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Vandana Shiva – Honorary Degree Ceremony

On Monday, November 12, the University of Toronto conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, upon Vandana Shiva for her outstanding commitment to the empowerment of women in developing countries and support of environmental sustainability.

Honorary degrees are awarded to recognize extraordinary achievement in community, national or international service and to honour individuals whose accomplishments are of such excellence that they provide, through example, inspiration and leadership to the graduates of the University.

From the U of T News:

For Dr. Shiva’s biography, please visit:

And to watch a video of Dr. Shiva’s address to the graduating class, please visit:

More information on honorary graduates of the University of Toronto, including links to past graduates, biographies, videos and more can be found in the Honorary Graduate section of The Office of Convocation’s website.