Each year, Carleton University presents honorary degrees in recognition of the outstanding contributions that the recipients have made to the Ottawa community, Canada or the world in the arts and sciences, the professions, the private sector, public service (including to the university) or humanitarian endeavours. This year the following five individuals will receive the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.
Donald W. Campbell
In recognition of a distinguished career in foreign affairs and international trade. Mr. Campbell will give the Convocation address on June 12 at 2:00 p.m.
In recognition of an outstanding contribution towards ensuring government accountability and the effectiveness of the public service. Ms. Fraser will give the Convocation address on June 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Anna Maria Tremonti
In recognition of a distinguished journalism career that has provided reportage from events across Canada and around the world. Ms. Tremonti will give the Convocation address on June 13 at 9:30 a.m.
In recognition of a most distinguished academic and public servant, and of a champion of research and innovation. Mr. Brzustowski will give the Convocation address on June 14 at 2:00 p.m.
James [Sa’ke’j] Youngblood Henderson
In recognition of an outstanding contribution to the laws, research and exploration of aboriginal issues. Mr. Henderson will give the Convocation address on June 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Edward Osei-Kwadwo Prempeh, PhD/96, had many roles at Carleton University– student, race equity coordinator, professor, mentor and friend–and his dedication and passion were evident in all of them. Carleton University is honoured to posthumously present Professor Prempeh with the 2007 Founders Award for his tireless commitment to diversity, human rights and the university.
The Founders Award, Carleton University’s highest nonacademic honour, recognizes and pays tribute to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Carleton through their dedication, generosity and commitment to the values of the university.