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MEDIA ADVISORY: Former prime minister receives honorary degree

June 11, 2014
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Dixon Tam, SFU media relations, 778.782.8742, dixont@sfu.ca

MEDIA ADVISORY
The Right Honourable Kim Campbell served as Canada’s 19th and first female prime minister in 1993. She will receive an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University today.

Among her previous cabinet portfolios, Campbell was Canada’s first female justice minister and attorney general and the first female defence minister of a NATO country. She has since been highly engaged in academia, international relations and women’s issues. Campbell is a founding member of the Club of Madrid, an organization of former heads of government and state working to promote democracy, and a member and chair emerita of the Council of Women World Leaders.

WHO:            Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell

WHAT:          Receiving SFU honorary degree

WHEN:          Wednesday, June 11, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:        SFU Burnaby, Convocation Mall, 8888 University Drive

Please note there is road construction on Burnaby Mountain that may cause delays. It is recommended that media coming to campus should factor in an additional 20-30 minutes in their commute.

Media can park in E Lot on the east side of campus, near the transit loop and adjacent to Strand Hall. Please call the SFU PAMR office at 778.782.3210 with your vehicle’s plate number once you’ve arrived.

Map of Burnaby campus: http://at.sfu.ca/IyeOHz
Schedule of convocation ceremonies: http://at.sfu.ca/mihRcp

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