Aubrey Dan has been named as a member of the Order of Canada

June 28, 2019

Collage of Aubrey Dan photos at Western

Aubrey Dan has been named as a member of the Order of Canada.

Aubrey Dan is a Canadian businessman, Tony-Award winning producer (Memphis), impresario and philanthropist. In 2002, Dan founded Dancap Private Equity, a private firm that invests its own funds in mid-market Canadian businesses and acts as a co-investment partner for medium to large-sized international businesses.

Dan, BACS ’85, gave his first gift to the university in 1988. In 2006, Dan provided a $5-million gift in support of the Management and Organizational Studies program, which was renamed the Aubrey Dan Program in Management and Organizational Studies. The gift supported and strengthened the program through faculty fellowships and student awards.

In 2013, the Management and Organizational Studies program was named a department within the Faculty of Social Science, and in June 2017 the department was renamed the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies.

In December 2017, DAN renewed his support, with an additional $5-million gift, used to establish three endowed research chairs, and two endowed distinguished lectures.

“It’s a well-earned honour,” said Dan Shrubsole, Interim Chair of DAN Management. “It acknowledges not only Aubrey’s generosity across a range of areas – education and medical to name two – but also the significant and positive outcomes that have resulted.”

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Presented by the governor general, the Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities.

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