Bishop’s Univer­sity An­nounces Hon­orary Doc­tor­ate Re­cip­i­ents

At Its 188th Con­vo­ca­tion

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

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.

Michael Gold­bloom

Ms. Monique Gagnon-Tremblay

Ms. So­phie Brochu

Mr. Xavier Dolan

Mr. Abel Bo­sum

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