first_img Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Loretta Russell Hoffmann says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 June 17, 2013 at 7:39 pm Terrific article!I learned to play the carillon at Grace Episcopal Church in Plainfield, NJ. It is one of four carillons in the State, and with the majority of its 45 bells coming from England. I was thrilled when I arrived at Seabury in 2005 as a seminarian to learn of its 37 bell carillon. I think I got the most fun playing Seabury’s carillon on graduation days when I played for the graduating senior, “The strife is o’er.” Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Reverend John Hartman says: Jan Paxton says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Carillonneurs launch concert tour of bell-tower duets Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments (5) Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT June 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm I am delighted to know the carillon at Grace Episcopal Church is still being played. It was a lovely instrument and restored during the time I was the organist-choirmaster there. One of the great difficulties was with the neighbors who called the church when the bells were rung. They did not have a practice instrument so fledgling carilloneurs had to practice in hearing of the whole neighborhood. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Jim Eccles says: center_img Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group June 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm I played the carillon at Hollins University, VA when I was a student there. It was a real challenge, but lots of fun. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL June 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm Fortunately, Grace did obtain a practice bench, but that didn’t stop neighbors from calling when we played on Sunday mornings. Check out their website for some great pictures and current history. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release By Sharon SheridanPosted Jun 17, 2013 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Reverend John Hartman says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Episcopal News Service] It’s one thing to practice piano duets in the parlor when no one’s home to hear. It’s another when your tunes, and possible missteps, reverberate across town.“When we practice on the main instrument, somebody always is listening,” says Lisa Lonie, carillonneur at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania, and at Princeton University in New Jersey. She recently launched a carillon duet concert series with Janet Tebbel, carillonneur at two carillons in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and organist at Emmanuel-Resurrection Episcopal Church in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia.“Certainly we can do it on the practice console, but eventually you have to get upstairs, where the fine tuning is done,” Lonie said, adding, “Nothing shuts down a carillon faster than an irate neighbor.”The stamina required to hit the wooden batons, or keys, that pull wires to move the heavy clappers that strike a carillon’s bells also limits practice time in a way musicians playing many other instruments don’t face. The players strike the keys with their fists and operate the heaviest bells using foot pedals.“It’s tiring,” Tebbel said.[ooyala code=”R3M3VkYzr4ozO3HSNvqOLKWgLnxLPH4L” player_id=”d4a5625b85af485eb1fff640076c5be6″]“With other touring or duet partners,” Lonie said, “they can go in a sound studio and just practice together for hours. We can’t. We have like an hour, maybe an hour and a half max.”A traditional carillon, according to the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, is “a series of at least 23 tuned bells, played from a keyboard that allows expressiveness through variation in touch, and on which the player, or carillonneur, can play a broad range of music – from arrangements of popular and classical music to original compositions created just for the carillon.”Among religious institutions, Episcopal or Anglican churches boast by far the most manually operated carillons – 37 – of any denomination on the continent. The oldest, Lonie said, was built in 1882 and resides at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia.Every carillon is different, from the size and number of bells to the tower where they play. These are among the 49 bells composing the 18-ton carillon at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey. Photo: Sharon SheridanCarillons differ from bell tower to bell tower, with different numbers of bells and a different ambiance in each location, Tebbel said. “There’s no two carillons that are totally identical.”That makes touring a challenge, as the carillonneur must adjust to a different instrument and often a different number of notes in each location. “If you’re playing in an orchestra, you’re playing your violin that you know,” Tebbel said. “We don’t have that option.”Tebbel and Lonie adapt their music as needed from carillon to carillon. They also can adjust the wires connecting the keys to the bell clappers to accommodate how hard they hit the batons and how loud they want the bells to sound.As a performing duo, they can’t perform their program on the smallest instruments.