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Appointed in 1970 for his contribution as Co-Chairman of the 1963 Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, and first full-time Chairman of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
A.D. Dunton Alumni Award
Named in memory of Carleton's beloved fourth president who served the university from 1958-1972, the A.D. Dunton Alumni Award is Carleton's most prestigious alumni honour. It is given annually by the Carleton University Alumni Association to a graduate in recognition of outstanding achievement or contribution in any field of endeavour.
The Award acknowledges a man whose own outstanding achievements and contributions to his country, as a journalist, head of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and co-chairman of the Bilingualism and Biculturalism Commission, are legendary.
A. Davidson Dunton was a great humanitarian, a builder and a visionary. Through his dynamic leadership the university grew and prospered and its reputation as a national institution of learning with unique strengths was firmly established.
The Dunton Tower is named after Carleton's longest serving President, A. Davidson Dunton. Mr. Dunton's distinguished career included service as the Chair of the CBC and as Co-Chair of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. The 22-storey tower acts as a campus landmark and houses undergraduate and graduate schools, institutes, and departments along with related research centres in the arts and languages. Alphabetically these disciplines include art history, business, Canadian studies, classics, English, French, German, Italian, philosophy, public administration, Spanish, and religion.
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