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Seneca's President Emeritus Receives Prestigious Award

McGuinty Government Presents Lifetime Achievement Award

Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Dr. Rick Miner, President Emeritus, Seneca College has been awarded the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities' annual Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Ontario's college system.

Each year, Ontario recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and whose work has helped to promote excellence within the college system.

In addition to his extensive career in academia, Dr. Miner is an expert on management and organizational behaviours and on the issues that affect immigration, the skills shortage, innovation and commercialization. He is also exploring system-wide solutions regarding adult education and literacy. Dr. Miner served as Seneca President from August 2001 to July 2009.

The McGuinty government's Open Ontario plan is helping to build the most skilled and educated workforce in the world, giving Ontario the competitive edge in securing a strong economy for the future.

Quick Facts

  • Almost 85 per cent of 2008-09 college graduates were employed within six months of graduation.
  • In 2009-10, more than 200,000 students were enrolled full-time at Ontario colleges.
  • The Minister's Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2004.

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“Dr. Miner's leadership and dedication have brought attention to the important contribution colleges make to Ontario. His commitment to postsecondary education continues to provide great insight as Ontario develops a highly skilled and educated workforce, ready to meet the demands of the new economy.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

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