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Dr. Kevin  McCormick - Huntington University. Sudbury, ON, CA

Dr. Kevin McCormick

President | Huntington University

Sudbury, ON, CANADA

A champion for education, a humanitarian of distinction, an active volunteer and community builder, and a true global citizen.

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Dr. Kevin McCormick 10 Year Anniversary 2014 - Education - Kevin McCormick - Acceptance Speech Meet the man who made it his mission to return Canada's lost military medals

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Biography

Dr. Kevin McCormick is a Canadian citizen who continues to drive positive change in his community, country and around the globe. He is a passionate champion for education, a humanitarian of distinction, an avid volunteer, a community builder and a true global citizen. At present, he is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University in Greater Sudbury, the Honorary Colonel of the Irish Regiment of Canada, a Patron of St. John Ambulance - Ontario Council, and also devotes much of his time and talent to support

Kevin’s inspirational volunteerism spans four decades and focuses on a myriad of issues/causes ranging from education, humanitarian relief, immigration and refugee services, military, race relations, hospice care, homelessness, youth mentorship, and more. In recognition of his leadership in these areas, he has been named as the recipient of numerous honours and awards in Canada, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Italy. Recent honours include: Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland (2017), National Commendation – Minister of Veterans Affairs (2016), Palliative Care Leadership Award (2016), International Peace Medal – YMCA (2015), the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship (2014), the Community Builders Award for Excellence (2014), the Queen’s Diamond (2012) and Golden (2002) Jubilee Medals, and Canadian Professor of the Year (1999). Kevin is also an Officer in the Order of St. John (2010). In 2010 Kevin also became one of few Canadians to be named a Member of the Most Honourable Order of the Crown of Thailand, by the King, for his contributions to international education and humanitarianism. He has also been recognized with numerous citations from local governments, charitable groups and professional organizations.

Kevin also has a rich history of supporting the Canadian Forces members, Veterans and their families. Through Project Honour and Preserve, an international project initiated by Kevin, he has personally purchased hundreds of historic artifacts and donated them to groups such as museums, affiliated military units, Veterans’ associations, schools and veterans’ families. Recently, Kevin launched the Canada Heritage France Initiative, with project co-founder Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt. This new initiative, aims to raise awareness of the excellent Canada-France relations that exist between both countries, and highlight their common history, culture and shared values.

Industry Expertise (6)

Education/Learning Military International Affairs Philanthropy Fund-Raising Corporate Leadership

Areas of Expertise (20)

France Thailand Humanitarian Work International Collaboration Training Refugee Initiatives International Education International Relations Team Leadership Volunteer Management Community Outreach Government Leadership Policy Team Building Event Planning Education Community Development Canada Finland

Accomplishments (11)

Honorary Colonel, Canadian Armed Forces, Irish Regiment of Canada (personal)

2017

Senate of Canada 150 Medal (professional)

2017

Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland

2017

National Commendation – Minister of Veterans Affairs

2016

Palliative Care Leadership Award

2016

International Peace Medal – YMCA

2015

The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship

2014

The Community Builders Award for Excellence

2014

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

2012

Honorary Lt Colonel, Canadian Armed Forces, Irish Regiment of Canada (personal)

2011

Member, Order of Crown of Thailand, Kingdom Of Thailand

2010

Education (1)

York University: PhD, Sociology 1995

Affiliations (11)

  • Huntington University, President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Irish Regiment of Canada, Honorary Colonel
  • Canadian Finnish Institute, Chair
  • Réseau ACCESS Network : President and Member of the Board of Directors
  • Northern Ontario Centre for Learning Differences: Chair, Board of Directors
  • St. John Ambulance - Council for Ontario: Vice-Chair and Member, Board of Directors
  • Maison Vale Hospice : Past Board Chair
  • Sudbury Hospice Foundation : Member, Board of Directors
  • Health Sciences North: Member, Board of Directors
  • Sudbury Food Bank : Member, Board of Directors
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sudbury : Member, Board of Directors

Media Appearances (10)

Senate Honours Sudbury's Kevin McCormick

The Sudbury Star  

2017-12-05

Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University was presented with the Senate of Canada 150 Medal on November 29, 2017 in Ottawa, by The Honourable Senator Jim Munson. The medals are being awarded to Canadians or permanent residents actively involved in their communities who, through generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work, make their hometowns, communities, regions, provinces or territories a better place to live.

