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  1. 1. University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto Alumni Magazine St. Michael’s Michael’s Michael’ Volume 42 Number 2 Fall 2004 The Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute: Speaking to the Whole World Under-Investment in Education | In the Service of Civilization | Bulletin Board
  2. 2. USMC, a place to grow in faith and knowledge Introducing Karen Chambers ’88 President of the Alumni Association Alumni Association Board of Directors What is your USMC connection? I was fortunate to be accepted at St. Mikes and to the Executive Members Loretto College residence, where I formed many friend- Karen A. Chambers ’88 Terri A. Farkas ’73 ships that I still enjoy today. During my St. Mike years, PRESIDENT David Collins ’97 I worked at the Registrar's Office, and I was a don at Michael Doyle ’96 Loretto. In 1988, I graduated with an Honours Bachelor John O’Brien ’94 Michael McCarthy ’94 of Science degree and went on to obtain a Bachelor of VICE - PRESIDENT David Montgomery ’77 Education and an LL.B. I was called to the Bar in 1997. Bradley N. Morrison ’95 Michael T. Mazza ’95 David M. Scandiffio ’94 How did you become involved in the Alumni TREASURER Ann L. Sullivan ’77 Association? Steven A.Williams ’94 I was approached to join the Board and appointed Chair Gloria Chisholm Buckley of the Membership Committee. Prior to becoming ’48 Student Representatives President I served a two-year term as Vice-president. SECRETARY Reza Ketabi (SMCSU President) As President, what would you like to accomplish? James B. Milway ’73 David Cramer I am interested in recruiting members for the Alumni PAST PRESIDENT (SMCSU Vice-President) Board. Getting more of our 22,000 alumni involved with our fundraising activities, especially the Faith, Hope Brian R. O’Malley and Charity Annual Fund campaign, will be a great help EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR , to the College. As well, I would welcome volunteers to ALUMNI AFFAIRS & our committees, in particular the Friends of the Library, DEVELOPMENT who are holding their first book sale in October 2004. Kathleen M. Ancker, CFRE Challenges? DIRECTOR , ALUMNI AFFAIRS For USMC — to raise funds for the present and future of the College and its students. For the Alumni Board — to increase communication with our fellow grads. ERRATA In the Spring 2004 issue of DoubleBlue, we mixed up pictures and names in Combining My Vision? Academics with Athletic Excellence. Our apologies to Paul-Micah Sullivan and Michael Keep your roots in St. Mikes and build on them. Falikowski, winners of the 2004 Sutton Residence Credits Award.
  3. 3. Securing the future: an intended sale, a confirmed gift and pending legislation The view from Elmsley Place By RICHARD ALWAY ’62 President, Univer sity of St. Michael’s College I want to report on two developments that have made the toward these goals in the past decade. Our alumni participation rate in the summer of 2004 a particularly busy and important time at Annual Fund and the average gift St. Michael’s with great significance for our College’s future. through this appeal are in the leading category at the University of Toronto. St. Michael’s turned a significant vocations would make continued spon- We have more than doubled our finan- page in its history at the beginning of sorship by our founders less central to cial endowment, undertaken significant August with the announcement of the St. Michael’s future, with significant deferred maintenance projects, and built intended sale of the parking lot and negative long-term financial implica- a widely admired new student residence attached land along Bay Street, and tions.This approach was continued (Sorbara Hall). acceptance of the largest gift we have by President James McConica, C.S.B. received in 152 years of operation.The in the late 1980’s when an actual sale Finance Committee and the Collegium transaction for the lands occurred, (our board) voted by identical and but was later abandoned by the devel- unanimous margins (10 to 0) to enter oper in the face of deteriorating into negotiations with Toronto develop- market conditions. er, Marco Muzzo, for the sale, which Since becoming President in 1990, combined with an unconditional gift of I have made every effort to counter St. $5 million from the developer, would Michael’s former reliance on its ‘living have a value of more than $42 million endowment’, the donated services of its for St. Michael’s.This was done with priests and nuns (only one now remains the sober realization that the sale, teaching in the College division), by combined with the gift, an effective identifying efficiencies in our opera- financial plan for the future, and most tion, and building up our financial importantly, the continued support of endowment.We have made huge strides all those loyal to the College, could secure the future of St. Michael’s. President Peter Swan, C.S.B. began the process in 1981 by preparing the College for the possible sale of this land when he realized that declining Basilian PHOTO : PETE GAFFNEY St. Michael’s Fall 2004 1
  4. 4. However, despite the best efforts of intensive study and broad consultation one with a majority of external members. our staff, students and especially alumni over a number of years, St. Michael’s This change will allow, for the first and friends, St. Michael’s still finds has submitted a draft bill to the Ontario time, full voting membership for facul- itself facing a chronic annual operating Legislature that will provide for basic ty, student and alumni/ae representatives deficit of $1.2 million and a current reform of the governing structure of as well as members of other constituen- cumulative debt of $7.2 million. Faced the College. A special task force which, cies including the Basilian Fathers, by these financial realities, the College as President, I set up in the mid-1990’s Sisters of St. Joseph and Loretto and the is now taking the required steps to consisting of William Broadhurst SMC broader external community.We look achieve financial stability and build for a ’51, former Managing Partner for forward to favourable consideration and bright and secure future. I can report to Canada of Price Waterhouse, first lay action on this proposal by the you that the proposed transaction, with Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Legislature during the coming academic its many attendant benefits, far exceeds Toronto and Chair of the Ontario year, resulting in a wide-ranging mod- any offers which we have received Taskforce on University Accountability, ernization of St. Michael’s governance. during the last twelve years. I invite and Jack Dimond then Secretary of Please stay tuned for more in the you to read the article on the UofT the Governing Council of the Uof T., future on both these important matters. website to learn more about its details. recommended that St. Michael’s shift And to think that some people may still ( from a model of internal governance by labour under the misapprehension that the 335.asp). College officers, based on principles of University in the summer is a place of Also in the past two months, after Basilian Congregational governance, to quiet refuge and slowed activity! Dear Fellow Alumni Pondering one’s well while navigating the sometimes ethically murky waters of Wall Street and Latin American finance. My strong humanities education — including the ability to write and think clearly — has been an invaluable asset throughout mortality is not what I typically my life. do to entertain myself on rainy afternoons. While no one likes to dwell on issues On this particular rainy afternoon, of mortality or death, it really doesn’t however, I was preparing my rock take much time or effort to draw up a climbing trip to Jackson Hole,Wyoming. Will. And the payback is great — knowing It suddenly occurred to me that maybe that you’ll be making a positive contri- I needed a Will.While I didn’t expect bution that will live on after you’re gone to fall off the mountain — my brother I urge you to consider seriously mak- Tom, an expert mountain guide, was ing a gift to St. Mike’s in your Will. to be my instructor — the thought –Marianne Sciolino ’73 did occur to me that this was a high risk sport. P.S. I didn’t fall off the mountain in While deliberating potential benefi- Jackson Hole, but I did witness the ciaries, I knew that the University terrorist attacks in New York City on of St. Michael’s College was the one September 11th, 2001. Enough said. institution that unequivocally had the Please don’t procrastinate. greatest impact on my life. Why? St. Mike’s gave me more than *To find out more about giving a bequest PHOTO : COURTESY OF MARIANNE SCIOLINO just a great education — it gave me a set in your Will to USMC, simply check the of positive values that have served me Legacy Giving box on your donor reply card. 2 Fall 2004 St. Michael’s
