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Fall 2001 Convocation

Royal Roads honours entrepreneurs, athletes and a peacemaker

Friday, October 19, 2001

General John de Chastelain and entrepreneur Thomas Foord, president of Kal Tire, received Honorary Doctor of Law degrees at this convocation. In addition, the Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award was presented to Victoria business leader Mohan Singh Jawl and Ironman triathlon champions Lori Bowden and Peter Reid.

At two ceremonies to mark its ninth convocation this Friday, Royal Roads awarded degrees on 242 new graduates. These include the first graduates of the university’s international MBA program, which now has close to 500 learners in China, Taiwan and Bangladesh. In addition, 27 undergraduate diplomas were conferred to graduates of the Microsoft industry certified systems analyst and Oracle database administrator programs while 29 graduates received graduate certificates in executive coaching.

Award Recipients

Honorary Degree Recipient
John de Chastelain is a soldier, diplomat and peace negotiator.
Honorary Degree Recipient
Tom Foord is an exceptional business leader and an unselfish community volunteer.
Chancellor's Community Recognition Award Recipient
Mohan Singh Jawl is a business leader who has ably demonstrated that corporate and community goals can be merged.
Chancellor's Community Recognition Award Recipient
Lori Bowden and Peter Reid are both world champion triathletes, excelling in the Ironman Competition.