Peter Herrndorf to join Massey College as Senior Resident and Massey Chair for the Arts

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Peter Herrndorf, CC OOnt, is joining Massey College as a Senior Resident and Massey Chair for the Arts effective June 2018.

“We are honoured to welcome Peter back to Massey where he was a Visiting Scholar in 1999” said College Principal Hugh Segal. “There is a sustained interest in the arts at Massey, which encompasses all art forms as well as creativity in general. Whether it is writing for health sciences students, performing arts as a focus of graduate or doctoral studies, or part of the enriching experience offered by Massey College, with the goal of maintaining an academic life vs. personal life balance, the arts have played a very important role for the whole community.head shot

Peter Herrndorf brings an invaluable depth of experience, not only from his outstanding period of service to the National Arts Centre and its many programmes and linkages with the arts community across Canada and the world, but also from his days as CEO of TV Ontario, and as Vice-President and General Manager of English Radio and Television at CBC. He has also been involved in numerous volunteer activities, including serving as the Chair of the Stratford Festival and on the Board of The Canadian Journalism Foundation and The Governing Council of the University of Toronto. His presence at Massey will provide new learning and understanding opportunities for our entire community”.

“I was honoured to be invited back to Massey, where I enjoyed a year of study and interaction with the Massey College community. Massey’s reputation as a centre for interdisciplinary pursuit of the arts, humanities, sciences and professions for graduate students, and the entire community makes it a particularly inviting and welcoming place for study, reflection, discussion and learning.” Peter Herrndorf said.

Peter Herrndorf, as Chair of the Arts at Massey, joins Tom Axworthy, Chair of Public Policy, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Science Chair and Mary McGeer, Music Chair at Massey.

Massey Chairs are pro-bono positions filled by distinguished academics and practitioners, who advise and mentor Junior Fellows in the organization of interdisciplinary and intergenerational events at Massey College, events that are open to the entire community.