CBU to hand out honorary degrees
Spring convocation set for May 13
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.