CTV played a starring role on Oct. 15 when it donated $1.5 million to the York University Foundation to create an endowed professorship. At a special event where the CTV Professorship in Broadcast Management was announced, Ivan Fecan, President and CEO of Bell Globemedia and CEO of CTV Inc. said, “This professorship puts in place an essential management training element so vital in our ever-changing industry and CTV is proud to have initiated it at York.”
York President and Vice-Chancellor Lorna R. Marsden spoke warmly of the donation. “This is a gift of major significance in broadcast management for our faculty and students and their future at York. We are very grateful to CTV for this recognition and support.”
The CTV Professorship in Broadcast Management will begin as a visiting professorship held in both the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture in York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and the MBA program in Arts and Media Administration in the Schulich School of Business. The first visiting professor is expected to be appointed in time for the 2003-2004 academic year.
It was created to provide learning opportunities for people involved in the management side of broadcasting and to help them advance within the profession. The $1.5 million is part of a benefits package created when Bell Globemedia purchased Report on Business Television.