2009 Recipients

2009 Recipients

Top 10 group 2009

This program is designed to highlight the achievements of Bishop’s alumni who have graduated within the last ten to twenty years.

Chosen by a distinguished panel of Bishop’s graduates, chaired by Chancellor Scott Griffin ’60, the ten members are representative of the Bishop’s University alumni population, reaching from coast to coast and internationally. They are:

Pierre Dion ’88 (St Bruno, QC)
President & CEO
TVA Group Inc

Cindy Finn ’92 (Pierrefonds, QC)
Director of Student Service
Lester B. Pearson School Board

Robert Ghiz ’96 (Charlottetown, PE)
Premier
Prince Edward Island

Roger Hardy ’93 (Vancouver, BC)
President & CEO
Coastal Contacts Inc.

Jennifer Jones ’93 (Toronto, ON)
Scientist / Research Associate
University Health Network

Christopher Jones ’96 (Ottawa, ON)
Writer
Esquire Magazine

Patrick Keeley ’93 (Toronto, ON)
Past President, RBC Phillips, Hager & North
Investment Counsel Inc.

Drew Leyburne ’98 (Ottawa, ON)
Director – Strategic Policy Division
Natural Resources Canada

Johnny Reid ’98 (Franklin, TN)
Recording Artist/Singer
Johnny Reid Music

Tova White ’92 (Toronto, ON)
Senior Vice President HR & Organisational
Development, Indigo Books and Music

“This group speaks to the merits of the liberal arts approach to education at Bishop’s,” said Principal Michael Goldbloom, “Having studied in a variety of academic disciplines, these remarkable individuals are now prominent business leaders, dedicated public servants, leading educators, researchers, and artists.”

Bishop’s will welcome these ten accomplished young graduates back to campus at Homecoming (October 1 – 3, 2009) to celebrate their success with the Bishop’s community and involve them in a number of events with students and faculty. More than simply a recognition or networking event, members of the Top 10 After 10 class will have several opportunities to share their knowledge and advice with current students.

“The selection committee was overwhelmed by the quality of nominations received,” said Chancellor Griffin. “Narrowing down the group was a challenge and we look forward to choosing a new group of outstanding graduates next year.”

Bishop’s University is renowned for its intimate learning environment, exceptional professors and outstanding student services. Bishop’s prides itself on delivering a student-focused education of the highest quality and is committed to developing the talents and leadership qualities of its students who come from across Canada and around the world.