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Autumn 2015 Volume XLIV No. 1 Published under the authority of the Board of Regents of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Publisher: Larry Davies, Executive Director, Alumni Affairs and Advancement Executive Editor: Alison (Massie) Broadworth Vic 9T7, Director, Alumni Affairs and Advancement Editor: Jennifer Little Vic 9T5, Manager, Marketing and Communications Managing Editor: Liz Taylor, Communications Officer Copy Editor: Frank Collins Design: Randall Van Gerwen Cover: William Robins joined by Past President Roseann Runte (left) and Chancellor Wendy M. Cecil, c.m., Vic 7T1 (right) in The Isabel Bader Theatre. Photograph by Horst Herget. Vic Report is sent to all alumni, faculty, associates and friends of Victoria University. Published three times a year; circulation 24,000; ISSN 0315-5072. Publications Mail Agreement No. 40741521 Photographs pages 2–7: Horst Herget

Send letters and undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Vic Report c/o The Victoria Alumni Office 150 Charles Street West Toronto ON M5S 1K9 Tel: 416-585-4500 Toll-free: 1-888-262-9775 Fax: 416-585-4594 E-mail: vic.report@utoronto.ca Website: www.vicu.utoronto.ca Do we have your correct address? Please send your updated address, phone number and e-mail address to the Victoria Alumni Office. Please notify us if the graduate named in the address is deceased (enclose obituary or equivalent) and we will remove his/her name from the mailing list. Victoria University respects your privacy and does not rent, trade or sell its mailing lists.

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Left to right: Judy Goldring Vic 8T8, chair, Governing Council; William Robins; Wendy Cecil Vic 7T1, chancellor, Victoria University; Meric Gertler, president, University of Toronto.


THE AFFEC T I V E POW ER OF

BEING PRESENT THE INS TALL ATION ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM R . ROBINS

Photographs pages 2–7: Horst Herget

On Wednesday, October 14, 2015 the Victoria Community gathered to celebrate the installation of William R. Robins as Victoria’s president. Victoria welcomed Ontario’s Lieutenant-Governor, The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, who was the first to bring greetings to the Victoria community and welcome to President Robins in his new role. The academic procession numbered over 120 participants, including Vic, Emmanuel and U of T faculty as well as academic representatives from institutions across North America. The procession also included Victoria College scholarship recipients and their families. The following pages of Vic Report include the full text of President Robins’ address as well as photographs from the installation. For more photos from the installation visit Vic’s Facebook page.

Roseann Runte, past president, assists Robins with the presidential robe.

The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s lieutenant-governor, addresses the convocation.

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our Honour, Chancellor Cecil, Past President Runte, President Gertler, Chairman Field, students and families, ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues: Welcome, Bienvenus, Salvete, Kiminwaanikonaawaa.

Many things in life arrive unannounced, unplanned for, unforeseen. My ties with Victoria University began because of a coincidence. Twenty years ago I learned I would be taking up a teaching post at the University of Toronto, where the Department of English did not have offices for its faculty, who instead were allocated rooms in one of the seven undergraduate colleges. I happened to mention this to one of the Rare Book Librarians at Princeton, Bill Stoneman, who had become an unofficial mentor, and who had studied at Toronto. “Victoria College would be the right match for you,” Bill said. I did not know at that time that Bill had served as the Assistant to the Principal of Victoria College for several years, but I knew that I trusted his judgement, and I liked his description of Victoria’s tradition of literary studies and of the beauty of its grounds. When I phoned the department chair the next day, I suggested, “I hear there’s a college called Victoria: perhaps I could have my office there.” In September of 1996 I moved to the second floor of Northrop Frye Hall as an Associate Fellow of the College. For two decades Vic has been

my academic home, providing me daily with evidence that the highest purpose of a university is the flourishing of its students. Had I not crossed paths with Bill Stoneman that day, I would not be here at this podium today. You can call it serendipity when a chance coincidence of events leads to an unexpected but welcome state of affairs. An apparently trivial occurrence— a chance meeting, conversation, or discovery—occurs at the same time as another apparently trivial occurrence, to set in motion a series of events, still subject to unpredictability, that eventually takes your life in a new direction, a direction which, in retrospect, you are thankful for. At this Charter Day ceremony we celebrate award recipients among the entering class of Victoria College. These

“For two decades Vic has been my academic home, providing me daily with evidence that the highest purpose of a university is the flourishing of its students.”

are some of the best and brightest students from across Canada and the world, whose accomplishments range across the entire spectrum of academic disciplines. Students, I would like to ask you to stand so that we can celebrate your achievements with a round of applause. We are honoured that you and your family members can be with us today, and my remarks today are addressed, in the first instance, to you. All of you, when applying to the University of Toronto, listed Victoria as your first choice among the colleges. Some of you made that decision because of a long familiarity with Vic; some because it was Vic’s programs that attracted you to U of T in the first place. For others the choice was more coincidental, prompted by a comment by a teacher or a friend-of-a-friend, or by a certain slant of light as you toured the campus on a winter afternoon. In fact, our surveys show that for nearly 10% of students the decision to name Vic first was random; there is at least one person in this room who resorted to a coin toss to decide. However you arrived at the choice, I hope that as you look back on it now, and when you graduate, and later in life, you will call it serendipity. You have, whether by luck or by careful planning, become part of a distinctive academic community that has your flourishing as its aim. We belong to an unpredictable era, a perplexing era, an era of fast-paced

“I knew from my first meeting with William Robins in January 2009, when he was acting principal of Victoria College, that he was very smart. I especially appreciated his interest in Emmanuel and the questions he asked about our work.” Mark Toulouse, principal, Emmanuel College

Blue Jays fan Robins and Texas Rangers fan Toulouse check the score of historic game 5 before joining the academic procession. (Congrats to our AL East Champs!)

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change and contradictions. The predictions tell us that over the next decade each of you will change careers seven or eight times on average; you will move often; your communities of personal support will be in continual transformation. How can Victoria help you develop a degree of mindful agency that will help you flourish as full human beings, affording you resilience in such flux? How might you emerge from a liberal education at the University of Toronto with a creative openness to new situations and new information, with a sophisticated ability to integrate the surprises of the new with your own long-term hopes to thrive both as an individual and as a conscientious member of your communities? How can you, as students, hone attitudes of learning that will serve you in good stead, when a readiness to act confidently is called for? A university liberal education encourages you to strengthen such aptitudes along three lines of discovery. First, you’re here to discover the most distinctive talents of your mind. Are you adept at prose writing, logical argument, critical method, numerical analysis, visual design, experimental rigour, collaborative teamwork, interpersonal communication? Each of you will develop a unique suite of high-level skills, as individual as your fingerprint; only, unlike your fingerprint, and more like muscle, these skills are developed by making use of them. You will be out

“A liberal education allows you to wander widely over courses and programs of your own choosing, so that you can discover your distinctive talents, and understand which of the needs of the world matter to you.” of your comfort level sometimes, being asked to try out new skills, to see if they can be part of your unique set. Each course, each professor, will reveal a new mode of comprehension. You are here to discover, by trying them, which modes of understanding, and which techniques of problem solving, you are really good at and enjoy most. The second thing to discover is an understanding of the essential questions of our world. This complex, shifting, confusing world offers us no end of puzzles. The questions you decide to take seriously may have to do with the work of culture, or politics, or the unconscious, or the environment, or the human body, or the foundations of the physical universe. Over the course of your studies you will be introduced to many of these big issues at a relatively basic level. Some you will choose to explore more deeply. As you advance in your chosen disciplines, you will grasp how the big problems are in fact composed

of hundreds of smaller questions. These smaller issues present problems of a more tractable scope. We invite you to dig deeply into some essential questions about the word and our place in it, discovering particular ramifications and permutations that touch your own sense of scope and responsibility. A liberal education allows you to wander widely over courses and programs of your own choosing, so that you can discover your distinctive talents, and understand which of the needs of the world matter to you. There is a well-worn definition of what constitutes a meaningful career of work and personal life. It is: finding those activities where your greatest talents meet the world’s essential needs. This process of alignment is the third line of discovery that your university education will encourage. By discovering what your most distinctive habits of mind are, and by understanding the essential questions you wish to take seriously, you are setting yourself up for a life where you can look for opportunities where these things will match up. This readiness will strengthen your resilience in the face of change, and deepen habits of mind with which to encounter new challenges of problem-solving, understanding, and communication. Nourishing the habits of mind that will help you flourish animates not only the ethos of Victoria College, but also that of your sister college, Emmanuel

“When his appointment was announced, congratulations poured in from colleagues who recognized that Victoria University had chosen a president who is an inspirational educator and a generous colleague with great integrity and wisdom, who knows and loves Victoria well.” Angela Esterhammer Vic 8T3, principal, Victoria College

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College, with its graduate programs in theological education. At today’s ceremonies you represent not only yourselves as the winners of individual awards, but also all of the students at both of Victoria’s colleges. Emmanuel College shapes the distinctiveness of Victoria University in many ways, most notably in affirming our commitment to pursuing social justice, and in preparing students to develop leadership

“Emmanuel College shapes the distinctiveness of Victoria University in many ways, most notably in affirming our commitment to pursuing social justice, and in preparing students to develop leadership identities based around the exercise of conscience.” identities based around the exercise of conscience. At Victoria University, we believe that both the experience of a liberal education adapted for the twentyfirst century, at Victoria College, and the experience of a theological education adapted for the twenty-first century, at Emmanuel, can open up possibilities of meaningful achievement for you as a whole person that you might never discover otherwise.

