Monday, May 26, 2014

Dempsey Bob receives honours from UBC

The acclaimed North Coast artist and Master Carver Dempsey Bob has received an honorary Doctor or Letters degree, receiving the honours during recent convocation ceremonies at the University of British Columbia.

The latest celebration of the work and achievements of Mr. Bob took place on Wednesday, as the UBC Class of 2014 gathered at their end convocation at the Point Grey campus.

You can view the presentation of his Degree and his comments for the graduates of the convocation from the UBC website, (28 minutes to 36 minutes)

Mr. Bob is currently a Senior Advisor at the Fred Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Northwest Community College.

As we outlined on the blog last July, Mr. Bob was celebrated last year as an Officer of the Order of Canada, receiving that honour from the Governor General in Ottawa.

His recent awards join the list of the many accolades that he has been presented with in recent years.

The celebration of his latest achievement was featured by local media in the Terrace area, you can review those items below:

Terrace Standard-- Artist shares doctorate with his family, people
CFNR--  Dempsey Bob Honored by UBC with Degree

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