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Charles Pachter to receive honorary degree at U of T

June 8, 2010

TORONTO, ON. – The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to will hon­our Charles Pachter, one of Canada’s most dis­tin­guished and inter­na­tion­al­ly rec­og­nized con­tem­po­rary artists, on Mon­day, June 14 at 2:30 p.m. with an hon­orary doc­tor of laws degree in recog­ni­tion of his out­stand­ing artis­tic achieve­ments and his con­tri­bu­tions to our under­stand­ing of mod­ern Cana­da.

Pachter, a painter, print­mak­er, sculp­tor, design­er, his­to­ri­an and lec­tur­er has work hang­ing in pub­lic and pri­vate col­lec­tions around the world. His images of the Queen, moose, and maple leaf are pop icons of Cana­di­an con­tem­po­rary art. Pachter’s flag paint­ings hang in the Prime Minister’s res­i­dence in Ottawa, the Cana­di­an Embassy in Wash­ing­ton, the Par­lia­ment Build­ings, and in the Embassy of France in Ottawa. His steel and gran­ite moose struc­tures have been installed across Cana­da, includ­ing two on the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to cam­pus.  His work com­bines remark­able artis­tic imag­i­na­tion with com­men­tary on the Cana­di­an human con­di­tion.

Pachter is a grad­u­ate in art his­to­ry from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to (UC 1964) and in French lit­er­a­ture from the Sor­bonne.  He also holds a master’s degree from the Cran­brook Acad­e­my of Art in the USA.  He is a mem­ber of the Order of Cana­da, a Cheva­lier of France’s Order of Arts and Let­ters and a recip­i­ent of the Queen’s Jubilee medal.

Mem­bers of the media are invit­ed to attend the con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­mo­ny, but seat­ing is very lim­it­ed and advance con­fir­ma­tion of atten­dance is required. Please RSVP to U of T media rela­tions at 416–978-0100 no lat­er than 3 p.m. on Fri­day, June 11.

WHAT:          Charles Pachter to receive hon­orary degree at spring con­vo­ca­tion.

WHEN:          Mon­day, June 14 at 2:30 p.m. Media need to RSVP in advance and should arrive no lat­er than 2:15 p.m. to ensure seat­ing. 

WHERE:        Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, Con­vo­ca­tion Hall, 31 King’s Col­lege Cir­cle.


For more infor­ma­tion and to RSVP:

Media Rela­tions at 416–978-0100