Sheila Block receives the Meritas-Tabaret Award for alumni achievement from the University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa Gets Hip to Honour Alumni

May 14, 2012

If you've never chanted "Go Gee-Gees Go," you’d have been tempted to do so after attending the University of Ottawa's inaugural spring alumni weekend party on Saturday at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

The Destination 2012 gala featured performances from such big names as R&B singer Jully Black and French-Canadian crooner Roch Voisine, who's also an alumnus. He held his first unofficial concerts in Stanton Residence, providing musical relief from the studying. Nearly 300 guests, including university president Allan Rock, attended the gala. There was a hip vibe to the night, with stunning food and desserts, modern lounging areas and cool lighting and music.

The alumni association honoured several of its members, including one of the country's top litigators, Sheila Block. Sheila, who graduated from University of Ottawa's law school in 1972, received the prestigious Meritas-Tabaret Award. "I got a great education here," she said.

This article originally appeared on the Ottawa Citizen website.

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