  5. 5. University At the Baccalaureate Mass, celebrated in St. Basil’s Church Fellow: Mary Catherine Ware Birgeneau ’62 on 10 June 2004, Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic bestowed the hon- our of University Fellow upon alumna Mary Catherine Ware Birgeneau, to recognize her outstanding contribution to the University of Saint Michael’s College. The service was attended by friends and family of Mary Catherine, including her mother, Mary Ware, and her husband, Robert Birgeneau, President of the University of Toronto. Father Robert Madden, CSB, presented the Senate’s recommen- dation with these words: “Mary Catherine Birgeneau’s life shows how deserving she is of such an honour. It provides an example of strong, active Christian Faith; a model of dedication and faithfulness to her own family and her Church, and a respect for the importance of all family life. She continues to show practical concern for those in our society who are socially, financially or educationally deprived. By her loyal service she has made a significant contribution to the life of the University of St. Michael’s College and the University of Toronto. She has brought honour to St. Michael’s, and the Senate of St. Michael’s now requests that you, Eminent Chancellor, bestow upon her the honour of University Fellow. We wish to offer our sincere and heartfelt congratulations to Robert Birgeneau ’63 and Mary Catherine Ware Birgeneau ’62 A Worthy Honoree. Dr. Richard Alway, USMC President, on Robert’s recent appointment as Chancellor of the University with University Fellow Mary Catherine Birgeneau ’62 and Dr. Robert Birgeneau, U of T President of California, Berkeley. This prestigious appointment adds PHOTO : STEVE FROST to our pride in Dr. Birgeneau. Wherever you go, you will always be a part of our St. Michael’s family! By MICHAEL P. J. STASYNA ’04 Convocation Is convocation Cardinal Ambrozic, and ending my day I have shared so much with my simply a long day of black robes, with graduate awards at a school that fellow graduates — challenging academic handshakes and applause before you has been my second home. times and unique personal development. receive an envelope — which holds Looking around during Mass, I was From our impressive turnout at the either a $25,000 piece of paper or a amazed with the amount of support convocation Mass, I am sure many will $2.50 library fine? from family, faculty, administration and continue to grow spiritually. I look Not if you experience a St. Michael’s the Basilian Fathers.The Basilians might forward to participating in the future College convocation ceremony! not know this, but their friendly of St. Mike’s and continuing my life Convocation highlights? Beginning conversation gave me a real relationship education at this special place. my day with Mass at St. Basil’s Church, with the College and was good therapy celebrated by His Eminence Aloysius for the soul. St. Michael’s Fall 2004 3
  6. 6. In Service of By BILL TAYLOR Civilization In an “English, Latin and Greek literatures “I’m not married. A friend, he was office are the greatest in the world, and to be a religious, said some years ago that an so cluttered as to be almost a able to read in the original is a superla- academic career also calls for celibacy. cliché of academia — “I’ve cleared a tive experience, allowing one to reflect You don’t have to clear time for a wife path to the chair”— Richard Toporoski on the human situation and to handle the and family. On the other hand, wives wants to make one thing plain: “Please, English language with some sensitivity.” do support you. Somebody else does don’t call me Professor”, or, if he was There’s also a downside to the know- the shopping.” saying it in Latin, “Si tibi placet noli me ledge.Toporoski is a devout Ukrainian “Regrets? No.That I could devote appellare Professorem”. Catholic “and I’ve been complaining for myself to this fundamentally important Toporoski has his doctorate and is the past 30 years about the terrible part of civilization in a Christian, a a Fellow of St. Michael’s College at the translation of the Latin liturgy, so faith- Catholic context, which is important U of T in the Department of Classics, less to the original.” to me, that’s been the point of where he teaches mainly Latin and some He took his bachelor’s degree at the my life.” Greek. His office is in the farthest University of British Columbia and corner on the top floor of the came to Toronto in the early ’60s to do *Reprinted with permission —Torstar Syndication Services Pontifical Institute of Medieval his masters. He’s been here ever since, Studies, a “though I’m coming to the end of my dignified stone building on Queen’s career. I shall go back to B.C. when I’m Park Crescent. 65 and read some of the books I’ve On the outside, anyway, Toporoski, never read.” 62, seems constantly on the brink of being overwhelmed by the confusion “Reflecting on the around him. Every available surface, human situation” including the floor, is covered in papers “but the bookshelves, at least, are in some sort of order”. He talks quickly, as if his mouth were trying to keep up with his fast-moving and wide-ranging mind. On his wall, Pietro Annigoni’s famous portrait of the Queen.“I’m a Canadian” says Toporoski, who was born and raised in Vancouver. “Therefore I’m a loyal subject. That’s part of our national identity. That’s what I’ve always believed anyway.” A small notice on the door gives his office hours as 10:10 to 11am., Monday, Wednesday and Friday: “Please feel free to visit at any other time that you find me here… if I’m overwhelmed at the moment, I will certainly let you know…” 4 Fall 2004 St. Michael’s
  7. 7. Music, and the Longing for Redemption On 28 April 2004, Richard Bradshaw, the General Director of the Canadian Richard Opera Company, addressed a large and enthusiastic USMC audience on the topic of music and the longing for redemption. Bradshaw By JENNIFER HARRIS, Chr istianity and Culture Prog ram Coordinator The theme of redemption was discussed in reference to the operatic works of Richard Wagner and Benjamin Bradshaw also addressed the issue of This was the second in an annual series Britten.Yet, the most striking example belief: why believe anything? Quoting of lectures entitled “Christianity and the Bradshaw used was the little-known Friedrich Nietzsche, Bradshaw noted Arts,” sponsored by the Christianity and Czech opera, Jenufa, by Leoˇ Janᡠek. s c that “art makes the thinker’s heart grow Culture Program, with the generous In this opera, a mother drowns her heavy;” that is, it inspires the question donations of Peter Warrien and Angela daughter’s baby to ensure that the of belief.Yet art is itself a mode of Jacobs. The series will continue in the young woman can marry into better believing. Referring to the great opera, spring of 2005 with a lecture by priest- circumstances.The