TCS to present prestigious awards on Reunion Weekend

Over the past two years, Trinity College School has proudly honoured community members through a new awards program that recognizes achievements by alumni, parents and friends of the School. The Sir William Osler Medal is the School’s highest honour, open to alumni, parents and friends of Trinity College School, in recognition of exceptional professional accomplishment and/or community service. The Colin T. Brown ’75 Leadership Medal is the School’s highest recognition of exceptional leadership and volunteer service to Trinity College School.

This year, the School is pleased to recognize the following for their leadership and achievements:

Sir William Osler Medal

The Honourable Justice W. Ian C. Binnie ’57: On October 20, 2011, Ian officially retired from his position as a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Over his 14 years on the Supreme Court, he participated in more than 950 cases and authored over 170 judgements. In a legal career spanning five decades, he has worked in courtrooms across Canada as well as the International Court of Justice. He continues to practice law today.

Dr. Charles Taylor ’49: A Rhodes Scholarship recipient, Charles is a widely published author and long-time lecturer at McGill University. He has won most of the leading awards for philosophers whose work has had global ramifications, including Japan’s Kyoto Prize, the Templeton Prize, the John W. Kluge Prize, the SSHRC Gold Medal for Achievement in Research and the Berggruen Prize.

Colin T. Brown ’75 Leadership Medal

John Gilbert ’56: A former governor of the School and currently an honorary trustee, John founded the New York Branch of TCS alumni in the 1970s and was a driving force in the creation of the TCS Fund Inc. (U.S). Recently, he has been a dedicated supporter of the School’s work towards environmental sustainability and conservation. John is the former chair and current director of the reinsurance brokerage, Holborn, and is active in a number of community organizations.

Geoff Dale P’72 (Retired Master): A long-time faculty member (1946-1983), Geoff is an honorary trustee and an honorary Old Boy of TCS, and has served as a respected ambassador, connecting alumni with the School. Geoff served in the United Kingdom and north-western Europe with the Toronto Scottish Regiment (MG) and was Staff Captain at 2nd Canadian Infantry Division HQ. He continues to be active in connecting our students, particularly our Junior School students, with Canadian military history.

Three of the four medals will be presented on May 27, 2017 at Reunion Weekend.