MSVU rescinds honorary degree awarded to Turpel-Lafond


Mount Saint Vincent University has rescinded an honorary degree awarded to Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond in 2005. MSVU’s Senate Tributes Committee recommended that the degree be rescinded after receiving a request from the Indigenous Women’s Collective, reviewing publicly available information regarding the disputed claims, and consulting with Indigenous advisors. “Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to reconciliation and we sincerely regret the pain this situation has caused Indigenous community members and others,” wrote MSVU President Dr Joël Dickinson.