Appointments to Ontario Heritage Trust Board

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

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