Honorary Degrees

N.B.: The detail displayed about each honorary degree recipient varies, as the database was compiled from a variety of sources. However, more information may be available at the University Archives.


Honorary Degree Recipient, ,Irene Salemka, October, 1972 (Photograph Collection, A-3947)
Name: Irene Salemka
Convocation date: October 21, 1972
Discipline / contribution: music - voice
Citation / biographical information:
Miss Irene Salemka, an internationally acclaimed soprano, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the fall Convocation ceremony of the U of S, Regina Campus, Oct.21.
A native of Weyburn, Sask., Miss Salemka made her debut in London, Eng., at Sadler’s Wells Opera as “Mimi” and as “Pamina” in “The Magic Flute”. She starred in a BBC TV production of “Faust” opposite Boris Christoff and has since been recognized by European audiences as an opera star of the first rank. Her first performances were in Basel, Switzerland, where George Solti, the famous Hungarian conductor heard her, and engaged her for the Frankfurt State Opera where she performed from 1957-65. Later, Mr. Paul Hindemith, composer, engaged her for several performances of “Israel in Egypt”.
[The Podium, 5 October 1972]
Degree received: Doctor of Laws
Degree presented at: University of Saskatchewan Regina Campus

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