Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

April 19, 2007

Congratulations, eh!

A hearty CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Kathleen, who has been accepted to the University of Toronto! I really feel old having a friend with a daughter old enough to be starting college in the fall.

Good job Kathleen!
"Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s leading research-intensive university. With roughly 70,000 students, 3,000 faculty and over 300 undergraduate programs, Maclean’s magazine notes in its annual report that ‘Canada’s top-ranked Medical-Doctoral university is a place where learning is the order of the day’. Spanning three campuses in the Greater Toronto Area and Mississauga, it houses 14 professional faculties, 32 libraries, 7 colleges and has links to 9 teaching hospitals.

A liberal arts education is the heart of the undergraduate curriculum at Toronto, and the Faculty of Arts and Science has more students than any other faculty. The education of students for the professions has always been an important part of the University’s role, and the University accordingly maintains a wide range of professional faculties. The University’s insistence on the importance of research in all disciplines has made it the major centre for graduate education in Canada. In many fields it produces a majority of the nation’s doctoral candidates. The quality and range of the programs - undergraduate, graduate and professional - attract students from all parts of the province, from around the country and from abroad.
To support its work of teaching and research, the University has collected a library that is the largest in Canada and among the best in the world. The University maintains many laboratories and specialized aids to research. The University of Toronto Press Inc. is the chief institution of its kind in Canada and one of the most important scholarly publishers in North America. "

What a lovely campus!


  1. You arfe such a mine of information.

    Congratulations to the talented student!

  2. That is such an impressive school. I used to like to wander around with friends there. Great old buildings!

  3. Anonymous4:10 PM

    Beautiful school, beautiful city... Congratulations!

  4. Hey Dngrkitty! Good to hear from ya!

    (BTW, for anyone who doesn't know, "eh" is a Canadian colloquialism, used as an ending to sentences and/or phrases).

  5. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Thanks guys! :D

    Now I just have to keep my pre-calc grade up... that could be very difficult, eh? Yikes!

  6. Congrats kat.What gorgeous buildings!I wish my college had looked like that!

  7. Anonymous9:41 PM


    Congratulations!!! You have a great time ahead of you.

  8. Congratulations!! Such a beautiful place to receive an education.

  9. Anonymous10:12 PM

    You guys are so sweet. :D

  10. congratulations! i hope that all goes well for her! she will definitely enjoy college life!

  11. Anonymous11:43 AM

    And now if her mom can just fifgure out a way to pay for it that doesn't involve selling and organ or winnning the lotto!(sigh)