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Honorary Degree: Sir David Skegg

  • Interim Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science Gordon Smith hoods Sir David Skegg as Chancellor Jim Leech looks on during Friday's Spring Convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
    Interim Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science Gordon Smith hoods Sir David Skegg as Chancellor Jim Leech looks on during Friday's Spring Convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
  • Sir David Skegg holds up his honorary degree during Friday's convocation ceremony. From left are: Rector Cam Yung; Chancellor Jim Leech; and Principal Daniel Woolf.
    Sir David Skegg holds up his honorary degree during Friday's convocation ceremony. From left are: Rector Cam Yung; Chancellor Jim Leech; and Principal Daniel Woolf.
  • Sir David Skegg speaks after receiving an honorary degree for his work as an epidemiologist and for promoting the Matariki Network of Universities.
    Sir David Skegg speaks after receiving an honorary degree for his work as an epidemiologist and for promoting the Matariki Network of Universities.
  • Graduands look for family members and friends as Rector Cam Yung offers a word of appreciation during Friday's convocation ceremony at Grant Hall
    Graduands look for family members and friends as Rector Cam Yung offers a word of appreciation during Friday's convocation ceremony at Grant Hall
  • A PhD recipient is hooded during Friday's Spring Convocation ceremony at Grant Hall. It was the 11th of the 21 ceremonies being held this spring.
    A PhD recipient is hooded during Friday's Spring Convocation ceremony at Grant Hall. It was the 11th of the 21 ceremonies being held this spring.

Queen’s recognized Sir David Skegg with an honorary degree during Friday morning’s Spring Convocation ceremony at Grant hall.

An epidemiologist and public health physician based at the University of Otago in New Zealand, Sir David Skegg’s research focuses mainly on the causes and control of cancers, especially breast and cervical cancer, and the use of epidemiological methods to study benefits and risks of medicines.

As vice-chancellor of the University of Otago from 2004 to 2011, he took a strong interest in opportunities for international collaboration. He promoted discussions that led to the establishment of the Matariki Network of Universities, of which Queen’s and the University of Otago are founding members.

Spring Convocation continues next week with ceremonies being held on Monday at 10 am and 2:30 pm.

A live feed of each Spring Convocation ceremony will begin approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start of each event. For a full schedule of the ceremonies, visit the website of the Office of the University Registrar.