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Terence Fay (right) at the achievement George Edward Clerk Award
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Terence Fay studied at Gonzaga University. He got a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts.
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Terence Fay studied at Regis College. He got a Master of Arts.
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Terence Fay studied at Georgetown University. He got a Doctor of Philosophy.
(In A History of Canadian Catholics, Terence Fay relates t...)
In A History of Canadian Catholics, Terence Fay relates the long story of the Catholic Church and its followers, beginning with how the church and its adherents came to Canada, how the church established itself, and how Catholic spirituality played a part in shaping Canadian society. He also describes how recent social forces have influenced the church.
Terence Fay attended Gonzaga University, where he got a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in 1961. He also studied at Regis College and received a Master of Arts in 1967. Besides, Fay graduated from Georgetown University. There he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in 1974.
Terence Fay began his career in education at Regiopolis College as a teacher in 1950-1953. In 1971 he started to work at the University of Manitoba. After it, Fay joined the University of Winnipeg and Mount Allison University, but later, he returned to the University of Manitoba in 1981. Since 1988, Fay is a lecturer at the University of Toronto. Also, he served at the United States Navy in 1950-1954.
In addition to his teaching activity, Terence Fay is an associate pastor at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Toronto and Engaged Encounter Weekends animator. Furthermore, he holds the position of research director for Dictionary of Jesuit Biography: Ministry to English Canada, 1842-1987, at the Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies. As a writer, he wrote to periodicals, including American Review of Canadian Studies, Urban History Review, Compass: Jesuit Journal, Irish Messenger of the Sacred Heart, Studies: Irish Quarterly Review, Ultimate Reality, and Meaning: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Philosophy of Understanding, and Historical Studies. Besides, Terence Fay served as an editor at the Canadian Catholic Historical Association Bulletin in 1991-2014.
Being an educator, Terence Fay finds that "it is very significant to put down in writing what you wish to talk about to the students." Further, as a writer, he believes that "history must be vividly written to be good history and to assist the reader's memory."
"My writing method is 'by gosh by gad' method of jumping in and doing it. It is learning by doing. Every article or book demands different methods or different models."
"By the experience of writing and editing, I have learned a more sophisticated grammar and syntax in my writing style, which makes the text easier to read. It benefits both the author and the reader."
"I have taught political, diplomatic, and religious history. All three fields delight me when I hear or read about them."