'The World Needs You': Chancellor Michael Wilson, BCom ’59, addresses the Rotman Commerce Class of 2018
Presiding over his final convocation ceremony as Chancellor of the University of Toronto, the Honourable Michael H. Wilson, BCom ’59, exhorted the Rotman Commerce Class of 2018 to contribute to a better world through volunteerism and community service.
Quoting the Rotman Commerce Mission Statement, Wilson urged new graduates to take seriously the challenge of becoming “engaged citizens who contribute to the success of organizations and the betterment of communities in Canada and around the world.” Noting the difficult diplomatic relationships in politics and trade that are at the forefront in the news, he encouraged the assembly to work towards building strong communities in these complex times through community service. “This is what I’m asking of you,” he concluded. “Please do not give up on [volunteering]. Our world needs you.”
Chancellor Wilson is the 33rd Chancellor of the University of Toronto. His term concludes on June 30, 2018.
June 22, 2018