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June 15, 2011

Sonia and Arthur Labatt receive honorary degrees from University of Toronto

SickKids and SickKids Foundation congratulate two of our most visionary donors on the receipt of their Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) degrees from the University of Toronto on June 13.
Mary Jo Haddad joined the academic procession and represented SickKids and the Foundation at U of T’s Convocation Hall to celebrate the philanthropic and public service achievements of Sonia and Arthur Labatt.

Long-time supporters of SickKids, the Labatts are generous funders of the Labatt Family Heart Centre and the Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre - both centres of breakthroughs in care, research and education. The Labatts’ convocation address are posted at www.utoronto.ca/convocation-2011.htm.

Dr. Sonia Labatt, PhD, is an adjunct faculty member at the Centre for Environment at the University of Toronto, focusing on issues of corporate environmental management. Her volunteer activities include directorships at the National Ballet of Canada, the Wellesley Hospital Foundation, the Art Gallery of Ontario and World Wildlife Fund Canada. Dr. Labatt was also a member of the Board of Trustees at SickKids.

Dr. Arthur Labatt is co-founder of Trimark Financial Corporation and a past Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996 and has held directorships at SickKids Foundation, Parkinson Foundation of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, Young People’s Theatre, Toronto French School and the African Medical and Research Foundation. Dr. Labatt is also a SickKids kid.