Stephenson House Online

Located at 63 Charles St. West, Toronto, Ontario – Stephenson House was Victoria College at the University of Toronto's true student co-operative housing residence reflecting the will of Dr. Stephenson… now this blog will serve as an archive of memories of its last year (2009-2010) and for those house members to stay in touch with each other. SIYB! SHF!

Archive for May, 2011

Mid-May and Fall, 2011

Mid-May 2011:

Stephenson House in its true co-operative living form has officially ended. This institution has managed to destroy a community that has given so much to so many people through everything from red tape to delays to simply waiting till students have graduated…

Fall 2011:

On last check, 63 Charles St. West is now home to a collection of office spaces for clubs – however many rooms remain empty and the space is definitely underused; 65 Charles St. West seems to be home to a collection of jazz students, etching out their own quasi-cooperative existence amid the rise of 2 new condos in addition to the 3 already surrounding it. On most days, the house does look like Up (the film).

This time last year

S. HAUS GRADUATES! Its May 2011, here are some brief updates on S. Haus members:

– Laura is heading to Nunavut for 3 month summer head of life-guarding job!
– Emily is in Alberta for a 4 month summer job as a youth mentor and Artist in Residence in an First Nations community!
– Karen is in Toronto
– Lucille is finishing her Masters in Business Journalism in Beijing while scoring a sweet business journalism internship in Shenzhen/Hong Kong!!
– Craig is finishing his Masters in International Peace & Security in London (UK)
– Liam is in Toronto continuing to work for TIG, travel the world and possibly going to Borneo to work with the Dayak people and the orangutans
– Leo has traveled back to beautiful Alberta and will be studying for his MCATs while possibly traveling and bike tripping
– Andrew will be doing a summer exchange in Paris!! And entering his last year of undergrad next year and grad school apres ca!
– Jorge has finished his year at Laval (Quebec City) in French and may be working at a vineyard for the summer/fall!
– Joe continues to make it big in the Toronto/Canada news scene

So hey! Almost all of S. Haus (except Andrew) has graduated from university! Armed with our Hons. B.A.s, we will now be thrown into the mildly chaotic world of responsibilities, life and insecurities. Most of us will aim for graduate school and so on.

In Sept/October 2011, Jorge, Laura, Karen and Emily may be going to France to teach English for 7 months (pending contracts)!

Grad Banquet 2011: atop the CN tower: L-R: Karen, Andrew, Emily, Leo, Victoria, Laura and Scott