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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 ...
  • Student Essays on  "What A Mayor Should Do"
    Text  Becirovic, Larissa; Harmgardt, Julie; Singh, Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 2 Nov 2006, 112-120     Determining the winner. Larissa Becirovic - Issues Affecting Teens in Toronto. The issue of increasing youth crime. A suggestion that the mayor should enforce more justice in catching the people who are out to corrupt our streets. Ways to combat this rise in youth crimes. Combatting hate crimes. Julie Harmgardt ...
    Text  Becirovic, Larissa; Harmgardt, Julie; Singh, Joseph, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 2 Nov 2006, 112-120   Determining the winner. Larissa Becirovic - Issues Affecting Teens in Toronto. The issue of increasing youth crime. A suggestion that the mayor should enforce more justice in catching the people ...
  • 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. ...
  • "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. ...
  • A University Education That Canadians Deserve
    Text  Birgeneau, Professor Robert J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 6 Feb 2003, 293-303     The year of University of Toronto's 175th anniversary. Some of the speaker's views on the current state of the University of Toronto. The role of public research universities in the nation's future. The special place of service of such universities. A discussion of what a leading research university is, and ...
    Text  Birgeneau, Professor Robert J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 6 Feb 2003, 293-303   The year of University of Toronto's 175th anniversary. Some of the speaker's views on the current state of the University of Toronto. The role of public research universities in the ...
  • Education Reform in Ontario
    Text  Harris, Mike, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 12 Feb 2002, 370-380     A brief review of the speaker's performance in office. Changes made to education and the speaker's pride in those changes. A detailed description of what schools are like now and what they will be like in the future makes up the majority of the remainder of the address. Quality, goals, ...
    Text  Harris, Mike, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 12 Feb 2002, 370-380   A brief review of the speaker's performance in office. Changes made to education and the speaker's pride in those changes. A detailed description of what schools are like now and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Telelearning Contributing to Canada's Competitive Advantage in the Knowledge Economy
    Text  Harasim, Dr. Linda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 11 Mar 1999, 416-428     The work being done at TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence and how they feel they can contribute to Canada's competitive advantage in the knowledge economy. The concern that Canada not rest on its laurels. The roots of prosperity and how they have fundamentally changed. The revolutionary shift to the ...
    Text  Harasim, Dr. Linda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 11 Mar 1999, 416-428   The work being done at TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence and how they feel they can contribute to Canada's competitive advantage in the knowledge economy. The concern that Canada ...
  • Greater Accountability and Better Quality in Ontario Schools
    Text  Green, Joan M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 3 Dec 1998, 271-282     The newsworthiness of education today. Why education persists in the headlines. Education as the foundation of a healthy, fulfilling life and of a productive, democratic society. A quote from John Dewey. The high expectations by Ontario parents of their children's schools, as it should be. Recognising that a school cannot ...
    Text  Green, Joan M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 3 Dec 1998, 271-282   The newsworthiness of education today. Why education persists in the headlines. Education as the foundation of a healthy, fulfilling life and of a productive, democratic society. A quote from John ...
  • The Business of Education: A Local and Global Enterprise
    Text  Quinlan, Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 21 May 1998, 25-37     Why the president of a community college is addressing a business audience; why a college president was on the recent Team Canada mission to South America. Signing contracts with influence business people. Some of the experiences during the Ontario trade mission in April 1997. How important education is to South ...
    Text  Quinlan, Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 21 May 1998, 25-37   Why the president of a community college is addressing a business audience; why a college president was on the recent Team Canada mission to South America. Signing contracts with influence ...
  • Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation
    Text  Tapscott, Don, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 5 Feb 1998, 308-319     Some comments from the speaker about his previous book "Paradigm Shift." The fundamental change in the nature and role of technology. Computers as a communications tool. Effects as this technology extends out into commerce, business and society. The new emerging infrastructure. A defining characteristic of the new generation. Coming of ...
    Text  Tapscott, Don, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 5 Feb 1998, 308-319   Some comments from the speaker about his previous book "Paradigm Shift." The fundamental change in the nature and role of technology. Computers as a communications tool. Effects as this technology ...
  • Technology: The Death of Teaching, a Rebirth of Education
    Text  Gandz, Jeffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 23 Jun 1997, 17-28     Mr. Gandz' address was divided into several areas, listed and outlined as follows. Introduction An argument against Peter Drucker's prediction of the demise of the university within 30 years. The Role of the Educator in a Technological Age The speaker's conviction based on four arguments: Educators as a key element ...
    Text  Gandz, Jeffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 23 Jun 1997, 17-28   Mr. Gandz' address was divided into several areas, listed and outlined as follows. Introduction An argument against Peter Drucker's prediction of the demise of the university within 30 years. The ...
  • Independent Schools, Independent Thinkers
    Text  Belash, Dr. Rachel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 21 Nov 1996, 219-230     The speaker's background in education, even in her family life. Some aspects of independent education in Canada, as reflected in the speaker's experience at Branksome Hall. The speaker's belief that "Independence creates value." The benefits of independence. The challenges that emerge when schools are not totally free to govern themselves. ...
    Text  Belash, Dr. Rachel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 21 Nov 1996, 219-230   The speaker's background in education, even in her family life. Some aspects of independent education in Canada, as reflected in the speaker's experience at Branksome Hall. The speaker's belief that ...
  • 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 ...
  • New Era in Education
    Text  Palazzi, Lynda K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 16 Feb 1989, 234-249     Two major agendas when discussing education: political and educational. Education as the key to survival in an ever-accelerating pace of change in our society, especially in the field of technical innovation. Our increasing expectation of the education system. Reasons why the speaker feels education is at a significant transition point. ...
    Text  Palazzi, Lynda K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 16 Feb 1989, 234-249   Two major agendas when discussing education: political and educational. Education as the key to survival in an ever-accelerating pace of change in our society, especially in the field of technical ...
  • Blinkers and Book Burning
    Text  Harshaw, Esther J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 13 Oct 1988, 72-81     Some comments on the general apathy towards education. The lack of profile given to education by the national and regional media. Some data to get attention, and to convince the audience of the importance of paying attention to education, if only for the numbers and dollars alone. The main function ...
    Text  Harshaw, Esther J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 13 Oct 1988, 72-81   Some comments on the general apathy towards education. The lack of profile given to education by the national and regional media. Some data to get attention, and to convince the ...
  • Education and the Knowledge-Based Society
    Text  McAndless, Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 22 Oct 1987, 68-75     The speaker begins by describing and addressing specific, anecdotal problems experienced at his own school. The issue of province-wide testing. The Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF) prepared to work with the Ministry of Education to develop matrix testing. Research on learning and what it tells us. Extracurricular activities. Solving learning problems ...
    Text  McAndless, Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 22 Oct 1987, 68-75   The speaker begins by describing and addressing specific, anecdotal problems experienced at his own school. The issue of province-wide testing. The Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF) prepared to work with the ...
  • Education, Freedom and Regulation
    Text  Ham, Professor James M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 22 Feb 1979, 239-246     A discussion of the paradox of freedom and of regulation in Canadian society and how it relates to the loss of faith in the virtues of liberal education. A description and discussion of three facets of freedom: material, personal and social. Universities as the bastions of liberal education. The role ...
    Text  Ham, Professor James M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 22 Feb 1979, 239-246   A discussion of the paradox of freedom and of regulation in Canadian society and how it relates to the loss of faith in the virtues of liberal education. A description ...
  • 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 ...
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