Turpel-Lafond relinquishes second honorary doctorate


Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has voluntarily relinquished another honorary doctorate, this time from Royal Roads University. Royal Roads says that it contacted Turpel-Lafond during a review process and that she voluntarily relinquished the degree, which was then cancelled by the university’s Board of Governors. “The University acknowledges the harm caused to Indigenous people and communities by controversies such as these, and the need to be more proactive in developing policies and processes to support Indigenous students, faculty, and staff,” reads the release from Royal Roads.

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