We are pleased to announce that Chaviva Hošek, CIFAR President Emerita, will be awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from Carleton University in recognition of her “transformational role in advancing Canada’s reputation as a global leader in the international research community.”
She will receive her degree at a convocation ceremony on June 7 at 9:30 a.m.
Chaviva has had a remarkable career, including a post as Director of Policy and Research in the Prime Minister’s Office for Prime Minister Jean Chrétien from 1993-2000. She was Minister of Housing for a term with the Province of Ontario and a Professor of English Literature at the University of Toronto for thirteen years. Chaviva was given the Public Policy Forum Outstanding Performance Award in 2003 and the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals. She has holds three other honorary degrees and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
As CIFAR’s President and CEO from 2001-2012, she was the Lawson Foundation Fellow and, as such, provided leadership to the Institute’s early childhood development research and knowledge transfer initiatives. Under her leadership, the Institute has developed as Canada’s premier centre for advanced research, linking top Canadian researchers to each other and to the world’s best.