Theresa Tam To Get Carleton Honour

This is a release from Carleton University:

As part of the 2024 spring convocation ceremonies, Carleton University will bestow honorary degrees to five inspiring individuals for their leadership, impactful achievements and contributions to society.

“Convocation celebrates the years of hard work, dedication and impressive academic achievements of our graduating students,” says Interim President and Vice-Chancellor Jerry Tomberlin. “It is an honour to share this important moment with them.”

The honorary degree recipients — a group that includes leaders in business, public health, humanitarian work, technology, as well as public opinion and policy research — will be bestowed a Doctor of Laws or Doctor of Engineering, honoris causa. At their respective ceremonies, they will share words of wisdom and advice with the assembled graduands.

Convocation ceremonies for the Class of 2024 will be held from June 17 to 21. Full schedules and ceremony details are available at https://convocation.carleton.ca/ceremony/.

Media are invited to attend. The ceremonies will be broadcast online via live streaming at https://convocation.carleton.ca/live/.


2024 List of Honorary Doctorate Recipients

JP Gladu will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 9 a.m. ceremony on Monday, June 17, in recognition of his outstanding contribution as a champion of change who has promoted a renaissance of Indigenous business in Canada, built key bridges with the non-Indigenous Canadian and international business communities, and fostered awareness and change in support of economic reconciliation.

Dr. Theresa Tam will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 3 p.m. ceremony on Monday, June 17, in recognition of a distinguished career in public health, particularly in leading Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Morley will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 3 p.m. ceremony on Tuesday, June 18, in recognition of a lifetime of humanitarian and international development work and the advancement of children’s rights nationally and globally.

Mallik Tatipamula will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Engineering, honoris causa, at the noon ceremony on Thursday, June 20, in recognition of sustained contributions and visionary leadership in advancing telecommunication networks from 3G to 5G and beyond in bridging the digital divide.

Frank Graves will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 9 a.m. ceremony on Friday, June 21, in recognition of a distinguished career in public opinion and policy research and outstanding contributions to research-based policy making.

 

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