4 months ago

Ivan Coyote
This was a very big honour for me, and I am still floating a little bit this Monday morning about it.In recognition of their award-winning writing, gifted storytelling, performances and presence in schools, Yukon University has presented Dr. Ivan Coyote with an honorary Doctor of Arts, Honoris Causa, the highest honour a university can bestow. Dr. Coyote delivered a beautiful key address to graduates, their families, faculty, staff and dignitaries in attendance. "To all graduates - I'm so proud of you," they shared, "I want to congratulate you on completing this step towards your stupidly big small-town kid dreams! I hope that you meet and exceed all of the dreams for your life that you are holding in your hearts and in your hands today."Dr. Coyote is a master storyteller and proud third-generation Yukoner, who was born and raised in a large Irish Catholic family in Whitehorse. They learned the craft of storytelling on long, northern winter nights gathered around their grandmother’s kitchen table. Ivan has created a window to the North and through this window they have shared Whitehorse and the Yukon with the rest of Canada and the world. Dr. Coyote stands between YukonU President Dr. Lesley Brown and Chancellor Jamena James Allen.#YukonUgrad23 ... See MoreSee Less
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