Learn About Our Partners



The Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION), a not-for-profit organization, is Ontario’s ultra high-speed research and education network which connects all of Ontario’s universities, most colleges, several medical and other public research facilities and a growing number of school boards to one another and to the global grid of research and education networks. Stretching 5,800 kilometres over 21 communities throughout Ontario, ORION connects over one million Ontario researchers, scientists, students, teachers and staff to critical infrastructure for research, education and innovation. Visit www.orion.on.ca.

The following organizations are part of ORION
Algoma District School Board
Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic School Board
Conseil Scolaire Public du GNO
Conseil Scolaire du District des Écoles Catholiques du Sud-Ouest
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Keewatin-Patricia District School Board
Limestone District School Board
Near North District School Board
Northwest Catholic District School Board
Peel District School Board
Rainbow District School Board
Rainy River District School Board
Thames Valley District School Board
Toronto District School Board
Waterloo Region District School Board
York Region District School Board


Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

As one of the largest Faculties in Canada, LA&PS offers the most comprehensive range of programs in the social sciences, the humanities and related professional fields. Many of our programs offer double major and major-minor options, which means that students can be inventive with their choices—studying what they love while learning what they need.

We’ve got the flexibility to fit almost any schedule. Classes are offered year-round during the day, evening, on weekends and online.

Local and global connections:
Leading-edge scholars and researchers from around the world bring new ideas to the classroom in more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs ranging from Administrative Studies to Women’s Studies and virtually everything in between. Students gain real life experience through partnerships with leading businesses and non-profit organizations, preparing them for graduate studies and the demands of a constantly changing workforce and world.

Inspiring and engaging:
Students are encouraged to be active in their education and to take advantage of the rich resources and opportunities available to them in LA&PS and at York. Small learning communities, college affiliations, skill development workshops, peer mentoring, career support and advice, and a wide array of diverse clubs and associations all help contribute to their engagement and success.

For more information, please go to http://www.yorku.ca/laps/


International Shaw Society
The International Shaw Society, “the ISS,” was founded in 2004 for the purpose of keeping George Bernard Shaw talking, his favorite thing, even though he’s been dead since 1950.

The acronym “ISS” emphasizes Shaw’s continuing presence, his “issness,” in the contemporary world, if only as a talkative spirit with very relevant things to say and said in way that’s rare for in its fundamental sanity, humanity, and civilizing good humor.

The ISS invites you to join in the fun and enlightenment of seeing and reading Shaw’s plays and discussing the author and his works. The homepage of the ISS is www.shawsociety.org, where you’ll find a link to a membership application and listing of membership benefits. Come one, come all.

If you have questions, you may write to R. F. Dietrich, ISS Past President (dietrich@cas.usf.edu) or ISS President Leonard Conolly (lconolly@trentu.ca).



Shaw Festival

The Shaw Festival is the only theatre in the world which exclusively focuses on plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries, including plays written during, or about the period of Shaw’s lifetime (1856 – 1950).

The Shaw Festival’s mandate also includes:

Uncovered Gems – digging up undiscovered theatrical treasures, or plays which were considered major works when they were written but which have since been unjustly neglected
American Classics – we continue to celebrate the best of American theatre
Musicals – musical treats either from, or set during the period of our mandate
Canadian Work – to allow us to hear and promote our own stories, our own points of view about the mandate period.

As Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell says, “We all know the man can talk, but Bernard Shaw is also one of the most prescient, provocative, sparklingly articulate writers in the English language. His words and ideas, expressed in plays that are well-known, or in plays that are not so familiar but no less interesting, have extraordinary relevance today. It is a joy to draw attention to those ideas and bring them to life on our stages.”

Digitizing literary resources for Canada’s students