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U of T library system receives archival donation from the honourable Vivienne Poy

October 30, 2012

TORONTO, ON – The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Libraries will be the repos­i­to­ry for the archival records of The Hon­ourable Dr. Vivi­enne Poy who retired in Sep­tem­ber from the Sen­ate of Cana­da, after 14 years of ser­vice. Chief Librar­i­an Lar­ry Alford will host a recep­tion and cer­e­mo­ny mark­ing Dr. Poy’s retire­ment and her archival dona­tion at the Richard Charles Lee Cana­da-Hong Kong Library in Robarts Library on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 1, 2012 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.

“The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Libraries sys­tem is a nation­al trea­sure and regard­ed as a key resource by lead­ing schol­ars world­wide. We con­grat­u­late Dr. Poy on her dis­tin­guished record in pub­lic ser­vice and we are hon­oured to receive her archive as an addi­tion to our col­lec­tions which fea­ture the per­son­al papers and his­tor­i­cal records of many promi­nent Cana­di­ans,” said Chief Librar­i­an Lar­ry P. Alford.

In atten­dance at the cer­e­mo­ny will be: Mr. Li Fang, Con­sul Gen­er­al of the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Chi­na in Toron­to; Mr. Kwang-Kyun Chung, Con­sul Gen­er­al of the Repub­lic of Korea; Mr. Stephen Siu, Assis­tant Direc­tor of the Hong Kong Eco­nom­ic and Trade Office; and Mr. God­win Chan, Coun­cil­lor, Rich­mond Hill.

The U of T library sys­tem recent­ly announced that it retained its sta­tus as one of the top three library sys­tems in North Amer­i­ca – after Har­vard and Yale – accord­ing to the U.S.-based Asso­ci­a­tion of Research Libraries (ARL) rank­ings. U of T was the only Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ty in the top 10. The Libraries at U of T have placed among the ARL’s top five research libraries since 2002–2003 and is com­prised of 44 indi­vid­ual libraries that hold more than 12 mil­lion vol­umes in 128 lan­guages; 93,000 ser­i­al titles; and over 28,000 lin­ear metres of archival mate­r­i­al.


For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:

Megan Camp­bell
Direc­tor of Advance­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Libraries
Tel: (416) 978‑7644

U of T Media Rela­tions office
Tel: (416) 978‑0100