April 23, 2021
We are delighted to announce that chair of Torys’ Pensions and Employment practice Mitch Frazer has received Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang Outstanding Volunteer Award.
Mitch, along with 36 other volunteers who have dedicated countless hours to support Ryerson and its students were honoured at a virtual awards ceremony on April 22.
Mitch—who has been an active volunteer with the university for many years—spoke to Ryerson about the recognition and credited Premier Bill Davis for introducing him to the former Ryerson president, Sheldon Levy.
“Sheldon got me involved in the last Ryerson capital campaign and the rest is history,” Mitch said.
Mitch began volunteering at the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) and founded the National Institute on Ageing (NIA). He held a volunteer board position on the Ted Rogers Students’ Society and mentored students in TRSM’s Top 200 program. Additionally, Mitch played a pivotal role in building awareness of Ryerson’s Faculty of Law and was instrumental in Torys becoming the inaugural scholarship supporter of the university.
While reflecting on the award, Mitch commended Ryerson for its exemplary students and staff—whom he has advocated for over the years.
“Receiving this award is a huge honour,” Mitch said.
“Being associated with Ryerson has been one of the great highlights of my life,” he added.
“It is such an amazing place. Excellent students, first-class faculty and wonderful staff. What more could one ask for?”