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University College English professor Smaro Kamboureli was featured in a recent article in Maclean’s magazine about the importance of letter writing and staying connected with others, particularly during the pandemic. In April 2020, Kamboureli read a letter in Maclean’s about an elderly man’s love for mail that had been submitted by 95-year-old Stan Smurthwaite. The letter touched Kamboureli, who, along with many others, felt compelled to reach out and write Smurthwaite directly. This latest article touches on the pen-pal relationship that has formed between Kamboureli and Smurthwaite, and includes a mailing address others can use to connect with Smurthwaite the old-fashioned way. Click here to read the full article.
Headshot of Professor Smaro Kamboureli
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We would like to offer sincere congratulations to Hershell Ezrin (BA 1968 UC), who was recently named an Officer of the Order of Ontario. Ezrin is one of Canada’s most respected and accomplished political advisors, policy experts and counsellors in the area of strategic communications. He was named a University College Alumni of Influence in 2012. Ezrin began his career as a diplomat in the Privy Council Office under former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and later served as deputy minister to former Ontario Premier David Peterson. After leaving politics, Ezrin led two multinational companies and founded the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Affairs. He has served on numerous boards, including chairing the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and is a frequent commentator on public issues. Ezrin currently resides in Toronto, where he heads a social media advocacy business and serves as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University. 
Headshot Photo of Hershell Ezrin
Student Life
The UC Daily presents its first ever Holiday Special!
Graphic Text: The UC Daily Holiday Special
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Sara Seager