“President Robins, you join a long tradition of Victoria presidents who have shown incredible interest and support for not only Vic’s alumni association but all alumni who contribute to the life of the University in so many ways.” Anita (Gower) Kapustin Vic 9T5, president, Alumni of Victoria College

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University is not the only arena where people make such discoveries about themselves and their world. Indeed many of your friends and family members, like many of mine, will succeed at doing so without spending much or any time in higher education. But the modern university is the institution most entrusted with making such discoveries possible on a grand scale. Of course, universities need to be resilient and ready to act in the face of unpredictability as well. Financial straits put pressure on class sizes. A transactional approach to education parcels out learning as an accumulation of credits. Online delivery of educational content promises accessibility, but introduces difficulties of distance and distraction. In the next decade we may see a structural disruption of higher education akin to what we have seen in publishing and journalism. In this uncertain landscape, universities will be called upon to demonstrate the true value of an integrative, curiositydriven liberal education. Victoria University is well positioned to be a leader in responding to this challenge. In a world of virtual connectedness across vast distances, at Vic we champion the affective power of being present. In an age that risks focusing on the passive absorption of prepackaged content, we enable unique and creative learning opportunities.

“The essential question we tackle is how to deliver programs that will help you to flourish as individuals and as members of your multiple communities. We face that uncertain future of higher education with confidence, ready to adapt our own distinctive traditions to new circumstances.”

Our focus on small-class, colloquy-style learning will become even more valued. Even more valued will be our openminded conversational environment, thanks to which students have occasions to synthesize what they have learned in and outside the classroom. If we charge you students with the task of discovering how your unique talents converge with the world’s essential issues, you should know that at Vic we have given ourselves the same task: matching what we can do best with what we most need to do. Under my predecessor, Paul Gooch, Victoria College initiated a transformation in first-year undergraduate education with the Vic One program, a program that has been widely emulated. The Ideas for the World program at Victoria offers some of the most far-reaching,

VUSAC Co-Presidents Benjamin Atkins (right) and Gabriel Zoltan-Johan.

co-curricular programming on the continent. At no other theological college in Canada except Emmanuel will you find students pursuing Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist studies side by side. With a track record that includes these and other successes, we have a clear sense that Victoria can make further unique contributions to the learning environment at the University of Toronto and further afield. The essential question we tackle is how to deliver programs that will help you to flourish as individuals and as members of your multiple communities. We face that uncertain future of higher education with confidence, ready to adapt our own distinctive traditions to new circumstances. Random luck can play itself out in many ways, fortunate as well as unfortunate. Today, as I look out at these award-winning students, I am a believer in serendipity. Or rather, I am even more convinced that Victoria is a community that cultivates a very special combination of openness, purposiveness, and understanding. I know that during your experience here at Vic you can discover things about yourself and things about this world that will make you even more creative, resilient, and mindful. Today I commit myself to the task of fostering a community that takes this as its highest goal. Thank You, Merci, Gratias Vobis, Miikwec. 

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Engaging, Informing and Connecting AVC Executive Creates New Award

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Do you know a Victoria College alumna/us who is distinguished for her or his extraordinary contribution to: • Society • Business • Politics

• Education • Culture • Religion

Nominate her or him today at www.vic.utoronto.ca/ alumni and select Distinguished Alumni Award from the web page’s listing. The Victoria College Distinguished Alumni Award, created by the Alumni of Victoria College Executive, is presented in recognition of a graduate’s recent or lifetime achievements. The scope of her or his contribution may be at the local, national or international level. Nominations must be received by November 30, 2015.

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2015–2016 Alumni of Victoria College Slate of Officers Past-President: Paul Haynes 9T9 President: Anita (Gower) Kapustin 9T5 Vice-President: Kayley Collum 0T7 Alison (Massie) Broadworth 9T7 Astrid-Maria Ciarallo 0T8 Josephine Comegna 0T8 Kathryn Cumming 7T4 Diane Dyer 6T2 Cynthia (Lovett) Elson 6T5 SaraLi Forouzanfar, Student Giselle Smejda 0T1 Lisa Taillefer 9T5 Christopher Thomas 0T7 Michelle Vacarcuic, Student Jennifer Wells, Secretary

Anita (Gower) Kapustin Vic 9T5, AVC President

Vic One Plenary Lecture Series Lively, Weekly Event Open to Alumni This year’s term of Vic One plenaries began on September 23, featuring newly installed Victoria University president, William Robins. Alumni are invited to join this free Wednesday lecture series. Upcoming speakers include Stevie Cameron, Ken Greenburg and Vivek Goel. Pictured here, from the annual Keith Davey Forum on Public Affairs with the topic “Is Canada Doing Enough to Promote Human Rights Globally?” are Chancellor Wendy M. Cecil Vic 7T1, Wendy Wong, director of the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs, The Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, and Charli Carpenter, human rights issues specialist from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. For a list of upcoming speakers, visit uoft.me/2hA.

Photographs: (Opposite page) Victoria Alumni Office; Victoria Alumni Office

Anita (Gower) Kapustin Vic 9T5 enjoyed her first year in her role as president of the Alumni of Victoria College (AVC). “It was important to the group that we update and formalize the mission of the AVC,” says Kapustin about the passing of the mission statement in January of this year. “I am pleased with what we developed: ‘Building a strong relationship between Victoria College and its diverse alumni by engaging, informing and connecting them to the College’s ethos, history and identity.’” Last year, the AVC introduced the Emerging Leader Award to recognize early-career accomplishments or volunteer service. The inaugural celebration will be held this year on November 19 (see ad on page seven). The AVC also participated in a number of student-alumni events with numerous members speaking at various initiatives, including Life After Vic and Forging Your Future. Students are eager to learn about the workforce and job experiences from professionals from any field and such programming offers an opportunity for alumni to engage with current students. 


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Extraordinary Gift Creates First Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies at Emmanuel College Through an extraordinary donation of $1.1 million from Buddhist Youth Alliance International, Emmanuel College established the Shi Wu De Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies. In addition to the master’s program featuring Studies in Buddhism, Emmanuel College has also developed a six-credit Diploma in Buddhist Mindfulness and Mental Health. These academic programs have been designed for people who want to integrate the wisdom of Buddhism into professional and personal practices. “The fact that the study of Buddhism now joins Muslim Studies and our historical Christian areas as a distinct professional stream at Emmanuel College is an exciting development,” Principal Mark Toulouse says. “This program naturally emerges out of the College’s vision which recognizes that concepts of justice, goodness and love are larger than any one particular religion or tradition can fully define by itself. We are profoundly grateful to Buddhist Youth Alliance International for generously endowing this professorship.” The Shi Wu De Professor will teach courses in Chinese Buddhism and in other areas of Buddhism that will serve to provide a broad understanding of Buddhist traditions. Every course in the master’s and diploma streams is open to all students enrolled in any degree programs. While some courses

(left to right) Victoria University President Emeritus Paul W. Gooch, Emmanuel College Principal Mark Toulouse, Rev. Jian Zong, Rev. Jian Hong and Rev. Jian Yuan

emphasize one religious perspective or another, all courses endeavour to respect diverse religious perspectives. The College is pleased to have already enrolled eight in the stream and nine in the diploma program, and is looking forward to continued growth and interest in these unique academic programs. 

Arbor Award Winners Celebrated

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University Thanks and Recognizes Volunteers The University of Toronto presented this year’s Arbor Awards on September 9. Nominations are made at all levels of the greater U of T community, including departments, faculties, and colleges, to honour outstanding volunteers. Guests were treated to a garden party at U of T’s presidential residence on Highland Avenue. A total of nine recipients from Vic and Emmanuel were recognized by: Victoria College, Emmanuel College, Friends of the Library, U of T’s Faculty of Medicine, Hart House and the Asia-Pacific DUA office. This year’s winners were Joan Andersen Vic 7T6, Jin Young Choi Vic 8T8, Joy (Hanna) Clubine Vic 0T6, Frank Collins, Matt Dreger Vic 9T7, John Glenney Vic 6T8, Emm 7T1, Jeffrey Heath Vic 6T5, Norma Pettit Vic 6T1 and Koray Salih Vic 0T0.  Matt Dreger, Koray Salih, Frank Collins, Joan Andersen and Norma Pettit

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SPRING REUNION 2016: COME BACK TO VIC MAY 26–28 Celebrating the Honoured Years Vic 3T1, 3T6, 4T1, 4T6, 5T1, 5T6, 6T1, 6T6, 7T1, 7T6, 8T1, 8T6, 9T1, 9T6, 0T1, 0T6 and 1T1.

Watch for your Spring Reunion package in the mail with event details, registration information and more. Online registration will open in early 2016. More details will be posted as they become available at www.vicu.utoronto.ca/alumni/springreunion. Share your memories of student life at Vic with fellow alumni by sending any memorabilia from your undergraduate years to the Vic Alumni Office, c/o Jennifer Wells, 150 Charles St. West, Toronto ON M5S 1K9. Past displays have included photos, beanies and blazers, invitation cards, programs, tickets, dance cards and more.

If you wish your items returned to you following the Spring Reunion weekend, be sure to affix your name and address to your items.

STAY IN RESIDENCE AGAIN! Rooms in both Margaret Addison Hall and Burwash Houses can be booked by alumni during Spring Reunion.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!

Photographs: (Opposite page) Horst Herget, Victoria Alumni Office; Horst Herget, Victoria Alumni Office

Get ready to reminisce, catch up with old friends and see your campus! Spring Reunion 2016 will feature parties in the quad, reunion dinners, memorabilia displays, cocktail receptions, campus tours and fun!