crime is discovered Fidelio, by Beethoven, Bradshaw spoke poet Pier Giorgio DiCicco, author and the mother desperately begs for of the knowledge that arises from the of The Dark Time of Angels, which forgiveness. Miraculously, it is forgive- experience of great art: “I know truth was nominated for the Trillium Prize ness that she receives. Mr. Bradshaw when I hear it.” in 2004. discussed the passion with which this story illustrates the issues that stand at PHOTO : JOSEE PAGLIAROLI the heart of the Christian experience today: the need for redemption. His Operatic Fr. Owen Lee, CSB with Richard Bradshaw: A friend and mentor Mentor: Fr. Owen Lee, CSB, Professor Emeritus of Classics at USMC. “Father Lee is the most eloquent writer on “Only a priest could have written this,” observed German composer, Richard Wagner, of our time,” noted Bradshaw. “We are deeply uncomfortable when we face Bradshaw. “He has written that Wagner created out of ourselves. As Father Lee reminds us … we must learn the abundance of his own need. Father Lee says that the to live without greed.” Ring is the story of a soul in crisis.The great elemental world of gods and men is also the private world of A Book of Hours: Music, Literature, and Life —A Memoir man’s inner struggle with his own destructive impulses, written by Fr. Owen Lee has just been published by of his awareness of limitations and guilt; of the emer- Continuum Press. “It’s one-third opera, one-third gence in him of new ideas, and the dying in him of classics, one-third religion,” affirms Lee. transforming deaths.The Ring teaches us that we must learn to die.The great deaths in myths are symbols of inner transformations in man, who makes the myths.” St. Michael’s Fall 2004 5
  8. 8. St. Michae ’s Michael When struggling with the issues of life and death, we need moral guidance, not abstract reasoning. The Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute: Speaking to the Whole World By SHEILA DABU It is Moira McQueen’s first day on the job. is Moira McQueen’s first day on the job. Speaking on the impact of bioethics on families, She stops to accept congratulatory greetings from one of McQueen points out, “Every day, families have to make her colleagues in the hallway of the Faculty of Theology medical decisions about their aging parents and their at the University of St. Michael’s College [USMC]. Dr. children. They are not seeking abstract reasoning. They McQueen appears relaxed but has a tone of excitement are looking for moral guidance upon which to base deci- in her voice as she speaks of her new position as the sions that will impact not only their daily lives, but the Director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute lives of those they love.” She also points out, “Technology [CCBI] centered at St. Michael’s College. can be used in a positive way to promote human devel- A mother of seven, McQueen practiced family law in opment. Unfortunately, there are also ways in which Scotland. In 1975, she immigrated to Canada, where her technology can be used for purposes inconsistent with involvement in the pro-life movement sparked her interest this development. It’s the Institute’s job to highlight these in graduate studies in theology at USMC. She has been benefits and dangers.” a professor of moral theology at USMC for several years From Professor McQueen’s comments, it is clear that now, specializing in the areas of marriage and human by engaging in innovative, multidisciplinary research, the sexuality.The interdisciplinary character of bioethics and CCBI, the first national organization of its kind in Canada, the Institute is well suited to Dr. McQueen’s own inter- has a lot to offer to the current bioethical discourse. disciplinary background as a mother, a lawyer and It was Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic, Archbishop of a theologian. Toronto and the Chancellor of USMC, who spearheaded Dr. Moira McQueen, Director of the CCBI, with former Director, Dr.William Sullivan | photo by evan dion St. Michael’s Fall 2004 7
  9. 9. the creation of the CCBI.“There was a need for a Catholic Sullivan, who is finishing his three-year term as Director. bioethics centre” he said, “because the questions raised “The challenge is to show what great hope arises when by scientific advancements are questions that go beyond science and society take seriously the full dignity of all science.They are not just Christian questions.They are humans.”The Institute aims, through its interdisciplinary questions that any human being ought to ask in connec- research and educational outreach, to humanize health tion with scientific progress.” He mentioned the idea of a care by promoting the dignity of the human person. centre to President Richard Alway, realizing that the city With the University of St. Michael’s College as its of Toronto, with its unique combination of a Catholic base, the CCBI has solid academic credentials as it university, three Catholic faculties of theology, three draws upon top-notch researchers and rich resources Catholic hospitals, and a wealth of secular scientific at the U of T with its affiliated hospitals. The Institute knowledge, provided an ideal location for such an institute is a resource for clergy and laity, providing a vital in North America. link to Catholic researchers, pastoral care workers, The Cardinal asked President Alway to draw together and health care professionals throughout Canada prominent Catholic ethicists to discuss these issues.There and internationally. followed three years of intense discussions amongst doctors, The CCBI’s third international think tank on the lawyers, ethicists, academics, and members of concerned lay “Ethical Care of the Elderly and the Dying,” is one organizations.The result was a consensus that there was example of its practical engagement in current health care indeed the need for a pro-active Catholic approach to issues.The conference focussed on the recent papal state- developments in bioethics and for a university-based, ment on artificial nutrition and hydration, discussing national centre in Canada to contribute to Catholic when a decision to withdraw such nutrition from a discussion, research and communications regarding these patient can ever be morally justified. The participants issues, and to be a resource to church and civic leaders. applied the papal statement to such common medical In 2001, the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute was conditions affecting the elderly as Alzheimer’s disease, born, affiliated with the USMC at the University of where an individual lacks the cognitive ability to make a Toronto. It officially opened its doors on November 16, decision—a topic that has raised many challenging ques- 2001, with William Sullivan, a medical doctor and a tions within the Catholic community and beyond. The philosopher, as the Institute’s founding Director. Dr. participants agreed on certain principles based upon Sullivan is finishing his three-year term, and is considering the Catholic conviction of the intrinsic value of each a new position as the founding director of what is hoped human life. to be the first international association of Catholic bioethi- Dr. McQueen, describes these key principles as “part cists aimed at providing a communications link among of the ongoing process of evaluating the ethics of dying”, Catholic bioethicists around the world. A meeting is in particular that “the use of technology to prolong life scheduled in June 2005 in Melbourne, Australia, to work must always respect the inherent dignity and value of the out details of this plan. individual. Life is precious, but the obligation to preserve The Cardinal and President Alway are in agreement life is not an absolute — sometimes, withholding treatment that the work of the CCBI is intended to speak to and may be morally justified.” benefit all peoples. “Up to now,” Alway