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York to bestow 11 honorary degrees at convocation


York will celebrate the contributions of educators, politicians, artists, public servants, and business and community leaders this year as it confers 11 honorary degrees during spring convocation ceremonies June 11-16.

"We are proud to bestow honorary degrees on such an extraordinary group of individuals," said Lorna R. Marsden, York University president & vice-chancellor. "We hope their remarkable achievements will inspire our newest graduates to reach for their goals and act as ambassadors of the York University spirit."

Altogether about 8,600 students from York’s 11 Faculties will be graduating this week at morning and afternoon ceremonies, bringing the number of York alumni to approximately 200,000.

The Glendon ceremony will take place on June 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Glendon campus. If you can’t attend, you can watch the ceremonies streamed live – and then archived – on the Internet here.

The recipient of Glendon’s honorary degree is Danielle Juteau, ethnic studies scholar and educator. Danielle Juteau will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws at the Glendon ceremony.

An eminent academic, Danielle Juteau is co-founder of the Centre for Ethnic Studies at Université de Montréal and held its first Chair in Ethnic Relations from 1991to 2003. She is recognized among those responsible for creating the field of ethnic studies in Quebec. Juteau has written on the dynamics of ethnic boundaries, ethnicities and nationalisms, citizenship and changing forms of pluralisms, and sex-gender relations. Her scholarly research has significant impact here in Canada and internationally. Juteau has also held positions at the University of Ottawa, Université de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, Freie Universität, as well as York's Glendon College. She is a Fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

Published on June 12, 2007