On June 8, one of Canada’s most distinguished and internationally recognized contemporary artists, Charles Pachter, will receive an honorary doctorate in fine arts during Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus convocation ceremonies.
This year’s ceremonies will take place at Rotary Place, celebrating the graduation of some 400 students.
“This year’s honorary degree recipient is being acknowledged for the tremendous impact he has made on society through the arts,” said Dr. Moira McPherson, Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor. “We are pleased to recognize Charles’ contributions to Lakehead University and the cultural fabric of Canada.”
Lakehead Orillia will also recognize Anishinaabe Elder and storyteller Mark Douglas with the Civitas Award.
“Mark has made significant contributions to Indigenous education at Lakehead University, ensuring that Indigenous peoples and their perspectives assume a rightful place in education teacher training in Ontario,” said Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, Principal, Orillia Campus.
Approximately 400 students will graduate during the Orillia Campus ceremony on June 8.
Photo: Lakehead Orillia will recognize Anishinaabe Elder and storyteller Mark Douglas with the Civitas Award on June 8.