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Seneca’s President to be awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Toronto, February 6, 2013 – Seneca College President David Agnew will be awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his years of service to community throughout his extensive public, private and non-profit career.

President Agnew will be presented with the medal this evening at a Diamond Jubilee Gala at Roy Thomson Hall hosted by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The event will mark the closing of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Year.

“On behalf of all Senecans, I am proud that our President has been recognized with this honour,” said Bill Hogarth, Chair of Seneca’s Board of Governors. “David’s leadership exemplifies commitment to community, a value we at Seneca strive to live every day.”

In addition to his work at Seneca, President Agnew is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, member of the federal government's Science, Technology and Innovation Council, Vice Chair of Colleges Ontario and Chair of the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Coordinating Committee. He was also recently a member of the United Way of Toronto’s campaign cabinet.

Prior to joining Seneca in 2009, President Agnew held many distinguished positions including serving as the Secretary to Cabinet and Principal Secretary to the Premier, President and CEO of UNICEF Canada, the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments and the Executive Vice-President and Corporate Secretary for the Credit Union Central of Ontario.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created as part of the celebrations of the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne. The medal honours the significant contributions “to community and country” of Canadians. During the last year of celebrations, approximately 60,000 deserving Canadians have been recognized.

With campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas and certificates renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Combining the highest academic standards with practical, hands-on learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensures Seneca graduates are career-ready.

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