At the 2006 Annual General Meeting in Toronto, it was decided that the Society could better serve its members if a SSEA Chapter was established for the city of Toronto, that was distinct from the Head Office. On Friday, May 4, 2007, a meeting was held concerning the formation of a Toronto Chapter. It was decided to elect a provisional executive and that those elected would select from among themselves officers including a President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a minimum of four Vice-Presidents. The new SSEA Toronto Chapter took over responsibility for all Toronto area programming, including the lecture series and other special members’ events and social activities. The responsibility for printing and mailing the Journal and the Newsletter; the Society’s audit; the SSEA website; the Scholars’ Colloquium and Symposium; and the Annual General Meeting continue to reside with the Head Office. The Head Office provides funding to bring a speaker to each of the Chapters annually.
On November 18, 2021, Dr. Terry Miosi, one of the founders of the SSEA gave a lecture on “The SSEA: Its Infant and Adolescent Years,” which was given as part of the 50th anniversary lecture series of the SSEA. Dr. Miosi was joined by other founders and early members for this lecture and he asked that it be recorded and placed on the website so that the story of the SSEA can be shared with all members. Please click on the link below to watch the lecture.