Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Huron University College, London, Ontario

Huron University College
July 3, 2009

Huron University College was incorporated on May 5, 1863 in London, Ontario. It is the founding college of University of Western Ontario (UWO) [my Alma Mater] and remains affiliated with UWO. The college is located at 1349 Western Road in London, Ontario. It is a small, self governing, independent educational institution undergraduate-focused campus with full access to UWO. Due to the small size, the class sizes are considerably smaller than UWO as well so there is a great opportunity for student and professor interaction. This photo was taken from the 9th floor of the Social Sciences Building on the UWO main campus. To the left approaching Western Road is the Collegiate Chapel of St. John the Evangelist. It was built in the early 1950’s to replace a building that had been built in the 1860’s. This Anglican chapel features pews that face one another and the chapel. The chapel can seat up to 160 people including the balcony. The chapel is always open for prayer and mediation and offers regularly scheduled services.

Huron College was founded by Bishop Benjamin Cronyn as a theological college on the original property that occupied the block bounded by Grosvenor, St. George and St. James Streets in London, Ontario. The college was incorporated on May 5, 1863 and is the founding college of The University of Western Ontario. Over the years, Huron University College evolved from its theological roots into a dynamic liberal arts university institution and theological college. Huron College moved to its present location in 1951. The college has two faculities - the Faculty of Arts and Social Science and the Faculty of Theology with a diverse student body of about 1100. It was originally established as Huron College but the name was later changed to Huron University College with Royal Assent in June 2000. To be part of Huron is to be part of one of the oldest university communities in Canada.


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