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TORONTO: Filmmaker Deepa Mehta is among seven prominent people who will receive an honorary degree from Vancouver-based Simon Fraser University.
Oscar-nominated Mehta has produced such award-winning films as Fire, Earth, Water and Heaven On Earth.
Midnight’s Children, an adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s novel, is her latest film.
A highly feted filmmaker, Toronto-based Mehta has won the Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.
Canada’s first female prime minister Kim Campbell and 1999 Nobel Prize (chemistry) Ahmed Zawail are among the honourees.
The degrees on Deepa Mehta and others will be conferred during the university’s convocation ceremonies in Vancouver on June 10-13.