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TIME TO CELEBRATE ! Join the Vic community in celebration of the inaugural winners of the Victoria College Emerging Leader Award. Teresa M. Chan Vic 0T3 | Chelsie McKnight Vic 0T6 | Ivor Tossell Vic 0T2 Thursday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m. Goldring Student Centre, 150 Charles St. W. Register at my.alumni.utoronto.ca/EL2015. Cost is $10 per person and includes a drink ticket and appetizers. This reception is hosted by the Alumni of Victoria College Executive.

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Graduates Christmas Luncheon Saturday, December 5 Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age: How Technology is Changing University Education for Students and Professors Alike with Professor William Robins, President of Victoria University Alumni Hall, Old Vic 12 p.m. cash bar, 12:30 p.m. luncheon $25 per person. Register online at my.alumni.utoronto.ca/GCL2015 or call 416-585-4500 or 1-888-262-9775.

REUNION 2015

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Amazing Turn-out for Vic 6T5’s 50th Reunion

Victoria College celebrated the 50th anniversary of graduation for the Class of 1965 on May 30. In spite of the rain, alumni from the Class of Vic 6T5 braved the elements and enjoyed a campus tour to explore old haunts and look around the Goldring Student Centre. At the reception, all attendees were greeted with tunes from the 60s played by a string trio; photographs and ephemera collected by the reunion committee were on display in and around the A.B.B. Moore Foyer. Guests were treated to a dinner in Alumni Hall, which was interspersed with greetings from various committee members, including remarks from Cathleen (Brown) Morrison. Owen Moorhouse treated the group to a pop quiz about their year, and Catherine (Rank) Schmid provided a celebratory toast to the College. In honour of this special, golden milestone, Vic 6T5 has established a scholarship—a lasting legacy from the Class of 6T5 to current Vic students. To make a gift to the 6T5 scholarship visit my.alumni.utoronto.ca/6T5.

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Making Differences Beyond the Ledger

Bill McFarland has played just about every sport. From hockey, to football, to track and field, he has been an “avid sports fanatic” since he was in high school in Alliston, Ontario. After arriving at Vic in 1976, he played intramural sports while living in Nelles House, before earning his BCom in 1980. “I think, for the first couple of years, my parents thought that I was more interested in sports at university than academics!” Despite, or possibly thanks to, his drive to play, win and be a team player, McFarland is in the impressive position of leading a group of 5,600 partners and staff at PwC Canada, one of the country’s most successful professional services firms. “You can’t meet objectives on your own; you have to do it with other people to really be successful in life. There is learning you can take from sports to the rest of your life— teamwork, hard work, discipline and understanding the role that you play and how you fit together as a team, since everyone contributes differently.” McFarland, who went on to become a chartered accountant after Vic, has been at PwC throughout his career. He rose to the position of chief executive officer and Canadian senior partner in 2011. “I have always had a positive attitude towards business. The thing that I like best is the constant interaction with different people and seeing things that pique my natural curiosity. University teaches you to be inquisitive and that is one of the most important qualities needed to be successful in business. U of T is really well known for developing strong technical skills, but I think what people recognize the most is that the technical skills don’t differentiate you from others; it’s all the soft skills that really matter. Living in Nelles House for four years and dealing with all sorts of people on various matters—learning how to relate to students in various programs with dissimilar perspectives—was helpful because 12

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I have used those skills in dealing with business colleagues and clients ever since.” Diversity of perspective, background and experience is extremely important to McFarland at PwC. “For businesses and organizations to be successful, you need different people, with different experiences, with different ways of analyzing problems. Put them all in a room and work together, and you will come up with a better solution,” he says. “Having everyone not go through the same program is a good thing for our organization. Someone with a humanities degree can be a definite asset to the business sector. We don’t want only BComs. I can say that, I am one!” McFarland is confident that the new CPA program will attract more people from diverse backgrounds. “I think that will be healthy for the profession.” To help encourage diversity within the firm, McFarland actively supports the Women in Leadership program to help retain women at the senior management level and help move them into partnership. He has also introduced the position of chief inclusion officer to promote diversity and inclusion among PwC’s staff base at all levels. “We want to give everyone the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.” Another key part to PwC culture is a commitment to volunteering. Last year, employees of PwC Canada donated 20,000 hours and 500 people served on charity boards. “We have an important role within volunteer organizations and charities. When I started as CEO, I said we need to look at our vision and who we want to be—that should be a guidepost as to where we take the organization. I engaged our partners and staff in that conversation and what we came up with was making a difference to the success of our clients, our people and our community. This firm has close to an 80 per cent millennial population and that community piece was really important to them. Giving back is part of everyone’s social responsibility and makes a direct impact on the community.” McFarland has supported many charities and organizations on his own and with clients and team members of PwC. He was a director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the board of the Conference Board of Canada. He has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, United Way and co-chaired the 2014 Enbridge Ride for Cancer. He also generously supported Vic’s Goldring Student Centre. “I think we have an obligation to give back,” he says. “Universities are under a lot of financial stress so, for me, it was the right thing to do.” McFarland looks back at his years at Vic as an important time in his life. To this day, he gathers with a group from various Burwash houses to golf. He still smiles about the allnight bridge games and the frosh-week incident that involved a flag or two missing from The Colonnade. “The years that you spend at university have a real impact on your life,” says McFarland. And in return, his leadership is helping effect real change throughout many communities across Canada. 

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CAREERS, AUTHORS, HONOURS

Vernon Brooks Vic 4T6 has a new book. Storm Rising (Agio Publishing House, 2015) is a Canadian story about a young U of T engineering grad named Beverley Shenstone, a relative of Brooks. Bev designed the iconic wing of the Spitfire. Interestingly, Walter T. Brown, president of Victoria University in 1942, sponsored Brooks’ own release from an internment camp for “enemy aliens” so that he could come to Vic as a freshman in that year. He graduated in 1946 to begin his life as a new Canadian citizen.

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Aruna Alexander Emm 0T6 was presented with the Provincial Newcomer Champion Award from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade at its offices in Toronto, in recognition of her outstanding leadership in creating effective programs to welcome newcomers to Belleville. Created in 2007, the Newcomer Champion Award recognizes people who have made a difference in their communities and the province through active citizenship and engagement. In addition, Alexander was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the mayor of Belleville, commending her contributions to the city in promoting diversity and inclusivity.

Angela Esterhammer Vic 8T3, principal, Victoria College, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, in the humanities division. Esterhammer’s citation on the Class of 2015 list of RSC Fellows states: “Angela Esterhammer is recognized internationally for interdisciplinary scholarship in the fields of literature, philosophy of language, print culture and performance studies. Her research reveals the previously unacknowledged history and influence of improvised poetry in nineteenthcentury Europe. Her publications on speech, action and performativity in Romantic literature have opened up new approaches to British and European Romanticism around the world.”

Lora (Lecker) Avgeris Vic 8T7, pen name A.B. Funkhauser, has published her first novel, Heuer Lost and Found (Solstice Publishing, 2015), a story about a man who dies and finds his spirit trapped in a funeral home with an ex-lover who happens to be the mortician. Heuer explores identity, provenance and making peace with your own skin.

For over 50 years Ed File Vic 5T4, Emm 5T6 has trained and inspired leaders of marginalized people to fight for their rights: in Canada (Canadian Urban Training Project); globally (World Council of Churches URM Advisory Committee); and in Taiwan (Taiwan Urban Rural Mission), for which he was awarded the Albert J.F. Lin Human

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milestones David Holdsworth Vic 6T5 has just published a new satirical novel, Tough on Crime: The Novel (Friesen Press, 2015). The book lampoons the secret workings of the Prime Minister’s Office and the tough-on-crime mania of the government in Ottawa. His previous book, The Ambassador’s Camel: Undiplomatic Tales of Embassy Life (iUniverse, 2010) exposed the funny side of life in the diplomatic corps with which he had firsthand experience in his 31-year international career in Ottawa and abroad. Houriya Kazim Vic 8T1, a breast surgeon practising in the U.A.E., has dedicated her career to reducing breast cancer rates in that country. In 2014 she received the Arab Women’s Award for Medicine. The annual award, established in 2009, recognizes 16 successful women across a diversity of fields. This year Kazim was nominated for the United States Secretary of State International Women of Courage Award, an award which annually honours women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality and social progress. Also in 2015, she was an honoree of “the one hundred” program. Created by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, “the one hundred” is an awareness and fundraising initiative. Each year “100 Everyday Amazing” individuals and groups are selected from

public nominations and celebrated at a spring gala in Boston. Grace Ji-Sun Kim Vic 9T2 is co-editor, with Jenny Daggers, of Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Contributors to this volume critically imagine doctrines of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Mary, theological anthropology, grace, free will, creativity, and hope with the aim of furthering global gender justice. Kim is also editor of the new book, Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen (Judson Press, 2015), a compilation of theological reflections, sermons, and stories of faith from Korean American women in various forms of ministry. And Kim’s latest article for Time, “Pope Francis Reminds the World To Care About Poverty,” is cowritten with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Anne Weldon Tait Vic 5T4, the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, has written a young adult novel Li Jun and the Iron Road, with Paulette Bourgeois (Dundurn Press, 2015). It’s a what-if story of a poor Chinese woman in the 1880s, disguised as a boy, who comes to Canada to work with the explosives crew to blast the railway through the ‘impassable’ Rocky Mountains. She’s searching for her

long-lost father and falls in love with the son of the railway tycoon. The book is based on Iron Road, the movie Anne produced (Peter O’Toole’s final role) which was shot in China and B.C. Watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=W4vM49aHtk8. Hisako Narimatsu Vic 8T6 has published her first book in Canada under the pen name of Juco Shigematsu. The book is in Japanese and its title, Abu, Hachi, Ka torazu (Aoi chikyu/ Blue Earth Publishers) translates as “aiming at three birds at once, loses all three.” It is the story of a Japanese mother who insists her son master three languages. Ray Robertson Vic 9T3, author of nine previous books, has published his third collection of essays entitled Lives of the Poets (with Guitars): Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Rock and Roll (Biblioasis, 2016). Ray will be a Vic One plenary speaker on February 10, 2016, visit uoft.me/2hA. Paul Schafer Vic 6T1 is pleased to announce the publication of his new book The Secrets of Culture by Rock’s

