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Royal Roads convocation honorees a link to university's past

October 31, 2015
By: Jeff Bell
Source: RRU News

Royal Roads’ fall convocation honorees were featured in the Times Colonist Oct. 31.

Here is an excerpt:

A First Nations luminary, a health-care leader and a former privacy commissioner are being honoured at Royal Roads University’s fall convocation ceremony.

Receiving an honorary doctorate of laws will be Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, a hereditary chief of the Ahousaht First Nation and former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. He also served as chancellor at Vancouver Island University.

Maj.-Gen. Lise Mathieu will receive an honorary doctorate of laws for her work in transforming Canadian Forces Health Services, while David Flaherty, B.C.’s first privacy commissioner, will be presented with the Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award for his philanthropy and support of the arts.

Royal Roads president Allan Cahoon said the convocation is one of the last formal events being held as part of the institution’s 75th anniversary — 55 years as a naval and military college and 20 as a university. He said there are links between those being honoured and the traditions of Royal Roads.

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