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June 2010 and prior

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03.06.10 | Faculty of Theology professor Colleen Shantz wins F.W. Beare Award Dr. Colleen Shantz has received the F. W. Beare Award, for 2009-2010, from the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies for…

03.06.10 | Celtic Studies Conference: Irish And Scots Encounters With Indigenous Peoples The expansion of the British and American empires during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries created the greatest mass migration in…

30.05.10 | Conference on the Study of the Religions of India (CSRI) to Hold Annual Meeting at St. Mike's on June 17-20, 2010 The expansion of the British and American empires during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries created the greatest mass migration in…

06.05.10 | Faculty of Theology Colloquium The full-time teaching members of the Faculty of Theology gathered for a colloquium on the topic: The Catholic University and…

03.05.10 | Congratulations to Principal Mark McGowan Join with me in congratulating Principal Mark McGowan on receiving one of the undergraduate teaching awards. Each year undergraduate students…

03.05.10 | Appointment of Patricia Southern to St. Mike's College Bursar Patricia Southern joins the staff of the University of St. Michael's College in the position of College Bursar on Monday…

20.04.10 | Elizabeth Smyth Wins Two Awards Elizabeth Smyth, a Fellow of the College and Vice-Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, has received two academic awards.…

16.04.10 | Fr. Stan Chu Ilo Appointed to Assistant Professor, Faculty of Theology On behalf of the Faculty of Theology of the University of St. Michael's College, I am very happy to announce…

14.04.10 | Richard Carter Promoted to Librarian III Richard Carter, Reference Librarian in the John M. Kelly Library, has been promoted to the rank of Librarian III and…

14.04.10 | Christianity and the Arts Lecture was given by celebrated Irish writer Claire Keegan This year's Christianity and the Arts Lecture was given by celebrated Irish writer Claire Keegan. On the evening of April…

31.03.10 | Congratulations to Professor David Wilson, Winner of the 2010 Raymond Klibansky Award The 2010 Raymond Klibansky award for best English-language work in the humanities has been awarded to David Wilson, professor of…

26.03.10 | Professor Mark McGowan, Principal of St. Mike's Awarded "Teacher of the Year" by SMCSU The St. Michael's College Students' Union awarded Professor Mark McGowan the honour of "Teacher of the Year" for 2009-2010.

25.03.10 | EAITE, University of Calgary and Pembina Institute to host mini conference on Climate Change and Environmental Decline as a Moral Issue On April 16-17, 2010, The Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology, in collaboration with the University of Calgary and…

25.03.10 | The Joys & the Sorrows Thursday, Mar 25 at 12.30-1pm in the Kelly Café, Kelly Library | St. Mike's Singing Club will present a short…

24.03.10 | Kelly Library's Special Collections and Archives Acquires Audio/Visual Media from L'Arche International It is with great excitement that the Special Collections and Archives of the Kelly Library announce the recent acquisition of…

24.03.10 | Director of University of St. Michael's College Library and Archives donates 250,000th Canadian Text to IAC Internet Archive Canada's 250,000th book is a special title that has been graciously made available by Jonathan Bengtson, Director of…

23.03.10 | XXII International James Joyce Symposium dedicated to the memory of Prof. Donald F. Theall On behalf of the International James Joyce Foundation, we invite you to the XXII International James Joyce Symposium in the…

23.03.10 | St. Mike's Student Imre Rozsa Demonstrates Replica Gutenberg Press St. Mike's student Imre Rozsa demonstrated the finer points of printing with a replica Gutenberg press he built for an…

12.03.10 | Archbishop Collins at Faculty of Theology Special Event Wednesday, March 10, provided welcome opportunity for prayerful celebration and social interaction with Consecrated Religious from the Archdiocese of Toronto…

11.03.10 | St. Mike's Celebrates Centennial of Federation with U of T College system allows students community within larger university | One hundred years of full federation between St. Michael's College and…

10.03.10 | Concurrent Teacher Education Program's (CTEP) Retreat "It is good for us to be here." Students in the Concurrent Teacher Education Program…

