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It is with sadness that we say a fond farewell to former Academy member Lyla Barclay, who passed away recently of Parkinsons Disease. Lyla and her husband, Tony, joined the Academy together in 1995, and were active members for 20 years. Lyla’s involvement in the Academy was varied – running the gamut from President to…
It is with sadness that we communicate the passing of Liz Feltes – a valued member of the Academy family since 2005. Current members fondly recall the lively and engaging workshops that Liz led on topics like History of the English Language and Memoirs. Like Liz, the workshops were always intelligent and thoughtful. In addition…
At our AGM on June 5th, the members of our Board for 2018/19 were confirmed. This group of dedicated volunteers will provide the guidance and leadership for the Academy for the coming year.
Click here to see the full list of Board and Committee members for the forthcoming Academy year:
Thoughts from Gillian Long
Dr. Michael Benarroch, Provost and Vice President, Academic at Ryerson University since July 2017, delivered the Third Spring Talk on Wednesday April 25th 2018. His topic was Being Bold and Pushing Boundaries: Thoughts on the Future of University Education. He is the bold child of immigrants from Tangiers (to chilly Winnipeg!) and was the first member of his family to push boundaries by graduating from university. A large, engaged audience listened closely to his thoughts on the future of university education and later asked many pertinent questions.