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Mills Press. The book traces the author’s professional and personal journey over the course of his life to unlock all the diverse and dynamic secrets of culture in order to make the case for a cultural age. Schafer’s journey started with a project he did in public school on Marco Polo and concludes with his quest to live a cultural life today. Dawn Marie Schlegel Vic 9T6 is the new director of development, Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto. Pat Venditti Vic 9T3 has recently been appointed programme director at Greenpeace U.K. He lives in London, England, with his wife Louise and two children, Ben and Ayla. Clive Veroni Vic 8T0 has recently published a book entitled Spin: How Politics Has The Power To Turn Marketing On Its Head (House of Anansi Press, 2015). The book was one of three finalists for the prestigious National Business Book Award, sponsored by PwC and BMO and presented at a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto in April. Clive was this year’s alumni speaker at the Men’s Traditional during Orientation Week.

IN MEMORIAM William P.G. “Bill” Allen Vic 5T0, in Toronto, April 30, 2015. Jane E. (Allen) Armstrong Vic 3T9, in Toronto, August 10, 2015. Patricia (Haultain) Bailey Vic 5T0, in Ottawa, September 7, 2015. Lois (Sutherland) Birkenshaw-Fleming Vic 5T1, in Toronto, March 11, 2015. Marjorie (Greer) Bowman Vic 5T3, in Sarnia, Ont., July 3, 2012. Kathleen “Kay” (Jackson) Brobst Vic 4T6, in Toronto, November 29, 2014. Gorden E. Burgess Emm 5T1, in Toronto, August 10, 2015. Donald W. Carter Vic 6T7, in Charlottetown, P.E.I., June 17, 2015. Margaret L. (Lovering) Cavanagh Vic 4T4, Toronto, June 25, 2015. Michael P. Cipollone Vic 0T2, in Toronto, June 9, 2015.

milestones Thomas H.G. Michael Vic 4T0, in Ottawa, February 18, 2015. Nancy Northgrave Vic 6T5, in Toronto, August 17, 2014. Lucas B. Peel Vic 1T2, in Toronto, May 3, 2015. Lucas was the son of Katherine (Rowcliffe) Vic 7T5 and Ken Peel, and husband of Stephanie Grand Vic 1T2. Ruth E. (Kenyon) Porter Vic 4T9, in Perth, Ont., July 29, 2015. Wilfred Potter Vic 5T5, in Niagara Falls, Ont., November 6, 2014. Cynthia M. (Wells) Powell Vic 4T8, in Ottawa, May 4, 2015. M. Barbara (Chrysler) Rooke Vic 4T5, in Font Hill, Ont., June 4, 2015. Aubrey Rosenberg, professor emeritus of French, in Toronto, August 5, 2015. E. Lois (Mitchell) Sherwin Vic 4T8, in Orillia, Ont., March 13, 2015.

John A. Cruise Vic 5T1, in Toronto, May 19, 2015.

Francis E. Sparshott Vic 0T0, professor emeritus, classics and philosophy, in Toronto, August 24, 2015.

Gordon M. Farquharson Vic 5T0, in Toronto, June 20, 2015.

William A. Stickland Vic 3T8, in Toronto, June 17, 2015.

Donald K. Gordon Vic 5T8, in Winnipeg, Man., May 20, 2015.

Theodore “Ted” Tafel Vic 4T4, in Toronto, June 22, 2015.

Marion (Shaw) Grant Vic 5T1, in Peterborough, Ont., July 9, 2014.

Helen (Hackner) Wadge Vic 3T5, in Toronto, March 14, 2015.

Dennis Hale Vic 5T0, in Port Credit, Ont., December 5, 2012.

Elizabeth “Betty” (Thompson) Wakefield Vic 5T8, in Picton, Ont., January 30, 2015. Winston C. Watson Vic 6T4, in Huntsville, Ont., March 11, 2015.

Cecilia Bastedo Vic 0T7 married Jeffrey Martin Vic 0T7, on September 12, 2015, in Huntsville, Ont.

Mary Aileen (McKellar) Harris Emm 0T2, in St. John’s, Nfld., November 15, 2014. M. Patricia (Miller) Hibbitts Vic 7T3, in Coquitlam, B.C., June 2, 2015.

Ronald E. Williams Vic 5T6, in Ottawa, April 18, 2015.

BIRTHS

Margery E. (Simons) Lawrence Vic 3T3, in St. Catharines, Ont., September 21, 2006.

Howard S. Winick Vic 7T2, in Toronto, November 9, 2014.

To Catherine (Pugsley) Glasgow Vic 0T5 and Patrick Glasgow Vic 0T5, a daughter, Christina Evelyn Birdiena, May 25, 2015, in Toronto.

Margaret “Pegi” E. (Brown) Maidens Vic 4T8, in Eastbourne, East Sussex, U.K., July 5, 2015.

MARRIAGES

To Bronwyn Corlett Vic 0T3, Emm 1T0 and Daniel Halloran, a daughter, Morgan Corlett Halloran, on August 21, 2015, in Toronto.

Alexander Manson Vic 4T3, Emm 4T6, in New Westminster, B.C., September 16, 2015. Joan M. (Baker) Matsui Vic 6T6, in Toronto, January 30, 2015.

Elizabeth I. (McIntosh) Youmans Vic 4T9, in Goderich, Ont., May 15, 2015. At press time, the Vic community learned of the passing of Chancellor Emeritus Ken Taylor, O.C., Vic 5T7. Ken passed away on October 15, 2015 in New York City. He was chancellor from 1998–2004.

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Alumni Giving Continues at Record Pace by larry davies, executive director of alumni affairs and advancement

chancellor’s council/ presidents’ circle $5,000 or more 1946 C. Douglas Jay V 1947 Freda M. Eickmeyer V 1949 Isabel (Overton) and Alfred Bader V Norman Jewison V Heather McCallum V 1952 Richard Iorweth Thorman V 1954 Edgar F. File V 1956 Larry Lundy and Elizabeth (Langford) Julian V 1957 Alastair McD and Jennifer Murray V 1959 John and Encarnita Gardner 1960 Paul D. Warner V 1961 Murray A. Corlett V 1962 Robert E. Lord V 1964 Jean (Reilly) O’Grady V 1965 Gregory Baker 1966 John and Josie Watson V 1968 Frank and Patricia Mills V Elizabeth (Eastlake) Vosburgh V W. David Wilson V 1971 Wendy M. Cecil V 1972 Ann E. Wilson and J. Robert S. Prichard V 1973 Shirley Hoy V

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J. A. (Sandy) McIntyre 1975 John E. Engeland 1978 John C. Field Elizabeth A. Marshall 1981 Blake Goldring Paul and Judith Huyer Brian and Colleen Johnston 1982 David W. J. Astwood Stephen D. Lister and Margaret Rundle 1984 John F. Mortimer 1999 Lawrence and Sharen Ho 2000 Katherine Corlett Gail MacNaughton 2002 Coral and William Martin 2006 Eva Kushner

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Friends, Faculty and Corporations Robert C. Brandeis V Buddhist Youth Alliance International Catherine Campbell Cedar Springs United Church Ching Far Temple Friends of Victoria University Library and Victoria College Book Sale V Paul W. Gooch and Pauline Thompson Vic 6T3 V Catherine E. Heron V Arthur and Sandra Irving

(left to right) Board of Regents members, Molly Rundle Vic 8T5, Stephen Lister Vic 8T2, Nancy (Curtis) Kincaide Vic 7T2, Robert Kincaide Vic 7T2 and Susan (Allan) Gillmeister Vic 8T1 at the May celebration in honour of Paul Gooch’s presidency.

