To the class of 1957:
St. Paul, in a letter to the Galatians, wrote, “As long as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; but it under tutors and governors until the time appointed by the father”.
One cannot say that, during your years in the School, you were children but you were under the guidance and influence of men who sought to direct, even to drive, you along the road to full moral and intellectual maturity. The son is now the heir — and your inheritance is simply and solely responsibility — responsibility to provide moral, intellectual and social leadership in an uncertain and complex world. Initially you will be concerned to acquire technical competence in your chosen profession but you must not, while working for material welfare and security, neglect the wider social and political obligations of your position as leaders among men.
And now that the time appointed has come, I hope that you will continue your studies of those subjects — the humanities — by which the traditions and culture of the ages are handed down to us, for it is only by knowing what man was that we can come to see him as he is and as he, one day, might be.
My warmest wishes for a full and fruitful life.
Eric W. Kierans
Director, School of Commerce
Commerce Undergraduate Society
Top: D. Wright, G. Schwartz, J. Barrados, C. Walker, C. Gardner, P. Capelovitch, T. Carlin. — Front: R. Fenton, P. Reid, P. Monk, J. Hobbs, Pres., D. Crossley, J. Magnan.
The executive of the C.U.S. functions to arrange extra-curricular activities for Commerce students and to stimulate the traditional college spirit among members of the school. Industrial and financial tours are organized for the purpose of allowing the students to become familiar with different types of business and their commercial problems, thereby broadening the student’s scope for future employment.