2013 David C. Smith Award Dinner
The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) presented the David C. Smith Award to Dalton McGuinty, the former Premier of Ontario, for his outstanding contributions to higher education and research in Canada on October 30, 2013.

Under the McGuinty government, 200,000 more student spaces were created at postsecondary institutions; $4 billion was invested in new classrooms, libraries and labs; and $1.5 billion went directly to financial support for students. McGuinty also created the first stand-alone Ministry of Research and Innovation in 2005 and became its first Minister, recognizing the importance of research to Ontario’s economic competitiveness.
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