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Former Cabinet Minister appointed as New Chancellor at Tyndale

TORONTO, ON (April 29, 2005) - The Honourable Jake Epp, former Member of Parliament for the riding of Provencher, Manitoba and current Chairman of Ontario Power Generation, has accepted the appointment of Chancellor of Tyndale University College & Seminary in Toronto. Epp, a highly respected public figure in Canadian politics and a leader in the private and public energy field, will be installed as Chancellor at the Tyndale Graduation ceremony on May 7, 2005.

Dr. Brian C. Stiller, President of Tyndale said, "As the oldest institution of our kind in Canada, and with a mandate that focuses on training leaders to make a difference in Canada and the world, we are delighted by this appointment. Jake Epp spans the bridge from excellence in the academy to relevance in the marketplace. His role as Chancellor symbolizes our ongoing commitment to excellence and relevance as a major Christian post-secondary institution. He comes to this honorary role at an important moment in the life and history of Tyndale, and in the development of a network of Christian university initiatives across Canada."

Mr. Epp was first elected to the House of Commons in 1972 as Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Subsequently, he served as Minister of Energy North of the 60th parallel, Chairman of the Committee on Federal-Provincial Relations, Minister of National Health and Welfare, and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. In 1993, he was appointed as Senior Vice President of TransCanada Pipelines and President of TransCanada Pipelines International. He is also a board member of the Canadian Institute for Child Health (Ottawa).

He has received several awards including the Manitoba Centennial Medal, the Canadian 125 Anniversary Commemorative Medal and an honourary Doctor of Laws degree from Trinity Western University.
Tyndale University College & Seminary is a transdenominational institution of Christian higher education. Founded in 1894, Tyndale is located in Toronto, with over 1,200 students and more than 9,000 alumni. Tyndale offers a variety of degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and fully accredited programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The programs prepare leaders to serve in churches, mission agencies and the marketplace in Canada and throughout the world.

For more information:
Larry Willard, VP Advancement
Tyndale University College & Seminary
416.226.6620 ext.2657


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