“We would not perform this program on less than four octaves,” Tebbel said. “Having more is fun, but … we would not be able to play with integrity with less.”Cut the number of bells in half, you cut the console in half, Lonie explained. “You don’t have enough notes, and you don’t have enough room.”Added Tebbel, “There would be no differentiation between the two parts.”For their current series, which began on St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s 49-bell, 18-ton carillon in Morristown, New Jersey, on June 9, the duo played selections ranging from part of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” to an arrangement of Camille Saint-Saens’ “Le Cygne (The Swan)” to a Disney medley.A wide variety of carillon repertoire is available and continues to be composed, Tebbel said. “We have some amazing composers for carillon who are active right now who understand the overtone of a series of bells. The big thing with carillons … is the high bells are by definition quieter because they’re less metal. You have to play your lower bells quieter and less often, and the upper bells are more active. The normal disposition of music is, you listen to the top notes for the melody.”For their concert, they chose from among about 40 different duets, she said. “A lot of the stuff is just arranged by various duos.”The duets are fun, she said, “because normally it’s a very lonely thing when you’re up in the tower. You get no input at all. You can’t tell if they’re listening. Often you can’t even hear the applause. There’s some recital venues where people don’t bother to applaud; they just honk their car horns.”That isolation offers an advantage, however, if the players wish to communicate during performances. During the concert at St. Peter’s, the duo counted beats, prompted each other and even apologized for a note played in the wrong octave.[ooyala code=”ozNHVkYzq4Nhp1ocfC7i7XPmCs2_iWCA” player_id=”d4a5625b85af485eb1fff640076c5be6″]“When you’re on stage, you can’t give those visual cues, and clearly those audible cues, or just laugh about it,” Lonie said. “That’s the fun of it, too. … I think it enhances our performance.”That doesn’t mean it’s easy.“It’s actually quite tiring to play duets,” Tebbel noted.“If something goes awry,” she said, she can “fake it” as a soloist. In a duet, “There ain’t no faking up there. We’ve got to keep it tight. That’s what ensemble playing is: It’s tiring, but also why it’s so much fun.”A carillonneur uses her or his fists and feet to hit wooden levers that pull wires attached to clappers on bells to make them ring. A player can adjust these wires, shown here, to accommodate how loudly the bells will play and the force used to move the clappers. Photo: Sharon SheridanTebbel started out playing handbells and first tried the carillon while studying organ at the University of Michigan. She went on a tour of Europe, and “I was hooked.”“When you’re in Europe, bells are part of your life,” she said. “They chime the hours, but they also chime out weddings and deaths and births and all kinds of stuff.”She recalled a Belgian friend who, upon hearing a bell ringing, commented, “Oh, somebody’s been born.”The carillonneur enjoys the “physicality” of playing the bells. “There’s a tremendous response … to your effort,” Tebbel said. “And there’s something about the timelessness of bells that has always gotten me.”That “timelessness” also appeals to Lonie, a pianist who played handbells before learning the carillon.“We’re just a blip in the life of these bells as players,” she said. “These bells last for hundreds of years.”She recalled ascending a bell tower in Amsterdam to reach a 1562 carillon. “There’s a wall with all the carillonneurs of this ancient instrument. The bells were the same, but we’re just a blip.”She also enjoys the way this musical instrument brings together a community. At the Morristown concert, people gathered on the church lawn to hear the concert but also listened from the booths of an outdoor art show across the street or while walking through town. “That’s fabulous,” Lonie said. “It’s a democratic instrument.”The duo last performed a concert series on tour together in 1997. This year, they will play June 23 in Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where they performed together for the national carillonneurs’ guild in 2009 and where Lonie was featured on an NBC television special “Ringing in the Holidays at Longwood Gardens” and recorded her first solo CD, “The Bells of Christmas at Longwood Gardens.”Lisa Lonie plays the lower, “secundo,” part of a carillon duet during a concert at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey. Lonie and duet partner Janet Tebbel took turns playing the upper and lower parts, performed pieces in various styles – sometimes echoing each other’s melodies, sometimes accompanying each other – and interspersed a few solo works in the concert. Photo: Sharon SheridanThe series will continue in Pennsylvania at their respective