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Saint Mary’s University to Confer Three Honorary Degrees at October Convocation

9 October, 2015

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During Fall Convocation ceremonies on Friday, October 16th in the McNally Theatre Auditorium, Saint Mary’s University will confer honorary degrees upon three individuals who have a record of distinguished achievement and remarkable service.

The University is pleased to recognize the extraordinary contributions of Jean-Paul Deveau, President of Acadian Seaplants Limited, Dr. A. Wayne MacKay, a law professor and consultant, and Dr. D. Brian O’Brien, a retired Ophthalmic surgeon.

“Saint Mary’s motto, Age Quod Agis, is a call for us to act in the world, to shoulder responsibility, and to champion social justice, environmental justice and ethical values,” said Saint Mary’s University President, Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray. “These values are well reflected in the three individuals to be recognized with honorary degrees during my first Convocation at Saint Mary’s University as President and Vice-Chancellor.”

On October 16th at 11 a.m., J.P. (Jean Paul) Deveau will receive a Doctor of Commerce, Honoris Causa during a Convocation ceremony for undergraduate programs in the Sobey School of Business. A. Wayne MacKay will be honoured with a Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa at the 3 p.m. Convocation for undergraduate programs in the Faculties of Arts and Sciences; and the University will confer an Honorary Doctor of Science degree upon Dr. D. Brian O’Brien at 7:00 pm during a ceremony for graduate degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research for all programs.

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