10.03.10 | Intercordia (SMC362Y1S) Information Session St. Michael's College to Host Intercordia Canada's Recruitment Meeting in Brennan Hall, Room 203, on Tuesday, March 23 at 4pm.…

12.02.10 | Team Profile: University of Toronto Equestrian Team The University of Toronto Equestrian Team (UTET) was started in 2008 by USMC student, Marissa Duda,…


24.11.09 | SMC Rugby Team Reclaims Crown! On an unseasonably warm November 22 afternoon, the SMC Rugby team defeated the reigning champion…

20.11.09 | Artist-in-Residence Paul Durcan Visits St. Michael's College Celtic Studies welcomed this year's Artist-in-Residence, the award-winning Irish poet Paul Durcan, who spent the…

20.11.09 | Dr. John Kelly, Executive Director of the Ireland Canada University Foundation, visits the Celtic Studies Program Dr. John Kelly, Executive Director of the Ireland Canada University Foundation, visited the Celtic Studies…

10.11.09 | Rabanus Project Panel Discussion: So I'm Studying Christianity in University... What Comes After? So I'm Studying Christianity in University... What Comes After? A Panel Discussion Hosted by The Rabanus Project |…

15.10.09 | SMCSUs Grammateion XXXIII Call for Entries Every year SMCSU releases the Grammateion, the St. Michael's College Annual Journal of the Arts. The Journal showcases…

15.10.09 | The Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, His Excellency Archbishop Luigi Ventura, presides at the Tri-College celebration The University of St. Michael's College Faculty of Theology had the honour of hosting the annual Tri-College Mass…

08.10.09 | SMCs Christianity and Culture Students Share Intercordia Experience On 28-30 September 2009, four current and former St. Michael's College students traveled to the University of Georgia…

17.09.09 | The Greening of Loretto College This day has been almost 8 years in the making and it is with great…

08.09.09 | Save the Date for St. Michael's College Book Sale - October 27–31 Save the Date for St. Michael's College Book Sale - October 27–31. On opening night there is a…

08.09.09 | Celtic Studies Program Welcomes Irish Poet Paul Durcan as Artist-in-Residence St. Michael's College Celtic Studies Program welcomes Irish poet Paul Durcan as Writer-in-Residence for the month of October…

25 09 09 | Ireland Fund of Canada's Day at the Races Supports St. Mike's Celtic Studies Program The Ireland Fund of Canada's 12th Annual Day at the Races will take place on Friday, September 25, from 12:00pm to 5:pm at Woodbine Racetrack. ...

|27 08 09 | Death or Canada Earns 4 Gemini Nominations The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce the nominations for the 24th Annual Gemini Awards, recognizing the year's best in Canadian English-language television. The docudrama series Death or Canada, produced by Ballinran Productions earned a total of 4 nominations. Narrated by Brian Dennehy it tells the story of the Irish Famine of 1847 and its impact on Canada...

11 07 09 | Pope Benedict XVI Appoints Archdiocese of Toronto Auxiliary Bishop Richard Grecco, a St. Mike's Graduate, as Bishop of Charlottetown, PEI
Pope Benedict XVI appoints the Most Reverend Richard J. Grecco as Bishop of Charlottetown. In 1982 Bishop Grecco received the degree Doctor of Theology from the University of St. Michael's College Faculty of Theology. His dissertation was entitled A Theology of Compromise: A Study of Method in the Ethics of Charles E. Curran.

26 09 09 | Corporate Social Responsibility - The Vision of Mary Ward in Today's Global Economy
You are invited to University of St. Michael's College Corporate Social Responsibility's special lecture The Vision of Mary Ward in Today's Global Economy on September 26.

08 07 09 | Exhibit of the Special Anniversary Binding of Etienne Gilson's Terrors of the Year Two-Thousand at Kelly Library On July 21st, 2009, the John M. Kelly Library will celebrate its 40th anniversary. To mark the occasion we are pleased to present this specially bound copy of Etienne Gilson's The Terrors of the Year Two-Thousand.

