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June 09, 2005
City Awards Have U of G Ties
The University of Guelph was well-represented at the sixth annual Guelph Awards of Excellence Wednesday night. The popular community gala recognizes leadership, service and dedication by local citizens.
President Alastair Summerlee received one of four Mayor’s Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions and commitment. Summerlee was honoured for his philanthropic, educational, cultural and community endeavours. These include being a past board chair of St. John’s-Kilmarnock School, helping to guide the University’s United Way campaign, and, most recently, chairing the Loretto Convent Task Force.
Another Mayor’s Award went to Doug Gamsby, a longtime member of the Guelph Rotary Club, who has been an active supporter of equine research at U of G.
The Guelph Partnership for Innovation Award of Excellence went to Norris Hoag, a U of G alumnus and Honorary Fellow of the University, and former assistant deputy minister of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Hoag was recognized for starting the Guelph Partnership for Innovation, which fosters the development of the agri-food and life sciences sectors in Guelph.
Another U of G alumnus, Michael Dodgson, received the Guelph Chamber of Commerce New Member of the Year Award. Dodgson, who owns ReviveSolutions.com, was recognized for his wide involvement in chamber activities.
The University’s Faculty of Management created and sponsored the Workplace Education Award,which recognizes an organization that supports post-secondary education through employee tuition reimbursement or co-op work placements. Crompton Co./Cie Research Laboratories, a 61-year-old Guelph company, earned the distinction.
The annual gala awards are sponsored by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and its partners.