Each year the Hamilton Gallery of Distinction inducts six Hamiltonians to be honoured for their contributions for the city and its citizens for enhancing Hamilton’s reputation around the world. The gallery honours has previous inducted 156 artists, politicians, business magnates, philanthropists, pioneers and city forefathers. This year, Redeemer’s own President Justin Cooper will be formally inducted during the 2009 Awards Dinner held on November 4th, 2009. Dr. Cooper was nominated by Terry Cooke, President of Cooke Capital, Ltd., and his application was supported by Dr. Peter George, Ron Foxcroft and Dr. Doug Barber. The application outlined not only his accomplishments at Redeemer, but also his extensive work promoting the City of Hamilton through his service on the Board of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and as a member of its Government Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the Jobs Prosperity Collaborative (formerly known as the Hamilton Civic Coalition), committed to promoting Hamilton’s prosperity through job creation and retention. This is great news for both Dr. Cooper and Redeemer as it speaks to our larger, public mission outside the walls of the academy.