Alberta Historian to Receive Honourary Degree From University of Lethbridge

Hugh A. Dempsey

Hugh A. Dempsey, one of Alberta’s most renowned storytellers, authors and historians will be recognized by the University of Lethbridge when he is awarded an honorary degree at 2019 Spring Convocation.

An Alberta historian and author will be given an honourary degree from the University of Lethbridge.

Hugh A. Dempsey is one of this province's most renowned storytellers. He was the Chief Curator of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary and has authored more than 20 books, focused primarily on the culture and history of First Nations people in Alberta.

Charles Weaselhead, U of L Chancellor, says "Hugh Dempsey has played a very important role in the history of our province and more specifically, that of the Blackfoot people. Through his stories and his dedication to capturing the history of First Nations peoples from the elders themselves, he has helped preserve a proud culture for future generations. We are honoured and humbled that he has chosen to accept our offer of an honourary degree.”

Dempsey will be given an Honourary Doctor of Arts during the U of L's Spring Convocation.

That's set to take place on May 30th.

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