Media advisory - RBC Taylor Prize founder Noreen Taylor to be installed May 4 as Chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

OSHAWA, ON, May 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Journalists and photographers are invited to join dignitaries on Wednesday, May 4 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology for the Installation of Noreen Taylor, CM, as the university's third Chancellor.

Chancellor Taylor is an artist, teacher and philanthropist, renowned for her leadership in Canada's health-care, cultural, educational and horse racing communities. She founded the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (now the RBC Taylor Prize) in honour of her late husband. She is the current Chair of the Board of Canadian Stage and Chair of the Board of Saint Elizabeth Health Care.

Chancellor Taylor is the wife of the late Charles Taylor and daughter-in-law of the late E.P. Taylor; she is also the President of Windfields Farm Limited. She is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a Member of the Order of Canada.

Chancellor Taylor was appointed by the university's Board of Governors in January 2016. She will preside over her first Convocation ceremonies on June 9 and 10 at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa.

What:
Installation of Chancellor Noreen Taylor, CM

When:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3 p.m.*
*Chancellor Taylor will have media availability from 1:30 to 2 p.m., prior to the assembly of the academic procession. Please RSVP to Bryan Oliver (contact information below).

Where:
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Regent Theatre
50 King Street East
Oshawa, Ontario

Webcast link: uoit.ca/chancellorinstallation

SOURCE RBC Taylor Prize

For further information: Stephen Weir, RBC Taylor Prize, Communications, 416-489-5868, Stephen@stephenweir.com; Bryan Oliver, Communications and Marketing, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 905.721.8668 ext. 6709, bryan.oliver@uoit.ca


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