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Jeanne Lamon and Sir John Bell to receive honorary degrees from U of T

November 18, 2014

TORONTO, ON – Over 4,000 students will graduate from the University of Toronto over the next week, and the university will also celebrate the remarkable accomplishments two honorary graduates: Jeanne Lamon and Sir John Bell.

Jeanne Lamon C.M., O.Ont. has been praised by critics in Europe and North America for her virtuosity as a violinist and for her brilliant leadership as the Music Director of Tafelmusik. She recently stepped down as Music Director, ending a remarkable 33-year tenure at the helm of one of Canada’s most successful performing arts organizations. Under her direction, Tafelmusik has achieved international stature and is considered “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras” according to Gramophone Magazine. CEREMONY: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 10:00AM

Immunologist and geneticist Sir John Bell is Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, and Chairman of the Office for the Strategic Coordination of Health Research. He served as President of the Academy of Medical Sciences from 2006 to 2011. His research interests are in the area of autoimmune disease and immunology where he has contributed to the understanding of immune activation in a range of autoimmune diseases. In 1993, he founded the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, one of the world’s leading centres for complex trait common disease genetics. CEREMONY: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 6:00PM


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