On receiving the degree of Honorary Doctorate of Education (honoris causa)

“Mr. Chancellor, Mr. President, Honored Platform Guests, Members of the Board of Governors, Members of the Academic Senate, staff, students, graduates and all family friends and special guests, Ladies and Gentlemen…” So … I have become ‘that’ person.  In 1992, while graduating from the University of Ottawa, I was sitting amongst my friends and peers and wondering exactly why someone would even be standing there, addressing us without knowing who we were and what path we had chosen to pursue.   I was young, eager to begin my life and had no idea that more than 25 years later, this honor to address … Continue reading On receiving the degree of Honorary Doctorate of Education (honoris causa)