Governor General Visits UNBC

May 5, 1999 For Immediate Release

His Excellency Governor General Romeo LeBlanc and Her Excellency Diana Fowler LeBlanc will be visiting the University of Northern British Columbia's Prince George campus on May 6th as part of Their Excellencies' visit to Prince George.

They are scheduled to arrive at UNBC shortly after 11am, and they will be greeted at the ceremonial entrance by Charles and Mary Jago. After brief introductions to senior UNBC administrators in the Atrium of the Administration Building, Their Excellencies will tour the campus and receive presentations from professors who study cardiovascular health, Alzheimer's Disease, and fisheries. Following the presentations, Their Excellencies will visit the First Nations Centre and visit with students. Among the students in attendance will be First Nations graduates of the Social Work program, and Beth Bressette, a Social Work graduate who was last year's recipient of the Governor General's silver medal for academic achievement.

Their Excellencies are scheduled to depart from the University at noon.

Prior to visiting the University, Their Excellencies will participate in a ceremony at Prince George City Hall. During the ceremony, His Excellency will recognize two outstanding UNBC students: graduate student Catherine Cotton (Biology) will receive the Governor General's gold medal for academic achievement, and Chemistry student Michael Bosdet of Prince George will be awarded the Governor General's silver medal.

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