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Scott to Receive Honorary Degree
NCSE executive director Dr. Eugenie C. Scott will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from one of Canada's premier institutions of higher learning, McGill University. The ceremony will take place on June 3, 2003, in Montreal, Canada.
McGill's guidelines for the awarding of honorary degrees note that "By awarding honorary degrees, the University recognizes those individuals whose accomplishments are of such excellence that they provide inspiration and leadership to its graduates. As well, through its choice of honorary degree recipients, the University makes a public declaration of its values. In selecting candidates, the University should attempt to choose individuals of such a calibre that in honoring them, it too is honored."
The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill, Dr. Bernard J. Shapiro, wrote to Scott, "It is the opinion of both our Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee and the University Senate that over the course of your career you have more than met these criteria."
Congratulations to Dr. Scott on this most welcome recognition of her work at NCSE!