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Jackman Foundation The Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation Clive C. Lim Albert Moritz The Hon. David and Shelley Peterson John H. Reibetanz Andrew Stephens Elizabeth Tory Vancouver Foundation Victoria Women’s Association Cheow Beng Wee Ruth West

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$2,500 – $4,999 1949 Ruth Hunt Clarke Dorothy and Keith Davey Margaret Jean (Fraser) Kitchen Ethel M. Lapp 1950 Robert C. Dowsett 1951 Donald G. Lawson 1952 Graeme and Phyllis Ferguson 1953 A. Phelps and Judy (McGill) Bell 1954 Birgit and Robert Bateman 1956 Paul Chandler Harris 1957 Kenneth W. Inkster

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$1,827 – $2,499 1945 Pauline M. Scott V 1948 Edward J. Glover V 1953 Nancy (Jamieson) and Walter Pridham V 1954 J. Douglas Ross V 1956 D. Carl Anderson V 1959 Anne E. (Foote) Liphardt V Robert A. Taylor and Johanna Landert-Taylor V 1960 Carol Diane Nunn V 1961 Thomas G. Bastedo V 1962 Philip Maude V MacGregor David Sinclair V 1966 Carolyn Jean (Werry) Sinclair V 1968 Peter and Mary Lou Rankine V 1970 Gillian and V Kenneth Bartlett 1972 Marlene Auspitz V Paul S. Wilson 1977 Susan V Hewitt V 1979 Milan Rupic V 1989 Lisa M Khoo 1999 Stephanie A. Corbet V

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Victoria students will reap the benefits of another year of generous alumni support thanks to 2,235 donors, who contributed $6,238,557 in 2014–2015. This year’s giving drove the Imagination Unbound Campaign’s total through its $60 million goal to $64.2 million. Support was directed towards many projects, including the Annual Fund, scholarships, bursaries, the library, Goldring Student Centre and an endowed professorship for a new stream of Vic One: the Paul Gooch Stream. The stream was created in honour of Gooch’s presidency which concluded on June 30. Throughout this year’s donor report, you will see how alumni supporters continue to live up to Vic’s motto, “studies pass into character,” often by contributing gifts that memorialize the love, friendship and character of an exceptional teacher, friend or family member. This donor report recognizes everyone who contributed $100 or more to Victoria College or Emmanuel College between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015. Only gifts to Victoria College or Emmanuel College are included. While all donations are appreciated, space limitations preclude the listing of all donors. For the full donor listing, please visit the Alumni & Giving pages at www.vicu.utoronto.ca. An asterisk (*) following a name indicates that the donor has passed away subsequent to making his or her donation. Victoria also thanks anonymous donors.


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Friends, Faculty and Corporations Alumni of Victoria College Bell Canada – Employee Giving Program Katherine Dalziel Konrad Eisenbichler Patrick and Jane Kierans Larry and Colleen Kurtz Judy Watt-Watson David S. Wright John Yoshioka

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principal’s circle $1,000 – $1,826 1940 T. H. Glynn Michael* 1945 Muriel C. Milne 1949 Dorothy J. Madge Patricia Shield 1950 M. Lorne Bell Donald B. Dodds Alan Marchment Charles E. Rathe Pauline and Newton Reed Bernice Ujjainwalla 1951 Mary (Kerr) Alford Walter Buleychuk Robert W. Worthy 1953 Stanley E. Hunt* Arthur Kennedy Alvin A. Lee Larry Lundy and Elizabeth (Langford) Julian William Tynkaluk 1954 Dick Cousland Dennis and Sandra Lane 1956 Donald C. Morton Barbara E. (Schultz) Phelps R. Bruce Scott 1957 Nancy Bailey-Bligh Patricia J. Hughes Richard and Florence (Emerson) Newman Kenneth D. Taylor*

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cornerstone circle $500 – $999 1940 Jean Findlay* 1943 Ruth M. Bentley Ruth Bolt 1944 Elizabeth G. Lenehan 1945 Barbara (Jones) Michasiw 1947 Ruth E. Balmer Robert G. Bundy Paul M. Deighton

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1948 George W. Edmonds V Dorothy M. (Flannery) Horwood V S. M. Parkhouse V Elizabeth F. (Purdie) Pepper V 1949 Richard B. Batten Gordon and V Claire McLellan 1950 M. Patricia Boe Donald B. Dodds V Douglas G. Gardner V R. Alison Hall V 1951 Rosemary A. (Willard) Ambrose V Malcolm S. Archibald V 1952 C. George Elliott V Sheila Frances Robertson V Keith L. Sumner V V 1953 Anne G. Burnett Roy E. Schatz V V 1954 Diana Bacon Donald A. Burwash Diana M. Schatz V Anne Tait V V 1955 Arnold T. Bailey Gloria MacKlin Sheila K. Seymour V D. R. (Rundle) Toller V 1956 Kenneth Brian Burnham V Raymond G. Carl V Gordon Alexander Coyne V Gilbert E. Howey V Joanne (Langdon) Morris V Doug and Jackie (Wickware) Philp V Ross Robins and Doreen (Johnson) Robins Donald West Stevenson V Lars H. Thompson V Gerald E. Wiley John Roy and Catherine Inez Edith Wilson V

1957 Elaine (Barrett) Billings V Joan Lumsden Robert E. Saunders V 1958 Barbara (Meisner) Kohl William and Elizabeth Redrupp Alan and Louise Redway V Cameron D. E. Tolton V Patricia Warner 1959 Laurence Hebb V Patricia E. Legate J. Clair Peacock V V 1960 David A. Lemmon Ruth Matisko James Maxwell V 1961 Margaret A. J. Cameron V Judy A. Hunter V William Wright V V 1963 John Clipsham William E. Hewitt David M. Horman Mary McDougall Maude V Marion Adams V 1964 Carolyn B. Bowker V Mary Gooley 1965 David I. Macleod V Ian Morrison Nancy (Caldecott) Sutherland V 1966 C. Marilyn McCowan V David L. Morton E. Ann Rae William D. G. Rose V Eleanor L. Smith 1967 Carole A. Brenner V Linda E. MacRae V N. Jane Pepino V Virginia R. Robeson 1968 Peter Bennett V John A. Miller V 1969 Anne R. McWhir 1970 James E. Anderson R. Paul Thompson V D. Eleanor Westney 1971 David C. G. Brown V

Photographs: (Opposite page) Horst Herget; Victoria Alumni Office

THE 1980s LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP On November 15, 2014 grads from the 1980s met up for a pub night in Old Vic’s Alumni Hall and A.B.B. Moore Foyer. The enthusiastic group enjoyed photographs, memorabilia and sharing stories from the past. There was, of course, a focus on fun but there was also a commendable focus on philanthropy. The 80s Pub Reunion Committee, jointly chaired by Susan (Allan) Gillmeister 8T1, John Grant Vic 8T3 and John Saunders 8T3, spearheaded the creation of The 1980s Legacy Scholarship in honour of the graduates of their decade. This scholarship will be awarded to two Victoria College students in third year each of whom has achieved excellence in his or her studies, with preference given to students who have been actively involved in the life of Victoria College. To date, $52,452.80 has been raised thanks to the combined generosity of the 8T0s and matching funds from Vic by the Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Vic 4T3 Fund.

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Christine M. A. Deja V D. Michael Fertile V David Oakleaf John G. Richardson V 1972 Gary R. Norton 1973 C. Michael Harpur V V 1974 David Allan Harris K. D. Casey McKibbon V 1975 Melanie C. W. Campbell Deborah and V Douglas Herridge Patricia A. Teterus V 1976 John D. Denisavitch V 1977 Stephen A. MacLachlan 1979 Emily F. Braun V V 1979 Mary Beth Currie Joy L. Rosen Joan Tonner V 1980 Jane Field and V Hilary Dore Greer Anne V Wenh-In Ng Jeffrey C. Shin V Mary L. Spalding 1981 A. Alix McEwen Steven H. Paikin V David L. Swail V 1982 Douglas H. Brown V Lorne E. Farr V Stephen W. Luff 1983 Stuart H. Auld Allyson G. Harrison Ramin Khorasani David Kotler V John Sotirakos 1984 Norman P. Seurukas V 1985 David A. Barker V Kasra Khorasani 1986 Mark Belanger Robert J. Saffrey V 1987 Douglas J. Houston 1989 Alison M. Tasker 1990 S.A.A. Kabir Ahmed Kathryn A. Jenkins 1993 Kresimir G. Begic

1995 Jennifer Helen Little 2002 Kristina J. Campbell V 2003 Michelle Elizabeth Harshman 2004 Michael Theodore Brooks 2005 Andrea M. Poole 2007 Townsend Haines V Friends, Faculty and Corporations Jordan Bear Nora Clark The Co-operators Group Limited Martha Drake V Andrew J. Graham Professional Corporation Donna Horsley IBM Canada Limited John Aylesworth Ide David and Julia Keeling V Susan McDonald Guido and Olga L. Pugliese V Douglas H. Scott Robert Smith Dave Stinson

scarlet and gold circle $100 – $499 1935 Dorothy I. M. Black* V Helen S. Wadge* V 1938 L. Eveleigh Smith V Florence H. Walker 1939 Genevieve F. Carder V Melba F. Munholland V 1940 E. Patricia Andrews Isobel M. Cork V 1941 Lois Bobier Enid M. Ewart V 1942 Noreen M. Clark* V Gertrude I. E. Dean Joan A. Mactavish V 1943 Edithe K. Lewis V Edith J. Reid 1944 Mary (Hopkins) MacKay M. Jewitt Parr V

