, Jan. 14 in
Edith M. Orr ’45 and brother of
Feb. 12 in Beaconsfield, Que.
London, Ont., father-in-law of
William K. Orr ’73.
Lucas: Gordon Travers ’40, April
McKone: Wayne Roy, March 3
the Rev. William Foote ’77.
Pace: Alexander Murray: Feb.
6 in Toronto.
in Niagara Falls, Ont., father of
Morley: Patricia ’51, Jan. 29
12 in Oakville, Ont., grandson
MacDonnell: Patricia A.G. (Bull)
Stacey McKone ’00.
in London, Ont., mother of
of A. Murray Pace ’53.
’48, June 3 in Newcastle, Ont.
Metcalf: Diana H., March 2
Lawrence C. Morley ’73 and
Parke-Taylor: the Rt. Rev. Geoffrey
MacPherson: Kilby Keath
in Haverford, Penn., sister of
sister of Nancy Turner ’49.
Howard ’42, May 11 in Toronto,
Anderson, April 29 in Toronto.
Adrienne A. DuBois ’60.
Murray: Clara Marjorie, Feb. 5
husband of Mary Isabella Bagshaw
Marshall: Margaret Forbes ’33,
Metcalfe: Herbert Duane, March
in Fergus, Ont., aunt of Marjorie
March 12 in Victoria, B.C.
23 in Toronto, husband of Julie
C. Murray ’76 and Janet M.
Parker: Dr. Charles William, May
Mason: Prof. Robin (Anderson)
5 in Guelph, Ont. Fall 2009 53
Observations & distinctions worth noting
Paul: Jean Raeburn, Feb. 2 in
Toronto, grandfather of Thomas
Toronto, wife of the late John
Woodrow Paul ’45.
Schwenger: Cope Weir, Jan. 18 in
Pell: Barbara Helen, March 9 in
Toronto, husband of Constance
B.C., wife of Archibald J. Pell
(Bolton) Schwenger ’47.
Scott: Joan Elva ’48, July 6 in
Penner: Norman, April 16 in
Toronto, uncle of Anna R. B.
Seaborn: Edward Arthur, Feb. 23
in Meaford, Ont., brother of J.
Phin: Joyce Eleanor ’89, Feb. 1
Blair Seaborn ’45 and brother-in-
in Hamilton, Ont.
law of Carol Seaborn ’48.
Polley: Elizabeth, Jan. 21 in
Sellers: Arthur Frederick ’45,
Stratford, Ont., mother of Nora
Feb. 27 in Toronto, father of
Lesley Chisholm ’75 and Norah
Poolman: Willem George ’52,
June 8 in Toronto, father of
Skarbek-Borowski: Anna, March
Gavin Poolman ’80.
30 in Toronto, grandmother
Ramsay: Leah ’45, April 7 in
of Anna-Krystyna Skarbek-
Rathbone: Bruce Harry, brother
Solajic: Ana ’02, April 16 in
of John D. Rathbone ’59.
Ray: Margaret ’29, May 23 in
Spoel: Tessa Gillian, May 18 in
Roblin, Man., sister of Philippa
Redelmeier: Ernest Julius Hugo,
C. Ian P. Tate’48 died June 23 at the age of 87. After only six months at Trinity College, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. One of two officers to survive the torpedoing of the HMCS Valleyfield, 80 kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland in 1944, he served as anti-submarine officer in a new frigate, HMCS Coaticook, until the end of the war. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1952. After the war, Tate returned to Trinity and earned a BA. In 1950, he married Stella Davidson, who predeceased him in 1999. Employed by the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario for the next 17 years, he went on to work for Stone & Webster, Russell M. Tolley & Associates and Employee Benefit Plan Services. Active in many areas, he was chairman of the Canadian Audubon Society, and was instrumental in steering its evolution into the Canadian Nature Federation. At Trinity, Tate served as chairman of Convocation and was appointed a lifetime member of Corporation. He was chairman of the U of T Alumni Association and served as one of Trinity’s two representatives on the U of T Senate until it was replaced by today’s Governing Council.
Jan. 23 in Richmond Hill, Ont.,
Stockdale: Paul ’65, April 9 in
husband of Flavia Redelmeier
Sydney, Australia, husband of
’48 and uncle of Virginia
Clare Chu ’67.
Stubley: the Rev. Ronald James
Richards: Alma Elizabeth,
’55, June 30 in Toronto.
March 29 in Toronto, mother of
Symons: H.B. Scott ’55, Feb.
Bruce Tempest ’76.
Unger: Jean, April 3 in Toronto,
Janet E. Read ’79 and mother-
23 in Toronto.
Teschke: William Rudolph, Jan.
mother of Robert B. Unger
in-law of John A. Read ’76.
