The University of Guelph is awarding Michaëlle Jean an honourary degree at a special ceremony this Friday. Jean was the first black woman to be named, Governor General, a post she served in between 2005 and 2010. Last year, she was named Special Envoy for Haiti for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The university is also awarding honourary degrees to ecologist Daniel Janzen, anti-poverty advocate June Henton and former Ontario deputy minister of energy, science and technology Ken Knox.
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