Humanitarian Dr. Samantha Nutt has been selected as the 22nd recipient of one of Concordia’s most important honours — the Loyola Medal. On November 28, Nutt will accept the prestigious distinction previously awarded to Clara Hughes, Roberta Bondar and Roméo Dallaire.
Introduced in 1963 by the Loyola Alumni Association to salute notable Canadians, the Loyola Medal was first presented to Georges P. Vanier, BA 1906, former governor general and graduate of Loyola College. Recipients have since shared a decisive quality: a commitment to the advancement of humankind.
“The Loyola Medal exists to laud trailblazers such as Samantha Nutt,” says Graham Carr, Concordia’s interim president and vice-chancellor. “On behalf of our 220,000 alumni, 50,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, it is with tremendous pride that we honour her transformative work as a humanitarian.”