Turpel-Lafond returns honorary degree from STU


Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who has returned her honorary degrees to several universities in Canada since her claims of Indigenous ancestry were discredited, recently returned an honorary degree from St Thomas University. STU Acting President Kim Fenwick said that the degree was “voluntarily relinquished” after a university committee reviewed documents and gave Turpel-Lafond the opportunity to respond to questions about misrepresentations of her heritage. Turpel-Lafond chose to return the honorary degree.

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