Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Father get an Honorary Doctorate

I've just returned from Ottawa where my father, B. Norman Barwin (OK, so we sometimes used to call him B Normal Barwin....) received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Carleton University for his work in medical research, health advocacy, and public health. See here for where I talk about him as "The Sperm King of Canada".

My sister-in-law also received a Ph.D. at the ceremony.

Definitely a weekend of kvelling (a Yiddish word which means an overflowing or welling up of pride). The video is my father's citation and his speech.

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