Harry Rosen

Harry Rosen signing register

Doctor of Letters

(honoris causa) DLitt

Harry Rosen, received the honorary degree, Doctor of Letters and delivered the convocation address to graduates of Nipissing’s Faculty of Arts and Science.

Rosen is Executive Chairman of Harry Rosen Inc., a powerhouse in Canadian retailing, which operates a chain of 16 premier men’s wear stores in seven major markets nationwide. Founded in 1954, the firm accounts for nearly 40 per cent of the Canadian market in high-end men’s wear.  Innovative advertising, a reputation for quality and the ability to anticipate change have played important roles in his success.  Rosen has a long association with the Canadian Cancer Society, including a three-year term as Campaign Chairman for Metropolitan Toronto, and has been active in the Canadian Paraplegic Association, Special Olympics, Corporate Fund for Breast Cancer, Cancer Care Fund, Mt. Sinai Friends for Life Campaign and the United Jewish Appeal. In 2001, Rosen received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Retail Council of Canada. In January 2004, he was appointed as a member to the Order of Canada.

Honorary Degree Recipient: Harry Rosen

Nipissing University honorary degree recipient, Harry Rosen talks about Education, Business and Relationships