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Rush to receive honorary degrees from Nipissing University

Wed, Jun 4, 2014@11:07PM | comments

UPDATE - 6/11@2:09PM: It looks like the ceremony will take place tomorrow, June 12th at 2PM according to this article. There is also a live video stream available at this location.

Nippissing UniversityNipissing University in North Bay, Ontario has announced that they will be bestowing honorary degrees to all three members of Rush along with 6 other Canadians as the university celebrates the 2014 graduating class next week. From the announcement:

..."Convocation is the highlight of the year and we are honoured that these extraordinary individuals will help us celebrate our graduates," said Dr. Mike DeGagné, President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University. "The nine honourees are remarkable Canadians who have helped make our world better. It is very rewarding that they each recognize the distinct value of Nipissing University and support our mission and vision to the extent that they are accepting our highest honour, solidifying their connection to our institution." ...

It wasn't made clear in the announcement whether or not one or more of the band members will be attending the ceremony. Thanks to Bill C for the heads up.