Margo Kane, founder and Artistic Managing Director of Full Circle: First Nations Performance, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of the Fraser Valley.
Kane, a storyteller, dancer, singer, animator, video and installation artist, producer, director, writer, and teacher, has been active on the Canadian cultural scene for more than four decades. She runs the annual Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver.
The Honorary Doctorate Degree is the highest form of recognition offered by the University of the Fraser Valley. Honorary doctorates are awarded to those well recognized for distinguished and visionary leadership and achievements consistent with UFV’s core values, mission, and goals.
Awardees over the years have included eminent researchers, scholars, professionals, creative artists, performers, athletes, and persons renowned for exemplary public service regionally, nationally, or globally. In each case, it has been evident that their contributions have enriched society and the quality of life.
In an interview with UFV, Kane said, “I didn’t go to university. I learned as I lived. So it is very special to be recognized with this degree.”