Honorary Degrees

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Name: William Deverell, BA, Law
Convocation date: October 22, 2016
Citation / biographical information:
Born in Regina, Deverell is one of Canada's best0known novelists and has been lauded for his work as a lawyer, journalist, environmentalist and civil rights activist. He earned a Bachelor of arts and law degrees at the University of Saskatchewan and went on to earn numerous national writing honours, including the Dashiell Hammett Award for Literary Excellence, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. Deverell created the long-running hit CBC TV series Street Legal and is a founding director of the B. C. Civil Liberties Association and a member of Greenpeace.
Degree received: Doctor of Letters

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