TORONTO, June 15, 2011 /CNW/ - George Brown College is proud to announce
that its president, Anne Sado, today received an honorary doctorate of
laws from the University of Toronto (UofT) during the university's
spring convocation ceremony.
Sado, a double-alumna of the U of T, graduated in engineering in 1977
and then from the Rotman School of Management in 1981. She received the
honorary doctorate for serving as a role model to women in engineering
and business across Ontario and Canada; for long-term success in her
career; and, for her community involvement.
"It is a tremendous honour to receive this degree from my alma mater," said Sado. "My studies at the University of Toronto helped to prepare
me for the many challenges I have faced throughout my career and
instilled within me an unwavering appreciation for higher learning."
The U of T awards honorary doctorates to individuals with extraordinary
achievements in public service and philanthropy and who have made
significant contributions in these fields.
Since joining George Brown College in 2004, Sado has played an
instrumental role in the expansion of the school and the
intensification of its involvement in the socioeconomic welfare of
Toronto. She has guided the school toward the establishment of a new,
interdisciplinary campus along Toronto's waterfront and the College's
occupancy of two new buildings near the school's St. James campus.
In addition, she has dedicated much of her time to providing insight and
counsel to community groups, industry associations and government
bodies. Sado sits on the boards of organizations such as the Toronto
Board of Trade, Legacy Private Trust, the Toronto Region Research
Alliance and the Toronto Financial Service Alliance, and is the
immediate past chair of the Trillium Health Centre, having ended her
term just last week. In addition, she has served as past Chair of
Colleges Ontario's Committee of Presidents and sat on the boards of the
YWCA of Greater Toronto, Junior Achievement and the Canadian Hearing
Prior to joining George Brown College, Sado had a long and illustrious
career at Bell Canada where she served in numerous roles over the
course of her 25 years with the company. Her experience at Bell Canada
served as an inspiration and foundation for the many changes she has
implemented at George Brown College.
In 2010, Sado was inducted into the University Of Toronto's prestigious
Engineering Hall of Distinction, and awarded the Ontario Professional
Engineers Gold Medal in 2007. She has also received the Queen's Golden
Jubilee Medal for her work with the YWCA of Greater Toronto, the
Professional Engineers Ontario Citizenship Award for contributions to
her community, and an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto.
About George Brown College
Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for
equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials
to pursue the careers of their choice. From its two main campuses
located across the downtown core, George Brown offers nearly 160
programs across a wide variety of professions to a student body of
60,000 (including those enrolled in full-time, part-time and continuing
education programs). Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate
certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year
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