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Honorary Degree: Frank McKenna

  • Frank McKenna, third from left, stands with Rector Cam Yung, Principal Daniel Woolf and Chancellor Jim Leech after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's University.
    Frank McKenna, third from left, stands with Rector Cam Yung, Principal Daniel Woolf and Chancellor Jim Leech after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's University.
  • Frank McKenna, former premier of New Brunswick and former Canadian ambassador to the United States, smiles at his family before receiving his honorary degree from Chancellor Jim Leech.
    Frank McKenna, former premier of New Brunswick and former Canadian ambassador to the United States, smiles at his family before receiving his honorary degree from Chancellor Jim Leech.
  • Frank McKenna, former premier of New Brunswick and former Canadian ambassador to the United States, speaks at Grant Hall after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's University.
    Frank McKenna, former premier of New Brunswick and former Canadian ambassador to the United States, speaks at Grant Hall after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's University.
  • Father and son Robert and Andrew Martin are hooded together during Tuesday afternoon's convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
    Father and son Robert and Andrew Martin are hooded together during Tuesday afternoon's convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.

A leader in the public and private sectors Frank McKenna, the former premier of New Brunswick (1987-1997) and former Canadian ambassador to the United States (2005-2006), was recognized with an honorary degree from Queen’s University on Tuesday, June 6.

Dr. McKenna is currently deputy chair of TD Bank Group, chairman of Brookfield Asset Management, and is on the board of Canadian Natural Resources. He has also previously served as chairman of CanWest Global and served on the boards of Noranda, Shoppers Drug Mart, and General Motors.

He started his post-graduate studies at Queen’s University in Political Studies before attending the University of New Brunswick Law School.

A live feed of each Spring Convocation ceremony will begin approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start of each event. For a full schedule of the ceremonies, visit the website of the Office of the University Registrar.