Fall 2011 Convocation

Royal Roads honours 771 graduates, presents honorary degrees to the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and Peter H. Thomas

Friday, October 21, 2011

Royal Roads University awarded the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, on the morning of fall convocation. Also during the morning ceremony, Honorary Captain (Navy) Cedric Steele, a tireless Victoria volunteer,  received the Chancellor's Community Recognition Award. In the afternoon ceremony, entrepreneur Peter H. Thomas, founding partner of the Todd Thomas Institute for Values-Based Leadership (now known as the Institute for Values-Based Leadership at Royal Roads University), received an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws.

Royal Roads also honoured 771 graduates from degree and certificate programs in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Management and the Centre for Applied Leadership and Management.

Convocation was hosted at the Royal Theatre, Victoria, B.C. The morning ceremony was at 9:30 a.m. and the afternoon ceremony was at 1:30 p.m.

Award Recipients

Governor General’s Gold Medal Recipient
Jane Lawson was honoured for her groundbreaking research on refugee camp peace programs.
Honorary Degree Recipient
Adrienne Clarkson promotes tolerance, belonging and a sense of public responsibility.
Honorary Degree Recipient
Peter Thomas is recognized as one of the leading developers and lenders of his time.
Governor General's Silver Medal Recipient
Sarah Gibson combined her passion for science with her love for learning.
Chancellor's Community Recognition Award Recipient
Cedric Steele is known as an ideas man with a reputation for making things happen.