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York University announces $250,000 scholarship fund to honour Mississauga Mayor

TORONTO, September 7, 2001 - York University’s Canadian Centre for German and European Studies today announced the creation of The Hazel McCallion Scholarship Endowment Fund to honour Mississauga s long-serving Mayor.

The $250,000 Fund recognizes the major role that Mayor McCallion has played in bringing more than 100 German companies to Mississauga. In 1999, McCallion was presented with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of her work in fostering economic co-operation between Canada and Germany.

Professor Jeffrey Peck, director of the Centre, said that he is delighted to add this significant scholarship in the Mayor’s name to the Centre’s resources. "As a national liaison for building Canadian, German and European business and academic partnerships, the Centre is the appropriate body to recognize the Mayor. She has promoted economic expansion for German companies in Mississauga and for numerous international enterprises for more than two decades. Furthermore, recipients of the scholarship will constitute a pool of highly skilled future employees to take their places in industry and commerce," said Peck.

The Centre hopes to raise the funds for the scholarship in time for the 2002-2003 academic year. The set scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the Centre’s Graduate Diploma Program.

Siemens Canada Limited has already endorsed the project with a leadership gift. Steven K. Jones, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Relations at Siemens Canada expressed enthusiasm for the creation of the scholarship fund. "We are happy to be supporting the Centre and contributing to something bearing the name of a Mayor who has helped to forge strong cultural and economic ties between Canada and Germany," said Jones.

York’s Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, an initiative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), opened in 1997. Its mandate is: to educate the next generation of Canadian experts on Germany in its European context via a graduate diploma course of study; to stimulate and conduct research on Germany and Europe especially in areas where Canadian and European interests intersect; and to promote educated social awareness in Canada of German and European issues.

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