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Special Convocation

September 8, 2016

Huron University College Confers Honorary Degree Upon The Right Reverend Dr. Linda Nicholls

On September 14, 2016 (Holy Cross Day, as recognized by the Anglican community) Huron University College will confer the degree of Doctor of Divinity upon the Right Reverend Doctor Linda Nicholls, coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Huron. The College community will gather at 11:30 AM in the Chapel for a celebration of Holy Eucharist and special convocation.

This special convocation is in advance of Dr. Nicholls beginning her new role as the Chair of the Corporation for Huron University College on November 1, 2016.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Linda Nicholls, formerly area bishop of Trent-Durham and bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Toronto, was elected coadjutor bishop by the Synod of the Diocese of Huron on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The first woman to be elected bishop in Huron, Bishop Nicholls is also the first bishop from outside the diocese since 1931.

Bishop Nicholls has been an active advocate for Anglican, ecumenical, and interfaith dialogue at a national and international level. Her research and work focus on bridging divides within communities of conflict by drawing upon traditions of spiritual reflection and shared communal practice.

An experienced bishop, parish priest, chaplain and spiritual director, Bishop Linda Nicholls brings with her a rich treasury of gifts dedicated to the service of God’s people. It is with joy and great expectations that we welcome Bishop Nicholls to the Diocese of Huron and look forward to her upcoming role as Diocesan Bishop and Chair of the Huron University College Corporation.