Special Convocation and Public Lecture

BEYOND WATCHDOG: Engaging Business for Change
President Emeritus, WWF- Canada

January 19, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Isabel Bader Theatre
Free Admission
Call 416-585-4500 or
email vic.alumni@utoronto.ca to reserve your ticket

Monte Hummel O.C., President Emeritus, WWF Canada Hummelwill receive the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from Victoria University and will give a public lecture. His talk will address the leadership role businesses can play in creating responsible approaches to the environment and communities, suggesting solutions for positive change beyond statutory regulations.

Following the lecture, Mr. Hummel will join Mr. John Carrington Director of Kinross Gold Corporation and Mr. Randall Oliphant Vic 8T4, Executive Chairman of New Gold Inc. for a panel discussion to be moderated by Prof. Ingrid Stefanovic, Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto.

Reception to follow.

Monte Hummel Vic 6T9
In his distinguished career, Monte Hummel helped World Wildlife Fund - Canada remove 30 wildlife species from Canada’s official species at Risk list, and over 1000 new parks and wilderness areas were designated through WWF’s Endangered Spaces program, doubling the amount of protected area in Canada. Monte Hummel became WWF’s President in 2004 and continues to remain active with WWF.

John Carrington
John Carrington is a retired mining executive who prior to retirement was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation. In that capacity he was responsible for Barrick’s operations worldwide that included mines in North and South America, Australia and Tanzania. During his career he filled a variety of mining executive and operational roles in the Canadian mining industry including being President and CEO of Brunswick Mining and Smelting Inc. and Executive Vice President, Operations of Noranda Minerals Inc.

Currently, John is a Director of Kinross Gold Corporation. He has served as a Vice Chair on the Board of Trustees of Wycliffe College and as a member of the Board of World Vision Canada.

John holds a B.A.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Engineering (Mining) from McGill University. In 1966 he received a Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation scholarship and in 2003 he was awarded the Selwyn G. Blaylock Medal for excellence in technical and operational leadership from the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Randall Oliphant Vic 8T4
Mr. Oliphant is the Executive Chairman and a director of the Company. He is also a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Bear Resources Inc. Mr. Oliphant is on the Advisory Board of Metalmark Capital LLC (formerly Morgan Stanley Capital Partners), and serves on the boards of WesternZagros Resources Ltd. and Franco-Nevada Corporation. Since 2003, Mr. Oliphant has served on the boards of a number of public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations. From 1999 to 2003, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation. From 2006 to 2009, he was Chairman of Western Goldfields. Mr. Oliphant is a Chartered Accountant.

Ingrid Stefanovic
Dr. Ingrid Leman Stefanovic is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. She was the Director of the Centre for Environment (2005 - 2010). Her research interests relate to how taken for granted values and perceptions affect environmental decision making. She has served as Executive Co-Director of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy and is active in many academic and community-based initiatives, such as Chairing the UN University Toronto Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.She is a recipient of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Scholarship and Teaching, with past research and publications covering themes ranging from codes of ethics in provincial parks, to children’s perceptions of urban nature. A recent book is entitled "Safeguarding Our Common Future: Rethinking Sustainable Development" (SUNY 2000) and a book on "The Natural City: Re-Envisioning the Built Environment" is forthcoming through the University of Toronto Press.


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