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  • History and Literature
    Text  Trevelyan, George Macaulay, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 20 Mar 1924, 136-152     The system of education through humane letters; an education that never dissociated history from literature. The replacement of the classics by physical science as the chief study of the educated. The mind of the "plain people" that used to be soaked in the Bible and very little else, now soaked ...
    Text  Trevelyan, George Macaulay, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 20 Mar 1924, 136-152   The system of education through humane letters; an education that never dissociated history from literature. The replacement of the classics by physical science as the chief study of the educated. ...
  • The Literary Outlook in the Empire
    Text  Spurgoen, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 5 May 1910, 250-256     The critical illness of His Majesty. The speech by His Excellency the Governor-General of Canada as he was about to lay down the insignia of his office. The Toronto newspapers. A word on behalf of good literature in its most strenuous form in the present day. Asking what Canada is ...
    Text  Spurgoen, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 5 May 1910, 250-256   The critical illness of His Majesty. The speech by His Excellency the Governor-General of Canada as he was about to lay down the insignia of his office. The Toronto newspapers. ...
  • Sir Walter Scott as an Empire-Builder
    Text  MacMillan, Rev. Alexander, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 21 Apr 1910, 242-246     Determining the part played by certain men in the development of our Empire. The effect of the life and work of Walter Scott, as a great man of letters, upon the minds of men throughout the Empire. The influence of Sir Walter Scott largely indirect and unconscious. The modest nature ...
    Text  MacMillan, Rev. Alexander, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 21 Apr 1910, 242-246   Determining the part played by certain men in the development of our Empire. The effect of the life and work of Walter Scott, as a great man of letters, upon ...
  • Samuel Pepys and His Time
    Text  Cosgrave, The Very Rev. F.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 3 Nov 1927, 178-191     Some words on the pronunciation of Mr. Pepys' name. Mr. Pepys and his time. Why he and his time are worthy of the audience's attention. Events that took place during Pepys' lifetime (1633-1703), and events in Pepys' own life. Ways in which Pepys was at the centre of the political ...
    Text  Cosgrave, The Very Rev. F.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 3 Nov 1927, 178-191   Some words on the pronunciation of Mr. Pepys' name. Mr. Pepys and his time. Why he and his time are worthy of the audience's attention. Events that took place during ...
  • Thomas Hardy, The Novelist
    Text  Windle, Sir Bertram, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 27 Mar 1924, 153-165     The place of the dramatist as the "abstract and brief chronicle of the time" now taken by the novelist. Some remarks about history and the purpose of studying history. Studying history through novels written at a particular place and time. Novels which lead one to a further study of history. ...
    Text  Windle, Sir Bertram, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 27 Mar 1924, 153-165   The place of the dramatist as the "abstract and brief chronicle of the time" now taken by the novelist. Some remarks about history and the purpose of studying history. Studying ...
  • New Opportunities for Global Citizenship
    Text  Summerlee, Dr. Alastair J.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 11 Jan 2007, 254-263     Beginning with a quote from Sir Winston Churchill. Three things to do today: to explain, for those who may not know, something about the history, function and the roles of the World University Service of Canada; to describe why and how the University of Guelph is involved and actively participates ...
    Text  Summerlee, Dr. Alastair J.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 11 Jan 2007, 254-263   Beginning with a quote from Sir Winston Churchill. Three things to do today: to explain, for those who may not know, something about the history, function and the roles of ...
  • What Makes a Good School?
    Text  Goldring, Dr. C.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 11 Mar 1954, 241-250     Confusing statements about schools and educational work. Reasons for those confusing statements. The contradictory implications of the terms "School" and "Curriculum." Recent controversy about traditional education and progressive education. Some facts. The nature of children. The development and growth of the child. Instruments used as a means to an end—the ...
    Text  Goldring, Dr. C.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 11 Mar 1954, 241-250   Confusing statements about schools and educational work. Reasons for those confusing statements. The contradictory implications of the terms "School" and "Curriculum." Recent controversy about traditional education and progressive education. Some ...
  • New Developments in Education
    Text  Hughes, J.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 2 Nov 1905, 34-43     Progress in the field of education. Reference to the cadet work in the Schools; establishing a true relation between the young men of the Empire and the Empire as a whole. The importance of developing the mind and the moral nature along with the body. New development in education, centred ...
    Text  Hughes, J.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 2 Nov 1905, 34-43   Progress in the field of education. Reference to the cadet work in the Schools; establishing a true relation between the young men of the Empire and the Empire as a ...
  • Industrial Education
    Text  Haney, James Parton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 23 Apr 1908, 209-215     The duality in all things; a world both spiritual and material. How this appears in matters educational. Part of our heritage to hold that the spiritual rather than the material side of education is the one to which we should adhere. Our educational system long aimed first and foremost at ...
    Text  Haney, James Parton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 23 Apr 1908, 209-215   The duality in all things; a world both spiritual and material. How this appears in matters educational. Part of our heritage to hold that the spiritual rather than the material ...
  • Modern Educational Methods
    Text  Hughes, James L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 17 Oct 1907, 54-65     The National School System as one of the greatest gifts that America gave to the world. The lesson learned by the state that it is wise to aid men in getting an education in order that they may be able more effectively to do their work of leadership in the ...
    Text  Hughes, James L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 17 Oct 1907, 54-65   The National School System as one of the greatest gifts that America gave to the world. The lesson learned by the state that it is wise to aid men in ...
