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IN PHOTOS: Queen's confers 10 honorary degrees

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    Brigadier-General Jean-Robert Bernier speaks after receiving his honorary degree from Queen's University.
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    Alan Broadbent, chairman of Maytree and Avana Capital Corporation, delivers his speech at Grant Hall.
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    Jim Cuddy, of Blue Rodeo, and a Queen's alumni, speaks after receiving an honorary degree from the university.
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    Lyse Doucet, an award-winning BBC journalist, receives an honorary degree from Queen's University.
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    Former High Court of Australia judge Michael Kirby, third from left, waits to receive his honorary degree.
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    John MacGregor, a major contributor to advanced control techniques in Canada, stands with Chancellor Jim Leech.
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    Alex McComber, who has worked to enhance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people across Canada, speaks at Grant Hall.
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    David Mullan, a long-serving law professor at Queen’s University, delivers his speech after receiving an honorary degree.
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    David Reville, a former MPP and chair of the Ontario Advocacy Commission, speaks after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's.
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    Eric Windeler, founder and executive director of Jack.org, stands with Principal Daniel Woolf, Chancellor Jim Leech and Rector Mike Young.

During the recently-completed spring convocation ceremonies at Queen’s University, honorary degrees were conferred upon 10 individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the lives of people throughout the world in academia, business, politics, science and the arts.

Each recipient delivered a speech to the assembled graduands as well as their friends and family.

Queen’s has conferred honorary degrees for 157 years.