York St John University
James Caan received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration at York Minster in
The Honorary degrees were presented at the graduation ceremonies in York Minster by York St John’s Chancellor, Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, or by Vice Chancellor, Professor David Fleming.
University of East London
James joined over six hundred graduates from the UEL’s Royal Docks Business School to celebrate their academic success in November 2009. James accepted his Honorary Doctor of Business Administration from UEL. James received a standing ovation, and was clearly emotional. He praised his father, saying: “It is an honour and a privilege to accept this award. I began life in the UK, aged two, in Brick Lane, and my father worked as hard as he could to give us the best possible life. All the opportunities you need are available to you in this country to do well. Be fair, be true and put something back into your community.”
Leeds Metropolitan University
Entrepreneur James Caan was awarded an honorary degree by Leeds Met as a part of the Summer 2009 graduation celebrations. James received his honorary doctorate in Business Administration from the University’s ‘Innovation North’ faculty on Friday 17th July, 2009.
He helped motivate the graduates after University, saying “I have been confronted by many challenges, but don’t let it stop you. You are hired because of who you are.”
Before thanking Leeds Met once more, he said: “It’s our attitude not our aptitude that determines our altitude.”