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Fall 2014 Convocation

Honouring leaders in business, community and the arts

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Royal Roads University graduates shared the stage with a distinguished business economist, Canada’s first female music director of a major symphony and a community-minded entrepreneur during the fall convocation ceremonies on Nov. 4, 2014.

Business Council of British Columbia Executive Vice-president and Chief Policy Officer Jock Finlayson received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for his distinguished service as an economist and being a leading voice on economic and public policy issues affecting the province.

Victoria Symphony Music Director Tania Miller received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of her exemplary work as a leader and for her extraordinary artistic achievements in the community.

The Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award was presented to Gordon Denford, a developer and entrepreneur committed to serving his community. He is the founder and owner of Berwick Retirement Communities and has improved the quality of life of thousands of seniors in Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox and Kamloops.

This fall’s convocation ceremonies recognized the achievements of more than 760 students who have earned degrees, certificates or diplomas in the Faculty of Management or in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences.

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Award Recipients

Gordon Denford
Chancellor's Community Recognition Award Recipient
Gordon Denford is a developer and entrepreneur committed to serving his community.
Jock Finlayson
Honorary Degree Recipient
Jock Finlayson is a leading voice on economic and public policy issues affecting British Columbians.
Tania Miller
Honorary Degree Recipient
A powerful communicator and advocate for the arts, Tania Miller strives to bring orchestral music to all walks of life.
Peter Robinson
Honorary Degree Recipient
Peter Robinson is an influential leader whose work with progressive organizations has strengthened Canadian society.