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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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John Fraser Retires as Master of Massey College

After almost two decades at the helm of Massey College, John Fraser retired from  this venerable institution on June 30th 2014.  Read  the U of T News  article published on this occasion with reflections  of former Junior Fellows Ted Sargent (Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology), Colleen Flood (Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy), Cecil Hahn (a pediatric oncologist at the Hospital for Sick Children), and Claire Battershill

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Ursula Franklin Speaks Book Launch

Join us on Monday, May 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for the launch of Ursula Franklin Speaks: Thoughts and Afterthoughts, 1986-2012 Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, this is a wide-ranging collection of talks by one of Canada's best-known and best-loved thinkers. Ursula Franklin Speaks allows readers to see the development of Franklin's point of view across twenty-five years of her human betterment. The collection includes twenty-two speeches

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Vincent Massey Tovell (1922-2014)

VINCENT MASSEY TOVELL O.C. 29  July 1922 – 6 May 2014 It is with great sadness that I have to tell the Massey College community of the death on May 6th, early yesterday evening, of one of its greatest citizens and Senior Fellows, Vincent Massey Tovell, O.C., in his 92nd year. Vincent was both a generous benefactor and loyal friend of the College through several decades and perhaps no Senior Fellow in the 50-year history of the college was more

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Alfred Villeneuve Exhibition

An exhibition of recent paintings by Alfred Villeneuve in the Round Room Gallery at Massey College With this exhibition, Massey College launches a new programme to assist Canadian artists to display and sell their works during a limited period of time during the non-academic part of the calendar year. The programme joins others at the college which help to support small but highly innovative arts organizations, like the Talisker Players and Groundling

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Notice to Applicants for Junior Fellowship 2014-2015

Dear Prospective Junior Fellows, Thank you for applying. Due to a huge number of last-minute submissions, we have experienced difficulties in processing applications. Those of you who have submitted before Friday, May 2 will be notified whether your application is complete on Monday, May 12. If you have applied after May 2, you will be notified by May 15. This includes inquiries about the reference letters. If you tried to apply yesterday (May 5)

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Now accepting applications for Junior Fellows

Massey College welcomes applications for Junior Fellows from full-time graduate students or students pursuing professional degrees such as law, medicine or dentistry at the University of Toronto. For more information, please see our documentation on How to Apply for  a Junior Fellowship at Massey College or proceed directly to our online application form. Inquiries regarding the application process can be directed to the College Registrar, Ms.

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QS Book Club – April 7, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014 Willa Cather: Sapphira and the Slave Girl presented by Linda Spalding. One of the great twentieth century American writers (My Antonia, Death Comes to the Archbishop, etc.,) Cather had a Canadian association, as for many years she lived for the summer months in New Brunswick. Sapphira and the Slave Girl is Cather's last novel. Our presenter, Quadrangle member Linda Spalding, is the author of six books of  fiction and non-fiction

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