Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow receiving honorary degree

Doctor of Letters

(honoris causa) DLitt

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

Barlow is a political activist, author, policy critic and an outspoken crusader for Canada. As the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public advocacy organization, she led the battle against Free Trade. She is the Co-Founder of the Blue Planet Project that works at an international level for the right to water. In 2005, she was one of 1000 Women for Peace nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Barlow is a Councilor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council who also serves on the board of the International Forum on Globalization, which advocates for democratic control of the global economy. She also serves on the board of Food and Water Watch.  Ms. Barlow is the recipient of the 2005/06 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award and the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the Alternative Nobel) for her global water justice work.