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Barenaked Ladies founder to receive honorary Laurier degree

Steven Page is among five Canadians who will receive honorary degrees at the university's spring convocation ceremonies
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File photo of Steven Page by Matthew Moore/CityNews

Wilfrid Laurier University will present five Canadians with honorary degrees at its spring convocation ceremonies. 

It includes Barenaked Ladies founder, Steven Page, as well as former senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, Carolyn Wilkins. 

The ceremonies will be taking place in Brantford June 3 and June 12, and in Waterloo from June 13 to June 17. 

Laurier also plans to present the Order of Wilfrid Laurier University to former vice-president of Student Affairs, David McMurray.

You can see the list of honorary degree recipients below. 

- Izzeldin Abuelaish, doctor, educator and champion for peace in the Middle East

- Salah Bachir, philanthropist, magazine publisher and the former president of Cineplex Media

- Steven Page, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Barenaked Ladies

- Dana Sinclair, performance psychologist to professional athletes

- Carolyn Wilkins, Princeton research scholar and former senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada

More details about the ceremonies can be found by clicking here. Tickets are required. 

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