It's hard to think of the DAR team without thinking of you - you've been such an integral part of bringing together our alumni from around the world.
Thanks for all you have done and continue to do for our school. You are a truly amazing alumnus and set an unparalleled example that all Schulich alumni can be inspired by.
Congratulations on your retirement and many thanks, Bill, for the wonderful visits you did in Asia! We will miss you and wish you the very best in your future plans...
I remember the first time we met like it was yesterday, it was back in 2014 when I first joined the Development and Alumni Relations team. From the first day on the team I knew that you are a very kind, diplomatic, and passionate person. You have always been a wonderful ambassador, caring leader, and dedicated supporter of the Schulich School, not to mention that you haven't missed a single year since graduation in 1986 when you started to donate towards the Schulich Annual Fund. Thank you. The School is very fortunate to have had your outstanding support over the past 36 years.
I wish you and Jennifer, good health, continuous happiness, and more time to spend with your grandchildren and loved ones. Congratulations again, Bill! I look forward to seeing you at an alumni event in the near future.
Bill, well done, it as so good to be here today and to see that you were celebrated. David and I wish you and Jennifer good luck in the years ahead.. and happy golfing.
Thank you for your leadership and friendship in the past years! Really hope to see you back in Asia sometime! Happy retirement!!!
All the best,
Dear Bill; It was a pleasure knowing you in your capacity as president of the global alumni network - I was very impressed by your dedication and the school's stature beyond Canada's borders is in no small part due to you. I look forward to our continued friendship and your next visit to Singapore ! Sincerely, Mark Matthews
I was truly honoured to share a few thoughts at the celebration about Bill and his amazing legacy with the Schulich Alumni.
I first met Bill in 2007 when I joined the Toronto Alumni Chapter Executive. From that moment, Bill showed himself to be a passionate champion for our alumni all over the world.
As I take the baton pass from Bill, I am reminded of the great lessons I’ve learned from him.
He has taught me that the Schulich alumni bond is strong around the world. He has wonderful stories from his visits with alumni and friendships made all over the world.
He has taught me how to bring the voice of alumni back into the school.
And he has shown me a wonderful example of how to be the ultimate ambassador, always acting with grace, diplomacy and undying passion for the school.
I am grateful to Bill for taking me under his wing. I call Bill my “Yoda” – my wise guide in all things Schulich, in my career and as a dear friend.
Bill, even though your touch on Schulich alumni will be less obvious going forward, know that we will all carry the baton following your stellar example, and hopefully making you proud.
And I look forward to catching up with you and Jennifer at an alumni event in the near future, and this time the stories will be on me.
Thank you again Bill for all that you have done for Schulich and for me.
Appreciate all your efforts to support the school!
And thanks again for the get togethers in Naples - maybe we'll see you there soon?
Chris & Karen
It’s been a true pleasure getting to know you. Thank you for your tireless effort in successfully developing and engaging the Schulich Alumni network over so many years.
Let’s keep in touch!
Claude LeBlanc MBA ‘91
From Beijing, Shanghai to Hong Kong, our get togethers throughout the years have been insightful, global, and rewarding. Your personal touch and genuine care for each one of us was always heartwarming. Schulich couldn’t have found a better ambassador to keep our alumni family so closely knit. Though it’s been a while since we met up in person, I look forward to the day when we can. Good retirement my friend, there is still a world of friends out there waiting to share tales with you. Edmund Wei
John S. Hunkin
Thank you for your marathon commitment to the Schulich Global Alumni Network and congratulations on what has been achieved during your tenure as President.
All the best,
Ann Marie Yamamoto
Though your incredible efforts you have created an amazing legacy for us all!
You have been both the heart and engine for the alumni association, creating a community and relationships that literally stretch around the globe!
It has been inspiring and an honour to work with you over the years on many alumni activities and events.
You may be "retiring" from activity duty but you will always be there with encouragement and support as the school and its alumni continue to grow and succeed.
I am very happy for you and your family. I will always appreciate your friendship, your listening ear and the kind way you dealt with people. Thank you for the genuine interest and care you have shown to our entire community. Traveling with you has been a wonderful adventure - you outdo us all in your stamina and airport navigation.
I attach one of my favourite photos - when we awarded you with the Outstanding Contribution to the School Award.
Congratulations my dear friend.
Congratulations on your retirement!
It has been a great pleasure to work with you, race to keep up with you in airports and, most of all, witness your incredible generosity and dedication to the School firsthand. I consider myself truly fortunate to have been on the DAR team during your tenure. Thank you for your guidance, support and all your leadership - I learned so much from you. While I realize this retirement represents the closing of a significant chapter for you with the School, I have come to understand that no one ever really gets too far away from Schulich!
I look forward to keeping in touch.
Bill. Janice tries to upload some photos of our good days in Shanghai in 2017 . See you soon. We are sure you are enjoying the retirement these days.
Thank you, Bill, for your many years of dedicated service to the Global Alumni Network and the Schulich School of Business. You have been a leader, mentor, and friend to so many and it has been an honour to work with you these past eight years. Your legacy has set the alumni network up for success and I have no doubt we will continue to refer to you in the years to come.
Enjoy a much-deserved break, Bill!
Congratulations Bill on your outstanding contribution to Schulich. The engagement of our alumni is hugely important to the health and future of our amazing school. It’s been a pleasure working with you over the years. Sincere thanks and best wishes.
I hope our small group from the program have all fulfilled our individual dreams!
All the best Bill. I'll miss our chats. Your guidance and support have been tremendously valuable, rivalled only by your keen sense of humour. You will be missed.
Thanks for all your efforts during these years!
We in Asia will certainly miss you. Your trips to Asia were always great with you sharing insights and experience with us. You will be missed. Thanks for your contribution to the school and keep healthy and well! Call us if you ever visit HK again.
I hope you and your family continue to be well and in good health in the midst of this pandemic.
On behalf of other Alumni, may I express my sincerest gratitude and appreciation for all of your contribution in making the School and the Alumni Association the success it is today. I have always admired your selfless efforts and service to the Schulich Community.
I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Just wanted to Thank You for all of your travels to visit Schulich Alumni in all of the locations where I have been over the years - that included London, UK; Hong Kong; and Singapore.
Enjoyed catching up and seeing the fantastic developments that Dean Horvath and you had accomplished over those years.
Well done, and we shall miss your smiling face.
Cheers Jamieson in Sydney, AU
Bill you are and continue to be an inspiration to myself and undoubtly everyone you've worked and socialized with.
Over the years, I've had the honour and pleasure of working with you on the Alumni council, Connect, and the many networking events hosted by Schulich.
You're a tour de force, role model and perhaps most importantly a genuinely good person.
Well done Bill and congrats. Looking forward to your next chapter.
All the Best,
Bill, it’s hard to believe that your era has ended. You were an absolute fixture for so many years, showing up from time to time in our shared suite back in the day. Always taking the time to say hello and chat, always positive and quietly supportive yet never intrusive. I never understood all of what you were doing but I did see a helluva lot of photos of you visiting with alumni all over the world and that was quite impressive. I deeply appreciate your support of the SRPAA Leadership Awards, just another example of how you offer quiet but meaningful support. You walk the walk, my friend. That is inspiring for all who see. Thank you! I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and look forward to seeing you around. Cheers, Andre