News and Events October 30

News and Events October 30

As you might know, we have been working on anti-Black racism community education. Members of the Governing Board have donated funds to make these sessions available to everyone at Massey College. Our Junior Fellows have had the first of three sessions with one of their peers, Chantal Philips. We have also hired another two experts in the field, Ekua Quansah and Zahra Dhanani, who are helping to educate about anti-Black racism and to help us address racism at Massey College.

We’ve held two additional sessions – one for our Governing Board and two for Massey College staff. This important work continues with a webinar available to the entire Massey community. It is scheduled for Friday, November 6th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm EST. Your attendance is greatly appreciated. Please register here.

Following the webinar, available to the whole Massey community, we are planning three additional interactive sessions for smaller groups of up to twenty participants.

They are scheduled for the following dates:

Thursday November 12th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm EST register here.

Friday November 13th, 2:30 – 4:00 EST register here.

Tuesday November 17th, 2:30 – 4:00 EST register here.


As October comes to a close I’d like to highlight some great programming happening next month:

Monday November 2nd:

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST Ethics Today: Why it Matters More than Ever. This is the first of a four-part ethics series and will offer a look at political ethics.  Senior Fellow and Chair of Public Policy at Massey Tom Axworthy will host this conversation featuring Don Gibson, who has led ethics roundtables for the United Church for many years, Mary Dawson, former Ethics Commissioner for the Government of Canada, and Penny Collenette, former senior advisor to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. Click here to watch the livestream.

5:00pm-6:00pm EST Massey College Book Club: Policing Black Lives, by Robyn Maynard. The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael Tulloch and Alumna Hadiya Roderique will discuss this critically acclaimed work. Junior Fellow, and Book Club committee member Alexander Sarra-Davis will moderate and facilitate questions from the audience. Click here to attend the livestream.

Our week long virtual conference, Massey is Missing COP26 begins on Monday November 9th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST with a discussion of why climate change matters to Canadians and the Canadian business community. Register for this event here.

On November 10th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm EST we have Press Club. Objectivity in Canadian media, in the wake of Black Lives Matter will feature a discussion with Anita Li media strategist and journalism instructor, Dr. Stephen J. A. Ward author, media and historian Rachel Giese editorial director of Xtra and Adrian Harewood co-anchor of CBC News Ottawa – hosted by Duncan McCue, our 2020-2021 CBC Radio Canada Fellow. Register to attend here.

We will be hosting a virtual Pride High Table on Friday, November 20th. More information to come soon but in the meantime, save the date!



Emefa Nancy Dzradosi, our 2020-2021 JHR Gordon N. Fisher Journalism Fellow, was awarded the 2019 Best Sanitation and Hygiene Media Award at the Ghana Journalist Association Awards earlier this month. Diego Rojas, a PhD candidate at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and a Scholar-at-Risk at Massey College, is profiled in the U of T News here. Lastly, recent alumni Alexander Kostenko has been selected as one of two Parliamentary Interns for the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, well done Alex!


With best wishes,