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Former University of Lethbridge Chancellor to receive Honorary Degree

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Some extra special recognition for Janice Varzari.

The former University of Lethbridge Chancellor has been a steadfast ambassador for the U of L in several capacities for more than 30 years.

She will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws as part of the University’s spring convocation this month.

Current U of L Chancellor, Charles Weaselhead says you couldn’t find anyone more committed to advancing the goals of the University of Lethbridge than Janice Varzari.

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“When I followed Janice as chancellor, I understood how difficult it would be to fill the role and also benefitted greatly from the wonderful work she had done. We’re very pleased to present her with an honorary degree for her longstanding commitment to the University and its students,” said Weaselhead.

She was also the first U of L alumnus to ever be appointed Chancellor. Varzari will be honoured at the Chancellor’s Reception on June 10th.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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