1945 Mildred S. Barrie V Onalee J. and Donald Eric Gage V M. Eleanor Broadus V James C. Gardner V Kenneth and Ruth Brown Jean E. Gray V Richard Jeanes* V Marion L. Hardy M. Barbara Rooke V Thora J. Harvey V 1946 M. Rowena McLellan M. Margaret Irvine Paul H. Morris V Frederick Manson Margaret A. V (Fawcett) Parker George and V Ethelwyn Speers Doris E. Pearce V Margaret E. Stafford V 1947 Agnes Beckett Cecily Stone V Dorothy J. Cooke V James A. Taylor Lorine E. Danahy A. E. John Thompson V Betsie (Ewing) Gerber V Bruce W. Whitehouse V Colleen O. Gildner V Leonard G. Wilson V Jean E. Moore V 1950 Florence E. Anderson Gordon G. Pickell V Henry J. Bradley Mary Patricia Raymond V M. Elizabeth Chapman V Elizabeth G. Rogers V Jean S. Dalziel* V A. Douglas and M. Helen Small V C. Isobel Davey V 1948 M. Elizabeth Elizbeth (Coulter) (Betty) Cook V Dodds V Jean (Birkenshaw) Alan F. Gregory Fennell V John L. Harvey V Wilma J. Friend V Beth Holt V Edward T. Hill V Margaret Ann Lorimer V Kenneth E. Howie Jessie MacLeod Joyce M. Ireland Thomas A. Milburn V Joan McDonald V Joan M. Neilson V Donald R. Milne V Margaret W. Page V Buzz Neal V David W. Pogue V Margaret J. Riches V Verna Maud Reid Mary E. (Schweitzer) Helen B. Sing V V Pleasance Mary Warner-Smith J. Douglas Snedden V 1951 Joyce L. Beare Rogers V Jessica Rankine Swail Bruce Charles Bone V D. Graham Tipple V Aileen A. C. Bowyer V William E. Toye V Paul and Carol Dilks Norma M. Warren V G. Ellen Hall V 1949 John F. and R. Don Harlock V Muriel Anderson J. Douglas Head V Eleanor M. David V A. Joan Hird V Marjorie L. Ewing V Barbara Anne Holt V Albert H. Fast Margaret I. J. Jackson V

William MacLennan Eleanor Mae McLaren John G. Parkinson Ian Walker Bruce H. Weppler V Josephine A. Willsie V 1952 Mildred A. Alexander V Robert S. Anglin V Sylvia H. Backshall V H. Bernice Bell V Janet K. Burnie Jean E. Cawkwell V Ardath M. Francis V Joan D. M. Gullen Kenneth and Mary Lund V Mary P. Mallory James A. Menzies Margaret H. Parker Barbara R. Reid V Mary E. Sarjeant V Dorothy I. Wilson V 1953 Hugh John Alexander Helen (Shemilt) Channen Donald W. Hall V Robert J. Hunter E. Frazer Lacey Malcolm D. MacKinnon V Wallace and Elizabeth V (Stapells) McLeod Allen E. Robinson V Margaret L. Waddington V 1954 Donald G. H. Bowman Eleanor L. Ellins V George H. Gregg V Bruce and Donna Mackey V C. Maureen Moorfield V Elizabeth Myles V Caryl J. Peterson V David Stewart* 1955 Frank H. Barker James Gaskin V

At this year’s convocation, Chao Wang Vic 1T5 was recognized for having received the Arthur Leonard Schawlow Scholarship for each of his four years at Vic. The scholarship is designed to award academic excellence with a focus on the study of physics. In recognition of graduating with the highest overall average, he received the Chancellor Northrop Frye Gold Medal. Grateful for the medal, Wang also cites the Schawlow scholarship as having played a key role in his success as an undergraduate student. “I am so completely indebted to Ruth Bentley Vic 4T3 for initiating this award, and for her generosity and encouragement,” says Wang. “Without her support, I could not have achieved what I did. I hope that in the future I can contribute back to the University as she did.” Thanks to the generosity of Bentley, who has received an Arbor Award and Victoria College Distinguished Alumni Award, and friends of Schalow, the name of Nobel-winning physicist from the Class of Vic 4T1 continues to inspire Vic’s students. Wang completed the specialist program in mathematics and physics and is going on to pursue a PhD in physics at Stanford University—fittingly, the same school at which Schawlow was a professor.

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BENCH DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF BRIAN MERRILEES Family, friends and colleagues of the late Brian Merrilees gathered on September 28 to dedicate a bench in his honour. Merrilees was a Vic fellow and a professor emeritus of French and Medieval Studies who taught from 1964–2004. He was committed to teaching and was considered an outstanding scholar of Old French. His wife Pat and family chose to honour him with the text: Queil boen professseur, mult enseinné, queil boen collegue which, in English, means: Such a good teacher, so learned, such a good colleague. The text reflects Brian’s academic interest in medieval French linguistics and lexicography and his talent for editing Anglo-Norman text. Colleagues from U of T’s Centre for Medieval studies describe him as “a compassionate and generous colleague and teacher who will be deeply missed by those fortunate enough to have known him.” The bench, with its inscription, can be found in front of Middle House overlooking the Vic quadrangle.

Photographs: (Opposite page) Horst Herget; Victoria Alumni Office

Shirley Johnson David Gault Barbara (Brandon)* and Jim McCowan Geoffrey D. Johnston V Hugh Gemmell Ivan MacPhail Marion Laurena Don and Mimi Gillies McWilliam Kirkwood V Donald Grant Florence J. D. Morson Sandra E. Langman V Patricia E. Grant Margaret Munday V Sybil A. McEnteer Robert B. Gray Ronald G. Ostic V J. Peter Mitchell and Jill Guertin Olga Mracek Mitchell Elizabeth H. Pearce Donna M. Heyland Margaret A. Pinkerton V Nancy E. Ritchie V John D. Humphreys Mary E. Polak V Patricia Rodgers V Ivan L. Hurlbut R. Allison Roach V Helen E. Shepherd C. Frederick Johnston Allan T. and Joan Shaw V Robert G. Stevenson V C. Kaye Patricia V. Simpson V Richard Verity V Kleine-Ahlbrandt Pauline M. Sprague 1958 Grace K. Arai Judith N. and Margaret Stoicheff V J. Bruce Langstaff Sheila K. Babb John F. Tweddle Patricia Ruth Leach Margaret Baily V Nora R. Wilson V Patricia C. Leigh Douglas G. Brewer V 1956 Eleanor J. Burton V Philip W. Locke J. H. Burke John Crawford V James B. Mable Mary Elizabeth Burns Ronald V. Evans Barbara A. Manrique Carol Canzona Colin Graham M. Jean Pardo Lucille V. Dray V Frederick G. Howlett Norman A. Rukavina Stanley Nelson Farrow V Lois I. Jempson V James Douglas Helen Virginia Finley V Sharples Donald W. Laing W. Ross Fleming V Ian S. Thompson Margaret M. Lewis V Gerry and Ronald B. Turner Georgia Helleiner V Gordon Neil MacKinnon V M. H. Vandenbroucke Edward D. Hill Doug and Jackie 1960 Dorothy J. Clark M. Gordon Hueston V V (Wickware) Philp James W. Cruickshank Donald A. Johns V Patricia Reynolds R. A. Francis Hilary Kay Kaler Beverley Rhodes Nancy E. Hardy Olga McKellar V Shirley Ann Shortt B. John Hunter* William and Barry J. Truscott V Elizabeth Metcalfe John Lazier Mary Janet Robert C. Pollock V J. Annette Lindsay van den Bergh V R. Gary Seagrave V Donald Charles Jean (McNeill) Wright Matheson Sheila Summerhays Ronald B. Glenesk V Judith Ann Moore Diane H. Walters 1957 K. Allan Cuzen V Nancy H. Murphy 1959 Phyllis M. O’Brien V R. James Elder Dan Norman Elizabeth J. Chambers V R. Alan Harris V Gerald Pogue Daryl L. Cook V Margaret E. Hewgill Derek W. Quin David MacMurchy Nancy L. Kenyon Cullen V 1961 J. Douglas Bryden G. Edmund King V Marjorie Marilyn Lynda Bryden Devine V Patricia and John Lane V John R Carbert William R. Fritz Roger MacQueen

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THE LINCOLN HUTTON PRIZE: A CENTURY OF SUPPORT Lincoln George Hutton was a member of the Victoria College class of 1915. A bright and ambitious student, he was remembered in Torontonensis as president of the senior class executive and for winning multiple academic prizes, including the Sanford Gold Medal in philosophy. After graduating, he enlisted in the Great War effort and joined as lieutenant, 1st Battalion. He was killed in action on December 18, 1916 in France. In his memory, his parents founded two Lincoln Hutton Essay Prizes which are awarded annually to Victoria College students who write the best essays in the humanities and the sciences. Jennifer J. Harris Vic 8T0 is a past recipient of the Hutton prize and a current donor to the fund: “I was very honoured to receive the Lincoln Hutton Prize for an essay I wrote for a commerce course in my final year at Vic 35 years ago. I recall attending a dinner for graduating students, at which I sat at the same table as Northrop Frye Vic 3T3, Emm 3T6, of whom I was in awe. I donated to the prize because I was told when I received it, that its monetary value had fallen greatly in real terms since its inception, and I would like future recipients to receive a prize whose monetary value is at least somewhat commensurate with the honour.”