churches – Tebbel’s First United Methodist Church of Germantown on July 16 and at St. Thomas on July 17 – and at Valley Forge Episcopal Chapel on July 18. Then they will travel to the McDonough School in Baltimore July 19; Chicago area bell towers, including Rockefeller Chapel with its largest bell weighing 18.5 tons, from Aug. 11-13; and Princeton University Aug. 25. They also hope to perform some recitals next year in Europe, when the World Carillon Federation meets in Antwerp, Belgium.Carillonneurs play with different styles and repertoires in different places, Tebbel noted. “There is a North American sound.”The duo have their own recognizable style. “It’s kind of like the Philadelphia Orchestra,” Lonie said. “It’s a Philadelphia sound.”But while they have a sound, they still lack a name.“We cannot come up with a good name for ourselves. There’s a challenge,” Lonie said, inviting creative suggestions. “There is time. We can adjust the program!”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA June 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm This bells article resonates with me, because, for a year or two while at college, I had the high honor and distinct privilege of being one of the few people who, on a rotating basis, performed this wonderful job at my campus, each weekday afternoon at around five o’clock. Having a key to that keyboard and walking the little-used walkway to get to it was, itself, a sobering, focusing experience that was simultaneously humbling and exhilarating. Thanks for an article that brings back these wonderful memories.last_img read more

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 5 May 2011 | News  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising is inviting its members to honour outstanding contributors to fundraising by nominating them as Fellows. Fellowship is recognition, by fundraisers and others within the profession, of those who have made a major contribution to fundraising as well as to the work of the Institute.Nominations are scrutinised by a panel of Trustees and other members. Recommendations are then taken to the Board of Trustees and the successful nominees will be announced at the Institute’s AGM on 5 July.Bruce Leeke, Acting Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, said: “A Fellow could be someone who has done a lot to advance the professionalism of fundraising, or taken on our sector’s learning agenda; a fundraiser who has developed a new approach, or who has led well by example.”Recent Fellows include Mike Wade, Dominic Jenkins, Simon George, Daryl Upsall, Charles Gibbs, Isobel Michael, Michael Caudrey and Valerie Morton.The deadline for nominations is midday on 2 June Nominations sought for Institute Fellowslast_img read more

first_img Comments are closed. A drive to recruit hundreds of overseas doctors to work in the NHS waslaunched last week. But NHS experts have warned that the Government needs to provide bettertraining and support for overseas doctors if they are to provide an effectivesolution to skills shortages. Dr Surendar Kumar, chairman of the Overseas Doctors Association, said,”There needs to be a proper training and induction structure in place forrecruits from different cultures. “To expect a doctor coming from a different culture to be proficient inhow the NHS works is ridiculous. We need to introduce four- to six-week clinicalplacements for overseas recruits so they can see how the NHS works.” The recruitment drive involves a worldwide advertising campaign targetingsenior doctors in Europe, Australia, Canada, Asia and the US. Spain, Germanyand Italy will receive particular attention because they train more medicalstudents than they have jobs for. John Adsett, secretary for Association of Healthcare Human ResourcesManagement, said, “It is a big culture shock and you have to prepareproper induction packages and be fully aware of the cultural background of therecruits.” Adsett argued that overseas recruitment was only a short-term solution to astaffing crisis. “You must recruit and retain your own staff. The difficulty the NHSfaces is getting the training numbers for doctors right in the UK andattracting enough students to the profession,” he said. Last year, the NHS Plan set a target of employing 7,500 more consultants and2,000 more GPs by the end of 2004. #By Karen Higginbottom Previous Article Next Article Training warning as NHSseeks doctors overseasOn 4 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgBefore the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary Fare Thee Well shows, in 2015, John Mayer was still being vetted to come on tour with some of the former members of the Grateful Dead — specifically Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart — as a part of Dead & Company. As evidenced by this weekend’s smokin’ Dead & Co run in Boulder, we all know that John Mayer clearly passed the try-out process with flying colors. However, there was a time when these rumors seemed borderline ridiculous to many. After Billboard reported the rumors that John Mayer was considering being tapped for the tour, Deadheads were frenzied looking for clues to confirm