Ed Broadbent, former leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP), will be the speaker at the 2nd Annual Jack Layton Lecture on September 24, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Room ENG-103. The lecture is titled Social Democracy: Dead as a Dodo or the Only Option?
In late 2011, Olivia Chow and the Layton family donated a collection of Jack’s books to Ryerson. For more information on this donation and Jack’s contribution to Ryerson, please see the following website.
As part of the recent events to commemorate Jack Layton’s legacy to the university and his lasting impact on Canada, a new website has been created with digitized copies of Layton’s annotations in his books, footage of political conventions and memories from his teaching days at Ryerson, which were recently donated to the Library and on display in the Archives.
Help celebrate Jack Layton’s life and legacy by visiting and consider sharing your own stories of how Jack had an impact on you.
Toronto Metropolitan University is pleased to invite you to the inaugural Jack Layton Lecture, with noted philosopher Charles Taylor speaking on ‘Reimagining, Restoring and Reclaiming Democracy’. The lecture will take place on Thursday, September 20th at at 6:30 p.m. in the Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard Street East. This lecture will be an annual event organized by the Jack Layton Chair, which will advance Jack’s legacy of political and humanitarian leadership at the university.
This special evening also features the opening of a display in the Ryerson Archives (350 Victoria Street, Library 3rd floor) that includes some of Jack’s books, personal artefacts and other memorabilia that have been donated to the Ryerson Library. All of these materials will be supported by a dedicated website to be unveiled on the same day. The display opens at 5 p.m. on September 20th and will remain open until 9 p.m.