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Volume 7 - Issue 1 - Spring 2011

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SPECIAL SECTION - CAMPAIGN FOUNDING CHAIR OF SOCIOLOGY, JEAN BURNET, HONOURS GLENDON WITH LEGACY GIFT article by: Nicole Mailman One of the driving forces behind Canada’s adop tion of official bilingualism, the late Jean Burnet, has left a different kind of mark on future generations. Before her passing, the pro fessor emerita and founding Chair of Glen don College’s sociology department willed the re main der of her estate to Glendon College. Now, Burnet’s legacy will live in perpetuity through the creation of an endowment fund valued at approximately $750,000 to support prio rities and important developments at Glen don. Glendon will receive further funds in the future from a $25,000 trust. “Glendon is honoured to be the recipient of this generous gift,” says Marie-Thérèse Chaput, Direc tor of Advance ment, Alumni & External Relations at Glendon College. “Jean believed in Glen - don’s important and unique work, and thanks to her gift the College will continue to flourish.” Burnet, named one of 10 pioneering female sociologists, was an expert in ethnic studies and multiculturalism. In 1967, she accepted an invitation to establish and chair Glendon’s socio - logy Department. Burnet rose to the challenge of hiring Glendon’s first sociology faculty members, including Stuart Schoenfeld and Donald Carveth. “Jean played a significant role in Glendon’s past. Her gift has ensured that she’ll have a great impact on Glendon’s future,” says Ken neth McRoberts, Principal of Glendon College. “Jean’s perpetual gift will support several ongoing priorities, including expanding our faci li ties to accommodate the increasing num - ber of students.” Over the course of her long and distinguished academic career, Burnet received many awards and accolades for her scholarly and public contributions. In 1989, Burnet was named a Mem - ber of the Order of Canada, largely for her work on the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism in the 1960s. She passed away on September 14, 2009 at the age of 90. A major space in York Hall’s C-wing will be named in her memory. CLAUDE LAMOUREUX: A COMMITTED CAMPAIGN PRESIDENT! Claude Lamoureux needs no introduction. For 17 years he was president of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP), which he reformed from top to bottom. Ardent defender of the principles of good gover nance and co-founder of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, Claude Lamoureux joined the Leadership for Global Challenges Campaign as President in article by: Michel Héroux 2005-2006. His action was essential to the success of Phase I. Mr. Lamoureux, who personally contributed $50,000 to the campaign, will continue to act as president during Phase II, which was launched this fall. The Glendon community wishes to express its deep gratitude for his continued and generous commitment! ETHEL AND MILTON HARRIS SCHOLARSHIPS For ten years now, Harris Steel Entrance Scholarships have been offered to students of Glendon College. These scholarships, worth $10,000 each, were set up by Milton Harris, businessman and former owner of Harris Steel. Since his death, his wife Ethel has been pursuing his philanthropic work for the benefit of Glendon students. To date, about $360,000 in scholarships has been given to Glen don students. Harris Steel’s annual six scholarships are Glendon Magazine 2011 ] 24 [ La Revue de Glendon 2011 article by: Michel Héroux offered to students who come from Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta. Milton Harris was a great Canadian who wanted to promote inter action between as many Western and Eastern Canadian youth as possible. Glendon College wishes to express its deep gratitude to Ethel and the late Milton Harris!

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