Rebecca Julian of Indian Brook First Nation received her honourary doctorate for her commitment to preserving the Mi’kmaw Culture. Pictured with her husband Stephen Julian and her Granddaughter Ashley Julian. Photo by Tina Nevin

Cape Breton University bestowed Mary Rebecca Julian and Eunice Harker with honorary degrees during its Fall Convocation ceremony held on November 4, 2017, at the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre. Both women were awarded Doctor of Letters, honoris causa. Harker is being recognized for her exemplary work in the advocacy of human rights and Julian for her commitment to the preservation and growth of Mi’kmaw culture.

“With passion and through demonstrated commitment, both of our honorary degree recipients have made a difference that has improved the lives of others. Both Mrs. Harker and Mrs. Julian are wonderful examples of how the desire for change can have a far-reaching impact. I know their stories will inspire CBU graduates to use their knowledge to better the world around them,” says ...

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