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Former Blue Jays president and champion of Japanese culture in Canada to receive honorary degrees at York University fall convocation

TORONTO, October 18, 2016 – York University will confer honorary degrees at this fall’s convocation ceremonies to two exceptional Canadians: a sports visionary and philanthropic superstar as well as a financial leader, Paul Beeston and an education and health services advocate and champion of Japanese-Canadian culture, Janice Fukakusa. “Paul Beeston and Janice Fukakusa have been […]

Honorary degree at York University convocation Saturday – David Collenette

TORONTO, June 19, 2015 – Politician, strategic advisor, distinguished fellow David M. Collenette will receive an honorary degree from York University on Saturday, June 20 at 2:30pm at Glendon College. He will then deliver a speech to graduating students at their convocation ceremony. One of York University’s most illustrious alumni from Glendon, David Collenette (BA […]

Honorary degrees at York University convocations Friday – Tom Jenkins and Murray Sinclair

TORONTO, June 18, 2015 – Entrepreneur, businessman and technology leader P. Thomas (Tom) Jenkins will receive an honorary degree from York University on Friday, June 19 and speak to graduating students at their 10:30am convocation ceremony. Judge, lawyer, social justice advocate and chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Justice Murray Sinclair will […]

York U will confer three honorary degrees at fall Convocation

TORONTO, October 15, 2013 − Three exceptional people will receive honorary degrees from York University at Fall Convocation ceremonies. “In honouring these individuals we pay tribute to the positive difference they make to our global community through academe, entrepreneurism and corporate leadership,” says Mamdouh Shoukri, president and vice chancellor, York University. “We are truly inspired […]

Honorary degree at York University Convocation Saturday – Jean-Michel Lacroix

Toronto, June 14, 2013  – Canadian studies pioneer, scholar and educational leader Jean-Michel  Lacroix will receive an honorary degree from York University, Glendon campus, on Saturday June 15, and speak to graduating students at their 2:30pm convocation ceremony. Lacroix is an internationally respected scholar and a notable academic leader. Currently Professeur de civilisation nord-américaine at […]

Honorary degrees at York University Convocations Friday – Mary Anne Chambers and Craig Kielburger

Toronto, June 13, 2013  – Former Ontario Cabinet member Mary Anne Chambers will receive an honorary degree from York University on Friday, June 14, 2013 and speak to graduating students at their 10:30am convocation ceremony. Child rights advocate Craig Kielburger, who will also receive an honorary doctorate degree, will address students at the 3:30pm convocation. […]

Honorary degrees at York University Convocations Thursday – Serge Godin and Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Toronto, June 12, 2013  – Business leader Serge Godin will receive an honorary degree from York University on Thursday, June 13 and speak to graduating students at their 10:30am convocation ceremony. Lawyer and human rights advocate Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who will also receive an honorary doctorate degree, will address students at the 3:30pm convocation. Serge […]