On Wednesday, May 29th, The Canadian Club of Toronto is proud to
recognize one of this country’s most distinguished Canadians, the
Honourable Michael H. Wilson, with its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award –
an award that celebrates the lifelong efforts and leadership of
Mr. Wilson’s contributions to Canada, throughout his career in business
and public service, as well as his dedication to community causes,
embody the spirit of this award. Please join us as we celebrate Mr.
Wilson’s achievements and hear from him as he reflects upon his life’s
Michael Wilson is the Chairman of Barclays Capital Canada Inc. and is currently responsible for managing Barclays Capital’s client relationships in Canada.
Mr. Wilson was Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that Mr. Wilson was Chairman of UBS Canada and in 2001, he served as a Vice Chairman of RBC Dominion Securities.
Mr. Wilson served in the House of Commons from 1979 until 1993. In 1984, he was appointed Minister of Finance until 1991. He then became Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Minister for International Trade.
Mr. Wilson has been active in a number of professional and community organizations, including Brain Canada and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is currently Chancellor of the University of Toronto and chairs the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Mr. Wilson is a Companion of the Order of Canada and has honorary degrees from the University of Toronto, York University, Trinity College at the University of Toronto and an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Military College of Canada.
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