Brescia’s Christina Lord surprised to learn that she made the Mayor’s Honour List

January 4, 2011

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London, ON – Christina Lord, international program co-ordinator at Brescia  University College,  has been recognized on this year’s annual Mayor’s Honour List for her humanitarian  contributions to London.

Lord has worked for more than 25 years as a regional,  national, and international educator. She is a trainer in the social services,  volunteer, profit and not-for-profit sectors, including multicultural and first  nations’ organizations. She has worked as co-ordinator for the Black Community  Leadership Congress – focused on nurturing new leaders – and has served on a  variety of community boards. She currently serves on the London Black History  Co-ordinating Committee, the London Heritage Council and Caribbean  and African Self-Reliance International (CASRI) board of directors.

“My first reaction was to be very surprised. Then, I was  overcome by feeling very honoured that they would consider me for such recognition,”  Lord said.

Each year, many  active members of the London  community are nominated in nine specific categories to highlight the diversity  of philanthropic work taking place in The Forest City. The nomination process  is handled through the City of London’s  advisory committees with established criteria in place. Once a winner is  selected for each category, the recipients are honoured at the first City  Council meeting of the New Year; this meeting will be held at City Hall on January  24, 2011 at 5 p.m.

Nominations are submitted through the appropriate advisory committee  for municipal council’s consideration. The Humanitarianism recipient is  selected by the London Diversity and Race Relations advisory committee, which  is dedicated to making London  an inclusive, safe, and equitable community for the benefit of all community  members.

The Mayor of London’s annual Honours List began in 1976 with  recognition of contributions to the Arts. Since 1989 additional categories pay tribute  to the diversity of contributions made by London  citizens. A complete listing of the honourees  since 1976 is available on the City’s official web site.

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Brescia University College, Canada’s premier women’s university college, is  affiliated with The University   of Western Ontario. The  1,100 women registered as either full- or part-time students at Brescia study a wide  variety of subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, and Foods & Nutrition in an empowering, compassionate, student-centred, and  invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic College  welcomes students from all backgrounds and values diversity. For more  information, please visit www.brescia.uwo.ca

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Christina Lord                       International Student Program Co-ordinator                       E-mail: clord3@uwo.ca                       Phone: 519.432.8353, ext. 28012