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Université Laval announces honorary doctorates to 11 exceptional personalities

Québec City, June 8, 2020 – Former Québec premier Lucien Bouchard, opera singer Marie-Nicole Lemieux, and Inuit environmental and cultural activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier are among the 11 remarkable people who will receive an honorary doctorate this year from Université Laval.

Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the pandemic, dates for the award ceremonies have yet to be set. They will be announced at a later date once it becomes possible to hold ceremonies and pay tribute to these individuals who have made a deep and lasting impression in their respective fields of endeavour.

The recipients:

Rebecca Belmore, Artist
Honorary Doctorate in Visual and Media Arts

Lucien Bouchard, Lawyer, Politician, and Former Premier of Québec (1996–2001)
Honorary Doctorate in Law

Janice Eng, Physiotherapist, Kinesiologist, and Biomedical Engineer
Honorary Doctorate in Rehabilitation Science

Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science
Honorary Doctorate in Animal Science

Maria Klawe, Professor of Computer Science
Honorary Doctorate in Computer Science

Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Opera Singer
Honorary Doctorate in Music

Davianna Pōmaika'i McGregor, Historian, Teacher, and Activist
Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences

Romeo Saganash, Lawyer, Negotiator, and Politician
Honorary Doctorate in Law

Ronald G. Sultana, Professor of Educational Sociology
Honorary Doctorate in Counselling

Gisèle Turcot, Mother Superior, Institut Notre-Dame du Bon-Conseil
Honorary Doctorate in Religious Studies

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Environmental Activist and Advocate for the Protection of Inuit Culture and the Arctic 
Honorary University Doctorate

Photos available on request

Simon La Terreur
Media relations
Université Laval
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