Bishop’s University Announces Honorary Doctorate Recipients
At Its 188th Convocation
On June 3 and 4, Chancellor Brian Levitt, O.C., presided over Convocation ceremonies at Bishop’s University. The institution announced last Thursday that, in addition to conferring some 640 degrees on members of the class of 2016, four notable individuals would be recognized for their outstanding professional achievements and their service to society.
Honorary doctorates in Civil Law were conferred on: Mr. Abel Bosum, Cree negotiator and former Chief of the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation; Ms. Sophie Brochu, C.M., President and CEO of Gaz Métro; Mr. Xavier Dolan, filmmaker, actor and writer; and Ms. Monique GagnonTremblay, former Deputy Premier of Quebec and Member of the National Assembly for Saint-François for 27 years.
Michael Goldbloom, C.M., Principal and Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are very pleased to recognize the remarkable achievements of these four exceptional individuals. We very much look forward to having them address our graduating students at Convocation.’’
On Friday, June 3, an afternoon Convocation ceremony took place at 4:00 p.m. for graduates earning degrees in Business and certificates. On Saturday morning, June 4, a ceremony was held at 10:30 a.m. for graduates earning degrees in Humanities and Education. Graduates receiving degrees in the Natural and Social Sciences participated in an afternoon ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on June 4.
Graduating students Gabrielle Patenaude, Alexander Roy and Anna Rogic were selected as valedictorians for Convocation 2016 and each spoke at one of the ceremonies.
Ms. Monique Gagnon-Tremblay
Ms. Sophie Brochu
Mr. Xavier Dolan
Mr. Abel Bosum