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U of W Awarding Honorary Degrees to Three Manitobans

May 4, 2012 7:09 AM | News

Three honorary degrees will be awarded at the University of Winnipeg’s Spring Convocation on June 7 and 8 to prominent Manitobans.

Local businessman and UWinnipeg alumnus Bob Kozminski will be one of the recipients. Kozminski is a founding member and director of the University of Winnipeg Foundation. In 2004, he was named campaign chair for the World of Opportunity Capital Campaign, which attracted $135 million in campus development, endowment, program funding, scholarships and bursaries.

Hartley T. Richardson, president and CEO of James Richardson & Sons, is another recipient. Richardson initiated one of the most important gifts to UWinnipeg, resulting in the state-of-the-art Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex.

Dr. Diane McGifford will also receive an honorary degree, as the longest serving Minister of Advanced Education and Training in Canada.