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John F. Ross CVI inducts 4 new members to Hall of Fame

April 9, 2019


GUELPH, Ontario – John F. Ross CVI is getting ready to induct four new members to the John F. Ross CVI Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame project began in 2015 with the intention of honouring the most influential and impactful former students from John F. Ross CVI, individuals who have excelled with distinction in the Arts, Athletics, Politics, Science, Business or other field.

The Hall of Fame Committee is made up of eight current teachers and Ross Principal Beth Burns. Using several criteria, the committee selected four individuals to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.

The 2019 inductees are Robert Brookfield, Deb Cuthbert, Dr. Thomas Arthur Heming and Erin Faith Young.

Brookfield graduated from Ross in 1989 and achieved the highest overall academic average of his graduating class. He moved on to McMaster University, earned his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, and pursued a career in law from the University of British Columbia. Brookfield represented Canada in several cases before the World Trade Organization and had a crucial role in working for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

Cuthbert was introduced to field hockey at John F. Ross CVI. After an impressive high school field hockey career, Cuthbert went on to play for the University of Toronto, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education. Cuthbert led the UofT Varsity Blues to four Ontario University Athletics Field Hockey Championship titles. She played for the Canadian National Women’s Field Hockey Team for almost a decade. After retiring from Team Canada, Cuthbert now works as an Occupational Therapist in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Heming is an accomplished biomedical educator and scientist. He trained several medical doctors who now work throughout the world. Heming attending John F. Ross CVI until his graduation in 1972 where he moved on to obtain his Honours BSC from the University of Guelph. After completing his undergrad, Heming obtained his MSc from the University of Victoria and his PhD from the University of British Columbia. After undertaking postdoctoral training, Heming moved on to becoming an educator.

Young was heavily involved with drama while attending John F. Ross CVI. After graduation, Young continued her arts education by attending Concordia University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She studied abroad at Royal Holloway, University of London, and then returned to Sheridan College for a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Film and Television. Young used her skills to become a film and television producer and writer, producing her first documentary at the age of 28. Young now manages Media Production Services at the University of Waterloo while earning her Masters of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology.

These four graduates of the school will be inducted into the Hall of Fame later this month.

Media are welcome to attend.

For questions and inquiries, please contact Iain Durk at iain.durk@ugdsb.on.ca

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