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Canadian Ambassador presented Honorary Doctorate Law degrees to Suu Kyi

By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  July 28, 2011

Canadian Ambassador to Burma, Ron Hoffmann, presented two honorary doctorate law degrees to the Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on behalf of two universities in Canada – shortly before a meeting with Burma’s new President Thein Sein taking place in Naypyidaw. The two accolades delivered by the ambassador two weeks ago in Rangoon are from Carleton university of Ottawa and Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Carleton University awarded Burmese democracy leader an honorary doctorate law in recognition of her “distinguished contribution to people throughout the world who are striving to attain democracy, human rights and ethnic conciliation by peaceful means.” A ceremony was held at the university on Feb. 22, 2011. Suu Kyi sent a video message to the ceremony.

Memorial University of Newfoundland conferred Daw Aung San Suu Kyi with its doctorate law degree in 2004, so were University of Toronto in 1993 and Queen’s University in 1995.

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