Media Advisory - Her Excellency to Receive Honorary Degree from the University of Manitoba

OTTAWA, May 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will receive the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg,on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.

Her Excellency will receive the honorary degree at the beginning of the ceremony. She will then deliver a convocation address to students graduating from the College of Medicine. For more information about the University of Manitoba, visit

The ceremony will be streamed live at

Media wishing to cover this event should arrive at the Brodie Atrium,
727 McDermot Avenue, no later than 10 a.m. on the day of the event.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Melanie Primeau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-2569, 613-618-2691 (cell),; Ilana Simon, Director of Communications & Marketing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, 204-789-3427,

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