The Toronto School of Theology (TST) was saddened to learn of the passing of Gordon M. Farquharson, Q.C. on June 20, 2015. Mr. Farquharson was one of the original founders of the Toronto School of Theology and has been a friend of TST since its founding. His contributions to TST have been many and include providing legal counsel for TST’s incorporation. In addition, in 2008, the Gordon Farquharson scholarship was established by the TST Board of Trustees to honour Mr. Farquharson, funded by the Ralph M. Barford Foundation.

Further to the news item about Wycliffe College Principal, The Rev. Canon George Sumner, being elected as the 7th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Texas, it has been announced that the Rt. Rev. Peter Mason has been appointed Interim Principal of Wycliffe College beginning in fall 2015. Read the full announcement here. See the original news story here.

Preparations are well under way to welcome over 250,000 visitors, 20,000 volunteers and 7,000 athletes and officials for this summer’s Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games and Parapan Am Games. The University of Toronto’s St. George (downtown) and Scarborough campuses will be home to several of these events.