"For you, the challenge is to work out what does it mean to be true global citizens?"
This week, the University of Western Ontario conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D) upon Cherie in recognition of her commitment to women's rights advocacy and her work as a lawyer.
She then addressed the graduates from the Faculty of Social Science and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the morning session of Western's 301st Convocation.
Cherie called on the graduates to build a global community in her address: "for you, the challenge is to work out what does it mean to be true global citizens?".
After the Convocation, she attended a lunch hosted by Dr Amit Chakma, President and Vice-Chancellor at Western and other distinguished guests.