Frances Lankin receives honorary degree from Seneca College

Frances Lankin, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Toronto, receives an honorary bachelor of applied studies degree from Seneca College. On stage to confer the degree were Seneca President David Agnew, Board of Governors Chair Helen Hayward and Vice-President of Student Services and Human Resources Susie Vallance.

Toronto, June 23, 2010 – Frances Lankin’s career has spanned the fields of child care, correctional services, trade unions, politics, public service and philanthropy. In recognition of her accomplishments and contributions, Seneca presented her with an honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree at Seneca College’s convocation on Thursday, June 24 at Seneca’s Newnham Campus, 1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto.

“Frances has devoted her life to helping others and improving our communities,” said Seneca College President David Agnew. “We are proud to have had her as a member of Seneca’s Board of Governors and to honour her commitment to education and the creation of opportunities for the next generation.”

Frances is currently completing her last year as President and Chief Executive Office of the United Way of Greater Toronto, a position she has held since 2001. Under her leadership, the United Way has increased donations substantially and has become a major contributor to public policy discussions around strengthening neighbourhoods, affordable housing and reducing poverty. Prior to this post, she was a member of the Ontario Legislature, where she held several Cabinet portfolios in the 1990-95 Bob Rae government.

She has been a committed volunteer in the education and non-profit sectors, including a role as Director of Seneca College’s Board of Governors from 2004 until 2007.

Frances has received many recognitions and honours throughout her career, including the CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations from the Canadian Public Relations Society in 2008, and an appointment to the Queen’s Privy Council of Canada in 2009.

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M99: Return from Subprogram

M99: Return from Subprogram, Goto

The M99 code has two specific uses; it can be used as a command to return from a subprogram or it can be used as a goto command.

Using M99 with subprograms:

When used in a subprogram, this code returns you to the block following the last M98 (Call to Subprogram) command. If the M98 uses an L code to specify multiple calls to the subprogram, the M99 returns to the block containing the M98 until the specified number of subprogram calls have been made; then it will proceed to the block following the M98.
You can use the P code plus a block number to override the block returned to; however, if this feature is used from a nested subprogram call, all return targets are discarded. The rules for a Goto target block apply to this use as well.

Using M99 as a Goto command:

This command can be used in the main NC program as a Goto command to jump to a block on a line before the first subprogram (as denoted by the O code).
Use the P code to identify the block number being jumped to. Control is transferred to the first occurrence of this N code; it cannot be used to transfer control between chained programs (see M20). This command can be used anywhere in the program to change the flow of program execution. It is good programming practice to place this command on a line by itself to improve the program’s readability.

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