Alumnus William (Bill) J. Young '72 Receives Order of Canada - July 3, 2013

Mr. Bill Young '72, was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada on June 28, 2013 by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. One of Canada's highest civilian honours, the Order of Canada honours a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to our nation.

Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada recognizes individuals in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet all have enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country.

Bill received the Order of Canada for his countless contributions to Canadian society and for his innovative achievements as a social entrepreneur and philanthropist.

In 2001, after a successful career in business and accounting, Bill switched gears and opted to fully invest in social enterprise and philanthropy. He founded Social Capital Partners, a non-profit organization that breaks down barriers to improve employment opportunities and outcomes for youth, new Canadians, persons with disabilities, aboriginals and single parents. Today, Bill is nationally recognized as one of Canada's first social entrepreneurs.

Bill holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He currently sits as an advisor on a variety of boards for social enterprises and community organizations, as well as being a member of the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance.

For a complete list of recipients and a full description of this prestigious honour, visit the Governor General of Canada website at

Steve Paikin '78 Named Chancellor of Laurentian University - July 3, 2013

Broadcast journalist, author and documentary filmmaker - HSC graduate Steve Paikin '78 can now add the prestigious title of University Chancellor to his long list of credentials. On June 25, 2013 Laurentian University.s Senate and Board of Governors unanimously endorsed Paikin.s appointment as Chancellor, after a request for nominations from the University community. His installation as Chancellor takes place this October during convocation ceremonies in Sudbury, Ontario.

Paikin will be Laurentian University's second Chancellor, succeeding Madame Aline Chrétien. He has strong ties to the University and to Sudbury. He is best known as the anchor and senior editor of TVO.s flagship current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin. He first joined TVO in 1992 after working more than three years as a city hall reporter for Toronto radio station CHFI, and then as a news reporter and anchor with CBC Toronto for seven years.

He has produced and hosted a variety of current affairs programs for Ontario's educational broadcaster for over two decades, and is well-known as the moderator of provincial and federal leaders' debates during several election campaigns. He is the author of four books about Canadian politics, including his latest, Paikin and the Premiers, available in September 2013. Paikin has also produced a number of feature-length documentaries, including the award-winning "Return to the Warsaw Ghetto." In 2012 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Laurentian, and was presented with a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Laurentian's Chancellor acts as an ambassador for the university. Paikin will preside over convocation ceremonies and other important events, represent the university at external events, engage in profile-raising and advancement activities, champion Laurentian and higher education, and provide advice to the President.

Max Lindsay '12 Wins Memorial Cup with Halifax Mooseheads - May 26, 2013

On Sunday, May 26, 2013, Max Lindsay '12 and his Halifax Mooseheads teammates outscored the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 to capture the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, SK.

The top two teams in the Canadian Hockey League faced off in the Memorial Cup Final. Portland scored two goals late in the third period to bring the game within one goal, but Halifax.s Nathan MacKinnon hit the back of an empty net at 19:37 to seal the deal.

The Mooseheads hoisted the Memorial Cup over their heads to cap a spectacular season with only 12 losses in their 89 games.

Lindsay, a left wing, played in 51 games this season, scoring six goals and two assists. After the game Linsday tweeted, "Memorial Cup Champs, best feeling in the world. Absolutely unreal. The Cup is coming to Haliwood! #CyaSoonAncaster."

HSC would like to welcome Max home and congratulate him and his teammates on their exciting Memorial Cup victory.

Please click here to read the Hamilton Spectator's interview with Max.

HSC Amongst BASEF’s Best - March 23, 2013

Over 400 of the areas best and brightest young scientists filled the halls at HSC from Wednesday, March 20 to Saturday, March 23, 2013 for the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF).

The annual event awards cash, prizes and scholarships worth more than $150,000.00 to the participants who range in age from Grades 7 to 12.

Grade 8 student Haydn Wain-Lowe was ranked as one of the top 16 students at the fair. He will now represent HSC at the Canada Wide Science Fair that will take place in Lethbridge, Alberta from May 11-18, 2013.

HSC was awarded the trophy for the Top Elementary School and our students were awarded 21 merit awards.

For a full list of award winners, please click here.

Gold Merit Awards:
Haydn Wain-Lowe

Silver Merit Awards:
Lukas Bauer
Kevin Boenisch
Kieran Hussey
Nicholas Klid
Kenji Marshall
Krishnan Shyamkumar

Bronze Merit Awards:
Mark Belostotsky
Michael Curtis
Brooke Dolny
Holly Hamilton
Sydney Hobbes
Daniel Jolic
Christopher Kolios
Gabrielle Lamy
Thomas Lim
Tosin Mohammed
Isabelle Rotsaert
Brooke Rowland
Sarah Williams-Habibi
Liam Younger

HSC Student-Athlete Signs to Join Bryant University Soccer Program

Surrounded by HSC coaches and his parents, Grade 12 student-athlete Curtis Orth signed a Letter of Intent on February 12, 2013 to play soccer at Bryant University (Division I) in Smithfield, Rhode Island this fall.

“HSC wishes Curtis all the best at Bryant University,” said HSC Athletic Director Paul Masotti. “Our mission at HSC is to help our student-athletes accomplish their athletic and academic pursuits and we couldn’t be more excited for him.”

Congratulations Curtis!





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