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Distinguished Alumni/ae Award

The Emmanuel College Alumni/ae Association established the Emmanuel College Distinguished Alumni/ae Award in 2008 to honour and bring attention to graduates of the College whose vision and leadership have distinguished them through extraordinary and exemplary ministry to the church, academy, or society at large. Such recent or lifetime service and contribution can be at the local, national or international level.

2018 Distinguished Alumni/ae Award Recipient Announced

For lifetime achievement at the local, national and international level, The Rev. Dr. Anne Simmonds Emm 9T6 was named winner of the Distinguished Alumni/ae Award for Emmanuel College. She has a Master of Divinity from Trinity College and a Doctor of Ministry from Emmanuel College. Simmonds serves various communities in myriad ways as a facilitator, educator, artist, former nurse and theologian. She is well known for her extensive work as a spiritual counsellor with the dying and bereaved. “It has given me a passion for encouraging people to cherish life in all its fullness, the pain as well as the joy. I am passionate about caring for individual health as well as that of the planet... my desire was to bring the lessons learned from the land of the dying, to the land of the living,” she writes. Ordained with the United Church of Canada in 1987, Simmonds served as director of chaplaincy at the former Wellesley Hospital and at Rosedale United and Metropolitan United. She is currently a spiritual director and counsellor, teaches two courses at Emmanuel College and offers retreats and workshops. Simmonds received her Distinguished Alumni/ae Award at Alumni/ae Day on May 6, 2019.

Do you know an Emmanuel grad who is making a significant contribution to society? Nominate him or her for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni/ae Award. The nomination deadline is November 30, 2019.


Past Winners

2017 S. Peter Wyatt Vic 6T6, Emm 8T3

2016  William (Bill) Lord Emm 6T3

2015 John Thompson Emm 7T1

2014 Nan Hudson Emm 8T9

2013  Malcolm Sinclair Emm 7T0

2012  C. Douglas Jay Emm 5T0

2011 Don Gillies Emm 5T9

2010  Glenys Huws Emm 6T8

2009  Bessie E. Lane Emm 6T0

2008 Bruce McLeod

Alumni/ae Service Award

The Emmanuel College Alumni/ae Association developed the Alumni/ae Service Award in 2017 to bring recognition and honour to the noteworthy accomplishments of Emmanuel College Alumni/ae.

Award recipients were honoured during Alumni/ae Day on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Award Recipients

Barry F.H. Cooke Emm 5T7
Bruce Gregersen Emm 9T6, 9T9
John Joseph Mastandrea Emm 8T9, 0T0
Judith (Robinson) Russo Emm 0T6
Janet L. (White) Stobie Emm 8T9

 Nominations for the next round of Awards will be accepted until November 30, 2019. 


Past Recipients

Richard G. Chambers Emm 8T6—for his work at the Multifaith Centre and interfaith community support;

Leslie Dawson Emm 8T7—for her chaplaincy service in the Canadian military;

Cheri DiNovo Emm 9T5, 0T2—for her work in public service and advocacy;

John McTavish Vic 6T3, Emm 6T6—for his work in congregational ministry and writing;

Peter Newbery, C.M., O.B.C., Vic 6T1, Emm 6T6—for his service to rural and Indigenous communities in B.C.;

Lee Simpson Vic 7T4, Emm 0T5—for her work in publishing and congregational ministry.