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Fall 2002 Convocation

Royal Roads honoue educator, journalist and community association

Friday, October 18, 2002

Educator Dr. James Duderstadt and journalist and military analyst Gwynne Dyer received Honorary Doctor of Law degrees at convocation. In addition, the Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award was presented to Victoria journalist Jody Paterson and to the Victoria Community Living Association.

At two ceremonies to mark its eleventh convocation, Royal Roads confered degrees on 432 new graduates, including the first graduates of the university’s Master of Arts in Distributed Learning and online Bachelor of Commerce programs. Twenty-nine graduates received diplomas, including the first graduates of RRU’s Knowledge Management diploma program. This convocation also included the largest ever contingent of graduates of the university’s international MBA program, which now has close to 1,000 learners in China, Taiwan, Singapore and Bangladesh.

Award Recipients

Honorary Degree Recipient
James Duderstadt is an experienced practitioner, leader and a visionary in the field of higher education.
Honorary Degree Recipient
Gwynne Dyer is one of today's most thoughtful and widely published journalists on moral issues of the emerging world.
Chancellor's Community Recognition Award Recipient
Jody Paterson has worked as a journalist since 1982.
Chancellor's Community Recognition Award Recipient
In 1955, a group of dedicated parents in Victoria imagined a community where everyone belongs.