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.


Portrait of W.O. Mitchell, 1959 (Photograph Collection, A-313)
Name: W. O. Mitchell
Convocation date: May 26, 1972
Discipline / contribution: literature
Citation / biographical information:
Born in Weyburn, Mr. Mitchell is perhaps best-known for his radio series “Jake and the Kid” and his book “Who Has Seen the Wind?” A teacher and author, he has received numerous awards in recognition of his literary ability including the Stephan Leacock Medal for humor. Appointed the University of Calgary’s first writer-in-residence in 1968, he is now at the U of Alberta writing and teaching.
Degree received:
Degree presented at: University of Saskatchewan Regina Campus

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