Honorary degree recipient - Margie Gillis
Margie Gillis OC CQ is a modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She is recognized for her contributions to modern dance, teaching and activism.
Montreal-born Margie Gillis is one of the most influential Canadian choreographer-dancers of the 20th and 21st centuries. In 1979, she became the first performer to take Western modern dance to China, and her original works, infused with political, social, and cultural themes, continue to be performed around the globe. She has served as a spokesperson for OXFAM, the Planned Parenthood Foundation, several AIDS-awareness organizations, and is an active defender of environmental causes.
- Jake Brennan, June 3, 2020
* As a result of the suspension of June, 2020 convocation ceremonies due to pandemic restrictions, Honorary Degree recipients provided video messages. Citations for recipients will be posted following rescheduled ceremonies, which will be announced at a future date.