- Sir George Williams Speaks - 1894
Sir George Williams founded the YMCA movement in England in 1844. In this excerpt, you can hear what he had to say about the youth of America in 1894.
- The Honourable René Lévesque
René Lévesque, Prime Minister of Quebec from 1976 to 1985, is featured in this audio excerpt taken from a talk he made at Sir George Williams University in 1970.
- Loyola College Campus Centre
This excerpt, from the sod-turning ceremony of the Loyola College Campus Centre in 1971, features a speech describing student involvement in the finalization of the project.
- Anaïs Nin
The author, Anaïs Nin, was born in France, but spent most of her life in the United States. She came to Sir George Williams University in 1973 and spoke to students about women and writing.
- Margaret Atwood
The canadian author came to Sir George Williams campus in 1974 for a poetry reading and lecture. In this excerpt, she talks about screenplays.
- Northrop Frye
Norhtrop Frye, canadian literary critic and theorist, came to Loyola College in 1974 for a Lahey Lecture. He talked about the concepts of identity and alienation.
- Irving Layton
Canadian poet and professor at Sir George Williams University, Irving Layton was a guest of the SGW Poetry Reading Series in 1967. In this excerpt, he talks about his poem The Swimmer and reads the beginning.
- Laying of Cornerstone at H.F. Hall Building
Paul Gérin-Lajoie, Minister of Education at the time, was present for the laying of the cornerstone on May 8, 1965.
- Irving Layton Reads His Poem The Swimmer
Irving Layton was named Poet in Residence in 1967. During that year, he was a guest of the SGW Poetry Reading Series.
- Charter Day at SGW
In 1948, Sir George Williams College officially obtained its university charter although it had been granting degrees since 1936/37. Of course, a celebration took place. In the excerpt presented here, you can hear J.W. Beaton, who was, at the time, the General Secretary of the YMCA of Montreal, tell the story of how the evening course program came into existence.
- Michel Chartrand Speaks to Loyola Students
Michel Chartrand was a Quebec union leader and a social activist. In 1973, he was invited by the Loyola Students' Association (LSA) to address students for the project Operations Initiative's Labour Speakers. He spoke mostly about his views on labour and capitalism. In the excerpt featured here, he speaks about capitalism and technocracy.
- SGW Poetry Reading Series: Allen Ginsberg
American poet Allen Ginsberg is considered one of the leaders of the 1950s Beat Generation. On November 7, 1969, he was a guest of the SGW Poetry Reding Series. As an excerpt from this event, here is the introduction by Allen Ginsberg himself and the beginning of the poem Angkor Wat.
- Dr. Rita Shane interview