Massey College

In 1994–5, the last year of Saddlemyer’s mastership, one innovation was so popular that it immediately became a college tradition. This was the Murder Game, played in February when the stress of term work and the gloom of winter had become oppressive. Robertson Davies’s assessment was characteristically astute: he saw the game as creating a […]

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Robertson Davies once told a group of architects that they were “the designers of the scenery against which we act out the drama of our personal lives.” Ron Thom seems to have taken this observation to heart in designing the college’s public rooms and especially the quadrangle, which, with its elegant clock tower, rectangular pools, […]

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Elizabeth “Liz” Hope, who had been the Head Porter at Massey College since before I first visited the place, recently and unexpectedly died. As the chief authority in the lodge controlling entry into the college, her company was a day-to-day experience for all resident Junior Fellows and visitors. For me, she did a lot to […]

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Yesterday the Massey College Governing Board announced that they have selected Hugh Segal’s successor as the head of Massey College. Their message says: “Massey College is delighted to welcome Nathalie Des Rosiers as its new Principal. She is a distinguished scholar and respected leader who, throughout an impressive career, has shown a deep respect and […]

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Photos by Julie Smitka It was wonderful to see old friends tonight, including some being awarded their dictionaries for doctorates and law school completion. I’m so fortunate to have been part of the Massey community. The PhD so far would have been nowhere near as worthwhile and enriching without the fellowship, stimulation, and camaraderie.

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Note: “Also, by combining the Porter’s and the Master’s druveway, it may be assumed the Master would have no snow clearing problems”.

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