Doctor of Education
(honoris causa) DEd
The Right Honourable Paul Martin is Canada’s 21st Prime Minister. His many achievements include a $41 billion healthcare improvement initiative; a landmark agreement for a national early learning and childcare program; and building a consensus to ensure the provision of equal opportunity for Canada’s Aboriginal population. Currently, Mr. Martin is responsible for the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative, which recently recognized Nipissing’s Aboriginal Student Links program. The initiative aims to reduce the Aboriginal youth dropout rate and increase the number of Aboriginal students attending postsecondary institutions.
The Right Honourable Paul Martin accepted his honorary degree on June 13, 2012.