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Lang graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1974 and called to the bar in 1976. She practised law in Toronto, mostly family law, before becoming a judge in 1989. She was just 38.
"That's a very impressive achievement."
Lang was recognized because of her Northern Ontario roots and her career accomplishments, said president Richard Meyers, noting Lang's work with New Balance 996 Blue Ontario Court of Appeal.
"While initially I thought that his job was not the kind of job I would like, I was persuaded by him and by my mother that I ought to follow a career path," said Lang, 60.
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The doctor of laws, honoris causa, is the first honorary degree Lang has received. She's "delighted" it was from Algoma.
Algoma recognized several other alumni and community residents.
"That's pretty close to the very top of the judicial pile," he said.
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A distinguished alumni award was presented to Mike Cachagee. The 1994 political science graduate helped establish Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association.
help you get through your career path," said Lang before Algoma University's convocation ceremony at Roberta Bondar Pavilion Saturday.
The Toronto based Lang spends at least two months a year in the Sault and area. She and her husband, Justice Patrick LeSage, have a camp on St. Joseph Island.
Donald Mitchell was made an honorary member of the university by Algoma's senate. His involvement with the postsecondary institution includes serving on Algoma's board of governors and chairing its campus development committee.
She urged the 177 graduates to remember to help other Sault residents in need.
"I think that's very important that each of these students, as they graduate, remember how privileged they are and that they look out and help other people as they go through their careers."
Her father was a longtime lawyer in the city. Lang's mother, who died May 6, served with the Royal Corps of Signals during the Second World War. She was "very supportive and encouraging" of her four children "getting careers that they would really enjoy."
The Sault Ste. Marie native, who is a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, says the same elements for success for graduates then still work just fine now.
The university recognized her with an honorary degree.
"Law happened to be the one I turned out to be pretty good at."
Lang's father now lives in Toronto and did not attend Saturday's ceremony.
Justice Susan Lang graduated from Queen's University in 1971.
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Fred Pelletier received an alumni achievement award. The fine arts graduate earned his teaching degree from University of Western Ontario. UWO presented Pelletier with the D. Carlton Williams Gold Medal in Education, its top teaching award.
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Lang's parents, Henry and the late Helen, "had a significant influence" on Lang's career path.
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