Dear Members of the Massey Community, Chers collègues,
It has now been one year since I became the Principal of Massey College: a year full of wonderful connections, fabulous events and several challenges. I remain steadfast in my commitment to Massey to ensure its relevance as a place for ideas in our complex world.
We are very excited to be working on the plan for the start of the new academic year and the arrival of our new cohort of Junior Fellows on September 1st. The College has adapted its space and programming to reflect the health and safety requirements necessary to prevent the spread of COVID. To ensure that everyone in our community can participate in our events, we have added technological supports to join virtually. The Dining Hall will be open but with limitations of space. We will operate cafeteria-style with boxed meals and a maximum of about 40 spaces, 56 if the weather permits eating in the quadrangle. The full COVID prevention protocol will be posted on the website following approval by the Risk Committee.
A few other announcements:
First, I am pleased to announce the nomination of the following people to Massey committees:
|Gurveer Bains||Recent Alum||Governance and Nominating|
|Julian Posada||Junior Fellow||Governance and Nominating|
|Brett House||Senior Fellow||Finance and Audit|
|Leting Liu||Junior Fellow||Finance and Audit|
|Aarya Patil||Junior Fellow||Risk|
Second, we will soon be issuing a Call for Nominations to the Governing Board to reflect the wish of the Board to add new members representing the Junior Fellows.
Third, I want to thank the many who shared ideas for the Future of Massey College. I invite you to continue to send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can choose to sign up for an individual meeting with me Tuesday or Thursday afternoons by clicking here. I also reserve Friday afternoons 2-4pm for drop-ins, without appointment.
Fourth, I want to share with you a glimpse of programming for the upcoming “Massey Season”:
…and much more to come.
Consult the calendar on our website for updates and watch for further details on how to register to our events.
Finally, let us know your news! We would like to collect your updates from the past year for the purposes of our Annual Report. To share your updates with us, please ensure you are signed in to your Massey account (email email@example.com if you need help) and follow one of these two links:
If you are an Alumni, please click here to fill out the Alumni Activity Survey and follow the instructions.
For all other members of our community, please click here to complete our Member Activity Survey and follow the instructions.
Never hesitate to get in touch with your ideas and suggestions.
Enjoy the rest of your summer. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Nathalie Des Rosiers