Historic journey to commemorate late dean of arts and social sciences

A lecture Thursday at the University of Toronto’s St. Michael’s College will commemorate Cecil Houston, a former dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, who died in September 2016.

Two scholars will deliver “Remembering Cecil Houston:  A Journey through Irish Canadian History”: David A. Wilson, a professor of Celtic studies at the University of Toronto, and W.J. Smyth, president emeritus of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

The event will start at 6:00 p.m. March 23, in the Charbonnel Lounge at 81 St. Mary Street in Toronto. A memorial ceremony is set for 1 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Dr. Houston joined the University of Windsor as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in July 2002. He became acting director of the School for Creative Arts in July 2012 and also held the position of professor of political science until his retirement in July 2015.

Windsor colleagues and friends will gather to celebrate his life at a reception April 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Kildare House, 1880 Wyandotte Street East.