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Henry Champ BU Alumnus

Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

Gary Schrader—Henry Champ has received his Honorary Doctorate Degree, for the exceptional and unique mark in his field of journalism, at BU's annual convocation Saturday.

Champ, a native of Brandon, Manitoba, is CBC Newsworld's Washington news correspondent keeping the Canadian public informed.

Henry Champ

Champ, born in Brandon General Hospital, spent his early days in Hartney, as his father farmed there. He moved to Brandon at a very young age. Champ was a student in Brandon Collegiate, and graduated from Gordon Bell High School in Winnipeg. He pursued his post-secondary studies at Brandon University. Starting out as a sports writer with the Brandon Daily Sun, he discovered that he had the journalism bug.

Heading east, he joined the Winnipeg Tribune then proceed to Ottawa where he transitioned to radio.

During the 1960s, as television technology grew in popularity, he made the leap permanently into television.

Champ started with CTV, where he spent 15 years in the field of investigative reporting, as Bureau Chief in Washington, London, and Montreal.

Continuing his love for journalism, Champ then spent 10 years as a correspondent with NBC News.

In 1993 Champ moved to Halifax to become part of the anchor team of CBC News and CBC Newsworld's morning news show; currently he is Washington's news correspondent, delivering to Canadian viewers the latest developments in the U.S. political arena.

Also receiving honorary degrees were folk rock musician Tom Cochane, classical musician James Ehnes, and actor/activist Shirley Douglas. (see Honorary Degrees p.2)

BU Spring Convocation 2005

staff—Brandon University has awarded more than 760 degrees at the Spring 2005 Convocation Saturday. The Rt. Hon. Edward R. Schreyer, Chancellor, and Louis Visentin, President and Vice-Chancellor, presented diplomas to graduates in the Faculties of Arts, Health Studies, Science, Music and Education. More than five thousand students, guests, faculty members and invited dignitaries from the province and the city witnessed the ceremonies at the Brandon Keystone Center. (More coverage, page 2)

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