Ivan Coyote, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa
Thursday, October 5 | 9:45 a.m.
Ivan Coyote is an award-winning writer and storyteller who is also a strong advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ2S) communities in Canada. Over the past 20 years, Coyote has performed at arts festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam to Australia, contributing to the dialogue around gender identity and sexuality. The author of 11 critically acclaimed books, Coyote is also an educator, serving as writer-in-residence at Carleton University, the Vancouver Public Library, and at the Universities of Winnipeg and Western Ontario. As a tireless advocate for gender equality, Coyote visits and performs at schools, colleges and universities across the country to inspire youth and address their issues. Coyote also works with the elderly to capture their stories for future generations.