THUNDER BAY – Former Confederation College President, Pat Lang, was recognized by Minister of Training Colleges and Universities, Glen Murray, at a luncheon Monday as part of the Colleges Ontario Higher Education Summit.
Cited as an innovator and leader for Confederation as well as colleges throughout Ontario, Minister Murray presented the award to both Pat Lang and Ivan Filion from College Boreal.
Confederation and Boreal culinary faculty and students prepared a variety of truffles for those in attendance, recognizing the two lifetime award recipients on behalf of each of their colleges.
President Jim Madder and colleagues from Confederation College also recognized four distinguished alumni at this year’s Colleges Ontario Premier’s Awards evening.
Over 100 alumni from the 24 colleges in Ontario were honoured during an evening ceremony. All were nominated for the annual Premier’s Awards.
“This event allows each of us the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates,” said Madder. “We are extremely proud of our alumni and in what they have each achieved in their careers and lives.”
The four honorees this year included:
James Parker, Computer Analysis and Programming, 1992- Enterprise & Partner Group-Central and Eastern Europe, Microsoft
Ian Lang, Law and Security, 1972- Fire Chief, Central York Fire Services.
Heather Dahlstrom, Film Production, 1999-Producer, Project Development Partner, Torch/Head Productions
Malcolm MacIver, Electrical Engineering Technician, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Lee Chambers, Film Professor and Producer/Director Make it Short film project/Confederation College, was also honoured as an alumnus of Sault College.