Dr. Max House of Memorial University in St. John's has received a special award from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education.

In 1976, House founded the Telemedicine Centre, an audio teleconference network that connected health-care officials and teachers with students in isolated communities around the province.

The Award of Recognition was presented at a ceremony in Fredericton on Thursday.

House served as lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland and Labrador between 1997 and 2002. He is also an officer of the Order of Canada.