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Donald Lecture Series - Terry Mosher O.C.

Terry Mosher O.C.

*this lecture will be available for live stream (see details below)*

Aislin is the name of Terry Mosher’s eldest daughter, and the nom de plume he has used for over 40 as the political cartoonist for Montreal’s English-language daily newspaper The Gazette.  Mosher is also the President emeritus of the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists.

After graduating from the École des Beaux-arts (now part of UQAM) he began working for The Montreal Star, moving to the Montreal Gazette in 1972.

To date, over 45 Aislin books have been published. His latest collection of cartoons entitled FROM TRUDEAU TO TRUDEAU, with an introduction by Bob Rae, will be published in early 2017.

Mosher is a regular speaker on the topics of humour, history and the importance of cartooning as a communications tool. He has appeared at national conferences such as Idea City, the Banff Festival for The Arts, Montreal’s Canadian Club and numerous writers’ festivals. Mosher has also served as a judge and participant in International cartoon competitions and other gatherings, most recently in Portugal, Turkey, China, Australia and Cuba.

Terry Mosher has had a long association with The Old Brewery Mission, Montreal’s largest shelter for the homeless, and in 2001 he was appointed to the institution’s Board of Directors.

In recognition of his charitable work and his contribution to the world of political cartooning, Mosher was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in May 2003. The winner of two National Newspaper Awards and a gold National Magazine Award. In May of 2007 Terry received an honorary Doctor of Letters from McGill University. In 2012 he was inducted into the Canadian Cartoonist’s Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Toronto as part of the 8th Annual Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning.


*Live stream lectures

Bishop’s University is pleased to offer lectures for home viewing on a computer via live stream. Alumni, parents, faculty, staff and students of Bishop’s University will receive a password protected link and corresponding password via email on the afternoon of the lecture date.  Copies of the lecture will not be made available after the event. If you are a parent or alumni and would like to ensure you receive this email, please contact Denise Lauzière, Executive Assistant to the Principal and Vice-Principal at, or 819-822-9600, ext. 2201.

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