Lheidli T’enneh Elder Marcel Gagnon to receive an honorary degree from UNBC


On June 25, the University of Northern British Columbia will recognize Lheidli T’enneh Elder, Marcel Gagnon, through an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree. 

Elder Gagnon is an advocate for those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), an addictions counselor, and worked with men in the corrections system for nearly 20 years. 

Elder Gagnon is a member of the Tsa (Beaver) Clan. He has shared knowledge and understanding about his cultural teachings and was instrumental in bringing a First Nations/Indigenous Court to Prince George.  

Also an accomplished artist, Gagnon has released four studio albums, two of which received Juno award nominations. Gagnon has also been UNBC’s Elder in Residence since 2018 and is known for his generosity in sharing his many gifts and talents with students and faculty.

Gagnon will receive his honorary Doctor of Laws degree during UNBC’s 2021 virtual convocation ceremony.