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Roy Slack

On June 9th 2017, during their North Bay convocation ceremonies, Nipissing University bestowed an honorary doctorate to Roy Slack, president of Cementation Canada. Dr. Slack is a professional engineer, a native of Kingston, Ontario and a graduate of the Mining Engineering program at Queen's University in Kingston. In 1998, he launched Cementation's operations in North America, serving as President, a role he still holds today. In 2008, Mr. Slack was awarded the Engineer's Medal for Entrepreneurship by the Professional Engineers of Ontario and presented with the Metal Mining Society Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining in 2009. In 2012, Rotary International named him a Paul Harris Fellow. In 2013 he was appointed to the Province of Ontario's first Prevention Council to advise the government on workplace safety. Earlier this year he was appointed Incoming President Elect of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the leading technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals and energy industries. In referring to this year's honorary degree recipients Dr. Mike DeGagné, president and vice-chancellor of Nipissing University, said. "Their acceptance of our highest honour, an honorary degree, demonstrates understanding and support of Nipissing's mission and the embracing of a connection with our institution." Photograph is of Dr. Roy Slack with his Mother, Ruby Slack, of Kingston, Ontario. 0
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