Carleton to Bestow Two Honorary Degrees during Fall Convocation

More than 1,200 Carleton Students to Accept Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

Carleton University will present two honorary degrees, to Elaine Keillor and Thomas R. Louttit, at its Fall Convocation ceremonies taking place on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.

“Our graduates will find inspiration in this year’s distinguished honorary doctorate recipients,” said Carleton President Roseann Runte. “Dr. Keillor and Mr. Louttit’s special contributions to the arts and our community certainly deserve this special recognition.”

In total, more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees. The ceremony will be held in the University Fieldhouse. The morning ceremonies will take place at 9:30 a.m. and the afternoon ceremonies will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Elaine Keillor will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the appreciation, knowledge and understanding of Canadian music through outstanding work as a performer, recording artist, arts advocate, researcher and teacher.

Thomas R. Louttit will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa in recognition of his wise leadership and gracious service to the community as an Elder and the inspiration he offers those he mentors and those privileged to witness his actions which constitute an honourable model of personal reconciliation and education.

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