  • International Understanding, a Working Model
    Text  Matthews, Jack E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 20 Mar 1975, 296-313     The Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific: a description of its function, its mandate, its history, its finances, its operations details such as how students are chosen, its achievements, goals, and plans for the future. Also much anecdotal material on the daily life of the students that attend the ...
    Text  Matthews, Jack E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 20 Mar 1975, 296-313   The Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific: a description of its function, its mandate, its history, its finances, its operations details such as how students are chosen, its achievements, ...
  • Education Today—Are We In Tune with the Times?
    Text  Laing, G. Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 26 Oct 1950, 41-50     The speaker's experience as a school trustee. A sharing of that experience, the speaker's philosophy of education, and some history and progress of education in Toronto, culminating in this year as the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the first elected public school board. Several topics are mentioned or discussed, ...
    Text  Laing, G. Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 26 Oct 1950, 41-50   The speaker's experience as a school trustee. A sharing of that experience, the speaker's philosophy of education, and some history and progress of education in Toronto, culminating in this year ...
  • Pearson College
    Text  Macoun, Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 6 Dec 1990, 182-192     The United World Colleges: peace and international understanding. How the United World Colleges began and the ideas behind them. The history behind the Pearson College in British Columbia. A description of the programmes offered at Pearson College, and the environment of learning. Some anecdotes and examples of achievement by the ...
    Text  Macoun, Tony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 6 Dec 1990, 182-192   The United World Colleges: peace and international understanding. How the United World Colleges began and the ideas behind them. The history behind the Pearson College in British Columbia. A description ...
  • An Experiment in Education
    Text  Sowby, Reverend C.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 17 Nov 1949, 95-105     An education experiment which has gone on in Ireland over the last 100 years; the school over which the speaker had the honor to preside as Warden of St. Columba's College. History and origins of the College. The curriculum of 1843 when the College opened, revolutionary in its originality at ...
    Text  Sowby, Reverend C.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 17 Nov 1949, 95-105   An education experiment which has gone on in Ireland over the last 100 years; the school over which the speaker had the honor to preside as Warden of St. Columba's ...
  • Education and the Future of Civilization
    Text  Davies, E. Salter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 3 Oct 1935, 29-41     Complaints throughout the ages. Dissatisfaction as a healthy symptom. Dangers of discontent. Defining education. The aim of education. Specific complaints about schooling in England. Concerns of education. Four main aspects under which the subject of education may be considered: the physical; elementary pieces of knowledge and skill which it is ...
    Text  Davies, E. Salter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 3 Oct 1935, 29-41   Complaints throughout the ages. Dissatisfaction as a healthy symptom. Dangers of discontent. Defining education. The aim of education. Specific complaints about schooling in England. Concerns of education. Four main aspects ...
  • Education and Wealth
    Text  Claxton, P.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 24 Apr 1919, 251-263     The dependency of material wealth of education, and how that is so. Pleading for more financial support for education. The speaker's search for evidence of a relationship between education and wealth. An imagined scenario of the world filled with people who had forgotten everything they had been educated to know. ...
    Text  Claxton, P.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 24 Apr 1919, 251-263   The dependency of material wealth of education, and how that is so. Pleading for more financial support for education. The speaker's search for evidence of a relationship between education and ...
  • Comments on the Rae Report and Post-Secondary Education
    Text  Marsden, Dr. Lorna; Miner, Dr. Rick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 31 Mar 2005, 307-317     Dr. Lorna Marsden York University's 50,000 students and the speaker's list of three requirements she believes would be needed to launch these students onto the next stages of their lives. The need for governments to pay much more attention to post-secondary educaiton and why. Ways in which Ontario has been ...
    Text  Marsden, Dr. Lorna; Miner, Dr. Rick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 31 Mar 2005, 307-317   Dr. Lorna Marsden York University's 50,000 students and the speaker's list of three requirements she believes would be needed to launch these students onto the next stages of their lives. ...
  • A Private School with a Public Purpose
    Text  Blakey, J. Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 24 Jan 2002, 340-351     Some history of Upper Canada College. Carrying on its founder's tradition. The need to adapt. The need for independent schools to be clear about their fundamental purpose and direction. Defining characteristics, strengths - what they are not. Contemplating the question - how best can the institution … serve the greater ...
    Text  Blakey, J. Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 24 Jan 2002, 340-351   Some history of Upper Canada College. Carrying on its founder's tradition. The need to adapt. The need for independent schools to be clear about their fundamental purpose and direction. Defining ...
  • "Excellence For All"
    Text  Kennedy, The Hon. Gerard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 29 Jan 2004, 196-208     Where Ontario is going in education. A unique opportunity to do education right. A record amount of public interest. The enivronment of the knowledge economy and what that means for us. Cohesion in education. The Crossroads in education in Ontario. The choice ahead of us. The private school tax credit ...
    Text  Kennedy, The Hon. Gerard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 29 Jan 2004, 196-208   Where Ontario is going in education. A unique opportunity to do education right. A record amount of public interest. The enivronment of the knowledge economy and what that means for ...
  • Lessons Learned: How Good Schools Become Great
    Text  Murton, Karen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 3 Apr 2003, 405-416     Elspeth and Agnes Fairbairn and why they are important for this speech. Good teaching. The school experience. The importance of the teachers. Student care at Branksome Hall. The advisor system. The ongoing education and evaluation of faculty. Teachers in great schools. A wide range of teaching strategies. Great curriculum. The ...
    Text  Murton, Karen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 3 Apr 2003, 405-416   Elspeth and Agnes Fairbairn and why they are important for this speech. Good teaching. The school experience. The importance of the teachers. Student care at Branksome Hall. The advisor system. ...
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