Honorary Degrees

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Name: Tim Hearn
Convocation date: June 5, 2019
Discipline / contribution: Business ; Oil and gas; non-profts
Citation / biographical information:
Tim Hearn grew up in Regina, and received a bachelor’s degree in science at the University of Manitoba. He began his career with Imperial Oil as a marketing representative in North Battleford, Sask., and took on positions of increasing responsibility in the company, including close to a decade managing international business ventures associated with Imperial Oil and its parent company Exxon Mobil.

He capped his 40-year career at Imperial Oil with a term as chair and chief executive officer from 2002 to 2008. During that time, he oversaw the move of the company’s head office from Toronto to Calgary. Hearn’s profile in the oil and gas industry was acknowledged with his induction into the Saskatchewan Oil Patch Hall of Fame in 2011.

Hearn has used not only his personal resources but his skills to support a range of public causes. One cause that benefited from Hearn’s support was the Calgary Campaign to End Homelessness. As chair and board member of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, he worked to build non-profit networks and to secure financial support for the campaign.
Degree received: Doctor of Laws

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