Former Coady Institute director and VP, Dr. John Gaventa will receive an honourary degree at the StFX University spring convocation ceremony, May 7.

Dr. John Gaventa has made significant contributions to grassroots adult education, academic scholarship, and international development over a distinguished career of nearly 50 years. Throughout his work, he has sought to use his research and leadership to support community driven efforts for social change and social justice. A former Director of the Coady Institute and Vice-President, International at StFX, Dr. Gaventa is currently a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, a leading global institution for development research, based at the University of Sussex.