This June, Concordia University will present honorary doctorates to eleven (11) individuals who have made their mark in the fields of law, art, Indigenous rights, journalism, nanoscience, business and philanthropy.
They will receive their honorary doctorates during the university’s spring convocation ceremonies on June 11, 12 and 13, 2018 in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts.
The honorands join more than 5,600 students from four Faculties and the School of Graduate Studies who will be receiving their diplomas.
Among the distinguished recipients of the honorary doctorate is the CEO for Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi who will be honored for her contribution in improving the business environment, private sector development, and standards of living for Rwandans.
The other distinguished recipients include Indigenous leaders and a chief scientist at NASA.
Clare Akamanzi is an international trade and investment lawyer. She received a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School (HKS). She also holds an LLM in International Trade and Investment from the University of Pretoria and a bachelor’s degree in Law from Makerere University, Uganda.
In 2012, she was named Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, and a year later was selected as one of Africa’s Top 20 Leading Women in Economic Development by Forbes.
The Express News