Cindy Blackstock To Receive Honorary Degree At Spring Convocation

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Cindy Blackstock To Receive Honorary Degree At Spring Convocation

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Osgoode Dean Lorne Sossin has advised that Cindy Blackstock will be awarded an honorary degree at Osgoode Convocation on Friday, June 23.

Blackstock, who will receive York University’s highest honour – a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), is a Gitxsan activist for child welfare and Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is also a professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University and has made a significant contribution to the public good throughout her career as a social worker and advocate for child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights.

“Dr. Blackstock plays a leadership role within the reconciliation movement, speaking out against systemic inequalities experienced by First Nations’ children, youth and families,” Sossin said.

Blackstock recently participated in a major symposium, entitled “Re-Imagining Child Welfare Systems in Canada,” at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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4-1-2017

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Cindy Blackstock To Receive Honorary Degree At Spring Convocation

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