Two French figures to receive uOttawa honorary doctorates
OTTAWA, May 2, 2013 — The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Canada’s 21st prime minister, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart and actor Anne-Marie Cadieux are among the outstanding figures who will receive honorary doctorates from the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, University of Ottawa chancellor, during Spring 2013 Convocation.
The University of Ottawa is proud to announce its 2013 honorary doctorate recipients, people who have distinguished themselves through their major contribution to the University, to their profession or to society in general.
Among them, Pr. Alain Carpentier, internationally renowned French heart surgeon. Founder and director of the Laboratoire d’étude des greffes et prothèses cardiaques at Université Paris VI and Michel Waldschmidt, world-class French mathematician whose research has had a profound impact on number theory. Father of the great French school of transcendental number theory, with at least 65 scientific descendants.
Information on the nine recipients, as well on honorary doctorates, can be found on the University website.
The honorary doctorates will be conferred during the Convocation ceremonies, which will take place June 7 to 11, 2013, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Pr. Alain Carpentier will receive his honorary doctorate during the Faculty of Medicine Convocation, which will take place Thursday, May 16, at 2 p.m., at the Ottawa Convention Centre. He will also meet with French Ambassador, Philippe Zeller.