BU Honours Graduates at Convocation 2013

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BRANDON, MB – Clothed in traditional cap and gown, 558 students received their degrees during graduation exercises at Brandon University (BU) on Friday, May 31st. Capacity crowds of more than 2500 people cheered the grads, during morning and afternoon programs in BU’s Healthy Living Centre.

Valedictorian Julia Redfern, BSc (Hons), said, “I am fortunate for the opportunities that Brandon University has given me,” adding, “BU has taught me to keep an open mind, which we can apply to all aspects of our lives.”

Canada’s preeminent television journalist Lloyd Robertson received an honourary Doctor of Laws. One of the most trusted faces in TV news, Robertson spent 35 years as Chief Anchor of CTV National News.

The University’s new Chancellor, Micheal Decter, was installed as part of Convocation 2013. Decter, a Harvard educated financier, senior public sector manager and national expert on health systems, was appointed to a three year term by the BU Senate in March.

Among the awards presented to faculty and alumni:
Lifetime Achievement – Dr. Beverley Nicholson, William Hillman
Excellence in Research – Dr. Wendy Untereiner
Excellence in Teaching – Ms. Paola Di Muro, Dr. John Hopkinson

Brandon University, founded in 1899, promotes excellence in teaching, research, creation and scholarship; educating students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders.


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