Monday, June 6th, 2011

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) confers first PhD degrees

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) awarded 1,200 undergraduate and graduate degrees this year, and for the first time ever, 3 PhDs.

During the 2011 convocation ceremonies last week, the school awarded honorary doctorate degrees to Dr. Edward Broadbent, Mr. Daniel Carter and Dr. Doris Grinspun.

“Congratulations to the class of 2011 and our honorary degree recipients,” said Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president, UOIT.

“Convocation is a day to celebrate and recognize our graduates for their hard work and dedication. I look forward to celebrating this milestone with our future leaders and to being inspired as they will be by our honorary degree recipients.”

Dr. Doris Grinspun is internationally recognized throughout Ontario as an advocate for the development of a sustainable health-care system and for the health of Ontarians.

Dr. Edward Broadbent led the New Democratic Party from 1975 to 1989 and is known for being a champion of Aboriginal and women’s rights in Canada’s new Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Mr. Daniel Carter has spearheaded a number of initiatives, including the Hope Centre for Learning at the Oshawa Community Health Centre, the annual Day of Hope and Leadership, and the Isobel Carter Youth Fund.

Schools mentioned: The University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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