Principal of Saint Mark’s College to receive honorary doctorate

John J. Stapleton, Principal of Saint Mark’s College at UBC and President of Corpus Christi College in Vancouver, will receive the honorary Doctor of Sacred Letters degree from Regis College, the Jesuit Faculty of Theology at the University of Toronto. The degree will be conferred on Nov. 20 at Regis College’s Thirty-Fourth Convocation.  Stapleton is being recognized for his “contributions to society, culture and the church.” 

In 2006, Stapleton was appointed a Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Benedict XVI. Other awards include an appointment as Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba and the Distinguished Service Award of the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration. 

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