WeirFoulds LLP is thrilled to announce that our Partner Emeritus John McKellar, CM QC, will receive an Alumni of Influence Award from his alma mater, University College at the University of Toronto.
The Alumni of Influence Award was established in 2012 to honour UC alumni who have made “extraordinary contributions to their community and/or field”. Nominated candidates are assessed by a committee that considers the candidate’s “contributions to their professional field at an international, national or local level as well as their volunteerism within the wider community and their philanthropy”.
John has a broad practice area covering most commercial, corporate and non-profit matters. he has advised on transactions ranging from modest sizes to those of over a billion dollars. An avid supporter of the arts, he has provided pro bono advice to artists, arts groups and over 50 non-profit organizations. John is Board Chair of the Toronto Arts Council, Vice-Chairman of the Ontario Arts Foundation, Chairman of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, among other arts community leadership roles.
John and the 13 other winners will be honoured at a celebration dinner at Hart House on November 6, 2014. This year’s winners include Professor Joyce Zemans of York University, author Erna Paris and The Honourable Bob Rae.
Congratulations, John, on this wonderful honour!