Community leader and international health researcher to receive honorary degrees from Brock

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Community leader and international health researcher to receive honorary degrees from Brock

Published on June 03 2013


Brock University will bestow honorary degrees upon two individuals who embody the spirit of civic and academic excellence at Spring Convocation, which takes place during eight ceremonies over five days, from Tuesday, June 11 to Saturday, June 15.

Brock is proud to present honorary degrees to Doug Rapelje, Past Director of Social Services and Senior Citizens for the Region of Niagara, for his community leadership and passionate work in advancing the health and well-being of older adults; and Neil Armstrong, Professor of Paediatric Physiology, and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at the University of Exeter, Devonshire, UK, for his academic contributions to the fields of paediatric physiology and sport and health sciences.

“I am pleased that we are recognizing Mr. Rapelje and Dr. Armstrong for their leadership and inspiring contributions to academia and society,” says Brock University President Jack Lightstone. “Their achievements mirror the values and vision of our University, which seeks to enhance the world of research and creativity, while improving the lives of the communities around us locally, nationally and internationally.”

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