Acclaimed drummer, composer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington has been awarded an honorary degree by York University.

The three-time Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master has previously received an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music, where she serves as a professor and as the founder and artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. She’s also the artistic director of Next Jazz Legacy, a new program that aims to provide opportunity for women and nonbinary jazz musicians.

York University welcomed Carrington back to Toronto on Tuesday, June 14, to present her with an honorary doctor of letters during a convocation ceremony.