The Honorary Awards Committee of the Athabasca University Governing Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the Honorary Degrees to be presented at Convocation ceremonies on June 13 and 14.
An Honorary Doctor of Laws will be conferred on Robert Stollery of Edmonton. As one of the leading forces behind the PCL Construction Group Ltd. where he was chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer for many years, Mr. Stollery was instrumental in making that firm the largest construction company in Canada.
In addition to his outstanding contributions to the construction industry, Mr. Stollery has been generous in giving of his time, energy, and resources to an extensive list of worthy causes in Alberta and Canada. Many of the organizations to which Mr. Stollery has contributed have honored him by bearing his name, such as the Stollery Children’s Health Centre, the Stollery Centre of the University of Alberta, and the Stollery Women’s Pavilion at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Mr. Stollery was recognized last year with the Order of Canada.
An Honorary Doctor of Letters will be conferred on Vicki Gabereau of Vancouver. Ms. Gabereau is well-known to Canadian audiences for her many years as a broadcaster – including more than 20 years on CBC Radio, and since 1997 as host of Gabereau Live! on CTV.
Ms. Gabereau was a recipient of the Jack Award, named for its first recipient, Jack McClelland, which honors an individual within the Canadian publishing industry or media, who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of Canadian authors and books. She is a three-time ACTRA Award winner for best radio host-interviewer, she has published two books, and she has been a board member of the Vancouver East Cultural Centre and was honorary Fundraising Chair of the Central City Mission.
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