Dr. Vince Rinaldo, vice president for Ontario administration at Niagara University, was honored with a Volunteer Recognition Award by the City of Vaughan, Ontario, for his work with the York Regional Police - 4 District and his commitment to education and public service for more than 40 years. The recognition took place on April 27 via Zoom.

Dr. Rinaldo has played an integral role in Niagara University’s binational initiatives, including managing the buildout and oversight of its Vaughan location. As the university instituted its campus in Vaughan, Dr. Rinaldo became a valued community partner of York Police and the community at large. Recognizing the importance of community relationships, he led initiatives that established Niagara University as part of the fabric of the Vaughan community through collaboration, cooperation, and giving back.  

 “We are grateful for citizens like you who truly embody the spirit of generosity, and we want to thank you for your dedicated efforts to elevate the quality of life and standard of living in our community,” said Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, mayor of the City of Vaughan.

Each year, during National Volunteer Week, Vaughan recognizes citizens who offer their time, energy and talents to inspire hope for a brighter future.

With ministerial consent and accreditation by the Ontario College of Teachers, the Faculty of Education has offered programs in Ontario for more than 35 years. In addition to the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Education and Master of Science in Education, Niagara University in Ontario offers a Master of Science in Information Security and Digital Forensics, Master of Science in Finance, and Master of Business Administration in Ontario.