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SPECIAL SECTION - CAMPAIGN MR. MIRCEA DUMITRIU HONOURS HIS FAMILY THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE article by: Michel Héroux The well known scientist and geologist of Romanian origin of Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Mircea Dumitriu, has resolved to honour the memory of his beloved son and wife through a plan - ned gift of scholarships and with Awards of Excellence. Indeed, Mr. Dumitriu, who already experienced the pain of losing his wife Christine Dumitriu Van Saanen in 2008, also suffered the sudden loss of his son, Alexandru Ioan Dumitriu, last year. Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Dumitriu, Glendon College can now create these scholarships and awards to keep their memory alive. The awards will be given over the next three years to Glendon bilingual students in political science or international studies. The recipients of these awards will have to demonstrate excellent academic performance, a proven financial need, and offer evi - dence of their potential for success in postsecondary education. One award will be awarded each year. For Mr. Dumitriu, "these scholarships and awards will allow the names of my son and my wife to live forever and will contribute GLENDON’S SCHOOL OF TRANSLATION RECEIVES MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING FROM PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES article by: Marika Kemeny After presenting a proposal, the Glendon School of Translation has been awarded $400,018 by the Government of Canada for scholarships and bursaries. This important news was made public by the School’s Chair, Professor Andrew Clifford, at the School of Translation’s Alumni Night on March 31st. “The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced on March 18th the signing of five contribution agreements for university scholarships and internships that will strengthen Canada’s official languages”, stated Clifford, quoting from the government’s official news release. “The agreements support the federal government’s Cana dian Language Sector Enhancement Program, which favours the development of a skilled workforce and integrates lan guage technologies.” Alumni Night welcomed a large gathering of current students and graduates, who were delighted to hear the great news about the newly received government funds. They also came to hear about recent trends in the field from practitioners, as well as to benefit from networking opportunities. Professor Clifford confirmed the need for professional training and hands-on experience, as well as the fact that more and more jobs require a translation degree. He expressed his thanks to the Government of Canada for its significant support towards Glendon’s top language training professionals of the future, who are essential for maintaining Canada’s official linguistic duality. positively to the future of students at Glendon College". He ad - ded that the awards will also enable him to express his grati tude to the College for its support of his wife, Professor Christine Dumitriu Van Saanen, writer, engineer and doctor of geology, and in her role as Executive Director of the French Book Fair of Toronto. Glendon Principal Kenneth McRoberts, who expressed his dee - pest sympathy to Mr. Dumitriu on the deaths of his family mem - bers, offered his sincere gratitude to Mr. Dumitriu. Principal McRoberts said, "Glendon College is honoured to be the reci - pient of this special tribute to Alexandru and Christine Dumitriu. These awards are the result of a profound reflection on the part of Mr. Dumitriu, who has found a sustainable way to honour his family to whom he remains deeply attached and at the same time to make a significant difference in the lives of stu dents of Glen don College. Glendon Magazine 2011 ] 26 [ La Revue de Glendon 2011

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