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Spring 2002 Convocation

Senator, ski entrepreneur receive honorary degrees

Friday, May 24, 2002

A Canadian senator noted for his disarmament work and a ski legend turned entrepreneur received honorary degrees. Senator Douglas Roche and Nancy Greene Raine received Honorary Doctor of Law degrees The Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award was presented to youth volunteer Jack Jeffrey and to the Laren House Society, which runs a half-way house for men released from federal prison.

The chancellor of Royal Roads, Hugh Gordon, awarded degrees to 600 new graduates, including approximately 50 international MBA learners from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Award Recipients

Honorary Degree Recipient
Douglas Roche is a distinguished author, parliamentarian and diplomat.
Honorary Degree Recipient
Nancy Greene won two Olympic medals and two World Cup titles in skiing − and the hearts and minds of Canadians.
Chancellor's Community Recognition Award Recipient
Jack Jeffrey, a longstanding Rotary member, has used his knowledge of chess to provide help children.
Chancellor's Community Recognition Award Recipient
Laren House Society helps parolees and ex-offenders successfully transition from prision to the community.