Speaker Date Topic
The Honourable Hugh Segal Apr 28, 2017
Freedom That Matters, Defence That Counts - Fairmont, Confederation Rooms 5 & 6
Freedom That Matters, Defence That Counts -  Fairmont, Confederation Rooms 5 & 6
Hugh Segal, the fifth Master of Massey College, has served in the public sector as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Associate Cabinet Secretary in Ontario during William Davis’ premiership and served in the Senate of Canada for ten years from 2004 to 2014.  In the Senate he chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee and Special Committee on Anti-Terrorism.  
A graduate from the University of Ottawa in History, Hugh holds honorary doctorates from the University of Ottawa and the Royal Military College.   A former Senior Fellow at the Queen’s School of Public Studies and Queen’s School of Business, Hugh is now senior Fellow at the Monk School of International Affairs at the University of Toronto, Hon. Chair of the Navy League of Canada and an Hon. Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy.  
 
Hugh serves as a distinguished research fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and is a former Chair of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies.   He is on the editorial Board of the Canadian Naval Review and chairs the NATO Council of Canada.  In 2010 he was appointed as member of the nine person Commonwealth-wide Eminent Persons Group advising the heads of government on Commonwealth on reform and renewal.  
 
He is a popular writer and commentator on Canadian politics and his many books include  The Long Road Back and The Right Balance.

Host to Speaker: Robert O'Brien

Hon. Hugh D. Segal Apr 28, 2017
Freedom that Metters, Defence that Counts
Freedom that Metters, Defence that Counts

Hugh Segal, the fifth Master of Massey College, has served in the public sector as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Associate Cabinet Secretary in Ontario during William Davis’ premiership and served in the Senate of Canada for ten years from 2004 to 2014.  In the Senate he chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee and Special Committee on Anti-Terrorism.   A graduate from the University of Ottawa in History, Hugh holds honorary doctorates from the University of Ottawa and the Royal Military College.   A former Senior Fellow at the Queen’s School of Public Studies and Queen’s School of Business, Hugh is now senior Fellow at the Monk School of International Affairs at the University of Toronto, Hon. Chair of the Navy League of Canada and an Hon. Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy.   He serves as a distinguished research fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and is a former Chair of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies.   He is on the editorial Board of the Canadian Naval Review and chairs the NATO Council of Canada.  In 2010 he was appointed as member of the nine person Commonwealth-wide Eminent Persons Group advising the heads of government on Commonwealth on reform and renewal.  He is a popular writer and commentator on Canadian politics and his many books include  The Long Road Back and The Right Balance.

Michele Guy, Co-Chair RI Convention 2018 Host Com. May 05, 2017
RI Convention 2018 Update - at the National Club
RI Convention 2018 Update - at the National Club

Michele grew up and was educated in Toronto, and has practiced law in Toronto for 28 years at a well-established downtown Toronto law firm, Coutts Crane, founded 66 years ago.  Her practice consists of Corporate and Commercial, Wills and Estates and Real Estate law.  After joining The Rotary Club in 1990, Michele was elected and served as the first female President of the Rotary Club of Toronto in its 100 year history.  She continues to dedicate much of her time to the charitable works of The Rotary Club of Toronto to this day, including presently being the Co-chair of the 2018 Rotary International Convention to be held in Toronto.  Michele has served on many Boards, including advisory boards for corporations, as well as Charitable Foundations.  

Past President and RI Convention 2018 Host Committee Co-Chair Michele Guy will be providing the Club with an update on the plans for the RI Convention in 2018. 

Paul Alofs, Pres./CEO Princess Margaret Cancer Fdn May 12, 2017
at the National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto
No Lunch Due to Victoria Day Holiday May 19, 2017

No Lunch Due to Victoria Day Holiday, Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Weekend!  Be Safe!

No Speaker Due to Camp Scugog Weekend May 26, 2017
Camp Scugog Friday May 26 to Sunday May 28, 2016

Camp Scugog is restricted to Members of The Rotary Club of Toronto or the Rotaract Clubs of Toronto and U of T.

Michael Burns Jun 02, 2017

Host Alex Brown

Youth Day 2017 Lunch Jun 09, 2017
Youth Civic Leadership Awards at the Fairmont - Imperial Room
Youth Civic Leadership Awards at the Fairmont - Imperial Room
Changeover President 2016-2017 Susan Hunter Jul 07, 2017
Christian Jaehn-Kreibaum Aug 18, 2017
Berlin Wall

Host Ron Waddling

Professor Ernie Seaquist Sep 29, 2017
"The Search for New Worlds like the Earth"
"The Search for New Worlds like the Earth"

Ernie Seaquist is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto. His career of research and teaching there spans a period of 50 years, working in the specialty area of the birth of new stars and the resulting impact upon their environment. He has published about 200 research papers and graduated 14 PhD and 12 MSc students.

Ernie is a long standing supporter of Canada’s engagement in astronomical research, and has served in many senior capacities in this role. He served for 11 years as the Chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Director of its David Dunlap Observatory. He served as President of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) and on numerous national and international committees planning major facilities for research. These include two terms on CASCA’s Long Range Planning Panel outlining priorities for Canadian astronomy, and one term as Chair of its review panel. He also served on and chaired many panels and boards associated with multiple agencies, including the National Research Council of Canada, the international James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Space Agency and the U.S. Associated Universities Inc. His interest in Canada’s engagement in large radio astronomy projects led to membership on the site selection panel for the international Square Kilometre Array, which will be the largest radio telescope ever built when completed in the next decade.

His most recent activity includes a term of four years as Director General of the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA) which supports the acquisition of major research facilities for its 20 member universities. ACURA was successful in obtaining federal funding ($243M) for Canadian participation in the Thirty Meter Telescope, an international giant optical telescope project with many international partners. If completed today it would be the largest of its kind in the world.

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