Judith Cowan Paul R. Dempsey V Cynthia Elson V Kenneth L. Harlock Jeffrey M. Heath Judith E. Hendy David J. Holdsworth V Phyllis Virginia Holmes J. Kirk Howard John A. and Lorna Hutchinson V Glenys M. Huws and A. H. Harry Oussoren Neill McRae Richard H. Moffat V Cathleen E. Morrison David and Mary (Bosworth) Neelands Wilfried Neidhardt V Robert Joel Rahn V Brian Ridley V Catherine Rank Schmid Helen E. Skippon Phylip D. Tinning George H. Wall Donald Waterfall V M. Diane Yip Marilyn G. Young 1966 Doris A. Arnold John M. Baty V Jennifer H. Code Bruce F. Conron Jim and Anne Dadson Robert K. Graham V Janet D. Jacobson Donald Laing V Edda Marika Madvark Pereswara S. Maruvada W. Ronald and Maureen McCallum V Barbara J. McGregor V Paul Reginald Stott V M. Elizabeth Taillefer Mary L. Tigert V M. Lynda Wellman Peter G. F. Young V

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Rahul Bhat J. Matthew Wood Valerie Scane V Paul K. Clarry Alexandra Lucie Sorin Adrienne E. Zander Vivian J. Yarwood V Michael J. Hall V 2007 Brian La V 1993 Laura Elizabeth 1985 Christine L. Comi Susan Evelyn Anagnostakos (Broadbent) Hogan 2008 Wanda Dayle Burse John E. McLeod V Marc Johnstone and Shane A. Kelford V Elizabeth Stephen Shimano Kristene Steed Diamantopoulos Alec Lindsay Mark J. Verdun Leonard and Leah Park Debra P. McGill V John D. MacNeil M. Domenico Volza Margaret Loewen V 2009 Leslie Hills Marcus J. Michell Jeff J. Wilker V Reimer Janet Uren Tamara (Morris) Smith V Amanda Walton V Amy Sau Tim Yau 2011 Rachel Clare Keeling Nancy J. Waddington 1986 Taras W. Ciomyk V 1994 C. M. Swire Chin 1982 Kenneth C. Bahen Michael T. Karapita Friends, Faculty and Young-Joon Rhee V Christopher Glowienka V Ross Leckie V Corporations Angela Stoddart Jane McCormick Hisako Narimatsu 2ASCRIBE Inc. 1995 K. Elizabeth Agnew Christensen James Richardson Susan A. K. Adams V Anita L. Gower Martha A. Mingay 1987 Lesley E. Pollard Phyllis and Matthew Airhart V Laura Roberta Shaw V Lyse J. Prendergast Robert and Wendy Sider Kwabena Akuoko Beverly Elaine Williams Margaret A. Reid V Keith Thomas Dorothy Amos V 1996 Susan Ho-Jung Lee Barbara A. Spottiswood 1988 Martine A. Celej V Ann Black V Rebecca J. Singer Kimberly Ann Turner Steven Elder V Ellen and Murray Blankstein V 1997 Guy Berman 1983 Steven J. Chambers Michael L. Humpage Bloordale United Church Don Lang V Gillian M. Cummings Tina Krinis V BNY Mellon Community 1998 Nadine Gopaul Munro J. Ferguson V Partnership Employee Funds Catherine O’Shea 1999 Tim Corson and Delphine Y. K. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Iria Statiris V Jennifer DeSilva V Hollander V Leslie Buehner V 1989 Janet E. Davison James Malcolm Finlay V Kent Ing Claire-Anne Bundy Evergreen Lee 2000 Judith Campbell V Alexandra L. Jenkins Jim Burton Robert A. McCrindell V 2001 Marisa Barlas Tiina I. Liivet Caledon East United Church William E. McDowell V Adelia (Moura) John C. Potter Women Marchese Brian E. McLaren Barbara L. Centennial Japanese Jennifer Elizabeth Paul G. Ostic Robertson-Mann United Church Women V V Pugsley Samuel V. Perri Mark Scarrow CGI Information Systems Phyllis Faye Stevens Angela Pih Pamela Smalley and Management 2002 Arvin Gopaul Consultants Inc. John T. Seki Peter A. Sprukulis Mary Lee Laing V Collier Street United Church 1990 Nelsona Constance Hamish Stewart V Kimberley Ann V Dundas Eleanor Cook David Stinson Lawrance Janice E. Franklin L. Irene Dean K. Jane Watt V June Shiraishi 1991 Beatrice L. Arnill Carole Dekoker Douglas Wright V 2003 Tony Chung Hin Cheung Shirley A. Dyck Vivien* and Ray deSouza Marion E. York Scott Edmond Jahnke V Sascha Hastings V James C. Douglas V 1984 Ann-Marie Dempsey Olivier Kevin Sorin V Bradley T. and Dave Fifield David F. Barrows V 2004 Jennifer Lillian Bell V Sarah L. Morrison Margaret H. Ford Sandra M. Giordano Jessica Ann Cottrell Tara Somerville V Robert N. Fournier Janet E. Heisey Michael Andrew Glenney Christine I. Gangi Gopaul Alison M. Kelford and (McLachlin) Watkins 2005 Heather McLean Neil Smith Bert S. Hall 1992 Ping Ying Chung V 2006 Tovah Miriam Anne Scott C. Northey Peter D. Harris V Barocas Runjan Seth David Robson

Jonathan Hearn Irene Horsley Kristin Irish Amy Johnson Danryeong Kim Marie E. Korey Ruth-Ann MacIntyre J. Douglas Mackay John D. Martin Jane and Alex Mills Louise Moorhouse V Shelagh Morley V Kristi Morrison Mt Pleasant Presbyterian Church Marjorie E. Murray V Eleanor Nicol Daniel G. and Laura O’Brien Cristina Oke Virginia Palmer Joan McGahey Patten V Lawrence K. Porter and Sheila Porter V Renaissance and Reformation Catherine Robertson Martin Rumscheidt David W. Smith South West Presbyterial V St. Paul’s United Church Women St. Andrew’s United Church Women Liz Taylor The Bank of New York Mellon Community Partnership V The Society of Confraternity Studies Trinity United Church Women V V Germaine Warkentin Mr. and Mrs. D. Watson Jennifer Wells Neil Willard Young-Hee Yoon Armen Zombogian

Photographs: (Opposite page) Victoria University Archives; Horst Herget

MADDIE CUSIMANO VIC 1T5: ONE OF CANADA’S TOP STUDENTS Maddie Cusimano’s love of music and science led her down a unique path in education. In June 2015, she graduated with a degree in music and a double minor in chemistry and psychology. For her exceptional academic achievements, she was awarded the Women’s Centenary Silver Medal for holding the highest overall standing among female students. She also received the Ada Snider Huenergard Scholarship for her postgraduate studies. As one of Canada’s top students, she was also presented with the Governor General’s Silver Medal from the Government of Canada. Cusimano credits her extracurricular experiences at Vic and her multi-disciplinary classes with leading her towards her graduate studies at MIT. In particular, her participation in an NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience at U of T motivated Cusimano to pursue cognitive science research. She is also grateful to the donors who contribute to Vic scholarships and awards: “Vic is unique in that it has an incredibly generous community of alumni and donors that continue to foster and celebrate the achievements of Vic students. It’s inspiring to receive the Vic community’s support even as I transition from U of T to begin graduate school.”

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Victoria University Heritage Society Members Victoria University gratefully recognizes the following people who have declared their intention to include Victoria in their estate’s charitable giving plans. Annalijn Conklin 0T2 Dick Cousland 5T4 Larry Davies Marion (Chatterjee) Davies 5T5 Janet Davison 8T9 Robert C. Dowsett 5T0 Martha Drake L. Diane Dyer 6T2 Freda M. Eickmeyer Konrad Eisenbichler Lesley Evans 7T6 Jean (Birkenshaw) Fennell 4T8 Judy M. (Caldecott) Fleming 6T1 Douglas G. Gardner 5T0 Elaine (Westheuser) Godwin 6T1 Paul W. Gooch Fred K. Graham John Bryan Green 6T5 V. Jean Griffiths 6T8 Ruth F. (Andrew) Hammond 4T3 Patricia Lillian Hannah 5T0 Elaine M. (Hirtle) Hayden 5T4 Diana L. (Rieder) Heard 8T2 Robert Heard 8T3 Kim and Alex Heath 9T9 William E. Hewitt 6T3

Glenn and Debby (Petrie) Hickling 7T7 Nettie (Wilson) Hoffman 5T0 Beth Holt 5T0 Dorothy (Flannery) Horwood Gilbert E. Howey 5T6 Ian G. M. Howey Kenneth W. Inkster C. Douglas Jay 4T6, 5T0 Lynda L. Jenner 6T2 Alexandra F. Johnston 6T1 Craig T. Kamcke 5T8 Patricia A. Kennedy 6T9 Renate Kozarov and Dennis Glasgow 8T7 F. H. Kim Krenz Eva Kushner Ethel (Upton) Lapp 4T9 Donald G. Lawson 5T1 Teza Layos Lwin 9T3 Janet G. (Macrae) MacInnis 5T9 Linda E. MacRae 6T7 Helen (Miscevish) Mandarich 4T0 Keith and Pamela McCallum 7T0 Frances Bond McElroy 5T8 Sybil Anne McEnteer 5T5

Vic Volunteer Leaves Generous Bequest Valerie (Husband) Brook Vic 6T1 was born in 1930. Although she began postsecondary studies at a later age than some, she quickly followed up her first degree with a BEd in 1963 and then a Bachelor of Library Science in 1968. Brook spent her career working as a teacherlibrarian and was a proud, long-time member of the Swansea Historical Society. Brook was devoted to Vic. She was a Heritage Society Member, made a yearly gift to the Annual Fund and created The Valerie Brook Scholarship which provides multiple in-course awards. Victoria is also grateful for the extraordinary bequest Brook left to Victoria College. Brook spent many years dedicating her volunteer time to Vic’s Alumni Office, too. Her dedication was recognized with an Arbor Award in 2001. She was an active participant in the alumni life of Vic, attending teas, Chancellor’s Council and talks, whenever possible. “Valerie was always modest about her accomplishments,” says Larry Davies, executive director of alumni affairs and advancement, “but I know she was proud to be part of the Vic family. She had a dry wit and enjoyed chatting with staff members and fellow volunteers. She was lovely and a kind supporter of both our office and Victoria University.”

