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Friday January 19
The purpose of this scholarship is to highlight a student’s achievement and commitment to utilize his/her voice to make a positive change and to better their community, the world, their future and the future of the generations to come. Peter Mansbridge was the Chief Correspondent of CBC News. He anchored CBC's flagship nightly news program, The National, and all CBC News specials. He was also host of CBC Newsworld's “Mansbridge: One on One”. In 2008, Peter Mansbridge was named an officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. He was cited, “For his contributions to broadcasting, for his commitment to helping Canadians better understand their country and the world and for his dedication to literacy and Canada’s youth.” Born in London, England in 1948, Mr. Mansbridge was educated in Ottawa and served in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1966 and 1967. He began his career in 1968 in Churchill, Manitoba where he helped develop CBC Radio's news service to northern Canada. He became Chief Correspondent and anchor of The National in 1988. In 40 years with CBC News, Peter Mansbridge has provided comprehensive coverage of the most significant stories in Canada and around the world. During his decorated career, Mr. Mansbridge has received 12 Gemini Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism, a number of honourary degrees from universities across the country and has been recognized by leading universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been a Fellow at Yale, and has lectured at Oxford. Mr. Mansbridge has most recently been installed as the Chancellor of Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.
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