Royal Roads issues honorary degrees

An artistic director, former politician and the founder of an international school will be honoured by Royal Roads University

An artistic director, former politician and the founder of an international school will be honoured by Royal Roads University during the spring convocation on June 19.

Pacific Opera Victoria artistic director Timothy Vernon and school founder Sherman Jen will receive honorary degrees. Community activist and politician Denise Savoie will receive the Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award.

The honorees will join ceremonies for more than 350 students graduating from programs in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Management and the Centre for Applied Leadership and Management.

 

“This year’s honorees come from very different fields – education, performing arts and politics – but they share the attributes of creative leadership and strong community spirit. They are an inspiration to the university community,” said Royal Roads president and vice-chancellor Allan Cahoon. Convocation ceremonies will be held at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St. at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 

 

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