- Jul 11, 2018
High-profile alumnus Jon Love, HBA ’76, LLD ’16, and Adjunct Professor and founding Chair of the Advisory Council of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management,Tom d'Aquino, LLD ’14, are Ivey’s newest members of the Order of Canada.
They are among 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada, which is one of the country’s highest civilian honours for outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation.
Love was recognized for his business leadership and philanthropy. As founder and chief executive officer of KingSett Capital, Canada’s leading private equity real estate investment business, he is known for his expertise in commercial real estate. He and his wife, Nancy Yeomans Love, HBA ’76, are also generous philanthropists and, among other contributions, established the Love Chair in Prostate Cancer Prevention Research at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and an HBA scholarship at Ivey.
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Love was on the task forces for Ivey’s Toronto campus and the Richard Ivey Building and space in each building is named in honour of his family’s support. He is also an Emeritus Ivey Advisory Board member.
Known for his contributions to public policy, philanthropy, and leadership, d’Aquino can add this latest recognition to his list of awards, which includes The Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals and honorary degrees from Queen’s University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Western University. He has served on the board of the Lawrence Centre since 2002.
He is currently chairman of Thomas d’Aquino Capital; and founder, chairman, and chief executive of Intercounsel Ltd., a private venture and strategic consulting company. He also serves as Chair of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation and Canada Co-Chair of the North American Forum.
Since 2006, the annual Thomas d’Aquino Lecture on Leadership at Ivey has brought distinguished leaders, including d’Aquino himself for the inaugural event, to share their insights with students.