Sir George Williams University - Annual Yearbook (Montreal, Quebec Canada)

 - Class of 1950

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Page 8 text:

Amongst the finest treasures we take away with us tonight are the many friendships we have cemented here at college. When we prst arrived at Sir George, strangers in a new environment, a little scared perhaps, we found adjustment a simple task, for wherever we went we were made welcome. From those first days on we made many friends. At our manysporting events, at our many club meetings and at our many dances we continued to meet these friends, strengthening the bonds between us as we went along until tonight we take with us friendships which in many cases will last throughout life. We must not, however, allow the solemnity of the occasion, nor the happiness within us to blind us to the task ahead. We of the graduating class move into a world of turmoil, filled with antagonisms and moral chaos. We were educated and tonight we are graduated from a college which prides itself on its stress of the humanities. To us falls the task then of bringing our knowledge, our concern with fellow man and our acceptance of his worth to a world standing on the brink of another world war. It is significant that this year the last large class of veterans is graduating. These men and women have done a great deal for our college. They have brought maturity and stability to its premises and have instilled in their fellow students a sense of purpose. These men and women know the horrors of war, they understand the meaning of privation, they know the value of peace and security. These men and women along with their fellow students I am sure, will, in the light of the past, give honest leadership and guidance to the world of the future. 7 Colleges throughout Canada lament the passing of the mature influence of veteran enrolment. But at Sir George we have no cause for fear. An integral part of our college is the evening division, 2500 men and women who, engaged in the business world during the day, spend their leisure hours, in the evening, in study. Serious minded and conscientious, these students remain a solid foundation upon which Sir George will continue to grow in the years to come. Fellow members of the graduating class, in a few moments we will become graduates of Sir George Williams Gollege. Looking back upon our struggles and triumphs of the past four years we realize that we have a great deal to be thankful for. To the board of governors and the faculty through whose help our stay at Sir George has been made a happy and fruitful one, To the parents, the wives and the friends who have sacrificed so much to enable us to graduate tonight, and finally To Sir George for building up our trust and faith in our fellow men, for giving us a place in the ever growing family of Georgians, and for giving us conhdence to go ahead. To all, in sincere appreciation we offer our thanks. It is our fervent hope that we may remain always worthy of your confidence. VALEDIETEIRY

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'T J ' 1 Address by Murray B. Spiegal at the Convocation May 30. 1959 Mr Ghairman, Mr. Principal, Honoured Guest, Meriibers ofthe Board of Governors and Faculty, Ladies and Gentlemen. Tonight I find myself in a very privileged position, for to me has fallen the task of saying goodbye to Sir George Williaiiis College on behalf of this year's graduating class. The solemnity of the occasion bears testimony to its importance, for tonight we, of the graduating class, have reached the end of another stage in our progress. With the completion of each such stage we must look back, recall and evaluate so that in the light of the past, we may better foresee the future. Marty of us first came to Sir George for what we then termed a higher education. The very meaning which we attached to this term was a narrow and limited one. Most of us then conceived of education as that which ive glean from text books and our esteemed professors, but tonight, as we look back, we receive a better understanding, a clearer conception of this term, tonight we realize that the word education means much more than the bookf learning we receive at college. It includes the many values, the ideals and the attitudes which are developed as a result of our association with our fellow students. We have learned much since we first entered the narrow confines of this great institution. The very essence of its philosophies have become a part of ourselves. Proud that we were of an institution whose tenets are steeped in toleration, understanding, and progress, we proceeded to adopt these attitudes and develop these views. Students of many ideologies, of diff ferent races, and of different religions have learned to live together in mutual respect and admiration, have learned to disagree yet not be disagreeable. We are proud ofthe warm spirit of friendliness that permeates our halls, finds its way into our classrooms, and accompanies us on our many student activities. A spirit that binds student to student, professor to professor, and student to professor, when our days at college are but a memory we will still retain a vivid picture of these friendly relationships. Perhaps some of you remember the mass protest meeting last year to speak out against the college's refusal to allow a certain political speaker to address a college audience. 'To some of you the crowded room of protesting and excited students may have stood out as a symbol of a free and demof cratic student body asserting its rights to hear and evaluate whatever political opinion they wished to listen to. To me that occasion holds other memories. I shall never forget the two senior members of the faculty who, amidst the excitement of the meeting, quietly slipped into the crowded room, and finding all the seats occupied, unhesitatingly sat down on the floor. 'To me that was a symbol.



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