Welcome Messages

Full length bronze statuette of Shaw by Kathleen Scott, Lady Kennet, (1878-1947) widow of Scott of Antarctic fame. Photo provided by Evelyn Ellis, Membership Secretary for the Shaw Society of England
Full length bronze statuette of Shaw by Kathleen Scott, Lady Kennet, (1878-1947) widow of Scott of Antarctic fame. Photo provided by Evelyn Ellis, Membership Secretary for the Shaw Society of England

“York is very excited by the prospects of continuing our relations with the ORION Literature Digitizing Project. This project is critical to furthering our knowledge, understanding and preservation of playwright George Bernard Shaw and the African Canadian literature of Herb Carnegie, Cheryl Foggo, Karen Shadd-Evelyn and Carol Talbot.”

– Professor Barbara Crow, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

 “York researchers collaborate with community partners – policy-makers, industry and other communities of interest – in a range of ways that include asking research questions that are sensitive and responsive to the priorities and interests of our stakeholders, to direct partnerships with stakeholders on specific research projects, to contracts that respond directly to the research interests of stakeholders.”

– Professor Kelly Thomson, Past Associate Dean Research of Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Sagittarius Project.

“This is the kind of innovative resource and applications that we like to support and that takes advantage of ORION’s unique capabilities. ORION was created to enable new and innovative ways of teaching and learning and we’re proud to help bring this exciting new program to students and teachers here in Ontario and across Canada.”

– Phil Baker, Past President and CEO, Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network

“This approach promotes educators’ interests and student engagement in learning. Our district school board subscribes to ORION and our teachers are learning how to use digitized classroom resources effectively.”

– Anne Kerr, Superintendent of Education, Toronto District School Board

“Our members are eagerly contributing their expertise to this wonderful new venture partly just to advance the cause of a better understanding and appreciation of Shaw in Ontario and Canada, where the Shaw Festival resides, but also because they are far-sighted enough to see the long-range benefit of an eventual worldwide availability made possible by an exciting new technology. We will be watching the progress of this project with keen interest and counting the days.”

– Prof. Richard Dietrich, Past President, International Shaw Society

“We are very excited about this new and innovative project. This clearly has the potential of not only expanding appreciation and understanding of Shaw’s work, but also of making it more accessible to new audiences through new technologies.”

– Professor Leonard Conolly, President, International Shaw Society; Former President, Trent University; Literary Advisor to the Estate of Bernard Shaw.

“We at The Shaw Festival are thrilled to support this wonderful initiative enabling us to share our passion, our resources, and our knowledge about Bernard Shaw and his writings with teachers and students across Canada.”

– Suzanne Merriam, Senior Manager, Education, The Shaw Festival

“Interactive learning content engages students and energizes teachers. ABEL is excited to be able to offer this authentic learning content to teachers and students and support new models of instruction.”

– Janet Murphy, Director, Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning Program

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