November 23, 2000
Former prime minister and UBC alumna Kim Campbell, critically acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan, and Nobel Prize-winner Robert Mundell are among the 14 individuals who will receive honorary degrees from the University of British Columbia this year.
Recipients are recognized for their distinguished career achievements and for their contributions to UBC and to Canada. Honorary degrees will be awarded during Spring Congregation May 24-31 and at Fall Congregation Nov. 23-24.
Kim Campbell is a graduate of UBC's Faculty of Law and lectured in the Dept. of Political Science before becoming a member of B.C.'s Legislative Assembly in 1986 and a member of Parliament in 1988. She held a variety of cabinet positions -- many of which had never before been held by a woman -- including minister of Justice and attorney general of Canada. In 1993 she served as Canada's first woman prime minister. Campbell is currently the Canadian consul general in Los Angeles.
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