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  • The Ivory Tower and the Boardroom: The University as an Organizational Laboratory
    Text  Arthurs, Harry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 22 Mar 1990, 267-277     Looking at York University as a corporation and reviewing some of its accomplishments. Problems with underfunding and its consequences, particularly with regard to students. How York's experience may reveal something about the future of the business corporation. How business might become more university-like. Some examples of how that might work. ...
    Text  Arthurs, Harry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 22 Mar 1990, 267-277   Looking at York University as a corporation and reviewing some of its accomplishments. Problems with underfunding and its consequences, particularly with regard to students. How York's experience may reveal something ...
  • The University and the City
    Text  Bissell, Claude Thomas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 24 Apr 1958, 317-326     The speaker's recent appointment at the University of Toronto. Some remarks about Ottawa and its development, as well as the development of all cities. City and University about to enter upon a new period of co-operation and association that began when the idea of founding a University at York first ...
    Text  Bissell, Claude Thomas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 24 Apr 1958, 317-326   The speaker's recent appointment at the University of Toronto. Some remarks about Ottawa and its development, as well as the development of all cities. City and University about to enter ...
  • The University of the Seventies
    Text  Bissell, Dr. Claude T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 15 Apr 1971, 366-378     Looking forward to make some predictions about the future; speaking as one about to shed responsibilities. Beginning with the problem of relating numbers to physical capacity, of determining the limitations of higher education. The sixties as the heyday of egalitarianism. The impossibility of universities absorbing increased numbers. Alternatives. Speculation concerning ...
    Text  Bissell, Dr. Claude T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 15 Apr 1971, 366-378   Looking forward to make some predictions about the future; speaking as one about to shed responsibilities. Beginning with the problem of relating numbers to physical capacity, of determining the limitations ...
  • Can We Have Equality of Opportunity, and Excellence, Too?
    Text  Johnston, Dr. David L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 1 Dec 1988, 146-153     The importance of post-secondary education. Demands made of our community colleges and universities. The education debate: what it is all about. Implications of a negative reply to the question "Can we have equality of opportunity, and excellence too?" More questions to ask about Canada's education system. Why it is in ...
    Text  Johnston, Dr. David L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 1 Dec 1988, 146-153   The importance of post-secondary education. Demands made of our community colleges and universities. The education debate: what it is all about. Implications of a negative reply to the question "Can ...
  • The University and the Republic
    Text  Hutchins, Dr. R.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 16 Nov 1959, 92-101     A joint meeting with The Canadian Club of Toronto. The situation with regard to universities. Many contrasts and comparisons made between Canadian and American universities. The problem of specialization in an institution of learning that is trying to be a centre of independent thought. The changing status of research at ...
    Text  Hutchins, Dr. R.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 16 Nov 1959, 92-101   A joint meeting with The Canadian Club of Toronto. The situation with regard to universities. Many contrasts and comparisons made between Canadian and American universities. The problem of specialization in ...
  • The Influence of Canadian Universities in Canadian Development
    Text  Currie, General Sir Arthur W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1921), 13 Oct 1920, 344-355     Hope for the effectual solution of problems which confront our country dependent largely on our educational systems. The universities and the nation inseparably linked together in any wide view of the function of either institution. The nation as a field for the exercise of citizenship and for the display and ...
    Text  Currie, General Sir Arthur W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1921), 13 Oct 1920, 344-355   Hope for the effectual solution of problems which confront our country dependent largely on our educational systems. The universities and the nation inseparably linked together in any wide view of ...
  • Universities: Who Needs Them?
    Text  Macdonald, H. Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 7 Feb 1974, 212-223     A short review of post-secondary institutions, particularly in the 1960's. A switch from the "quantitative revolution" to the "qualitative revolution" in education from the 1960's to the 1970's. The basis for an austere forecast in education. The role of universities; why we need them. Examples of areas of neglect and ...
    Text  Macdonald, H. Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 7 Feb 1974, 212-223   A short review of post-secondary institutions, particularly in the 1960's. A switch from the "quantitative revolution" to the "qualitative revolution" in education from the 1960's to the 1970's. The basis ...
  • Universities—Some Crises of Misunderstanding
    Text  Chant, Dr. Donald A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 22 Jan 1976, 218-231     Problems and crises facing Canada's universities. The true role of universities as institutions, and the original roles of universities: "to create new knowledge and understanding, to transmit these things through education, and to act as repositories for them." Recent pressures and attitudes have focused great attention on universities as centres ...
    Text  Chant, Dr. Donald A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 22 Jan 1976, 218-231   Problems and crises facing Canada's universities. The true role of universities as institutions, and the original roles of universities: "to create new knowledge and understanding, to transmit these things through ...
  • The University—Yesterday, Today And ?
