In this issue:
- Souvenir Video of Glendon’s 50th Anniversary Gala
- Message From the Principal
- Glendon’s Jubilee: A Whole Year of Celebrations
- Homecoming for Glendon’s Extended Family
- Glendon’s 50th Anniversary Black Tie Gala
- The First 10 Years of Glendon (1966-1976)
- David McQueen’s Photo Exhibit
- Glendon’s 50th Anniversary Event Photos
- Conference: Glendon Global Debates on CETA: A New Framework for International Trade or the Last of Its Kind?
- Conference: The 4th Toronto Francophonie Forum
- Glendon Alumni Breakfast
For decades, Glendon has carried forward its mission admirably, and has been the place where many of you made lifelong friends and built lasting relationships. On Saturday, October 1, 2016, we celebrated Glendon’s 50th anniversary, and reflected on those cherished memories of our alma mater. The Gala which took place in Glendon Hall is a definitely an event that will always be remembered by many.
What a special year 2016 was for Glendon and its Glendonites! A half-century ago, a Canadian Prime Minister inaugurated an institution that had no parallel. It was an experiment in Canadian identity and nation building. Its first Principal believed that it was possible to shape the next generation of leaders (alteri saeculo) on the basis of a bilingual liberal arts education and an ethos of excellence. Read article.
The organizing committee for the 50th Anniversary had planned a few activities for that day, and approximately a hundred Glendon alumni came out to participate. These events included the screening of the film Glendon College – Its First Ten Years, an exhibition of photographs taken by former Glendon Principal David McQueen and the 50th Anniversary alumni reception. Read article.
This video is a public history/end of year project for GL/HIST 4310 FR “Histoire Vivante”, offered at Glendon College and taught by Audrey Pyée. Students did the research and created this film. They are: Angela Del Bianco, Diane Hoffman, Breanna McLaren, Isabelle Meade, David Ndongmi, Amelia Sauve and Hollis Tyndall. View Video.
David McQueen was Glendon’s third principal and an avid photographer. This exhibit presents a few of the pictures that he took of the campus, its faculty members and students in the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibit was created for the commemoration of Glendon’s 50th anniversary by Sandra Roy (history major, BA ’16) with the help of Hollis Tyndall (history major, BA ’16) under the supervision of professor Audrey Pyée. View Video.
A total of 12 events were held in 2016 to celebrate this important milestone in Glendon’s history. Visit our Flickr photo gallery to see pictures from Glendon’s 50th Anniversary events. View Photos.
The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was signed in October 2016 and on January 24 2017, the deal moved closer to reality after the European Parliament’s Trade Committee approved it. Speakers from the EU and Canada will discuss some of these issues in this event which will take place on March 23, 2017. Learn more.
Come rediscover the history of Toronto’s Francophone culture on March 20, 2017 at the Glendon Campus. The 4th edition of the ‘Forum de la francophonie’ will honour the rich and surprising history of Toronto’s Francophones. It is an opportunity to shine a light on some French-language organizations from around the city. The Honourable Marie-France Lalonde, Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs, as well as Ontario’s French Language Services Commissioner, Mr. François Boileau, will be present with us to celebrate the rich history, both past and present, of Toronto’s Francophonie. Learn more.
March 3, 2017
EDITOR: Noël Chan, Interim Director, Office of Advancement, Alumni & External Relations
EDITORIAL CONSULTANTS: Noël Chan, Delphine Honoré
CONTRIBUTORS: Glendonannonce, Le Métropolitain, Donald Ipperciel
PRODUCTION: Noël Chan, Delphine Honoré, Ethan Lee
PHOTOGRAPHY: Delphine Honoré, Noël Chan, Marie Foolchand, Jennifer Chweiri, Gary Beechey
VIDEO: Spanishtown Entertainment II
TRANSLATION: Wyley Powell
REVISION: Noël Chan, Delphine Honoré, Ethan Lee