1993 Alumni of Distinction


Terry Boyle Journalism, 1976     Boyle published a small volume of poetry before becoming the editor and publisher of a travel magazine. In 1980, he published the book Under This Roof: Family Homes of Southern Ontario. He taught creative writing at Fleming College in Peterborough and owned a garden centre before joining radio station CFMX-FM in Toronto. Boyle attended York University in Toronto and Queen’s University in Kingston and began teaching special education in 1989. He has completed four books and is working on the fifth.

Francine Fortier Communication Arts, 1970 and Legal Administration/Law Clerk, 2008     Francine Fortier worked as a writer, photographer and layout artist for the Oshawa Journal (Oshawa This Week), spent two years as an assistant editor with Prudential Financial in Toronto and then worked for the Independent Order of Foresters for five years as editor of the Independent Forester. She then developed a career as an artist, exhibiting her work throughout Ontario and internationally. Fortier is also co-owner of Signs of All Kinds. She contributes to the community by teaching art, writing, play production and more.