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Bronze Sculpture of Norman Bethune to be unveiled Friday, May 30, 2014

May 29, 2014

TORONTO, ON — A life-sized bronze sculpture of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine alumnus, Dr. Norman Bethune, will be unveiled at the institution’s St. George campus, marking the 75th anniversary of his death.

Who:               The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, The Honourable Michael Wilson, Chancellor of the University of Toronto and Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, will join Dr. Catharine Whiteside, Dean, Faculty of Medicine.

Where:           University of Toronto, on the grounds behind the Medical Science Building, 1 Kings College Circle (facing the Ontario Legislative Building, Queen’s Park)

When:             Media registration is from 2:15 to 3 p.m. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 3 p.m.

Speakers and Interview Opportunities:

  • The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
  • The Honourable Michael Wilson, Chancellor, University of Toronto
  • Meric Gertler, President, University of Toronto
  • Catharine Whiteside, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
  • Zhang Bin, President, China Cultural Industry Association; Chairman, Millennium Golden Eagle International
  • Niu Gensheng, Honorary President, Laoniu Foundation
  • David Price, Member of the Bethune family
  • David Pellettier, Sculptor

For more information, contact:

Liam Mitchell
Associate Director of Communications,
Office of Strategy, Communications and External Relations
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Tel: 416-978-4672

Monifa Miller
Associate Director, Advancement Communications
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Tel: 416-946-0129