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Honorary Degrees

Honorary doctorates given at spring convocation ceremonies

At spring convocation ceremonies June 5-20, honorary doctorates will be awarded to Noam Chomsky, linguistics professor at MIT; Edward Said, English and comparative literature professor at Columbia University; Pierre Lassonde, president of Franco-Nevada Mining Corp. Ltd.; Gedas Sakus (BASc 1962), former president of technology at Nortel Networks; human rights advocate Daniel G. Hill (MA 1951, PhD 1960); Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Avalon Foundation professor in Humanities at Columbia University; writer E. Annie Proulx; Charles R. Bronfman, co-chairman of the Seagram Company; the Honorable Hilary M. Weston, lieutenant-governor of Ontario; Bob White, president emeritus of The Canadian Labour Congress; the Honourable Donald S. Macdonald (BA 1951 TRIN), former federal cabinet minister; A. Michael Spence, former dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University; Henry Friesen, president of the Medical Research Council of Canada; John B. Macdonald (DDS 1942), professor emeritus at the Faculty of Dentistry; Paul Davenport (MA 1970, PhD 1976), president of the University of Western Ontario; musician Stompin’ Tom Connors; Madam Justice Lousie Arbour, supreme court justice; Lionel H. Schipper (BA 1953 UC, LLB 1956), lawyer and University of Toronto Campaign executive member; and Paul Weiler (BA 1960 SMC, MA 1962), professor of law at Harvard University.

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