Roberta Jamieson conferred with Honorary Doctorate from the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico

June 10, 2021
Written by OUI IOHE

The Degree was bestowed by the Ambassador of Mexico in Canada, His Excellency Juan José Gómez Camacho, in the presence of the Executive Director of the IOHE, Dr. David Julien.

 The ceremony, which was held simultaneously in the cities of Xalapa, Mexico and Ottawa, Canada, as part of the 2nd EDI Symposium of University Policies on Gender, Interculturality and Inclusion (UPGII) of the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE), was presided over by the Rector Sara Ladrón de Guevara and the Board of Governors of the Universidad Veracruzana. Representatives of institutions and associations of higher education in Canada attended the event.

This Doctorate is to honour the vast and notable achievements of Dr. Jamieson, who has dedicated her life to the defense of Canada’s First Nations rights and to their development, emphasizing on the importance of higher education as a tool of social empowerment and equality between peoples. As President and Executive Director of Indspire, a non-governmental organization dedicated to invest in higher education programs for indigenous students, over 42,000 First Nations students were granted scholarships and financial aid.

As part of her thank you speech, Dr. Jamieson said “it is a great honour to receive this honorary doctorate from Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural. It is such an incentive to receive this recognition from a leading intercultural higher education institution.”

The second EDI Symposium is organized by the Universidad Veracruzana in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), under the sponsorship of the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) and its Space of Women Leaders from Higher Education Institutions in the Americas (EMULIES).


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