Special Convocation and Conversation with Ambassador Bob Rae

Join us on Thursday, June 2, at 9:30am in the Boardmore Theatre for a special convocation ceremony. Cape Breton University will confer an honorary doctorate on Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Bob Rae. The ceremony will be followed by an exciting sit-down conversation hosted by CBU President and Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall. Community members are invited to attend the ceremony and discussion. 

Bob Rae is the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in New York. He served as Premier of Ontario from 1990-1995, interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011-2013 and was appointed as Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar (2017) and Canada’s Special Envoy on Humanitarian and Refugee Issues (2020). Mr. Rae taught law and public policy at the University of Toronto and was a partner and senior counsel to the law firm OKT LLP, specializing in indigenous law and constitutional issues. Bob Rae is a Privy Councillor, a Companion of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario.

This event is part of the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (CAPDHHE) Conference. To learn more about the conference, please click here.