Founded by Junior Fellows in 2010, Massey Talks intends to showcase the lives and works of Quadrangle Society Members and Senior Fellows of Massey College. Each academic term features two Massey Talks evenings where speakers engage in an informal discussion with the audience, primarily composed of Junior and Senior fellows as well as any other interested members of the Massey community.
Massey Talks sessions are intended to provide a personal glimpse into the lives and experiences of our extraordinary fellows. After a brief introduction, each speaker is asked to speak for about 15 minutes about their lives — career, research or any other topic. Then the floor will open for a Q&A, moderated by one of the organizers. Massey Talks! aims to create an informal forum for intellectual and personal conversation in an informal environment, in line with the founding principles of Massey College.
In the past, Massey Talks hosted fascinating speakers such as President David Naylor, Nobel Laureate Dr.John Polyani, Dr. Margaret MacMillan, Mr. Charles Pachter, Mr. R.H.Thomson, the Honourable Bill Graham, Justice Patrick LeSage, the Very Rev. Honourable Lois Wilson, Dean Mayo Moran (U of T Law School), Master John Fraser, Mr. Michael Valpy, Mr. Mark Smith (KPMG), Mr. John Geiger (Globe and Mail), Dr. Lorna Marsden, Mr. David Hilton, Dr. David Goldbloom (CAMH), to name a few.