TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Brian Chu, a leader in real estate law
with a distinguished record of community service, has been appointed as
Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Science Centre effective
December 21, 2012, Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture
and Sport, announced today.
"As a member of the Board of Trustees since 2008, Mr. Chu has
contributed dynamically to the development and implementation of the
Centre's new Strategic Plan," said Minister Chan. "Mr. Chu has been an
outstanding member of the board, sharing his energy, depth of
knowledge, and sound judgment. I am confident that he will pursue a
visionary path as Chair."
A Founding Partner of the law firm Bogart Robertson & Chu, Brian Chu is
a specialist in commercial real estate law. A graduate of the
University of Toronto, he has been a member of the Ontario Bar
Association since 1983 and was a partner with law firm Shibley Righton
prior to founding Bogart Robertson & Chu in 1991. Chu's commitment to
community and education has been demonstrated on such boards as the
Laidlaw Foundation, Toronto Hydro Corporation, Centennial College, The
Ontario College of Art and Design, and the Chinese Cultural Centre of
Greater Toronto, where he is currently Chair of the Board of Governors.
Chu replaces Ontario Science Centre outgoing Chair Mark Cohon, with
whom he has served as Vice Chair since 2011.
"I am honoured to become the new chair at such a vital time in the
Ontario Science Centre's evolution," said Mr. Chu. "We are forging
ahead with our Strategic Plan to ensure the Centre's continued leading
edge role in the 21st century and engaging families with children, students and adults of all
ages to understand and recognize the limitless potential of science and
human understanding to create a better future for the planet."
Ontario Science Centre CEO Lesley Lewis added, "As past Chair, Mark
Cohon built a Board that has been publicly recognized as a leader in
reflecting the diversity of Toronto, and spearheaded the launch of the
LG Innovators' Ball that raised over $2 million (net) in six years in
support of our community access programs. We are grateful for his
"I welcome Brian Chu's appointment. As a Board member and Vice Chair
Brian has provided wise counsel and been an enthusiastic participant in
the Centre's activities for over four years, Ms. Lewis said. "Brian's
depth of experience in volunteer board leadership and commitment to our
vision and purpose will be a tremendous asset to the Ontario Science
Centre as we move forward."
About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the
communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding
through engagement with science of local, national and global
relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed over 46
million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for
Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for
innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology,
aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action
to create a better future for the planet. The Ontario Science Centre is
an agency of the Government of Ontario. Please visit us at Ontariosciencecentre.ca. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OntarioScienceCentre.Twitter: @OntScienceCtr. YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OntarioScienceCentre.
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