Sudbury’s Laurentian University will confer an honorary Doctorate of Laws on Blaine Nicholls, an
early proponent and influential force in the establishment of the Laurentian
University School of Architecture.
chair of the original Northern Ontario School of Architecture community committee
and then served on the School of Architecture project steering committee. A former
senior partner at the Sudbury architectural firm Nicholls Yallowega Bélanger
Architects/Architectes, Nicholls has retired from practice and remains an active
supporter of Laurentian Architecture. His family has also made a significant donation
to create scholarships for architecture students.
receive the honour during Laurentian’s June 5 convocation ceremonies in
degree recipients include Marsha Krupp, president and CEO of Masha Krupp
Translation Group Ltd.; musician Bruce Cockburn; and Michaëlle Jean, Canada’s former