Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has building at the University of Ottawa named in his honour --Ottawa Citizen
In the fall of 2009 Allan Rock put on a series of show panels as a mock consultation to prepare an upcoming administrative policy for “donor recognition”. The policy was to be presented “within weeks” (LINK). It never materialized.
- Mr. Rock deceived the student body and university community regarding donation ethics
There was a tacit understanding that large donations would not be accepted until the new policy was developed and instituted.
On June 22, 2010, the University announced a 3.5 million dollar anonymous donation for a research chair in business management, anonymous no less (LINK).
It seems to us that anonymity would be an important discussion point in any “donor recognition” or donation ethics policy.
Since that time, Mr. Rock has always found a way to make these announcements after the academic year, when the students are gone and are in no position to express their views on the selling and buying of the U of O name.
It appears that the U of O doesn't mind not training brain surgeons (LINK), and wants to train more gameshow hosts.