McMaster community members honoured with Jubilee Medals
McMaster President and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane and vice-president and dean of health sciences John Kelton are among several prominent members of the McMaster community who received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal this month.
Senator David Braley – himself a former McMaster student, a high-achieving business person and major donor to the university – presided over a special ceremony for 29 recipients and members of their families.
The honour recognizes significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
“I am pleased to receive this medal, and to be in the company of so many members of the McMaster community and the broader local community who have contributed for so much longer than I to the life we all enjoy,” said Deane.
The presentation was one of many similar ceremonies occurring across the country this year as Canada celebrates the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.
“The people honored today by this medal have made Canada, Ontario, and the Hamilton-Burlington community a better place through their actions, dedication and volunteerism,” Braley said. “They have made significant contributions and achievements in business, medicine, volunteerism, politics, the arts, culture and philanthropy.”
McMaster-related recipients who received the Diamond Jubilee Medal include:
- Mick Bhatia, director of the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute
- Teresa Cascioli, McMaster alumna and donor
- Stephen M. Collins, associate dean, Research, Faculty of Health Sciences
- McMaster Marauders Hall of Fame member Ron Foxcroft
- Jack Gauldie, a celebrated researcher and professor of pathology and molecular biology
- alumnus and former McMaster Chancellor Mel Hawkrigg
- McMaster alumna Jan Lukas
- McMaster alumna Carolyn A. Milne
- alumnus Edward Minich, former chair of McMaster’s board of governors
- Don Pether, former chair of McMaster’s board of governors
- Therese Quigley, McMaster’s former director of athletics and recreation
Other members of the McMaster community who have received the Diamond Jubilee medal this year include:
- former McMaster President and Vice-Chancellor Peter George
- former chair of McMaster’s board of governors Douglas Barber
- alumna HooJung Jones, for her work on behalf of Canadian and American veterans of the Korean War
- alumna and founder of War Child Canada Samantha Nutt
- alumnus Eugene Levy
More information about the Diamond Jubilee Medal is available at www.gg.ca/diamondjubilee