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Honoured by Mount Allison

  • Professor John Smol, second from left, and Professor emeritus Art McDonald, fourth from left, received honorary degrees from Mount Allison, along with Roberta Jamieson and Verna Kirkness. They are flanked by President and Vice-Chancellor Robert Campbell and Chancellor Peter Mansbridge. (Photo by Daniel St. Louis)
    Professor John Smol, second from left, and Professor emeritus Art McDonald, fourth from left, received honorary degrees from Mount Allison, along with Roberta Jamieson and Verna Kirkness. They are flanked by President and Vice-Chancellor Robert Campbell and Chancellor Peter Mansbridge. (Photo by Daniel St. Louis)
  • Professor emeritus Art McDonald stands with Mount Allison President and Vice-Chancellor Robert Campbell and Chancellor Peter Mansbridge before receiving an honorary degree on Monday, May 16.  (Photo by Daniel St. Louis)
    Professor emeritus Art McDonald stands with Mount Allison President and Vice-Chancellor Robert Campbell and Chancellor Peter Mansbridge before receiving an honorary degree on Monday, May 16. (Photo by Daniel St. Louis)
  • Professor John Smol stands with Mount Allison President and Vice-Chancellor Robert Campbell and Chancellor Peter Mansbridge before receiving an honorary degree on Monday, May 16.  (Photo by Daniel St. Louis)
    Professor John Smol stands with Mount Allison President and Vice-Chancellor Robert Campbell and Chancellor Peter Mansbridge before receiving an honorary degree on Monday, May 16. (Photo by Daniel St. Louis)

Art McDonald (Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy) and Professor John Smol (Biology) were among four honorary degree recipients recognized at the convocation ceremonies of Mount Allison University on Monday, May 16.

Professor emeritus McDonald, the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, and Dr. Smol, the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change and 3M Teaching Fellow, were honoured for their contributions in the fields of neutrino oscillations and ecology.

The ceremonies at the Sackville, N.B.-based university were presided over by Chancellor Peter Mansbridge and President and Vice-Chancellor Robert Campbell, with approximately 470 graduates receiving their degrees.