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Governor General to Receive Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa

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June 9, 2011


 The Governor General of Canada to Receive Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive an honoris causa doctorate from the University of Ottawa and will deliver the convocation address to the University’s Faculty of Social Sciences graduates, at the National Arts Centre on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at 9:30 a.m.

During his address, the Governor General will focus on the importance of education and will invite new graduates to think about ways to improve the human condition, at home and abroad, to foster a smarter, more caring nation in preparation for the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017.

Honorary doctorates are awarded for substantial contributions made by the recipient to the University of Ottawa, to their profession or to society at large. An honorary doctorate acknowledges that the recipient deserves to be recognized for their unsurpassed abilities due to life’s learning and experiences.




Media information:

Christelle Legault
Rideau Hall Press Office

Vincent Lamontagne
University of Ottawa
613-562-5800, ext 3087




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