Doctor of Science, honoris causa
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m.
Jane Goodall is a celebrated primatologist, ethologist, environmentalist and animal rights activist who is best known for her lifelong, pioneering study of chimpanzee behaviour in Africa. Her discovery that chimpanzees make and use tools revolutionized primatology and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. She founded the non-profit Jane Goodall Institute to build on her ground-breaking, community-centred approach to conservation and development programs in Africa. She also founded the worldwide Roots and Shoots youth program, which encourages youth to promote conservation and humanitarian issues. Passionate about saving chimpanzees from extinction, she has authored 26 books and travels 300 days a year to promote animal and environmental protection and conservation. Among her many awards and honours she has been named a UN Messenger of Peace, a Dame Commander of the British Empire, and holds the French Legion of Honour.