Flags lowered in memory of Tom Weisz

McMaster University’s flags are lowered today in memory of alumnus and former Board of Governors member Tom Weisz, who passed away on July 7, 2024.

Weisz was an outstanding business and community leader who made important contributions to the university and the city of Hamilton.

In 1967, he graduated from McMaster with a degree in economics, before becoming a lawyer.

In 1978, Weisz co-founded the Effort Trust Company and then founded the law firm Weisz, Rocchi & Scholes.

He served on McMaster’s Board of Governors as the Chair of the Planning and Building Committee (now known as the Planning and Resources Committee) from 2002 to 2016, and as a member of the cabinet for the Athletics and Recreation Campaign.

A dedicated community volunteer, Weisz was the Chairman of the Hamilton Future Fund and served on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and was a governor of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, in addition to serving in many other volunteer capacities.

Click here to learn more about Tom Weisz.