TORONTO, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust, is pleased to announce six new appointments to the Ontario Heritage Trust's Board of Directors.
- Glen Brown, Toronto
Glen Brown has served on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba
Historical Society, and as Chair of its Historic Preservation
Committee, and on the Management Committee of the Dalnavert Museum
(Winnipeg). He was also the Vice-President of the Founding Executive
of the Intrepid Society, which honours the memory and accomplishments
of Sir William Stephenson, C.C. Mr. Brown also served on the City of
Winnipeg's Historic Buildings Committee, for which he received the
City's Merit Award.
- Dr. Robert Gordon, Toronto
Dr. Robert Gordon was President of Humber College of Applied Arts and
Technology from 1982 until his retirement in 2007. Prior to that, he
was Principal and CEO of Dawson College in Montreal. He is President
of the Corporation of Bishop's University and a Leader in Residence
for the Council of Emerging Leaders of the Conference Board of
Canada. Dr. Gordon has been awarded honorary degrees by Bishop's
University and the universities of Guelph, New Brunswick and Toronto
and is a member of the Order of Ontario.
- Melanie Hare, Toronto
Ms. Hare is an urban planner and partner with Urban Strategies Inc.,
a planning and urban design firm based in Toronto. She is an expert
in sustainable community planning, with a background in urban policy,
strategic planning and urban design. Ms. Hare is a member of the
Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ontario Professional Planners
Institute and a member of the Board of the Canadian Urban Institute,
and is currently involved in city building projects in Toronto, many
communities throughout southern Ontario and Saint Paul, Minnesota.
- Harvey McCue, Ottawa
Harvey McCue co-founded the Department of Native Studies at Trent
University. He taught at Trent for 14 years, attaining the rank of
Associate Professor. He has served as the Director of Education
Services for the Cree School Board, and as Director of Policy and
Research and subsequently as Director General of the Education Branch
at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada in Ottawa. In 1993, Mr. McCue
accepted the position of Executive Director and Director of Education
of the Mi'kmaq Education Authority in Nova Scotia, leaving that post
in 1995 to become a consultant on Aboriginal issues in Ottawa. He is
a member of the Georgina Island First Nation.
- Don Pearson, Alliston
Don Pearson is General Manager of Conservation Ontario, the umbrella
organization representing Ontario's 36 conservation authorities.
Before joining Conservation Ontario in 2005, he served two years as
Chief Administrative Officer for the County of Perth, and from 1981
until 2003, as General Manager of the Upper Thames River Conservation
Authority. Mr. Pearson has been an active community volunteer for the
United Way of London and Middlesex, the 2001 Canada Summer Games, the
Southwestern Ontario Travel Association, the Grand Bend Harbour
Committee and the London and Middlesex Heritage Museum. Currently,
Mr. Pearson is a member of the Ontario Biodiversity Council and
recently chaired the Natural Spaces Leadership Alliance.
- Maria Topalovich, Toronto
Maria Topalovich is the Executive Director of the Guild of Canadian
Film Composers and former President and CEO of the Academy of
Canadian Cinema and Television (1989-2007). She was previously with
the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and
Culture as a Granting Arts Officer. Her current volunteer work
includes serving as Vice-Chair of Casa Loma, Vice-President of the
Actor's Fund of Canada and President of the Faculty of Music Alumni
Association at the University of Toronto.
The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage. For more information, visit www.heritagetrust.on.ca.
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