Niagara University’s College of Education awarded degrees to 150 graduates during its 12th commencement in Ontario on Wednesday, May 22, at the Center for the Arts in North York.
Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Salvatori, chief executive officer and registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers, received the Niagara University Founder's Award. The career educator, author, and linguist has authored numerous textbooks and teacher resources. He serves as president of the board of directors for the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation, and for French for the Future.
Following Dr. Salvatori’s remarks, Father Maher conferred the degrees of bachelor of professional studies in education and master of science in educational leadership on the graduates.
Niagara University, a Catholic and Vincentian institution in Lewiston, N.Y., offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in teacher education and educational leadership at sites in Toronto and York. The university, founded in 1856, has written consent from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer its programs, which are accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. It has offered education programs in Ontario for 35 years.