Media advisory - Governor General to receive honorary doctorate from York University and commemorate the 200th anniversary of the British abolition of the slave trade



    OTTAWA, March 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Her Excellency the Right Honourable
Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will receive an honorary doctorate
of laws from York University on Sunday, March 25, 2007, at 2 p.m. in Toronto.
The Governor General will also commemorate the 200th anniversary of the
British abolition of the slave trade by delivering the keynote speech at the
inauguration of the Harriet Tubman Institute, a new research centre at York
University devoted to the study of global migrations of African peoples.

    The convocation ceremony and the inauguration are open to the media.

    
    WHO:     Governor General Michaelle Jean

    WHAT:    To receive an honorary doctorate of laws and commemoration of
             the 200th anniversary of the British abolition of the slave
             trade by delivering the keynote speech at the inauguration of
             the Harriet Tubman Institute

    WHEN:    March 25, 2007, at 2 p.m.

    WHERE:   Recital Hall, Accolade East, Keele Campus
             York University (Toronto)
    




For further information:

For further information: Media information: Isabelle Serrurier, Rideau
Hall Press Office, (613) 998-0287, www.gg.ca; Keith Marnoch, York University,
(416) 455-4710, marnoch@yorku.ca

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