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Daily News Brands : Torstar Chair John Honderich with Toronto Star Publisher John Cruickshank. Canadian News Hall of Fame annual induction ceremony and dinner at Rosewater Room

May 13th, 2018 | by Richard Paul
Daily News Brands : Torstar Chair John Honderich with Toronto Star Publisher John Cruickshank. Canadian News Hall of Fame annual induction ceremony and dinner at Rosewater Room
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Photo of John Honderich John A. Honderich
John Honderich is the Chair of the Board of Torstar.  He is also Chair of the Torstar Voting Trust.  He has served as Special Advisor to the Premier of Ontario on the future of the Greater Toronto Area and Creative Cities and also on the Attorney General’s panel on Justice and the Media from January 2005 to December 2006.  Mr. Honderich served as the Toronto Mayor’s Special Ambassador on Urban Issues from May 2004 to February 2006.  He served as Publisher of the Toronto Star from 1994 until May 2004.  Prior to his appointment as Publisher, Mr. Honderich was Editor of the Toronto Star from 1988-1994.  Mr. Honderich began his newspaper career with the Ottawa Citizen (1973-76).  He joined the Toronto Star in 1976 as a reporter and eventually became chief of the Toronto Star’s Ottawa Bureau and later chief of the Washington Bureau.  After serving as Deputy Editor, he was appointed Business Editor of the Toronto Star in May 1984.  In 1986, he moved to London, England, to study at the London School of Economics.  At the same time, he wrote Arctic Imperative, published in the fall of 1987 by the University of Toronto Press, in which he outlined the serious dangers threatening Canada’s North.  Mr. Honderich graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics (1968) and an LL.B. (1971).  Mr. Honderich was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2004 and a Member of the Order of Ontario in 2006 and a member of the Canadian News Hall of Fame in 2014.  He has received honorary degrees from Victoria University, Ryerson University and the University of King’s College and was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame in 2014.  He currently serves on the board of the Atkinson Foundation, the Michener Fellowship, the Martin Goodman Fellowship, the Mowat Centre, Seneca College and The Nature Conservancy.

Daryl Aitken

Daryl Aitken is Owner of Fabric Spark, retailing to the maker market. From 2007 to 2012 she was Co-owner and President of Dashboard, a marketing agency with a focus on digital innovation for a suite of major clients. Prior to Dashboard, Ms. Aitken was an independent marketing consultant from 2005 to 2007 with retail and banking clients. She served as Head of Marketing for eBay Canada from 2001 to 2005, was Executive Vice President and Managing Director Retail at BBDO Canada from 1996 to 2001 and was General Manager, Marketing, at Eaton’s Canada from 1993 to 1996. Ms. Aitken also was Account Director at Oglivy & Mather Advertising from 1987 to 1993. Currently she is a member of the board of directors of Beautiful World Canada, a charitable organization that funds higher education for girls in Africa. She has also served on the boards of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, World Wildlife Fund Canada and the Canadian Marketing Association. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University ofGuelph.

Photo of Elaine Berger Elaine B. Berger
Elaine Berger, the widow of Joseph S. Atkinson, is President of Starson Investments Limited and has been an executor of the Estate of Joseph S. Atkinson since 1968.  She previously worked at the Toronto Star in an administrative role.  Ms. Berger has represented the Starson Group’s Voting Trustee on the Torstar Voting Trust since 1968.

John Boynton
John Boynton is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Torstar and Publisher of the Toronto Star. He was appointed to the position in March, 2017. Mr. Boynton had previously served as Chief Marketing Officer of Aimia Inc. since 2014. Before joining Aimia, he worked at Rogers Communications Inc. for 12 years, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to working for Rogers Communications, he held senior executive positions with a number of companies including Sprint Canada, AT&T Canada, Scott’s Hospitality and Pepsico. He is Co-Vice Chair of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Vice Chair of the board of the Canadian Marketing Association, and a member of the board for Prostate Cancer Canada. Mr. Boynton is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business.


Photo of Campbell Harvey


Campbell R. Harvey
Campbell R. Harvey is Professor of Finance at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He served as President of the American Finance Association in 2016.  He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an Associate of the Oxford University-Man Institute and a Research Associate at the Institute of International Integration at Trinity College, Dublin.  Professor Harvey served as the Editor of The Journal of Finance from 2006-2012 – the leading scientific journal in the field of financial economics.  Professor Harvey obtained his doctorate at the University of Chicago in business finance.  He has served as visiting scholar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.  Professor Harvey is Partner and Senior Advisor to Research Affiliates, LLP, a company that oversees over $200 billion in investor assets.  He also is the Investment Strategy Advisor to Man Group, LLC, the largest listed hedge fund group in the world . He has published over 125 scholarly articles on a number of topics including risk management, political risk, asset allocation, finance and growth, corporate governance and computer science. Professor Harvey has received eight Graham and Dodd Awards/Scrolls for excellence in financial writing from the CFA Institute. He won the best paper in the Journal of Portfolio Management in both 2015 and 2016. The American Accounting Association recently recognized Professor Harvey for publishing the best research paper in their field over the past five years. He teaches a course called Innovation and Cryptoventures, a multidisciplinary graduate school offering which focuses on blockchain disruption.  Professor Harvey is a Voting Trustee of the Torstar Voting Trust. Professor Harvey lives in the U.S. as a resident alien and is a Canadian citizen.

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