commented, “the John McGrath ’63, the Chancellor of Temporal Affairs work of the CCBI has been supported by the Bishops at the Archdiocese of Toronto and a CCBI Board Member, and Catholic lay organizations. To ensure its future, it says, “My vision as a lay person is to see it as the ‘go-to must expand its presence and be recognized as making a source’ for serious people seeking the Catholic ethical valuable contribution to all of Canadian society, meeting position on the major questions of the day.” Dr. McQueen a need that will generate a broad base of support.” agrees whole-heartedly. “It’s the Institute’s job to high- Cardinal Ambrozic, among others is gratified by the light the positive contributions of medical technology in Institute’s beginnings and fast growing international repu- promoting human life in a way that is consistent with tation. “The Institute has far exceeded my expectations. Catholic teaching.” My hope is that it will keep up its work and be more engaged in public policy to protect the dignity of the The Institute communicates the results of its research to human person.” the public and other Catholic bioethics centres through its “My experience of our secular culture, hospitals and publications Bioethics Update, Bioethics Matters, and even bioethics centres, leads me to conclude that a faith A Propos. For more information, visit the CCBI’s website perspective is alien to their reason for being,” says Dr. at 8 Fall 2004 St. Michael’s
  10. 10. Art Show  The University of St. Michael’s College will be hosting an Art Show & Sale during Homecoming Weekend to be held on 15 to 17 October 2004. Last year, the Art Show was a showcase for the talent of USMC alumni and friends, and was enjoyed by everyone who attended.This year promises to be a similar success. Whether established or an amateur artist, you are invited to submit your work. Art Show & Sale 15, 16, 17 October 2004 Mary Catherine O’Brien ’54 Reading Together Registration Deadline 24 September 2004 All Types of Work Ingrid Schienke Summer in Provence Exhibition Fee $25 per artist Sales Commission 15% charged by USMC Krystyna Zdanowicz Registration Liturgical Stole Please contact the Art Show coordinators: Mary Catherine O’Brien ’54 12 Mayfield Avenue Toronto ON M6S 1K3 Phone: 416 769-6109 Eva Wong 81 St. Mary Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Phone: 416 926-7260 Toll-free: 1 866-238-3339 Fax: 416 926-2339
  11. 11. The By JENNIFER HARRIS Passion of the Christ: Pandering to a Culture of Violence Mel Gibson’s and feel of a time long passed. From the Where the film ultimately failed blockbuster movie creak of the leather sandals to the dust for me was in its excessive literalism. retelling of the death of Jesus is on every face, the film exudes an If one is to present the Passion anew — out on video, rekindling the debates authenticity absent even from recent something needed in each generation — that arose at its theatrical release on biblical epics.The use of Aramaic and one needs to place the message within Ash Wednesday 2004. Home viewing Latin (which should have been Greek) the cultural language of its audience, will offer a more muted film-going avoids the inevitable accents among without pandering to that culture. In experience, drawing on the film’s English speakers. Some of the actors are its use of ultra-violence, this film only strengths and its weaknesses. wonderful — especially Hristo Shopov connects to the basest element of our I am not a fan of Gibson’s directorial as an eerily sympathetic Pontius Pilate. popular culture. work, which I find overblown and cheaply epic. In this regard, I was not disappointed. The beauty of some scenes, such as the opening in Gethsemane, was cheapened Jennifer Harris, Christianity and Culture by his use of slow-motion photography Program Coordinator does not recommend and other tired Hollywood techniques. this movie, she does recommend “more I was also nervous about Gibson’s subtle expositions of the scandal of the Cross” adherence to a traditionalist form of such as Lars von Trier’s “Dancer in the Dark” Catholicism, which rejects the positions (2000), “Donnie Darko” (2001), or “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (2001 season finale). on interfaith relations developed since the Second Vatican Council. Here too, I was not disappointed. The portrayal of Jews was destructively judgmental: in the pivotal scene of the Crucifixion, a teardrop from heaven at the moment of Jesus’ death results in an earthquake that destroys the Temple.This scene, without biblical warrant, lays heavy blame for Christ’s death on the Jewish community. On the positive side, the film is striking in its effort to recreate the look 10 Fall 2004 St. Michael’s
  12. 12. It would be a INQUIRE WITHIN Disaster to miss this Notes from the Kelly Library Book By JONATHAN BENGSTON, Chief Librar ian Sale A Hidden Thursday 28 October to Sunday 31 October, 2004 Carr Hall Treasure: 100 Joseph Street A J.R.R.Tolkien First Edition Treasure Preview: $25 Wednesday 27 October 6 to 9 pm Kelly Library On 8 August 1954, J.R.R. Tolkien material for the upcoming Friends picked up a copy of The Fellowship of the Kelly Library book sale to of The Ring that had been published be held 28 to 31 October 2004 barely a week previously. On the at USMC. flyleaf he wrote the names of his Is the book for sale? No. The friends, Peter and Virginia, the date, book will be kept in the Special and a quote from The Hobbit: Collections Room of the Kelly “If ever you are passing my way,” Library in memory of Fr. Black and said Bilbo, “don’t wait to knock! his service to St. Michael’s College. Tea is at four; but you are welcome Be sure to come and see it! any time!”Then he signed the volume in his unmistakable style. The volume somehow entered the collection of Basilian Fr. Frederick Black, who studied at Oxford in the 1950s pursuing graduate studies in The First Annual Friends English. Returning to Toronto after Jonathan Bengston with a of the John M. Kelly Library completing his studies in Oxford, hidden treasure Fr. Black had a distinguished career, Book Sale which included teaching, serving as Chief Librarian and Archivist of We need books! We need USMC.When he passed away in volunteers! 2000, some of his books were placed in boxes Contact Ann Sullivan to be considered for a book sale to Alumni Board Member and benefit the Kelly Library. Friends of the Kelly Library Nearly 50 years to the day that Tolkien signed the copy of The Committee Fellowship of the Ring, the volume 416-601-3967 was discovered while sorting through
  13. 13. Support the University of In 2003, 250 alumni and friends joined St. Michael’s College with a U of T Affinity MasterCard ® the USMC Presidents’ Circle. You can too! Over 630 alumni, faculty, staff and students support the University of St. Michael’s College through the use of their U of T Affinity MasterCard. ® How do cardholders generate revenue for St. Mike’s at no additional cost to themselves? The U of T Affinity MasterCard. provides financial ® support to St. Mike’s with every account opened and every transaction completed, providing much needed funds to enhance the educational experience. Apply Today! Call 1-800-416-6345 or apply online at or simply check the information box on your donor reply card. The President’s Circle? The Credit Card Affinity Program? Even students can belong. Totally painless! But every swipe of my card helps USMC. Paul Krzyzanowski ’04 CHRISTINA MIAO, Student To find out more, simply check the information box on your donor reply card. * There are certain costs associated with the use of this credit card. You may contact the issuer and Make your commitment administrator of this program, MBNA Canada, to request specific to securing St. Mike’s information about the costs by calling 1-888-876-6262 or writing future today! to P.O. Box 9614, Ottawa ON K1G 6E6. MBNA Canada and MBNA Canada Bank are registered trademarks. MBNA is Individuals gain membership when their a trademark of MBNA America annual contributions to USMC amount to Bank, N.A., used pursuant to licence by MBNA Canada Bank. $1,000 or more in a year. In gratitude, we MasterCard is a registered sponsor special social and educational events trademark of MasterCard International Inc., used for USMC President Circle Members. pursuant to licence. MasterCard and Platinum MasterCard are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Inc., used pursuant to licence. 12 Fall 2004 St. Michael’s
