Thompson Rivers University will recognize a renowned adventure photographer, filmmaker and climber with an Honorary Doctor of Letters during Fall Convocation on Oct. 10.
Pat Morrow’s passion for mountain environments has taken him to the top of the world’s highest peaks and has driven him to advocate for mountain ecosystems and communities at home and abroad.
Convocation starts at 2pm and will be held in the TRU Gym. About 250 graduates will attend and receive credentials ranging from certificates to master’s degrees.
Morrow grew up in BC’s East Kootenays, where he helped others create the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy.
After studying journalism at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology he combined photography and mountaineering to travel the globe. In 1986 he became the first climber to summit the highest mountain on seven continents, and shared his experiences in the best-selling book Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits.
An award-winning filmmaker, he also works with environmental group Wildsight on conservation in the Kootenays.
An honorary degree is TRU’s highest form of recognition and is awarded for demonstrated excellence in the fields of public affairs, the sciences, arts, humanities, business and philanthropy.
Office of the President, Thompson Rivers University