A Message from Principal Des Rosiers

A Message from Principal Des Rosiers

Dear friends of Massey College, Chers collègues,

I hope you are having a good and productive week. A reminder that the College is closed on Monday, October 12th for Canadian Thanksgiving. I’d like to wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday weekend. We start back with a busy week of programming on Tuesday the 13th. Please see below for what’s on.

We have a partnership with DemocracyXchange and I would like to invite you to join the discussion:

DemocracyXChange Summit (October 13-15)

DemocracyXChange Festival (October 16-22)

In partnership with SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Massey community members are welcome to join with the registration code DXCFriend.

Other events coming up:

Tuesday, October 13th at 7:45pm  Massey College Virtual Music Club  – Behind the Bellows: The twisted history of the acordian … and where it’s going, with alumni Michael Bridge.

Join us on Wednesday, October 14th at 4:00pm for the Massey Dialogue Entitled It’s what you can’t see: Mental Health and Psychosis with Dr. Elyn Saks, Senior Fellow Andrea J Levinson and Junior Fellow Keshna Sood. Watch the livestream here.

Don’t forget that the Massey Dialogues are a weekly series, taking place every Wednesday from 4:00-5:00pm EST.  Make sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel for access to past Dialogues and subscribe to receive notifications of upcoming ones!

Friday, October 16th from 12:30 – 2:00pm join us for a webinar on Science and Policy of Permafrost Thaw in the Arctic

  • Opening remarks:Tom Axworthy, Chair of Public Policy at Massey College, and moderator Tony Penikett, former Premier of Yukon (tony.penikett@gmail.com)
  • Scientific responses to permafrost thaw:A conversation between Christopher Burn, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Carleton University and Jocelyn Joe-Strack, PhD Candidate, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan
  • Policy responses to permafrost thaw:A conversation between Dalee Sambo Dorough, International Chair of Inuit Circumpolar Council and Franklyn Griffiths, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
  • Q&A


Registration is required for this event, please RSVP here.

Stay safe, stay well,

Nathalie Des Rosiers