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Media Advisory - Four Queen's alumni to receive honorary degrees

Thursday, November 10, 2016

KINGSTON – This fall’s distinguished honorary degree recipients are all Queen’s alumni, as the university continues to recognize its 175th anniversary with special celebrations throughout the year.

What

Four honorary degrees will be presented during convocation ceremonies next week at Queen’s. The diverse group this year includes an Emmy winner, a champion of Indigenous Peoples, an astronaut, and a Canadian playwright.

Who

  • Carol Ann Budd, Sc’89 (Engineering Chemistry) is a professional engineer and financial consultant. She is also a volunteer on the Aboriginal Council at Queen’s University and former co-chair of the Ban Righ Foundation board of directors. Tuesday, Nov. 15, ceremony at 2:30 pm. Media availability is scheduled for 1:30 pm, Kingston Hall, Room 308.
  • Andrew Feustel, PhD’95 (Geology) is an astronaut with NASA and a veteran of two spaceflights. Dr. Feustel is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station on the Soyuz 54 launch vehicle in March 2018. Wednesday, Nov. 16, ceremony at 2:30 pm. Media availability is scheduled for 1:30 pm, Kingston Hall, Room 308.
  • Michelle MacLaren, Artsci’86 (Film), is a director, producer, and executive producer of several acclaimed television series, including Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Westworld. She has received multiple awards for her work, including two Emmys for Breaking Bad. Thursday, Nov. 17, ceremony at 10 am. Media availability is scheduled for 9 am, Kingston Hall, Room 308.
  • Judith Thompson, OC, Artsci’77 (Drama), is a playwright, director, actor, professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, and the artistic director of RARE Theatre, a company with a mandate to give voice to those who are seldom heard. Thursday, Nov. 17, ceremony at 2:30 pm. Media availability is scheduled for 1:30 pm, Kingston Hall, Room 308.

Where

All convocation ceremonies are held in Grant Hall.

Contact

Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

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