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2007
Thanks & Congrats
Neil Muncy, Wieslaw Woscyk, Martin Atkins, more

Harris Installs SSL
Jeff Long (Long & McQuade), Dave Dysart (HHB), Quinton Nixon (Solid State Logic Partnership Manager) and Martin Pilchner attend installation more

Global Inroads
Harris Institute has established international education opportunities, its faculty and graduates are achieving global recognition and it will go more

Honours Degrees, TEC Awards, el Mocambo!
Brown to Paisley, Time to Celebrate, CTV, Pavlo to Massey Hall more

McLuhan, Harris, Pilchner Win!
McLuhan Awarded in Mexico City, Harris Wins at Cannes, Pilchner on Cover...again!, Survey Results, Paisley Students Arrive more

Bob & Doug "Take Off, eh!" to Scotland
The partnership between Scotland's University of Paisley and Toronto's Harris Institute is expanding more

Seven Leaders Join Harris Faculty
Andy Hermant, Lenny DeRose, Andy Malcolm, Fergus Hambleton, Brent Haliskie, John Thomson and Michael Nunan... more

Harris Gets "Green Light"
School creates new training program to upgrade professionals in the rapidly changing music and media industries. more

Harris Institute Ranked Best Performer
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has ranked Harris Institiute as the best performing post secondary institution in Ontario. more

Culture Minister Announces New Program
The Hon. Caroline Di Cocco, Minister of Culture, announced today at Harris Institute the Ontario Ministry of Culture has approved the college's... more

2006
Harris Grad's Bijou Records to Universal
James Porter, President of RAMJAM Management, has launched Bijou Records with the release of the debut solo piano CD "Exposure". more

Twelve of Industry's Best Join Harris Faculty
Twelve music industry leaders have joined Harris Institute's sixty-one member faculty. Founded in 1889 the Toronto more

Harris Grad to Headline at Massey Hall
Mediterranean music recording artist Pavlo will headline at Massey Hall for the first time on Saturday, October 21 more

Makin' It In The Music Biz
"The music business is going through its biggest expansion in history." more

2005
Harris Partners with University of Paisley
The southeast downtown's Harris Institute is building a global reputation out of its St. Lawrence Neighbourhood home. Eight of the school's graduates... more

Harris Students Rule The World
Nana to Rita Marley's Studio in Ghana and Karishma to MTV Nigeria more

$60,000 in Scholarships from "The Beat"
Kitchener radio station 91.5 The Beat announced the first winners of its annual scholarships to attend Harris Institute more

2004
Tribute by Canadian Music Network
On Harris Institute's 15th Anniversary, Canada's music industry trade paper published a tribute more

Harris Introduces Certified Pro Tools Training
With Nashville's Pro Media Training Centre and Digidesign, Harris Institute offered Certified Pro Tools Training taught by seven-time Grammy Award winner Roger Nichols and Shawn Simpson.

Harris Complete's "Peace & Rec" Program
In a program funded by the International Fund for Ireland, Harris Institute has completed its sixth "peace and reconciliation" program since 1997 for young adults from conflicted areas in the north and south of Ireland. Story by Edel McCaul more

2004 - Much admired faculty member Ed Hutchison passes away


2003 - Confidential Records is launched with a national search for unsigned talent in partnership with The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA), operated by RAM students.

2003 - Much admired founding faculty member and RAM Chair Scott Richards passes away.

2003 - Harris Institute is selected in US as one of Mix Magazine's "Finest Media Art Institutions". Harris founder John Harris is presented with the "Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism in Ontario" and the "Canada Day Achievement Award" from the City of Toronto for his work on Metronome Canada, the proposed integrated "music ciy" on Toronto's waterfront.

2001 - Fourth program with students from conflicted areas in Ireland is completed successfully.

2000 - Much admired faculty member Ron Scribner passes away.

1999 - 10th Anniversary Reunion Gala is held at Harris Institute featuring "The Invigilators" and the first Harris Alumni Awards for Excellence.

1998 - Harris Alumni stage first "By The Balls" Music Industry Charity Pool tournament.

1997 - The Harris International Program is launched with annual "peace and reconciliation" programs for young adults from conflicted areas in the north and south of Ireland funded by the International Fund for Ireland (IFI).

1995 - Studio facilities with designated control rooms for music recording, audio post production and MIDI designed by Martin Pilchner are constructed at 118 Sherbourne.


1994 - Harris Institute relocates to a three storey, 15,000 sq.ft. renovated factory at 118 Sherbourne Street. Media theorist, Dr. Eric McLuhan and Canada's most honoured record producer, Jack Richardson, join Harris faculty.

1992 - Studio facilities designed by Martin Pilchner are constructed. Doug McClement's LiveWire 24 track remote mobile truck is used as main control room. Today the studio houses graduate Jamie Porter's RAMJAM Management Group and Stephan Moccio's Maison de Music.

1991 - John Harris is invited to speak at the New Music Seminar in NYC about the school's pioneering curriculum. Anne Reynolds and Dulce Barbosa form the Harris Alumni Association.

1990 - CARAS, CMPA, AES and SAC donate annual scholarships and RUSH and Larry GowanScott Richards, Tom Rogers, Bob Roper and Doug McClement are appointed to executive positions.


1989 - Harris Institute for the Arts is founded. The 296 King Street East facility is 1,800 sq. ft., begins with two classrooms and is built by the college's first students. On Monday, October 2nd, lightning struck and the magic began with the arrival of 29 highly motivated students and 22 dedicated and compassionate faculty.