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University of Toronto honours filmmaker Deepa Mehta

November 2, 2011

TORONTO, ON – Approximately 4,400 students will graduate from the University of Toronto at convocation ceremonies taking place from Monday November 7 to Friday November 11 in Convocation Hall, 31 King’s College Circle.

The University will also confer an honorary degree on renowned director, producer and screenwriter Deepa Mehta at a ceremony Monday, November 7 at 6 pm.

Mehta, whose work includes Bolllywood/Hollywood, one of the top-grossing English language films in Canadian history as well as the trilogy of films Fire, Earth and the Oscar-nominated Water is currently completing work on a film adaptation of the Salman Rushdie novel, Midnight’s Children. She will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

Members of the media are welcome to attend convocation ceremonies but are asked to confirm their attendance in advance by calling U of T media relations at 416-978-0100. For interviews with Deepa Mehta, please contact: Dusty Mancinelli at Hamilton-Mehta Productions Inc.

For more information about Convocation at U of T, please contact:

University of Toronto media relations