Society & Culture
Sports broadcaster Ron MacLean, former Canadian senator Claudette Tardif and poet Alice Major will receive honorary degrees during graduation ceremonies this November.
A beloved sports broadcaster, a tireless advocate for minority language rights in Canada, and an award-winning poet will receive honorary degrees at the University of Alberta’s graduation ceremonies this November.
“Each of our honorary degree recipients is a unique Canadian voice who has made a positive impact in both local and national communities,” said U of A chancellor Douglas Stollery. “I look forward to hearing their perspectives as we welcome them to our fall convocation celebrations.”
Ron MacLean is a Canadian icon who has made enduring contributions to sport and culture as a broadcaster, author and mentor. His wit, poise and extensive knowledge as the host of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada and a commentator at six Olympic Games have endeared him to generations of viewers. MacLean is a 10-time Gemini Award winner and two-ti...