UBC’s University Librarian honoured by University of Ottawa

Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian, will receive an honorary doctorate on June 11, 2011 from the University of Ottawa as part of its 190th convocation.

Parent, who came to UBC two years ago from Library and Archives Canada, will be honoured as part of the Faculty of Arts ceremony, which includes the first graduating class of the Masters in Information Studies Program. She is one of 10 people to receive a 2011 honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa.

“Ingrid is a leader in her forward-thinking vision of libraries and in her profession,” says David Farrar, Provost and Vice-President, Academic for UBC. “On behalf of the University, we congratulate her on receiving this honor.”

Parent is also the President-elect of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). She takes on the Presidency of IFLA this August, marking the first time that a Canadian will head the organization. Parent has held various positions with the federal government, and has worked with international bodies such as UNESCO.

For more information on the University of Ottawa Convocation, visit http://www.media.uottawa.ca/mediaroom/news-details_2340.html