Catherine Young Bates 5T6

The AVC is pleased to announce Catherine Young Bates Vic 5T6 as the 2006 Victoria College Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.  The award was presented by Rita Schepok, AVC President and Valerie (Naylor) Story, AVC Vice-President at dinner honouring Catherine Young Bates Vic 5T6 held on Thursday, April 26, 2007.

Catherine Young Bates Vic 5T6 ~ 2006 Victoria College Distinguished Alumni Award
During her time at Vic, Catherine Young Bates studied art and archeology and was a resident of Waldie House on Bloor Street (where the Colonnade now stands).  After graduation, Catherine pursued graduate work at McGill University. She studied painting at The Baltimore Museum of Art, and printmaking at The Maryland Institute, and spent a year in England focusing on drawing. She taught in the Fine Arts Department of Dawson College in Quebec for many years. Her works continue to be displayed in Toronto, Ottawa, London, and Montreal.  In 2001, she was also elected as a member of the  Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

“Catherine Young Bates is an ideal recipient for the 2006 Victoria College Distinguished Alumni Award,” says Tim Corson Vic 9T9, Chair of the selection committee. “She has established herself as an artist of international stature, while still remaining committed to Canada and Canadian themes in her work. But more than this, she has spent her career as an educator, sharing her artistic talent and knowledge with students in her community in Montreal.”

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