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Honorary degree citation - Lawrence S. Bloomberg

By: Gary Johns, June 1996

Mr. Chancellor, I have the honor to present to you Lawrence S. Bloomberg, an outstanding business executive. He is currently president, chief executive officer and director of First Marathon Inc. He was one of the founders of First Marathon Securities Limited, in 1979.

Prior to joining First Marathon, Mr. Bloomberg was vice-president and director of institutional equity sales with Pitfield Mackay Ross Limited. From 1965 to 1975, he held a number of positions with Nesbitt Thomson and Company, including head of research and vice-president and director of institutional equity sales.

M. Bloomberg est né à Montréal. Il a obtenu, en 1963, un B.Comm. de l'Université Sir George Williams et, en 1965, un MBA de l'Université McGill. Il a reçu, en 1970, le titre de Chartered Financial Analyst.

He is a member of the Business Council on National Issues and the C.D. Howe Institute, and a past member of the board of governors of the Toronto Stock Exchange. His current directorships include the Toronto International Film Festival, the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation, the Investment Dealers Association of Canada, and Cinram Ltd. As a past member of the international Young Presidents Organization, he has now joined the ranks of the Chief Executive Officers Organization.

He has also been actively involved in United Jewish Appeal and United Way campaigns, and also serves on the board of governors of Mount Sinai Hospital and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Mr. Bloomberg resides in Toronto with his wife Francis and their three children Bonnie, Deborah and Jonathan.

Mr. Chancellor, it is my privilege and a personal pleasure to present to you, on behalf of Senate and by the authority of the Board Of Governors, Lawrence Bloomberg, so that you may confer on him the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

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