Bishop’s Univer­sity Hon­o­rands for 2012

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Cé­line Gali­peau Born in Que­bec, raised in Africa and in the Mid­dle East, Cé­line Gali­peau is one of Canada’s lead­ing jour­nal­ists. Daugh­ter of a jour­nal­ist and diplo­mat, Ms Gali­peau’s in­ter­est in in­ter­na­tional af­fairs be­gan with her fa­ther in­sist­ing that she and her sis­ter lis­ten to the daily BBC ra­dio news­cast at an early age. Be­fore grad­u­at­ing in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence and So­ci­ol­ogy from Mcgill Univer­sity in 1983, Ms Gali­peau stud­ied English lit­er­a­ture at the Al-ahliyya Amman Univer­sity in Jor­dan and Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence at Birzeit Univer­sity on the West Bank. Her ca­reer as a jour­nal­ist be­gan as a tele­vi­sion re­porter at Ra­dio-canada’s re­gional sta­tion in Toronto in 1984. Her first for­eign as­sign­ment came dur­ing the Gulf War, in 1991. She has worked in cities around the globe, with post­ings to London, Moscow, Paris and Bei­jing. Ms Gali­peau has cov­ered sev­eral war zones, in­clud­ing Chech­nya, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Ms Gali­peau re­turned to Canada in 2003 to an­chor week­end news­casts for the So­ciété Ra­dioCanada. Fol­low­ing Bernard Derome’s re­tire­ment in 2009, she be­came the first woman to an­chor Le Téléjour­nal, Ra­dio-canada’s flag­ship nightly news pro­gram. Ms Gali­peau’s ex­cep­tional ca­reer as a jour­nal­ist and for­eign cor­re­spon­dent has earned her many awards and dis­tinc­tions, in­clud­ing an Amnesty In­ter­na­tional Award (1995) for bring­ing to light vi­o­la­tions of women’s rights, the first Claire L’heureux-dubé Award (2004) for her work on gen­der equal­ity and the Ray­mond-charette Award (2006) for the qual­ity of her lan­guage in her tele­vi­sion broad­casts. Cé­line Gali­peau was named Of­fi­cer of the Or­der of Que­bec in June of 2009.

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo Shawn A-in-chut Atleo is a pow­er­ful voice for First Na­tions in Canada. For over twenty years he has worked as a leader, ne­go­tia­tor, fa­cil­i­ta­tor, me­di­a­tor, and strate­gic plan­ner on be­half of Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple and their com­mu­ni­ties. He is cur­rently the Na­tional Chief of the Assem­bly of First Na­tions, where he works to em­power and en­able the suc­cess of ev­ery First Na­tion. Prior to be­ing elected Na­tional Chief in 2009, Chief Atleo served two terms as the A.F.N.’S Re­gional Chief for Bri­tish Columbia. He has also been a hered­i­tary Chief of the Ahousaht First Na­tion, part of the Nu­uchah­nulth Na­tion, since 1999. Chief Atleo has served as Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of a fam­ily ad­dic­tion treat­ment fa­cil­ity and Pres­i­dent of an Abo­rig­i­nal post-sec­ondary train­ing in­sti­tute, Umeek Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment.

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