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The College System – Vanier College

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Location: 254 Vanier College, 416-736-5192
Master: Stanley Tweyman, e-mail:

Vanier College is proudly named after Governor General Georges Vanier, one of the most distinguished and socially conscientious Canadians of the 20th century, who himself embodied the humanistic values of this institution. The College is comprised of students, residents, Fellows and staff, all of whom contribute to our academic and social life.

The mandated academic areas affiliated with Vanier College are: business and society (BUSO); economics, including business economics and financial and business economics; humanities, including children's studies, classical studies, classics, culture and expression, hellenic studies, individualized studies, Jewish studies, and religious studies; philosophy; social and political thought; and undecided majors.

Vanier College is governed in its day-to-day activities by the master, Stanley Tweyman, support staff, and student government. Academic support is provided by the College Master, academic advisor, and a team of peer advisors. Fellows, including distinguished researchers, award winning lecturers and internationally acclaimed writers, contribute to the academic and social life of the college. Vanier provides a forum for interaction among students, Fellows, faculty, administrators, and affiliates, whereby knowledge and skills can be shared. Among these are: cocurricular lectures; student learning skills and informational workshops; academic talks; and performances through Vanier College Productions.

Vanier College Council, our student government, is central to college life and organizes social and sports activities, through which students can enhance their university experience. Vanier College Council also supports a literary journal, Existere, and a student newspaper, The Vandoo. Vanier College Productions, student theatre company, provides students from all areas of the University with the opportunity to participate in all aspects of theatre, music, comedy, and improvisation. A number of student clubs are housed in Vanier College.

Student space is provided in Vanier College for study and/or to socialize and relax. As well, we have the Fred Thury Studio Theatre for Vanier College Productions’ performances, and the Judith Rosner-Siegel Resource collection in classical studies.

Vanier College aims to provide a home on campus for every member of its diverse community, seeking to link them to each other and to the larger University.