OTTAWA, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Polytechnics Canada congratulates its
board Chair, George Brown College President Anne Sado, upon receiving
the country's highest honour, the Order of Canada.
"It is fitting that the Order of Canada recognized Anne for leadership
in post-secondary education and community engagement," says
Polytechnics Canada CEO Nobina Robinson. "These are the exact qualities
she displays daily in her leadership role at Polytechnics Canada."
George Brown in Toronto is a charter member of Polytechnics Canada, a
national alliance of Canada's leading research-intensive, publicly
funded colleges and institutes of technology. Sado, who became George
Brown president in 2004, was named Polytechnics Canada's Chair in
"I'm honoured and humbled to receive this news," Sado said. "As I
approach a decade in education I feel privileged to lead an
organization that is making a measurable difference in the lives of
Canadians and on our economic future. I accept this as a proud advocate
for the college and polytechnic sector in Canada."
For Sado, being named a Member of the Order of Canada is the latest in a
series of public and community service awards, including recognition
last year as one of YWCA's Women of Distinction in Education. The
Women's Executive Network has twice named her one of Canada's Most
As well, Sado's community work and education initiatives have earned her
the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Queen Elizabeth Golden
Jubilee Medal and the Professional Engineers Ontario Citizenship Award.
Among her current board memberships are the Toronto Board of Trade, the
Toronto Financial Service Alliance and the Ontario Research and
Innovation Optical Network, where she also serves as Chair.
Located in Canada's key economic regions, the 11 member colleges and
institutes of Polytechnics Canada are: BCIT, SAIT Polytechnic and NAIT
in Alberta, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology in
Saskatchewan, Red River College in Manitoba and, in Ontario: Conestoga,
Sheridan, Humber, George Brown College, Seneca and Algonquin.
SOURCE: Polytechnics Canada
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