Kwantlen honours Carol Jones with Honorary Doctor of Letters

Sun, Jun 13, 2010


Carol Jones
Dr. Carol Jones (centre), recipient of Kwantlen Polytechnic University's 2010
Honorary Doctor of Letters degree, pictured with Barbara Duggan, dean
of the Faculty of Design (left) and Arvinder S. Bubber, Kwantlen chancellor.


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June 14, 2010

Kwantlen honours Carol Jones with Honorary Doctor of Letters

(METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) In recognition of Carol Jones commitment to education and service, Kwantlen Polytechnic University awarded Jones with an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the 2010 Convocation ceremony held at its Surrey campus.

“This unexpected honour, for which I thank Kwantlen warmly, is a high point in what has been an enriching and enjoyable professional career," said Jones. “I am pleased to have been associated with Kwantlen for the last 20 years and to watch it grow into the innovative university it is today."

Jones is a principal in Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd., one of Canada’s largest integrated design firms. In her 37 years of professional experience, she has practiced in Toronto, Winnipeg and now Vancouver. She is a LEED accredited professional, a Certified Facility Manager and has served as President for both Interior Designers of Canada and the International Interior Design Association. Her accolades are many, including being inducted into the College of Fellows of the Interior Designers Institute of B.C., the Interior Designers of Canada and the International Interior Design Association.

Over the course of her career, she has served on numerous national and international design organization boards. She was a founding member of the International Facility management Association’s British Columbia chapter, and served on the National Council for Interior Design Qualification’s Certification, Education and Finance Committees. Carol has also taken time to present at conferences in Canada and the U.S. and enjoys offering her expertise as a judge in a number of design competitions.

In keeping with the meaning behind Kwantlen’s name, ‘tireless runner’, Carol Jones has been a ‘tireless’ contributor in the Kwantlen community. She has been a strong supporter of Kwantlen and its interior design program. She participated in the development of the interior design degree program in 1995 and is currently a member of Kwantlen’s Interior Design Program Advisory Committee. With a strong belief in sharing her knowledge with others, she has taught at both the University of Manitoba and at Kwantlen.

“My work with the interior design students has been extremely rewarding for me personally and I hope I have been able to inspire some of their career goals, as I believe that giving back to one’s professional community is a both a duty and a privilege.”

As a leader in innovative and interdisciplinary education, Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers all learners, regardless of background and preparation, opportunities to achieve the highest standards of academic performance.

Kwantlen’s Bachelor of Interior Design program emphasizes on design experience and skills in theory, research, critical analysis, problem-solving, design concepts, working drawings and specifications, technology, presentation media techniques, professional business practices and procedures, and awareness of human needs in built environments. For more information, visit:


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