The Toronto Years: 1930-1945

1930
Edward Wilson Wallace Vic 0T4 is appointed President and Chancellor.

1931

September 22: Official opening of Emmanuel College. Opening of five
houses of residence for Emmanuel College (Ryerson, Nelles, Caven, Gandier, and Bowles).

1932

The 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of The Upper Canada Academy is marked by a pilgrimage to Cobourg.
A. J. Bell leaves his library, the finest private collection in Canda, to Victoria University. It becomes the nucleus of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.

1934

Jessie MacPherson is appointed Dean of Women.

1936

The centenary of the granting of the Charter is marked by celebrations.

1937

Reba E. Hern becomes the first woman to receive a diploma from Emmanuel College.

1939-45

World War II - Over 1400 members of the College (including graduates) served; 76 died.

1939
Stephenson House is acquired by Victoria for use as a co-operative residence.

1941
W.T. Brown is appointed President and Chancellor of Victoria University.

1944

Frederick William Langford Vic 0T0 is appointed Dean of Emmanuel College. Harold Bennett Vic 1T5 is appointed Dean (later Principal) of Victoria College.
Alexander Charles Spencer is appointed Chancellor of Victoria University.

1945

Alexander Dawson Matheson is appointed Dean (later Prinicpal) of Emmanuel College.

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