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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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Registration for the 5th Annual Massey Gown Run now open!

Please join us on Saturday, October 22 for the 5th Annual Massey Gown Run, to support the Scholars at Risk program. All members and friends of the Massey community are welcome to participate in this 5 km run/walk/stroll around UofT and neighbouring area. Participants will be provided with an academic gown to wear during the event, signalling our support for scholars around the globe whose academic careers have been jeopardized by the perils of war,

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Summer 2016 edition of The Owl now available online


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2016 -2017 Journalism Fellows

Massey College is delighted to announce our incoming William Southam Journalism Fellows for 2016-2017.  We look forward to introducing them at the Meet the Journalism Fellows event in September 2016. Please click through here to view biographies and photos of our Journalism Fellows: Journalism-Fellows-Poster-2016-17

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Dr. Ursula Martius Franklin: Sep 16, 1921 – Jul 22, 2016

Massey College Loses One of Its Most Distinguished Members We are sad to announce that Dr. Ursula Franklin, a Massey College Senior Fellow, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016. Dr. Franklin was a metallurgist, research physicist, feminist, peace activist, author and educator. She received her PhD in experimental physics at the Technical University of Berlin, after she and her parents survived the holocaust. She arrived in Toronto in 1948 to pursue

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No Lunch Service on Friday, July 22

There will be no lunch service on Friday, July 22. Dining Hall will be closed for an event.

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