Dal, UOttawa celebrate accomplishments of extraordinary graduates


Dalhousie University and the University of Ottawa are celebrating the accomplishments of two extraordinary graduates. Dal recently celebrated the graduation of 92-year-old Marie Jones. Jones was just a “stone’s throw” from completing her Master of Arts degree in 1975 when she took a break from her studies to care for one of her sons. Her other son recently discovered that Jones had completed her academic requirements. Jones celebrated receiving her degree at Dal’s Spring Convocation. Meanwhile, at UOttawa, 12-year-old Anthaea-Grace Patricia Dennis accepted a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science. Patricia Dennis is reportedly the youngest Canadian to ever graduate from university. She began her program at the age of nine and advises other youth to not “let other people’s expectations bring you down.”

Brandon Sun (Acct. Req.) | Dal