Mark M. Persaud, J.D., LL.M., LL.D. honoris causa

He was twice elected to the National Executive of a federal Canadian political party as well being as an Adviser to a federal Cabinet minister. He has chaired and and advised on political campaigns at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

He is a social entrepreneur who has contributed to community development within Canada as well as internationally on issues of domestic and international peace, security, development, civil liberties and human rights.

He is also founder of, and board member, advisor and volunteer with numerous organizations and has won many awards and recognitions for his extensive public service including being the recipient of the 2007 Alumni Public Sector Law Gold Key from Osgoode Hall Law School, being nominated by the diplomatic community for the prestigious 2006 Seoul Peace Prize and recognised by the Law Society of Upper Canada as an exceptional lawyer (1941 to present) as part of the Lawyers Make History Project.