CBU to hand out honorary de­grees

Spring con­vo­ca­tion set for May 13

Cape Breton Post - - Cape Breton -

Con­tri­bu­tions to women’s rights, pro­tec­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment and mu­sic will be rec­og­nized when

Cape Bre­ton Univer­sity awards three honorary de- grees dur­ing its spring con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­monies.

The de­gree doc­tor of laws hon­oris causa will be given to Deb­o­rah Gil­lis, a women’s rights and equal­ity ad­vo­cate, and Grosvenor Blair, who is said to have ded­i­cated his life to the preser­va­tion and pro­tec­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment.

The third honorary de­gree, a doc­tor of let­ters, hon­oris causa, will go to Dave MacIsaac to rec­og­nize his life­long con­tri­bu­tions to the preser­va­tion and evo­lu­tion of

Cape Bre­ton mu­si­cal cul­ture.

“We are ab­so­lutely thrilled to be hon­our­ing

Ms. Gil­lis, Mr.

Blair and Mr. MacIsaac dur­ing spring con­vo­ca­tion,” said Dale Keefe, in­terim pres­i­dent of CBU, in a news re­lease.

“Each of these in­di­vid­u­als is proof that hard work, de­ter­mi­na­tion and ed­u­ca­tion can be the key to suc­cess and can cre­ate great op­por­tu­ni­ties to af­fect change and in­spire oth­ers with your pas­sions.”

Spring con­vo­ca­tion will take place on the CBU cam­pus, May 13 at 2 p.m. The event will be live-streamed for those who can­not at­tend.




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