General Idea man A.A. Bronson to receive honourary doctorate from McMaster University
General Idea co-founder A.A. Bronson blurted out on Twitter last night that he’d received word he’ll be presented with an honourary doctorate at McMaster University on June 11, from the dean of Humanities and Arts and Sciences, Dr. Suzanne Crosta. We spoke with Bronson, who says he received a formal letter yesterday while tending to his thrown-out back. He told us he’ll be receiving a Doctor of Letters from the university on the date, but that he didn’t know much else about it (the university declined to comment on the reasoning behind the offer, but we can only imagine it has something to do with his impact on the international art scene, or perhaps someone from the university just really liked their massage). Bronson is no stranger to accolades—he received the Governor General’s award for visual art and media in 2002 and became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2008—but he seems pretty excited about this one, even if it is in Hamilton, and not at Art Basel.