Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

May 17, 2010 11:02 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Receive an Honorary Degree from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will receive an honoris causa doctorate in Military Science from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), in Kingston, Ontario. The event will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2010.

Upon her arrival, the Governor General will conduct the inspection of an honour guard composed of 100 officer cadets on the parade square at 10:30 a.m. Following the presentation of her honorary degree, Her Excellency will deliver the convocation address in front of the graduating officer cadets and master's and doctorate degree recipients at the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre Field House at 1:30 p.m.

About the RMCC

RMCC has been training military officers since 1876. RMCC offers university programs in Arts, Science, Military Science and Engineering around the four components of academics, bilingualism, leadership and athletics. It also offers a full range of graduate and distance education programmes to members of the defence community. For more information, please visit the College's website at

Contact Information

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    Royal Military College of Canada
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    Public Affairs Officer
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