Feb 01, 2010
Mayor Hazel McCallion will receive an honorary degree from the University of Toronto at the
Universitys convocation ceremony, at Convocation Hall in Toronto on June 7th.
"This is such a tremendous honour for me," said Mayor Hazel McCallion. "I have
always believed that each of us has a responsibility to try to make a positive difference in
the world and it has been my privilege to serve the residents of the City of Mississauga for
over 30 years. I have always lived by the adage, 'To whom much is given, much is expected' and
will continue to do my best to make the most of the opportunities and blessings given to me to
The University will confer 11 honorary degrees to individuals whose accomplishments in
community, national and international service are of such excellence that they provide, through
example, inspiration and leadership to the graduates of the University. Mayor McCallion is
being recognized for her community support.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses,
including 61 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices.
A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in
the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers
for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing
its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation,
operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: "Leading
Today for Tomorrow."
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