Today, May 13, 2012, Mike Holmes received an honorary doctorate from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York. The honorary degree was awarded to him in the field of pedagogy, which is defined as "correct use of instructive strategies" or in layman's terms, teaching.
From the commencement announcement:
Mike Holmes, the host of Holmes Inspection and Holmes on Homes on HGTV, will join Robertson in receiving an honorary degree during graduate commencement. On HGTV, Holmes advises homeowners around the world on how to manage renovations, home repairs and maintenance. A contractor who knows the importance of resourcefulness and craftsmanship, his experience in new home construction and sustainable building has garnered him a growing fan base. In 2006, Holmes was recognized in Canada’s House of Commons for his support toward improved building standards and skilled trades. That same year, he also launched a charitable foundation in Canada to support the training of youth in the skilled trades through apprenticeships and scholarships. In addition, Holmes and his crew built a remarkable sustainable and hurricane-resistant house in New Orleans as part of Brad Pitt's “Make It Right NOLA” project. Holmes also is the author of two successful books and writes a weekly newspaper column.UPDATE - View the full video with critique