Presentation of honorary degree to Peter B. Moore

At one of the ceremonies on June 20, Georgian’s Board of Governors presented an Honorary Honours Bachelor of Business Administration to Peter B. Moore – a seasoned entrepreneur, highly respected business leader, generous philanthropist and dedicated community champion.

To be recognized like this at this time of my life is a great honour. This is beyond my wildest expectations. It’s been a good long ride and to make contributions to Georgian is a great thing to be able to do.

– Peter

Peter’s passion for innovation influenced him to turn an idea he had for a client into a prototype in his garage in 1979. That prototype led to a successful company he founded – Moore Packaging – which has become a leading manufacturer and employer in our region.

Richard C. Gauthier, Chair of Georgian’s Board of Governors; Peter B. Moore, honorary degree recipient; and Georgian President and CEO Kevin Weaver

As President and CEO of Moore Packaging, Peter is committed to providing others with opportunities to ideate and create. 

He generously invested in the Peter B. Moore Changemaker Space and Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre at Georgian’s Barrie Campus. Both have become hubs for students, faculty and industry to come together to solve complex challenges, develop and incubate ideas, prototype concepts, and test new products. Through various changemaking initiatives and applied research projects, Georgian and its partners are helping to strengthen our community and diversify and grow our local economy.

Peter was also recognized for the personal connections he makes with students.

Peter embodies many of the qualities we hope to instill in our graduates. Canada’s first – and only – Ashoka U designated changemaker college, we could ask for no better mentor to inspire our students than Peter. He models active citizenship as an engaged community board member, volunteer with many industry associations, and through his commitment to lasting positive social change.

– President Weaver

Peter has left an enduring legacy not only at Georgian but across a wide range of organizations and charities throughout Simcoe County. 

In May 2018, the Board of Governors presented Peter with an Award of Distinction in the Community Partner category for all the ways he’s helped to advance and support the college’s strategic priorities.

Congratulations to Peter and all of our 2023 graduates!