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Robert Silver, president and co-owner of Western Glove Works Ltd and co-owner of the Winnipeg Free Press, will be granted an honorary degree from the University of Manitoba this spring.
Silver, who will be obtaining a Doctor of Laws degree, is one of eight individuals set to receive honorary degrees during the U of M’s 140th spring convocation.
"Each year, the University of Manitoba bestows honorary degrees upon individuals who have achieved acclaim for their advancement of culture, communications, education, administration, scholarship, leadership philanthropy, mentorship, or business," reads a U of M press release.
Other individuals set to receive degrees include:
- Paul Desmarais Jr., a Canadian businessman who heads up Power Corporation of Canada
- Carolyn Duhamel, executive director of the Manitoba School Boards Association
- Janice Lederman, co-founder and president of Valhalla Private Capital Inc.
- Naomi Levine, who helped develop executive programs at the University of Manitoba and who has championed human rights for more than 40 years
- Shelagh Rogers, a nationally celebrated radio host and chancellor of the University of Victoria
- Shahina Siddiqui, the founder and executive director of the Islamic Social Services Association
- Winston Wuttunee, an Indigenous entertainer and an established name in the Canadian music industry since 1973