Landmark of Learning: A brief visual history of the origin of education in Montreal, 1600s to present day


Thursday, October 22nd from 2-3 pm

Free for members only 

Guest Speaker – Gary Evans
Back by popular demand for his stimulating narratives of his travels and explorations, Westmount resident and retired Ottawa University professor Gary Evans will share memorable collections he has garnered as a historian, author and journalist. He has devoted recent years to being a special interest guest lecturer aboard cruise ships. This Fall Contactivity is happy to have Mr. Evans present two lectures.
It began with a lone idealist who devoted her simple talents to a life of teaching colonial and indigenous  girls of the backwoods settlement of Montreal. It then evolved into institutions that today offer universally accessible post-secondary education to young women and men. The centerpiece of this history became the late 20th century Dawson College site on Atwater Avenue and Sherbrooke Street. This talk is based upon Prof. Evans’ published history of the same title.