University of Toronto

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Cindy Blackstock – Honorary Degree Ceremony

June 18, 2018

Dr. Cindy Blackstock received the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. A champion for the rights of Canada’s Indigenous youth, she has advocated on behalf of Indigenous children on reserves to ensure they receive the same benefits as other youth in Canada. She has been an adviser to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

To read the U of T News profile, please visit:

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/give-generously-world-says-honorary-degree-recipient-and-indigenous-activist-cindy-blackstock

To watch the Convocation Address, please visit:

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/watch-u-t-honorary-degree-recipient-cindy-blackstock-deliver-her-convocation-address