Victoria College

Order of Canada honours U of T faculty, alumni

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Benefactors also recognized
Author: 
Elaine Smith

Three University of Toronto faculty members, nine alumni and two additional U of T benefactors have been honoured with  year-end Order of Canada appointments.

Fourteen of the 66 Canadians named to receive one of Canada’s highest civilian honours have ties to the university.  The three levels of the order – companion, officer and member -- were established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation.

Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together

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Developing an understanding of other faiths is benefit of weekly program
Author: 
Kelly Rankin

At this time of year, amid the flurry of holiday shopping and end of semester bustle peace, understanding and good will toward one’s fellow human beings maybe the last thing on people’s minds.

Admiring the art

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An alumnus of the Vic One program enjoys the contents of his “Abnormball.” (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)

A happy art collector

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The contents were well received and the randomness frequently prompted smiles. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)

A student reads a poem written for the occasion

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Student Kiga Tymianski gives spirited recitation of a poem she wrote commemorating the group effort. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)

 

Making a selection

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A snag in the delivery mechanism was bypassed by having customers dip into the top of the machine. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)

President Gooch buys the first ball

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Sold for $1 from an authentic Northern Beaver Vending Machine, each package contains a handmade artist's book that explores a contemporary social issue through collaged imagery and words. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)

Ribbon cutting opens the show

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Victoria College President Paul Gooch cuts the ceremonial ribbon to open the show.

(Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)

Art dispensing gumball machine

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Students in the Norman Jewison Stream for Imagination and the Arts (part of the Vic One program) staged an artshow featuring gumball machines filled with handcrafted social commentary pieces.

(Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)

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