Loading Events

Summer Wednesday Talk: June 23, 2023, 2-4pm – Zoom only.

  • This event has passed.

June 23, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

June 23, 2023

Speaker: Daniel Lang

Title: ‘The Carnegie Foundation and University of Toronto Faculty Pensions: An “Undenominational”, Un-tax-funded History”’

Abstract: When the Carnegie Foundation was established in 1905, universities in Canada and Newfoundland were eligible for grants, on strict conditions that were seen by some as “colonial,” “continentalist,” or “imperial” intrusions on autonomy; for example, a Carnegie plan to create a federation of Maritime universities. This is a study of how Canadian universities found ways to comply with the requirement, of the compromises they had to make, or chose not to make, in governance, and of an ultimate shift in balance from sectarian to secular, and independent to publicly supported.

Bio: Daniel W. Lang is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies at the University of Toronto. Previously he was Senior Policy Advisor to the President, Vice Provost, Planning and Budget, and Vice-President, Computing and Communications.  He was a member of the Ontario Council on Graduate   Studies   Appraisals   Committee, the Task   Force on Quality Assurance, and the Council of Ontario Universities Committee on Accountability, of which he was chairperson. His current research asks what defines “first generation” status, investigates the effects of performance incentive budgeting, and discusses the role of informal knowledge in the formation of human capital. He is a recipient of the Palgrave Prize from the International Association of Universities, the Papal Order of Saint Gregory, and the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto. As head coach of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues baseball team, he was named OUA Coach of the Year twice and All-Star Coach once. He is a member of the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame and a recipient of the OUA John McManus Award.

Link to register: https://forms.office.com/r/sYF9qcBXuW

The deadline to register is the morning of the the event before 8:00am. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants only.  

If you have any questions, please contact the organizer – Linda Hutcheon at l.hutcheon@utoronto.ca. 


June 23, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:




Linda Hutcheon