    Text  McCulley, Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 25 Apr 1957, 357-369     Some real challenges to all thinking Canadians, posed by Mr. James S. Duncan in his address to the Empire Club some four months ago, entitled "Education and the Cold War." A summary of what that speaker said. An examination of the idea of "the university" on which so much of ...
    Text  McCulley, Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 25 Apr 1957, 357-369   Some real challenges to all thinking Canadians, posed by Mr. James S. Duncan in his address to the Empire Club some four months ago, entitled "Education and the Cold War." ...
  • From the Ivory Tower to the Corporate Tower
    Text  Connell, Dr. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 17 Oct 1985, 59-70     Some opening remarks about National Universities Week to begin in two day's time, and universities in general. The audience and general public as beneficiaries of university research, with examples. How universities are important to individuals and to business and industry. A major transformation in business-university relationships in Canada. Address focusses ...
    Text  Connell, Dr. George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 17 Oct 1985, 59-70   Some opening remarks about National Universities Week to begin in two day's time, and universities in general. The audience and general public as beneficiaries of university research, with examples. How ...
  • Universities Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Deutsch, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 15 Mar 1973, 295-312     Universities seen as vitally important to the country, and the province (Ontario). The rapid change from a relatively small elite system to a system of mass education. An historical review of the role of universities during the 60's and 70's. The establishment of the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. ...
    Text  Deutsch, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 15 Mar 1973, 295-312   Universities seen as vitally important to the country, and the province (Ontario). The rapid change from a relatively small elite system to a system of mass education. An historical review ...
  • The Current Crisis in the Universities
    Text  Williams, Dr. David Carlton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 5 Dec 1974, 138-148     The third crisis in three decades. A review of the others. A statement about the plight of universities today, with regard to maintaining a "policy of openness and accessibility and to maintain and improve the system, while on the other [hand] we face imposed budget restrictions, plus the impact of ...
    Text  Williams, Dr. David Carlton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 5 Dec 1974, 138-148   The third crisis in three decades. A review of the others. A statement about the plight of universities today, with regard to maintaining a "policy of openness and accessibility and ...
  • Liberal Education for a Free Society
    Text  Ross, Murray G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 11 Feb 1960, 196-205     The exciting project which is York University. The kind of university that York will be. The purpose of a university, and what York University will do to fulfill that purpose. Ideas, particularly new ideas, as the essential fuel for our progress. A review of how and why York University was ...
    Text  Ross, Murray G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 11 Feb 1960, 196-205   The exciting project which is York University. The kind of university that York will be. The purpose of a university, and what York University will do to fulfill that purpose. ...
  • The Work of the Universities of the Empire
    Text  Falconer, Dr. R.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 9 Jan 1913, 118-128     The Congress of the Universities of the Empire, the second of its kind, held last July in London; the speaker's impressions. Preparation for the Congress. The importance of the congress shows by the type of men who showed an interest in it. The composition of the congress itself a proof ...
    Text  Falconer, Dr. R.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1913), 9 Jan 1913, 118-128   The Congress of the Universities of the Empire, the second of its kind, held last July in London; the speaker's impressions. Preparation for the Congress. The importance of the congress ...
  • The University and the People
    Text  Gordon, Very Rev. Dr. D.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 17 Mar 1904, 115-124     The relation of the universities to the people. The importance of this subject, even from an Imperial point of view. The strength of a nation dependent upon the intellectual and moral qualities of its citizens. The development of the higher types of men and women as the greatest service we ...
    Text  Gordon, Very Rev. Dr. D.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1904), 17 Mar 1904, 115-124   The relation of the universities to the people. The importance of this subject, even from an Imperial point of view. The strength of a nation dependent upon the intellectual and ...
  • Your University and Canada's Finest Generation
    Text  Smith, Dr. Sidney Earle, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 16 Jan 1947, 157-166     "Your University" as the University of Toronto and "Canada's Finest Generation" including the veterans of World War II. A history of the University of Toronto from the founding of King's College in 1827. The size of the University of Toronto. Being on guard against the real danger of regarding mere ...
    Text  Smith, Dr. Sidney Earle, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 16 Jan 1947, 157-166   "Your University" as the University of Toronto and "Canada's Finest Generation" including the veterans of World War II. A history of the University of Toronto from the founding of King's ...
  • Canada's Economy—Can We Advance Back to Reason?
    Text  Macdonald, H. Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 17 Apr 1975, 361-375     The Canadian economy today as a bundle of paradoxes. Two fundamental issues: our economic policy is not equipped to deal with today's realities; and we have unreasonable expectations for governments in dealing with our economy. Significant factors with regard to these issues. A review of fiscal policy at the federal ...
    Text  Macdonald, H. Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 17 Apr 1975, 361-375   The Canadian economy today as a bundle of paradoxes. Two fundamental issues: our economic policy is not equipped to deal with today's realities; and we have unreasonable expectations for governments ...
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