Ryerson University to award Honorary Doctorate to Canadian hotel magnate Christiane Germain
June 11, 2012
Ryerson University will award an honorary doctorate to hotelier Christiane Germain, in recognition of her contributions to the Canadian hospitality industry. She will receive a Doctor of Commerce degree from the Ted Rogers School of Management on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
A pioneer of boutique-hotels in Canada, Groupe Germain Hospitalité’s establishments are located across Canada and distinguished by their impeccable hospitality and elegant style. The company’s unique business model is based on a strategy of vertical integration and organic growth that allows it to retain full control over its destiny and full mastery of the exceptional product it delivers.
Germain is an active member on several boards of directors; she currently serves on the boards of Loblaw Companies Ltd., Groupe Le Massif, the Institute for Governance of Private and Public organizations and the Banff Centre. She is also involved in fundraising to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada and Centraide Montréal.
Germain is a Chevalière of the Ordre National du Québec and was the recipient of the Canadian Entrepreneur Hotelier Award.
WHAT: Honorary degree presentation and convocation address
WHEN: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard St. E. Toronto
For a full list of the notable Canadians to receive an honorary degree from Ryerson University this spring, please visit: http://www.ryerson.ca/news/media/General_Public/20120321_ma_hondocs.html
Note: Media are invited to attend the convocation ceremonies. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Johanna VanderMaas.
Office: 416-979-5000 x 4630
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