Hon. Gregory Sorbara to be installed as 13th Chancellor of York University on Friday, June 13

TORONTO, June 12, 2014 – Hon. Gregory Sorbara, former provincial cabinet minister, will be installed as the next Chancellor of York University at a ceremony on Friday, June 13 at 10:30am. Media are invited to cover the event, with opportunity for photography and broadcast coverage.

Sorbara, a lifelong public servant and politician, is appointed as York University’s 13th Chancellor for a three-year term. As ceremonial head of the University, Sorbara will serve as lead ambassador of York, preside over all convocation ceremonies and confer degrees.

WHAT: Installation of Hon. Gregory Sorbara as the 13th Chancellor of York University

WHERE: Rexall Centre, York University, Keele campus (Building 8 on the map)

WHEN: Friday, June 13, 10:30am

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York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York’s unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets us apart. A York U degree empowers graduates to thrive in the world and achieve their life goals through a rigorous academic foundation balanced by real-world experiential education. As a globally recognized research centre, York is fully engaged in the critical discussions that lead to innovative solutions to the most pressing local and global social challenges. York’s 11 faculties and 28 research centres are thinking bigger, broader and more globally, partnering with 288 leading universities worldwide. York’s community is strong − 55,000 students, 7,000 faculty and staff, and more than 250,000 alumni.

Media Contact: Joanne Rider, York University, 416-736- 5593, jrider@yorku.ca