Monday, June 06, 2011

A great view and a fitting remembrance for the late Cynthia Brouse

It's somehow fitting that it is Magazines Week in Toronto and a memorial to the late Cynthia Brouse has been planted on the Toronto waterfront. Cynthia was a highly regarded and beloved teacher and the doyenne of fact-checkers, former managing editor of Saturday Night magazine and a National Magazine Awards gold medal winner. She died of cancer almost a year ago.
Her family has planted a tree  at the eastern most edge of the parking lot near Lakeshore and Northern Dancer Blvd. (between the boardwalk and the bicycle path). 
After her passing, Cynthia's friends have established a scholarship in her name at the Ryerson School of Journalism, where she taught. And a group of her friends and colleagues in the Chang School for Continuing Education at Ryerson chipped in to foster an orphan elephant in Nairobi -- a very Cynthia thing to do. 

Cynthia won the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement from the National Magazine Awards in 2009. I'll be thinking of her when I accept mine on Friday night.

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