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28/05/ NEWS: UWindsor welcomes five honorary degree recipients at spring convocation




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BARBARA JACKMAN

Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Windsor

Wednesday June 16, 2010, 4 p.m.

Barbara Jackman, one of Canada’s leading human rights advocates for the rights of refugees and non-citizens, is receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Windsor in recognition of her unwavering dedication as an advocate of immigrant and refugee law and her promotion of equality and social justice.

In addition to working full-time as a barrister, Jackman has taught as a sessional lecturer at several Ontario law schools. She has also regularly contributed to continuing education programs of the Law Society, the Canadian Bar Association, and many community education clinics.




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PETER MANSBRIDGE

Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Windsor

Thursday June 17, 2010, 10 a.m.

A highly recognized, well respected and celebrated Canadian journalist, Peter Mansbridge is receiving a Doctor of Laws from the University of Windsor in recognition of his commitment and work informing Canadians about their world. Mansbridge is the chief correspondent of CBC News. He anchors CBC's flagship nightly news program, The National, and CBC News specials. He is also host of CBC News Network's Mansbridge: One on One. In 2008 Mansbridge was made an officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General MichaŽlle Jean.




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PETER ROBINSON

Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Windsor

Thursday June 17, 2010, 4 p.m.

Peter Robinson, a graduate of the University of Windsor’s creative writing program, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of his 20 year award-winning career as an author, most notably of the series of detective fiction featuring Chief Inspector Alan Banks. After getting his BA Honours Degree in English Literature at the University of Leeds, he came to Canada and earned his MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor in 1975. He later completed a PhD in English at York University. He has taught at a number of Toronto colleges and universities and served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Windsor in 1992-93.

The 19th Inspector Banks novel, All the Colours of Darkness, was published in 2008. Robinson now divides his time between Toronto and Richmond, North Yorkshire.




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GEORGE WHITESIDES

Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Windsor

Friday June 18, 2010, 10 a.m.

George Whitesides, a world-renowned biochemist, is receiving an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Windsor in recognition of his revolutionary discoveries in several areas of chemistry. His advances have earned him more than 90 patents and he’s the author of more than 1000 research papers.

A University Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University, Dr. Whitesides pioneered research in molecular self-assembly that have found practical applications in medical diagnostics, drug discovery, lithography, and microelectronics.

Besides his scientific research, he helped to draft a report for the National Academies addressing US competitiveness in science and technology and has served on advisory committees for NASA, the US Defense Department, and the National Science Foundation.




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THE RT. HONOURABLE MADAM CHIEF JUSTICE BEVERLEY McLACHLIN

Honorary Doctor of Civil Laws, University of Windsor

Friday June 18, 2010, 4 p.m.

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin is receiving a Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of Windsor in recognition of the 10th anniversary of her appointment as the first female Chief Justice in Canadian history. She has authored many publications and is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees. Chief Justice McLachlin was named commander of the French Legion of Honour in 2007 and was presented with the International Jurists Award in 2008.


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