A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Canadian artist and former Barker Fairley Visitor Phil Richards has been unveiled at Buckingham Palace. The painting, which depicts the Queen standing in front of an arched doorway at Rideau Hall, was presented to the Queen by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the occasion of her Diamod Jubilee. The portrait will be permanently installed at Rideau Hall.
Sexual Diversity Studies instructor Dr. Scott Rayter was recently interviewed by All Hours Magazine, a new online publication which describes him as, "the type of man you should actively strive to have a conversation with." The question-and-answer discussion covers everything from queer issues and nontraditional course offerings to Rayter's taste in television shows. Read the full interview here.
Professor Lynd Forguson, the thirteenth Principal of University College (1977-1989), has been honoured with a namesake scholarship for UC students in philosophy. The Lynd Forguson Memorial Award, established by the late Forguson's family, is the first gift made under the University of Toronto's new Boundless Promise gift-matching program, which matches donations of $25,000 or more made to needs-based scholarships, between now and December 2015.