/R E P E A T -- York U. alumni to 'speed mentor' students on education, career, success/



    TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ - What do a news anchor, an Olympian, a
Juno-nominated crooner, a former lieutenant governor and a bank CEO have in
common?
    They are members of York University's 50 to the Power of 50 group - fifty
prominent York alumni. On Wednesday, this group will 'speed mentor' current
York students in rapid-fire, one-on-one sessions based on what students want
to know about education, careers, or even how to achieve their life goals,
before rotating to the next session.
    50 to the Power of 50 is a high-profile, interdisciplinary group of York
alumni who will act as ambassadors for York's 50th anniversary celebrations in
2009, and assist the York to the Power of 50 fundraising campaign in reaching
its $200 million goal.

    
    What:  York University's 49th birthday anniversary celebrations,
           featuring 50 to the Power of 50 interactive 'speed mentoring'
           event.
           Members of York's 50 to the Power of 50 group announced.

    Where: CIBC Lobby, Accolade East Building, Keele campus,
           York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto. (near Keele and Steeles)

    When:  Event begins at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 26th, 2008.
           Photo ops available during event, interviews with participants to
           follow at approximately 10:45 a.m.

    Who:
        -  York University president and vice-chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri
        -  York Foundation President & CEO Paul Marcus
        -  York to the Power of 50 Campaign Co-chair and Chairman and CEO of
           TD Waterhouse, Bill Hatanaka
        -  Members of York's 50 to the Power of 50 group, including its
           chair -
        -  Ivan Fecan, president and CEO, CTVglobemedia and CEO of CTV Inc.
        -  York University students.
    





For further information:

For further information: Keith Marnoch, Media Relations, York
University, (416) 736-2100 ext. 22091


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