Diamond Jubilee Medals Awarded to Tyndale Faculty and Board Members

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Two members of the Tyndale community were awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal this year as The Commonwealth celebrates sixty years of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Dr. C. Brad Faught, Tyndale University College Professor and Andrew Williams, Member of Tyndale’s Board of Directors both received their medals at ceremonies earlier this year.

According to the website of the Governor General of Canada, “The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.” The medal is awarded to Canadians who “Have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada.”

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, presented Andrew Williams with his Diamond Jubilee medal at a special ceremony at Queen’s Park. In addition to being a member of Tyndale’s board, Andrew Williams is the Program Officer for Yonge Street Mission (YSM). Andrew has volunteered in various programs, including the New Hope Fellowship and the Children’s Breakfast Club. He was appointed to YSM’s Board of Directors in 2008, serving for three years before he joined YSM’s staff.

Dr. Faught received his medal from The Royal Canadian Geographical Society which was selected as a partner organization by Rideau Hall. “Receiving the medal was an honour, of course, since the Crown is such an intrinsic part of Canadian history,” says Dr. Faught. “But having it come through the auspices of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society—a great national organization of which I'm privileged to be a fellow—made it that much more meaningful and personal.”

To find out more about the Diamond Jubilee Medal go to the Governor General’s website.


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