Victoria College

From the lecture hall to the Edinburgh Fringe: Professor Albert Mortiz

Gavin Au-Yeung

Victoria College Professor Albert Moritz is the author of more than 15 books of poetry and the Canadian winner of the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize. This summer Moritz had the opportunity to read from his latest book, The New Measures, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at Canada House in Trafalgar Square. Writer Gavin Au-Yeung caught up with Moritz upon his return.

Students learn about Africa's enormous diversity

Christine Elias

Addis Ababa - often called the “Geneva of Africa” because of its diplomatic significance - was the perfect location for students to study the economic and social development of the continent.

Since Addis, as it is commonly called, is home to many intergovernmental organizations, including the African Union (AU) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), students were able to engage directly with policy-makers, diplomats and government representatives, to learn first-hand about the economic and social development of the African continent.

Victoria University launches Imagination Unbound

Alan Christie

Northrop Frye, a Victoria University alumnus, once said “the fundamental job of the imagination in ordinary life is to produce, out of a society we have to live in, a vision of society we want to live in.”

Newest Order of Ontario appointees include 10 with ties to the University of Toronto

U of T faculty, alumni and benefactors make up more than one-third of newest ‘class’

More than a third of the province’s newest appointees to the Order of Ontario have ties to the University of Toronto.

Ten people -- three faculty members, six alumni and one benefactor -- are included among the 27 people appointed Jan. 20 by Lieutenant-Governor David Onley to the province’s highest official honour.

Order of Canada honours U of T faculty, alumni

Benefactors also recognized
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

Developing an understanding of other faiths is benefit of weekly program
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


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

A happy art collector


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

A student reads a poem written for the occasion


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


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