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David Macfarlane Presents…

On Monday, November 3, 2014, Quadrangle Society Book Club hosts David Macfarlane, the author of: The Danger Tree: memory, war and the search for a family’s past A performance piece by the author in collaboration with the composer and musician, Douglas John Cameron. This personal history of a Newfoundland family and  World War I has been greatly admired since it was first published in 1991. Reissued this year.  

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Emilie Nicolas, Junior Fellow Honoured in Ottawa

Emilie Nicolas, Junior Fellow and a Vanier Scholar is one of the five 2014 laureates of the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. She was awarded for being "an outstanding campaigner for women’s human rights, dignity, autonomy and equality of opportunity." His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada presented the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case during

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Adrienne Clarkson Presents the Last 2014 Massey Lecture

The 2014 CBC Massey Lectures by Adrienne Clarkson Tuesday, October 28 - Toronto, Ontario Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music Purchase Tickets "What is the paradox of citizenship? It is that we are most fully human, most truly ourselves, most authentically individual, when we commit to the community. It is in the mirror of our community -- the street, the neighbourhood, the town, the country -- that we find our best selves. We've been on a long

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Massey Lecture #4 in Vancouver: Ubuntu

Wednesday October 22 - Vancouver, BC The Chan Centre - University of British Columbia, 7 pm Purchase Tickets "Several million years ago, in the Great Rift Valley, one of our earliest ancestors sat by a fire, shaping humanity's first tool, a hand axe. These exquisite objects are the first utterance of a new emergent consciousness: dig, cut, scrape, chop, pierce, hammer; actions that speak of social organization, extended families living and working

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Massey Lectures Next Stop: Saskatoon

Monday, October 20 - Saskatoon, Sask The Broadway Theatre, 7 pm Purchase Tickets "The injunction to help others as part of one's duty to one's country integrates a sense of place with a sense of self. We have interpreted citizenship as a consensual contract with certain emotive elements, such as a high regard for our natural surroundings, some respect for the institutions of government and the law, and, ideally, a commitment to helping advance the

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Massey Lecture 2 – Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship

Tuesday,  October 14 - Halifax, Nova Scotia Rebecca Cohn Auditorium - Dalhousie Arts Centre, 7 pm Purchase Tickets "The term dêmokratia means, literally, people power.  As such, Athenian democracy, as articulated by figures such as Pericles, seemed to be free, tolerant, liberal, and engaging. The Greek word for virtue was 'arete', and this quality was popularized together with loyalty, courage, honesty, eagerness to serve the state, poverty,

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The Art of Leadership by Master Hugh Segal

On September 22 2014, Master Segal spoke at the Senior Fellows Luncheon. You can read the speech here.

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Alex Sodiqov & Family Arrive to Canada

Members of the Massey College community extend a warm welcome to Massey Scholar-at-Risk  Alexander Sodiqov, a PhD candidate studying conflict resolution at the University of Toronto, who was permitted to leave Tajikistan and arrived in Canada on Wednesday, where he will continue his studies. His wife and daughter joined him a day later. Mr. Sodiqov was arrested and detained in Khorog, Tajikistan on June 16 while conducting fieldwork on conflict

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What Is A Deadline?

Did you know a deadline was an actual line on a printing press and anything that was typeset after that line would be cut off? Or that a “slug” wasn’t just the name of a story? Turns out, much of our journalism vernacular comes from the printing presses of a bygone era. CBC reporter Jody Porter walked J-Source through the printing press process at University of Toronto’s Massey College, where she apprenticed while on a fellowship. Tamara

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Massey College Welcomes Hugh Segal

Hugh Segal, the fifth Master of Massey College, joins Massey after four decades in the public, private, academic and not-for-profit sector.  He is a former Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister in the 1990s, a former Associate Cabinet Secretary in Ontario in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, and in June, 2014, he finished a nine year term as Senator representing Ontario. Hugh is a graduate in Canadian History from the University of Ottawa, was

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