these speculations.Dead & Company Sets The Bar High For The Final Night Of Their Stellar Boulder Run [Full Audio/Videos]Ahead of the official Dead & Company announcement, one major clue was John Mayer’s performance with Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California, exactly two years ago on June 12th, 2015. Mayer joined the Grateful Dead bassist at his venue for Phil Lesh & Friends 1977 tribute show, which honored the Cornell ’77 show at Barton Hall on May 8th, 1977. Mayer’s addition to the line-up was a surprise, with the guitarist originally left off the initial billing for the tribute. However, Mayer stuck around for the entirety of the performance to play lead guitar (though without adding vocals), joining guitarists Stu Allen and Scott Metzger, keyboardist Scott Guberman, drummers Pete Lavezzoli and Alex Koford and vocalist Jeannette Ferber. You can watch the full performance below.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 6/12/2015Set One: New Minglewood Blues, Loser, El Paso, They Love Each Other, Jack Straw, Deal, Lazy Lightnin’, Supplication, Brown Eyed Women, Mama Tried, Row Jimmy, Dancin’ in the StreetsSet Two: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain, Estimated Prophet, St. Stephen > Not Fade Away > St. Stephen, Morning DewEncore: One More Saturday Nightlast_img read more

first_imgThe Creating Reality Hackathon will host 400 participants from March 12 to 15 who will work in teams. Image from Creating Reality Hackathon Website.The Creating Reality Hackathon at USC from March 12 to 15 will have the attendees work in interdisciplinary teams to create augmented reality and virtual reality applications. The hackathon is held in collaboration with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Iovine and Young Academy and USC Viterbi School of Engineering GamePipe Laboratory. During the hackathon, 400 participants selected from over 2,000 applicants will compete for cash awards and other prizes. Each team will consist of developers, designers and artists. The judges evaluate each team product based on what they deem how impactful and important. According to an UploadVR article, “this community’s core purpose is to learn and to deepen our understanding of how immersive technologies can be applied.” Although USC has hosted other hackathons in the past, this is the first year a hackathon will  feature virtual reality technology. The hackathon was initially started by the Grassroots Developer Education from the Reality Virtually Hackathon at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, but was adapted for USC and the Los Angeles community. The USC GamePipe Laboratory, one of the groups sponsoring event, is led by the program’s founding director and Viterbi professor Mike Zyda. He also started the Joint Advanced Games programs which collaborates with the Iovine and Young Academy. “[Hackathons] let people take a break from school a little bit and to build something quickly that someday might appear in class,” Zyda said. Zyda emphasized how hackathons can serve as building blocks for future ideas and companies. The first day of the hackathon will host workshops; the following two days will be dedicated to building the augmented reality and virtual reality technology; and the final day will include judging the project submissions.last_img read more

first_imgMatch: Ghana v MaliVenue: Regional Stadium, WellingtonTime: 4am GMT–The city of Wellington will be painted with African colours when the Black Satellites take on Mali in the round of sixteen knockout game at the Fifa Under 20 World Cup on Wednesday.At stake is a quarter final place and this will be the third meeting between the two sides within the space of three months. They faced each other twice in the African Under-20 Championship with each team claiming a victory each.Ghana reached the knockout phase of this World Cup by topping their group with seven points. The Satellites did so by scoring five goals and conceding thrice.The Malians on the other hand had to go through a finger-chewing casting of lots to determine whether they placed second or third. Although the Young Eagles lost the ballot and placed third after having identical results (points and goal difference) with Uruguay, the west Africans qualified as one of the best third placed teams.The Young Eagles have scored three goals and conceded three up till this point. Ghana Team News:Sellas Tetteh is expected to have both Clifford Aboagye and Samuel Tetteh available after both suffered knocks in the game against Panama.Ghana will however be without left back Patrick Asmah who received a second yellow card to render him ineligible for tomorrow’s tie.Inter-Allies left back Patrick Kpozo is expected to replace him in the only change to the team that defeated both Argentina and Panama. Tetteh is confident of his side’s chances ahead and feels his squad have braced themselves to face every challenge.