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Learning Commons celebrates naming of Lorna R. Marsden Salon

The salon in the Learning Commons at Scott Library celebrated York President Emerita Lorna Marsden. York administration, supporters, alumni, friends, faculty and staff recently joined Marsden to celebrate the dedication at a ceremony and reception.

Dr. Marsden was recognized for her important role in helping to get the Learning Commons off the ground. The space was made possible by the Enhancement Fund for York University Libraries created upon her retirement in 2007, and supported generously by the York community.

York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri praised Marsden as a champion of infrastructure, presiding over major construction projects that have changed the face of the University, including the Seymour Schulich Building and the Accolade Building. “York University now boasts so many great, modern buildings across its campuses, largely thanks to Lorna’s efforts, so our gratitude goes far beyond this space alone,” said Shoukri.

“York is very fortunate that Lorna continues to be part of the University community even after a decade of service as president,” said Shoukri. “She is truly a talented and passionate individual with a tremendous commitment to this institution.”

Marsden served as York’s sixth president and vice-chancellor from 1997 to 2007 and remains an active volunteer and supporter.

Details and photos of this event can be found:

http://www.yorku.ca/yfile/archive/index.asp?Article=16686