Awards Gala 2016

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Mary Jo Haddad, OC
Past President & CEO
SickKids Hospital

Leading one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals from 2004 to 2013, Mary Jo Haddad has been recognized for her “extraordinary leadership within the health-care sector” by the University of Ontario Institute Of Technology (UOIT). Since her retirement, Mary Jo founded and currently directs MJH & Associates, providing strategic healthcare advisory and consulting services. As a member of the Board of Kids Health Links Foundation, she continues to volunteer her time as an advocate for child and youth health, as well as serving as a member of the Board of Directors of TD Bank Group and TELUS. Appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2010 and recipient of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, Mary Jo was recognized as one of Toronto Life’s 50 Influential People. She was named one of Canada’s inaugural Top 25 Women of Influence in health sciences and inducted into the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame.



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Sheldon Levy
Past President & Vice-Chancellor
Ryerson University

Sheldon Levy is a true visionary, widely recognized for championing an entrepreneurial academic model achieving global status and international impact with the Ryerson Digital Media Zone and Ryerson Centre for Urban Energy. He championed programs and research at the innovative edge, student leadership, engagement and success, and a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. His declaration of the university’s role as city-builder is seen in Ryerson signature projects including the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the former Maple Leaf Gardens, the Ryerson Image Centre photography gallery and research program, and the architecturally stunning Ryerson Student Learning Centre as the new campus gateway on Toronto’s downtown Yonge Street. Sheldon was recently appointed as Deputy Minister of Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.