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  • 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. ...
  • The Educational Services in the Canadian Army
    Text  Falconer, Sir Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 7 Oct 1918, 299-310     The Khaki University, now placed on an official and permanent basis. The establishment of a Department for Educational Service in the Canadian Military Overseas Forces. Organization of the Department. Responsibilities of the Director of Overseas Education. Periodic meetings and advise upon matters of policy of the advisory Senate. Educational organization ...
    Text  Falconer, Sir Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 7 Oct 1918, 299-310   The Khaki University, now placed on an official and permanent basis. The establishment of a Department for Educational Service in the Canadian Military Overseas Forces. Organization of the Department. Responsibilities ...
  • How Education Strengthens The Links of Empire
    Text  Fay, Prof. C.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 20 Oct 1921, 252-260     The importance of sentiment in Imperial affairs. An invitation to consider the point that sentiment unaided by knowledge is not able to effect everything. The speaker's wish to show us that there is something more than sentiment in the field of activities, something very closely connected with sentiment, that being ...
    Text  Fay, Prof. C.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 20 Oct 1921, 252-260   The importance of sentiment in Imperial affairs. An invitation to consider the point that sentiment unaided by knowledge is not able to effect everything. The speaker's wish to show us ...
  • A New Overseas Problem
    Text  Tory, Dr. Henry Marshall, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 8 Nov 1917, 14-24     What may be done to assist our soldiers overseas through an educational programme. The speaker, sent overseas by the Y.M.C.A. for a close and intimate study of this question. The speaker's experience and findings. Reasons the speaker found that such a programme might be successful. A plan, divided into two ...
    Text  Tory, Dr. Henry Marshall, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 8 Nov 1917, 14-24   What may be done to assist our soldiers overseas through an educational programme. The speaker, sent overseas by the Y.M.C.A. for a close and intimate study of this question. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • Luncheon to British Medical Association
    Text  Barlow, Sir Thomas; Broadbent, Sir W.H.; Franklin, Dr. George Cooper; Sherrington, Prof. C.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1907), 23 Aug 1906, 9-13     Report only. The luncheon was chaired by the President of the Empire Club, Mr. James P. Murray. The keynote was "Canada and a United Empire." Mr. W.K. George proposed the health of the guests. Sir William Broadbent talked about the connection between Canada and the Mother Country, with hopes that ...
    Text  Barlow, Sir Thomas; Broadbent, Sir W.H.; Franklin, Dr. George Cooper; Sherrington, Prof. C.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1907), 23 Aug 1906, 9-13   Report only. The luncheon was chaired by the President of the Empire Club, Mr. James P. Murray. The keynote was "Canada and a United Empire." Mr. W.K. George proposed the ...
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