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Mowat receives honorary degree

Posted on: June 07, 2017

The University of Alberta has conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree on ATB President & CEO Dave Mowat.

Mowat received the honour as part of spring convocation ceremonies on June 7, 2017, as Faculty of Business students graduated.

Mowat told business grads to be confident and bold and not be daunted by a world of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robots.

"Robots will not take your jobs, they will make your jobs," he said.

Mowat told grads the meaning of a University of Alberta education is that learning must be used to uplift the entire community, echoing the words of Henry Marshall Tory, the U of A's first president.

In announcing the honour, the University of Alberta cited Mowat's business achievements and his "commitment to creating an engaging and inclusive workplace extends beyond ATB to his service on the boards of organizations including the United Way, STARS and the Citadel Theatre. It also extends to his support for numerous causes, particularly LGBTQ issues—support that literally shines from ATB’s downtown Edmonton headquarters during events such as Pride Week."

On June 7, ATB Place will be lit in the colours of ATB Financial and the University of Alberta to celebrate and thank Dave Mowat, Honorary Doctor of Laws.

Dave Mowat & ATB Place

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