The Honourable James K. Bartleman

The Honourable James K. Bartleman convocation address

Doctor of Education

(honoris causa) DEd

The Honourable James K. Bartleman received the honorary degree, Doctor of Education, and delivered the convocation address to the graduates of Nipissing’s Faculty of Education, Primary / Junior division.

As the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, he has three key mandate priorities: to reduce the stigma of mental illness, to fight racism and discrimination, and to encourage Aboriginal youth. Born in Orillia, Ontario, Bartleman grew up in Port Carling and is a member of the Mnjikaning First Nation. His distinguished career in Canadian Foreign Service spans 35 years.