Oct 11, 2012

By Michael Kramer

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Ryerson University will honour two outstanding Canadians with honorary degrees  as part of this year-s fall convocation ceremonies next Thursday and Friday.

Irish-Canadian tenor and Broadway star  Colm Wilkinson is one of the most celebrated performers of our time.

He performed in the Toronto production of  The Phantom of the Opera  for four and a half years, giving more than 16 hundred  performances and earning nightly standing ovations.

He received the Dora Mavor Moore award for his portrayal of The Phantom in 1989-90.

Also receiving an honorary degree is Shawn Atleo – National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Among his achievments,  Atleo is the first university chancellor of aboriginal heritage in British Columbia’s history.

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