Wisdom of Life

Massey Lectures

The College, along with CBC and the House of Anansi Press, co-hosts the Massey Lectures, widely regarded as the most important public lectures in Canada. Established in 1961 by the CBC to honour the former Governor-General of Canada, the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, the College’s Founder and first Visitor, these annual lectures are given by a noted scholar or public figure. They are broadcast by the CBC from cities across Canada, and published at the same time by House of Anansi Press.

For more information on the Massey Lectures, visit: http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/massey-lectures/


  • Caroline Wickham

    Apr 07, 2016

    While I appreciate the Massey Lectures online and on the radio every year, this past year's 2015 with Margaret MacMillan, was particularly interesting and educational! Thank you! Looking forward to 2016s and wondering if I may attend. Caroline

  • bev kennedy

    Nov 05, 2016

    Master Hugh Segals innovative pilot project and poverty I think this is long overdue However I see the cut off age is 64 Perhaps for a separate study it would be fruitful to study the factors that push formerly middle class earners into poverty once they retire or are no longer able to work this is critical in an age of gig to gig jobs and vanishing company and defined pensions. I have some thought on this issue as well poverty doesn't vaporize at age 65 Are this group even logged as seeking employment when they are trying to top up the basic income the pension that government provides?

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