Volume 93, Issue 29
Thursday, October 21, 1999
Nearly 1,500 alumni will be awarded with degrees this week, but for three, the honour will be especially great.
During convocation, being held today and tomorrow, Jason Moscovitz, Lynn Johnston and Libby Fowler will be awarded with honorary degrees. "[The three] will receive honorary degrees for their notable achievements," said Jan Van Fleet, the university secretariat.
Moscovitz, a noteworthy award-winning journalist with the CBC, will be the first of the three to receive his honorary degree Thursday afternoon.
Artist Lynn Johnston, known for her comic strip For Better or Worse will be awarded with a degree Friday morning, while Libby Fowler, a leader and volunteer in the local community will walk across the stage Friday afternoon.
A number of scholars will be taking the information superhighway into London this weekend.
Western is welcoming speakers from around the world to a conference entitled Citizens at the Crossroads: Whose Information Society?
"We will be discussing the implications of technology and how we can cope with such rapid change," said Manjunath Pendakur, dean of the faculty of Information and Media Studies.
"We have a lot of hopes and ambitions about the deployment of these technologies and the conference will explore a wide variety of issues," Pendakur said.
The conference begins at the London Convention Centre Friday and runs until Sunday.
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