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Tim Hutzul, Esq., International Historian
Tim Hutzul, the International Historian of Phi Delta Phi, is an attorney in Toronto, Canada for Aecon Group Inc., one of Canada’s largest publicly traded Infrastructure and Construction Companies. Prior to being seduced by the glamour of construction law, Tim "dabbled” in Sports and Entertainment Law having worked with professional athletes, unions and franchises as well as film production financing (including mega "hits” such as Pluto Nash and Battlefield Earth).
Tim has been an active member of Phi Delta Phi since his student days at the University of Toronto Law School. With the assistance of then Assistant Province President Jeff Wilker (now Chief Justice) Tim helped charter the Laskin Inn (named after the great Canadian Chief Justice Bora Laskin) at UofT. After law school he stayed involved in PDP as Alumni Advisor, Province President for Province IV, director of the Ontario Society and now International Historian. As Province President Tim organized one of the largest Conclaves (leadership seminar) in recent PDP history, which was attended by students from six provinces. An honorary member of Osgoode Inn, Tim has also played an active role in the Annual Osgoode Alumni and Student Initiation Banquet for student and alumni members of PDP across Ontario. Keynote speakers and honorary initiates during his involvement include former Ontario Premier Bob Rae, Justice Louise Arbour of the Supreme Court of Canada and Dean Patrick Monahan of Osgoode Hall. Tim has also attended every General Convention since Philadelphia in 1999 and has participated in initiations involving students from Duke (Hughes Inn), Osgoode Hall (Osgoode Hall), McGill (Laurier Inn), UofT (Laskin Inn), Windsor (Paul Martin Inn) and Western (Rand Inn). His first speech as International Historian entitled "The President, the Yankee and the Hero" is published here.Most recently he participated in a joint initiation in the spring of 2008 in Chicago at the invitation of Council Member Joe Vitu.
A history buff (or "nerd" as his wife affectionately notes), Tim majored in American History and wrote his undergraduate thesis on the social impact of the first two black heavyweight boxing champions (Jack Johnson and Joe Louis). In addition to his role as International Historian Tim continues to pursue his interests in military history (particularly the American Civil War), 20th century politics, and the heavyweight boxing championship. He is proud of noting that Phi Delta Phi can claim two Presidents named Roosevelt, while the more publicly discussed Skull & Bones claims two President Bushes. As Tim has remarked on more than one occasion—advantage Phi Delta Phi.
Tim lives in the West End of Toronto with his wife Ulana (also a member of the Laskin Inn), daughter Maya (who attended her first PDP Convention in New Orleans) and son Lucas. He has been known to share a beer and discuss PDP matters with former International President and current Chief Justice (and neighbor) Jeff Wilker at local watering holes.