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Mayor Hazel McCallion to receive honorary degree

June 2, 2010

TORONTO, ON. – The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to will hon­our May­or Hazel McCal­lion, Mississauga’s longest serv­ing May­or, on Mon­day, June 7, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. with an hon­orary doc­tor of laws in recog­ni­tion of her remark­able con­tri­bu­tions to pub­lic life.

Hazel McCal­lion was first elect­ed May­or of Mis­sis­sauga in Novem­ber 1978, and has served as May­or for more than 32 years.  Dur­ing that time, she has led the trans­for­ma­tion of the erst­while sub­urbs and small towns on the out­skirts of Toron­to into Mis­sis­sauga, Canada’s 6th largest city.  Under the Mayor’s guid­ance, Mis­sis­sauga has been praised for its strong econ­o­my, thriv­ing mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism, and excel­lent recre­ation­al, cul­tur­al, and edu­ca­tion­al facil­i­ties.  Her achieve­ments have brought the May­or and her city inter­na­tion­al acclaim and she is past chair the World Health Organization’s Sym­po­siums on Healthy Cities.

At the age of 89, Hazel McCal­lion con­tin­ues to inspire and moti­vate. She is a tire­less sup­port­er of World Vision through her “Hazel’s Hope” char­i­ty for chil­dren affect­ed by HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Mem­bers of the media are invit­ed to attend the con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­mo­ny, but seat­ing is very lim­it­ed and advance con­fir­ma­tion of atten­dance is required. Please RSVP to U of T media rela­tions at 416–978-0100 no lat­er than 3 p.m. on Fri­day, June 4.

WHAT:          May­or of Mis­sis­sauga Hazel McCal­lion to receive hon­orary degree at spring con­vo­ca­tion.

WHEN:          Mon­day, June 7, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. Media need to RSVP in advance and should arrive no lat­er than 9:15 a.m. to ensure seat­ing.

WHERE:        Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, Con­vo­ca­tion Hall, 31 King’s Col­lege Cir­cle.


For more infor­ma­tion and to RSVP

media rela­tions at 416–978-0100