General John de Chastelain

General John de Chastelain convocation address

Doctor of Education

(honoris causa) DEd

General John de Chastelain received the honorary degree, Doctor of Education on Friday, June 9, 2006 at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony and delivered the convocation address to the graduates of Nipissing’s Faculty of Education, Intermediate/Senior division.

He was educated at Fettes College in Scotland and Mount Royal College in Calgary. General de Chastelain was a member of the International Body on Arms Decommissioning in Northern Ireland and one of three International Chairmen involved in the Northern Ireland peace talks. This resulted in the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement of April 10, 1998. Since September 1997, he has been Chairman of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning in Northern Ireland.