Dr. Ken Jones, Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, today announced the appointment of Gerard Kennedy, former Ontario Minister of Education, past federal Liberal leadership candidate, and former Executive Director of the Daily Bread Food Bank as a Distinguished Visiting Professor for a one year term effective September 4, 2007.
"We are very pleased that Gerard Kennedy is joining the Ted Rogers School of Management," said Jones. "The appointment gives students the opportunity to nbenefit from Kennedy's tremendous management, leadership and problem-solving experience, and to connect and engage with him so their skills and insights are as relevant as possible."
"When you talk to Gerard, you are energized," said Sheldon Levy, President of Ryerson University. "That is what every university wants for its students. His intellectualism, ingenuity and drive are a great fit for our teaching and research, which is about real issues and making things better for the community."
This appointment is absolutely meaningless, in the grand scheme, offering no indication of Dion's plans. There are plenty of other would-be Liberal candidates who are working in the interim, with an election date anything but certain. Does anyone doubt an understanding, that if an election is called, Kennedy will relinquish his new post? Kennedy can't sit idly by, waiting on possibilities. Much ado about nothing.