York University mourns former Chancellor, esteemed philanthropist Avie Bennett


On behalf of York University, I would like to express my deepest condolences on the loss of Avie Bennett, former Chancellor of York University, and esteemed philanthropist, business person, and publisher.

As Chancellor, and as an individual, his commitment to excellence, improved access to post-secondary education, and social responsibility were unwavering.  He also had an unparalleled commitment to students and their wellbeing and represented the best spirit of York University.

With the numerous Bennett Scholarships, he has left a legacy that will serve future students for years to come. Avie Bennett was kind, generous, and humble. He will be greatly missed.

Mamdouh Shoukri
President and Vice-Chancellor, York University

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Barbara Joy, York University Media Relations, 416 333-3374, barbjoy@yorku.ca