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Carolyn and Larry Hursh

Philanthropists, UWinnipeg Supporters

Now situated in Calgary, both Carolyn and Larry Hursh first met as students of the The University of Winnipeg Collegiate. Like other Collegiate students of the era, Larry has often been heard to express the positive impact Dean Lorne Tomlinson had on his life.

After graduating from the Collegiate, Carolyn (nee Richardson) attended the University of Manitoba, where she obtained a Bachelor of Social Work in 1974, and Masters of Social Work in 1978. From 1974 to 1993, Carolyn served as a research consultant in the field of social welfare.

Today, Carolyn is the chairwoman of her family’s corporation, James Richardson & Sons. She also chairs the Corporate Governance Committee and has served as a Director of Corus Entertainment. Actively involved in her community, Carolyn serves as chairman of the Max Bell Foundation, as director of the Alberta Mentor Foundation for Youth, and as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Family Business Management Program at the University of Calgary.

Larry is a prominent lawyer in Calgary, who formed one of the top criminal defense firms in Calgary. Carolyn and Larry donate generously to a variety of causes, including The University of Winnipeg. Together he and Carolyn are proud parents to three children.

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