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Joyce A. (Morley) McLean5T7 Gordon and Claire McLellan 4T9 Jane Millgate Donald Rae Milne 4T8 Sharon Gregory and Andrew Mitrovica 8T3 Elizabeth (Holgate) Myles 5T4 Mary Neal 6T1 and Stan Neal 6T2 H.E. Buzz Neal 4T8 Joan M. Neilson 5T0 Anne (Templeton) Nethercott 4T9 Carol D. Nunn 6T0 Jean (Reilly) O’Grady 6T4 Maryleah (Bullock) Otto 4T9 W. Michael S. Philp 6T4 S. Walker Popplewell 7T2 Eileen Prettyman 4T8 Walter and Nancy (Jamieson) Pridham 5T3 Phyllis M. (Pope) Purves 5T3 Mary E. Robertson 5T0 Patricia Romans Ann Saddlemyer Mary E. Sarjeant 5T2 G. Stephen Shantz 6T7 David P. Silcox 5T9

Shirley (Wilson) Sims 5T3 Miriam Anne Skey 5T9 Lilly (Offenbach) Strauss Nancy (Caldecott) Sutherland 6T5 Mary Elizabeth (Teskey) Sykes 4T7 Anne Weldon Tait 5T4 Brian Tennyson 6T2 Pauline A.Thompson 6T3 Joy Tyndall William Tynkaluk 5T3 Elizabeth (Eastlake) Vosburgh 6T8 Germaine Warkentin Arthur Waters 4T6 Nora R. Wilson 5T5 Paula (Mitas) Zoubek 6T2 All those who wish to remain anonymous. If you included Victoria in your will but do not see your name listed above, please contact Sharon Gregory at 416-813-4050, toll-free at 1-888-262-9775 or e-mail sharon.gregory@utoronto.ca

The Board of Regents gratefully acknowledges the thoughtful bequests of the following Vic alumni and friends whose gifts were received in the past year. Gwen Davenport Vic 5T0 Dorothy Fetterly Vic 4T7 Gwendolyn A. (Neal) Hopper Vic 4T3 Keith Laking Vic 5T3

Jean (Lennox) McFall Vic 4T0 C. Anderson Silber Donald and Margaret Waddington 4T2

Where There’s a Will… Victoria University can be designated as a beneficiary in your will. Here’s an example of a suggested wording: I give and bequeath to the Board of Regents of Victoria University, Toronto, Ontario, the sum of $ or % of my estate. If you wish to designate a specific bequest (a scholarship, the library, etc.),please contact Sharon Gregory at 416-813-4050, toll free at 1-888-262-9775 or sharon.gregory@utoronto.ca.

Photographs: (Opposite page) Victoria Alumni Office; Photo Copyright: Rita Leistner/Basetrack courtesy of the Stephen Bulger Gallery.

Phyllis D. Airhart E. Patricia Andrews 4T0 John and Barbara Armstrong 8T2 Doris A. (Jessinghouse) Arnold 6T6 Jeanine C. (MacDonald) Avigdor 5T4 G. William Bahen 5T0 Gillian (Smiley) Bartlett 7T0 Kenneth R. Bartlett 7T1 John Baty 6T6 Bernice and Claude Bell 5T2 Phelps Bell 5T3 David K. Bernhardt 5T8 Dorothy I. M. Black 3T5 Diane Hoar Bond and David E. Bond 7T2 William R. Bowen and Sandra J. Gavinchuk 7T5 Michelle E. Brotherton and John Rumerfield Walter Buleychuk 5T1 Kenneth Brian Burnham 5T6 Eleanor J. Burton 5T6 Dan Camposano 8T3 Muriel M. Spurgeon Carder 6T9 Ben Chan 8T7 Lawrence R. Cohen 7T2


faculty forum

Photography in the Time of ISIS

Photographs: (Opposite page) Victoria Alumni Office; Photo Copyright: Rita Leistner/Basetrack courtesy of the Stephen Bulger Gallery.

How have photography and social media, for which social documentarians had such high hopes, become the technology of choice for ISIS? In an article last winter for Rolling Stone Magazine, veteran war journalist Janet Reitman got inside the heads of a family of young American ISIS recruits. While social media was the medium by which they were coerced, seduced and ultimately convinced to head off to join ISIS, what they were being promised was something more like an escape from the isolated lives of Facebooking and browsing the Internet which, in their conservative and sheltered youths, had become their only form of social freedom. On-line personae carefully cultivated to snuggle up to these impressionable young people promised them companionship and an escape from parental control: She would marry a dashingly handsome warrior who would treat her like a queen; She would live in a beautiful house with a new sofa surrounded by her girlfriends; They would have their own milkshake maker; There would be no need for their smartphones; But do bring extras of your favourite mascara wands as good ones are hard to find in Syria. Marshall McLuhan would not have been surprised that the yearning for community and human contact was bound up with the systems of social networking. “All media are extensions of some human faculty—psychic or physical,” wrote McLuhan in The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects. Social media is an extension of human communal experience without the physical companionship. Compare Facebook Friendship to “companionship” (from Latin, “bread fellow,” or one you break bread with—com- “with” + panis“bread”). Facebook Friendship has, as its end-goal, some form of actual companionship, but only rarely extends beyond the virtual. Still, the human impulse for connection is universal and timeless. There is nothing quite like teaching undergraduates to be reminded of the new generations sprouting up. As a photojournalist and artist, I’ve become accustomed to documenting and representing the “world as it is” in my lifetime. “History” is something that happened before I was alive. But when I teach undergrads, suddenly the photographs I took (say, in Iraq, in 2003) are being taught as history. It’s a reminder that the students in front of me are the future witnesses of the present and of futures I will not live to see. I hear a lot of skepticism about the current generation, the so-called “Millennials” and their obsession with the technological world. They have no appreciation of the genuine or the material, some say. And yet my students show up every week to talk about the photographs they see on the Internet precisely because what drives them, what fulfills them, is human engagement and conversation. It’s often been said that with photojournalism “witnessing is not enough.” The Facebook correlative is “liking is not enough.” Image-viewers and image-makers (which today we all are) also want to

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An Afghan National Army soldier on his cell phone getting a signal at Forward Operations Base Shir Ghazal, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, March 2012. Archival palladium print with applied pigment created from original iPhone digital file.

understand and be empowered through photography. There is a resurgence of interest in permanent photographic printing processes. Millennials, as much as anyone, are concerned with historical permanence, legacy and the meaning of life. Photography (“drawing with light” from the Greek photo“light” + graphe- “drawing”) is at a remarkable turning point in its mere 177-year-old history. Elsewhere I’ve compared the invention of the smartphone to that of the phonetic alphabet, which put the power of writing into the hands of the masses. The smartphone has done the same thing for photography. It is inevitable then that there will be an explosive parallel rise in interest in visual story-telling and literacy. I started teaching the history of photography at Vic because I’ve believed for some time that an education in photography is a necessary part of a general education. Soon it will take its rightful place next to reading, writing, arithmetic, and, more recently, programming in standard curricula. Only then can we hope as a society to make sense of the looming chaos of photographic overload we are facing and have a fighting chance to prepare young people for a world of both increasing visual propaganda and visual empowerment.  Rita Leistner is a Victoria College Associate who teaches in the Jewison stream of Vic One and pioneered a senior-level seminar on photojournalism and documentary photography. Her most recent book, Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan, was a finalist for a Media Ecology book award. She is an award-winning war photographer who has just completed work on a 10-year, multi-media project about the Levant. vic report autumn 2015

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Painting the Town Red (and Gold) It was a banner year for Orientation Week! Victoria College welcomed 750 first-year students to campus from the Class of 2019. Many memorable activities of Orientation Week are still going strong, including the Wacky Tacky Boat Cruise around Toronto’s harbour, Men’s and Women’s Traditionals, Scarlet and Gold Party, parades and shouting galore. Spirit ran high and Vic students were spotted all over campus and around the U of T neighbourhood. This bird’s-eye view photograph shows Vic students parading down Bloor Street at Bay Street. If you want to see more of this year’s Orientation Week fun and bring back some of your own memories, visit www.facebook.com/ vicorientation2015. Oogie, oogie, oogie!

Alumni Calendar of Events November 19 Victoria College Emerging Leader Award Celebration Goldring Student Centre, 5:30 p.m., $10 per person. See ad on page seven. Register at my.alumni.utoronto.ca/EL2015.

Photograph: Andrew Cook

November 25 VWA “Love and Lust in Machiavelli’s The Mandrake Root: A Critique of Sexual Attraction and Contemporary Marriage” an illustrated talk with Konrad Eisenbichler, Alumni Hall, Old Vic, 2 p.m. January 25 Friends of the Victoria University Library Virginia Woolf Night: Paddington starring Nicole Kidman, Alumni Hall, Old Vic, 7 p.m., r.s.v.p. to s.gough@utoronto.ca or call 416-585-4471, if attending.

December 5 Graduates Christmas Luncheon “Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age: How Technology is Changing University Education for Students and Professors Alike” with President William Robins, Alumni Hall, Old Vic, 12 p.m. cash bar; 12:30 p.m. luncheon, $25 per person. Register at my.alumni.utoronto.ca/GCL2015, 416-585-4500 or 1-888-262-9775.

January 27 VWA “Vic Now” with William Robins, president; Kelley Castle, dean of students; Ben Atkins, VUSAC co-president, Alumni Hall, Old Vic, 2 p.m. February 24 VWA “The Altars Where We Worship: Religion and Popular Culture” with Mark Toulouse, principal of Emmanuel College, Alumni Hall, Old Vic, 2 p.m. Visit the Vic website for the most up-to-date event information and news at www.vicu.utoronto.ca. To subscribe to Vic’s e-newsletter, contact vic.alumni@utoronto.ca.

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