The Matt Dowdle Leadership in IRHR Award

Photo of Matt DowdleMatt Dowdle (MIR 2004) passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. A standout MIR alumnus, Matt had a stellar career in labour relations first at Capgemini and later at OPG. In recent years, he helped the Centre with our Korean delegations.

Matt’s compassion for others and deep understanding of human nature underpinned his outstanding career at OPG, which culminated as VP Labour Relations.  His level head and sincere approach in union negotiations over the last 13 years literally kept the lights on throughout the province for a decade.

— Obituary of Matthew Peter Dowdle


The Matt Dowdle Leadership in IRHR Award has been created in Matt's honour to recognize graduating MIRHR students and alumni who display the qualities of leadership and team building that Matt exemplified.

There are different ways to donate:

  • Donate via the University of Toronto's secure online donation interface
  • If you wish to send a cheque, please make it out to the University of Toronto and send to the attention of
    Barbara Track,
    Woodsworth College,
    119 St. George Street, Room 203,
    Toronto ON M5S 1A9
  • If you would like to speak to someone, please call Barbara at 416-978-4197