01 07 09 | Anne-Marie Brousseau, a St. Mike's Fellow appointed as inaugural Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Programs, UofT I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Anne-Marie Brousseau as the inaugural Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Programs, effective July 1, 2009.

10 06 09 | Continuing Education Instructor wins 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize The Continuing Education Division of St. Michael's College congratulates Dr. A.F. (Albert) Moritz on being awarded the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection entitled The Sentinel.

09 06 09 | Faculty of Theology doctoral student Bill Schwartz Appointed Academic Dean of Western Christian College The board of directors and administration of Western Christian College is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Schwartz as Academic Dean of the Regina-based high school and college.

04 06 09 | Congratulations to Fr. Dan Donovan on receiving an honorary doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design in recognition of his long standing contributions to art and culture in Canada. The Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) will present honorary doctorate degrees to author Margaret Atwood, artist Charles Pachter and collector and educator Father Dan
Donovan, the university announced today.

23 10 09 | Celebrating Sheila: Reflections on the legacy of Sheila Watson on the occasion of her 100th birthday This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sheila Watson, the Canadian novelist, critic and teacher. It also marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Watson's modernist novel The Double Hook a seminal work in the development of contemporary Canadian literature...

29 05 09 | New Manuscript Acquisition at the Kelly Library
The Kelly Library recently acquired an interesting and lively written manuscript journal recording a series of excursions by a gentleman from London in the 1830's. This 74 page manuscript includes pen and ink route maps, engravings, and several pen and ink sketches of trips to Scotland, Ireland and Guernsey & Jersey between 1832 and 1834...

08 05 09 | Irish Famine Commemoration Events at St. Mike's On Friday, May 8, the Celtic Studies Program at St. Michael's College was honoured to host a lecture by Minister Cuiv on "An Grta Mr - the impact and legacy of the Great Irish Famine"...

24 04 09 | St. Mike's Student Areeba Jawaid Awarded the Tony Blair Faith Foundation Fellowship
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced April 24 that the Tony Blair Faith Foundation has awarded three fellowships to students at the University of Toronto including St. Mike's student Areeba Jawaid. In addition, Blair announced that the university will be...

30 04 09 | St. Augustine's De civitate Dei

The 1475 digital edition of St. Augustine's De civitate Dei has been downloaded over 116,550 times and is one of UofTs most popular downloads. This digital copy of St. Augustine's De Civitate Dei is an exquisite example of a rare and significant book held in the Special Collections of the John M. Kelly Library at St. Michael's College. The author...

16 04 09 | Replica of St. John's Bible at St. Mike's until May 8: Special Viewing May 6 at 1pm
The Saint John's Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned since the advent of the printing press over 500 years ago. This recently completed ten-year project has been the subject of a documentary on BBC Television and drawn the attention of media throughout...

03 04 09 | St. Mike's to host SHARP 2009 Conference: Tradition and Innovation, June 23-27
St. Michael's College is delighted to be hosting the 17th annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. Founded in 1991, SHARP now has over 1000 members in over 20 countries, including professors of literature, historians, librarians, publishing professionals, sociologists, bibliophiles, classicists, booksellers, art historians, reading instructors, and independent scholars.

16 04 09 | Celebrated Toronto-based artist Sarah Hall on "The Language of Stained Glass"
Celebrated Toronto-based artist Sarah Hall spoke to a capacity crowd on "The Language of Stained Glass" on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009. The lecture was a "Welcome to my world", in which Sarah talked about the process of commissioning and producing stained glass today, and showed us some breathtakingly beautiful images of her work.

14 04 09 | St. Mike's Wins UofT's Environmental Challenge 2009
St. Mike's wows judges with its campaign to lower carbon footprint...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:51 PM
The book is co-winner of the tenth annual James S. Donnelly, Sr. Award for Books in History and the Social Sciences presented by the American Conference for Irish Studies.

