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Six Members of the Massey Community Honoured

Six members of the Massey community, all Senior Fellows, were appointed to the Order of Canada or promoted within the order. Heartfelt congratulations to Aubie Angel, Lawrence Hill, Bob Rae, Vivian Rakoff, Janet Rossant and Stephen Toope! Please read the message written by Master Hugh Segal.

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Search for Bursar – Massey College

Massey College is hiring! We are looking to fill a position of the College Bursar.  Preferred Start Date 2015-10-01 Industry Type Education Location Canada-Ontario/ Toronto Job Status Permanent Deadline for Applications: August 14, 2015 Reporting to the Master (CEO/Chair), the Bursar is responsible for the oversight and direction of all aspects of administration: financial management, budgeting, accounting and reporting; familiarity with human resources

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On Display: The Real Worlds of Ursula Martius Franklin

Where: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto When: June 2015 Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library honors Dr. Ursula Martius Franklin, Massey College Senior Fellow. Her work is featured during the month of June 2015. Dr. Franklin was a metallurgist, research physicist, feminist, peace activist, author and educator. The display, curated by Karen Suurtamm, archivist at the University of Toronto Archives, highlights just some of the many

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Journalism Fellows 2015-2016

Massey College is delighted to announce our incoming Southam Journalism Fellows for 2015- 2016.  We look forward to introducing them at the Meet the Journalism Fellows event in September 2015. They are: Mustapha Dumbuya, BBC Media Alert, Sierra Leone Gordon N. Fisher / JHR Fellow Emily Mathieu, Toronto Star St. Clair Balfour Fellow Jennifer Moroz, CBC Radio-Canada CBC Radio-Canada Fellow Luiz Hidalgo Nunes, Jr., Freelance Journalist, Brazil Scotiabank/CJFE

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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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