CBC Massey Lectures
Massey College, along with CBC and the House of Anansi Press, co-hosts the Massey Lectures, widely regarded as the most important public lectures in Canada. Established in 1961 by the CBC to honour the former Governor-General of Canada, the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, the College’s Founder and first Visitor, these annual lectures are given by...
CIFAR Massey Talks
Established in 2015 by Hugh Segal and Alan Bernstein, it is an annual lecture given by a CIFAR leader, with interested Junior Fellows acting as respondents and moderators. The Canadian Centre for Research (CIFAR) and Massey College foster and encourage the exchange of novel ideas and research insights. Both institutions connect with diverse, multidisciplinary communities...
Massey Grand Rounds
Massey Grand Rounds is a group comprised of members of the Massey College community, and includes medical students, graduate students, physicians, and scientists in areas related to medicine and health sciences. It convenes monthly and serves as a discussion forum for current topics related to medicine, the health sciences, and issues of interest to students....
The Clarkson Laureateship for Public Service is awarded annually by Massey College to members of its community. The Clarkson Laureateship program started in 2005 to honour the public service of the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson.
John Charles Polanyi Prizes
In honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Government of the Province of Ontario has established a fund to provide annually up to five prizes to outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career who are continuing to post-doctoral studies or have recently started...
Walter Gordon Symposium
The Walter Gordon Series in Public Policy is named after the Honourable Walter Gordon, who was a Senior Fellow of Massey College until his death in 1987. The series, which began in 1990 under the leadership of then head of the College, Ann Saddlemyer, was designed to present annually a top of immediate Canadian significance...
Massey College Book Club
The Quadrangle Society Book Club was founded by Quadrangler Sandra Martin at the Society’s first meeting in 1998. Now called "Massey College Book Club", meetings are held in the Upper Library, three times each term, usually following a Quadrangle dine in hall evening. Programming for the Massey College book club is done by a committee...
Music Programming at Massey is decided by a committee consisting of Junior Fellows, Senior Fellows, Quadrangle Society Members and Alumni and is headed by Rick Phillips. Music Club events cover classical music in general, with the focus on important concerts playing in Toronto.
Massey Talks showcases 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.
Junior Fellow Lecture Series (JFLS)
Coordinated and presented by the Junior Fellows, these lectures take place roughly once a month and invite three Junior Fellows to give an after dinner lecture on a chosen topic through the lens of their various fields of study
High Table dinners are a Massey College tradition, typically held every second or third Friday evening throughout the year. Notices and RSVP instructions are sent out generally a week in advance. Sign-up is done through the Porter’s Lodge.