19 03 09 | An interview with Claire Keegan, Celtic Studies Writer-in-Residence
Claire Keegan is an Irish writer of short stories who is writer in residence in the Celtic Studies Department at St. Michael's College for the month of March 2009...

26 03 09 | Andy Dicks, a St. Mike's Fellow, wins UofT President's Teaching Award
I am pleased to announce that at its meeting on March 26 the Academic Board approved the appointment of the 2008-09 President's Teaching Award Recipients.

02 04 09 | Fr. Mario O. D' Souza CSB Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Theology
At its meeting on the 25th of March 2009, The Collegium of the University of St. Michael's College, acted on the unanimous recommendation of the Dean's Search Committee which was supported by President Anne Anderson CSJ, to appoint Fr. Mario O. D' Souza CSB, as Dean of the Faculty of Theology effective April 2, 2009

08 05 09 | Special Screening: Death or Canada: The Irish Famine Migration to Toronto 1847
The film tells the story of the Willis family who emigrated to Canada in 1847 during the Great Famine. The dramatic storyline is interspersed with real-life commentaries from historians including Mark McGowan, Principal of St. Michael's College.

24 02 09 | Archbishop Charles Chaput: How Catholics Should Live Out Their Faith
Over 700 people packed St. Basil's Church on February 24th to hear Archbishop Charles Chaput speak about how Catholics should live out their faith in the public square. The lecture was co-sponsored by the University of St. Michael's College and Salt and Light Television. Among those present for the occasion were the Chancellor of the University, Archbishop Thomas Collins, the President of the University, Sister Anne Anderson, and the Chair of the Collegium, Hugh MacKinnon.

18 02 09 | Former Interim Head of Special Collections at the Kelly Library appointed to new position at York University
Anna St. Onge, former Interim Head of the Special Collections and the Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection in the Kelly Library has been appointed by the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections of York University Libraries, as Archivist, Digital Projects and Outreach effective Monday, February 16, 2009.

It's Cool to Stay in School: St. Mike's Program Reaches Out to Teens
"Most days on campus I have to pinch myself so that I know I'm not dreaming." That's how Susan Martin feels about her job with high school students in the Transitions program at St. Michael's College, a college whose history of social and intellectual outreach dates back to the 1930s. The U of T alumna, a teacher from J. Clark Richardson Collegiate, a public school in Ajax, spearheaded the school's Transitions program, which helped students at risk of dropping out of high school to complete their credits on a post-secondary campus. She was the first member of her family to go to university and is thrilled about U of T opening its doors to others like her.

13 01 09 | The Greening of St Mike’s: The USMC Environmental Committee Needs Your Help

St. Mike's students and staff spearhead the USMC Environmental Committee to address environmental concerns in an open letter to St. Mike's

12 01 09 | Prof. Anne Anderson, C.S.J., appointed President and Vice Chancellor of USMC

The Collegium of the University of St. Michael's College is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Anne Anderson, C.S.J. as President and Vice Chancellor of the University. Her appointment was recommended by the Collegium at a Special Meeting held on January 12, 2009 and confirmed by The Reverend Ken Decker, C.S.B., The Superior General of the Basilian Congregation.


03 12 08 | SMC UofT Hockey Champions!
With their 4-2 victory over UTM (Mississauga) on December 3, SMCs Div. 1 Ice Hockey team has won their fifth consecutive intramural championship! The victory avenges a heartbreaking loss to UTM earlier in the season in which our team allowed two goals in the last minute of play to tarnish an otherwise undefeated season. This time SMC came to ready to play and spent most of the game relentlessly pressuring UTM in their own end. Honourable mention goes to Ryan Hamilton, Tim Corcoran and Rob Wighton who all scored goals in the contest and hearty congratulations to the rest of the players for bringing home yet another championship to SMC!

01 10 08 | Jonathan Bengtson appointed Director of USMC Kelly Library and Archives and Librarian of PIMS
The University of St. Michael's College is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Bengtson to the new position of Director of Library and Archives at the University of St. Michael's College effective November 1, 2008 and Librarian of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies effective January 1, 2010 upon the retirement of Professor James Farge, csb from that position.

