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Eberts family establishes the Gordon Eberts Prize for emerging artists

The OCAD University community is deeply saddened by the passing of Gordon Eberts, a strong champion of arts and culture in Canada. Gordon passed away on March 17, 2020. 

In keeping with his generosity of spirit and confidence in the creativity of future generations, the family asks that friends consider a gift to support the Gordon Eberts Prize for emerging artists as part of OCAD University's Career Launchers Fund. 

“Gordon’s generous support of OCAD University was vital in assisting many emerging creative thinkers and practitioners,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University. “Through this prize, the university will strengthen OCAD U’s Career Launcher program and the University’s commitment to creating meaningful, professionally-focused opportunities for artists and designers who are looking to positively engage and transform the world around us.”

Born in Montreal and educated at Bishop's College School and McGill University, Gordon co-founded the brokerage firm Gordon, Eberts Securities Inc. in 1969 with Monty Gordon. The firm, which later evolved into Gordon Capital Corp., was known for its daring and innovative transactions.

Gordon is survived by his three children, Cinny (Steve), Christopher, and Caroline (Peter), Erik (Laura), seven grandchildren, and his siblings Edmond, Lindsay (Patti), Beth (Tony), and Jeremy. A family celebration of life will take place in the spring.

The University extends its deepest condolences to Gordon’s family and friends, and to all who knew him at OCAD University.