Carleton University presented 11 Honorary Degrees at the 136th Convocation ceremonies. Information about each receipient and a video of their respective Convocation addresses can be found below:

Jozef Straus, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)

Former CEO and Co-Chairman of JDS Uniphase Corporation, Jozef Straus, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on Tuesday, June 8, “in recognition of an outstanding contribution to information and telecommunication technology.”

Jozef Straus, Ph.D., D.Sc. - Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)


Ginette Lemire Rodger, O.C., R.N., Ph.D.

Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)

Ginette Rodger, senior vice-president of professional practice and chief nursing executive at The Ottawa Hospital, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 2 p.m. ceremony on Tuesday, June 8, “in recognition of a distinguished career in health care and her outstanding contribution to improving the effectiveness of health services in Ottawa and throughout Canada.”

Ginette Lemire Rodger, O.C., R.N., Ph.D. - Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)


Joe Schlesinger, C.M., LL.D., D.Litt.

Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)

Renowned television journalist Joe Schlesinger was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, “in recognition of his inspiring writing, his stellar career as a journalist, his international expertise and understanding.”

Joe Schlesinger, C.M., LL.D., D.Litt. - Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)


The Right Honourable Charles Joseph Clark, P.C., C.C., B.A., M.A.

Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)

The Right Honourable Joe Clark was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 2 p.m. ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, “in recognition of his support for parliamentary democracy, his dedication as a professor and his work on issues of global importance.”

The Right Honourable Charles Joseph Clark, P.C., C.C., B.A., M.A. - Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)


Maureen A. McTeer, B.A., M.A., LL.B., LL.M., D. Litt., LL.D.

Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)

Lawyer, author and women’s rights advocate, Maureen McTeer, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 2 p.m. ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, “in recognition of her contributions to women’s equality and rights within Canada and internationally, as well as her advancement of health and medical issues.”

Maureen A. McTeer, B.A., M.A., LL.B., LL.M., D. Litt., LL.D. - Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)


Maude Barlow, B.A., LL.D., D.Litt.

Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)

Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on Thursday, June 10, “in recognition of her passionate commitment and tireless efforts to promote social justice.”

Maude Barlow, B.A., LL.D., D.Litt. - Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)


Michael Sabia, B.A., M.A., M. Phil.

Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)

Businessman Michael Sabia was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on Thursday, June 10, “in recognition of outstanding leadership in corporate social responsibility and community investment.”

Michael Sabia, B.A., M.A., M. Phil. - Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)


Philippe Camus, B.A. B.Sc. M.A., Ph.D.

Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)

Businessman Philippe Camus was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 2 p.m. ceremony on Thursday, June 10, “in recognition of a distinguished career and leadership in European aerospace and strong promotion of transatlantic co-operation in defense.”

Philippe Camus, B.A. B.Sc. M.A., Ph.D. - Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)


Andrée Lortie, O.Ont., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.

Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)

Andrée Lortie, founding president of La Cité collégiale, the first French-language College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on Friday, June 11, “in recognition of her dynamic leadership and unflagging enthusiasm for French education and the development of productive partnerships within the Ottawa region.”

Andree Lortie, O.Ont., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. - Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)


Laurence Kardish, B.A., M.F.A

Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)

Laurence Kardish, Carleton alumnus and Museum of Modern Art senior curator, was awarded the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 2 p.m. ceremony on Friday, June 11, “in recognition of a distinguished career and learned contribution to film and arts culture worldwide and for his continuing devotion to Canadian cinema and Carleton University.”

Laurence Kardish, B.A., M.F.A - Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)


The Honourable Michael Kirby, O.C., B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., LL.D

Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)

The Honourable Michael Kirby, chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 2 p.m. ceremony on Friday, June 11, “in recognition of his role in bringing about positive change to the mental health system and the quality of life of Canadians suffering from mental illness or addictions.”

The Honourable Michael Kirby, O.C., B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., LL.D - Honorary Degree Recipient (2010 Spring Convocation)