29 09 08 | 1 Elmsley Place Designated as Founders House
On September 29, the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, the Very Revered Kenneth Decker, CSB, General Superior of the Congregation of St. Basil, blessed a new plaque designating 1 Elmsley Place as Founders House.

10 08 08 | Justin Rutledge: Man Descending
St. Mike's Alumni and Toronto native Justin Rutledge is getting close to the point where his name needs no descriptor after it. At least not in his hometown. As we slip past the halfway point of 2008 the singer-songwriter has already accrued his first Juno nomination for his second album Devil on a Bench in Stanley Park, his latest Man Descending made the Polaris Music Prize long-list, and he opened up a series of sold-out shows for friend and Polaris nominee Kathleen Edwards

31 07 08 | Jadea Kelly and Band Win the Toronto Independent Music Award for "Best Country"
Recent SMC graduate, Jadea Kelly and her band won the Toronto Independent Music Award for "Best Country". Since the age of 16, Jadea has been impressing audiences with her foot-tapping blend of country, folk and rock influences.

01 07 08 | Richard Alway Appointed Head of Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Mrs. Nicole C. Eaton, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, announced today that Richard Alway has been appointed President of the Institute, effective July 1, 2008.

06 08 | Book Edited by St. Mike's Kelly Library Librarians Wins Award
"Turning the Wheel: Henri Nouwen and Our Search for God." Jonathan Bengtson and Gabrielle Earnshaw, editors. Toronto: Novalis, c2007, has won a First Place Award (Pastoral Ministry) from the Catholic Press Association. This award is not only a great tribute to Henri Nouwen, but also a wonderful recognition of the work of the University in supporting the Nouwen archives.

18 02 08 | Prof. Anne Anderson, C.S.J., appointed Interim President of USMC
Mr. W.F. (Frank) Morneau, Chair of the Collegium of the University of St. Michael's College, announced today that Professor Anne Anderson, C.S.J., has been appointed Interim President of the University for a maximum term of 18 months, effective July 1, 2008.


11 07 | USMC Rugby Wins Mulak Cup--Again!

04 06 07 | Welcome: Bernard MacLaverty, Writer-In-Residence, USMC

05 07 | Dr. Michèle Mulchahey Appointed to Leonard E. Boyle Chair in Manuscript Studies

30 03 07 | Prof. McGowan Reappointed Principal of USMC

01 07 | USMC Rugby Team: Victorious!

01 07 | SMC Magazine Welcomes New Editor


12 06 | USMC: UofT Hockey Champs!

11 06 | Prof. McGowan Wins Book Prize

01 11 06 | Convocation: November, 2006

10 06 | Congratulations to USMC Flag Football Team

12 10 06 | Kelly Library Receives Contemporary Art Donation

28 09 06 | Dr. Garrett FitzGerald Speaks at USMC

08 06 | From Don to Dusk!

20 06 06 | Members of USMC Community Receive Papal Honours

06 06 | Welcome: Damon Chevrier, Registrar, USMC

25 06 | Josten's Designs Unique Graduation Ring for USMC


25 05 06 | SMC Wins Basketball Championship

21 04 06 | USMC Student Tops in Debating

14 12 05 | USMC Grads Appointed to Ontario Superior Court of Justice

26 10 05 | Ann Doleey Promoted to Full Professor

04 05 05 | Cardinal Ratzinger Easter Address at USMC, 1986

02 03 05 | Three Faiths Practicing Peace for Creation's Sake

02 03 05 | 2004 Kelly Lecture

02 02 05 | Creation in the Abrahamic Faiths

05 01 05 | Film Review: India: The Lotus and the Cross


11 04 | Rediscovering the Book

10 04 | Jean Vanier Visits USMC

18 08 04 | Collegium Votes to Negotiate Sale of Land

24 06 04 | Spring Reunion 2004

12 05 04 | USMC to Confer Honorary Degrees


17 07 03 | Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award