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Minister Joly is first recipient of Canada Heritage France Initiative

Sudbury.com  

2017-10-16

Project co-founders, Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University, and Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt, met with Minister Joly at Collège Boréal on Friday, Oct. 13 to present her with First World War Medals awarded to a French soldier, as well as a framed antique print of an iconic French General from World War I. ..

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Meet Kevin McCormick, the man who made it his mission to return Canada's lost military medals

CBC News  

2017-09-25

While their achievements in uniform can be found on their service records, the military medals that mark the deeds of Canada's men and women are sometimes lost as the decades roll one over the other.

One Canadian, however, has dedicated himself to finding those tangible markers that had gone missing and returning them home.

Kevin McCormick, president of Huntington University in Sudbury and an honorary lieutenant-colonel in the Irish Regiment, has made it a personal mission to see military medals and other artifacts restored to their rightful owners...

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Project Honour and Preserve

CBC News  radio

2017-09-28

Two men are working to reunite families with military artifacts from their long lost loved ones, dating as far back as WW1...

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Gen. Dallaire remains a force

The Sudbury Star  

2017-05-26

Kevin McCormick, president and vice-chancellor of Huntington University and 2017 campaign chair of Lifeline Sudbury, said every penny of the money raised from Thursday's presentation will go towards the organization, which is hoping to bring more Syrian refugee families to Sudbury.

McCormick said Dallaire was Lifeline's first choice as a speaker.

"General Dallaire has a long and very distinguished career of reaching out to war-torn places where families are ripped apart, to remind us how fortunate we are in Sudbury and in Northern Ontario to do something to help others," McCormick said. "Today is an opportunity for Huntington to facilitate that conversation, to remind us how important civic engagement is, and how we can all do something in our own small way."...

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McCormick receives honour from Finland

The Sudbury Star  

2017-02-22

Kevin McCormick, president and vice-chancellor of Huntington University, is the recipient of a national Order from Finland.

A press release issued by the university said, “This most recent accolade is consistent with Dr. McCormick’s distinguished global reputation, which has garnered him national and international honours from Canada, Thailand, the United Kingdom, United States and Italy.”...

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Project Honour and Preserve Expands Internationally

NewsWire.ca  

2016-11-06

In November 2011, Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University was named by the Minister of National Defence as the Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Irish Regiment of Canada. In that role, HLCol McCormick initiated and personally funded Project Honour and Preserve to raise awareness of the sacrifices and contributions made by Canadian Veterans while bringing public attention to important dates in Canadian Military history...

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Rotarians bestow Paul Harris Fellow on Huntington president

Sudbury.com  

2016-06-23

He's well known as an academic and committed volunteer, but did you know Kevin McCormick is a Batman super-fan?

​In speaking at a June 22 luncheon, Sudbury's former MPP made that revelation and explained how the president of Huntington University is just like his favourite fictional character.

“Like Batman, Kevin protects the city,” said Rick Bartolucci, speaking at the event, where McCormick was made a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Sudbury and Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers...

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Erasing the stigma around depression, mood disorders

Sudbury.com  

2016-05-29

“I think they will be pleased with the funds raised today,” said Kevin McCormick, one of the event's organizers and president and vice-chancellor of Huntington University.

McCormick said a final fundraising total should be available sometime this week...

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2015 Five Northern Leaders: Dr. Kevin McCormick

Northern Ontario Business  

2015-06-15

A passion for learning has been the rocket fuel for Dr. Kevin.

McCormick to find himself in the position of president and chancellor at Huntington University in Sudbury, which offers programs in gerontology, religious studies and communication studies...

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