One of Canada’s most respected architects, Raymond Moriyama was born in Vancouver and educated in Vancouver, Tokyo, Slocan Valley, B.C. and at Westdale Collegiate in Hamilton, Ont. He received his bachelor of architecture from the University of Toronto in 1954 and his master of architecture in urban design from McGill University in 1957.
Among Moriyama’s many award-winning projects are: the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, the Ontario Science Centre, the Toronto Reference Library, the Scarborough Civic Centre, the Bata Shoe Museum and the Bank of Montreal Institute for Learning, all in Toronto; Science North in Sudbury, Ont.; the Canadian embassy in Tokyo; and the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. He's also the visionary behind the long-range plans to revitalize Niagara Falls, Ont.
Since founding his own firm, Moriyama & Teshima Architects, in 1958, he has received many honours, including: the RAIC Gold Medal, presented by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, which is the highest national honour bestowed upon an individual architect; an honorary fellowship of the American Institute of Architects; the Confederation of Canada Medal; the Golden Jubilee Medal; and a lifetime achievement award from the Arts Foundation of Greater Toronto. He's an officer of the Order of Canada and has received the Order of Ontario and the Order of Rising Sun Gold Rays with Rosette, Japan.
Moriyama was honoured with a UCC Fellowship on May 25, 2007 during the Upper School leaving ceremony.
Hon. Michael Wilson '55
UCC Fellowship recipient - 2007
The Honourable Michael Wilson was first elected to the House of Commons in 1979. He served as minister of finance from 1984 to 1991 and then became minister of industry, science and technology, and minister for international trade. During his tenure as a cabinet member, he represented Canada at the International Monetary Fund, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the G7 ministers’ meetings.
Prior to serving as Canada’s 22nd ambassador to the United States from 2006 to 2009, Wilson was chairman of UBS Canada. Before joining UBS in 2001, he was responsible for RBC Financial Group’s institutional asset management business, and he served as a vice-chairman of RBC Dominion Securities.
Wilson is active in a number of professional and community organizations, including: NeuroScience Canada Partnership, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, and the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. He's an officer of the Order of Canada and has honorary degrees from the University of Toronto and York University. He graduated from Upper Canada College in 1955, and his two sons attended UCC in the 1980s.
Wilson was honoured with a UCC Fellowship on June 15, 2007 during the Preparatory School graduation ceremony.
Dr. John R. Evans
UCC Fellowship recipient - 2010
Dr. John R. Evans received his undergraduate medical training at the University of Toronto (M.D. 1952) and engaged in specialty training in internal medicine and cardiology in London, England, Boston and Toronto. Following five years as a member of the department of medicine at U of T and consulting physician at the Toronto General Hospital, he was appointed as the founding dean of the McMaster University Faculty of Medicine in Hamilton, Ont. He served as president of the University of Toronto from 1972 to 1978. He undertook a study of education for public health and population-based medicine supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to U of T in 1979. Evans served as director of the population, health and nutrition department of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. from 1979 to 1983. He returned to Toronto in 1983 as chairman and chief executive officer of Allelix Inc., a biotechnical research company.
Evans is past chairman of these organizations: MaRS Discovery District, Toronto; Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto; Canada Foundation for Innovation, Ottawa; Torstar Corporation, Toronto; Alcan Inc., Montreal; and Walter and Duncan Gordon Charitable Foundation. He also served on the board of trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation, Global Stewardship Initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Evans is a companion of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a laureate of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and the Business Hall of Fame. He was awarded the 2002 F.N.G. Starr Award, the highest honour of the Canadian Medical Association, and the 2007 Henry G. Freisen International Prize in Health Research for his longstanding contributions to medical sciences.
Johann Olav Koss was born in Drammen, Norway and is considered by many to be the best speed skater of all time. He won a gold and a silver medal in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France and three gold medals in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Koss had 23 World Cup wins and captured four overall World Cup titles. He was named Sports Illustrated magazine's sportsman of the year in 1994.
After his speed skating career, Koss trained as a physician at the University of Queensland in Australia. He became a UNICEF ambassador and was a member of the International Olympic Committee until 2002. He's now based in Toronto and is CEO of the Canadian-based international humanitarian organization, Right To Play. Koss completed his rxecutive MBA at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management in the University of Toronto and has honorary doctor of laws degrees from Brock University and University of Calgary.
Koss started coaching the Norwegian speed skating team in 2009.
Ted Turner has been making an impact internationally since forming a media empire more than 30 years ago that included CNN, WTBS, MGM/UA Entertainment, TNT and Cartoon Network, as well as operating professional sports and entertainment franchises, launching a growing restaurant chain and owning more land in the United States than any other person except one. He was the first media figure to be named Time magazine’s man of the year in 1991.
Turner is just as well known for his philanthropy, which includes donating $1 billion to the United Nations Foundation, founding the Goodwill Games to promote peace through sports, launching the Turner Endangered Species Fund and the Turner Foundation to protect and restore the environment, as well as becoming a major supporter of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Captain Planet Foundation.