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Source: University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa graduates celebrate their success

October 17, 2006

October 17, 2006 — More than 1,300 students will receive their diplomas at
the University of Ottawa’s 2006 Fall Convocation. The two ceremonies will be
held at the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall in Ottawa on October 22,
2006. Graduates will be given the opportunity to hear words of advice and
encouragement by Gérald Savoie, President and CEO of Montfort Hospital as
well as those of Françoise Héritier, internationally renowned anthropologist
and honorary professor at the Collège de France. Both will be receiving an
honorary doctorate from the University.

Gérald Savoie will receive his honorary doctorate at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony
while Françoise Héritier will receive hers at 2:30 p.m.

Gérald Savoie

For nearly 10 years, the name Gérald Savoie has been associated with the
battle for the survival of the Montfort Hospital. President and Chief
Executive Officer since 1986, Mr. Savoie worked tirelessly to transform this
modest bilingual institution, created in 1953 to serve the needs of the
Franco-Ontarian community, into a modern medical complex offering a host of
special services — a brilliant gamble that paid off for this University of
Ottawa alumnus.

Françoise Héritier

Françoise Héritier is a noted anthropologist and an honorary professor at
the Collège de France, where she has directed both the Chaire d’étude
comparée des sociétés africaines and the Laboratoire d’anthropologie
sociale. Her research centres on the symbolic anthropology of the human body
and on the workings of family structures and semi-complex marital kinship
systems. Among her most notable accomplishments are the five years of
groundbreaking field studies she led in Burkina Faso and in Mali. Françoise
Héritier has published 10 books in her field, on everything from the
anthropology of incest to the struggle against hierarchies.



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