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Concordia awards 4 new honorary doctorates

The recipients include a Pulitzer Prize-winning press photographer, a Canadian business icon and a pair of STEM education pioneers
October 17, 2019
Press photographer Barbara Davidson's portrayals of people striving for dignity and normalcy have won her three Pulitzer Prizes. | Photos courtesy of Barbara Davidson

Concordia is conferring honorary doctorates on four exceptional individuals who have distinguished themselves in a number of fields — from photography to international business to student-centred STEM education.

The university will present the honours during its 2019 fall convocation ceremonies in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts (175 Ste. Catherine St. W.) on November 18. The recipients will join more than 1,000 students from Concordia’s four faculties and the School of Graduate Studies who will be receiving their diplomas.

Concordia’s fall convocation: the honorands

Faculty of Arts and Science and Faculty of Fine Arts
(joint ceremony)

Barbara Davidson will address the Faculty of Arts and Science and Faculty of Fine Arts on Monday, November 18 at 10 a.m.

John Molson School of Business

Annette Verschuren will address the John Molson School of Business on Monday, November 18 at 3 p.m.

Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

Rebecca Brent and Richard Felder will address the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science on Monday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Find out more about Concordia’s 2019 spring convocation


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