Wisdom of Life

Senior Fellows

Senior Fellows are elected from prominent representatives of both academic and professional interests at the University of Toronto. They are invited to participate in all College activities, as well as Senior Fellow Luncheons and Senior Fellows Dine in Hall evenings held several times each year, and an annual Senior Fellows Gala . Nominations for Senior Fellowship may be submitted to the Dean of Fellowships at Massey College. The Nominating Committee reviews all nominations and its recommendations are voted upon by members of the Governing Board.

New Senior Fellows will be announced in late May 2017.


  • Lorna Marsden

    Aug 31, 2015

    Phyllis Grosskurth: I took her 18th literature course at UC in 1967-68. She was a marvel as a teacher and a role model. It is also through her that I first encountered Massey College because her TA was Ted Chamberlain, Junior Fellow. Handing in a paper (a bit late) I encountered the terrifying Porter at the Gate of Massey - my fellow student (male) was let in; I was barred and sort of silently denounced with a glare. Fortunately, Pat Grosskurth and I remained in touch until quite recently. I wonder how many others at Massey were her students and benefited from her leadership and intellectual courage?

  • May Jeong

    Jan 22, 2017

    Hello, I am a Kabul-based Canadian magazine writer and a graduate of the nearby Trinity College. I am writing on behalf of my friend Ruhullah Khapalwak, a former New York Times reporter and a graduate of Swarthmore College. He has been behind every major piece coming out of Afghanistan since 2001. He is interested in pursuing a graduate degree or a fellowship in journalism or related subjects in Canada and I am writing to inquire whether such programs exist at Massey. He requires financial aid, and I've promised I would ask around to see if there might be any opportunities for him to continue his studies. Please let me know if you have any advice. Yrs, May

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Upcoming Events

  1. Senior Fellow Luncheon – Speaker: John Fraser

    September 25 @ 12:00 pm
  2. Governing Board Meeting

    September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Reception for new Senior Fellows

    September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Non-Resident Junior Fellow dine in hall

    September 27 @ 6:30 pm
  5. Junior Fellow Lecture Series

    September 27 @ 7:45 pm