Southham Fellowship

A 5-post collection

Aren't You a Bit Old to Be in This Class?

I continue to work on some posts for the coming weeks to encourage journalists to apply to be a Fellow-at-Large of the University of Toronto and Southam Fellow at Massey College. The tags for these posts is: Southam Fellowship "Aren't you a bit old to be in this class?", asks the student sitting beside me. I laugh out loud because I was wondering the same thing. It is my first day of civil engineering class. As a Fellow-at-Large of the University of Toronto, I am able to study in any course offered by the university. Yes, any course, in any program (with very limited exceptions), at any level. All prerequisites are waived. I focused my fellowship studies in municipal engineering....

Kreigsfilme and Community at Massey College

I continue to work on some posts for the coming weeks to encourage journalists to apply to be a Fellow-at-Large of the University of Toronto and Southam Fellow at Massey College. This adds to the community aspects of the role. I write this on Wednesday night, as I watch A Midnight Clear on my tablet and enjoy chat discussion on my laptop. Wednesday nights are Kreigsfilme night in Massey College, we gather to watch war movies in the student lounge. During COVID, we gather online. We even "watched" what is arguably the first known "war film", the Bayeux Tapestry which "depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of...

Grad Student Lecture Nights at Massey College

I continue to work on some posts for the coming weeks to encourage journalists to apply to be a Fellow-at-Large of the University of Toronto and Southam Fellow at Massey College. This adds to the community aspects of the role. Being a Fellow-at-Large of the University of Toronto was a great experience, especially because the role places one among the students of the university. (We take classes as if we were actually grad students) The monthly lectures series put on by graduate students at Massey College was a highlight in my calendar, nothing stopped stop me from attending. Anticipation of the Junior Fellow Lecture Series, the title of the event, grows during the week. It begins when the theme is...