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OCAD University awards 5 new honorary doctorates

Toronto, Ontario, May 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCAD University is awarding honorary doctorates to five exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions to Indigenous and contemporary art in Canada, and to the fields of literature, entertainment, and arts administration and advocacy. 

"The accomplishments of these amazing individuals reflect the breadth of OCAD University's academic mission and our values of equity, diversity and decolonization," says Ana Serrano, President and Vice-Chancellor. "These honorands all share an extraordinary passion and dedication to advancing arts and culture in this country and beyond, whether it is through advocacy, management, or their own works of art and expression. They are truly an inspiration for this year's graduands and for all Canadians."

The degrees will be presented during the 2021 Virtual Convocation on June 11. The 2021 recipients are:

The spring Convocation will celebrate more than 900 graduands from three Faculties and School of Graduate Studies, and include the presentation of the Governor General's Academic Silver and Gold Awards.


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