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Professor Abraham Rotstein: 1929 – 2015

We are very saddened by the news of the death of Senior Fellow and renowned Canadian Political Economist, Abraham Rotstein.  Prof. Rotstein died on April 27 in Toronto.  His association with Massey College goes back to 1973 as Senior Resident and soon after graduating to Senior Fellow (Continuing).  For decades he had an office in House 1 while holding the title of Senior Southam Fellow.  Known by all as Abe, he advised scores of mid-career journalists

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Junior Fellow Lecture Series: The Future

The final Junior Fellow Lecture of the year will be held tonight in the Upper Library at 7:45 p.m. The theme is "The Future". Speakers: Paul Xavier (Library & Information Science) - "Creative Destruction in the information age: determining the impact information communication technologies have on the knowledge economy" Gillian Strudwick (Nursing) - "Electronic Health Records and Canada: What can we hope for in the future?" Amit Deshwar (Electrical

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Walter Gordon Symposium 2015

IMPORTANT: Please note venue change on Thursday, March 26 at 8pm: The new venue is Great Hall of St. Paul's Anglican Church at 227 Bloor Street East.  The Walter Gordon Symposium is a joint collaboration between students from SPPG and Massey College. WALTER GORDON SYMPOSIUM 2015 Confronting Complexity: Better Ways of Addressing our Toughest Policy Problems This year’s Walter Gordon Symposium on Public Policy explores how Canadians, through their

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Junior Fellow Lecture Series: The Present

The second to last Junior Fellow Lecture of the year will be held tonight in the Upper Library at 7:45 p.m. The theme is "The Present". Speakers: Ashraf Nahle (Endocrinology) "Pre- and Post-Modern Medicine: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" Connor Sebestyen (Modern European History)  "Jewish Displaced Persons after WWII: Looking through the Eyes of Jewish DPs in David Boder’s 1946 Interviews" Amy Cote (English) "Present Pasts: The Holocaust and

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QS Book Club Presents: All my Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

All my Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews,  presented by Sandra Martin Miriam Toews is beloved for her irresistible voice, for mingling laughter and heartwrenching poignancy like no other writer. In her most passionate novel yet, she brings us the riveting story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life.      You won't forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving sisters. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married:

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A Reading by Shani Mootoo

We are pleased to invite you to the reading by the University of Toronto's Jack McClelland Writer in Residence for 2015  Shani Mootoo. The reading will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, february 6, 2015 in the Upper Library at Massey College. Shani's first novel, Cereus Blooms at Night (1996), took the Canadian literary scene by storm. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Giller Prize, among other awards, it has already attracted a lot

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Maripier Isabelle & Jody Porter Named 2015 Clarkson Laureates

2015 CLARKSON LAUREATES FOR PUBLIC SERVICE  The Clarkson Laureateships in Public Service, the highest honour the College awards annually to members of its community, this year go to two outstanding individuals:  Ms. Maripier Isabelle is a third-year Non-Resident Junior Fellow “whose infectious enthusiasm for many causes is greatly admired by everyone at the College. Her activities can be hardly counted – from running Gown Run for Risk in support

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Junior Fellow Lecture Series: Visible

7:45 p.m. Junior Fellow Lecture Series, Upper Library. No RSVP necessary. Theme: Visible Speakers: Si Yue Guo - "The Art of Microscopy" Emily MaCrae - “Strategies and Tactics: Street Art in the City of Poznan” Jielai Zhang - "Exploring the invisible: The Big Bang Theory"

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Interview with Damian Tarnopolsky

Damian Tarnopolsky, Barbara Moon-Ars Medica Editorial Fellow completed his term at Massey College. Barbara Marzario, Junior Fellow, talked to him about Massey College, his fellowship and his work. BM: Many thanks for sitting down this afternoon to discuss your recent term as the Barbara Moon-Ars Medica Editorial Fellow at Massey College. Before we delve into your experiences, can you briefly describe the fellowship – the nature of the role and

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QS Book Club Presents: Kaputt by Curzio Malaparte

January 12, 2015 Kaputt by Curzio Malaparte, presented by Anna Porter and Gilbert Reid Malaparte (1898-1957) was an Italian ex-Fascist, man of letters, cultural dandy, poseur and prolific journalist. Kaputt mingles high and low culture in an exuberant, surreal, violently sadistic, phantasmagoric reportage from the abyss of cruelty that was the Eastern Front in WW II where Malaparte covered the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.  

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