  14. 14. PHOTOS : COURTESY OF BRIAN TOLL STUDIO In , the Gordon Cressy Awards celebrated seven outstanding student leaders at St. Mike’s KAREN CAROLINE JOSEPH JEROME CHRISTINA ALEXANDER MICHAEL AZAVEDO BROOKS FIGUEIREDO MCGRATH PICONE SOARE STASYNA K A R E N A Z AV E D O J E RO M E M C G R A T H worked hard to “give back” to involved with Out of The Cold program St. Michael’s College, to her faith (4 years) and founded Into the Cold and to her fellow students: founding program to deliver food to homeless: member of the Social Justice Centre, SMCSU treasurer , SMCSU Sports organized Dinner & Movie Nights, Commissioner, Frosh Orientation liturgical minister. volunteer, Chaplaincy team. C A RO L I N E B RO O K S CHRISTINA PICONE combined passion for the environment was a don at St. Josephs, President of with commitment to USMC: Students Residence House Council, mentored, Environment Committee, organized sang in liturgical choir and played on Stop Pesticide Use campaign, coordinated the field hockey team. Save Orientation Field campaign. ALEXANDER SOARE JOSEPH FIGUEIREDO involved with Out of The Cold program a history major with a history of his (4 years), tutor,Varsity swim team, Frosh own: president of Student Union Orientation Leader, student campus (SMCSU), coordinated Out of the Cold minister for the Newman Centre. program for homeless, volunteer soccer coach, orientation leader, tutor for M I C H A E L S TA S Y N A underprivileged children. was a don at St. Michael’s Residence, and a volunteer on Out of The Cold, Into the Cold, a student rep on the U of T Work Group on Internalization Activities Advisory Board, and writer for the student newspaper The Mike. St. Michael’s Fall 2004 13
  15. 15. St. Michae ’s Michael The Perils of Canada’s Under-Investment Education in By ROGER MARTIN AND JAMES MILWAY ’73 ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF COMPETITIVENESS AND PROSPERITY THE NEWS IS LARGELY GOOD FOR for Canada these days. Our economy is strong, and we enjoy a stable and secure environment, with a society that is diverse but socially cohesive, sharing fundamental values from coast to coast. But this is not enough to ensure our future prosperity. Over the past two decades, our standard of living has failed to keep pace with the U.S.— indeed, it has deterio- rated significantly. Also, our performance with respect to innovation, productivity and regulatory efficiency — all key indicators of competitive ranking — has been disappointing, to say the least. For Canada’s standard of living to rise, our economy must grow — and for that to happen, we must be compet- itive with other jurisdictions, particularly our most significant trading partner, the United States. Currently, this is not the case.We at the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity have identified a worrisome 15% prosperity ROGER MARTIN AND gap between the U.S. and Canada — a difference in GDP JAMES MILWAY ’73 per capita of $6,800 that translates into a yearly difference in after-tax disposable income of just over $10,000 per Canadian family. The prosperity gap is not the result of some mysterious, fundamental weakness in Canada’s economy. Our research indicates that it is the result of Canadians’ failure to derive as much strength from our available human, physical, and natural resources as we could.Without targeted action, we will witness ever-growing disparities in our economic well-being with our neighbours to the south. 14 Fall 2004 St. Michael’s
  16. 16. The recent tuition freeze will reduce the funds available to universities to create spaces and provide resources for students. We need to have our alumni take a more active, more responsible role in fundraising.We can’t wait for the government to do the job for us. JAMES MILWAY ’73 Canada’s Under-Investment The Perils of Under-Investment Challenge Productivity is the only element of in Education Canada’s under-investment in GDP per capita that can improve in the short-run and education is more pronounced as we move through the grow indefinitely.The first step in tackling it is to address educational system. On a per capita basis, Canadians invest Canada’s under-investment problem. Our work indicates competitively in public primary and secondary schools that Canadian individuals, firms, and governments are (85% of U.S. rates) and in colleges (90%). But university under-investing in physical and human capital. By the spending is at a much lower rate — 50% of U.S. spend- former, we mean investments in productivity enhancing ing per capita. On a per student basis, the spending machinery, equipment, and software. By the latter, we disparities widen in public mean investments in education and training. primary and secondary schools (81% of U.S. rates) and Most economists agree that the level of education colleges (86%), since Canada has proportionately more of attained across the workforce is an important determinant its population enrolled at these levels. At the university of the quality of an economy’s human capital — and our level, because of our lower participation rate, the spending analyses reinforce the positive correlation between pro- gap narrows on a per student basis, but is still only 63% ductivity and wages. Economic studies prove that the best of the U.S. rate. single predictor of personal income is level of educational While the results achieved by students in Canada’s attainment. Canada’s underperformance in educational primary and secondary school systems exceed those of attainment, mainly at secondary levels, translates into a their U.S. counterparts, we are concerned about whether negative impact on GDP per capita of $1,100 per capita. post-secondary students’ aspirations are competitive In this article, we will focus on lower educational with those in the U.S. Our concern is highlighted in achievement as a significant factor in the prosperity gap. findings from a recent report by the Canada Millennium St. Michael’s Fall 2004 15
  17. 17. Scholarship Foundation reporting that 50% of Canadian substantially higher levels of investment on a per student students who score in the top 40% on standard achieve- basis, as well as a proportion of GDP. While Canada may ment tests do not attend post-secondary programs.This be investing at close to competitive levels when only reinforces our belief that Canadians need to do more public institutions are considered, our lack of private to encourage high school graduates to pursue post- universities has constrained investment in this critical secondary degrees — the report revealed it was students’ prosperity driver. attitudes, not financial barriers, that dissuaded them from All told, a smaller percentage of Canadians have higher education. university degrees than Americans, and the most recent The fact is, tuition fees are not a major deterrent for data for the 1990s indicates we are not closing this gap. students considering post-secondary education. A recent In ‘degrees conferred per 1 , 000 population’, Canada Statistics Canada study shows that over the past decade, trailed the U . S . — 5 . 02 versus 6 . 20 in the 1997 - 98 the post-secondary participation-rate gap between students academic year.The gap is most prominent at the Master’s from low- and high-income families has actually narrowed, degree level: in Canada, 0.73 Master’s degrees were granted and when high school graduates were asked the main per 1,000 population, less than half the 1.61 rate achieved reason for their decision not to go to college or university, in the U.S. 77% listed a non-financial reason. A major difference between the educational strategy of Partnering for Investment All stake- Canada and the U.S. is the diversity of public and private holders in Canada’s economic future need to examine universities and colleges there, which creates the opportu- our strategies and actions to ensure that we are making nity for higher levels of private funding and has led to appropriate investments for future prosperity.We recommend St. Mike’s needs to build a strong endowment for the future. Our endowment is miniscule compared to some American colleges and universities — both public and private. Building an endowment will take many years and hard work. It’s the greatest challenge we have at the present time. We need to educate our alumni about it. JAMES MILWAY ’73 16 Fall 2004 St. Michael’s
