Norm Daley among those receiving honorary degrees from TRU in June

Kamloops accountant and all-around community volunteer among four people to be so honoured by the university.

Thompson Rivers University has named four people who will receive honorary degrees during its upcoming spring virtual convocation ceremonies.

Receiving honorary degrees this year are Kamloops accountant Norman Daley, health journalist André Picard, computer scientist and scholar Maria Klawe and litigation lawyer Marvin Storrow.

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Daley is a chartered professional accountant and founded Daley and Company LLP, a Kamloops law firm that recently merged with Grant Thornton LLP.

Daley is also being recognized as a volunteer, with decades of service to Kamloops sports and arts organizations, and has previously been named the Kamloops Chamber's businessperson of the year and receive the Pioneer Spirit Award from Kamloops council.

Picard has won multiple awards as a journalist and is also a best-selling author, advocating for better health care for Canadians during his 30-year career with the Globe and Mail.

Klawe is a renowned computer scientist who has devoted her career to increasing the presence of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She is president of Harvey Mudd College in California and has also served as the dean of science at the University of British Columbia and the dean of engineering at Princeton University.

Storrow has been recognized for his profound impact on Canadian law and society, especially law involving Aboriginal title rights and fiduciary duties. Storrow's cases have been cited approximately 500 times in various legal reports and he has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada more than 40 times.

The four will receive their degrees and provide recorded video messages on June 17.

Each year, TRU awards honorary degrees to those who have demonstrated excellence in the fields of public affairs, science, arts, humanities, business, law and philanthropy.

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