Massey College

This fall, it has been a bit sad to spend my first September at U of T after finishing my five years as a Massey College Junior Fellow: not getting invited to orientation events, or told about the official college photo. Massey has had an enormous influence over my time at U of T, and […]

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I got a handful of photos at this year’s welcome BBQ at Massey College – one surprise guest, former astronaut and new Governor General Julie Payette. More photos of her (scroll to IMG_9925.jpg)

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Helen’s funeral was beautiful and a tribute to the influence she has had. It filled the lower level of the Old Vic building at Victoria University. Eulogies from friends, her brother and sister, supervisor, father, and husband were moving and spoke universally of her selflessness and determination to make life count in the face of […]

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Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. These seemingly grim lines may be the most optimistic in modern literature: life feeds into life, change is constant, and the spring’s rain helps complete the cycle.

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At lunch at Massey College today, the closest available seat was beside a fellow Junior Fellow and photography client who was having lunch with Carolynn Benett, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. We were soon joined by a climate change advisor from the Ontario provincial government and ended up talking about carbon capture and […]

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Yesterday, I attended the Political Science End of Year Party and the Rose Wolfe Seder at Massey College. Later, Pieter and I got to know our new flatmate Rad a bit. The thesis proposal remains an ongoing struggle. There is also one immediate wave of grading with another yet to come, and summer TA applications.

Every year, the Massey Grand Rounds Symposium assembles scholars and practitioners in health-related fields to discuss issues of public importance. This year’s theme was “Health and Environment: Air, Food, and Drugs” and included presentations on air pollution and asthma; sugar; illicit drugs; violence in urban environments; and housing. I took photos of the whole event.

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Today was both an illustrative and exceptional day. Breakfast was my standard porridge of kidney beans, quinoa, and mixed frozen vegetables, with a Whole Foods avocado as a bonus and topped with nutritional year and Sriracha sauce. I got a large coffee on my way to my research design class at Trinity College, where my […]

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