Catriona Jeffries, Janice Kerbel, and Jon Stovell receive honorary doctorates from Emily Carr University

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      Emily Carr University has announced this year’s Honorary Doctorate and Emily Award recipients.

      The Honorary Doctorates recipients include arts advocate and gallerist Catriona Jeffries, whose gallery has been internationally recognized as a prominent space for contemporary art for over two decades; international artist, educator and 1993 alumna, Janice Kerbel, whose work has been presented and recognized in numerous exhibitions and biennales internationally; and business leader and Emily Carr Capital Campaign Cabinet member, Jon Stovell.

      The Honorary Doctorate Degree Program recognizes the commitment, dedication, and service of individuals who continue to make significant contributions and sustained creative and philanthropic achievements in their areas of expertise.

      The two Emily Awards this year go to artists Andrew Dadson, a 2003 graduate of Emily Carr’s Integrated Media program whose three-dimensional sculptural work explores abstraction through a variety of media; and Naomi Singer, a community-engaged artist and cultural advocate and 1989 graduate.

      The annual Emily Award Program recognizes achievements by members of the alumni.

      All recipients will receive their honours at the Convocation Ceremony May 7 at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts.