Alan Syliboy to receive honorary degree from St. FX

Renowned Millbrook artist Alan Syliboy will receive an honorary degree from St. Francis Xavier University next month at its spring convocation.

Syliboy was named the fifth Coady Chair in Social Justice at St. FX last May to "prompt important conversations, art and study related to Indigenous history, cultural revitalization, reconciliation, and the evolution of Mi’kmaw art as forms of expression."

He will receive the honorary degree during the morning ceremony at the Charles V. Keating Centre on May 7th.

Anne Leahy, who spent 40 years as a Canadian diplomat and is now an adjunct professor in the School of Religious Studies at McGill University, will receive an honorary degree in the afternoon ceremony.

Around 1,000 St. FX graduates will receive their degrees and diplomas at convocation.