Former North Thompson MLA Krueger among five to receive honorary degrees from TRU

Krueger will receive a doctor of letters designation on June 10

Kevin Krueger

Kevin Krueger

By Kamloops This Week

Former Kamloops-North Thompson Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger is one of five people who will receive honorary doctorates at the upcoming convocation ceremonies at Thompson Rivers University.

Krueger will receive a doctor of letters designation on June 10. He is being citied for his career of service and community representation, including lobbying for financial help after the 2003 wildfires.

Others being recognized include local philanthropist Ken Lepin, who has donated more than $2.5 million to the university for student awards, sharing his charitable donations with Royal Inland Hospital. He will be recognized with a doctor of letters on June 11.

Judge and humanitarian Thomas Berger will receive a doctor of laws on June 12.

He is being honoured for his work on aboriginal rights and land entitlement.

Cindy Blackstock, an internationally recognized researcher and advocate for aboriginal rights, will receive a doctor of letters on June 11.

Michaela Pereira, a broadcast journalist who has spoken out on adoption and identity struggles, will receive a doctor of laws on June 10. Pereira has won Emmy, Mark Twain and Radio and Television News Association awards for her work.