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Senior Fellow Julie Payette is the new Governor General of Canada

Congratulations to Senior Fellow and Alumna Julie Payette, new Governor General of Canada "It is a distinct honour and privilege for Massey College to join with Canadians from all walks of life in celebrating the choice of Julie Payette as Canada's next Governor General. Her Majesty's next Canadian representative is both a present Senior Fellow of Massey College and was a Junior Fellow when she got her Master of Applied Science – Computer Engineering

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Winners of the 2017-2018 William Southam Journalism Fellowships Announced

We are thrilled to welcome winners of the 2017-2018 William Southam Journalism fellowships to Massey College. The fellows were announced on June 8, 2017 at the Canadian Journalism Foundation annual Awards Gala, in Toronto. William Southam Journalism Fellows are outstanding Canadian and International journalists in mid-career who are selected to spend a year at the College. The objective of the fellowship program is to encourage improvement in journalism

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SGS Bursaries for Massey College Junior Fellows

The School of Graduate Studies launched new bursaries developed in collaboration with Massey College for Afro-Caribbean Canadian, Indigenous, and international graduate students. These bursaries create opportunities that can provide academic and personal enrichment for high-achieving graduate students who would not be able to afford the fees associated with Junior Fellowship. Applicants have to go through the regular selection process for Junior

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W. Kenneth McCarter

  Massey College mourns the passing of W. Kenneth McCarter. A Senior Fellow and Chair of the Quadrangle Society, Ken was a dynamic and engaged pillar of our college, who gave thousands of volunteer hours to the Massey community for many years. Please read the full notice here.

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Helen Mo: September 20, 1983- April 11, 2017

Massey community mourns the passing of Non-Resident Junior Fellow, Helen Mo. Helen was a doctoral student in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto, a recipient of an SSHRC doctoral fellowship, and was an engaged, supportive, community-spirited colleague of , actively involved in many aspects of College life. As a Non-Resident Captain of House IV, Helen was involved in gender relations issues, and was an advocate for

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Dr. Rose Wolfe: Aug. 17, 1916 – Dec. 30, 2016

Massey College mourns the passing of a distinguished member of its community, Visitor Emerita Dr. Rose Wolfe. Hugh Segal, the College Master sent out the following message: “I am saddened to report on the death, this past Friday (December 30th 2016), of our Visitor Emerita, Rose Wolfe. Her passing is a huge loss for the University of Toronto and for Massey College in particular. The life she led, of service to others, outreach to those in difficult

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Hugh Segal delivers John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture

On November 2nd 2016, at Glendon College, Massey's very own Master, Hugh Segal,  delivered the John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture “A Rational Foreign Policy for an Almost Middle Power” You can read the lecture here.

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Junior Fellow Lecture Series: War: what is it good for?

Junior Fellow Lecture Series "War: what is it good for?" Thursday, November 3rd at 8:00 pm, Upper Library Speakers: Simon Beaulieu (Medieval History) Michael Strang (Theology) and Adrian De Leon (Modern History) These three perspectives on a topic as old as time itself will doubtless prove to be thought-provoking, enthralling, and most of all - enlightening. All members of the Massey community are welcome and encouraged to attend.  

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Massey Lectures on CBC Radio 1

The 2016 CBC Massey Lectures - "The Return of History" In his 1989 essay The End of History? American thinker Francis Fukuyama suggested that Western liberal democracy was the endpoint of our political evolution, the best and final system to emerge after thousands of years of trial and error. Fukuyama seems to have been wrong: our recent history -- filled with terrorism and war, rising inequity and the mass flight of populations -- suggests that

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Massey Talks: Building Community

Massey Talks & Community Service Committees have joined forces to organize an evening conversation on how to build a community with Lois Wilson, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Senior Fellows, and Patricia Wood. Wednesday, October 26, 7:45 Upper Library

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