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 nine individuals will receive the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.
Dan Fortin, B. Eng.
In recognition of a distinguished career in engineering and business, for his international work for the environment and for creating policies to support shared learning in the context of a global corporation.
Mr. Fortin will give the convocation address on Tuesday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m.
Max Keeping, C.M., O.ONT., D.U.
In recognition of an outstanding contribution to the fields of journalism and communications and the Ottawa-Carleton community.
Mr. Keeping will give the convocation addresss on Wednesday, June 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Stephen Lewis, C.C.
Humanitarian, HIV-AIDS activist and former politician, Stephen Lewis, will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 2 p.m. ceremony on Tuesday, June 9, “in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the field of international service and humanitarian assistance.”
Christina Gold, B.A.
In recognition of the trail-blazing accomplishments of a woman in business and the strong leadership exemplified by the successful turnarounds of major corporations in a global environment.
Ms. Gold will give the convocation address Thursday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m.
Hilary Pearson, B.A., M.A.
In recognition of an outstanding contribution in social investment, in philanthropic leadership and for a stellar career in public, private and not-for-profit organizations.
Ms. Pearson will give the convocation address on Thursday, June 11 at 2 p.m.
Norman Barwin, C.M.,BSc., M.B., Ch.B., B.A.O., M.D.
In recognition of outstanding contributions in the fields of medicine and public health.
Dr. Barwin will give the convocation address on Friday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m.
Richard M. Hansen, C.C., O.B.C.
In recognition of an outstanding contribution as a leader in the education of people with disabilities.
Mr. Hansen will give the convocation address on Tuesday, June 9 at 2 p.m.
The Honourable Edward Broadbent, P.C., C.C., Ph.D.
In recognition of an outstanding political career devoted to fairness and equality.
Mr. Broadbent will give the convocation address on Wednesday, June 10 at 2 p.m.
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, P.C., C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
In recognition of an outstanding contribution to the public life of Canada as a journalist and broadcaster, and as a representative of the Canadian people.
Madame Clarkson will give the convocation address on Friday, June 12 at 2 p.m.