Stompin' Tom Connors to receive honorary degree
Award-winning country singer and composer to address graduating students
by Sue Toye

June 13, 2000 -- Canadian singer and composer, Stompin' Tom Connors, will receive an honorary doctor of laws at the University of Toronto's spring convocation on Monday, June 19, at 2:30 p.m.

Composer of well over 300 songs, Connor's 45 albums have sold close to four million copies and he has won six consecutive Juno awards as Male Country Singer of the Year as well as four East Coast Music Awards. In 1996, Connors was made an officer of the Order of Canada and, three years later, was awarded the National Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada.

Connors will address graduating students in architecture, education and music. All convocation ceremonies take place in Convocation Hall, 31 King's College Circle.



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