May 6, 2009


McMaster president to be honored for oustanding work in education  

Hamilton, ON. May 6, 2009 –McMaster University president Peter George will be honored tomorrow as a longtime champion and advocate of public education in Canada. 

He is among three recipients to be recognized by The Learning Partnership, a not-for-profit organization, which will host the 11th Annual Toronto Tribute Dinner.  Susan LaRosa, director of education for the York Catholic District School Board and Jim Leech, president of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, will also be honored at the event.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate the dedication that our honorees have demonstrated to public education throughout the years,” says Veronica Lacey, president & CEO of The Learning Partnership.  “They have spent their lives leading by example and their commitment to public education in Canada should be shining examples to us all.”

George joined McMaster’s faculty in 1965.  He became president in 1995 and is currently serving his third five-year term.  He has received the Order of Ontario and is also a member of the Order of Canada.

McMaster University, one of four Canadian universities listed among the Top 100 universities in the world, is renowned for its innovation in both learning and discovery. It has a student population of 23,000, and more than 140,000 alumni in 128 countries.



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Michelle Donovan

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McMaster University

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