  18. 18. St. Mike’s should keep its focus on programs and subjects in the liberal arts. We need our graduates to be flexible, and those with well-rounded undergraduate degrees are likely to be highly productive. JAMES MILWAY ’73 that individual Canadians raise their aspirations for universities have endowment assets of $ 7 thousand personal upgrading of their skills and capabilities per student, less than half the $15 thousand per student through increased formal education and life-long training. level at U.S. public universities and well under the $126 Canadian firms must raise their aspirations from compet- thousand per student level at U.S. private universities. ing locally, provincially, or nationally to competing globally To continue to prosper, Canadians everywhere must against the best in the world. Governments at all levels participate in a partnership to invest more than ever must also raise their aspirations to achieve an invigorating before to raise our competitiveness in the global arena. environment that encourages citizens and firms to upgrade This is the only way to close the prosperity gap and and innovate — similar to the environment in the U.S.We continue to enjoy the economic well-being that comes need to reverse the negative impact of Canadian market from our place as one of the leading economies in the structures on productivity and prosperity. world. Our efforts today represent our investment for We recommend that a long term strategy be developed future generations. to raise Canadian investment in post-secondary education. We encourage provincial governments to recognize that, *Photos and article originally published in Partnering for Investment by historically maintaining a government monopoly on in Canada’s Prosperity in the Spring 2004 edition of “Rotman university education and strictly regulating most tuition Magazine”, the alumni magazine of the Rotman School of levels, they have been primarily responsible for producing Management, University of Toronto.To read the complete article, go to: an investment level in higher education that is half that in the U.S. A long-term strategy for higher education should explore a sustainable approach to provincial funding, *The Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity is an independent consider the role of tuition deregulation, and continue to organization funded by the Government of Ontario, whose mandate is foster the development of a diversity of post-secondary to deepen public understanding of macro and microeconomic factors institutions. Alumni and corporations need to step up behind Ontario's economic progress.The Institute is also the Canadian their support of universities; a major funding advantage partner for the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness for U.S. universities compared to Ontario universities Program. For more on the Institute, visit: is the size of their endowments. On average, Ontario St. Michael’s Fall 2004 17
  19. 19. ‘Lord, make a Better Leader out of Me’ This year, Continuing Education said goodbye to Brother Tom Maddix, CSC, core instructor in the Certificate program since 1995. Pictured here with Tom are students attending last August’s session on Ethics and Canon Law. Having completed the program in May, most will be eligible to attend convocation in November, 2004. From left to right This I would like to be — braver and bolder, Growing too, is an interest in Holiness Front row Just a bit wiser because I am older, and its Tensions as evidenced by the Rosanne Reech, Dianne Doyle, Just a bit kinder with those I meet overwhelmingly positive response to Karen Galenzoski, Claire Budziak, Blaine MacDougall, Greg Hadubiak, Just a bit more humble taking defeat; a course on this subject offered in June Mark Edmonds, Janete Poloway. This is for this year my wish and my plea — by our newest instructor, Rabbi Dow Middle row Lord, make a better leader out of me. Marmur. Both Rabbi Marmur and Alison Morin, Santina Marasco, Religious Studies Professor Emeritus Barton Downey, Neil MacConnell. So began the prayer, which led 19 Sol Nigosian joined Continuing Back row Fr. Frank Morrisey, Eva Gillanders, participants into this summer’s course Education in the spring.We are delight- Jo-Anne Palkovits, Br. Tom Maddix, on Legal Issues for Catholic Leadership, ed that by popular demand, both have Richard Abell, Mark Joly one of the first four courses offered as agreed to offer not just one, but two PHOTO : COURTESY OF DR . MIMI MAROCCO part of the new Master of Arts degree courses next year. in Catholic Leadership. Using a variety of technologies, including the tried and true “excellent lecture followed by Continuing good questions” methodology, the new program seeks to address both the theo- retical and the applied learning needs of the Catholic institutional leaders of tomorrow. Continuing Education and Education at St.Michael’s Lifelong Learning for Adults the Faculty of Theology have been collaborating on the design and delivery Feed your curiosity | Nourish your spirit | Enhance your understanding of a number of new courses, including ] a May/June internet based seminar on Art & Architecture “Foundational Issues for Leadership” Creative Writing which began and ended with classes on History two Saturdays on campus. Film Whether for degree credit or to attain a Certificate, participation in Literature Leadership courses at St. Michael’s Music is growing. Philosophy In keeping with the goals of the Spirituality, Ethics & Pastoral Care newly established Institute for Catholic Leadership, a revised version of the Small classes in a relaxed atmosphere.Welcome back to St. Michael’s campus. For a calendar call 416 925-7254 or visit our website at Certificate program will be introduced in October, 2004. WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH THANKS THE SUPPORT OF ALUMNI AND FRIENDS. 18 Fall 2004 St. Michael’s
