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Seneca graduate Charles (Spider) Jones and former professor Sue Carstairs have been appointed to the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour.

Feb. 27, 2020

Seneca graduate Charles (Spider) Jones and former professor Sue Carstairs have been appointed to the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour.

Mr. Jones, who graduated from Radio & Television Broadcasting in 1982, is a Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame member, journalist, author and three-time Golden Glove Champion. He has dedicated his life to improving impoverished youth by sharing his life experiences. Through his Believe to Achieve non-profit organization, he supports kids in after-school personal development and mentorship programs.

Ms. Carstairs, who taught in Seneca’s Veterinary Technician diploma program, is a trained veterinarian and wildlife custodian known for her work as the “turtle doctor” who brought wildlife to students. She is the executive and medical director of the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (home of Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre) and dedicates herself to saving, rehabilitating and protecting Ontario’s turtles and educating others about the importance of turtles to Ontario wetlands.

Mr. Jones and Ms. Carstairs are among 21 new appointments to the Order of Ontario.

Read the government’s full release