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Robert Godin received honorary degree

Montreal’s distinguished McGill University will be hosting its 2015 spring convocation in the coming weeks. It is with great pleasure to announce that during the scheduled ceremony on May 27th, Robert Godin was the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Music Degree (D.Mus., Music) from the University.

“It’s an incredible feeling to be honored this way, especially by a prestigious University such as McGill.” says Robert Godin. “Our ongoing collaboration this past year enabled us to do research we wouldn’t have been able to previously do as a private company.”

The research collaboration between Godin Guitars and CIRMMT (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology) is a distinctive example of collaboration between an innovative industry and a leading research center.

The awarding of honorary degrees is a method by which the University expresses its highest ideals and standards, recognizing those individuals whose accomplishments are of such excellence that they provide inspiration and leadership.

“We are honouring 16 individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise and experience who are united by their exceptional contributions to improving the lives of so many,” said Principal Suzanne Fortier. “I am delighted that McGill is recognizing their vision, achievements and leadership by awarding them the University’s highest honour.”

Robert Godin

About Godin Guitars:
With its early beginnings in 1972, the Godin Guitar family includes 6 lines of guitars. These include the renowned Godin electric line, as well as the finely crafted acoustic lines such as Seagull, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Art & Lutherie and LaPatrie nylon stringed classical guitars. Godin Guitars is also the manufacturer of the revolutionary TRIC acoustic guitar case and the North American Distributor of Sarga percussion instruments. Based in Montreal Quebec, this Canadian company has 6 factories, 5 of which are located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and 1 located in Berlin New Hampshire. For more information, visit:


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