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Honorary degree citation - Fraser F. Fulton*

By: J.W. O’Brien, June 1972

Mr. Chancellor:

I have the honour to present to you a member of the University who has been more presented to than presented - our former Chancellor, Fraser F. Fulton.

There are many reasons why Sir George Williams University seeks to pay tribute to Fraser Fulton through this award of an honorary degree. First certainly, Mr. Fulton is a former Chancellor, as well as a former Chairman and long time member of the Board of Governors. He has served this University with great devotion, a familiar and friendly presence at activities and meetings both formal and informal, a man on whom the University has always been able to rely for good advice and wholehearted assistance. He was deeply involved in the planning and opening of the Henry F. Hall Building. And he has represented the University in the community with great distinction and effect.

Fraser Fulton is a distinguished Canadian as well as a distinguished former Chancellor. He joined the Northern Electric Company in 1927, and filled there three successive vice-presidential functions. As such, therefore, he played a major part in the development of communications in Canada during a period of outstanding achievement in that domain. Also, I would refer to the war record of Brigadier Fraser Fulton, who served in the United Kingdom, North Africa, Italy and North West Europe, ended his war service as Chief Technical Officer, the Canadian Army Overseas, and was decorated as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Thirdly, may I recall the manifold services Fraser Fulton has performed on behalf of community causes in this city, and in particular his support of the Metropolitan YMCA, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Montreal General Hospital, and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

Mr. Chancellor, I am honoured to present to you, on behalf of University Council, and by the authority of the Board of Governors, Fraser F. Fulton, a revered former Chancellor of this University and a distinguished Canadian, that you may confer on him the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa.

* deceased

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