Concordia University to present Honorary Degrees to Seven Distinguished

MONTREAL, April 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Concordia University will bestow seven honorary doctorates during spring convocation ceremonies to be held June 21-23 in Salle Wilfrid Pelletier at Place des Arts (175 Ste. Catherine Street West). The distinguished recipients will join more than 4,800 students from across Concordia's four Faculties and the School of Graduate Studies who are eligible to graduate this spring.

    Robert Charlebois, a groundbreaking singer, song writer, and actor,
    Charlebois is being recognized for his innovative contributions to the
    arts and culture in Quebec and abroad
    June 21 @ 10 am - Faculty of Arts and Science

    Eleanor Wachtel, CBC radio broadcaster, who has fostered a deep
    appreciation for literature and the arts through her broadcasts and books
    June 21 @ 3 pm - Faculty of Arts and Science

    Richard Pound (S BA'63), for his significant achievements in education,
    law, and letters, and his impact within the Olympic movement on the
    ethics and integrity of amateur sports
    June 21 @ 7 pm- Faculty of Arts and Science


    Laurent Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board of Bombardier Inc., who
    exemplifies the spirit of Canadian entrepreneurship and business success
    June 22 @ 10 am - John Molson School of Business

    The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minster of Canada, for
    his outstanding accomplishments in public service and his contribution to
    the advancement of post-secondary education and university research in
    June 22 @ 3 pm - John Molson School of Business


    Julie Payette, in recognition of her brilliant scientific career and
    achievements as Chief Astronaut of the Canada Space Agency
    June 23 @10 am - Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science


    R. Murray Schafer, for his impressive career and accomplishments as a
    composer, educator, environmentalist, literary scholar and visual artist
    June 23 @ 3 pm - Faculty of Fine Arts

SOURCE Concordia University

For further information: For further information: Fiona Downey, Media Relations Advisor, Concordia University, (514) 848-2424 Ext. 2518, Cell.: (514) 518-3336,

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