Our 2014 Honorary Degree recipients:

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Charllotte Kwon, entrepreneur and the founder of Maiwa Handprints and founding director of the Maiwa Foundation

Charllotte Kwon

Supporting artisans to erase poverty

Charllotte Kwon receives an honorary degree from UFV for her work empowering artisans from developing nations and battling poverty by providing a market for their traditional crafts. She addresses the grads from the College of Arts.


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Dr. George Siemens,executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington

George Siemens

Co-developer of the first MOOC

UFV honours George Siemens for his work as a researcher on learning technology and co-developer of the first Massive Online Open Course. He addresses the grads from the Faculty of Professional Studies and Faculty of Access and Open Studies.


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Doug Hamilton, founding chair of Fraser Valley College board in 1974 and community leader

Doug Hamilton

Tireless advocate for education

Doug Hamilton receives an honorary degree from UFV for his tireless efforts to bring higher education to the Valley in 1974. He addresses the grads from the Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Health Sciences.


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