2010 Honorary Degree Recipients

2010 Fall Congregation Honorary Degree Recipients

Dr. Louis Nirenberg

Louis Nirenberg is a Canadian-born mathematician and one of the mathematical giants of the second half of the twentieth century. A world scientific leader, a prolific problem solver and a committed educator. He has contributed enormously to the development of the mathematical sciences throughout the world.

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Dr. Julie Payette, O.C., C.Q.

Julie Payette was Chief Astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency from 2000 to 2007. In 1992, the agency chose Payette from thousands of candidates to serve as one of four astronauts. Payette flew aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1999, and aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2009.

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2010 Spring Congregation Honorary Degree Recipients

2010 Honorary Degree Recipients - Douglas Coupland

Dr. Douglas Campbell Coupland

Douglas Coupland is a Vancouver-based writer and artist whose work speaks of ourselves and our times. He is perhaps best known for his first novel, Generation X.

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2010 Honorary Degree Recipients - John Furlong

Dr. John Furlong

John Furlong is the CEO of VANOC, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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2010 Honorary Degree Recipients - Ibrahim Gedeon

Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon

Ibrahim Gedeon is the Chief Technology Officer at TELUS Communications Inc.

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2010 Honorary Degree Recipients - James C. Hogg

Dr. James Cameron Hogg

Dr. James C. Hogg is the founder of the Pulmonary Research Laboratory at St. Paul’s Hospital (renamed in 2003) and a member of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

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2010 Honorary Degree Recipients - Maria Klawe

Dr. Maria Margaret Klawe

Maria Klawe is a former Dean of Science at UBC and the President of Harvey Mudd College in California.

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2010 Honorary Degree Recipients - Rick Mercer

Dr. Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer is a Canadian comedian, TV personality and political satirist. He is the co-creator of the popular This Hour has 22 Minutes and host of The Rick Mercer Report.

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2010 Honorary Degree Recipients - Alanis Obomsawin

Dr. Alanis Obomsawin, O.C.

Alanis Obomsawin is a distinguished documentary filmmaker and advocate for Aboriginal filmmaking.

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2010 Honorary Degree Recipients - Dal Richards

Dr. Dallas Murray Richards

Dal Richards is the leader of the Dal Richards Orchestra, which has performed at the Pacific National Exhibition for 70 consecutive years.

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2010 Honorary Degree Recipients - Nora Volkow

Dr. Nora Volkow

Dr. Nora Volkow is an internationally recognized leader in addiction medicine and Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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2010 Honorary Degree Recipients - Ian Wallace

Dr. Ian Wallace

Ian Wallace is an artist, theorist and scholar who has taught and mentored some of Vancouver’s most noteworthy artists.

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