In this issue:

Glendon’s 50th Anniversary Black Tie Gala Souvenir Video

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.

View the Souvenir Video.

Message From the Principal of Glendon College

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.

Glendon’s Jubilee: A Whole Year of Celebrations

In 1966, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson officially inaugurated the opening of Glendon College; at the time, the institution’s mission focused solely on bilingualism and the liberal arts. Half a century later, Glendon has an enrolment of nearly 3,000 students, offers seven of the 10 most in-demand programs in the province, and 14 of the 24 most popular programs. What a long way we have come! Read article.

Homecoming for Glendon’s Extended Family

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.

Glendon’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Dignitaries, alumni and employees of Glendon came together in Glendon Hall on Saturday, October 1 as part of the College’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Rather than an evening of formal proceedings, the Gala was deliberately planned as a celebration. Read article.

The First 10 Years of Glendon (1966-1976)

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’s Photo Exhibit

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.

Glendon’s 50th Anniversary Events Photos

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.

CETA: A New Framework for International Trade or the Last of Its Kind?

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.

The 4th Toronto Francophonie Forum

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.

Glendon Alumni Breakfast

Join us for Glendon’s Alumni breakfast in Glendon Hall on Wednesday, April 29 at 8AM – 10AM.  Register now and connect, reconnect with classmates, staff and faculty. Register here.

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
REVISION: Noël Chan, Delphine Honoré, Ethan Lee

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