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Gray installed as 10th Carleton chancellor

He may not be a Carleton graduate, but Herb Gray’s connections to the institution go way back.

Gray’s family members attended as undergraduate students and his children attended the pre-schools and later, the sports camps. And in the ’70s, Gray himself gave guest lectures to journalism and political science students.

But it was his general high regard for Carleton University that led Gray — the Canadian chair of the International Joint Commission of Canada and the United States — to accept an appointment as the 10th chancellor of Canada’s Capital University by the school’s board of governors and president late last year.

He was installed at a formal ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Civilization Thursday night.

“I look forward to assisting the new president Dr. Roseann Runte and Jacques Shore, chair of the board of governors, and providing a symbolic representation as chancellor, not just inferring degrees on graduates, but presenting what Carleton’s all about to the city, country and internationally,” he said.

Career politician

A Companion of the Order of Canada, Gray is a graduate of McGill University and Osgoode Hall Law School and is a member of the Ontario Bar. He was first elected as a Liberal MP for Windsor West in 1962 and was re-elected in 12 subsequent federal elections.

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