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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Buffy Sainte-Marie to receive honorary degrees from UBC (Video)

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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6 comments:

Shirley Barr said...

So good to see you treated with such dignity and respect, affirming your worth, finally.

June Kaminski said...

I am so proud to see my Alma Mater recognize your exquisite gifts to the educational community and to the world. My parents listened to your music all through my childhood and I still love it now decades later!

Alice Macpherson said...

She has and continues to be tireless in her support of transformative education for all.

Mal Johnson said...

Dear Buffy; It is always so gratifying to hear of one receiving an Honorarium that they actually deserved for their dedication in the field they are being recognized for. I also feel blessed to be on this earth at the same time as you, for it is souls like yourself that make it all seem worthwhile. Please accept my deepest heartfelt Thanks for showing us that one can always be successful, by just being themselves. Your Pal Mal.

Lakota Nape 4 U said...

COngratulations Buffy for not only receiving your honorary degree from UBC, but everything you do for ALL human beings and especially the Indigenous 1st Nations People. I embraced your heart and music when you stepped out into Grandfathers Light on stage back in the 60's, have supported your endeavors, music, movie rolls and Educational efforts ever since. You seem in my heart like a lifetime friend and Sister. I am Good Hands Woman, many call Nape'. I know you even one time supported the World wide protest Fire Eyes and I headed as we ran live updates on the internet, from a secret place in the woods, to get live information out to the media. It was the desecration of a Sacred Burial Mounds in AL. where it was turned into a haunted "Trail of Fears" playing off of the ones who suffered and died on the trail of those that cried from QUalla, NC to the Cattle stockades for the ships in Waterloo, AL. to the New Echota,my spouses Unci (Grandmother)was relocated to Pryor Creek,OK. I always wanted to say Wopila (Thanks) for your strong support at that time. Continue to touch the world lovely winyan (woman) I will quietly be humbly behind you in all you do. Toksha and love. Laurie Good Hands Woman Wheeler

Anonymous said...

This Native Woman kicks ass! Truly inspiring.