Fall 2013 Convocation

Royal Roads presents honorary degrees to business leader Elyse Allan and respected economist David Dodge

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

An electrifying business leader, a globally-recognized tourism destination and a steady hand at Canada’s banking helm were honoured by Royal Roads University during fall convocation at the Royal Theatre on Nov. 6.

The CEO of GE Canada, Elyse Allan, and former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge receivee honorary degrees, while The Butchart Gardens received the Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award. General Manager Dave Cowen accepted the award on behalf of The Gardens.

At the fall convocation, 898 credentials were conferred on students graduating from degree, certificate and diploma programs in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Management.

“Royal Roads is proud to recognize the inspiring contributions of today’s honorees to our community, Canada and the world,” said Royal Roads president and vice-chancellor Allan Cahoon. “From the aesthetic to financial and corporate sectors, their initiatives demonstrate those tenets of environmental, leadership and entrepreneurial success that are the foundation of our educational mandate.”


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Award Recipients

Honorary Degree Recipient
Elyse Allan is a passionate champion for better ways of doing business.
Honorary Degree Recipient
David Dodge is one of the world's most respected Canadian economists.
Chancellor's Community Recognition Award Recipient
Butchart Gardens has been an ideal example of sustainable entrepreneurship from its inception in 1904.