Queen's recognizes exemplary careers with honorary degrees

Queen's recognizes exemplary careers with honorary degrees

By Anne Craig

March 30, 2015


Ten new honorary degree recipients will be honoured at the spring 2015 commencement ceremonies at Queen’s University. Recipients include James Cuddy, Eric Windeler and Alan Broadbent. The degrees are awarded to people who have made remarkable contributions to the lives of people throughout the world in academia, business, politics, science and the arts.

Jean-Robert Bernier is the first person from outside continental Europe elected as chair of the committee of surgeons general of NATO and partner nations (COMEDS) beginning in November 2015. Thursday, May 21 at 2:30 pm.

Lyse Doucet is a Canadian journalist and the BBC's chief international correspondent and an occasional contributing editor to the BBC. Wednesday, June 3 at 10 am.

James Cuddy is the co-founder of Blue Rodeo, a band with more than four million records sold and 11 JUNO awards. Wednesday, June 3 at 2:30 pm.

Alexander McComber has worked with a number of national diabetes organizations including Health Canada’s Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative. Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 pm.

John MacGregor has made major contributions to the development and practice of advanced control techniques in industry including the Canadian technology sector. Thursday, June 4 at 10 am.

David John Mullan is a long-serving law professor at Queen’s University, a prolific writer and an often-called upon consultant. Friday, June 5 at 2:30 pm.

Alan Broadbent is chairman and founder of Maytree, and chairman and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation. Monday, June 8 at 2:30 pm.

Eric Windeler is the founder and executive director of Jack.org, an organization created after the suicide of his son Jack, a Queen’s University student. Tuesday, June 9 at 2:30 pm.

Michael Kirby retired from the High Court of Australia as the country’s longest serving judge. Wednesday, June 10 at 2:30 pm.

David Reville operates David Reville & Associates in Toronto, specializing in social research and community development. Friday, June 11 at 2:30 pm.