Paul Cadario (centre) receives his Rose Wolfe Distinguished Alumni Award from Chancellor Rose Patten, U of T Alumni Association President Corwin Cambray and U of T President Meric Gertler (photo by Gustavo Toledo)

Paul Cadario recognized with Rose Wolfe Distinguished Alumni Award

Paul Cadario has received the Rose Wolfe Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of nearly five decades of service to the University of Toronto as a volunteer and supporter.

The award recognizes alumni for outstanding professional achievements, dedication to civic and social causes, and service to the university. It is named for Rose Wolfe, who served as U of T’s chancellor from 1991 to 1997.

Cadario was one of the first students elected to Governing Council and went on to become the first openly gay president of the U of T Alumni Association. He has taken on more than 35 volunteer positions at U of T and undertaken philanthropic efforts in support of numerous faculties, disciplines and scholarships.

U of T Chancellor Rose Patten said Cadario embodies the values championed by Wolfe and U of T’s ideals. “His extraordinary record of service to our university is an inspiration to our entire community. His tireless commitment to lifting the student experience through his involvement and philanthropy will resonate for generations to come,” Patten said.

“My motivation for giving, whether it’s time or money, is to strengthen the student experience,” Cadario said. “Even though I’ve long since graduated, I continue to have formative learning experiences at U of T. It’s an incomparable ecosystem in Canada for students to learn how to learn and to become strong, contributing members of society.”

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