2012 Fall Convocation Honorary Doctorate: Michael Meighen

Michael A. Meighan. / Photo: Owen Egan.

Michael Meighen

Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Since his graduation from McGill University in 1960, Michael A. Meighen has achieved equal distinction in the fields of law, politics and philanthropy. From his tenure as President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to his participation as co-counsel for the Deschênes Commission on War Criminals in Canada, he has maintained a high profile in Canadian political and legal life. In 1990, Mr. Meighen was appointed to the Senate and has since chaired three committees and served on many others. Mr. Meighen has contributed generously to organizations supporting education, health, the arts, poverty, youth at risk, drug addiction and nature conservation and has served on the boards of numerous corporations and non-profit organizations. While maintaining a very distinguished law practice in Quebec and Ontario, Mr. Meighen is also the co-chair of Campaign McGill, and has worked diligently to encourage alumni and friends to support the University.

See Michael Meighen’s Convocation Address, delivered on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, here: