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APPOINTED: George Connell, as president of the University of Toronto, Canada’s largest university institution, after a search committee had deliberated since October, 1983. The 53-year-old biochemist is currently president of the University of Western Ontario in London.
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APPOINTED: George Connell, as president of the University of Toronto, Canada’s largest university institution, after a search committee had deliberated since October, 1983. The 53-year-old biochemist is currently president of the University of Western Ontario in London. He will begin his term of office, which extends through June, 1990, in the fall when he succeeds the current U of T president, geophysicist David Strangway.

HONORED: Violet Archer, 71, as composer of the year, by the Canadian Music Council. The Montreal-born composer, pianist and percussionist studied at McGill, Yale and the University of Toronto and privately with Béla Bartók . and Paul Hindemith before joining the music faculty at the University of Alj berta in 1962. Her work is characterized ! by counterpoint and strong formal organization. '

SEEDED: Carling Bassett, 16th in the women’s competition at the prestigious | Wimbledon tennis tournament which began this week. The 16-year-old Toronto dynamo, dubbed “Darling Carling” in , the irreverent British press at last 1 year’s classic, is the first Canadian to ) earn a place in Wimbledon’s top 16. Top seeds in the men’s and women’s singles { events are defending champions John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova.

DIED: Canadian art dealer Jerrold Mor ris, 73, of cancer, in Toronto. Morris, who was born in England, pursued several careers before he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the beginning of the Second World War. In 1948 he became curator of the Vancouver Art Gallery, which he elevated to international status, and later of the San Francisco Museum of Art. In the mid-1950s he moved to Toronto, where he established his gallery and championed the works of Andy Warhol and other “pop” artists. But his deepest commitment was to Canadian abstractionists and figurative artists, including William Ronald, Jack Shadbolt and Guido Molinari, and to 19thand 20th-century drawings.

JAILED: Robert Kielling, 47, the Blumenhof, Sask., farmer who claims that singer Anne Murray is secretly in love with him. Kieling, who was released on probation in October, 1982, after spending a year in custody for harassing Murray, was charged with violating his parole after he visited her mother’s Springhill, N.S., home. Provincial court Judge David Cole sentenced the persistent suitor to four months in the Cumberland County Correctional Centre in nearby Amherst.