Michael de Pencier

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Michael Christian de Pencier
Born (1935-01-19) January 19, 1935 (age 83)
Toronto, Ontario
Alma mater University of Michigan
Awards Order of Canada
Order of Ontario

Michael Christian de Pencier, CM OOnt (born January 19, 1935) [1] is an entrepreneur, environmental investor, and publisher. [2] He is the grandson of Archbishop Adam de Pencier and brother-in-law of Richard A. N. Bonnycastle.

Order of Canada order

The Order of Canada is a Canadian national order and the second highest honour for merit in the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada. It comes second only to membership in the Order of Merit, which is the personal gift of Canada's monarch.

Order of Ontario order

The Order of Ontario is the most prestigious official honour in the Canadian province of Ontario. Instituted in 1986 by Lieutenant Governor Lincoln Alexander, on the advice of the Cabinet under Premier David Peterson, the civilian order is administered by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council and is intended to honour current or former Ontario residents for conspicuous achievements in any field.

Adam de Pencier Canadian archbishop

The Most Reverend Dr Adam Urias de Pencier (1866-1949) was the third Bishop of New Westminster and second Archbishop and Metropolitan of British Columbia.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, de Pencier attended Trinity College School, the University of Toronto where he was a member of the Toronto Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi, [3] and the University of Michigan. He is the chairman of Key Publishers Company Limited. In this role, he launched, acquired or ran many of the country’s leading magazines, including Toronto Life , Canadian Geographic , Quill and Quire , Where Magazines and Canadian Business .

Toronto Provincial capital city in Ontario, Canada

Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA), of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada's most populous CMA. Toronto is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Ontario Province of Canada

Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto, which is also Ontario's provincial capital.

Trinity College School independent school in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

Trinity College School (TCS) is a coeducational, independent boarding/day school located in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. TCS was founded on May 1, 1865, more than 2 years prior to Canadian Confederation. It includes a Senior School for grades 9 to 12 and a Junior School for grades 5 to 8.

An active environmental investor, de Pencier is the co-founder of Investeco Capital Corporation and the Green Living Show. [4] [5] He is also the past Chairman of WWF-Canada and the Ontario College of Art. In 2013, he was honored as the 2013 leader for conservation. [6]

WWF-Canada is one of Canada's largest conservation organizations and is a member of the WWF global network, actively contributing to the protection, management, and restoration of the environment. Its name remains World Wildlife Fund in Canada and the United States, but is known as World Wide Fund for Nature around the world.

As one of Canada's leading magazine publishers, de Pencier was awarded the Order of Ontario in 1997, the Order of Canada in 1999, and an honorary Doctor of Letters in 2002 from Ryerson University. [7] [8] [9]

Ryerson University public research university located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ryerson University is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its urban campus surrounds the Yonge-Dundas Square, located at one of the busiest intersections in downtown Toronto.

He is the father of film producers Nicholas de Pencier and Miranda de Pencier. [10]

Nicholas de Pencier

Nicholas de Pencier is a Canadian cinematographer and filmmaker. The spouse and professional partner of filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal in Mercury Films, he is the cinematographer and producer on most of her films as well as codirector of the films Long Time Running. and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. He was also solo director of the 2016 documentary Black Code.

Miranda de Pencier is a Canadian film and television director and producer. She is most noted for her 2011 film Throat Song, which won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Live Action Short Drama at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards.

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  3. Torontonensis. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Students' Administrative Council. 1957. p. 284.
  4. http://www.greenlivingonline.com/torontoshow/index.html
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2010-09-25.
  6. "2013 Leader For Conservation". WWF Canada. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  7. http://www.gg.ca/honour.aspx?id=6441&t=12
  8. http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/citizenship/honours/orderofontario_appointees.shtml#1997
  9. http://www.trentu.ca/news/pressreleases/depencier.html
  10. "The Accidental Mogul". Toronto Life , November 3, 2016.