Ryerson University to award Honorary Doctorate to award-winning Producer and Director Ivan Reitman
June 04, 2012
Ryerson University will award an honorary doctorate to producer and director Ivan Reitman, in recognition of his contributions to the North American film industry. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree at the Faculty of Communication & Design convocation ceremony on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
Best known for his films Ghostbusters, Animal House and the Oscar-nominated Up in the Air, Reitman has received a number of awards throughout his 40-year career including Director of the Year by the United States-based National Association of Theatre Owners as well as a Special Achievement Award at the Canadian Genie Awards. He has received People’s Choice Awards for Animal House and Twins and is also the director of Meatballs, one of the most successful films ever made in Canada. Reitman currently heads The Montecito Picture Company, a film and television production company.
|WHAT:||Honorary degree presentation and convocation address|
|WHEN:||Friday, June 8, 2:30 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard St. E. Toronto |
For a full list of the notable Canadians to receive an honorary degree from Ryerson University this spring, please visit: http://www.ryerson.ca/news/media/General_Public/20120321_ma_hondocs.html
Note: Media are invited to attend the convocation ceremonies. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Johanna VanderMaas.
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