Concordia University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Al Gore



    MONTREAL, March 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Concordia University today awarded an
honorary doctorate to former American Vice-President, Al Gore. The ceremony
took place during Youth Action Montreal's Youth Summit on Climate Change at
the Palais des Congrès.
    "Mr. Gore, for all that you have accomplished in the past and all that
you will continue to accomplish, we bestow upon you our university's highest
award, an honorary doctorate from Concordia University. It is a symbol of
respect and appreciation for your lifetime of service to your country and to a
better world. This honorary doctorate is also a message of support for the
cause that you represent so brilliantly," said Concordia President, Claude
Lajeunesse.
    Since the 2000 election, the former Vice-President has re-channeled his
energy to focus on an all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable
change. His film, An Inconvenient Truth, based on his best-selling book of the
same title, was recognized as the best documentary of 2006 at last month's
Academy Awards ceremony. He is also considered a strong contender for the next
Nobel Peace Prize thanks to his work on the environment.


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For further information:

For further information: Tanya Churchmuch, Senior Media Relations
Advisor, Concordia University, (514) 848-2424, ext. 2518, Cell: (514)
518-3336, tanya.churchmuch@concordia.ca


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