“We have prepared the boys to expect the challenges of the next stage, but I think we are capable of moving forward. We are very, very capable. We are going to work seriously towards that and we will see how it goes,” Sellas Tetteh said in an interview”The game against Mali is going to be tough. They beat us in group stage during the Africa Youth Championship, and we also beat them for third place. This time around we have to beat them to prove we are better than them,” Cagliari midfielder, Godfred Donsah said ahead of the game on Wednesday.Defender Patrick Asmah, who will not be available for selection after accumulating two yellow cards, says they are capable of winning.“Playing Mali will be very difficult but I trust my colleagues to deliver because we have done it before.” “We played this same team at the African Youth Championship in Senegal in March and we lost the first game but managed to beat them in the third place game so we can defeat them again.Mali Team News:Malian coach Fanyeri Diarra will have a full squad to choose from as he prepares for this game.Lille striker Adama Traore who has scored two goals in the tournament is expected to provide the firepower upfront.Adama Traore and goalkeeper Djigui Diarra are the new faces expected in the squad that last faced Ghana in Senegal. –last_img read more

first_imgCooper has not been a full participant in practice since he left the team’s Aug. 3 workout early with discomfort in his foot. He told reporters he’s done some running of late but nothing at full speed. Even if he doesn’t make it back on the field, Cooper isn’t too concerned.”I’m not worried about it at all, because I know if it does linger it doesn’t matter,” Cooper told reporters Tuesday. “I had 1,000 yards on plantar fasciitis. I’m not really worried.” Related News Dallas fans will have to wait until next month’s regular-season opener to see Amari Cooper back in action.The Cowboys wide receiver is dealing with plantar fasciitis in the heel of his left foot but is optimistic he’ll be able to resume practice at full strength this week. Redskins in ‘no rush’ to name starting quarterback, Jay Gruden sayscenter_img Jerry Jones addresses ‘Zeke who?’ comment: ‘I’ve earned the right to joke with’ him “A lot of stretching and treatment, not a big deal,” Cooper said.When asked if he could still be effective if he had to play with it in September, Cooper replied, “Real effective. I mean I played with a lot of foot injuries. High ankle sprains. All those things, so I’m pretty good at playing with foot injuries. But I don’t think I’m going to have to play with it.”Cooper, 25, had 725 receiving yards for six touchdowns in nine games for Dallas after being traded from Oakland last October.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was one of the scores of people paying tribute at the funeral for Liberal MP Arnold Chan on Saturday morning in Toronto.Chan, the member of parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt, died of cancer earlier this month at age 50.Trudeau was one of several speakers at the ceremony, along with Chan’s wife Jean Yip and their three sons as well as childhood friends.Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty read from the Bible, and many of Chan’s colleagues were honorary pallbearers, including Conservative MP Erin O’Toole and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen.Chan was remembered as principled and optimistic, a devoted family man and a talented musician, and an MP completely engrossed with the political process.In an emotional tribute, Trudeau described Chan as man with deep conviction, calling him “one of the most honourable members of that House of Commons.”He said the last time he saw Chan, they sang Elton John’s “Your Song” together, with Chan on piano.“You all know that I don’t sing often, and there’s a reason for that,” Trudeau said. “But Arnold had me belting out the words while he played beautifully.“Arnold, your song will forever be ours.”Trudeau also quoted Maya Angelou: “Your legacy is every life you’ve touched.”“I look around this room, I look back at the days that followed the tragic news of our friend’s passing, and I see Arnold’s lasting legacy,” he said. “A legacy that goes far beyond the bills he authored or the votes he won. Far beyond the victories he celebrated and the losses he bore.”Chan grew up in Toronto. He earned masters degrees in political science and urban planning, and also has a law degree. He was named the Liberal Party’s deputy House leader after they took power in the 2015 federal election.In June he gave an impassioned speech to his fellow MPs, urging them to reject acrimonious debate and what he called “canned talking points” in favour of civility. At the time, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale called the speech “truly extraordinary.”Chan was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma shortly after he won the Scarborough-Agincourt seat in a 2014 byelection. He began a difficult treatment regime of radiation and chemotherapy, but revealed in March 2016 the cancer had returned.His funeral was jointly officiated by Toronto MP Rob Oliphant, an ordained minister, as well as Rev. Sarah Chapman. Other politicians in attendance were Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version erroneously said Rob Oliphant was the only officiant at the funeral.last_img read more