SUDBURY, ON, March 24, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable John R. Baird, Privy Councilor, a distinguished politician and business leader, is the recipient of Huntington University's highest honour for achievement - an Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters.
The award was presented March 23rd during a convocation ceremony held in Greater Sudbury, in recognition of Dr. Baird's many accomplishments and contributions.
"I would like to thank the Board of Huntington University for the honour bestowed upon me," said Dr. Baird. "It is a privilege to be associated with Huntington University, a nationally recognized institution for innovation in teaching and community outreach. I commend Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor, for his vision and outstanding leadership which has resulted in raising the level of attention for post-secondary education in Northern Ontario, and beyond."
"Huntington University has a tradition of bestowing an honorary degree upon distinguished individuals who merit special recognition for genuine achievement consonant with the mission of the university. Tonight we are proud and honoured to bestow the Honourable John. R. Baird, P.C., with an Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters and establish a scholarship in his name," said Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University. "Dr. Baird's noteworthy career and his countless contributions and achievements at the provincial, national and international level, are noble examples for all Huntington University students, past and present, to aspire to."
In addition to the bestowment of an honorary doctorate, Huntington University also presented scholarships to students who were chosen for the awards based on academic achievement and community service.
SOURCE Huntington University
Image with caption: "The Honourable John R. Baird, P.C., has received an Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters from Huntington University. The degree was conferred at Huntington University's Spring Convocation, held March 23, 2016 in Greater Sudbury. (L to R - Dr. Edward J. Conroy (Huntington University Chancellor) Dr. Kevin McCormick (Huntington University President & Vice-Chancellor), Dr. John R. Baird, Ms. Mary-Liz Warwick (Huntington University Board Chair) (CNW Group/Huntington University)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160324_C7927_PHOTO_EN_650293.jpg
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For further information: Media Contact: Christine Catt, Director, University Advancement, Huntington University, 705-673-4126 ext. 211, [email protected], huntingtonu.ca