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Atom Egoyan Establishes Innis Scholarship

U of T Arbor Awards recognize volunteers for their outstanding personal service to the university

Atom Egoyan (BA 1982 Trinity) might have been busy directing his new movie, Chloe, this year, but he also found time to establish a scholarship for graduate students at U of T’s Cinema Studies Institute and to mentor students at Innis College. Egoyan was one of 69 recipients of U of T’s Arbor Awards, which recognize volunteers for their outstanding personal service to the university. The ceremony took place in September at the President’s Residence.

Other Arbor Award recipients include Miriam Kaufman, a member of the advisory board of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University College for over 10 years. Kaufman helped launch the centre’s mentorship pro¬gram, and is a mentor herself. Dan Feraday (BA 1982 St. Michael’s), one of the most successful quarterbacks in Varsity Blues football history, has helped with promotions and game-day operations, and has recruited and mentored Blues players and coaches. For 36 years, Rob West (BASc 1981) has helped engineering students mount the faculty’s annual musical-comedy revue, Skule Nite. The Engineering Alumni Council member has served as a writer, stage manager, director and self-described “fossil” (director emeritus) for the revue.

An Arbor Award was granted posthumously to Sister Marion Norman IBVM (BA 1939 St. Michael’s, MA 1940). The former professor of English at St. Michael’s College was a mentor to undergraduate women in residence, and a founding instructor and member of the St. Michael’s College Council for continuing education.

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