Dr. Buffy Sainte-Marie - UBC Vancouver 2012 Spring Honorary Degree Recipient
Bramwell Tovey, music director of the Vancouver Sym-phony Orchestra, and singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie are among the 10 people who will receive honorary degrees this year from the University of B.C.
Others include former prime ministers Joe Clark and Paul Martin, forestry researcher Michael Wingfield, and Sophie Pierre, the longtime chief of St. Mary's Indian Band in Cranbrook.
In a release Tuesday, the university said the honorary degrees recognize substantial contributions to society at provincial, national or inter-national levels. Most of the degrees will be awarded during spring convocation (May 23-30) on the Vancouver cam-pus, but three - to Martin, Tovey and Wingfield - will be awarded in the fall.
UBC's Okanagan campus will award honorary degrees to retired senator Ross Fitzpatrick and filmmaker Deepa Mehta during a June 7 ceremony.
UBC's list of the 10 Vancouver recipients also includes:
. Dominic Barton, the global managing director at management consultancy McKinsey & Company;
. Philanthropist Robert Hung Ngai Ho;
. Ethnobotanists Memory Elvin-Lewis and Walter Lewis.
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