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The Order of Ontario insignia. The main badge consists of a gold medallion in the form of a stylized trillium, the official provincial flower. The obverse is white enamel with gold edging, bearing at its centre the escutcheon of the arms of Ontario, all surmounted by a St. Edward's Crown symbolizing the Canadian monarch's role as the fount of honour. The order's ribbon is patterned with vertical stripes in red, green, white, and gold, reflecting the colours within the provincial coat of arms.

Eight York alumni appointed to Order of Ontario

A total of eight York University alumni and honorary alumni are among those invested with the Order of Ontario for 2020 and 2019. The Order of Ontario honours individuals whose exceptional achievements have left a lasting legacy in the province, in Canada, and beyond. Members of the Order of Ontario come from all walks of life, represent diverse fields of endeavour, and have played an important role in shaping the province.

Read more about the York alumni appointed to the Order of Ontario.

Alumnus Evan Morgan (BFA '08) with actors Adam Brody and Sophie Nélisse in  The Kid Detective.

Alumni Spotlight: Evan Morgan (BFA '08)

Alumnus Evan Morgan (BFA ’08), a graduate of York’s film program, has a lot to celebrate. His film The Kid Detective, named by TIFF as one of 10 best Canadian features and shorts of 2020, is bringing in rave reviews. While in the York film and video program, Evan Morgan (BFA ’08) developed his voice as a writer and filmmaker while part of a tight-knit community. With “a penchant for dark humour,” he embraced his fate as a director, as the modest beginnings of a dark comedy short film loomed in the background.

Read Evan's story.

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From funding desperately needed scholarships and research to creating world-class facilities and groundbreaking teaching methods, donations to York University help make it one of Canada’s leading universities. Your generosity is helping create a new generation of Canadian leaders who will not only go on to change their community, but continue the tradition of supporting York University and its students in the future.


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