Tempest: Norma Winifred,
15 in Vancouver, husband of
’69 and mother-in-law of
Ringer: Paul John, Feb. 6 in
March 2 in Toronto, mother of
Katherine (Kay) Teschke ’51.
Christopher D. Morgan ’70.
Thomas: Barbara Moon ’48,
Wade: Ed, March 12 in
April 15 in Belleville, Ont.
Nanaimo, B.C., grandfather of
Thompson: Patricia ’50, Feb.
Jessica Rose ’09.
11 in Penetanguishene, Ont.
Weller: Joan (Flatman) ’58,
Tolton: Catherine, April 6 in
Aug. 22 in Merrickville, Ont.
Brampton, Ont., mother of
Westcott: Myrna Lorraine ’54,
Catherine M. Tolton ’75.
April 19 in Collingwood, Ont.
Tompkins: Patricia Anne Spore,
Weynerowski: Witold Maciej
April 1 in Toronto, aunt of Marry
’59, Feb. 17 in Chelsea, Que.
Farrar ’62 and Jeannie Thomas
Wilgress: Edward ’44, July 13
in Paris, France.
Turvolgyi: Bertalan Laszlo, Jan.
Wrzesnewskyj: Roman Borys,
25 in Toronto, father of Sarah
May 31 in Toronto, father of
Borys Wrzesnewskyj ’83.
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Tuesday, Feb. 23: 11th
Chancellor Bill Graham’s guest
Archibald Lampman Poetry
will be the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin,
Prime Minister of Canada 2003
A.F. Moritz, winner of the
The George Ignatieff Theatre
to 2006. Join us for a spirited
2009 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Sunday, Oct. 25: Halloween
marks its 30th anniversary this
and wide-ranging dialogue
Combination Room, 5:30 p.m.
Party for Children
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Wear a costume and come pre-
College Dramatic Society has
former law-school classmates
pared for crafts, treats and skits
organized a month-long series
and Cabinet colleagues – as the
Wednesday, March 3 and
by the Trinity College Dramatic
of special events in October.
former prime minister speaks
Thursday, March 4: Larkin-
Society. $5 per person for chil-
Please check the Trinity
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College website: trinity.uto-
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Hell or High Water and Beyond:
Personal Reflections on a Very
(U of T), on Whose Spirit Is
Public Life. Walter Hall, Faculty
This? The Power of Covenants
of Music, Edward Johnson
and Constitutions. Sponsored by
Building, 80 Queen’s Park, 7:30
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Meeting of Corporation
Lessons and Carols
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George Ignatieff Theatre, noon.
Trinity College Chapel Choir un-
Information: (416) 946-7611;
der the direction of John Tuttle,
organist and director of music.
Trinity College Chapel, 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10: Evensong at St. James Cathedral
Friday, Nov. 6: Fourth
Trinity College Chapel Choir un-
Annual Feast of St. Hilda
der the direction of John Tuttle,
The Rev. Andrea Budgey, MDiv.
organist and director of music.
’06, Trinity College Humphrys
St. James Cathedral, 65 Church
Chaplain, will be the guest
St., 4:30 p.m.
speaker. Melinda Seaman Dining Hall, St. Hilda’s College, 44 Devonshire Pl. Cocktails:
Break out your dancing shoes and start your voice exercises! This year, alumni with a passion for performing are invited to participate. For more information, contact Janna at: janna. email@example.com; or (416) 978 2522 x6012.
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trinitypast Who Dunnit? A mystery of a very Trinity nature arose in 1959 when a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II disappeared. A group of Trinity alumni visiting London had purchased and shipped a copy of the Pietro Annigoni painting as a gift to the College. Upon her arrival, Her Majesty was promptly placed above the mantel in the Junior Common Room. This spot, however, had been occupied for several years by a portrait of long-time professor and resident of the College, Prof. C.A. Ashley. With the arrival of the royal portrait, Ashley’s was relegated to a less prominent position on the west wall. One morning shortly after, College staff doing the morning rounds were surprised to find that someone had switched the positions of the paintings during the night: Ashley was back above the mantel. The staff returned the paintings to their appropriate spots, but the next morning, the one of Ashley had been mysteriously moved back to its former position. The battle raged on for months, until one day, Her Majesty had vanished completely. At first, College staff thought it was a student prank. But after a complete search of the buildings, it became clear the painting was gone. Known as a mild-mannered man, Ashley was never considered a suspect. However, his friends and student supporters had been very vocal about their displeasure at the displacement of the gentle professor’s likeness. When asked for comment on what could have happened to the Queen’s portrait, one Ashley defender mused: “They obviously haven’t looked in the ashes of the incinerator.”
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