  20. 20. Upcoming Events THURSDAY TO SUNDAY 28— 31 OCTOBER Friends of the Kelly Library Book Sale Fr. Madden Hall, Carr Hall 100 St. Joseph Street SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER 7:30 P.M. THURSDAY 18 NOVEMBER 8:00 P.M. 3rd Annual Frederick Furlong Lecture 22nd Annual Kelly Lecture Prof. David Burrell, CSC Dr. Donna J. Markham Sam Sorbara Auditorium, Brennan Hall Sam Sorbara Auditorium, Brennan Hall FRIDAY TO SUNDAY 15 — 17 OCTOBER SUNDAY 21 NOVEMBER 12 NOON TO 3:30 P.M. FRIDAY 7:00 P.M. TO 12:00 A.M. Visit with Santa Claus before the parade SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. for fun, games and hot chocolate. Art & Sales Show COOP, Brennan Hall Odette Student Lounge, Brennan Hall WEDNESDAY 8 DECEMBER 2:00 P.M. TO 4:30 P.M. FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER 8:00 P.M. Festive Tea Homecoming All Alumni Reception Charbonnel Lounge Odette Student Lounge, Brennan Hall 81 St. Mary Street SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 10:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 6:00 P.M. Homecoming Classes Without Quizzes Twilight Retreat Fr. Guy Trudel COOP, Brennan Hall The Christian Imagination of J.R.R.Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings THURSDAY TO SUNDAY 2-5 JUNE Alumni Hall, Room 100 Spring Reunion 121 St. Joseph Street Honoured Years ’25, ’30, ’35, ’40, ’45, ’50, ’55, ’60, SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. ’65, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90, ’95, ’00 Discovery Day’s Campus Tour of St. Michael’s College 1925 Leaving from the U of T Discovery Day SMC Booth 1930 King’s College Circle, every hour 1935 { SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 12:30 P.M. 1940 Homecoming Boozer Brown Touch Football Game 1945 St. Michel’s Back Campus 1950 Mark your 1955 1960 SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 1:00 P.M. Homecoming Kids’ Kraft Korner (All Ages!) calendars today for 1965 Charbonnel Lounge 81 St. Mary Street USMC 1970 Spring 1975 THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER 7:30 P.M. Reunion 1980 1985 2004 Soulerin Memorial Lecture Msgr. Roderick Strange 2005 1990 Rector of the Beda College in Rome June 3rd, 4th 1995 Fr. Robert Madden Hall, Carr Hall 100 St. Joseph Street & 5th! 2000 2005 St. Michael’s Fall 2004 19
  21. 21. PHOTO : PETE GAFFNEY FR. ROBERT MADDEN,CSB Bulletin Board publishes information updates and bravos received about developments in the lives of St. Michael’s alumni. Thank you for the contributions you have made and, please, keep the ‘newsbits’ coming. Sister Josephine Akua Mary Elizabeth Principal Celebrant at the R. Philip Buckley ’81 Anto MRE ’00 has been Bennett ’89 and her Mass. The citation presenting continues as Chair of McGill’s appointed the Assistant husband, Dr. Gino Sturino, Mary Catherine for this honor Department of Philosophy, Headmistress (Academic) welcomed their second noted, among other accom- following a term away as of Holy Child School, child, Joseph James plishments, her devotion to visiting professor at the State Cape Coast, Ghana. Holy Sturino, 8lbs 3oz, 28 May family life, her faith-based Islamic University in Jakarta. Child School is one of ’04, a brother for David social work with young people He has academic oversight the top schools in Ghana. Bennett Sturino, almost 3. at risk and those financially of a large bilateral (Canada- Sister Josephine reports, and educationally deprived, Indonesia) cooperation “My Masters programme Stephen ’87 and and her continuing active between McGill and the state- in St. Mike’s put me at a Maureen Hart Biason involvement in the life of funded Islamic University better advantage than any ’89 on 13 June ’04 presented St. Michael’s, particularly her System in Indonesia. As a other contestant.” daughter Anne Elizabeth, 3, chairing of the Planning result, his on-giving research and son Ernie Joseph, almost Committee for the College’s in phenomenology (especially Michael ’93 and Carla 2, with twin brothers, Michael celebrations of its Sesqui- Husserl) now includes an Campoli Alonzi ’97 Thomas, 6lb, and Stephen centennial in ’02. interest in intercultural and welcomed their second child, Paul, 6lb 1oz. interreligious dialogue. Phil Vanessa, 3 November ’03, Wendy Brown ’89 and enjoys provoking his colleague a sister for Sarah, born 28 Mary Catherine Ware Daniel Caravaggio ’89 and interlocutor George di June ’98. The Alonzi’s live in Birgeneau ’62 was invested welcomed their third child, Giovanni ’59 with Heideggerian Woodbridge, ON; Michael as an Honorary Fellow of the Julia Elizabeth on 30 September -inspired interpretations of and Carla are teachers with University of St. Michael’s ’03. Big brothers, Alexander, 6, Hegel, and together they the Dufferin-Peel Catholic College at the 10 June ’04 and Andrew, 4, were also ensure that McGill students Secondary School Board. Convocation Baccalaureate excited to meet their new continue to access the riches Mass. His Eminence Cardinal sister “despite their aversion of the German philosophical Aloysius Ambrozic, Chancellor to all things girly.” tradition. of the University, presided at the ceremony and was 20 Fall 2004 St. Michael’s
  22. 22. BULLETIN BOARD Rose Capdevila ’84 Donald Coulter ’92, his the reception were Er Kwong Judy Hynes Harpur ’71 and her husband, David wife, Anna Marie, and their Wah (Engineering ’70, former and her husband Bill were Swapp, welcomed their two sons, Evan, 4, and Nicholas, SMC resident), and Mark Slade married in ’74. Judy writes, second child, Julia, on 18 2, live in Aurora, ON. Don is ’96, now working in Singapore “We live in San Diego, CA, and April ’04, a sister for Jessica. a chartered accountant and as Airfreight Manager with a have two wonderful girls (both The family currently lives in received his MBA degree division of DHL, a global logis- born at home!) ages 15 and 20. Hertfordshire, England. from the University of British tics and airfreight integrator. The elder is at Sonoma State Columbia. University in Northern California, Paul Carson ’67 is one of Katie Marshall Flaherty near Santa Rosa. The younger the first two Canadians to Hillary Cunningham ’83, ’86 recently received “The is at Francis Parker Upper receive a prestigious 25-Year Professor of Anthropology at Word Magazine Award” for School here in San Diego. Bill Award from the College the UofT, and her husband, her poetry. Katie, along with & I just celebrated our 30th Sports Information Directors Stephen Scharper ’82 of the her homemaking, teaching, wedding anniversary! I have of America (CoSIDA). Building UofT’s Department of Religion, and writing, has been an been a full-time Mom, but on an interest developed were among the UofT volunteer instructor in the St. Michael’s taught elementary and middle during his student days at Professors involved last term Continuing Education Division. school for several years before St. Michael’s, Paul began in in an innovative educational Among her offerings has been we had children. Bill, a Doctor the UofT’s Sports Information project called “The Regent a workshop entitled “Conflict of Optometry, received his Office in 1970 and was the Park Learning Exchange Evolution”. degree from the University of University’s Sports Information Program.” Established by the California at Berkeley. I love Director from ’76 through ’98. University of Toronto, the Michael Fullen ’63, reading the “Info Update Bravo” He was a member of the Regent Park Resident Council, former Dean of the Ontario section of the newsletter. It’s organizing committee and a and Toronto Community Institute for Studies in always fun to read what some panelist at CoSIDA’s 2004 Housing, the program is designed Education/UofT and UofT of my classmates from ’70 and Workshop in Calgary, where to assist residents of Regent Professor of Education, has ’71 are doing.” he received his award on 28 Park, one of Canada’s oldest been appointed as a special June. Since June ’98, Paul not-for-profit housing commu- advisor to the Province of Brendan Hemens ’95 and has been Executive Assistant nities, in building their self Ontario’s Minister of Education, his wife Kelly welcomed their to Bruce Kidd, Dean of the confidence and empowering Gerard Kennedy. The govern- second child, Paul Duncan, 26 UofT’s Faculty of Physical them to further their educa- ment will draw on Michael’s October ’03. Brendan reports Education and Health, com- tion in a classroom setting. expertise in its efforts to that Paul’s older sister Chloe, muting weekdays from his Stephen also appeared on the improve numeracy and literacy almost 3, “is tentatively home in London, ON. Easter Monday edition of the rates for children under 12. pleased.” Brendan accepted CBC’s Radio One program Between 1997 and 2002 the position of Ecosystem Mark Cekuta ’96 and Tapestry that examined the education in the UK benefited Modeling Specialist with Carmelina Simone (B.Ed, York U) connection between gardens from reforms recommended Saskatchewan Environment in were married in August ‘03 and spirituality. to the British government September ’03, and lives in They are expecting their first by Michael. Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. child in September ’04. Peter Devlin ’91 reports Carmelina is a Grade One from Singapore that he Colleen Oleson Hanycz Don ’68 and Joyce teacher and Mark works as attended a 26 June ’04 break- ’89 and her husband Peter Kury Healy were completely a technical specialist for a fast/reception to welcome welcomed their third child, taken off guard on 16 May ’04 multi-national company in Singaporean students who will Claire Marie, 17 November ’03, by the special surprise garden Toronto. They currently live be attending the UofT this fall. a baby sister for Erik, 6, and party arranged by their children, in Vaughan, ON, The event was organized by Emily, 4. Donall Brian and Mary Caitlin, Krista Slade ’93 who is with to celebrate the 35th anniver- the UofT’s Alumni/Development sary of their wedding. Office with special responsibility for programs in Asia and the Far East. Also in attendance at St. Michael’s Fall 2004 21
  23. 23. BULLETIN BOARD Fr. George Hosko, CSB Scott Loomis ’96 graduated passed away in September Rufina M. Selvanayagam STB ’68 is a Librarian at from Boston University Dental ’03, to the Muki Baum Centre ’95 and Fred Gonsalves were the University of St. Thomas, School in 2000; he and for children’s rehab. As a married in ’99. They are the Houston, TX, and is also respon- Anna Mochol were married “charter member” of last proud parents of Mary Elysa, 4, sible for the University’s Archives. in June ’03. Scott owns a year’s sensational SMC and Joseph Christopher, dental practice in Cayuga, Homecoming Art Show, she almost 2. Rufina is employed Marian O’Loane Ivan ON. He and Anna live in St. encourages other SMC alumni in the Occupational Health ’77 made her way to San Catharines, ON. artists to participate this Fall. and Safety field in Toronto. Francisco, CA immediately Contact the coordinator of the The family currently resides after graduation. Her work Dan Mack ’70 continues show, Mary Catherine O’Brien in Etobicoke, ON. took her to Paris for a time his career as Furniture Designer/ ’54, at 416 769-6109. before returning to San Craftsman. Dan and his artistry Jim Splinter ’94 reports, Francisco where she is at in furniture were recently Tracy Manna ’8T9 and “After an aggressive tour of present Director of Risk featured in the TV program her husband, Andy Fisher, Japan and Australia, Jim has Management with RREEF, a Woodwrights Shop on PBS. welcomed Madeline Ann 17 settled in Toronto where he subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, The sequence was filmed July ’03, a baby sister for teaches history and coaches which manages investments in his workshop/studio in big brother Lucas, 2. hockey at Marshall McLuhan for investor clients. Her son Warwick, NY, north of New High School. Jim remains a Damien is completing his York City. Dan’s unique furni- John ’51 and Vivian larger than life figure and education in digital design and ture creations are crafted, for Mulhall McDonough ’51 continues to go hard.” computer imaging this year. the most part, from pieces of celebrated the 50th anniver- wood in their original, natural sary of their wedding with a Fr.Thomas Stabile MDiv Sister Ellen Leonard, shapes. Dan and his wife, Terry reception at their home in ’86 became Associate Pastor CSJ, PhD (Theol) ’78, Husted ’71, live in Warwick, NY. Toronto on 31 July ’04 and of St. Andrew Church, Ft. St. Michael’s Professor Emeritus They have three children, by renewing their vows at Worth, TX, on 15 July ’04. Fr. of Theology, received the 2004 Kendra, 25, Jessica, 21,and the noon Mass in St. Gabriel’s Stabile had previously been Ann O’Hara Graff Award in a Eliza, 18. Terry is a high school Church the next day, Sunday stationed in Arlington, TX. 10 June ’04 ceremony at the counselor with the Monroe- 1 August. Catholic Theological Society Woodbury School District. Alphonse Valenti ’94 is of America’s annual meeting Dan occasionally teaches Lauretta Santarossa ’81 living in Albany, NY, where in Reston, VA. The award, woodcraft at the Omega makes time in her busy schedule he is Product Manager for a granted by the “Women’s Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, as Director of Sales and financial publishing company. Seminar in Constructive and organizes Woodlanders’ Marketing for English Periodicals Theology”, recognizes the Gatherings, periodic three- at Novalis Publishing to offer Celia Viggo Wexler ’70 contribution of a female day picnic/workshops in courses in St. Michael’s has been named Vice-President academic in both her scholar- various parts of the North Continuing Education Division. for Advocacy for Common ship in feminism and in her East and Mid West US that Most recently she has shared Cause, a nonprofit, nonpartisan “liberating action on behalf of enable those working with her passion for gardening in public interest group with women in the Church” and natural materials to celebrate a three-part workshop series nearly 300,000 members community. As one of her their crafts and to network. entitled “Gardening and across the United States. Her colleagues has noted, this Spirituality — Creating husband, Richard Wexler, award recognizes Sister Ellen’s Emily Mandy ’66 had Paradise.” For Lauretta, heads his own nonprofit firm, lifetime of generous work in a showing of her paintings, gardens are a celebration the National Coalition for these areas. “Reflections of Vancouver of creation. Child Protection Reform. Island”, in April at the UofT They have one daughter, Faculty Club. Sales of her Valerie, 16. The Wexler’s live work secured a contribution in Alexandria, VA. in memory of her sister, Josephine Demers, who 22 Fall 2004 St. Michael’s
  24. 24. IN MEMORIAM ’45 Ed Nelligan oversaw expansion of Catholic Education in Toronto Ed Nelligan: First priority, the children PHOTO : COURTESY OF NELLIGAN FAMILY One of Ontario’s leaders in Catholic education died Rest in on 8 March 2004 after a brief illness with cancer. B. Edmund (Ed) Nelligan was 80 years old. Peace For 30 years, Nelligan was a key B O W E R S , John David 1964 player in the development of Ontario’s C RO T H E R S , Eileen M.T. O’Hara 1939 separate school system. He was the Director of Education of the Metropolitan D U F F Y , Edward Paul M. 1953 Separate [Toronto Catholic District] F I N L E Y , Donald J. 1947 School Board from ’65 to ’83, during a period of rapid expansion when student G L O V E R , Sr. Adelaide M. 1973 population grew from 61,000 to 94,000. H AW K S H AW ,William J. 1941 “He will be remembered fondly by all who had the privilege of working H AY D E N , Salter A.E. 1947 with him”, said Tom Donovan, Director H E R R I N G , Patricia M. 1977 of Education for the Toronto Board. “He was renowned for his calm K N O X , Barbara M.T. Mociak 1939 confidence and generosity, and his K O S T O W S K I, Orysia V. 1973 collaborative leadership…[his] first priority was always the children in L I P S K I , George A. 1970 our schools.” O A T WAY , Gordon J.E. 1947 For his dedication to Catholic education, Pope John Paul II made him P E T R A U S K A S ,Vaita M. Kuprevicius 1972 a Knight of St. Gregory and a Knight Commander of the Holy Sepulchre. P R I C E , Reginald S. 1951 Nelligan received an Honorary Doctorate R E G A N , Sheila H. Hogan 1951 in Sacred Letters from the USMC. He is survived by his wife Bernadine, RO VA S , Eugene J. 1973 nine children, 28 grandchildren, one S T O C K E R , Karen E. Long 1969 brother and two sisters. T E M P L E , Joseph W.P. 1949 *Reprinted with permission of The Catholic Register. T I E R N E Y , Hugh Gregory 1950 T R I M B L E ,CSJ, Sr. Mary Jane 1941 St. Michael’s Fall 2004 23