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Honorary Life Member

honorary life member celebration


THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2022

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COCKTAILS 5:00pm
DINNER AND CELEBRATION —  6:00pm 
RECOGNITION CEREMONY7:00pm

Please note: In the event of increased public health limits to in-person events, the Honorary Life Member Celebration will still occur. Any tickets purchased to the in-person event will be transferred to the virtual option with a prepared meal.


You can support this event and participate in three ways

IN-PERSON ($150)

  • Includes cocktail hour in the Science North Special Exhibits Hall and dinner in the Vale Cavern with Recognition Ceremony

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LOCAL VIRTUAL ($150)

  • Includes fully-prepared dinner available for pickup at Science North, access to virtual cocktail hour, and access to live stream of Recognition Ceremony

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OUT OF TOWN VIRTUAL ($100)

  • Includes access to virtual cocktail hour and access to live stream of Recognition Ceremony

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➔ Proceeds from our Honorary Life Member Award events are used to benefit and inspire people across Northern Ontario to be engaged in the science in the world around them


➔ Proceeds from this fundraiser support the establishment of the Dick DeStefano Accessibility Fund for Dynamic Earth and the Major Meagan McGrath Girls in STEM Fund

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ABOUT THIS YEAR'S HONOREES

Dick DeStefano

dick destefanoDick DeStefano founded and is the retired Executive Director of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association, now called MineConnect. Dick has been a passionate supporter and champion of Dynamic Earth and Science North. Previously at Garson-Falconbridge High School and as a counselor / professor at Cambrian College, Dick’s career path was followed by his role as Commissioner on the Canadian Radio and Television Commission.


Major Meagan McGrath

major meagan mcgrathSince 2002, Major Meagan McGrath has summited many peaks throughout the world in her quest to climb the “Seven Summits”. In May 2007, Meagan summited Mount Everest and was supported by Science North to do so, achieving her goal to climb the Seven Summits. A past Science North science camp participant, Meagan attributes being in a STEM career to Science North. A proud Sudburian, Meagan enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1995, she graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 2000, with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry).


about the honorary life member award

 

The Honorary Life Member Award was instituted in 1984 by the Board of Trustees of Science North to recognize individuals who(se):

  • Have made an outstanding contribution to science  

  • Have contributed to the popularization of science

  • Have had an impact in the geographic area served by Science North

  • Work has supported the objectives of Science North

  • Are regarded as role models in Science North

  • Have made a sustained effort in inspiring an appreciation of science and technology

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PAST HONOREES

2018

  • Dr. E. Douglas Hallman

 

  • Amadeo Parissenti

 

2015

  • Rick Bartolucci  

2011 

  • Jim Marchbank 

2000

  • Robert Cassibo
  • Dr. William Patrick Fay
  • Dr. Fraser Mustard

1997

  • Dr. Joseph MacInnis
  • Dr. Art McDonald

1996

  • Honourable Douglas Frith
  • Bob Rae
  • Dr. Lloyd Reed
  • Tom Semadeni

1995

  • Georges Brossard
  • Dr. Philip Currie
  • Dr. Melville Brockett Fenton
  • David H. Levy
  • Peter Pula

1992

  • Dr. Roberta Bondar
  • Robert G. Gougeon
  • Dr. Larry Seeley

1991 

  • Rachelle Beauchamp
  • W. (Bill) Keller
  • Donald Phillips
  • W.B. (Bill) Plaunt

1990

  • Dr. Walter F. Davidson
  • Dr. Ursula Franklin
  • T.L. Hennessy
  • Grace Rumball
  • Dr. Helen Sawyer Hogg

1989 

  • Gyula Borbely
  • Dr. Gerhard Herzberg
  • James T. Miller
  • Dr. John Tuzo Wilson

1988 

  • Dr. Walter Curlook
  • Omer Gagnon
  • Dr. Brian Kaye
  • Dr. John Scarratt

1987

  • Dr. Paul Field
  • Thomas H. Peters
  • Keith Winterhalder

1986

  • George Lund
  • Dr. David Pearson

1985

  • J. Edwin Carter
  • Honourable William Davis
  • Honourable Robert Desmarais
  • Delki Dozzi
  • Honourable Judy Erola

1984

  • Alex Baumann
  • Jeno Tihanyi

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