SFU 2010 Honorary Degree Recipients

busson

Beverley Ann Busson, retired RCMP commissioner who in 1974 was among the first group of women to graduate from the RCMP academy and went on to become B.C.’s first female commanding officer in 2000 and Canada’s first female top Mountie in 2006.  The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, was conferred on Dr. Busson on Thursday, June 17 at the 2:30 pm ceremony.

Dr. Busson's Citation
Dr. Busson's Address

carney

Pat Carney, former federal senator, MP and minister responsible for the Canada-U.S. free trade negotiations in the Mulroney government, has been a strong voice for B.C., a role model for female politicians and an advocate for aboriginal women’s rights.  The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, was conferred on The Honourable Carney on Thursday, October 7 at the 2:30 pm ceremony.

Dr. Carney's Citation
Dr. Carney's Address

gibson

Gordon F. Gibson, Vancouver political columnist, author and former Liberal politician who served as assistant to Prime Minister Trudeau from 1968-1972, ran in three federal elections, was elected to the provincial legislature twice and served as B.C. Liberal Party leader.  The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, was conferred on Dr. Gibson on Thursday, June 17 at the 9:45 am ceremony.

Dr. Gibson's Citation
Dr. Gibson's Address

montaner

Julio Montaner, Argentine-Canadian physician, director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Canada's largest HIV/AIDS research, treatment and education facility, president of the International AIDS Society and one of the world’s leading AIDS specialists.  The degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, was conferred on Dr. Montaner on Friday, June 18 at the 9:45 am ceremony.

Dr. Montaner's Citation
Dr. Montaner's Address

morton

Alexandra Morton, B.C. biologist and activist whose work linking sea lice infestation in wild salmon to fish farming in the Broughton Archipelago has drawn international attention and challenged both the salmon farm industry and the government officials who regulate it.  The degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, was conferred on Dr. Morton on Wednesday, June 16 at the 9:45 am ceremony.

Dr. Morton's Citation
Dr. Morton's Address