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Carleton University

Peter Mansbridge awarded degree of Doctor of Laws (Carleton University, 144th Convocation)

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144th Convocation
Carleton University
June 10 - 13, 2014

Peter Mansbridge was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on Wednesday, June 11, "in recognition of a distinguished career as an award-winning journalist contributing significantly to Canadian culture."

Peter Mansbridge is the chief correspondent of CBC News. He anchors CBC's flagship nightly news program, The National, and all CBC News specials. He is also host of CBC News Network's Mansbridge: One on One.

Mansbridge began his career in 1968 in Churchill, Man., where he helped develop CBC Radio's news service to Northern Canada. In 1971, he moved to Winnipeg as a reporter for CBC Radio and, in 1972, joined CBC Television. He became The National's reporter in Saskatchewan in 1975 and, in 1976, was named one of the program's parliamentary correspondents in Ottawa. He became chief correspondent and anchor of The National in 1988.

In more than 40 years with CBC News, Mansbridge has provided comprehensive coverage of the most significant stories in Canada and around the world. He's interviewed countless international leaders.

During a decorated career, Mansbridge has received 13 awards for excellence in broadcast journalism. He has received nine honorary degrees from universities across the country, has been recognized by leading universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2008, Mansbridge was made an officer of the Order of Canada by Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean. In 2009, he was named Chancellor of Mount Allison University in New Brunswick.

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